Michael William Day, known popularly as Mikey Day, is a man of multiple talents. He is an actor, comedian, and game show host who has also worked as a writer and director for numerous projects. Mikey did some notable work in the industry as a comedian before being cast as a member of the famous sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. In his career of over two decades, Mikey has made his name as a popular comedy artist and has also earned a handsome net worth of $3 million. For more details about Mikey Day’s net worth in 2023, his personal and professional life, best works, etc, follow this article to the end.
Mikey Day Net Worth 2023
|Net worth (2023)||$3 million (est.)|
Mikey Day’s Personal Biography
Mikey Day was born on March 20, 1980, in Orange, California. Details about his parents are not known. Mikey is the only child of his parents. He attended Panorama Elementary School and later graduated from El Modena High School where he was a member of the drama program and the student government. In school, Day used to write comedic sketches for monthly assemblies. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in theater.
In 2008 Day began dating popular actress Selma Blair. They met on the set of the American sitcom “Kath and Kim” and dated for 2 years before breaking up in 2010. Blair is a well-renowned actress in Hollywood known for her roles in movies like “Legally Blonde”, “The Sweetest Thing”, “Hellboy”, “Storytelling”, “A Guy Thing”, etc. Later, Day entered into a relationship with actress Paula Christensen and together the couple has one son. Paula is also an actress from Argentina known for “Modern Family”, “FBI”, and “Tres”.
|Full name||Michael William Day|
|Profession||Actor, comedian, writer, producer|
|Year active||1999 – present|
|Age||Born on March 20, 1980|
|Place of birth||Orange, California, US|
|Education||University of California, Los Angeles|
Mikey Day’s Professional Career
Mikey Day began his career with the popular improvisational theater group, Groundlings. Along with fellow comedy actor Michael Naughton, he wrote and co-starred in the parody of magician David Blaine called “David Blaine Street Magic”. The video became a major hit on YouTube becoming one of the most-viewed videos on the platform. He also played several characters in the Groundlings stage show “Groundlings, In The Study, With The Candlestick”.
As a writer Day wrote 11 episodes for the comedy sketch “The Underground” in 2006. In 2009, he appeared in the American remake of the Australian sitcom “Kath & Kim”. From 2010 to 2013 Mikey hosted “JMZ”, a parody of “TMZ” on “The Jay Leno Show” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. In 2013, Day wrote and co-produced the Cartoon Network show “Incredible Crew” and wrote for Adult Swim’s animated comedy “Robot Chicken” in 2014. In 2016, he was cast as a member of the NBC variety show “Maya & Marty” for which he was also one of the co-head writers.
Along with his writing partner Streeter Seidell, Day co-wrote the sixth film in the Home Alone franchise “Home Sweet Home Alone”. The movie was released in 2021 but failed to make much impression on the fans and critics and bombed at the box office. Apart from this, Mikey has two other projects in development for Disney, a live-action “Inspector Gadget” film and a remake of “SpaceCamp”.
Saturday Night Live
The breakthrough role of Mikey Day came in 2013 when he was hired as a writer for the 39th season of Saturday Night Live (SNL). He wrote many sketches for the cast member Taran Killam on the show that were major hits among the audience. After spending three seasons with the show, Day was promoted to featured player for season 42. He did impressions of Donald Trump Jr. and SNL actor Kyle Mooney for his auditions and made his debut in season 42’s first episode in 2016.
Day’s most popular sketch in the season was “Haunted Elevator” which featured famous actor Tom Hanks that he co-wrote with fellow writers Bobby Moynihan and Streeter Seidell. The sketch became so viral that a Halloween special sequel named “The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special” was created in 2017. Owing to his immense popularity on the show, Day was once again promoted to a repertory player at the beginning of season 44.
Popular Impressions of Mikey Day
Here are some celebrities that Mikey Day has impersonated on Saturday Night Live:
- Prince Harry
- Elon Musk
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Adam Levine
- Colin Farrell
- Jack Dorsey
- Donald Trump Jr.
- Sam Worthington
- Travis Barker
Movies & Television Shows
Check below the list of some of the popular movies and television series in which Mikey Day has appeared.
- American Hustle: The Movie (2007)
- Brother Nature (2016)
- Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)
- Little (2019)
- Hubie Halloween (2020)
- Home Sweet Home Alone (2021)
- Angel (2004)
- Totally Awesome (2006)
- The Underground (2006)
- Kath & Kim (2008)
- Mad (2010)
- Robot Chicken (2014)
- Idiotsitter (2016)
- Maya & Marty (2016)
- Saturday Night Live (2016)
- Is It Cake? (2022)
Mikey Day on Social Media
Frequently Asked Questions
$3 million (approx.)
Is It Cake?
Both Mikey Day and Charlie Day are comedians and actors, but they are not related by blood.