Michael McCullers

Michael McCullers (born 1971) is an American screenwriter who specializes in comedy films.

Early lifeEdit

A native of Vestavia Hills, Alabama, McCullers attended Indian Springs School, a private high school in Birmingham, Alabama.[1] McCullers was awarded a National Merit Scholarship.


McCullers started his career as writer on Saturday Night Live. He later co-wrote the scripts for Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember, two films of the Austin Powers film series starring Mike Myers, which became his most acclaimed works. He wrote and directed the 2008 comedy Baby Mama starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.[2]

McCullers later wrote the 2017 film The Boss Baby for DreamWorks Animation, and, with Genndy Tartakovsky, co-wrote Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) for Sony Pictures Animation.[3]

He is set to write Shrek 5 for DreamWorks Animation,[4] and is working on the script for the animated adaptation of Frogkisser!.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

McCullers lives in Los Angeles,[6] with his wife and four children.[7]


Year Title Credited as Notes
Writer Director
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Yes No Co-written with Mike Myers
2002 Undercover Brother Yes No Co-written with John Ridley
Austin Powers in Goldmember Yes No Co-written with Mike Myers
2004 Thunderbirds Yes No Screenplay co-written with William Osborne
Story by William Osborne and Peter Hewitt
2008 Baby Mama Yes Yes
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Yes No Additional Screenplay Material
2017 The Boss Baby Yes No
2018 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Yes No Co-written with Genndy Tartakovsky
2021 The Boss Baby: Family Business Yes No Story co-written with Tom McGrath
TBA Untitled fifth Shrek film Yes No
Frogkisser! Yes No


  1. ^ "IMDb". Archived from the original on 2019-02-22. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  2. ^ Van Gelder, Lawrence (2008). "New York Times". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 2008-07-05.
  3. ^ "Genndy Tartakovsky Isn't Done With 'Hotel Transylvania,' Will Direct Third Film in Franchise". Cartoon Brew. Jun 20, 2016. Retrieved Feb 13, 2020.
  4. ^ Heath, Paul (Oct 17, 2016). "Exclusive: Story writer revealed for Dreamworks' 'Shrek 5' - 'Sky High 2' coming?". Retrieved Feb 13, 2020.
  5. ^ Ford, Ashley (June 5, 2017). "'Boss Baby' Screenwriter to Pen Fox's Animated 'Frogkisser!'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  6. ^ "About.com Exclusive Interview with 'Baby Mama' Writer/Director Michael McCullers".
  7. ^ "Lil Sugar interview with Michael McCullers". Archived from the original on 2010-05-15. Retrieved 2010-07-15.

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