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Adam McKay Net Worth

Adam McKay Net Worth is
$40 Million

Adam McKay Biography

Adam McKay was born on the 17th April 1968, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, and is a director, film producer, screenwriter as well as a comedian and an actor. He is widely known for his collaborations with Will Ferrell which include movies “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004), “Step Brothers” (2008), “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” (2013) as well as for 2015 biographical drama “The Big Short”.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this multi-talented personality of the moviemaking industry has accumulated so far? How rich Adam McKay is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Adam McKay’s net worth, as of early 2017, exceeds the sum of $40 million, acquired largely through his producing career which has been active since 1986.

Adam McKay Net Worth $40 million

Adam was born into the family of a waitress and a bass guitar player. He attended Great Valley High School after which he enrolled at Pennsylvania State University, later transferring to Temple University, but dropped out just a year later. Subsequently, Adam and several friends founded the comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade. He later joined Chicago’s The Second City, an improvisational comedy group for which he wrote and performed the “Piñata Full of Bees” play. These ventures provided the basis for Adam McKay’s current net worth, and introduced him to the world of comedy and moviemaking.

In 1995, Adam was cast as a behind-the-camera crew member of “Saturday Night Live”, for which he provided screenplays and sketches. After leaving SNL in 2001, Adam teamed up with famous actor and comedian Will Ferrell and they wrote “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” which hit the theatres in 2004, becoming a huge commercial success, earning over $90 million at the box office. This successful collaboration continued as McKay directed “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” (2006), “Step Brothers” (2008) and “The Other Guys” (2010) as well as the sequel in the Anchorman franchise – “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” which was released in 2013 and managed to beat the success of the first part, earning an impressive sum of $173.6 million at the box office. All these accomplishments have helped Adam McKay to dramatically increase his net worth.

In 2013, Adam McKay directed the dark fantasy thriller “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” featuring Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner in the title roles. In 2015, for his work on the biographical drama about mid-2000s Wall Street financial crash – “The Big Short” with Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell in the leading roles, Adam McKay was honored with several prestigious rewards including an Oscar, BAFTA and Writers Guild of America Awards, among over a dozen of others. All these accomplishments helped Adam McKay to further increase his net worth.

Some other notable writing, directing and/or producing engagements of Adam McKay include, apart from all those already mentioned above, movies “The Dictator” (2012), “Get Hard” (2015), “Ant-Man” (2015), “The Brothers Grimsby” (2016) and “Toni Erdmann” (2016) as well as the TV series “The Spoils of Babylon” and “Drunk History” to name a few.

When it comes to his personal life, Adam McKay has been married since 1999 to a actress and stage director, a sister of Jeremy Piven, Shira Piven with whom Adam has two children. It has been publically acknowledged that he is diagnosed with an essential tremor.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameAdam McKay
Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthApril 17, 1968
Place Of BirthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height1.96 m
ProfessionFilm director,Television Director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Comedian, Actor
EducationPennsylvania State University, Temple University, Great Valley High School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseShira Piven (m. 1996)
ChildrenPearl McKay, Lili Rose McKay
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/GhostPanther?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
Google+https://plus.google.com/103705548220750074326
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_McKay
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - (Including Talk) Series - Television, Best Sports Movie ESPY Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Empire Awards for Best Screenplay
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, AACTA International Award for Best Direction, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay, Robert Award for Best American Film
MoviesThe Big Short 2015 Anchorman: The Legend o... 2004 Step Brothers 2008 Ant‑Man 2015 The Other Guys 2010
TV ShowsBig Lake, Funny or Die Presents


