Film Director
Born Aug 9, 1968

Joseph McGinty Nichol, better known as McG, is an American film director, film and television producer, and former record producer. He began his career in the music industry, directing music videos and producing various albums. He later rose to prominence with his first film, Charlie's Angels, which had the highest-grossing opening weekend for a directorial debut at the time.… Read More

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1968 Birth Born on August 9, 1968.


1995 26 Years Old In 1995, McG produced Sugar Ray's first album and co-wrote several songs on their second, including their smash hit "Fly." … Read More
1997 28 Years Old In 1997, he was awarded the Billboard's Pop Video of the Year Award for Smash Mouth's 'Walking on the Sun' and the Music Video Production Association's Pop Video of the Year Award for Sugar Ray's 'Fly.' … Read More


2000 31 Years Old The film, for which he was paid $350,000, was released in 2000 and went on to gross over $250 million worldwide with mixed critical reception from critics and fans alike.
However, he won the Hollywood Breakthrough Award at the 6th Annual Hollywood Film Festival held in 2002. … Read More
2003 34 Years Old Warner Bros., still satisfied with his bankability, re-hired him to direct Superman: Flyby in April 2003 after Ratner had dropped out due to casting and pre-production difficulties. … Read More
Along with Adam Brody, McG was next set to produce a remake of the cult comedy hit Revenge of the Nerds, planned for a release in 2007 with a budget of $12.5 million and filming to begin at Emory University. … Read More


2009 40 Years Old Although he promised fans that he would bring back credibility to the saga, with the casting of Christian Bale and the personal talk with James Cameron, the film, released on May 21, 2009 in the United States and Canada, received mixed reviews. … Read More
2010 41 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Only the latter ended up airing on network TV, however, debuting on January 17, 2010, and ending after two seasons. … Read More
2011 42 Years Old 1 More Event
The recent line-up of shows he's been attached to are Zombies vs. Vampires, a buddy cop series about two officers, one of whom is a vampire, that deal with "zombie crimes"; a private eye series named I, PI he co-developed with Paul Scheuring; and the web series Aim High, premiered on October 18, 2011 on Facebook. … Read More
2016 47 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In January 2016, Deadline reported that McG will direct the film Grayskull: Masters of the Universe and will also oversee a rewrite of the latest script. … Read More
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