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Michael Bay

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).

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Feb 17, 1965 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Miami Vice 1984-09-16
Latest Project:
Movie Bad Boys for Life 2020-01-15
Known For
Poster of 6 Underground
Poster of Transformers: Age of Extinction
Poster of Down to the Bone: Anatomy of a Prequel
Poster of Armageddon
Movie Bad Boys for Life Wedding MC 2020-01-15
Movie 6 Underground Reporter #4 (voice) (uncredited) 2019-12-10
Movie Transformers: Age of Extinction Truck Passenger 2014-06-25
Movie T.J. Miller: Farm Hippie Himself 2014-09-30
Movie Above and Beyond: Exploring Dark of the Moon Unknown 2012-01-01
Series The Neighbors Michael Bay 2012-09-26
Movie A Man's Story Himself 2011-10-08
Series On the Lot Unknown 2007-05-22
Movie Down to the Bone: Anatomy of a Prequel Himself 2007-02-28
Movie Transformers Guy Flicked by Megatron (uncredited) 2007-06-27
Movie Their War Himself 2007-10-16
Movie From Script to Sand: The Skorponok Desert Attack Himself 2007-10-16
Movie Our World Himself 2007-10-16
Movie Chainsaw Redux: Making a Massacre Himself 2004-01-01
Movie Bad Boys II Crappy Car Driver 2003-07-18
Movie Coyote Ugly Photographer 2000-07-30
Movie Mystery Men Frat Boy 1999-08-06
Movie Armageddon NASA Scientist (uncredited) 1998-07-01
Series Taff self 1997-03-11
Movie Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo Sled Agent 1986-11-01
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16