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Charlie Day

Charles Peckham Day is an American actor, writer and producer. He is best known for playing Charlie Kelly on the sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005–present), for which he was nominated for a Critics' Choice Television Award and a Satellite Award in 2011. In 2020, he co-created the Apple TV+ comedy series Mythic Quest alongside Rob McElhenney and Megan Ganz. In film, he is known for his role as Dale in the films Horrible Bosses (2011) and its 2014 sequel, as well as for his roles in Monsters University (2013), Pacific Rim (2013), The Lego Movie (2014), Fist Fight (2017), Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019). From 2018 to 2019, Day was the executive producer on the Fox comedy The Cool Kids.

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Technically, I'm a New Yorker.
Yeah, I've always considered myself a musical person.
Both of my parents are actually music teachers. — © Charlie Day
Both of my parents are actually music teachers.
Actors put ourselves in awkward positions all the time.
Thinking of Plan B muddies up your chances of succeeding at Plan A.
My parents are more likely to know who Franz Liszt is than Snooki.
I waited tables in New York, and when you're in that line of work, you often have a horrible boss.
Still when I go on talk shows, I worry that I have to live up to a comedic persona.
The idea of doing stand-up is terrifying to me.
Growing up in Rhode Island, my friends would have strung me up if I had been a Yankees fan.
As an actor, sometimes you feel a pressure to change yourself from time to time.
Well, you know, I don't think anyone who writes a television series has a master plan from the beginning, and knows all the character traits, and everything that's going to happen.
I am a Patsy Cline fan. — © Charlie Day
I am a Patsy Cline fan.
Starting out, I bet I didn't get a lot of parts because of my strange voice. I'm not consciously thinking, 'Hey, sound like a squeaky dog toy mixed with a bagful of rusty nails.' It's just what my voice has done.
Knowing that I'm not a model and I'm never going to be has relieved me of the pressure of looking good. If you don't establish yourself as McDreamy then you don't have to live up to it.
I never saw myself as a comedian. I saw myself as a guy who can act funny.
Obviously, comedy, or art in general, or television, or whatever you want to call it's all subjective. But I do like to know what people are thinking. I don't know how long I'll keep doing that. As it goes on and on, I might become more fearful of it. For the time being, I'm not opposed to reading what people write.
Cats do not abide by the laws of nature.
Never trust a man whom you know to have acted like a scoundrel to others, whatever friendliness he may profess to feel towards yourself, however plausible he may be, or however kindly he may behave; be sure that, the moment he has anything to gain by so doing, he will "throw you over."
You're happy that people are seeing your work. As for the critics, it really hurts when they knock you.
For the people who don't know, my character could described, in a nutshell, as the bar dumb-dumb.
It doesn't really matter to me whether the 7-year-olds are big fans of my work. I'm happy just to be working at all. I do think it will be nice to have a movie that my son can watch.
Occasionally it can be a little disappointing to see rock gods in their 60s or 70s up on stage.
Everyone knows what it's like to feel like the underdog. Everyone wants to be accepted. Ultimately, everybody wants to be loved.
My wife is from Laurel, Mississippi, and she has a lot of relatives down in Louisiana, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport, Louisiana. We go down there a lot. We got married in New Orleans. She has a cousin who introduced me to swamp pop, which is sort of zydeco/Cajun music with a little uptempo pop swing. Now I'm a big zydeco fan, I'm a big swamp-music fan.
I have expanded my mind and destroyed my liver but I didn't give up.
I went to college to be a jock and to play on the baseball team. And then, I got cut and realized that that was it for that. I was really small. The other guys were really big, on that team. I was a bit of a theater nerd, and I was an art history major.
I don't think you should just do what makes you happy. Do what makes you great.
I was a theater guy growing up and I wanted to be Al Pacino, and I think I just looked and sounded too funny.
Sometimes even hearing a bad idea is a great way to get to a good idea.
I'm really into everything. Something I've been asked throughout the years I've done the show is, "What kind of music are you into?" I find that to be a bizarre question, because it implies there are people out there that are only into one specific kind of music. But I think I, like most people, enjoy a wide variety of music.
