Artie O'Daly was raised in Diamond Bar, CA - one of the seemingly few Los Angeles-bred actors currently living in Los Angeles. He grew up writing plays starring his best friends (a.k.a. his stuffed animals) and making short films starring his living best friends (a.k.a. his pets). He attended the Acting Conservatory at SUNY Purchase after beginning with the theatre program at Fullerton College, and holds a BA in Theatre Arts from California State University, Fullerton.
During his time in college, he wrote and produced two original musicals and one staged revue of his music. He has worked various jobs such as a line-dancing waiter; assisting contestants at Hollywood Squares; transcribing special features for movies and extremely boring lectures about...something; substitute teaching every subject and every grade level known to man; two seasons as a stand-in on ABC's medical drama Body of Proof, which isn't easy for someone who passes out at the mention of blood; and exactly one day as a skipper on the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland Park in Anaheim.
After earning his SAG card the old-fashioned way (background actor vouchers), he has gone on to appear on such series as Scorpion, Castle, The Big Bang Theory, Grey's Anatomy, Chuck, Pushing Daisies, Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars, and recurred on series such as The Haunted Hathaways and Scrubs.
He is also the co-writer of the sketch series What Would Taylor Swift Do? , which parodies the philanthropic work of Swift, and is the co-writer and co-star of the popular web short How to Get Featured on Deadline, which has been turned into a six-episode web series to be released in 2016. He is also known as one-half of the YouTube covers & comedy duo Skip & Terri with the vocalist (and former SUNY Purchase classmate), Theresa Ryan, with whom he wrote and produced Successful People.