Who is Mikey Day?
Mike Day is an American comedian, actor, writer and producer, who is probably best known to the world for his work on the popular comedy sketch show “Saturday Night Live” (SNL). Mikey joined the cast in 2016 and since then has not only appeared on screen but also written numerous sketches, which have made him popular. In addition, Mikey has appeared in several films, and has been providing a voice to characters in the popular animated series “Robot Chicken”.
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Mikey Day Biography- Age, Childhood, and Education
Born Michael William Day on the 20th March 1980, in Orange County, California USA, he went to Panorama Elementary School, and then attended El Modena High School in Orange.
While in high school, Mikey started displaying his interest in theater and drama, and he joined the drama program and the associated student body. He would also write comedic sketches for monthly assemblies. After high school matriculation, Mikey enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in theatre.
Following graduation, Mikey joined the improv group Groundlings, based in Los Angeles. His first on-screen appearance was in the TV comedy “The Mike & Ben Show” in 1999.
Six years later, Mikey joined the cast of the popular comedy series “Wild ‘N Out”, and from 2005 to 2016 featured in 90 episodes of the popular show. This made him popular within Hollywood, and allowed him to pursue other opportunities. As a member of the Groundlings, Mikey was working on the parody film on the popular illusionist David Blaine, in which Mikey co-starred alongside Mitch Silpa. The short film and video was uploaded onto YouTube, and at one time was one of the most-viewed videos on the site. Because of the popularity, he and the rest of the crew started working on the sequel, and “David Blaine Street Magic Part 2” and “David Blaine Street Magic Part 3” were released in 2007.
He continued to improve his career, firstly by portraying Craig Baker in the TV series “Kath & Kim” (2008-2009), and then became the correspondent on “The Jay Leno Show” (2009-2010); when Leno became the host of the “Tonight Show”, he moved with him and served as a correspondent until 2013. He was then recruited by “SNL”, first as a writer, but then for the featured player, starting in 2016.
Rise to Stardom
Since his first on-screen appearance in “SNL”, Mikey has become a celebrity in Hollywood. He featured in over 80 sketches, portraying such celebrities as Donald Trump Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt, Roy Moore, Prince Harry, Matt Duffer, and many others.
Furthermore, some of his most popular recurring characters on “SNL” are Greg Duncan, and Mort Fellner, who is a supercentenarian. Since joining “SNL”, Mikey has worked on several other projects, including the films “Brother Nature” (2016), “Brittany Runs a Marathon” (2019), and is now working on the “Home Alone Reboot”, scheduled for release late in 2020, and also on the film “Hubie Halloween”, which is currently in post-production.
Writer and Voice Actor
Mikey is a talented writer, and has worked on several projects in Hollywood.
He started with that short “David Blaine” parody film, and then served as a staff writer on the TV series “The Underground”. He teamed up with Nick Cannon for numerous projects, including “Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz”, and then on the show “Incredible Crew” (2012-2013). From 2013 to 2016 he worked as a writer on “SNL”, before he was selected as an actor, and has since written the film “Brother Nature”, then the script for “The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards” in 2018. He is also the writer of the “Home Alone Reboot”, and is working on the film “Inspector Gadget”, which is currently in pre-production.
Mikey is also a voice actor, and in 2010 made his debut by lending his voice to several characters in the animated comedy series “Mad”, through 2013. Meantime in 2012 he appeared in the short film “Terminator: Termination”, in which he portrayed John Connor, and was the voice of Jerry. In 2014, he joined “Robot Chicken”, and until 2019 voiced such characters as RoboCop, Shredder, Raphael, among others.
Mikey Day Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
Mikey has proven his talents working in several fields of show business, and his wealth has increased according to his success. His wealth is estimated at $3 million, as of early 2020.
Mikey Day stands at 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, while he weighs approximately 150lbs ~ 68kgs. His vital statistics are unknown, though he has an athletic build. His eyes are blue and he has brown hair.
Mikey Day Personal Life, Dating, Marriage, Children
Mikey is a rather private person and there aren’t that many details available about him. However, he is in a relationship with stage, TV, and film actress Paula Christensen, who is best known to the world for appearances in such plays as “Se Llama Cristina”, among others. The two have been together almost a decade, and have a son together, born in August 2012.
Before Paula, Mikey was in a relationship with Selma Blair from 2008 to 2009.
Mikey Day News, Facts, Influence
Mikey is a star thanks to the popularity of “SNL”, and a number of magazines and online sites publish articles about his recent endeavors as an “SNL” cast member. He gained popularity with the recent viral video, which is a dad prank sketch from the show. Numerous of his other sketches on “SNL” have become extremely popular, including the “David S. Pumpkins” sketch, which only boosted his popularity and wealth as well.
Day is very active on social media, promoting his career, but also sharing details from his personal life, as he often uploads pictures and videos of his girlfriend and son on Instagram.