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McG is an executive producer of Chuck, with Josh Schwartz.

He directed "Chuck Versus the Intersect".


Joseph "McG" McGinty Nichol, sometimes called Joseph "McG" McGinty Nichol, but better known simply as McG, was born on 30th November, 1968 in Kalamazoo (Michigan), is an an American film producer and director. He has a psychology degree from UC Irvine. He started his working life as a still photographer in the music business, shooting local bands and musicians with whom he was friendly. Over a period of short time, this led him to direct music videos.

In 2016, he began as executive producer for the TV version of Lethal Weapon.


  • I'm pretty convinced there's a chemical reality to who I am, regarding my brain, that makes me kind of a strange guy. And there's the behavioral component of growing up in a house where my dad would lose his temper a lot and my mother has a little bit of a hypochondriac streak. It doesn't take a genius to see the writing on the wall. I'm fundamentally a pretty neurotic guy, but I've come to terms with that.
  • I always remember responding very emotionally to film. I had a lot of lonely time on my hands because I wasn't really the best-looking kid in my town and I sort of pined after girls. I had to sort of immerse myself in the arts because girls weren't particularly interested in me.
  • There's no doubt that there's certain songs and arrangements of music that release a chemical reaction in my brain. This sounds a little goofy, but I really believe that. It's such a euphoric experience that I sort of want to chase that experience as often as possible. And it's also that set of chemical circumstances in my brain that makes me fucked up. So, you know, you take the good with the bad.



  • 2009: Director of "Terminator Salvation"
  • 2006: Helmed "We Are Marshall," - a film about a 1970 plane crash killing most of the Marshall University football team,
  • 2003: Director of the sequel, "Charlie's Angel: Full Throttle"
  • 2003-07: Executive producer of the Fox drama, "The O.C",
  • 2002: Director of the pilot for the Fox cop series "Fast Lane"; was also an executive producers,
  • 2000: Directorial debut with "Charlie's Angels" which was an updated take on the popular 1970s TV show starring Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu,
  • 1999: Director of khaki-wearing line dancers to the tune of Dwight Yoakam's cover of the Queen hit "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"; also won honors at the London International Film Festival,
  • 1997: Helmed the Korn longform home video named "Who Then Now?",
  • 1993: Established a record label and production company named G Recordings,
  • Began career in the music business by shooting photos of friends' bands,
  • Worked as a music video director, helming such high profile clips as Sugar Ray's "Fly" (which he also co-wrote) and Smash Mouth's "Walking on the Sun",
  • Helmed commercials for Major League Baseball and Coca-Cola.

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