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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 9 February 1976New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameCharles Peckham Day
Nickname Green Man
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Charles Peckham Day was born in New York City, NY, and raised in Middletown, Rhode Island. His parents are both music teachers - his mother, Mary (Peckham), is a piano teacher, and his father, Dr. Thomas Charles Day, is a professor of Undergraduate Performing Arts at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. Charlie plays both piano and guitar. He has Italian (from his paternal grandfather), Irish, and English ancestry.

He attended Merrimack College in Massachusetts, majoring in art history. After graduating, he began acting at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and in small television roles. He supplemented his income by waiting tables and answering phones for a telethon selling a Motown anthology. He got his first agent after performing a funny blues song he'd written at a cabaret night.

His big break came in 2005 after he pitched a home video he shot with his friends Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton. This eventually became the hit series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005). As well as starring in the show, Charlie is also an Executive Producer and one of the writers. His breakthrough film role was Horrible Bosses (2011).

He resides in Los Angeles with his wife.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kad (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

Spouse (1)

Mary Elizabeth Ellis (4 March 2006 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (3)

Often plays abused or mistreated characters
Writes and stars in darkly comic movies and TV shows
High pitched voice

Trivia (9)

Is a skilled musician and wrote the songs contributed by his character, Charlie Kelly, in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005).
He was roommates for a time with actor Jimmi Simpson who would later play the part of Liam McPoyle on Day's show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005).
Expecting his first child with wife Mary Elizabeth Ellis in December 2011.
In 2004, he and his future wife, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, played incestuous siblings on the Reno 911! (2003) episode, Not Without My Mustache (#2.7).
He was the only person in his nuclear family not to have doctorate degree until 2014, when his Alma Mater, Merrimack College, awarded him an honorary doctorate.
Charlie and his wife Mary Elizabeth Ellis met as fellow theater actors in New York City in 2001.
He hosted the November 5, 2011 episode of Saturday Night Live (1975). He is the second cast member from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005) to host SNL, after Danny DeVito.
Charlie and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, had their first child, a son named Russell Wallace Day, on December 15, 2011.
His family's original surname was "Del Giorno". His father is of Italian and Irish ancestry, and his mother has English, with remote Irish and Welsh, roots. Much of his mother's family has lived in the United States, especially in New England, since the 1600s.

Personal Quotes (9)

Well, yeah. The barometer is always whether or not you find it funny. There's plenty of scripts that deal with similar subject matter that I find not funny at all, or way over the top. The trick in my opinion to a really good comedy is when it walks up to that line, and you're always wondering, "Are they going to step over it? Are they going to go too far?" That balancing act of, "I can't believe they're getting away with this, why aren't they falling?" If you don't come close enough to the line, then it's almost too safe and predictable. If you go way over it, then nobody cares to watch it. You could make a really funny movie or episode about the darkest things in the world and if you just handle it the right way it's going to be fine.
The truth is that everybody's a little bit damaged in some way or another.
I'm choosing my words carefully cause I'm sure, when it comes to being naked with Jennifer Aniston, they will be printed. But, believe it or not, it was just really silly, fun, funny and entertaining, at the end of the day.
You catch yourself acting with these people that you've watched and loved in movies for years, and you feel truly blessed to be in that position.
As an actor, sometimes you feel a pressure to change yourself from time to time.
Like most young actors starting out, I really just wanted to act. Whether you find yourself stumbling into a drama or a comedy, you're going to jump on whatever you can. I started out doing plays. When I moved to New York, I was as enthusiastic about the possibility of doing what Im doing now as I was about the possibility of becoming Al Pacino or something.
[on his role in Pacific Rim (2013)] I play Dr. Newton Geiszler. It was wonderful to be given a character who can actually read. It was fun to do something that wasn't just pure comedy. I definitely have a joke or two. It's not too unlike Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park (1993). He'll make you laugh, occasionally, but you also do worry about whether or not he's going to be eaten.
[words of wisdom in a commencement speech at his alma mater, Merrimack College] The higher in life you climb, the more ridiculous your hats will become.
I have always had a half-baked philosophy that having a Plan B can muddy up your Plan A.

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