Michael Edward "Mike" O'Malley is an American actor and writer who has appeared in many films and television series. Born in Boston and raised in New Hampshire, O'Malley moved to Los Angeles in the late 1990s to star in a series for NBC, called The Mike O'Malley Show. He is probably best known for his role as Jimmy Hughes on the hit CBS series Yes, Dear that aired from October 2, 2000, to February 15, 2006. O'Malley has also guest-starred in series such as My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope, Parenthood and Parks and Recreation. He appeared in films such as 28 Days, Deep Impact, Leatherheads, Eat, Pray, Love and R.I.P.D.. Mike is a published playwright whose plays include Three Years From Thirty and Diverting Devotion. He adapted another play called Searching for Certainty for Peter Askin's film Certainty, which premiered at the Boston Film Festival in 2011. Nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as Burt Hummel in Fox's hit series Glee, O'Malley is also a writer on Showtime's hit drama Shameless.