About Charlie Day

Charles Peckham Day, famously known as Charlie Day, is an American Actor, Producer, comedian, and producer. He is best known for his work in movies like Horrible Bosses, Pacific Rim, Fist Fight. He is also loved for his work in the sitcom. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which helped him get nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award and Satellite Award. Charlie has also produced movies, including the Fox comedy The Cool Kids. 

Quick Info
Full NameCharles Peckham Day
Date of BirthFebruary 9, 1976
Birth PlaceNew York City, New York, U.S.
Parent(s)Dr. Thomas Charles Day and Mary
OccupationActor, writer, producer, comedian
Spouse(s)Mary Elizabeth Ellis
​(m. 2006)
Net worthUS $30 million

Early Life

Charlie Day was born on February 9, 1976, in The Bronx, in New York City. He was born as Charles Peckham Day to mother Mary Peckham and his father, Dr. Thomas Charles Day. Charlie has one elder sister named Alice. His father was a professor of music history at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island and his mother was a piano teacher at Pennfield School. His sister also has a Ph.D. in music, which makes Charlie the only one without a degree in music. Due to this family, he started learning Violin and other instruments from an early age of 3. He completed his high school at Portsmouth Abbey School.

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Charlie Day later joined Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, and graduated with a degree in Art History in the year 1998. During his time at Merrimack College, he played baseball for the Warriors baseball team. After completing his college, he started doing voiceovers for Independent Film Channel. At that time, he also made his income by waiting table and picking calls at the telethon. Charlie also joined Onstagers, Merrimack’s student theatre organization, and trained there. 



In Charlie’s early days, he trained in the ‘Williamstown Theater Festival in college in college.’ Charlie got a starring role in the stage play ‘Dead End.’ Charlie appeared in the popular TV series ‘Law and Order’ in the year 2001. Same year he also appeared in a horror drama film ‘Campfire Stories’. With his friends ‘Glenn Howerton’ and ‘Rob McElhenney’ in 2005, Charlie wrote and produced a TV series called ‘‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’. He also played the role of ‘Charlie Kelly’ in the series. Being a skilled musician, Charlie also wrote songs and music in the TV series. The series was a success for Charlie and his friends.

In 2005, Charlie Day had a salient role in the romantic movie ‘Love Thy Neighbor’. After some years, he played a part in the drama film ‘A Quiet Little Marriage’ portraying ‘Adam’ in the movie. In 2010, Day appeared in a romantic comedy film ‘Going the Distance,’ his first significant role in the feature film sector. He portrayed ‘Garrett’ in the movie. Charlie starred in an American Black comedy movie ‘Horrible Bosses’ alongside ‘Jennifer Aniston,’ ‘Jamie Foxx’, and others in 2011. The movie made him known to a wide audiences and film lovers around the globe.  Charlie voiced a character in the 2013 animated 3D film ‘Monster University’ by ‘Pixar’.

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The same year he appeared in the science fiction film ‘Pacific Rim’ portraying ‘Dr. Newton Geiszler’. He also voiced the character ‘Benny’ in the 2014 ‘The Lego Movie’ and its next sequel in 2019 ‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’. In 2014, Charlie reprised his role as ‘Dale Arbus’ in the second sequel of Horrible Bosses, ‘Horrible Bosses 2’. He was nominated in the ‘MTV Movie & TV Awards’ for the ‘#WTF moment’ for the film ‘Horrible Bosses 2’. Day worked in films ‘Vacation’, ‘The Hollars,’ ‘I Love You, Daddy,’ and ‘Fist Fight.’ He starred in the movie ‘Fist Fight’ alongside actor ‘Ice Cube,’ portraying ‘Andy Campbell’.

In 2018, Charlie Day reprised his role as ‘Dr. Newton Geiszler’ in the second sequel of 2013 film ‘Pacific Rim’, ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’. In 2018, he appeared in the movie ‘Hotel Artemis.’ Charlie has produced TV series such as ‘How to Be a Gentlemen,’ ‘Unsupervised,’ ‘The Cool Kids’, and web series ‘Mythic Quest.’ Charlie’s latest work is in the upcoming comedy film ‘El Tonto’ in which he is the screenwriter, director, and a cast ‘The Fool.’


Personal Life

Charlie Day is currently married to actress May Elizabeth. They first met with each other in December of 2001 in New York. He stated that he had to arm-wrestle to his friend who was also interested in Ellis and fortunately he won and got a chance to talk to her first. Charlie and Ellis dated for five years before they got engaged. The couple married on March 4, 2006, in New Orleans. They have a son together named Russell Wallace Day who was born on December 15, 2011.

Influenced by his family he is a talented musician and knows how to play multiple instruments. They currently live in Los Angeles, California. In May 2014, Charles gave a speech for the college which he studied and received an honorary Ph.D.

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Age, Nationality, Height and other facts

Born on February 9, 1976, Charlie Day is 44 years old (at writing). He was born in New York city, so he is an American. But his mother has English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry, and his father is of Italian and Irish origin. Charlie is 5 feet 7 inches tall that is 1.7 meters and 170 centimeters. He weighs about 63 kg (139 lbs.). The actor has a slim body. Day has a fair complexion with green eyes and dark brown hair, making him even more handsome. The American has stated that he is an agnostic. 


Net Worth

Charlie Day is a loved actor who has worked in many successful movies and has many years left in the film industry. His net worth is estimated to be $30 million.