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Directed 1 actor to an Oscar nomination: Christian Bale, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Big Short (2015).
2Friend of Paul F. Tompkins and Jay Johnston.
3With wife Shira Piven, has two daughters, Lili Rose McKay and Pearl McKay.
4Was a student of Del Close's at the IO Theater.
5As a college student he was a stand up comic and once had a guy throw a bottle at him while on stage.
6His daughter, Pearl McKay, is featured in two short films with Will Ferrell - The Landlord (2007) and Good Cop, Baby Cop (2007). The films share the common theme of toddler Pearl ruthlessly bullying Ferrell.
7He is an Alumni from the Famous Improv Olympic along with actors Vince Vaughn, the late Chris Farley, Ossie Beck, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Mike Myers.
8On the Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) commentary, he pretended he was a producer of the movie named "Aaron Zimmerman".
9Brother-in-law of Jeremy Piven. Son-in-law of Byrne Piven and Joyce Hiller Piven.
10Although his work at Saturday Night Live (1975) was mainly as a writer and director, he made several appearances on the show, usually as an over-sized, obnoxious audience member who heckles the host or cast members until the stars verbally or physically attack him. McKay had auditioned for Saturday Night Live (1975) as an actor, while he was still with the Second City Improv but didn't make the cut as on camera talent. But, he had submitted four scripts to the show which had gotten him hired as a writer.
11Throughout 2000 and 2001, McKay made several short films for Saturday Night Live (1975). Actors such as Steve Buscemi, Willem Dafoe, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Patrick McCartney, Jerry Minor, Tracy Morgan, Chris Parnell, Andy Richter, Horatio Sanz, Molly Shannon and Ben Stiller have appeared in his SNL shorts. In 2004, McKay directed his first full feature film, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), which he co-wrote with Will Ferrell.
12An alumni of the Second City Improv Company in Chicago.
13Was one of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)$2,000,000 (screenplay)


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Frequently works with Will Ferrell
2Often begins his movies with a quote


Quotes

#Quote
1[observation, 2013 on Roger Ebert] How much we miss him. He wrote the worst review of anything I've ever done. And it was so great! We don't care. When you do comedy, you get impervious to good and bad reviews. It was 'Step Brothers' and he claimed it was 'the sign of the end of Western civilization'.
2[on performing comedy] Well, you kind of start with the premise of 'it makes us laugh', and there's a bit of checking in with the crowd. Will [Ferrell] and I write our own sense of humor. We've been doing it for a long time so there is some adjustment going on that we're not conscious of. There's some awareness that there's an audience that is going to see it. You're not completely out there. You put it up and, much like horror -in horror and comedy - the audience really has to go with you. So we don't mind losing 'em for stretches. We don't mind throwing something at 'em that they outright don't like, but that you want them to be with some of the movie.. You pick your moments to go 'Screw the audience' and you pick up you moments where you need the audience. You're trying to do something that's still something that makes us laugh, for this part where we need the audience. That's the game of comedy.
3[on 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'] With sequels you often see these inflated test scores. I said, 'I don't ever want this movie to get over a 90'. I want 10% of the crowd NOT to like the movie'. You want the majority to be into it, but that was literally our mission. Let's not get too lovable with this. Let's make sure we sing a love song to a shark. We open our movie with a shark attack. It's not standard storytelling.
4[paying homage to vintage comedies] Scattershot, ensemble comedy in which it's all different kinds of comedy - it's absurd, it's edgy, it's dry - that's my favorite kind of stuff. 'Airplane!' was the one for me. I was in sixth grade, and I remember going to see that movie seven times and just tears in my eyes I was laughing so hard. 'Boy Trapped in Refrigerator Eats Own Foot' - I've had conversations with numerous people who say that joke was a turning point in their life.
5Sequels are desperate. We're cooler than that. We kind of thought, 'Wait a minute. If we do a sequel, we'll have enough cred from the first movie that we could do crazy-ass shit. We won't have to establish new characters and story and jump right into what we want to do.' The second part was, 'Can we make a good sequel?' There are a lot of flat comedy sequels...'Can we make a sequel that doesn't suck?'


