Charlie Day

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Charlie Day
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Day at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
BornCharles Peckham Day
(1976-02-09) February 9, 1976 (age 38)
New York City, New York, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EducationPortsmouth Abbey School
Alma materMerrimack College
OccupationActor, screenwriter, television producer, musician
Years active2000-present
Spouse(s)Mary Elizabeth Ellis (2006-present)
Children1
 
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Charlie Day
Charlie Day by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Day at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
BornCharles Peckham Day
(1976-02-09) February 9, 1976 (age 38)
New York City, New York, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EducationPortsmouth Abbey School
Alma materMerrimack College
OccupationActor, screenwriter, television producer, musician
Years active2000-present
Spouse(s)Mary Elizabeth Ellis (2006-present)
Children1

Charles Peckham "Charlie" Day (born February 9, 1976)[1] is an American actor, musician, television producer and screenwriter best known for playing Charlie Kelly on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,[2] as well as for his roles in the films Horrible Bosses (2011), Pacific Rim (2013), and The Lego Movie (2014).

Early life[edit]

Day was born in New York City, New York. His mother, Mary (née Peckham), was a piano teacher at The Pennfield School in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. His father, Dr. Thomas Charles Day, is retired and was a professor of Music History and Music Theory at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.[3] His father is of Italian and Irish descent, and his mother has English, with remote Irish and Welsh, ancestry.[4] Day spent most of his childhood in Middletown, Rhode Island.

He attended Pennfield School and graduated from Portsmouth Abbey School, both in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He received a bachelor's degree from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. During his college years he was active in the summer training programs at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Career[edit]

Besides playing Charlie Kelly on the hit FX television series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, he is also the show's executive producer and one of its writers. He has also appeared on several other television shows such as Third Watch, Law & Order, and Reno 911!.

He appeared in New Line Cinema's Horrible Bosses in July 2011, opposite Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, and Jamie Foxx.[5] He also had a role in the 2010 film Going the Distance, alongside Justin Long, Jason Sudeikis, and Drew Barrymore. In 2013, he voiced a character named Art in the Pixar animated film Monsters University and appeared in Guillermo del Toro's film Pacific Rim.

Day has also been a producer for the television shows How to Be a Gentleman and Unsupervised.

Day hosted the November 5, 2011 episode of Saturday Night Live (SNL) with Maroon 5 as the musical guest. He was the second cast member from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia to host SNL (after Danny DeVito, though DeVito hosted SNL before It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia premiered). DeVito made a special appearance during Day's opening monologue.[6]

In September 2014, Day provided his voice for The Sims 4 TV spots.

Personal life[edit]

Day has been married to actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis since March 4, 2006.[7] Day and Ellis met in 2001 and were dating in 2004 when they appeared together on Reno 911 playing incestuous siblings.[8] Ellis has a recurring role on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as "The Waitress," a coffee shop employee and an object of obsession for Day's character.[8] The couple had their first child, a son named Russell Wallace Day, on December 15, 2011.[9]

Day has written and improvised some of the music featured in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Day at the premiere for Horrible Bosses in August 2011

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001Late SummerTrevorShort film
Campfire StoriesJoe Boner
2002Bad CompanyStonerUncredited
2005Love Thy NeighborVideo Clerk
2008A Quiet Little MarriageAdam
2010Going the DistanceDan
2011Horrible BossesDale Arbus
2013Monsters UniversityArtVoice
Pacific RimNewt Geiszler
Party CentralArtVoice
2014The Lego MovieBenny
Horrible Bosses 2Dale ArbusPost-Production
2015The HollarsJason
2015VacationFilming

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Mary and RhodaMailroom KidTV movie
Madigan MenClerkEpisode: "Three Guys, a Girl and a Conversation Nook"
2001Law & OrderJeremyEpisode: "Swept Away - A Very Special Episode"
2001–2004Third WatchMichael BoscorelliEpisodes: "Childhood Memories"
"Old Dogs, New Tricks"
"Family Ties: Part 1"
"Family Ties: Part 2"
"Spanking the Monkey"
2003LuisRichieSeries regular
2004Reno 911!Inbred TwinEpisode: "Not Without My Mustache"
2005–presentIt's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaCharlie KellySeries regular
Also producer and screenwriter
2008Boldly Going NowhereTV pilot
Producer/writer only
2011Saturday Night LiveHostEpisode: "Charlie Day/Maroon 5"
2012UnsupervisedJesse JudgeVoice
Episode: "Jesse Judge Lawncare Incorporated"
Saturday Night LiveCongressman Fenton Worthington CarreyEpisode: "Jamie Foxx/Ne-Yo"
American Dad!Meth HeadVoice
Episode: "Ad-Ventures in Hayleysitting"
2014Drunk HistoryAllan PinkertonEpisode: "Baltimore"

Video games[edit]

YearTitleRole
2013Disney InfinityArt

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryFilm/ShowResult
2011Critics' Choice Television AwardBest Actor in a Comedy SeriesIt's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaNominated
2011Satellite AwardBest Actor – Television Series Musical or ComedyIt's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaWon
2014Doctor of Performing Arts, ''Honoris Causa''Merrimack College

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Behind The Voice Actors - Charlie Day". Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  2. ^ Kate Ward (18 November 2009). "'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia': The cast tells their story". EW.com. Entertainment Weekly Inc. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Salve Regina University (2012). "Faculty". Salve Regina University. Salve Regina University. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Charlie Day : Biography". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  5. ^ Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub (11 May 2010). "Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Colin Farrell in Talks for HORRIBLE BOSSES for Director Seth Gordon". Collider.com. IndieClick Film Network. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Semigran, Aly (6 November 2011). "'Saturday Night Live' recap: Turning back the clock on Charlie Day(light savings time)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  7. ^ Mary Elizabeth Ellis at the Internet Movie Database
  8. ^ a b Interview with Charlie Day & Mary Elizabeth Ellis, MonsterFresh.com
  9. ^ Jessica Alba, on Jessica Alba: How I Handle the Paparazzi (2012-03-14). "Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Ellis Welcome Son Russell Wallace – Moms & Babies – Celebrity Babies and Kids - Moms & Babies - People.com". Celebritybabies.people.com. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  10. ^ David Wolinsky (26 October 2010). "RANDOM RULES Charlie Day". A.V. Club. Onion Inc. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 

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