Charlie Day’s comedic talent in both film and television has garnered him a loyal following among critics and fans all over the world.
Returning for his 12th season, Day currently stars as the hapless “Charlie Kelly” on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He also serves as Executive Producer and Writer of the series, which he created in collaboration with friends Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton. Currently, Day and his producing partners, McElhenney and Howerton at RCG Productions, have multiple pilot orders.Read More
Before Sunny, Day had a recurring role on NBC’s Third Watch and FOX’s comedy Luis. He has also starred in feature films Going the Distance, Horrible Bosses, Monsters University, Pacific Rim, and The Lego Movie. Also, Day has recently been seen reprising his role as “Dale Arbus” in Horrible Bosses 2 and in John Krasinski’s The Hollars. He stars alongside Ice Cube in his newest film, Fist Fight, due to be released in February 2017.
Beginning his acting career onstage, Day performed for four years at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and went on to play the lead role in Dead End at the Huntington Theatre in Boston. Day was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up in Rhode Island. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Mary Elizabeth, and their son.
Danny DeVito is one of the entertainment industry’s most versatile players, excelling as actor, producer and director.
The award-winning performance as Louie De Palma on the television show “Taxi” was what propelled DeVito to national prominence. He won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe. In a 1999 readers’ poll conducted by TV Guide, DeVito’s Louie De Palma was voted number one among “TV’s Fifty Greatest Character’s Ever.”Read More In 2012, DeVito and Richard Griffiths received rave reviews in the London stage revival of Neil Simon’s comedy “The Sunshine Boys.” The following year, DeVito reprised his critically acclaimed role together with former “Taxi” co-star Judd Hirsch in Los Angeles.
DeVito made his Broadway debut in 2017 in Arthur Miller’s “The Price” in the role of Gregory Solomon, earning him his first Tony Award nomination. He won a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for the role.
He returned as Frank Reynolds in FXX’s acclaimed cult comedy “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” which aired its 12th season this year. It has been renewed for another two seasons.
DeVito has been reunited with director Tim Burton and will next be seen in “Dumbo,” which is currently filming in England. He was most recently seen in Sony Classics’ “The Comedian,” with Robert De Niro and Leslie Mann, directed by Taylor Hackford. DeVito directed, starred in and co-produced short film “Curmudgeons,” which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and was later seen at the 2016 Seattle Film Festival and 2016 London Film Festival. In 2016, DeVito also co-starred in the Todd Solondz’ dark comedy “Wiener-Dog.”
In 2015, DeVito was executive producer on the biographical documentary “Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story.” In 2014 he co-produced Universal Pictures’ crime drama “A Walk Among the Tombstones” and starred in “All The Wilderness.” In 2012 DeVito starred in Sebastian Gutierrez’s black and white crime drama, “Hotel Noir.”
Throughout his career, DeVito has directed more than 25 projects, including “Matilda,” “Death To Smoochy,” “The War of the Roses,” “Hoffa,” “Throw Momma From the Train,” “The Ratings Game” and numerous short films, TV movies and episodes of television, including “Taxi.”
He will next be heard voicing Chesterfield in the animated film “Animal Crackers.” In 2012, DeVito voiced the Lorax in Universal Pictures’ animated feature “The Lorax,” based on the book of the same name by Dr. Seuss. His voice was also heard in the German, Russian, Spanish and Italian versions of the film.
DeVito runs TheBloodFactory.com, an online collaboration with screenwriter John Albo of horror shorts he affectionately refers to “splatter cuts.” He is also the principal of Jersey Film’s 2nd Avenue, a successor company of Jersey Films. Jersey Films has produced over 20 motion pictures, including “Freedom Writers,” “Be Cool,” “Garden State,” “Along Came Polly,” “Man on the Moon,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Out of Sight,” “Get Shorty,” “Hoffa,” “Matilda,” “Living Out Loud” and “Erin Brockovich,” which was nominated for an Academy Award.
Apart from his work with Jersey Films, DeVito has starred in such films as “The War of the Roses,” “Junior,” “Batman Returns,” “Twins,” “Romancing the Stone,” “Jewel of the Nile,” “Ruthless People,” “Throw Momma From the Train,” “Tin Men,” “Anything Else,” “Big Fish,” “Renaissance Man,” “The Big Kahuna” and “Heist.” He also starred in “The Good Night,” “Deck The Halls,” “Relative Strangers,” “The OH in Ohio,” “Be Cool,” “Nobel Son” and “Even Money.”
DeVito attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel grammar school and Oratory Prep School in Summit, N.J., but appeared in only one school play, as St. Francis of Assisi. After graduation, he pursued several odd jobs, always with the idea of acting in the back of his mind. He finally entered the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. “They had fencing and a speech class,” he said mockingly, “So you don’t talk funny.” Unable to get work, Danny bought a round-trip ticket and headed to Hollywood. After years of unemployment, he returned to New York. He called an old friend and former American Academy professor who, coincidentally, had been seeking him out for a starring role in one of three one-act plays presented together under the title of “The Man With the Flower in His Mouth.” Soon Danny was into big money ($60 a week), and other stage performances followed. Among his credits were “Down the Morning Line,” “The Line of Least Existence,” “The Shrinking Bride” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”
In 1975, under a grant from the American Film Institute, Danny and his wife, actress Rhea Perlman, wrote and produced “Minestrone,” which has been shown twice at the Cannes Film Festival and has been translated into five languages. Later they wrote and produced a 16-millimeter black-and-white short subject, “The Sound Sleeper,” which won first prize at the Brooklyn Arts and Cultural Association competition.
DeVito carries his success well. Never forgetting that there were more difficult times, he maintains a healthy sense of perspective. As “Taxi” character Louie DePalma, would say, “If you don’t do good today, you’ll be eatin’ dirt tomorrow.”
Glenn Howerton plays “Dennis Reynolds” on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He also serves as Executive Producer and Writer for the critically-acclaimed series.
Howerton’s other work includes the acclaimed FX series Fargo, the Will Ferrell film Everything Must Go, The Strangers (Rogue Pictures), Must Love Dogs (Warner Bros.), Crank and Crank 2 (Lionsgate), and Two Weeks (MGM). He also starred in College Humor’s first feature Coffee Town. Glenn recently produced his first feature All the Wilderness and serves as Executive Producer for the Ovation series On the Record with Mick Rock.Read More