Pictures

All Adam McKay pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Adapted ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2016BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2016Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2016COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2016Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2016GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Adapted ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2016Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia CinemaGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Ant-Man (2015)Peyton Reed

Edgar Wright

Joe Cornish

Paul Rudd
2016Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsAdapted ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2016NCFCA AwardNorth Carolina Film Critics AssociationBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2016Outstanding Director of the Year AwardSanta Barbara International Film FestivalThe Big Short (2015)
2016TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Screenplay, Adapted or OriginalThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2016USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardFilmThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph (screenwriter)

Michael Lewis (author)
2016WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Adapted ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph (screenplay)
2015CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2015DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Writing, Adapted ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2015FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2015Hollywood Breakthrough AwardHollywood Film AwardsBreakthrough DirectingThe Big Short (2015)
2015KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2015OFCC AwardOklahoma Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2015PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay Adapted from Other MaterialThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2010WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy/Variety - (Including Talk) SeriesSaturday Night Live (1975)Seth Meyers (head writer)

Doug Abeles

James Anderson

Alex Baze

Jessica Conrad

James Downey

Steve Higgins

Colin Jost

Erik Kenward

Rob Klein

John Lutz

Lorne Michaels

John Mulaney

Paula Pell

Simon Rich

Marika Sawyer

Akiva Schaffer

John Solomon

Emily Spivey

Kent Sublette

Jorma Taccone

Bryan H. Tucker

Andrew Steele (additional sketch)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in DirectingThe Big Short (2015)
2016Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety Sketch SeriesDrunk History (2013)Will Ferrell (executive producer)

Owen Burke (executive producer)

Derek Waters (executive producer)

Jeremy Konner (executive producer)

Seth Weitberg (co-executive producer)

Melissa Wylie (produced by)
2016David Lean Award for DirectionBAFTA AwardsThe Big Short (2015)
2016EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Writing, Adapted ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2016AACTA International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest DirectionThe Big Short (2015)
2016Cinema for Peace AwardCinema for Peace AwardsMost Valuable Movie of the YearThe Big Short (2015)
2016DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature FilmThe Big Short (2015)
2016Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)Screenplay of the YearThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety Sketch SeriesDrunk History (2013)Will Ferrell (executive producer)

Owen Burke (executive producer)

Derek Waters (executive producer)

Jeremy Konner (executive producer)

Seth Weitberg (Co-Executive Producer)

Melissa Wylie (produced by)
2015Austin Film Critics AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationBest DirectorThe Big Short (2015)
2015Austin Film Critics AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2015CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Big Short (2015)
2015DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2015PCC AwardPhoenix Critics CircleBest ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2015PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorThe Big Short (2015)
2015Screenplay CompetitionScreenwriters Choice Awards, OnlineBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2014Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia CinemaGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)Will Ferrell
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialWill Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush (2009)Will Ferrell (executive producer/performer)

Jessica Elbaum (executive producer)

Marty Callner (produced by)

Randall Gladstein (produced by)
2006Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ScreenplayBewitched (2005)Nora Ephron

Delia Ephron
2002WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy/Variety (Including Talk) - SeriesSaturday Night Live (1975)Tina Fey

Dennis McNicholas

James Anderson

Robert Carlock

Tony Daro

James Downey

Hugh Fink

Melanie Graham

Steve Higgins

Erik Kenward

Lorne Michaels

Jerry Minor

Matt Murray

Paula Pell

Matt Piedmont

Jon Rosenfeld

Frank Sebastiano

Michael Schur

T. Sean Shannon

Robert Smigel

Barry Sobel

Andrew Steele

Scott Wainio
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)Tina Fey (head writer)

Dennis McNicholas (head writer)

James Anderson (writer)

Robert Carlock (writer)

Jerry Collins (writer)

Tony Daro (writer)

James Downey (writer)

Hugh Fink (writer)

Melanie Graham (writer)

Tim Herlihy (writer)

Steve Higgins (writer)

Erik Kenward (writer)

Lorne Michaels (writer)

Jerry Minor (writer)

Matt Murray (writer)

Paula Pell (writer)

Matt Piedmont (writer)

Jon Rosenfeld (writer)

Michael Schur (writer)

T. Sean Shannon (writer)

Robert Smigel (writ
2001WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy/Variety (Including Talk) - SeriesSaturday Night Live (1975)Tina Fey (also supervising)

Kevin Brennan

Cindy Caponera

Robert Carlock

Jerry Collins

Steven Cragg

Tony Daro

Ali Reza

Hugh Fink

Richard Francese

Tim Herlihy

Steve Higgins

Dennis McNicholas

Lorne Michaels

Paula Pell

J.J. Philbin

Matt Piedmont

Michael Schur

T. Sean Shannon

Andrew Steele

Scott Wainio

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2015IFJA AwardIndiana Film Journalists Association, USBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph
2015SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Big Short (2015)Charles Randolph


