Who is Mikey Day?

Michael William ‘Mikey’ Day was born in Orange County, California USA, on 20 March 1980 under the sign of Aries. He is a 40-year-old actor, comedian, writer, and producer, probably best recognized for being a cast member and writer for the famous show “Saturday Night Live” (SNL). He is also known for working on such titles as “Wild’n Out”, “Mad”, and “Robot Chicken”.

How rich is he, as of now? Mikey Day Net Worth

As of late 2020, Mikey Day’s net worth is estimated at over $3 million, acquired from his years being involved in the entertainment industry not only as an actor, but also as a writer and producer. He’s worked on more than 30 TV and film titles since his career started back in the late 1990s.

Early Life, Family, Nationality, Ethnicity

Mikey Day spent his early years in Orange County, where he was raised by his parents; however, there is no more information about them. It is also unknown if he is a single child or not. Mikey holds American nationality, and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group.

Educational Background

He went to Panorama Elementary School, and then furthered his education at El Modena High School. While in there, he developed his interests for acting, so he joined the drama program as well as the associated student body. In no time, he distinguished himself as a writer of comedic skits for monthly assemblies. He also created the homecoming theme “Batman” as a senior.

Upon matriculation, Mikey Day enrolled into the University of California, Los Angeles, from which he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Theater in 2002.

Career Beginnings and the Groundlings

Mikey Day made his debut appearance portraying various characters in the comedy series “The Mike & Ben Show” in 1999, and three years later started pursuing his career professionally by joining the prestigious Groundlings Improv Troupe, based in Los Angeles. In 2004, he guest-starred as O’Shea in the episode “Why We Fight” of The WB series “Angel”, which is the spin-off from “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”. It was followed by another guest-starring role as a school guy of the episode “The Prefect of Wanguani”, of the mockumentary series “Reno 911!” (2005) aired on Comedy Central.

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Breakthrough, “Wild’n Out”, and “David Blaine Street Magic”

Mikey Day’s big break came in the same year when he joined the cast of the MTV improvisational comedy game show “Wild’n Out”, created and hosted by comedian Nick Cannon, ultimately appeared in 90 episodes between 2005 and 2016. Thereafter, he landed the role of Charlie in the made-for-TV comedy film “Totally Awesome”, after which he wrote and portrayed various roles in the Showtime comedy sketch series “The Underground”, both in 2006. During the same year, he co-wrote and starred as Evan Ferguson in the short video “David Blaine Street Magic: YouTube Edition!”, a parody of magician David Blaine. The video became one of the most viewed, so Mikey wrote three more sequels, and even produced two of them.

Continued Success in the Late 2010s

In 2007, Mikey played various roles on the MTV comedy sketch show “Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz”, for which he also serves as a consultant writer. Afterwards, he appeared in the role of Cole in the 2008 adventure comedy “Bar Starz”, directed by Michael Pietrzalk, and then joined the cast of the NBC’s sitcom “Kath & Kim”, playing Craig Baker from 2008 to 2009. By the end of the decade, Mikey had also co-written and starred as Dave in Lori Elberg’s short comedy “Traffic Signals”, and portrayed Daniel Bennett in the made-for-TV comedy film “Nathan vs. Nurture”, both in 2010.

Projects in the Early 2010s

With the beginning of the next decade, Mikey Day continued to line up success after success.

Between 2010 and 2013 he provided his voice to various characters in 27 episodes of the animated comedy sketch series “Mad”, produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Concurrently with filming it, he also hosted the “JMZ” segment, a parody of TMZ on “The Jay Leno Show”.

At the same time, Mikey guest-starred as Derek in the episode “The Benefit of Forgetting” of the NBC romantic sitcom “Friends With Benefits” (2011), voiced Professor Oak in two episodes of the animated mini-series “Animation Domination High-Def” (2012), wrote James Logan’s short action comedy “Terminator: Termination” (2012), and wrote, produced and starred in various roles in the Cartoon Network comedy sketch show “Incredible Crew” (2012-2013).

“Saturday Night Live”

In 2013, Mikey Day was employed as a writer for the 39th season of the famous late-night live comedy sketch and variety show “Saturday Night Live”. Over the next three year, he wrote more than 60 episodes, and was then promoted to cast member – for his audition, Mikey imitated SNL actor Kyle Mooney and Donald Trump Jr. He made his SNL debut in the first episode of the 42nd season, and until now has appeared in 90 episodes of the show. His writing for SNL earned him a Writers Guild of America Award for Comedy/Variety Sketch Series, as well as a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

Other Projects in the Mid-2010s

Side by side with writing for SNL, Mikey Day also wrote for Adult Swim’s animated series “Robot Chicken” in 2014, and then joined the series as a voice actor continuing until the present. In the same year, he starred in Paul Emerson’s short comedy film “No Toddlerance”. In 2016, he was cast in the NBC variety show “Maya & Marty”, along with Martin Short, Maya Rudolph and Kenan Thompson, and also served as its co-head writer. He then portrayed Thomas Jefferson in the 2016 comedy film “Brother Nature” which he co-wrote and produced, and voiced Thin Skeleton in the 2017 NBC short animated comedy film “The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special”, which he also produced.

Recent and Upcoming Projects

In 2019, Mikey landed the role of Dev in Paul Downs Colaizzo’ directorial debut “Brittany Runs A Marathon”, and featured as Connor in the fantasy romantic comedy “Little”. Most recently, he played Axehead in Steven Brill’s 2020 Netflix comedy horror film “Hubie Halloween”, alongside Adam Sandler and Kevin James. He is currently working on two upcoming film projects – “Home Alone” and “Inspector Gadget”.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Mikey Day is apparently a very handsome man. He has short dark brown hair and blue eyes, stands at a height of 5ft 10ins (1.78m), while his weight is around 150lbs (68kgs), with an athletic build. His vital statistics and shoe size aren’t disclosed.

Personal Life: Is He Married?

Regarding his personal life, Mikey Day isn’t very open about it, however, it’s known that he was romantically linked with Selma Blair between 2008 and 2009. Following their split, he fell in love with actress and producer Paula Christensen after they started dating. In August 2012, the couple welcomed their first child, a son, whose name remains a mystery.

Although Mikey and Paula aren’t married, they are still going strong. The family divides their time between their residences in Los Angeles, California, and New York City.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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