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Charlie Day is an American actor is best known for his role in ‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.’

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BirthdayFebruary 9, 1941
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors
City/StateNew Yorkers
SpousesMary Elizabeth Ellis (m. 2006)
Known asCharles Peckham Day
Childrens Russell Wallace Day
Universities
  • Merrimack College (1998)
  • Portsmouth Abbey School
Birth PlaceNew York City, New York, United States
Height170cm
GenderMale
FatherDr. Thomas Charles Day
MotherMary (née Peckham)
Net Worth$14 million
Sun SignAquarius
Born inNew York City, New York, United States
Famous asActor
Socials

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Who is Charlie Day?

Charles Peckham Day, also known as Charlie Day, is an American actor who rose to fame with his role as Charlie Kelly on the popular TV show ‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’. As the show started gaining success, Charlie's career graph began moving up fast. Soon, he began getting offers to star in Hollywood movies like ‘Horrible Bosses’, ‘A Quiet Little Marriage’, and ‘Going the Distance’. Entering a new level in his acting career, he was cast in big movies like Guillermo del Toro's ‘Pacific Rim’ and the animated feature film ‘Monsters University’. Interested in acting from a young age, he participated in his college stage productions and began acting at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Eventually he took up some small television roles before making a name for himself in the mainstream television industry. Charlie is also known as a producer, musician, and screenwriter, and his favorite place to write is on the aircraft, on his iPhone. He is also a comedian, and was voted the “Funniest” in his eighth grade. He was also voted “Thinks He’s the Funniest” in high school.

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Childhood & Early Life

Charles Day was born on February 9, 1976, in New York City, to Dr. Thomas Charles Day, and Mary Day. His mother taught piano at The Pennfield School in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and his father is a retired professor of music history at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.

While His mother has English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry, his father is of Irish and Italian descent. Charles grew up in Middletown, Rhode Island. His elder sister, Alice, has a Ph.D. in music, making him the only family member without a degree in music.

At the age of three, he started to learn playing the violin, and later learnt the piano, trombone, and guitar-harmonica combo as well.

While he was in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, he went to Pennfield School, and graduated from the Portsmouth Abbey School, where he was a member of the baseball team, playing shortstop for the Ravens.

In 1998, he graduated from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, with a bachelor's degree. While he was at Merrimack College, he played baseball for the Warriors baseball team.

He also joined the Onstagers, Merrimack's student theater organization, and actively took part in the training programs at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Initially, he earned his living by waiting tables and answering phones for a telethon, which sold Motown anthology.

Career

In 2001, Charlie Day was featured in an episode of ‘Law & Order’, an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf. It was a popular series, credited to be the longest-running crime drama on American primetime television.

He also appeared in the television crime series ‘Third Watch’, created by John Wells and Edward Allen Bernero which aired for six seasons on NBC till May 2005.

In 2004, he starred as Inbred Twin in the ‘Not Without My Mustache’ episode of ‘Reno 911!’, a comedy television series on Comedy Central.

In 2005, Charlie and his friends, the struggling actors Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton, shot a pilot with a budget of $200. FX television picked up the comedy pilot, and turned it into ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’, which was about the exploits of ‘The Gang’, a group of self-centered friends who run the Irish bar Paddy's Pub in South Philadelphia.

With the ninth season, the series moved to FXX. Besides playing Charlie Kelly in the popular show, Day was also the executive producer and the writer of the show, along with Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton. He also wrote and improvised some of the songs and music featured in the show.

After tasting success in the television series, Charlie Day ventured into films, appearing in ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ in 2005 and ‘A Quiet Little Marriage’ in 2008.

In 2010, he was featured in the romantic comedy ‘Going the Distance’, his first major feature film role, in which he played the best friend and roommate of Justin Long’s character, Garrett.

In 2011, he was cast in the popular black comedy film ‘Horrible Bosses’, directed by Seth Gordon. It was the story of three friends, played by Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis, who decide to murder their abusive bosses.

He was a producer for the 2011 sitcom ‘How to Be a Gentleman’, that was originally aired on CBS from September 2011 to June 2012. He also produced ‘Unsupervised’, an animated sitcom aired on FX from January to December 2012.

In 2013, he lent his voice to the character Art in the Pixar animated film ‘Monsters University’. In the same year, he appeared in the science fiction monster film ‘Pacific Rim’, directed by Guillermo del Toro. Day is set to reprise his role in the Pacific Rim sequel.

In 2014, he was cast in ‘Horrible Bosses 2’, the sequel to the 2011 hit comedy film ‘Horrible Bosses’. Jennifer Aniston, who played a sex-addicted dentist, was his co-star. The sequel also starred Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis.

In 2015, Day voiced Benny in ‘Lego Dimensions’, an action-adventure video game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Warner Bros. That year, he played Chad in the comedy film ‘Vacation’, written and directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley.

In 2016, he once again lent his voice to the character Benny in the short-attraction film ‘The Lego Movie: 4D - A New Adventure.’ In the same year, he played Jason in the comedy film ‘The Hollars,’ directed by John Krasinski.

Charlie Day played Andrew ‘Andy’ Campbell in the 2017 comedy film ‘Fist Fight’ directed by Richie Keen. Next, he played Ralph in the comedy drama ‘I Love You, Daddy,’ written and directed by Louis C.K.

In 2017, he appeared in the ‘Pacific Rim’ sequel titled ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’. It proved to be a massive hit and also got a standing ovation when it was premiered at New York Comic Con on June 10, 2017, with fans screaming with excitement.

Major Works

‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ was Charlie Day’s breakthrough series which made him a star. He was highly praised for his acting talent. The super-hit series is one of the longest running (number of seasons) live-action sitcoms in American TV history.

