|A.K.A.||Michael William “Mikey” Day|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||20 March 1980, Orange County|
Michael William “Mikey” Day (born March 20, 1980) is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, and voice actor.
Life and career
Day was born in Orange County, California. He graduated from El Modena High School in Orange, California as an honors student in 1998, where he was involved in the drama program. During high school, he portrayed a victim in a staged automobile accident to give his classmates a sense of the dangers of intoxicated driving.
In 2002, Day graduated from UCLA with a degree in theatre. Subsequently, he became a member of The Groundlings, a Los Angeles-based improv and sketch comedy troupe. He performed at the ImprovOlympic in Hollywood for three months.
Day made a guest appearance on The WB’s series Angel in 2004. He had appeared on MTV’s reality series Faking the Video. He also appeared on an episode of the improv comedy series World Cup Comedy.
He is a cast member on MTV’s improv comedy series Wild ‘N Out. Day appeared in a sketch comedy series called The Underground on Showtime. He is also known for his role as Evan Ferguson in the YouTube video series David Blaine Street Magic: YouTube Edition.
Day starred in NBC’s primetime comedy Kath & Kim.
Also, Day hosted a recurring segment called “JMZ” on The Jay Leno Show.
Day is also a writer and voice actor for Robot Chicken.
Maya & Marty
Beginning in May 2016, Day appeared as a cast member on the weekly NBC variety show Maya & Marty (alongside Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, and Kenan Thompson). Day also served as one of the show’s co-head writers.
Recurring characters on Maya & Marty
- Daniel Barnes, the son half of a father-and-son law firm, who is unable to live up to his father’s standards
- Mario, of Super Mario Bros.
Celebrity impressions on Maya & Marty
- James Van Der Beek
Saturday Night Live
Currently, Day is a featured cast member on the sketch comedy/variety series Saturday Night Live.
Day began appearing as a featured player on the October 1, 2016 episode of SNL. His debut appearance was as an unattractive man named Matt Shatt, whose marriage to a very attractive woman (played by host Margot Robbie) raised questions from a news team.
On October 22, 2016, Day played one of two dancing skeletons in the popular “Haunted Elevator (ft. David S. Pumpkins)” sketch. This sketch, starring Tom Hanks, currently has 5.6 million views on Youtube.
Celebrity impressions on SNL
- Donald Trump Jr.
- Tim Kaine
- Matt Duffer
- “Notable alumni of the Groundlings improv troupe”. CBS News. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
- Eileen Reslen (July 4, 2013). “‘Wild ‘N Out’ Throwback Thursday: Mikey Day Recalls Katt Williams’ Generous Denim Stipend”. MTV Show Blog. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
- Metro News Services (February 23, 2009). “Blair wanted to be a photographer”. Metro News. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
- Getlen, Larry (September 13, 2009). “Leno’s team”. New York Post. Retrieved 2009-10-24.
- Joe Delillo (March 31, 2014). “Writer gives ‘SNL’ some Orange flavor”. O.C. Register. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
|2016||Brother Nature||Thomas Jefferson||Also writer|
|2004||Faking the Video||Fake PA|
|2004||World Cup Comedy||Himself|
|2005–2014||Wild ‘n Out||Himself||Also consulting producer|
|2005||Reno 911!||School Guy|
|2006||Underground, TheThe Underground||Various|
|2007||Say What? Karaoke 2.0||Himself|
|2008||Kath & Kim||Craig|
|2010; 2011||MAD||Various/Additional Voices||Voice role|
|2011||Friends with Benefits||Derek|
|2013||Incredible Crew||Comsos Megahead/Fred Johnson/Lifeguard||Also supervising producer/writer|
|2014–present||Robot Chicken||Various characters||Voice role
|2016–present||Maya & Marty||Himself/Various||Also co-head writer|
|2016–present||Saturday Night Live||Himself/Various||Also writer|