Michael Donald O'Malley, born October 31, 1966,[1] is a 51-year-old American actor. He is known for his role on Yes, Dear and he has a recurring role as Burt Hummel on Glee since 2009.

Personal life

O'Malley was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Marianne and Tony O'Malley. He was raised in Nashua, New Hampshire.[2] O'Malley graduated from Bishop Guertin High School in 1984 and graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1988.[3]

He married Lisa in 2000[1] and they have three children,[1] Fiona (b. March 2003), Seamus (b. December 2004) and Declan.

O'Malley posts pictures of himself with other actors and actresses for his Coffee Table book: #WearingOtherPeopleshair on his offical Twitter account.


O'Malley hosted Nickelodeon GUTS for three years in the 1990s. He starred on Yes, Dear for six years before the show ended in 2006. O'Malley had a recurring role on My Name Is Earl for three years until 2009 and has a recurring role on Glee since 2009.

O'Malley was announced to be casted on Welcome to the Family in February 2013[4] and it premiered on October 3.[5] Welcome to the Family was cancelled after three episodes on October 18, 2013.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Law & Order New York Policeman #1 ("The Torrents of Greed: Part 2")
Get the Picture Herself Host
1992 Nickelodeon GUTS Himself 1992 - 1995 and Host
1996 Life with Roger Roger Hoyt 1996 - 1997 (20 episodes)
1997 Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing Storage Facility Manager TV movie
1998 Above Freezing Artie
Deep Impact Mike Perry
Some Girl Dan
1999 The Mike O'Malley Show Mike 2 episodes out of 13 aired
Pushing Tin Pete
2000 Baby Blues Darryl MacPherson/Various Characters 2002 - 2002 (voice, "God Forbid," "Rodney Moves In," "Wanda Proof")
28 Days Oliver credited as Michael O'Malley
Yes, Dear Jimmy Hughes 2000 - 2006 (122 episodes)
2002 A Baby Blues Christmas Special Darryl MacPherson TV short and voice
2005 The Perfect Man Lenny Horton
2006 My Name Is Earl Officer Stuart Daniels 2006 - 2009 (14 episodes)
2007 On Broadway Father Rolie O'Toole
2008 My Own Worst Enemy Raymond Carter/Tom Grady (9 episodes)
Meet Dave Knox
Pretty/Handsome Chip Fromme TV movie
Leatherheads Mickey
2009 Glenn Martin DDS Various 2009 - 2011 (voice, "Deck the Malls," Roller Derby," "Glenn and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance")
Glee Burt Hummel 2009 - 10 (recurring)/ 2010 - 11 (main)/ 2011 + (recurring)
2010 Eat Pray Love Andy Shiraz
Parenthood Jim Kazinsky ("Pilot," "The Deep End of the Pool," "Perchance to Dream")
2011 When Harry Met Sally 2 with Billy Crystal and Helen Mirren State Trooper #2 uncredited and video short
Cedar Rapids Mike Pyle
Family Album Dave Bronsky TV movie
2012 So Undercover Sam
Mrs. Henderson's Cat short
Parks and Recreation Bill Butler ("Bus Tour")
Prodigy Bully Tommy Murphy TV movie
2013 R.I.P.D. Elliot
3 Geezers! Mike
Behind the Candelabra Tracy Schnelker
Justified Nicky Augustine (6 episodes)
Raising Hope Jimmy/Jim 2013 - 14 ("Sex, Clown and Videotape" and "Para-Natesville Activity")
Welcome to the Family Dan Yoder
2014 BoJack Horseman voice ("Live Fast, Diane Nguyen")
2014 A Good Marriage Bill Gaines


  • Some sites list O'Malley's middle name as "Edward," while others list it as "Donald."
  • He starred in The Perfect Man with Glee recurring star, Vanessa Lengies.



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