Glenn Howerton

Active - 2005 - 2014  |   Born - Apr 13, 1976 in Japan  |   Genres - Comedy

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Born in Japan and raised in Montgomery, AL, actor Glenn Howerton attended Juilliard before making his screen debut in the 2002 made-for-television feature Monday Night Mayhem. Recurring roles in That '80s Show and ER found Howerton settling into a comfortable small-screen schedule in 2002 and 2003, with supporting parts in such features as Serenity and Crank coming along just as Howerton joined the cast of the monumental FX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. In addition to his acting duties on the show, Howerton also served as writer, co-creator, and producer of the series. He would also take on regular roles on Unsupervised and lend his voice to The Cleveland Show.

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  • The son of a fighter pilot; spent his early childhood in London and South Korea before moving to Montgomery, AL, with his family at age 10.
  • Acted in plays at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival before attending the New World School of the Arts in Miami (after deciding against pursuing a career in aeronautical engineering).
  • Made TV debut in the 2002 TNT movie Monday Night Mayhem, playing sports-TV executive Dick Ebersol.
  • Met fellow It's Always Sunny executive producers Charlie Day and Rob McElhenny in New York; in Los Angeles, they began work on It's Always Sunny on TV as a "home movie," prompting FX to invite them to make a formal pilot.
  • Has done voice-over work on Seth MacFarlane's American Dad and The Cleveland Show.