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.

Initially he wanted to become the lead singer of a band he formed with Mc Grath.

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During his tenure, Mc G and the producers spent more than $15 million planning storyboards, concept art, and locations, as well as having script revisions and the film completely pre-visualized.

However, Mc G later left the project, citing his fear of flying to Sydney.

He accepted, wanting to take on bigger projects, and pitched the movie to the studio executives, who were initially reluctant but later approved the project after much persistence.

The film, for which he was paid $350,000, was released in 2000 and went on to gross over $250 million worldwide with mixed critical reception from critics and fans alike.

In January 2016, Deadline reported that Mc G will direct the film Grayskull: Masters of the Universe and will also oversee a rewrite of the latest script.

Mc G attended Corona del Mar High School, where he met Mark Mc Grath.The show centers on two brothers who hunt down paranormal creatures, and continues to be on air today. allowing Mc G, who "looked to improve as a storyteller and wanted to get more substantial material," to direct We Are Marshall (2006), a sports drama film.Although the film received mixed critical reception, Mc G was complimented for his ability of emotional storytelling.He later rose to prominence with his first film, Charlie's Angels, which had the highest-grossing opening weekend for a directorial debut at the time.Since then, he has directed several other films, including Charlie's Angels sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and Terminator Salvation, co-created the cult television series Fastlane and has executive produced numerous television programs, such as The O. Mc G 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.In February 2002, Jon Peters and Lorenzo di Bonaventura attached him onto the fifth installment in the Superman film series that was in development hell, thus putting his previous projects on hold. Josh Schwartz approached him and his producing partner, Stephanie Savage, about another television series as well, The O. (2003), which revolved around the lives of several teenagers based in Mc G's hometown of Newport Beach.