Mikey Day

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Mikey Day
Born Michael William Day
(1980-03-20) March 20, 1980 (age 37)
Orange County, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer, director, voice actor

Michael William "Mikey" Day (born March 20, 1980) is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, and voice actor.

Life and career[edit]

Day was born in Orange County, California. He graduated from El Modena High School in Orange, California as an honors student in 1998, where he was involved in the drama program. During high school, he portrayed a victim in a staged automobile accident to give his classmates a sense of the dangers of intoxicated driving.

In 2002, Day graduated from UCLA with a degree in theatre. Subsequently, he became a member of The Groundlings,[1] a Los Angeles-based improv and sketch comedy troupe. He performed at the ImprovOlympic in Hollywood for three months.

Day made a guest appearance on The WB's series Angel in 2004. He had appeared on MTV's reality series Faking the Video. He also appeared on an episode of the improv comedy series World Cup Comedy.

He is a cast member on MTV's improv comedy series Wild 'N Out.[2] Day appeared in a sketch comedy series called The Underground on Showtime. He is also known for his role as Evan Ferguson in the YouTube video series David Blaine Street Magic: YouTube Edition.

Day starred in NBC's primetime comedy Kath & Kim.[3]

Also, Day hosted a recurring segment called "JMZ" on The Jay Leno Show.[4]

Day is also a writer and voice actor for Robot Chicken.

Maya & Marty[edit]

Beginning in May 2016, Day appeared as a cast member on the weekly NBC variety show Maya & Marty (alongside Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, and Kenan Thompson). Day also served as one of the show's co-head writers.[5]

Recurring characters on Maya & Marty[edit]

  • Daniel Barnes, the son half of a father-and-son law firm, who is unable to live up to his father's standards[6]
  • Mario, of Super Mario Bros.[7]

Celebrity impressions on Maya & Marty[edit]

Saturday Night Live[edit]

Currently, Day is a featured cast member on the sketch comedy/variety series Saturday Night Live.[9][10]

Day began appearing as a featured player on the October 1, 2016 episode of SNL. His debut appearance was as an unattractive man named Matt Shatt, whose marriage to a very attractive woman (played by host Margot Robbie) raised questions from a news team.[11]

On October 22, 2016, Day played one of two dancing skeletons in the popular "Haunted Elevator (ft. David S. Pumpkins)" sketch. This sketch, starring Tom Hanks, currently has 7.1 million views on Youtube.[12]

On the February 4, 2017 cold open Day, dressed as the Grim Reaper, played Senior Counselor to the President Steve Bannon.[13] The sketch, starring Alec Baldwin, had 9 million views on Youtube within less than one week.[14]

Celebrity impressions on SNL[edit]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Bar Starz Cole
2016 Brother Nature Thomas Jefferson Also writer
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Angel O'Shea
2004 Faking the Video Fake PA
2004 World Cup Comedy Himself
2005–2014 Wild 'n Out Himself Also consulting producer
2005 Reno 911! School Guy
2006 Totally Awesome Charlie
2006 Underground, TheThe Underground Various
2007 Short Circuitz Himself
2007 Say What? Karaoke 2.0 Himself
2007 Online Nation Dave
2008 Kath & Kim Craig
2010; 2011 MAD Various/Additional Voices Voice role
2011 Friends with Benefits Derek
2013 Incredible Crew Comsos Megahead/Fred Johnson/Lifeguard Also supervising producer/writer
2014–present Robot Chicken Various characters Voice role
Also writer
2016–present Maya & Marty Himself/Various Also co-head writer
2016–present Saturday Night Live Himself/Various Also writer


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