Biography

Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, comedian and actor. He began his career as a writer for NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2001. He is well-known for his partnership with comedian and Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, and Anchorman 2. In 2015 McKay earned widespread critical acclaim for his film The Big Short, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, comedian and actor. He began his career as a writer for NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2001. He is well-known for his partnership with comedian and Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, and Anchorman 2. In 2015 McKay earned widespread critical acclaim for his film The Big Short, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 58

Birthday 1968-04-17

Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

Bad Blood Writer
2018 Vice Writer
2015 Daddy's Home Screenplay
2015 The Big Short Screenplay
2015 Ant-Man Screenplay
2015 Get Hard Story
2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Screenplay
2012 The Campaign Story
2010 The Other Guys Screenplay
2008 Step Brothers Screenplay Story
2007 The Procedure Writer
2007 Good Cop, Baby Cop Writer
2007 The Landlord Writer
2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Author
2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Writer
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Writer
1975 Saturday Night Live (770 episodes)Writer

Production

Plus One Producer
The Flintstones Producer
Motherland: Fort Salem (0 episodes)Executive Producer
The Menu Producer
Untitled eSports Project Producer
Eurovision Executive Producer
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 Producer
Intruders Producer
First Ladies Producer
Toni Erdmann Producer
Will Producer
2020 Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar Producer
2019 Booksmart Executive Producer
2019 Dead to Me (10 episodes)Executive Producer
2018 Vice Producer
2018 Holmes & Watson Producer
2018 Succession (19 episodes)Executive Producer
2018 LA to Vegas (15 episodes)Producer
2017 No Activity (16 episodes)Executive Producer
2017 Daddy's Home 2 Producer
2017 The House Producer
2017 Oh Lucy! Executive Producer
2016 A.C. Green: Iron Virgin Executive Producer
2016 The Boss Producer
2016 Grimsby Executive Producer
2015 Daddy's Home Producer
2015 Sleeping with Other People Producer
2015 Get Hard Producer
2014 Bad Judge (13 episodes)Executive Producer
2014 Welcome to Me Producer
2014 Tammy Producer
2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Producer
2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Producer
2012 The Campaign Producer
2012 Bachelorette Producer
2010 The Other Guys Producer
2010 Funny or Die Presents (22 episodes)Producer
2009 Land of the Lost Executive Producer
2009 Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W. Bush Executive Producer
2009 Eastbound & Down (29 episodes)Producer
2008 Step Brothers Executive Producer
2007 The Landlord Producer
2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Executive Producer

Directing

Bad Blood Director
Green Team Director
2018 Vice Director
2018 Succession (1 episode)Director
2015 The Big Short Director
2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Director
2010 The Other Guys Director
2009 Eastbound & Down (1 episode)Director
2008 Step Brothers Director
2007 The Procedure Director
2007 Good Cop, Baby Cop Director
2007 The Landlord Director
2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Director
2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Director
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Director

Acting

2019 Hal as Himself
2017 The History of Comedy (8 episodes) as Himself
2016 A.C. Green: Iron Virgin as Producer
2016 Journey to the Oscars as Himself
2015 Thank You, Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon as Himself
2014 This Is Comedy as Himself
2010 The Other Guys as Dirty Mike
2008 Step Brothers as Man without Glasses
2007 Good Cop, Baby Cop as Policeman
2007 The Landlord as Friend
2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby as Terry Cheveaux
2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie as Custodian
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Reporter

Creator

2010 Big Lake Creator
2010 Funny or Die Presents Creator

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