Rob McElhenney | WAFC Co-Chairman | Welcome to Wrexham on FX
Rob McElhenney is the creative force behind It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the critically-acclaimed FXX comedy series in which he co-stars and serves as executive producer and writer. The 15th season of the television phenomenon premiered in December 2021. In 2019, the series was renewed for four additional seasons, shattering the record as the longest-running live-action television sitcom in history. Always Sunny has been positioned as a cultural juggernaut on a global scale for its unapologetic satirizing of human nature and consistently delivers record-breaking ratings year after year.
McElhenney is also the creator, executive producer and star of Mythic Quest, the acclaimed comedy series that debuted on Apple TV+ in February 2020. The series, which is co-created by Megan Ganz and Charlie Day and is a co-production of Ubisoft and Lionsgate Television, is set in the development studio of one of the most popular video games in the world. Since its launch, Mythic Quest has been lauded by critics and audiences and was recognized as one of the best new series of 2020. McElhenney and the team behind Mythic Quest created a special ‘Quarantine’ episode of the series that was written, developed, shot and edited entirely during lockdown and shot entirely on an iPhone. This episode was celebrated as a perfect representation of our world during this climate. An additional season one bonus episode debuted in April 2021, leading up to the highly anticipated second season premiere in May 2021. The sophomore season is currently sitting at “100% Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The series was recently renewed for two additional seasons.
A native of Philadelphia, McElhenney started his career working as an actor in small parts on the East coast until moving to Los Angeles. It was there he connected with Glenn Howerton, who co-wrote Always Sunny, and reconnected with Day, whom he met on the 2001 horror movie Campfire Stories, which led the three to film the pilot for Always Sunny on a camcorder.