Rob McElhenney is an American film and television actor who currently has a net worth of $50 million. He is maybe best known for his role as ‘Mac’ on the hit series ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’. Rob McElhenney was also majorly instrumental in the show’s creation, working as the producer, writer, creator, director, and developer.
Outside of the show, Rob has worked on several other television and film projects.
McElhenney was born on April 14, 1977, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Raised in a Catholic household by two brothers who later came out as gay, and his mother (who later came out as a lesbian) and father divorced when he was eight years old.
After he graduated from high school, Rob McElhenney attended Temple University. His close friend Joseph Dougherty Jr. gave him the idea that resulted in the creation of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’.
Rob McElhenney Career
Rob McElhenney started his acting career with an appearance in ‘The Devil’s Own’, a 1997 action film starring Harrison Ford. He then followed up with some other small roles in films like Wonder Boys, A Civil Action, and Thirteen Conversations About Me.
Eventually, he began booking bigger roles in movies like The Tollbooth and Latter Days. In terms of television, Rob found some early success in shows like Law & Order.
After relocating to Los Angeles at the age of 25, Rob McElhenney linked with Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton. After they pitched the idea to Howerton, Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney starred in a pilot for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia with a budget of a mere $200.
Despite the low-budget nature, the pilot attracted many offers from different networks. In the end, Rob chose FT, and Charlie Day became one of the major writers and actors for the show.
In the following several years, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia became one of the most crucially-acclaimed shows on television and won several rewards. Rob said that the show takes up most of his free time, but he still appears in several other acting projects.
Some of the most notable examples include guest-starring roles in Lost and Fargo. After it got renewed in 2002, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia ranked as the longest-running live-action comedy in US history.
In 2020, Rob Mclhenney created and starred in the Apple TV+ web series Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet. This show focuses on the video game sector, and its comedic narrative explores relationships between creative directors, game testers, and writers in a fictional video game studio.
Rob McElhenney hired actress Kaitlin Olson to take on the role of ‘Dee’ in the first season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and the pair consequently became romantically involved. In 2008, the pair were married in California. Rob has described his wife as “the funniest woman in show business.”
Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney Real Estate
In 2008, the newly-married couple paid $2.1 million for a brand new, 4-bedroom gated home in Sherman Oaks, California. They sold that home in November 2018 for $2.5 million.
In 2009, Rob and Kaitlin bought “Skinner’s Bar” at 226 Market Street, Philadelphia, and renamed it “Mac’s Tavern”.