Michael Bay

59, from Los Angeles, California, USA

Artwork for Transformers: Age of ExtinctionImage of Michael Bay

Biography

Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is a film director and producer. He is best known for directing high-budget action films characterized by fast edits, polished visuals and substantial use of practical effects. His films, which include "The Rock" (1996), "Armageddon" (1998), "Pearl Harbor" (2001) and entries in the "Bad Boys" (1995-2003) and "Transformers" (2007-2017) series, have grossed over three billion dollars worldwide. He is co-founder of commercial production house The Institute, a.k.a. The Institute for the Development of Enhanced Perceptual Awareness; he is co-chair and part-owner of the special effects house Digital Domain; and he co-owns Platinum Dunes, a production company which has remade horror movies including "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (2003), "Friday the 13th" (2009) and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (2010).

Timeline

2024Aged 59

  • Poster for A Quiet Place:┬áDay One

    Producer

  • Poster for Transformers One

    Producer

2023Aged 58

  • Poster for Meat Loaf - A Celebration Of Life

    Self

  • Poster for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

    Producer

2022Aged 57

  • Poster for Ambulance

    Producer

2021Aged 56

  • Poster for A Quiet Place Part II

    Producer

  • Poster for The Forever Purge

    Producer

2020Aged 55

  • Poster for Bad Boys for Life

    Wedding MC

  • Poster for Songbird

    Producer

2019Aged 54

  • Poster for 6 Underground

    Reporter #4 (voice) (uncredited)

2018Aged 53

  • Poster for A Quiet Place

    Producer

  • Poster for The First Purge

    Producer

  • Poster for Bumblebee

    Producer

2017Aged 52

  • Poster for Transformers: The Last Knight

    Executive Producer

2016Aged 51

  • Poster for 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

    Producer

  • Poster for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

    Producer

  • Poster for The Purge: Election Year

    Producer

  • Poster for Ouija: Origin of Evil

    Producer

2015Aged 50

  • Poster for Project Almanac

    Producer

2014Aged 49

2013Aged 48

  • Poster for Pain & Gain

    Producer

  • Poster for The Purge

    Producer

2011Aged 46

  • Poster for A Man's Story

    Self

  • Poster for I Am Number Four

    Producer

  • Poster for Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Executive Producer

2010Aged 45

  • Poster for A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Producer

2009Aged 44

  • Poster for The Human Factor: Exacting Revenge of the Fallen

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for The Unborn

    Producer

  • Poster for Horsemen

    Producer

  • Poster for Friday the 13th

    Producer

  • Poster for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    Executive Producer

2007Aged 42

2006Aged 41

  • Poster for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

    Producer

2005Aged 40

  • Poster for The Amityville Horror

    Producer

  • Poster for The Island

    Producer

2004Aged 39

  • Poster for Chainsaw Redux: Making a Massacre

    Himself

2003Aged 38

  • Poster for Bad Boys II

    Crappy Car Driver

  • Poster for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Producer

2001Aged 36

  • Poster for Pearl Harbor

    Director

2000Aged 35

  • Poster for Putting The Boom & Bang in 'Bad Boys'

    Self

  • Poster for Coyote Ugly

    Photographer

1999Aged 34

  • Poster for Mystery Men

    Frat Boy

1998Aged 33

  • Poster for Armageddon

    NASA Scientist (uncredited)

1996Aged 31

  • Poster for The Rock

    Director

1995Aged 30

  • Poster for Bad Boys

    Director

1993Aged 28

  • Poster for Indecent Proposal

    Second Unit

  • Poster for I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)

    Director

1986Aged 21

  • Poster for Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo

    Sled Agent

1981Aged 16

  • Poster for Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Production Intern

Year unknown