Rob Riggle

Actor/comedian/writer/producer/director Rob Riggle has been a staple in comedic films and television for more than 20 years. Riggle is known for his memorable characters in comedy hits like The Hangover and Step Brothers, as well as his stints on Saturday Night Live and as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Additional credits include The Other Guys, 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, Dumb and Dumber To, and Universal’s Night School with Kevin Hart. In two strong dramatic turns, Riggle also appeared in Warner Bros.’ war drama 12 Strong and Open Road Films’ Midnight Sun, the latter of which he received critical acclaim for his performance.    

Most recently, he can be seen in the Plastic Earth Documentary, touching on the plastic crisis and tackling the problem of over-production of single-use plastics.   

On the small screen, Riggle created and stars in Sony’s Rob Riggle’s Ski Master Academy. For his voice-over talents, he earned a 2012 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for Disney’s “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice.” He can also be heard in the animated comedy for Netflix, Hoops. Rob spent 8 years on Fox NFL Sunday, doing his “Riggle’s Picks” segment during the pregame show. He played Gil Thorpe on “Modern Family,” and he served as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” from 2006-2009 and as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” from 2004-2005. 

Riggle was recently seen as the host of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week and stars in his own television show, Rob Riggle: Global Investigator, also with Discovery.  In the RR:GI, Riggle travels around the world solving the world’s greatest mysteries such as ancient mammoths in Alaska and a lost pirate ship in the Caribbean. Riggle is also the co-commentator on ABC’s summer hit series Holey Moley, produced by NBA All-Star Stephen Curry.   

As he broke into comedy, Riggle was still on active duty with the United States Marine Corps, which he initially joined at the age of 19. Rising through the ranks, Riggle served in various countries including Albania, Kosovo, Liberia, and Afghanistan. Lieutenant Colonel Riggle retired from the Marine Corps Reserve, having served 23 years total (9 years active duty, 14 years in the reserves) and earned more than 22 medals and ribbons including the Combat Action Ribbon.   

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, and raised in Overland Park, Kansas, Riggle attended Shawnee Mission South High School and graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in Theater & Film. He later received a Master’s in Public Administration from Webster University. He currently resides in Los Angeles. 

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