Rob McElhenney

Rob McElhenney

Highest Rated: 46% Latter Days (2004)

Lowest Rated: 46% Latter Days (2004)

Birthday: Apr 14, 1977

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Rob McElhenney created a cult phenomenon that would vault him into pop consciousness as one of a foursome of the most narcissistic, amoral, degenerate and funny losers ever to grace American television. A Philadelphia native, McElhenney followed the well-worn path to New York and Los Angeles in search of jobs, which often wound up being in the foodservice industry. Winning supporting film roles that too often wound up cut from the final print, he and friends Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day put together a rudimentary pilot for a situation comedy show about the underbelly of the struggling actor's life in L.A. The creators tweaked it to make it even more blue-collar and anti-Hollywood, resetting it in McElhenney's hometown. "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (2005- ) premiered on FX in 2005, produced by, written by and starring the three creators, along with McElhenney's soon-to-be-wife Kaitlin Olson, as foul-mouthed, would-be cosmopolitan slackers running a Philly bar and bumbling through weekly sequences of flinch-inducing buffoonery and depraved get-rich-quick schemes. The show was soon embraced by a rabid following for its relentless disregard for politesse and a conspicuous lack of any redemptive traits of its characters. Putting his own twisted stamp on the medium, McElhenney became another successful case of unfettered creativity let loose upon an unsuspecting public.

Highest rated movies

Latter Days




46% 79% Latter Days Harmon (Character) $819.9K 2004
No Score Yet 20% Campfire Stories Ricky (Character) - 2001


97% 84% Mythic Quest Ian (Character),
Executive Producer
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020-2021
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2020
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2020 2013
No Score Yet 42% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2020
94% 93% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Mac (Character),
2015-2019 2005-2013
86% 83% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015
88% 91% Lost Aldo (Guest Star) 2010 2007
No Score Yet 83% ER Andy Fesh (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1997


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