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Rob Riggle has been a staple in comedic films for over 15 years. Most recently, he was in ‘21 Jump Street’ , playing a passionate high school gym teacher opposite Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Riggle can also be seen in the upcoming drama ‘Big Miracle,’ opposite Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski and Kristen Bell. He also lends his vocal talents in the much anticipated film, ‘The Lorax,’ adapted from the beloved Dr. Suess book. He plays the misguided yet charismatic villain, O’Hare. ‘The Lorax’ opened at number one at the box office and stayed on top for another week, only to get bumped down by Rob’s other film, ’21 Jump Street’, which leads to Rob having the top film for three consecutive weeks.
Riggle is known for his memorable characters in comedy hits like ‘The Hangover,’ where he played Officer Franklin, one of the cops who gets his vengeance on the groomsmen after they steal his patrol car. He is also known for his four year stint as a correspondent on the multiple Emmy Award-winning show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has appeared in comedy classics such as ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,’ ‘Step Brothers,’ ‘The Other Guys,’ along with ‘Going the Distance’ and ‘Larry Crowne’ opposite Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.
Rob began his comedy career in 1997 in New York City while still on active duty in the Marine Corps. Like many comedy greats before him he got his start at Upright Citizens Brigade where he started as a student and eventually taught classes. Rob’s efforts at UCB eventually earned him a spot on the comedy mecca, ‘Saturday Night Live,’ fulfilling one of his lifelong dreams.
While Rob has made audiences around the world laugh with his comedic talents, he also has served as a member of the United States Marine Corps. Initially joining the Marine Corps at the age of 19 in 1990, Rob rose through the ranks and has served in various countries including Albania, Liberia, and Afghanistan. Major Riggle is still a member of the Marine Corps Reserves today. He has served 22 years total, 9 years active duty, 13 years in the reserves. In April of 2009 Major Riggle was selected for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Rob Riggle was born in Louisville, Kentucky and raised in Overland Park, Kansas. He attended Shawnee Mission South High School and went to college at the University of Kansas, where he developed his love for the Jayhawks. He graduated with a B.A. in Theater & Film and later received a Masters in Public Administration. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and 2 children.
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