Mike O'Malley

Actor, Playwright
Though Mike O'Malley established himself as a credible comedic everyman as the title character of the short-lived sitcom, "Life with Roger" (The WB, 1996-97), it was a series of commercials for ESPN that brought him ... Read more »
Born: 10/30/1966 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (51)

Glee 2009 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Good Marriage 2014 (Movie)

Bill Gaines (Actor)

Raising Hope 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

3 Geezers! 2013 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Axe Cop 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Behind the Candelabra 2013 (Movie)

Tracy Schnelker (Actor)

Justified 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

R.I.P.D. 2013 (Movie)

Elliot (Actor)

Welcome to the Family 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Glee: Don't Stop Believing 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Parks and Recreation 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cedar Rapids 2011 (Movie)

Mike Pyle (Actor)

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Law & Order 1990 - 1991, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

So Undercover 2011 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Eat Pray Love 2010 (Movie)

Andy Shiraz (Actor)

Glenn Martin, DDS 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parenthood 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Name is Earl 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Own Worst Enemy 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

World's Funniest Office Commercials 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Leatherheads 2008 (Movie)

Mickey (Actor)

Meet Dave 2008 (Movie)

Knox (Actor)

On Broadway 2008 (Movie)

Father Rolie O'Toole (Actor)

Yes, Dear 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Perfect Man 2005 (Movie)

Lenny Horton (Actor)

Unscripted 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual CMA Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny Flubs & Screw-Ups XI 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS and VH1 Grammy Countdown 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS's Funny Flubs & Screw-Ups (11/09/01) 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS's Funny Flubs & Screw-Ups (11/16/01) 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny Flubs & Screw-Ups X 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

28 Days 2000 (Movie)

Oliver (Actor)

Baby Blues 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Big Holiday Help-a-Thon 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mike O'Malley Show 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Pushing Tin 1999 (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

Above Freezing 1998 (Movie)

Artie (Actor)

Deep Impact 1998 (Movie)

Mike Perry (Actor)

Life With Roger 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The WB's Second Annual New Year's Eve Jam 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon GUTS 1992 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Terror 1977 (Movie)

Club Barman (Actor)

Get the Picture (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Shameless 1990 - 1991, 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Survivor's Remorse 1990 - 1991, 2010 - 2011, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

Certainty 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (2)

Certainty 2012 (Movie)

(from play: "Searching for Certainty") (Source Material)

Certainty 2012 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Biography

Though Mike O'Malley established himself as a credible comedic everyman as the title character of the short-lived sitcom, "Life with Roger" (The WB, 1996-97), it was a series of commercials for ESPN that brought him widespread attention. Directed by comedic genius Christopher Guest, the spots featured O'Malley as "The Rick," a likable sports fanatic in backward baseball cap whom all frat boys across the country could relate to. NBC gave O'Malley the green light to portray a slacker version of himself in the "The Mike O'Malley Show" (NBC, 1999) and his rise to fame finally seemed assured. But when the show was panned as sub-generic by the critics and ignored by the viewers, the network pulled the plug after only two episodes. O'Malley quickly found a new role on the popular "Yes Dear" (CBS, 2000-06), but was increasingly frustrated with being typecast as average schlubs in baseball caps. Then in 1999 O'Malley was finally given the opportunity to showcase his dramatic skills on the pop culture phenomenon, "Glee" (FOX, 2009 - ), in which he portrayed a blue-collar dad struggling to come to terms with his openly gay son. He joined "Glee" as a regular on season two as his film career began to take off with projects including the Julia Roberts vehicle, "Eat Pray Love'' (2010). Once underestimated as just another "half-hour laugh track" guy, O'Malley was finally receiving the respect he had long deserved

Relationships

Tony O'Malley

Father

Marianne O'Malley

Mother

Liam O'Malley

Brother

Marianne O'Malley

Sister

Kerry O'Malley

Sister

EDUCATION

University of New Hampshire

Durham , New Hampshire

Milestones

2010

Appeared in "Eat Pray Love" opposite Julia Roberts, directed by "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy

2009

Cast as a gay teen's understanding and loving father in FOX's "Glee"; earned an Emmy (2010) nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

2008

Appeared opposite Christian Slater in NBC's "My Own Worst Enemy"

2008

Cast in "Leatherheads," opposite George Clooney and John Krasinski

2005

Cast in the romantic comedy "The Perfect Man" starring Hilary Duff

2000

Had supporting role as a preppy drug addict in "28 Days", starring Sandra Bullock

2000

Co-starred with Anthony Clark in the CBS fall sitcom "Yes, Dear"

1999

Played an air traffic controller in "Pushing Tin"

1999

Headlined own short-lived eponymous NBC sitcom "The Mike O'Malley Show"

1998

Feature film debut as lead in "Above Freezing"

1998

Appeared as an astronomy teacher in "Deep Impact"

1996

Played leading role in The WB sitcom "Life With Roger"

1994

First play produced, "Three Years From Thirty"; also acted in production

1994

Appeared in the Nickelodeon special "The Big Help"

1992

Served as host of "Nickelodeon GUTS"

1991

TV acting debut, bit role as a policeman in an episode of "Law & Order" (NBC)

1991

Hosted the Nickelodeon game show "Get the Picture"

Appeared in a series of commercials for ESPN as 'The Rick', the ultimate sports fan

Raised in Nashua, New Hampshire

Bonus Trivia

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He was the initial recipient of the University of New Hampshire Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts in 1997.

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