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Rob McElhenney Biography, Age, Career, Acting, Marital Status, and Net Worth
Robert McElhenney III abbreviated as Rob McElhenney is an American well-known actor, businessman, and filmmaker. He is notably known for his role as Ronald “Mac” McDonald on the FX/FXX comedy series, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005 to present). Which he created and co-developed and on which he serves as an executive producer, co-writer, and occasional director.
Moreover, he is known for his role as Ian Grimm on the Apple TV+ comedy series, Mythic Quest (2020 to present) which he co-created and on which he serves as a co-writer and executive producer.
Rob McElhenney is 45 years old as of August 2022, having been born on April 14, 1977, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Rob shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Chris Wood, Abby Franke, Brady Potter, Abigail Breslin, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and many more.
Rob McElhenney Family
He was born to Robert McElhenney (Father) and Helena McElhenney (Mother). His parents are both of Irish descent. However, his parents divorced when Rob was eight years old after his mother came out as a lesbian.
He has four siblings, two younger brothers, a half-sister, and a stepsister. One of his sister’s names is Katie McElhenney, an author.
Rob McEllhenney Education
He received his high school education at Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School. After high school, he briefly attended Temple University.
Rob McElhenney Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life, Kaitlin Olson (born on August 18, 1975) an American actress. They married on September 27, 2008, in California.
Rob McElhenney Kids
He and his wife Kaitlin have two kids. Two sons by the name, Axel Lee McElhenney (born on September 1, 2010) and Leo Gray McElhenney (born on April 5, 2012).
Rob McElhenney Career
In 1997, he had his first major acting role with a small part in the film, The Devil’s Own, though his role was cut out of the final edit. He followed this with small parts in the films A Civil Action, Wonder Boys, and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing. Later, he had more substantial parts in the films Latter Days and The Tollbooth, and a guest role in the Law & Order episode “Thrill”. Next, he was optioned with Paul Schrader attached to direct but the project fell through after a year of edits and rewrites. Initially based in New York City, at the age of 25, he moved to Los Angeles. When he was 27 years old, he was waiting tables between acting jobs and had met Glenn Howerton through his agent as well as meeting Charlie Day while shooting a horror film in New York City.
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His idea for a sitcom starring himself, Howerton, and Day came from a suggestion originally made by one of his closest childhood friends. Thus the pilot was filmed on a budget of $200 and pitched to various cable networks. After receiving offers from many of the networks, Rob chose to sign with FX as they allowed him more creative freedom, and the show was eventually titled It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Therefore Rob was contracted as its showrunner while both Howerton and Day were listed as executives. Rob went on to say that 50 weeks per year are taken up by acting, producing, and writing for It’s Always Sunny though he did find time to appear in the Lost episode “Not in Portland”.
This resulted from him meeting Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof, who is a fan of It’s Always Sunny. Later, he reprised his Lost role in another episode. Moreover, Rob is a fan of Game of Thrones and said that he was thrilled when the series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss asked him if they could write an episode of It’s Always Sunny. Thus he and his co-producers accepted the offer resulting in the episode “Flowers for Charlie” in 2013. Furthermore, he had a cameo appearance in 2019 as an extra in the Game of Thrones episode “Winterfell”. Mojang confirmed Rob as the director of the upcoming animated Minecraft movie in July 2015. But he later left the project. Next, he appeared in a guest role as a police officer in the acclaimed Fargo episode “The Law of Non-Contradiction” in 2017.
Because of his performance, he received praise from critics who saw many of his character’s traits and plot points as references to It’s Always Sunny. In 2020, he co-created the Apple TV+ comedy series Mythic Quest alongside Charlie Day and Megan Ganz. Moreover, he stars on the show as Ian Grimm and serves as a writer and executive producer. The series also received critical acclaim with the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes giving the series an 89% approval rating. Rob announced on June 7, 2022, the launch of a new entertainment-tech company named Adim, co-founded by himself, Chase Rosenblatt, Melissa Kaspers, Spencer Marell, and Richard Rosenblatt.
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A Career in Business Interests
It was announced by the Wrexham Supporters Trust on September 23, 2020, that a business partner had been formed by Rob and Canadian actor, Ryan Reynolds. And that they were in talks to purchase the Welsh football team Wrexham AFC. It was confirmed on November 16, that the two had successfully taken over the club after receiving the backing of the Wrexham Supporters Trust.
Rob McElhenney Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 9¾inches (1.77m) and has unknown weight.
Rob McElhenney’s Salary and Net Worth
He has an estimated annual salary of $5 million and a net worth of $50 million
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