Charlie Day is one of the creative forces behind It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He portrays Charlie Kelly and is one of the show's executive producers and writers. He has appeared in every episode of the series.


Charlie Day was born in New York City on February 9, 1976. His mother and father were piano and English teachers in Rhode Island. After growing up in Rhode Island, he moved to Massachusetts for college. He eventually befriended Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney and the three created It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. His role of Charlie Kelly has garnered him some fame and he is becoming a rising star in Hollywood.

Day is married to Mary Elizabeth Ellis, known for portraying The Waitress. They met in 2001 and married on March 4, 2006. They appeared together in an episode of Reno 911 as incestuous siblings. Their son, Russell Wallace Day, was born December 15, 2011.

Day is also a music enthusiast. He plays the piano and has written some of the music featured in Sunny, including songs from "The Nightman Cometh".

Episodes Written Edit

Selected FilmographyEdit

  • Law & Order (2001 episode) -- Jeremy
  • Luis (2003 TV series) -- Richie
  • Reno 911! (2004 episode) -- Inbred Twin
  • Third Watch (2004 TV series) -- Michael Boscorelli
  • Going the Distance (2010) -- Dan
  • Horrible Bosses (2011) -- Dale Arbus
  • Unsupervised (2012 episode) - Jesse Judge (VO)
  • Pacific Rim (2013) - Dr. Newton Geiszler
  • Monsters University (2013) - Art (VO)
  • The Lego Movie (2014) - Benny (VO)

Trivia Edit

In the only episode of Reno 911! that Charlie was in, there is a street sign that appears throughout the episode that reads "Peckham Ln." This happens to be Charlie's middle name.

Peckham lane

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