Charlie Day is an American musician, screenwriter, comic actor, and film producer. One of his most remarkable acting roles is that of Charlie Kelly in the long-running sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
On the big screen, Day played the character of Dale Arbus in the comedy Horrible Bosses (2011) and also resumed his role in the 2014 sequel to the movie Horrible Bosses 2. He is also known for his leading roles in Monsters University (2013), Pacific Rim (2013), The Lego Movie (2014), Fist Fight (2017), and many others.
Charlie Day’s Biography and Age
Charles Peckham Day was born on 9 February 1976 in New York City. However, he grew up mainly in Middletown, Rhode Island. His father is half Italian and half Irish. His mother is English with tiny degrees of Irish and Welsh descent.
Both his mother and father were academics. His mother Mary (née Peckham) worked as a piano teacher at the Pennfield School in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. His father, Dr. Thomas Charles Day, was a Professor of Music at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.
Charlie Day received his early education at the Pennfield School in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He received his secondary education at the Portsmouth Abbey School. He was a member of the school’s baseball team.
He received his college education at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, where he majored in art history. He was a notable member of the Merrimack’s student theater organization known as the Onstage. As a college student, Charlie Day enrolled in the summer theater program of the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
After graduating, he gave up a very lucrative bank job in Boston and moved to New York to fulfill his dream of becoming an actor. After proving his talent in a number of stage plays, Charlie Day began to win several television roles. However, the then militant actor also had to work as a waiter to make a living.
He starred in the sitcom Madigan Men (2000) and the popular crime thriller series Law & Order (2001). From 2001 to 2004, Charlie Day starred in the NBC crime series Third Watch in the recurring role of Michael Boscorelli. He also appeared in the main cast of the short-lived sitcom Luis (2003).
In 2003, Charlie Day and his friends pitched and sold the pilot for the comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia to the FX network. Shooting for the hit comedy series began in 2004, marking the beginning of Charlie Day’s illustrious career as a comedian.
His role as Charlie Kelly in the long-running series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is considered the most groundbreaking role of his acting career. He is one of the executive producers of the series and is also one of the main authors of the series. The multi-talented actor is credited with writing many of the songs featured in the show. In 2011, Charlie Day received nominations for best actor in a comedy series at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards and the Satellite Award.
His early films include Bad Company (2002), A Quiet Little Marriage (2008), and Going the Distance (2010). Charlie Day made his breakthrough on the big screen with the comedy hit Horrible Bosses (2011) alongside Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, and Jamie Foxx.
The multi-talented actor lent his voice to the character Art in the cartoon comedy Monsters University (2013). Also in 2013, Day played as Newton Geiszler in the sci-fi blockbuster Pacific Rim (2013) alongside Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnam. He also resumed his role in the 2018 sequel Pacific Rim Uprising. Charlie Day starred opposite Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan in the comedy Fist Fight (2017).
On November 5, 2011, Charlie Day was a guest host on the NBC episode Saturday Night Live (SNL) in an episode that also featured Maroon 5. In 2014, Charlie Day was awarded an honorary doctorate in performing arts by his alma mater Merrimack College.
Family – Wife, Son
Charlie is married to the actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis. The duo met in 2001 while working as stage actors. They were married on March 4, 2006, and their first child, a son named Russell Wallace Day, was born on December 15, 2011.
Ellis is popularly known for her recurring role as “The Waitress”, which she plays alongside her husband in the long-running series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (since 2005). In 2004, the couple starred as inbred twins in the comedy series Reno 911! Mary Elizabeth Ellis also starred in several other sitcoms, including Perfect Couples (2011), New Girl (2011-2014), The Grinder (2015-2016), and others.
Height And Body Measurements
The famous actor stands at a height of 169 cm (5 feet 7 inches). For this height, he has a bodyweight of about 66 kg or 14.5lbs. You will easily recognize him in the middle of a crowd with his beautiful and unique green eyes, which are under his dark brown hair color.