Always Sunny in Philadelphia." And while he's successful at bringing smiles to the faces of viewers, he's also skilled in music and has even written music for the FX original series. Here are 12 things you probably didn't know about the "Fist Fight" star.
1. Native New Yorker
Charlie Day was born on February 9th, 1976 in New York, New York.
2. Rhode Island Resident
While he was born in NYC, Day considers Rhode Island to be home as that is where he spent most of this childhood.
3. Musical Beginnings
Both of Day’s parent’s careers were heavily rooted in music. His mother, Mary, taught piano and his father, Thomas Charles Day, was a music history professor until he retired.
4. I’m A Classic Man
Speaking of music, Day music genre of choice is classical. He loves Debussy and isn’t afraid to reveal he attempted to learn Claire De Lune via YouTube tutorial videos.
5. Actors Love
Day met his wife, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, in 2001 while they were both working in theater.
6. Too Much To Handle?
Day and his wife played brother and sister in an episode of Reno 911. While that may be weird considering they are real-life lovers, what’s even MORE weird is that while they played brother and sister in the series, their characters were actually a brother and sister that were dating. Charlie once said, “Nothing says, ‘This is the girl I want to marry,‘ like pretending she’s your sister and making out with her to get a job.” Yeah, you can stop right there.
7. Working with Legends
8. Always Sunny
Day, of course, is one of the stars of the hit series, “Always Sunny In Philadelphia.” However, he’s also one of the creators and executive producers of the FX show as well!
9. No Philly’s, Please
While Day enjoys Philadelphia, he has admitted to not enjoying the classic Philly staple, a philly cheesesteak. He even went as far as saying they cause him to have, um… accidents. TMI? You bet.
10. Music Meets Work
Channeling his musical beginnings, Day has created all of the songs that were contributed by his “Always Sunny” character, Charlie Kelly.
11. Working Couple
Day’s wife, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, also works on the “Always Sunny In Philadelphia” set, playing a waitress.