Rob McElhenney Bio, Age, Wiki, Height, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Tattoo, Fat, Movies

Rob McElhenney is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter best known for playing Mac on the FX/FXX comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Rob McElhenney Biography

Rob McElhenney is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter best known for playing Mac on the FX/FXX comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. McElhenney is also one of the developers, executive producers, and the creator of the show, which has provided him with writing and directing credits on various episodes.

Rob McElhenney Age

He was born on 14 April 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He is 45 years old as of 2022.

Rob McElhenney Height

He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Rob McElhenney Family

McElhenney is the son of Helena McElhenney and Robert McElhenney who are both of Irish descent. McElhenney is the eldest of three children. He was raised Roman Catholic.

McElhenney’s parents divorced when he was eight years old, after his mother came out as a lesbian. He was primarily raised by his father, but has said that his parents remained close after their divorce.

Through his father’s subsequent marriage, McElhenney also has a half-sister and stepsister. One of his closest friends, Joseph Dougherty Jr. of Delaware County, suggested the idea for what later would become It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

Rob McElhenney
Rob McElhenney

Through his father, McElhenney is the first cousin of Olympic Medalist, attorney, and activist Marcus N. McElhenney.

Rob McElhenney Wife | Rob Mcelhenney And Kaitlin Olson

Mcelhenney is married to actress Kaitlin Olson. The two met before the first season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia went into production. McElhenney hired her to

play the role of Dee Reynolds, and he became romantically interested in her “around season 2” of the series, believing her to be the funniest woman in show business. They were married in California on September 27, 2008.

In 2009, McElhenney and his wife announced their purchase of Skinner’s Bar at 226 Market Street in Philadelphia (39.949895°N 75.144795°W). It was renamed Mac’s Tavern.

The couple had their first child, Axel Lee McElhenney, on September 1, 2010. His wife went into labor at a Philadelphia Phillies game. The couples second son, Leo Grey McElhenney, was born on April 5, 2012.

Rob Mcelhenney Net Worth

Mcelhenney has an estimated net worth of $40 million.

Rob McElhenney Education

McElhenney attended Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia. After graduating, he moved to New York City. McElhenney audited several courses at Fordham University and temporarily lived on the campus with friends, but chose not to enroll.

Rob McElhenney Career

McElhenney got his first major role with a small part in The Devil’s Own, followed by small parts in Wonder Boys, A Civil Action, and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, though his roles in The Devil’s Own and Wonder Boys were cut out of the final edits.

McElhenney later had more substantial parts in The Tollbooth, and Latter Days and a small role in the Law & Order episode “Thrill”.

McElhenney later signed with FX. He was contracted as It’s Always Sunny’s showrunner, and both Howerton and Day were listed as executive producers.

He claimed that 50 weeks of each year are consumed by acting, producing, and writing for the show, but he did find time to appear in the third season of Lost in the episode “Not in Portland”.

This was a result of him meeting Lost co-creator and executive producer Damon Lindelof, who is a fan of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. McElhenney continued the role in Lost, featured again in the sixth season for a single episode.

McElhenney is a fan of Game of Thrones and was thrilled that the series’ writers, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff , asked to write an episode of It’s Always Sunny. McElhenney and his co-producers accepted the offer, resulting in the Season 9 episode “Flowers for Charlie” in 2013.

On July 21, 2015, he was confirmed by Mojang as the director of the animated Minecraft movie, announced for 2019. He has since left the project.

In 2017, McElhenney appeared as a guest in the acclaimed Fargo episode “The Law of Non-Contradiction”. He received praise for his performance from critics, who saw his character as a reference to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Rob McElhenney Game of Thrones

He appeared in the first episode of Season 8 called ‘wiwnterfell’ as IronBorn, a guard who took an arrow to the eye.

Rob Mcelhenney Fat | Rob Mcelhenney Weight Gain

In preparation for the seventh season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, McElhenney gained 50 lbs of extra weight and let his beard grow out to give extra humor to his character and add a new comedic direction for the season.

His co-star Charlie Day described the weight gain as “disgusting” and said that the rest of the cast were “a little on the fence about it for his own personal health and safety”.

Afterwards, McElhenney lost 23 lbs in a month after the season was finished filming. He lost more later in the year to film the next season.

Rob Mcelhenney Tattoos

Rob McElhenney has tattoos on his both shoulder often tagged as some of the worst tattoos, and yet he looks fantastic.

Rob Mcelhenney and Ryan Reynolds

Ryan and Rob became friends after Ryan texted Rob about Mac dancing on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, their friendship grew to the point that they even bought a European football team together. In February 2021 they completed their takeover of the National League club for £2m.

Rob Mcelhenney Movies And Tv Shows

Rob McElhenney Movies





The Tollbooth

Simon Stanton


Latter Days

Elder Harmon


Long Story Short



Thirteen Conversations About One Thing

Chris Hammond


Campfire Stories



Wonder Boys



A Civil Action

Teenager on property


The Devil’s Own


Rob McElhenney Tv Shows







Executive producer


The Cool Kids

Co-Executive producer



Officer Oscar Hunt

Episode: “The Law of Non-Contradiction”


On the Record with Mick Rock.

Executive producer


The Mindy Project

Louis “Lou” Tookers

4 episodes


Living Loaded

Pilot; also creator and executive producer



Executive producer


How to Be a Gentleman

Consulting producer

2007, 2010



2 episodes


It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Ronald “Mac” McDonald

Also creator, writer, producer and director



Andy Fesh

Episode: “Where There’s Smoke”


Law & Order

Joey Timon

Episode: “Thrill”


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