An American film director, film, television and former record producer Joseph McGinty Nichol was born on August 9, 1968 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S with white ethnicity. He also owns a production company, which was founded in 2001 named Wonderland Sound and Vision. This company has been looking after production of the movies and television shows.
Though he was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan he spent his childhood in Newport Beach, California. “McG” is his nickname, which was kept by his mother in order to avoid confusion as his uncle, and grandfather’s name was also Joe. He studied at Corona del Mar High School where he had a friend named Mark McGrath. They formed a band there where Joseph always wanted to become a lead singer but he was unsuccessful. But instead of that he worked as marketer and producer behind the scenes until he was 22 for the band. After then he completed his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from UC Irvine. McG used to work as a photographer and used to shoot local bands and musicians. Later in 1993 this profession led him towards forming a record label, which was known by the name G Recordings.
In his music career he has directed 50 music videos like The Offspring’s ‘Pretty Fly’, Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’. In the year 1997 for directing Smash Mouth’s ‘Walking on the Sun’ he received Billboard’s Pop Video of the Year Award and similarly Sugar Ray’s ‘Fly’ he got the Music Video Production Association’s Pop Video of the Year Award. All this helped him lot to do commercial business in television and directing the advertisement for Coca-Cola and Major League Baseball.
As Joseph’s directed music videos were exceptionally good so, impressed by his music videos Drew Barrymore approached him to direct film of Charlie’s Angel. At the 6th Annual Hollywood Film Festival, which took place in the year 2000, he received Hollywood Breakthrough Award. Due to the high cost of each episode of his co-created TV series along with John McNamara, which was called Fastlane, was cancelled after one season. After this Josh Schwartz approached him and his partner for the production of another TV series, which was based on lives of many teenagers. Because of his scheduling conflict with Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, he was replaced by Doug Liman whereas he was appointed to direct the pilot in the year 2003. After completion of 4 years of time this show had an end.
46 years old Joseph is suffering from agoraphobia because of which he had to miss the shooting of Superman: Flyby and as a result he was dropped from the film. At this issue he answered media that he had a fear from flying instead of suffering from agoraphobia. In his opinion replying media about fear of flying was far easier than to say he was suffering from agoraphobia and he didn’t have to say that he’s a bit crazy. At the age of 39 his brother took his last breathe due to overdose of cocaine so, he tells not to take life granted.
He has a girlfriend who is an actress whom he’s been dating since 2010. He met her for the first time in an aero plane. Her name is Bridget Moynahan. Since it has been 5 years of their relationship so, there is probability of them to get married and if they do so then they are unlikely to get divorced. As he is not married so, he doesn’t have wife and children. He cares a lot about his family and is not gay. Talking about his height he is 6 feet 2 inch tall. He has a net worth of about $20 million dollars. His fans have been following him in twitter, Instagram where they can get his shirtless pictures and can read his biography from wiki.