His first significant movie role in the film ‘Going the Distance’ garnered him critical acclaim and opened up further opportunities in Hollywood. The film was a minor hit at the box office.

Awards & Achievements

In 2011, Charlie Day was nominated for two awards for ‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’—the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and the Satellite Award for Best Actor for Television Series Musical or Comedy.

Personal Life

Charlie Day met actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis in December 2001, at New York City’s KGB Bar. In fact, he arm-wrestled a friend who was also interested in Ellis and won, thus getting the chance to talk to her first. He dated Ellis for five years before they got engaged. In 2004, while he was dating her, they were cast as incestuous siblings on ‘Reno 911!’

Day and Ellis married on March 4, 2006, at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, soon after Hurricane Katrina. Their son Russell Wallace Day was born on December 15, 2011.

In 2014, Charles received an honorary doctorate in performing arts from Merrimack College.

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Charlie Day biography timelines

  • // 9th Feb 1976
    Charles Day was born on February 9, 1976, in New York City, to Dr. Thomas Charles Day, and Mary Day. His mother taught piano at The Pennfield School in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and his father is a retired professor of music history at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, he graduated from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, with a bachelor's degree. While he was at Merrimack College, he played baseball for the Warriors baseball team.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, Charlie Day was featured in an episode of ‘Law & Order’, an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf. It was a popular series, credited to be the longest-running crime drama on American primetime television.
  • // Dec 2001 To 2004
    Charlie Day met actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis in December 2001, at New York City’s KGB Bar. In fact, he arm-wrestled a friend who was also interested in Ellis and won, thus getting the chance to talk to her first. He dated Ellis for five years before they got engaged. In 2004, while he was dating her, they were cast as incestuous siblings on ‘Reno 911!’
  • // 2004
    In 2004, he starred as Inbred Twin in the ‘Not Without My Mustache’ episode of ‘Reno 911!’, a comedy television series on Comedy Central.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, Charlie and his friends, the struggling actors Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton, shot a pilot with a budget of $200. FX television picked up the comedy pilot, and turned it into ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’, which was about the exploits of ‘The Gang’, a group of self-centered friends who run the Irish bar Paddy's Pub in South Philadelphia.
  • // 2005 To 2008
    After tasting success in the television series, Charlie Day ventured into films, appearing in ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ in 2005 and ‘A Quiet Little Marriage’ in 2008.
  • // May 2005
    He also appeared in the television crime series ‘Third Watch’, created by John Wells and Edward Allen Bernero which aired for six seasons on NBC till May 2005.
  • // 4th Mar 2006 To 15th Dec 2011
    Day and Ellis married on March 4, 2006, at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, soon after Hurricane Katrina. Their son Russell Wallace Day was born on December 15, 2011.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, he was featured in the romantic comedy ‘Going the Distance’, his first major feature film role, in which he played the best friend and roommate of Justin Long’s character, Garrett.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, he was cast in the popular black comedy film ‘Horrible Bosses’, directed by Seth Gordon. It was the story of three friends, played by Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis, who decide to murder their abusive bosses.
  • // 2011 To 2014
    In 2014, he was cast in ‘Horrible Bosses 2’, the sequel to the 2011 hit comedy film ‘Horrible Bosses’. Jennifer Aniston, who played a sex-addicted dentist, was his co-star. The sequel also starred Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, Charlie Day was nominated for two awards for ‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’—the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and the Satellite Award for Best Actor for Television Series Musical or Comedy.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, he lent his voice to the character Art in the Pixar animated film ‘Monsters University’. In the same year, he appeared in the science fiction monster film ‘Pacific Rim’, directed by Guillermo del Toro. Day is set to reprise his role in the Pacific Rim sequel.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, Charles received an honorary doctorate in performing arts from Merrimack College.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, Day voiced Benny in ‘Lego Dimensions’, an action-adventure video game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Warner Bros. That year, he played Chad in the comedy film ‘Vacation’, written and directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley.
  • // 2016
    In 2016, he once again lent his voice to the character Benny in the short-attraction film ‘The Lego Movie: 4D - A New Adventure.’ In the same year, he played Jason in the comedy film ‘The Hollars,’ directed by John Krasinski.
  • // 2017
    Charlie Day played Andrew ‘Andy’ Campbell in the 2017 comedy film ‘Fist Fight’ directed by Richie Keen. Next, he played Ralph in the comedy drama ‘I Love You, Daddy,’ written and directed by Louis C.K.
  • // 10th Jun 2017
    In 2017, he appeared in the ‘Pacific Rim’ sequel titled ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’. It proved to be a massive hit and also got a standing ovation when it was premiered at New York Comic Con on June 10, 2017, with fans screaming with excitement.

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Charlie Day's FAQ

  • What is Charlie Day birthday?

    Charlie Day was born at 1941-02-09

  • Where is Charlie Day's birth place?

    Charlie Day was born in New York City, New York, United States

  • What is Charlie Day nationalities?

    Charlie Day's nationalities is American

  • Who is Charlie Day spouses?

    Charlie Day's spouses is Mary Elizabeth Ellis (m. 2006)

  • Who is Charlie Day childrens?

    Charlie Day's childrens is Russell Wallace Day

  • What was Charlie Day universities?

    Charlie Day studied at Merrimack College (1998), Portsmouth Abbey School

  • How tall is Charlie Day?

    Charlie Day's height is 170

  • Who is Charlie Day's father?

    Charlie Day's father is Dr. Thomas Charles Day

  • Who is Charlie Day's mother?

    Charlie Day's mother is Mary (née Peckham)

  • What is Charlie Day's sun sign?

    Charlie Day is Aquarius

  • How famous is Charlie Day?

    Charlie Day is famouse as Actor

  • What is Charlie Day's instagram?

    Charlie Day's instagram is https://www.instagram.com/charliedayofficial/