Biography

Rob Riggle

Actor/comedian/writer/producer/director 


Rob Riggle has been a staple in comedic films and television for more than 15 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, coming fall 2018, Universal’s “Night School” with Kevin Hart. He recently appeared in Warner Bros.’ war drama “12 Strong” and Open Road Films’ “Midnight Sun.” On the small screen, Riggle delivers ‘Riggle’s Picks’ for “FOX NFL Sunday” and stars in Sony Crackle’s “Rob Riggle’s Ski Master Academy.” Rob also launched a new podcast in 2018 “Riggle’s Picks with Rob Riggle and Sarah Tiana” which can be found on itunes and PodcastOne. For his voice-over talents, he earned a 2012 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for Disney’s “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice.”


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.


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. Riggle annually hosts the Rob Riggle InVETational Golf Classic with We Are The Mighty to benefit Semper Fi Fund in support of wounded, critically ill and injured service members and their families. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.