Joseph McGinty Nichol (born August 9, 1968), known professionally as McG, is an American director, 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 theatrically released narrative feature, Charlie's Angels (2000), which had the highest-grossing opening weekend for a directorial debut at the time. Since then, he has directed several other films, including the sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009), This Means War (2012), The Babysitter (2017) and The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020), co-created the television series Fastlane and has executive produced numerous television programs, such as The O.C., Supernatural, and Chuck.McG also owns a production company, Wonderland Sound and Vision, founded in 2001, which has overseen the production of the films and television shows he has worked on since Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.
McG has suffered from agoraphobia. He was unable to board a plane going to Australia to shoot Superman: Flyby and dropped from the film as a result. McG told people he suffered from fear of flying despite the issue being persistent agoraphobia. "It was easier to say it was a fear of flying because, while it might make me look weak, people can understand it and I don't have to say, 'Well, I'm kind of crazy,'" he told Fast Company.His brother died of a cocaine overdose in 2007, which he says has kept him grounded and reminds him not to take life for granted.He and actress Bridget Moynahan met on an airplane and dated for a time, starting in late 2010.
Joseph McGinty Nichol was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and grew up in Newport Beach, California. As his uncle and grandfather were also named Joe, his mother nicknamed him "McG" to avoid confusion.McG attended Corona del Mar High School, where he met Mark McGrath. Initially he wanted to become the lead singer of a band he formed with McGrath. However, he failed as a front man and persuaded McGrath to take over. Instead he worked behind the scenes as producer and marketer for the band until he was 22. He then obtained a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from UC Irvine. The band had several hit singles as Sugar Ray, signed with a label, and went on tour. McG worked as a still photographer, shooting local bands and musicians. This led him to form a record label known as G Recordings in 1993.
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Turner & Hooch
The U.S has a buttoned-up look. He didn't want a partner for his big unruly dog, but now that he has a partner, he thinks the dog he didn't want may be the one he needs.
Fed up with being single on holidays, two strangers agree to be each other's platonic plus-ones all year long, only to catch real feelings for each other along the way.
The Babysitter: Killer Queen
Two years after defeating a satanic cult led by his babysitter Bee, Cole's trying to forget his past and focus on surviving high school. But when old enemies unexpectedly return, Cole will once again ...
The tallest girl in her high school has always felt uncomfortable in her own skin. After years of being made fun of and avoiding attention, Jodi finally decided to find the confidence to stand tall.
Rim of the World
Four teens with nothing in common are stranded at a summer camp when aliens attack the planet, and they embark on a perilous mission to save the world.
I Feel Pretty
A head injury can cause a woman to have a lot of confidence.
When We First Met
Noah gets thrown into the friend zone after spending the perfect first night with the girl of his dreams. He spends the next three years wondering what went wrong, until he gets the chance to travel b...
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Time for Bed with Punam Patel
In true bedtime fashion, Punam Patel tucks her guests into bed, chats about their life and current projects, and puts them to sleep with some ridiculous classic fairytales, which are widely accepted a...
Cole discovers that his hot babysitter is part of a satanic cult that will stop at nothing to keep him quiet when he stays up past his bed time.
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Bianca was referred to as a Designated Ugly Fatfriend by her high school. She enlisted the help of two people. They will remind everyone that they are not the only ones who suffer from DUFF when they ...
Playing It Cool
The story of a young man and a young woman who meet at a charity dinner while pretending to be philanthropists. She is engaged to a guy who doesn't like her going on dates. He feigns a platonic relati...
A single mom and her two boys are looking after their grandma.
3 Days to Kill
A dangerous international spy is trying to build a relationship with his estranged wife and daughter in order to give up his high stakes life. He must complete one last mission, even if it means juggl...
Before We Go
A woman who was robbed on her way to catch a train to Boston is stuck in New York City. A man helps her at night.
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There is a secret U.S. Nikita will destroy it. She was trained to be a spy and an assassin.
To save the lives of those in danger, a brave man has to be made a human target. Based on the popular DC Comics comic book and graphic novel, Human Target is a full-throttle action drama centering on ...
Akihabara Majokko Princess
There is a short film from the Pop Life: Art in a Material World exhibition. In the Akihabara district of Tokyo, Dunst danced through the streets as a colorful princess, singing a cover of the Vapors'...
John needs to lead the resistance. Marcus Wright's existence confuses the mission asConnor tries to determine if he is a friend or foe.
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Chuck Bartowski became the CIA's most important secret when he downloaded a database of government information and deadly fighting skills into his head. Chuck is on a path to become a spy.
Pussycat Dolls Present
The Pussycat Dolls Present is an American reality TV series that premiered on March 6, 2007 on The CW, and took place over the course of eight weeks. It was a joint venture between Ken Mok's 10x10 Ent...
After the mysterious, brutal death of an old friend, a group of teenagers find themselves in possession of "Stay Alive," an ultra-realistic 3-D videogame based on the spine-chilling true story of a 17...
We Are Marshall
When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
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When they were children, Sam and Dean lost their mother. They were raised to be soldiers. He taught them about the evil in America on the dark corners and back roads. He taught them how to kill it. Th...
The Offspring - Complete Music Video Collection
There is a complete video collection of all of The Offspring's music videos from 1994 to 2005.
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Boundary Mountain is an escapist playground for wealthy tourists and extreme sports enthusiasts, but to the Carver family, it's home. "The Mountain" chronicles the larger-than-life saga of the Carvers...
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The celebrity friends were pranked by the actor.
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
The Angels are accused of finding a pair of missing rings with personal information of members of the Witness Protection Program. The agent who might be behind the killings was targeted by the ladies....
A wealthy family is willing to give a chance to a teen. Ryan's arrival has caused a change in the status quo of the affluent, privileged community of Newport Beach.
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Fastlane, an American crime drama series, was broadcast on Fox from September 18, 2002 to April 25, 2003. The complete series was re broadcast on August 14, 2005 by G4. Fastlane stopped airing on G4 a...
An LA girl, unlucky in love, falls for an East Coast guy on a dating app and decides to surprise him for Christmas, only to discover that she has been catfished. The guy who tricked her into thinking ...
A group of teens discover their sexuality in a coming-of-age story.
Tall Girl 2
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