Chris McKay, a Chicago native, is the visionary behind numerous television and film programs of critical acclaim. Most recently, he directed the critically-acclaimed box off smash hit The LEGO® Batman Movie, which marked his feature film directorial debut. He is the director, writer and producer behind the award-winning television series Robot Chicken, Titan Maximum, and Morel Orel.
In 2014, McKay served as animation co-director, editor and animation director of the blockbuster-animated feature The LEGO® Movie. His work as an editor on that film earned him the American Cinema Editors Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film, Animation, as well as an Annie Award nomination for Best Edited Animation Feature Film.
McKay has worked as a successful producer, editor and writer for Adult Swim/Cartoon Network. He has directed more than 50 episodes of Robot Chicken, one of the highest rated and critically acclaimed programs on Cartoon Network. Since its premiere, the show has received fourteen Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Short-Form Animated Program, Outstanding Voiceover Performance, and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animations, and McKay won the Emmy in 2010 for his work as director. The show has also received five Annie Award nominations and won the award for Best Character Animation in a Television Production in 2008.
As director and a show producer, McKay made Titan Maximum, a groundbreaking animated program for Adult Swim that incorporated traditional stop-motion as well as 2D and 3D animation. Additionally, McKay has been nominated for an Annie Award as Best Directing in an Animated Television Production or Short Form for his work on the darkly comedic Morel Orel, created by TV comedy writer Dino Stamatopoulos.
McKay is a regularly featured panelist at Comic-Con International, Wizard World’s Comic-Con Tour, and the Anime Expo. He currently resides in Los Angeles.