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Overview (4)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameRobert Dale McElhenney
Nickname Mac
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rob McElhenney was born on April 14, 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Dale McElhenney. He is a writer and producer, known for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005), Latter Days (2003) and Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet (2020). He has been married to Kaitlin Olson since September 27, 2008. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Kaitlin Olson (27 September 2008 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (4)

Recurring joke of Character's basing assumptions on Film/Televison cliches and being proven wrong.
Often includes references to retro action films or music, either through story or dialogue.
Vain, immoral characters lacking in self-awareness.
Humour from very dark characters and situations.

Trivia (13)

Went to high school with musician Donald McCloskey.
Engaged to Kaitlin Olson as of December 2007.
Shares a birthday with Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Rob and his wife, Kaitlin Olson, had their first child, a son named Axel Lee McElhenney, on September 1, 2010.
In June 2011, the New York Daily News reported that Rob McElhenney had gained 50 pounds in the previous 6 months specifically so that he and the other writers for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005) would be able to start making "fat jokes" about his character, Mac--particularly ones capitalizing on the pun, "Big Mac". A gain (or loss) of 50 pounds in 6 months represents a very rapid and potentially unhealthy rate of weight change.
He is of Irish, German, English, and Scottish descent.
Rob and Kaitlin Olson are expecting their second child [October 27, 2011].
Former roommate of Christopher Backus.
He is the only cast member of "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" who is from Philadelphia.
Rob and his wife, Kaitlin Olson, had their second son, Leo Grey McElhenney, on April 5, 2012.
Worked as a waiter before his acting career took off and even kept it during the first season of ''It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (2005)''.
Although his character in ''It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'' is very homophobic, Rob was raised by a lesbian couple who have a Domestic partnership.
He was signed on to write and direct a feature film adaptation of the Minecraft video game, with 'Steve Carell' attached for the lead role, but the project was quietly canceled.

Personal Quotes (6)

Dramas need to have a certain aesthetic that comedy just doesn't really seem to need to have.
Regardless of your metabolism, if you stop consuming so many calories, you will lose weight.
I feel like it's a dangerous and dark world if 'Sunny' becomes mainstream comedy. If you were to turn on CBS at 8 o'clock on Thursday and see an episode of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia,' I don't know if I want to live in that world.
If anything, when you're in your late 20s, early 30s, and then mid-30s, you're getting less attractive.
It just so happens that people aren't doing comedy about abortion or cannibalism or waterboarding. And that to me doesn't necessarily mean that there aren't aspects of those subjects that are funny, it just means that people are too uptight.
Look, it's not that hard. All you need to do is lift weights six days a week, stop drinking alcohol, don't eat anything after 7pm, don't eat any carbs or sugar at all, in fact just don't eat anything you like, get the personal trainer from Magic Mike, sleep nine hours a night, run three miles a day, and have a studio pay for the whole thing over a six to seven month span. I don't know why everyone's not doing this. It's a super realistic lifestyle and an appropriate body image to compare oneself to. - On His Body Transformation

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