Mike O'Malley
Michael Edward O'Malley

October 31, 1966 (age 46)

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Alma mater
University of New Hampshire
Actor, television host, writer
Years Active

Michael Edward "Mike" O'Malley (born October 31, 1966) is an American actor and writer who has appeared in films and television series. Nominated for an Emmy for his role as ‘Burt Hummel’ in Fox’s hit series Glee, O'Malley is also a writer on Showtime's hit drama Shameless. Born in Boston and raised in New Hampshire, O’Malley moved to Los Angeles in the late 90’s to star in a series for NBC, called The Mike O’Malley Show. He then spent the next six years playing ‘Jimmy Hughes’ on the CBS hit series Yes, Dear. He has guest starred in series such as My Name Is Earl, Parenthood, and Parks and Recreation, and continues to work in films such as 28 Days, Deep Impact, Pushing Tin, Cedar Rapids, Leatherheads, The Perfect Man, Eat, Pray, Love, So Undercover, and R.I.P.D.. Mike is a published playwright of plays such as Three Years From Thirty and Diverting Devotion. He adapted another play, Searching for Certainty, for Peter Askin's film Certainty, which premiered at the Boston Film Festival in 2011. O’Malley resides in Los Angeles with his wife Lisa and their three children, Fiona, Seamus and Declan.

Personal LifeEdit

O'Malley was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in Nashua, New Hampshire, the son of Marianne, a career counselor, and Tony O'Malley, an executive for the defense industry.  O'Malley and his wife, Lisa, have three children: Fiona, Seamus, and Declan.O'Malley is a 1984 graduate of Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, New Hampshire, and a 1988 graduate from the University of New Hampshire where he studied theatre. He is also a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. O'Malley returned to his alma mater in 2006 to deliver the commencement address to the University's 136th graduating class, and also received an honorary doctorate.  Kerry O'Malley, his younger New Hampshire-born sister, is also an actress and a Broadway veteran; she received critical attention for her role in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods and recently appeared in several episodes of Showtime's Brotherhood. O'Malley is a Boston Red Sox fan and in May 2006 threw out the first pitch at a game in Fenway Park. He is also an avid fan of the NHL's Boston Bruins and the NFL's New England Patriots.[citation needed] A long time fan of Boston band Buffalo Tom, O'Malley is a close friend of lead singer Bill Janovitz and they are often seen supporting causes together.O'Malley made a personal request to the band asking them to create a title song to his own short-lived television vehicle The Mike O'Malley Show and again for the sitcom Yes, Dear that he previously starred in. According to O'Malley his love of the band was shared with his wife and was "the glue" that kept them together during their long distance relationship

Filmography Edit

Year Work Role Notes
1991 Law & Order New York policeman #1 Television series
1 episode
1991 Get the Picture Host Game show
1992–1995 Nickelodeon GUTS Host Game show
1996–1997 Life with Roger Roger Hoyt Television series
1997 Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing Storage facility manager Television film
1997–1998 Figure It Out Panelist Game show
1998 Some Girl Dan
1998 Deep Impact Mike Perry
1998 Above Freezing Artie
1999 Pushing Tin Pete
1999 The Mike O'Malley Show Mike
2000 28 Days Oliver
2000–2002 Baby Blues Darryl MacPherson Animated series
2000–2006 Yes, Dear Jimmy Hughes 122 Episodes
2002 A Baby Blues Christmas Special Darryl MacPherson Animated television film
2005 The Perfect Man Lenny Horton
2005 City of Champions: The Best of Boston Sports Himself Direct-to-video
Documentary film
2006–2009 My Name Is Earl Stuart Television series
14 episodes
2007 On Broadway Father Rolie O'Toole
2008 Meet Dave Office Knox
2008 Leatherheads Mickey
2008 Pretty/Handsome Chip Fromme Television film
2008 My Own Worst Enemy Tom Grady/Raymond Carter Television series
9 episodes
2009 The People Speak Himself Documentary film
2009-2011 Glenn Martin, DDS Various Animated series
2 episodes
2009-present Glee Burt Hummel Television series
Main cast: Season 2
Recurring Guest Star: Season 1, 3 & 4
Teen Choice Awards – Parental Unit
Nominated: Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor
2010 Parenthood Jim Kazinsky Television series
3 episodes
2010 Eat Pray Love Andy Shiraz
2011 Cedar Rapids Mike Pyle
2011 Family Album Dave Bronsky Pilot
2011 Geezers! Mike
2012 Parks and Recreation Bill "Bus Tour"
2012 So Undercover Sam Morris
2012 "Raising Hope" Jimmy Hughes
2013 R.I.P.D. Elliot
2013 Justified Nick "Nicky" Augustine Television series
6 episodes
2013 Welcome to the Family Dr Dan Yoder Television series