Filmography

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The House2017producer post-production
Oh Lucy!2017executive producer post-production
Bad Bloodproducer announced
Daddy's Home 2producer announced
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2producer announced
SuccessionTV Movie executive producer pre-production
Drunk History2013-2016TV Series executive producer - 32 episodes
The Chris Gethard Show2015-2016TV Series executive producer - 21 episodes
AC Green: Iron Virgin2016TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Boss2016producer
The Brothers Grimsby2016executive producer
Daddy's Home2015producer
The Spoils Before Dying2015TV Mini-Series executive producer
A Deadly Adoption2015TV Movie executive producer
Get Hard2015producer
Sleeping with Other People2015producer
Mission Control2014TV Movie executive producer
Bad Judge2014TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
The Yes Men Are Revolting2014Documentary executive producer
Welcome to Me2014producer
Tammy2014producer
The Spoils of Babylon2014TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013producer
Eastbound & Down2009-2013TV Series executive producer - 21 episodes
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters2013producer
Assistance2013TV Movie executive producer
Undroppable2013Video documentary producer
The Beast and the Angel2012Documentary short producer
The Campaign2012producer
The Dictator2012executive producer
Casa de mi Padre2012producer
Bachelorette2012producer
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie2012producer
Funny or Die Presents...2010-2011TV Series executive producer - 24 episodes
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis2010-2011TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Brick Novax's Diary2011Short executive producer
Fully Loaded2011executive producer
Big Lake2010TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
The Virginity Hit2010producer
The Other Guys NYPD Recruitment Video2010Video short executive producer
The Other Guys2010producer
Drunk History2010TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Alyssa Milano's Evolution: Jersey Shore2010Video short executive producer - uncredited
Carpet Bros2010TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard2009producer
Land of the Lost2009executive producer
A Gaythering Storm2009Video short executive producer - uncredited
Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush2009TV Special executive producer
Prop 8: The Musical2008Short producer
Ron Howard's Call to Action2008Video short producer
Green Team2008Video short producer
Paris Hilton Responds to McCain Ad2008Video short executive producer - as Adam 'Ghost Panther' McKay
Step Brothers2008executive producer
The Landlord2007/IShort producer
Good Cop, Baby Cop2007Video short producer
The Procedure2007/IShort producer
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2006executive producer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ant-Man and the Wasp2018story announced
Bad Bloodannounced
The Big Short2015screenplay
Mexican Donald Trump2015Short
Ant-Man2015screenplay by
Coheed and Cambria Sing Justice Scalia's Dissenting Opinions2015Short concept
Get Hard2015story
Cops: Ferguson2014Short
Saturday Night Live: Best of This Season2014TV Special additional sketches
Saturday Night LiveTV Series 5 episodes, 2002 - 2007 writer - 81 episodes, 1995 - 2001 head writer - 38 episodes, 1997 - 1999 additional sketches - 1 episode, 2013 additional sketch - 1 episode, 2007
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013characters / written by
The Campaign2012story
hunt9100TV Series screenplay - 1 episode, 2012 story - 1 episode, 2012
A Public Statement from Anthony Weiner's Penis2011Short
How to be Suave: Dad Edition2011Short concept
How to be Suave: Dating Edition2011Short concept
How to Be Suave: Mom Edition2011Short concept
Pimps Don't Cry2010Video short
The Other Guys NYPD Recruitment Video2010Video short
The Other Guys2010written by
Funny or Die Presents...2010TV Series creator - 12 episodes
Presidential Reunion2010Video short written by
Ron Howard's Call to Action2008Video short written by
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday2008TV Series additional sketch - 1 episode
Green Team2008Video short
Paris Hilton Responds to McCain Ad2008Video short written by
Step Brothers2008screenplay / story
Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation2007TV Special documentary
The Landlord2007/IShort
Good Cop, Baby Cop2007Video short
The Procedure2007/IShort written by
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2006written by
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse2006TV Special
Earth to America2005TV Movie segment "writer"
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie2004Video written by
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy2004written by

