Rob Riggle Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Birth NameRobert Allen Riggle Jr
Height 6' 2½" (1.89 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Comedian, actor and United States Marine Corps Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Robert Allen Riggle, Jr. was born April 21, 1970 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Sandra (Shrout) and Robert Allen Riggle, who worked in insurance. Riggle has amassed notable television credits and has also earned roles in many feature films, including The Lorax (2012) and 21 Jump Street (2012). After graduating from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in Theater and Film, Riggle joined the Marines and earned a Master's degree from Webster University in Public Administration. Riggle had intentions of becoming a Marine Corps pilot, but eventually left the military to pursue a career in comedy. A featured cast member on Saturday Night Live (1975) during the 2004/2005 season, Riggle then joined Comedy Central's The Daily Show (1996) in 2006 as a correspondent. Riggle's numerous television appearances, including credits on Arrested Development (2003), Chappelle's Show (2003), 30 Rock (2006) and The Office (2005) would lead to big-screen roles in Step Brothers (2008), The Hangover (2009) and The Other Guys (2010). When he is not on set or traveling across the United States performing stand-up comedy, Rob Riggle lives in Los Angeles.

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Spouse (1)

Tiffany Riggle (2000 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Frequently plays aggressive, loudmouth characters

Trivia (8)

Briefly joined Saturday Night Live (1975) as a featured player for the 2004-2005 season. In mid-summer of 2005, it has now been announced that he will not be returning to the show for the 2005-2006 season.
Member of New York City's popular improv and sketch comedy troupe, Respecto Montalban.
Comedy partner of Rob Huebel
Has served in Liberia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan as a Marine Corps officer.
As a Lieutenant Colonel, he is a Public Affairs Officer with the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He is a combat veteran having served in Liberia, Kosovo and Afghanistan, earning over 19 medals and ribbons. [2009]
He has German, English, and Scottish ancestry.
Finished the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon with a time of 05:33:52.
In the film 12 Strong (2018), Riggle plays Colonel Max Bowers, a former battalion commander in the 5th Special Forces Group. In real life, Riggle served directly under Bowers in the opening period of the war in Afghanistan.

Personal Quotes (7)

I love improv so much. Listening. I think that's the key. When you improvise, you put a lot of pressure on yourself to create, and to be generating information, and trying to be funny, but if you just listen to what's being said to you, and then react honestly, you generally get better results.
I always try to stick to the script because I want to respect the writers, and I want to respect the director. But if the director and my fellow actors are okay with me playing with it a little bit, then I definitely want to play with it.
I've written several pilots that haven't gone, so that's why you haven't seen any.
I went through puberty late. I was a little, little, tiny kid. I was still growing in college.
Hopefully, I'm not stealing scenes from other actors, because then they won't want to work with me.
When you go out there to do comedy, you feel like you're doing battle with the audience a lot of the time. You're either going to get 'em, or you're not.
I think audiences can relate to the guys I'm playing, those large-and-in-charge idiots. Or maybe I just make them feel better about who they are, or who they're dating.

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