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Mike O'Malley



A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, comedian-cum-actor Mike O'Malley discovered a passion for drama during his collegiate years. After completing university, O'Malley moved to Manhattan, did graduate studies in theater for two years, and toiled away at a lengthy series of menial jobs (one of which reportedly involved selling typewriters), meanwhile essaying scattered acting assignments on the side. Early work included a role as a spokesperson in television commercials (with some particularly high-profile spots for ESPN) and an emcee on children's programs including the Nickelodeon cable network's sports-themed series Guts. O'Malley's breakthrough arrived in late 1999, when NBC (doubtless encouraged by the success of Seinfeld and other standup-headlined sitcoms) signed him to executive produce, script, and star in his own eponymous television series, The Mike O'Malley Show; unfortunately, it bowed to horrendous reviews and ratings, and received almost immediate cancellation by the network.

Not long after, O'Malley moved into feature film work, with supporting roles in films including the Sandra Bullock alcoholism-themed seriocomedy 28 Days (2000), the George Clooney/Renee Zellweger period screwball comedy Leatherheads (2008) and the Eddie Murphy-headlined sci-fi comedy Meet Dave (2008). O'Malley then returned to NBC -- albeit not in a starring vein -- as a supporting cast member of the series drama My Own Worst Enemy (2008). That program starred Christian Slater as a victim of multiple personality disorder. And though occasional high profile film roles in Eat Pray Love and Cedar Rapids proved he had what it took to impress on the silver screen, it was O'Malley's guest appearance as Kurt Hummel's father Burt on Glee that earned the actor his first Emmy nomination in 2010, and led to a recurring role on one of television's most popular shows.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
85% Sully
  • Charles Porter
2016
60% Concussion
  • Daniel Sullivan
2015
35% Stephen King's A Good Marriage
  • Bill Gaines
2014
13% R.I.P.D.
  • Elliot
2013
No Score Yet 3 Geezers!
  • Mike
2013
33% Certainty
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2012
6% So Undercover
  • Sam
2012
86% Cedar Rapids
  • Mike Pyle
2011
36% Eat Pray Love
  • Andy Shiraz
2010
No Score Yet The People Speak
  • Actor
2009
20% Meet Dave
  • Knox
2008
53% Leatherheads
  • Mickey
2008
No Score Yet On Broadway
  • Father Rolie O'Toole
2008
6% The Perfect Man
  • Lenny Horton
2005
31% 28 Days
  • Oliver
2000
48% Pushing Tin
  • Pete
1999
48% Deep Impact
  • Mike Perry
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Shameless USA
2011-2016
  • Screenwriter
42% Welcome to the Family
2013
  • Dan Yoder
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • New York Policeman #1
70% Glee
2009-2015
  • Burt Hummel
92% Shameless
2011
  • Screenwriter
97% Justified
2010-2015
  • Nicky Augustine Nick Augustine
91% Raising Hope
2010-2014
  • Mason Hope Jim Hughes
90% Parenthood
2010-2015
  • Jim Kazinsky
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
97% Survivor's Remorse
2014
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer

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