I think I, like most people, enjoy a wide variety of music. Yeah, I like some country stuff - old country stuff. I might not enjoy Billy Ray Cyrus or anything. But, you know, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, early Johnny Cash - absolutely.
I'm not the biggest fan of comedies where nothing is real.
People are demanding so much of me. They really want to pigeonhole me.
I am a classical fan. I like Debussy a lot, so I was trying to learn it on the piano. I've learned like a third of it, but I think I'm getting to a section that may be beyond my skill level.
I don't think you should just do what makes you happy. Do what makes you great. Do what's uncomfortable and scary and hard but pays off in the long run... Let yourself fail... And pick yourself up and fail again. Without that struggle, what is your success anyway?
I don't know any songs. People have asked me to play a song, and I say, "I don't know anything."
In my theater days I assumed that you had to get rid of yourself to do a character well, and I don’t think I was a very good actor when I did that. — © Charlie Day
In my theater days I assumed that you had to get rid of yourself to do a character well, and I don’t think I was a very good actor when I did that.
I'm always in the elements, it seems like it's pouring rain on me a lot and there's crowds of people pushing me around, and it feels very real. Which is great as a actor, you don't have to come up with too much of it. I'm always amazed.
Everyone feels like an underdog, at some point in their life. Even the best-looking people and the most athletic probably have a phase in their life - a year or two - where they're awkward or they have braces.
I was the world's smallest man, covered in freckles with a squeaky, scratchy voice. And I still am, but I've learned to love myself.
As an actor, I think every moment in your life is giving you a new set of tools. You’re constantly absorbing new information that you can put back onto the screen.
Writing is like pulling your hair out. You have nothing, and you can't think of anything, but you have to think of something.
Both of my parents are actually music teachers. I think I got to a certain age where I decided I'd rather be a baseball player than a musician. Now, like most kids, I regret it.
I love Queen. Not all of it. Some of it, I can't get into. But "Don't Stop Me Now" is a pretty hilarious song. It's a good pick-me-up in the car.
You do not have to be fearless, just don't let fear stop you.
I put myself in the category of "Lucky Guy," and my hopes for the future are that I can continue to push the envelope for myself, and creatively and see what's next.
There are times in your life when you feel like the dumbest man on the planet and you’re insecure about something, and then there are times where you feel like, “Hey, I’m a pretty smart guy and I’m pulling it together …”
I think people are surprised when I string two sentences together. But I had a fiercely academic upbringing. — © Charlie Day
I think people are surprised when I string two sentences together. But I had a fiercely academic upbringing.
I always was a funny guy, the class clown. I had a very funny dad and an extremely funny grandmother.
I think we're all guilty of mistaking the actors we've seen over and over again - we think we know them.
I had my own insecurities, which a lot of my comedy would come from, about not being able to live up to their academic expectations. Acting out those insecurities was a way of confronting them, like, “Let me just lean into being a guy who can’t read or write.”
When it came to hip-hop... I don't know. Maybe I was insecure. You know, this is the early '90s. If you were a white guy, and you were rapping, that wasn't as accepted yet. I was scared of the quiet Northeast suburbs, so I couldn't embrace my full rapper self.
I didn’t know that it was going to launch a quote-unquote comedic career. I just wanted to do anything other than wait tables.
You live your comedic life close to the edge, you're gonna cross the line and offend people.
I especially like Duke Ellington jazz, which is a little more... I lived in New York for a while. I lived in Harlem for a bit, and I just fell in love with the idea of that era of New York, that jazz era, especially jazz in Harlem.
There are certain episodes that on the page I thought, "Oh boy, this is going to be the funniest episode." And there are other ones that went in, fingers crossed, saying, "Oh well, let's hope something good comes out of it." Oftentimes, those ones wind up being the best ones.
I always have my best thoughts on the toilet.
I've never written anything that wasn't somewhat of a collaboration. I don't know how people do it on their own.
You cannot let a fear of failure or a fear of comparison or a fear of judgment stop you from doing what’s going to make you great. You cannot succeed without this risk of failure. You cannot have a voice without the risk of criticism and you cannot love without the risk of loss.
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