Sean McNamara (filmmaker)

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Sean McNamara
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McNamara in 2007
Sean Patrick Michael McNamara

(1962-05-09) May 9, 1962 (age 60)
OccupationDirector, producer, actor, screenwriter
Years active1984–present
Known forSoul Surfer
The Miracle Season
Spouse(s)Ellen Ensher (divorced)

Sean Patrick Michael McNamara[1] (born May 9, 1962) is an American film director, film producer, actor, and screenwriter.

McNamara was born in Burbank, California. He is best known for his feature film Soul Surfer, The Miracle Season, and in the pre-teen film market, having worked with Jessica Alba, Hilary Duff, Shia LaBeouf, Christy Carlson Romano and Raven-Symoné. McNamara and David Brookwell are the founders of the Brookwell McNamara Entertainment production company. McNamara has continued to produce and create shows for MTV's The N, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and Cartoon Network. He collaborated with Shin Sang-ok to make Galgameth and 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain, starring Hulk Hogan.

McNamara briefly appeared as the singing cowboy in the Even Stevens musical episode "Influenza: The Musical", and as an alleged alien abductee in the episode "Close Encounters of the Beans Kind". McNamara also had a cameo appearance on That's So Raven, appearing as a plumber in the episode "Out of Control".

In 2016, McNamara was hired to direct the upcoming 2023 biopic of President Ronald Reagan titled Reagan.[2]

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McNamara is Catholic.[5]


  1. ^ Interviews: Sean McNamara – Christianity Today Movies
  2. ^ a b "Ronald Reagan Biopic Draws 'Soul Surfer' Director Sean McNamara". Variety. 23 August 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "Dennis Quaid is playing Ronald Reagan in a biopic, confirms director Sean McNamara - Metro US".
  4. ^ Huff, Lauren (January 22, 2021). "Reagan star Dennis Quaid on the challenges and 'honor' of bringing 40th President to the screen". Entertainment Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  5. ^ Usselmann, Sister Nancy; FSP. "Catholics in Hollywood | Franciscan Media". Retrieved 2021-08-14.

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