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Bloodannounced
SuccessionTV Movie pre-production
The Big Short2015
SNL Shorts2014TV Movie clips
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013
Lifecasters2013TV Movie documentary
Kenny Powers: The K-Swiss MFCEO2011Short
The Other Guys2010
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts2009TV Special archive footage
Eastbound & Down2009TV Series 1 episode
Green Team2008Video short
Step Brothers2008
The Landlord2007/IShort
Good Cop, Baby Cop2007Video short
The Procedure2007/IShort
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2006
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie2004Video
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy2004
2004 MTV Movie Awards2004TV Special segment "Anchorman"
Saturday Night Live2000-2001TV Series 7 episodes

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy2004Custodian
Expeditions to the Edge2004TV Series
Pushing Tom2003The Boss
Felicia and the Great Quebec2003Big Dick Cash
God Hates Cartoons2002VideoUncle Gabby
Saturday Night Live1995-2001TV SeriesAudience Member Construction Worker Keith ...
The Other Guys2010Dirty Mike
The Smallest Co%k in Porn2009Video short
Green Team2008Video shortErin Gossamer
Step Brothers2008Man without Glasses
Human Giant2007TV SeriesAlan Harkett
The Landlord2007/IShortFriend
Girl Missing2007VideoDetective 'Sally' LaSalle
Good Cop, Baby Cop2007Video shortPoliceman
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2006Terry Cheveaux
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie2004VideoCustodian

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013writer: "Whammy Chicken", "We Live Forever", "Doby", "Big Big World", "Gay for a Day", "Laundromat Love Song"
Machine Gun Preacher2011writer: "God Grants Wishes"
The Other Guys2010writer: "Ugly Sunday", "Let the Dragon Loose", "Lendl Global Jingle", "Pimps Don't Cry"
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard2009writer: "Eagle Style", "It Ain't Easy", "Selleck Motors Jingle", "Let's Make a Baby", "McDermott's Angels", "The Goods"
Step Brothers2008writer: "Captain Benevent & His Ragtag Crew", "Boats 'n Hoes", "Family Bible", "Back and Forth"
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2006writer: "Guaranteed Cool" - uncredited
Bewitched2005writer: "Promised Land"

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush2009TV Special stage director
Saturday Night Live2007TV Series consultant - 1 episode
The Foot Fist Way2006presenter
Night of Too Many Stars2003TV Movie production consultant
MTV Video Music Awards 19981998TV Special consultant

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie2016TV Movie special thanks
Pimps Don't Cry2010Video short special thanks
Funny or Die Presents...2010TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Hostage: A Love Story2009Short very special thanks
Prop 8: The Musical2008Short special thanks: for the nudge
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse2006TV Special thanks
I Heart Huckabees2004the producers wish to thank - as Adam Mckay
Martin & Orloff2002special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Thank You, Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon2016DocumentaryHimself
No, You Shut Up!2016TV SeriesHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2016TV SeriesHimself
The 88th Annual Academy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Co-Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay and Nominee: Best Director
20/202016TV Series documentaryHimself - Director (segment "My Oscar Journey")
Real Time with Bill Maher2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself
Film '722016TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards2016TV MovieHimself
73rd Golden Globe Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Rencontres de cinéma2015TV SeriesHimself
Sidewalks Entertainment2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
This Is Comedy2014DocumentaryHimself
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
60 Minutes2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Comedian (segment "Judd Apatow")
Will Ferrell: Mark Twain Prize2011TV MovieHimself
The 2011 Comedy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The Back Room2011TV Series shortHimself
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryHimself
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2008-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself
Reel Comedy2006-2010TV SeriesHimself
Will Ferrell: Road to Broadway2009Video documentary shortHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation2007TV Special documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2007TV Series documentaryHimself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself - Commentator
The Delmonic Interviews2002DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live1996TV SeriesHimself / Taddli audience member

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The O'Reilly Factor2017TV SeriesHimself - Director, The Big Short
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