Mikey Day

Michael William Day is an American actor, comedian, writer and producer. A native of Orange County, California, Day studied theater at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a Groundlings alumnus. He went on to write for several television shows. He joined Saturday Night Live as a writer in its 39th season, became a featured player in its 42nd, and was promoted to a repertory player beginning with its 44th.

Early life and education

Day was born March 20, 1980, in Orange County, California. He attended Panorama Elementary School and later graduated from El Modena High School, the same high school as actor Milo Ventimiglia in Orange, where he was involved in the drama program and the associated student body. He wrote comedic sketches for monthly assemblies and made the theme for his homecoming "Batman". Day graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in theater.


Day began his career with the Groundlings, a Los Angeles-based improvisational theater group. With the Groundlings, Day and Michael Naughton wrote and co-starred in David Blaine Street Magic, a parody of magician David Blaine, portrayed by Mitch Silpa. The video, posted to YouTube, was once one of the most-viewed videos on the site.
Day was an original cast member on the Nick Cannon's improvisational comedy series Wild 'n Out on MTV. He played various characters in the Groundling stage show Groundlings, In The Study, With The Candlestick in early 2009 and directed Groundlings Space Camp. Day wrote for Showtime's The Underground in 2006.
Day starred in NBC's Kath & Kim remake, wrote for and co-produced the Cartoon Network show Incredible Crew, and wrote for Adult Swim's Robot Chicken in 2014. Day hosted a recurring segment parodying TMZ from 2010 to 2013 on The Jay Leno Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Day was a featured cast member of NBC variety show Maya & Marty, alongside Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, and Kenan Thompson. He also served as one of the show's co-head writers.

2013–present: ''Saturday Night Live''

Day was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live in 2013 for its 39th season. He wrote many sketches featuring cast member & former Wild 'n Out co-star Taran Killam, with whom he wrote the screenplay to Brother Nature.
He was promoted to featured player for season 42. For his audition, he impersonated Donald Trump Jr. and SNL actor Kyle Mooney. His debut appearance was in season 42's first episode, October 1, 2016, hosted by Margot Robbie. Bobby Moynihan, Streeter Seidell, and Day wrote the sketch "Haunted Elevator" for the October 22, 2016 episode of SNL. Starring Tom Hanks as David S. Pumpkins, Day played one of two dancing skeletons in the sketch. The sketch went viral, and he reprised the role for The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special.
;Celebrity impressions on Saturday Night Live
;Recurring characters on Saturday Night Live
Day is in a relationship with actress Paula Christensen. Their son was born in August 2012.


2016Brother NatureThomas JeffersonOsmany Rodriguez
Matt Villines
Also writer
2019Brittany Runs a MarathonDevPaul Downs Colaizzo
2019LittleConnorTina Gordon Chism
TBAHubie HalloweenSteven BrillPost-production
TBAHome AloneDan MazerFilming; also writer

2004AngelO'SheaEpisode: "Why We Fight"
2004Faking the VideoFake PA
2004World Cup ComedyHimself
2005–2014, 2018Wild 'n OutHimselfAlso consulting producer
2005Reno 911!School GuyEpisode: "The Prefect of Wanguani"
2006Totally AwesomeCharlieTV movie
2006'Various11 episodes; also writer
2007Short CircuitzHimselfAlso consultant writer
2007Say What? Karaoke 2.0Himself
2007Online NationDave
2008Bar StarzCole
2008Kath & KimCraig17 episodes
2010Nathan vs. NurtureDaniel BennettTV movie
2010–2013MadVarious voices27 episodes
2011Friends with BenefitsDerekEpisode: "The Benefit of Forgetting"
2012Animation Domination High-DefProfessor Oak 2 episodes; TV mini-series
2013Incredible CrewCosmos Megahead/Fred Johnson/LifeguardAlso supervising producer, writer
2014–presentRobot ChickenVarious voices14 episodes; also writer
2016IdiotsitterEpisode: "Ex-Boyfriend"
2016Maya & MartyHimself/Various6 episodes; also co-head writer
2016–presentSaturday Night LiveHimself/VariousAlso writer
2017The David S. Pumpkins Halloween SpecialLeft Skeleton TV movie; also writer