Rob McElhenney

Rob McElhenney

  • Highest Rated: 83% Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% The Tollbooth (2006)
  • Birthday: Apr 14, 1977
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Philadelphia native Rob McElhenney struggled to find his footing as an actor in Los Angeles before deciding that the best way to get a job was to create his own series, and after collaborating with Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton to produce the pilot for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, it finally seemed as if his dreams of stardom were coming true. A hardworking stage actor who had previously essayed roles in numerous Fordham University productions in addition to dabbling in regional theater, McElhenney began segueing into film with supporting roles in such features as The Devil's Own, A Civil Action, and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing. When subsequent roles in Campfire Stories and Latter Days failed to ignite McElhenney's onscreen career, he turned to waiting tables as a means of making ends meet. All the while, McElhenney knew there was something more creative he could be doing, and after scraping together 200 dollars and a digital video camera he enlisted the aid of Day and Howerton to shoot a pilot for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Thankfully for McElhenney, the folks at FX liked the prototype pilot, and before he knew it they had ordered a whole season. In addition to his roles in creating the series, McElhenney also appeared onscreen as temperamental barkeep "Mac," who runs Paddy's Irish Pub alongside his three best friends, Charlie (Day), Dennis (Howerton), and Sweet Dee (Kaitlin Olson). The show enjoyed a run of many years, and launched the career of Charlie Day.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

13% The Tollbooth Simon Stanton 2006
45% Latter Days Harmon 2004
83% Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Aspiring Medical Student $3.1M 2001
82% Wonder Boys Student 2000
61% A Civil Action Teenager on Property 1998
34% The Devil's Own Kevin 1997

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

95% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
2005
Creator Director Screenwriter Mac Executive Producer Producer
  • 2019
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  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
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  • 2008
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  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet The F Word With Gordon Ramsay
2017
Guest
  • 2017
86% The Mindy Project
2012-2017
Lou Tookers
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
21% Unsupervised
2012
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2012
90% Lost
2004-2010
Aldo
  • 2010
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Dale Kershaw
  • 1997
No Score Yet Mythic Quest
Screenwriter

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