He met Glenn Howerton through his agent, and Charlie Day in New York while shooting a horror film.
Both Howerton and Day were listed as executive producers.
He 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.
Mc Elhenney scored his first major role with a small part in The Devil's Own, followed by small parts in A Civil Action, Wonder Boys, and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, though his roles in The Devil's Own and Wonder Boys were cut out of the final edits.
It was a busy time, but an exciting one – we all felt like we were participating in the creation of something really great, something with enormous potential.
At one point, one of the guys (I believe it was Glenn, but I could be wrong) called a meeting in Rob’s trailer: “What if the network wants to pick up some of us, but not all of us?
Over the next year or so Rob, myself, and our friends Glenn and Charlie shot two pilot episodes for the show, which at the time was called “It’s Always Sunny on TV.” Other friends filled in the remainder of the roles – most notably Mary Elizabeth, who played “The Waitress” and later married Charlie – but the core group was the four of us: me, Rob, Glenn, and Charlie.
That’s such a great movie, and it’s one of the first movies where it co-stars a man and a woman and they are both equally funny. It’s usually just a man or then we got into this age of female-driven comedies."We really wanted to make a family comedy where the jokes that the kids shouldn’t get will go over their heads, and it’s nothing too scarring," says the actress best known for starring as "Sweet Dee" on ."It’s a network [single-camera] show, but it should feel like it lives in the cable world." She's right—at a recent press screening, journalists were howling with laughter and couldn't believe half the stuff that happens actually made it to air.He disappeared when ’s final season so he could be killed by Claire.9. Any fan of the show is familiar with the RCG production company logo of Rob, Charlie and Glenn — get it?— in hoodies and sunglasses, while a vocal track plays backwards. Although the pilot cost less than 0 to make, the actual show’s opening credits are even cheaper.It has a pretty serious selection of beers on tap and in bottles — check it out at Although none of the males in the show have any interest in — or even affection for — Sweet Dee, in real life Kaitlin Olson is actually married to Mc Elhenney and they have two sons.is a favorite series here at Mediaite, appreciated for its hilarious characters, take-no-prisoners gags, and embrace of musical theater. When I graduated from college, I moved out to Los Angeles, where I knew absolutely no one except for my ex-boyfriend, Rob.So when I interviewed Nonsociety’s Jordan Reid for this piece and learned that she’d been one of the original gang on the show, naturally I had questions. We began dating again, first casually, and then very seriously.Over the past couple of months, I’ve received a bunch of emails from readers asking me to explain the specifics of my involvement with “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” I’ve thought a lot about whether or not to talk about this publicly, but have decided to tell my story 1) because it’s a part of my life that happened, and a part that has had an enormous impact on me, and 2) because I recently received an email from a reader who had something very similar happen to her, and wanted my advice on how to deal with the situation on an emotional level.So yes, I think it’s an interesting story, but I also think it’s an important one to tell given that many young people deal with similar issues. Reid declined to speak about her depature from Here’s what happened.Shortly after I arrived in Los Angeles, Rob conceived of the idea for a Curb Your Enthusiasm-style show that centered on a group of four actor friends living in LA (this, of course, was later changed to four friends working in a Philadelphia bar).Meanwhile, while The Waitress hates and fears Charlie on the show, actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis consented to tie the knot with actor Charlie Day in 2008. According Glenn Howerton, Charlie’s beloved/creepy green-spandex bodysuit-wearing Green Man character is based on a real friend of the guys who would dress in the same outfit for Eagles games.7. Matthew Mara, better known as Rickety Cricket, has gone from Catholic priest to homeless crack addict thanks to the gang’s machinations, but don’t feel bad for actor David Hornsby.