Day at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con
|Born||Charles Peckham Day
February 9, 1976
New York, New York, United States
|Occupation||Actor, screenwriter, producer, comedian, musician|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Elizabeth Ellis (m. 2006)|
Charles Peckham "Charlie" Day (born February 9, 1976) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, comedian, and musician. He is best known for playing Charlie Kelly on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and for his roles in the films Horrible Bosses (2011), Monsters University (2013), Pacific Rim (2013), The Lego Movie (2014), and Horrible Bosses 2 (2014).
Day was born in New York, 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 a retired professor of music history at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. His mother has English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry, while his father is of Irish and Italian descent. Day spent most of his childhood in Middletown, Rhode Island.
Day attended Pennfield School and graduated from the Portsmouth Abbey School, both in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He starred on the baseball team at the Portsmouth Abbey School, playing shortstop for the Ravens. In 1998, he received a bachelor's degree from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. At Merrimack, he was active in the Onstagers, Merrimack's student theater organization. He also played varsity baseball for the Warriors baseball team. During the summers of his college years, he was active in the training programs at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts. In 2014, he received an honorary doctorate in performing arts from Merrimack, where he also delivered that year's keynote address.
Besides playing Charlie Kelly on the hit FX television series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, he is also one of the show's executive producers and one of its writers, along with Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton. 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, with Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, and Jamie Foxx. 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 is set to reprise his role for the Pacific Rim sequel.
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.
In September 2014, Day provided his voice for The Sims 4 TV spots.
Day has been married to actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis since March 4, 2006. They met in 2001 and were dating in 2004 when they co-starred as incestuous siblings on Reno 911. 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. The couple had their first child, a son named Russell Wallace Day, on December 15, 2011.
Day has written and improvised some of the music featured in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
|2000||Mary and Rhoda||Mailroom Kid||Television film|
|2001||Late Summer||Trevor||Short film|
|2001||Campfire Stories||Joe Boner|
|2005||Love Thy Neighbor||Video Clerk|
|2008||A Quiet Little Marriage||Adam|
|2010||Going the Distance||Dan|
|2011||Horrible Bosses||Dale Arbus|
|2013||Pacific Rim||Newt Geiszler|
|2014||The Lego Movie||Benny||Voice|
|2014||Horrible Bosses 2||Dale Arbus|
|2000||Madigan Men||Clerk||Episode: "Three Guys, a Girl and a Conversation Nook"|
|2001||Law & Order||Jeremy||Episode: "Swept Away - A Very Special Episode"|
|2001–2004||Third Watch||Michael Boscorelli||5 episodes|
|2004||Reno 911!||Inbred Twin||Episode: "Not Without My Mustache"|
|2005–present||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Charlie Kelly||Also executive producer and writer|
|2011||Saturday Night Live||Himself (host)||Episode: "Charlie Day/Maroon 5"|
Episode: "Jesse Judge Lawncare Incorporated"
|2012||Saturday Night Live||Congressman Fenton Worthington Carrey||Episode: "Jamie Foxx/Ne-Yo"|
|2012||American Dad!||Meth Head||Voice
Episode: "Adventures in Hayleysitting"
|2014||Drunk History||Allan Pinkerton||Episode: "Baltimore"|
Awards and nominations
|2011||Critics' Choice Television Award||Best Actor in a Comedy Series||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Nominated|
|Satellite Award||Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Nominated|
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- Salve Regina University (2012). "Faculty". Salve Regina University. Salve Regina University. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
- "Charlie Day : Biography". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- "Featured Alum: Charlie Day '98". Merrimack College. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
- 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.
- Nemiroff, Perri (November 24, 2014). "Guillermo del Toro Says PACIFIC RIM 2 Begins a Few Years After PACIFIC RIM in a Kaiju-Free World; Charlie Day and Burn Gorman to Return". Collider.
- 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.
- Mary Elizabeth Ellis at the Internet Movie Database
- Interview with Charlie Day & Mary Elizabeth Ellis, MonsterFresh.com
- 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.
- David Wolinsky (26 October 2010). "RANDOM RULES Charlie Day". A.V. Club. Onion Inc. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
- Cash, Tambrei (August 17, 2015). "Georgia Casting Calls". Georgia Casting Calls. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
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