Charlie Day recalls buying a house, getting fired, and selling It’s Always Sunny in the same day

Charlie Day (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
Charlie Day (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images) /

Charlie Day has spent over two decades in the entertainment industry. Most of that has been spent as the co-creator and star of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. But before It’s Always Sunny taking off, Day had a much different gig that came to a screeching halt.

After graduating college, Day spent three years as the voiceover actor for the Independent Film Channel. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the actor recalled that his agent convinced him to audition for the job rather than try out for 8 Mile.

It ended up being a wise decision for Day. The pay he received from IFC was enough that he could buy his own house. However, the joy of becoming a homeowner was short live.

Day told Jimmy Kimmel how the day he bought his house was also the day he learned IFC fired him from the voiceover gig. But just when Day thought he was in over his head, his agent delivered the life-changing news that Day sold It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Charlie Day’s career continues to climb

It sounds like quite a whirlwind day for a young actor. Three milestone events occurred on the same day and in the end, Charlie Day ended up on top. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia recently wrapped up season 15, making it the longest-running sitcom in U.S. television history.

Now, Day and co-stars Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton co-host The Always Sunny podcast. Providing fans with a behind-the-scenes look at the FX show and the trio’s friendship, the podcast has become a huge hit.

Day can next be seen alongside Jenny Slate in the romantic comedy I Want You Back coming to Amazon Prime on February 11. He’s currently recording the voice of Luigi for an upcoming Super Mario movie opposite Chris Pratt.

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