Last Updated: April 23, 2024
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Net Worth:
$50 Million
Apr 14, 1977 (47 years old)
5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
Writer, Actor, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Television producer
United States of America
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Rob McElhenney is an American film and television actor who has a net worth of $50 million. That is a combined net worth with his wife, fellow actor Kaitlin Olson.

Rob is probably best known for his role as "Mac" on the hit series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." McElhenney was also instrumental in the show's creation, acting as a writer, director, producer, creator, and developer.

Beyond "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," McElhenney has been involved in various other projects. He co-created and starred in the comedy series "Mythic Quest," which premiered on Apple TV+ in 2020. The show, set in a video game development studio, showcases McElhenney's versatility as both an actor and writer.

In 2020, McElhenney, along with fellow actor Ryan Reynolds, made headlines when they acquired Welsh football club Wrexham A.F.C. The duo's journey as owners of the club has been documented in the TV series "Welcome to Wrexham," which premiered in 2022.

Early Life

Rob McElhenney was born on April 14th, 1977, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Helena McElhenney, worked as a nurse, while his father, Robert McElhenney, had various occupations. McElhenney attended Saint Joseph's Preparatory School, a private Catholic high school in Philadelphia.

After graduating from high school, McElhenney briefly attended Temple University before deciding to pursue a career in acting. He moved to New York City and worked as a waiter while auditioning for acting roles, eventually landing small parts in films and television shows.

During his teenage years, he developed an interest in acting and performed in school plays and some commercials. In the late 1990s, he starred in the following anti-smoking PSA:

Early Career

Prior to "It's Always Sunny," McElhenney's acting career consisted primarily of small roles in films and guest appearances on television shows.

He made his film debut in 1997 with a small part in "The Devil's Own," starring Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt. McElhenney then appeared in minor roles in films such as "A Civil Action" (1998) and "Wonder Boys" (2000).

On television, McElhenney had guest appearances on popular shows like "Law & Order" (1997), "ER" (2004), and "Lost" (2005).


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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Rob moved to Los Angeles when he was 25 and soon connected with Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day. Drawing inspiration from his experiences working in restaurants and bars. McElhenney envisioned a show centered around a group of self-centered, morally bankrupt friends who run an Irish bar in Philadelphia. He pitched the idea to his friends Howerton and Day, who were immediately on board. The trio shot a pilot episode on a $200 budget. The pilot attracted multiple offers from various networks, and the trio selected FX.

After debuting in 2005, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia became one of the most critically acclaimed shows on television and won a number of awards. Rob states that the show consumes most of his free time, but he continues to appear in additional acting projects. Some of the most notable examples include guest-starring roles in Lost and Fargo. After it was renewed in 2002, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia became the longest-running live-action comedy in United States history.

In 2020, Rob McElhenney created and starred in the Apple TV+ web series Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet. The show focuses on the video game industry, and its comedic narrative explores relationships between game testers, creative directors, and writers in a fictional video game studio. McElhenney is also the co-creator and executive producer for 2022's Welcome to Wrexham, the FX sports documentary centered around the Welsh football club.

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Personal Life

Rob McElhenney hired actress Kaitlin Olson to play the role of "Dee" in the first season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and the pair subsequently became romantically involved. In 2008, the pair were married in California, and they have two sons together. Rob has described his wife as "the funniest woman in show business."

In November 2020, Rob McElhenney and Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds purchased the Wrexham Welsh football team after forming a business partnership and receiving the backing of the Wrexham Supporters Trust. They put no money down but did agree to front roughly $2.6 million in infrastructure improvements. In April 2023, Wrexham was promoted to League Two and became National League champions. It marked their return to the English Football League after a 15-year absence.

In June 2022, McElhenney announced the launch of a new entertainment/tech company called Adim, which he co-founded along with Melissa Kaspers, Chase Rosenblatt, Richard Rosenblatt, and Spencer Marell.

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 the home in November of 2018 for $2.5 million. The family currently resides in Los Angeles.

In 2009, Rob and Kaitlin purchased "Skinner's Bar" at 226 Market Street, Philadelphia. They renamed it "Mac's Tavern."

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