Charlie Day

Charlie Day


2/9/1976, New Your City, New York, USA

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Charlie Day's home town is Middletown Rhode Island, he graduated from Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth, Rhode Island and moved onto Merrimack College in Massachusetts where he played baseball. Charlie lives in Los Angeles with his actress wife Mary Elizabeth Ellis.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Charlie and his It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia co-stars Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney have wrote a new space themed comedy for the FOX network titled Boldly Going Nowhere

    • Charlie is a talented piano player, he learned from a young age and plays the keyboard for the song 'Day Man' in the It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia episode 'Sweet Dee's Dating a Retarded Person' (Season 3, Episode 9).

    • Charlie and his wife Mary Elizabeth Ellis starred as brother and sister in an episode of Reno 911 (Season 2, Episode 7) titled 'Not Without My Mustache' they got married 2 years later.

    • On the 9th July 2007 a wikipedia user submitted information on Charlie's death, this was later found to be false, Charlie heard the rumour and placed a messege on his Myspace page stating 'Dead no. Dead inside, maybe a little'.

    • Charlie along with his friends and co-stars Rob McElhenney and Glen Howerton shot the pilot of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia with no budget, they borrowed the camera's and edited the film on a laptop.

    • Charlie starred as himself in a short feature titled Danny DeVito & The Contract on the 27th August 2007, also starring as themselves are Danny DeVito, Rob Mcelhenney, Fred Savage and Rhea Perlman.

    • Charlie's favourite comedy shows are the British version of 'The Office' and 'Flight of the Conchords'.

    • Charlie's Williamstown Theatre Festival performances:

      Appeared as Pantaloon in the Carlo Goldoni production A Servant of Two Masters from July 20 - July 29, 2000.

      Appeared as Abdullah in the Tennessee Williams production Camino Real from June 23 - July 4, 1999.

      Appeared as Newt in the Robert Reale & Willie Reale production Quark Victory from July 22 - July 31, 1999.

    • In 2005 Charlie Day was featured in 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' as Charlie Kelly. He is also a producer and writer of the show.

    • On the 4th March 2006 Charlie Day married Mary Elizabeth Ellis, who plays a recurring role as the waitress on his show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

  • Quotes

    • Charlie: (On an old date to the cinema) I was in love with a girl named Lindsay Dickson. We went to the movies and saw Police Academy 3 or 4... all I recall from my first date is Steve Guttenberg.

    • Charlie: (On the similarities between him and his character Charlie) How much am I like him? Well, I have never gotten drunk and refereed a basketball game, but I have gotten drunk and I have played basketball, so there you go.

    • Charlie: (On what makes him stress while making a show) A million different things. We stress a lot because we really care. We're here for every second. I stress about making sure that the quality stays the same but at the same time doesn't get boring. We stress about making things funny, and then we stress about "have we gone too far?" All the little details.

    • Charlie: (On Fred Savage) I am begging him to make an appearance on the show. Not only is Fred a very talented actor and a very funny guy, he's really a great director and he helped us a lot. Obviously, I have been a fan of him since he was a kid, and he is a really strong, funny actor. If he ever wants to do anything in front of the camera for us, we'll be lucky to have him and I know our fans will love it, too.

    • Charlie: (On if he gets recognised in the street) Oh yeah, definitely. The people who know the show really love the show, and they know quotes and details. It's exactly what we wanted. It's been a really great time.

    • Charlie: (On what he has learned from acting, writing and producing) One thing I learned that I didn't know before was that I can write. (Laughs) Because I think Glenn and myself, when we sold the show, we really didn't have any aspirations to be writers. It was because of our budgetary limitations and the networks request that we start wearing all these hats. At least I can write this show, I don't think I can bring you the next Brokeback Mountain.

    • Charlie: (On FX being the perfect Network for It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia) If we were on NBC we would have been canceled by now. It's the perfect marriage with FX, they let us get away with murder. They had the foresight to stick with it and we've built it the old fashioned way, through underground and word of mouth.

    • Charlie: (On working with Danny DeVito) I don't think there's anybody in this country that isn't familiar with Danny DeVito. He's just so recognizable and famous, but it was just an absolute rush. It was great to work with him and it gets better and better every season. I would say that the thing that's most impressive is just how professional he is and how up for anything we throw at him he is. He's just a really good sport and he's got a really good attitude.

    • Charlie: (On the debates of writing a show) A lot of debate goes into the writing but I don't think a show can be destroyed. It's a TV show not an embryo.

    • Charlie: (On living in LA) I love LA because I can have space, sunlight, good weather and play a little golf. There's not too much I hate about LA other than the commutes.

    • Charlie: (On the creation of It's Always Sunny) We were just in our apartment, pointing the camera at each other, taking turns holding it and saying lines, All of a sudden, 'Sunny' became a series.

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    Charlie Day is awesome in It's always sunny in Philadelphia, one of the funniest shows i have seen in a long time, he always makes me laugh, and he can also look quite mean like in the it's always sunny episode called "Hundred Dollar Baby"! Funny man! =)
  • Brilliant

    An incredible actor, with a lot of previous work under his belt. This includes theatre and numerous guest appearances on many countless television shows. Not only is he now a star and producer of the hit "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia", but he has had spots in shows such as Third Watch and Reno 911. He was also a star in the not so successful series - Luis. If he had his own show, and was allowed to take it in any direction he wanted without question, it would be an incredible success. All i can say is what i started incredible actor.moreless