Actor and comedian Mikey Day was born on March 20, 1980 in Orange County, California. He was greatly involved in drama while taking his studies at the El Modina High School, where he participated in many school plays. He then studied, and later graduated, at the UCLA with a theatre degree, before training with the Groundlings, a comedy troupe in Los Angeles. He got his start performing at the Improv Olympics in Hollywood, before getting his screen debut in 2004, as a guest on the television series Angel. He also participated in the television series World Cup Comedy.
Day is a regular on several MTV comedy shows. He first appeared in the series Faking the Video, where aspiring production assistants are made to think that they are working for a real music video, but is rather being given challenges; the prize is a chance to work in an actual music video. He was also a performer on Nick Cannon’s show Wild ‘n Out, a game show of sorts, in the vein of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, which has improvisational comedy games. During the time, he also played guest roles on Reno 911! and Totally Awesome.
Day is also a member of The Underground, a sketch comedy series described by producer and main star Damon Wayans as “In Living Color on steroids.” The show is known for its risqu? sketches, often portraying feisty, sexist and racist behavior and gags. He also appeared in the show Online Nation, which shows different funny viral videos found online. In 2008, Day made his film debut, in the comedy Bar Starz, about competitors in a contest aiming to learn the tenets of nighttime etiquette. He has recently snagged his first free-to-air television network role, playing a supporting character in the NBC remake of the Australian comedy Kath & Kim.