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Mike O'Malley
Born Michael Edward O'Malley
October 31, 1966 (1966-10-31) (age 43)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Television host
Years active 1991 – present
Spouse(s) Lisa O'Malley (2000-present)

Michael Edward "Mike" O'Malley (born October 31, 1966) is an American actor and writer most famous for the CBS comedy Yes, Dear. He previously had a short-lived, self-named sitcom on NBC called the Mike O'Malley Show in which he co-starred with his sister Kerry O'Malley. He also played "Roger Hoyt," the central character of the short-lived WB sitcom Life with Roger.

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Career

His first break came as the host of Nickelodeon children's game shows Get the Picture and Nickelodeon GUTS (later Global GUTS).

O'Malley made his movie debut in Deep Impact, playing Elijah Wood’s astronomy teacher. He followed that up with a supporting role in the John Cusack/Billy Bob Thornton film about air traffic controllers called Pushing Tin. His best known film role is probably that of Oliver, the sex-addict, in the Sandra Bullock rehab film 28 Days. In 2005, O'Malley starred in the Heather Locklear/Hilary Duff film The Perfect Man. The movie opened to negative reviews. In 2007, he filmed supporting roles in the George Clooney film Leatherheads, and the Eddie Murphy film Meet Dave.

O'Malley is also an accomplished playwright. Two of his plays, Three Years from Thirty and Diverting Devotion, have been published and produced Off-Broadway. Searching for Certainty, a third play, was produced in Los Angeles in 2003.

In 2006 O'Malley made a guest appearance on My Name Is Earl as a police officer with bowling aspirations, and has since made several more guest appearances on the show. Along with Yes, Dear costar Anthony Clark, O'Malley appeared in the Alan Jackson music video "The Talkin' Song Repair Blues". O'Malley has a recurring role in ESPN commercials in which he plays "The Rick", a rabid Boston sports fan. In real life, O'Malley is a Boston Red Sox fan and in May 2006 threw out the first pitch at a game in Fenway Park. He also was one of the people interviewed in the film City of Champions. O'Malley is also an avid fan of the NHL's Boston Bruins.

In 2007, O'Malley kept a blog on Yahoo! Sports, which followed the Boston Red Sox throughout their journey in the MLB playoffs, which was eventually capped off by their World Series title.

In 2009, O'Malley became the spokesman for Time Warner Cable's digital cable.

Also in 2009, O'Malley participated in the American documentary film The People Speak. In it, he performed in a segment with left-wing activist Staceyann Chin, where they cited a case that took place in 1781 where an officer was lashing a soldier named "Macaroni Jack" for insubordination. When the soldier asked his fellow soldiers to help him, the officer interpreted his plea as an attempt to ignite a mutiny, and had him executed.

O'Malley also did voice over for Cartoon Network's Baby Blues. He also has appeared in the NBC drama My Own Worst Enemy.

He has guest starred in two episodes, "Preggers" and "Wheels" of Glee as Burt Hummel, Kurt's father.

According to previews, O'Malley is also going to make a guest appearance in an episode of Parenthood

Personal life

O'Malley was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in New Hampshire, the son of Marianne, a career counselor, and Tony O'Malley, an executive for the defense industry.[1] O'Malley is of Irish descent.

O'Malley is married. He 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 1991 graduate from the University of New Hampshire where he studied theatre. He was 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.

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