Robert Lee Riggle (born November 1, 1974) is an American comedian, model, actor, and military veteran, best known for his work on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation as the Parks Department employee and later Deputy Assistant to the Mayor Leslie Knope, and as the Army drill sergeant and later commanding officer of the US Army team in the comedy series, The Office (US).
Rob Riggle is an American actor, comedian, and former professional American football player. He is best known for his portrayal of the drill sergeant “Private Pyle” in the movie Saving Private Ryan, the title role in the television series The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and his role as the title character in the 2009 film Drillbit Taylor.
Rob Riggle’s net income: Rob Riggle is a retired actor, comedian, and reserve officer in the U.S. Marine Corps with a net worth of $5 million. Rob Riggle is best known as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. He was also featured in a season of Saturday Night Live and played the recurring role of Gil Thorpe on the ABC sitcom Modern Family. Riggle starred in the films Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Hangover, Absolutely Everything and Night School.
Early life and military career
Rob Riggle was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1970 to Sandra and Robert. When he was two years old, he moved with his family to Overland Park, Kansas. There he enrolled at Shawnee Mission South High School, where he worked for the school’s television and radio stations. After high school, he attended the University of Kansas and graduated with a BFA in Theatre and Film in 1992. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Webster University.
After getting his pilot’s license, Riggle planned to become a naval aviator, but dropped out of flight school to pursue a career as a comic actor. In 1990, he joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve and served as a public affairs officer in a unit in New York City. Riggle served in Kosovo, Albania, Liberia and Afghanistan, where he attained the rank of lieutenant colonel. During his service, he received numerous awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the NATO Medal.
Starting a career in comedy
Early in his career, Riggle began working professionally with comedian Rob Huebel; they had a sketch improv group called Respecto Montalban, and they often performed together at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. The two have also been featured on numerous commentary programs on Comedy Central and VH1, including Best Week Ever and A2Z. Along with the other members of Respect Montalban, Riggle and Hubel were featured on The Late Night Show with Conan O’Brien in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Due to their growing popularity, Riggle and Huebel applied for Saturday Night Live in 2004, but only Riggle was selected. He appeared on the show for one season, from 2004 to 2005, playing Mark McGuire, Howard Dean and Larry Cable Guy. He also had a character named Leviticus, a violent street preacher who was introduced in the Weekend Update segment.
The Daily Show
Riggle replaced Rob Corddry and made his debut in September 2006 on The Daily Show, presented by Jon Stewart on Comedy Central. He had many memorable moments as a correspondent, including his article on the Marines in Berkeley and his coverage of Iraq in 2007. During the Summer Olympics in Beijing, he traveled to China to record skits for the show and produced a four-part Rob Riggle special: After the dragon.
Riggle left The Daily Show in December 2008. Two years later, he unexpectedly appeared on the show during an interview with Will Ferrell and tried to bully comedy star and host Jon Stewart.
Continuation of television career
In addition to Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show, Riggle has performed in numerous shows throughout his career. In 2004, he starred in the Comedy Central miniseries Straight Plan for the Gay Guy, a parody of the popular show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Riggle was also featured in episodes of The Office, Arrested Development, Campus Lady, Giant Man, Gary the Unmarried, American Daddy!, Chuck, Funny or Die Presents and 30 Rock. From 2011 to 2013, he starred in the spoof Adult Swim crime comedy NTSF:SD:SUV::, in which he played the President of the Navy. During this time, he had supporting roles in the television series Wilfred and The New Girl and began working as a comedy host on Fox NFL Sunday. Riggle then got a recurring role as real estate agent Gil Thorpe in the ABC sitcom Modern Family.
Riggle has also worked for television, including League, Insatiable Golan, The House Game, Fresh Off the Boat, Angie Tribeca, Bob’s Burgers, Fancy Nancy and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In 2019, he co-hosted the mini golf game show Holey Moley.
Careers in Film
Riggle made his big screen debut in the 2003 film Pushing Tom. The following year he starred in the film Black Ball : The story of Bobby Dukes, with almost the entire Respecto Montalban comedy troupe. Riggle starred in Will Ferrell’s comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, in which he plays a NASCAR announcer, and appeared in the Christmas comedy Unaccompanied Minors. In 2008, he played a rude colleague in another Will Ferrell film, Steppenwolf Brothers. He played other small roles in the comedies Hangover, Tovar: Live Hard, Sell Hard, Going the Distance, Killers, The Other Guys and High Road.
In 2011, Riggle starred in the romantic comedy Larry Crown, with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. The following year he starred in Big Wonder, Jump Street, 21 and Nature Calls and lent his voice to the animated films Lorax and Hotel Transylvania. Later films : The Intern, Dumb and Dumber, Absolutely Everything, How to Be a Latin Lover, Midnight Sun, Night School and Grandpa’s War.
Rob and Tiffany Riggle were married for 21 years. In 2017, they moved to a two-acre property in Westlake Village, California, overlooking the Santa Monica Mountains. She filed for divorce in October 2020. They have two children together. In the divorce case, Tiffany asked Rob to buy out their joint carwash. She also listed two personal properties and interests in several liquor companies.
Frequently Asked Questions
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