McG

Award-winning commercial and music video director McG made his feature film directorial debut with Charlie's Angels in 2000, and followed up with the sequal, Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle in 2003. He began his career as a still photographer, shooting musicians and other friends in local bands. Forming the record label G Recordings in 1993, he hooked up with the band that would become known as Sugar Ray, and went on to work with the group as both producer and songwriter. McG received the Pop Video of the Year Award from the Music Video Production Association for directing the music video for Sugar Ray's "Fly," a song that he also co-wrote. McG has directed nearly 50 music videos, including Sugar Ray's "Every Morning," Fastball's "The Way," Smash Mouth's "All Star" and "Walkin' On the Sun" (which received Billboard's Pop Video of the Year Award), Barenaked Ladies' "One Week" and The Offspring's "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" and "Why Don't You Get a Job." He has also helmed videos for such diverse artists as Mase, Korn, Everclear, Wyclef Jean, Spacehog, Sublime and Cypress Hill, and has directed longform documentaries for both Korn and Sugar Ray. The director has also been recognized for his work in commercials for such clients as Major League Baseball and Coca-Cola. For The Gap, he directed a memorable ad featuring khaki-outfitted country line dancers stepping in time to Dwight Yoakam's interpretation of the Queen hit "Crazy Little Thing Called Love." The commercial received the top prize at the 1999 London International Film Festival. Born in Kalmazoo, Michigan, McG grew up in Newport Beach, California. He attended the University of California at Irvine, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in psychology.

Latest 'McG' News

Masters of the Universe Eyes Terminator Salvation Director

Masters of the Universe Eyes Terminator Salvation Director

Mortal Instruments TV Series Pilot Gets Director McG

Mortal Instruments TV Series Pilot Gets Director McG

Dwayne Johnson Teams Up with Director McG for The Fall Guy

Dwayne Johnson Teams Up with Director McG for The Fall Guy

McG to Direct Hunter Killer for Relativity Media

McG to Direct Hunter Killer for Relativity Media

Amber Heard Joins Three Days to Kill

Amber Heard Joins Three Days to Kill

Hailee Steinfeld Joins Kevin Costner for an Action Thriller from Director McG

Hailee Steinfeld Joins Kevin Costner for an Action Thriller from Director McG

McG to Produce School of Fear

McG to Produce School of Fear

McG Confirmed to Direct Movie About Los Angeles' Famous Magic Castle

McG Confirmed to Direct Movie About Los Angeles' Famous Magic Castle

McG to Direct Puzzle Palace

McG to Direct Puzzle Palace

EXCLUSIVE: Aim High Cast and Crew Interviews

EXCLUSIVE: Aim High Cast and Crew Interviews

This Means War Trailer

This Means War Trailer

Aim High Photos Featuring Aimee Teegarden and Jackson Rathbone

Aim High Photos Featuring Aimee Teegarden and Jackson Rathbone

TNT and TBS Announce Development Slate

TNT and TBS Announce Development Slate

Ouija Gets Writer Evan Spiliotopoulos

Ouija Gets Writer Evan Spiliotopoulos

Face It Lands at CBS Films

Face It Lands at CBS Films

McG Lines Up Space Project with 20th Century Fox

McG Lines Up Space Project with 20th Century Fox

Wonder Woman Gets Jeffrey Reiner

Wonder Woman Gets Jeffrey Reiner

McG Directing Wonder Woman Pilot?

McG Directing Wonder Woman Pilot?

McG Directing Ouija for Universal

McG Directing Ouija for Universal

McG Playing with Ouija

McG Playing with Ouija