34 Facts About Rob Riggle


Rob Riggle's family moved to Overland Park, Kansas when he was two.


Rob Riggle attended Shawnee Mission South High School, where he was involved in the school's radio and TV stations.


Rob Riggle was voted the most humorous in high school and graduated in 1988.


Rob Riggle went on to earn a Master of Public Administration degree from Webster University in 1997.


Rob Riggle joined the Marines in 1990 after getting his pilot's license, intending to become a naval aviator, but left flight school to pursue a comedy career.


Rob Riggle was a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve and often referred to his military experiences on The Daily Show, including acting as the show's "military analyst" and joking that he could kill any other member of the show.


Rob Riggle was a public affairs officer with a New York City-based unit; he served in Liberia, Kosovo, Albania, and Afghanistan.


Rob Riggle attained the rank of lieutenant colonel and received the Meritorious Service Medal ; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal ; Combat Action Ribbon ; National Defense Service Medal ; Kosovo Campaign Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; and NATO Medal.


In September 2006, Rob Riggle joined The Daily Show as a regular correspondent.


Rob Riggle often appeared in the show's sketches, and in its 24-hour live marathon which aired in May 2007.


Rob Riggle has portrayed Larry the Cable Guy, Howard Dean, Rick Sanchez, Mark McGwire, and Toby Keith.


Rob Riggle had a one-shot character named Leviticus, a loud, violent street preacher who only appeared on a Weekend Update segment on the Christmas episode hosted by Robert De Niro.


Rob Riggle hosted an episode of Comedy Central's stand-up series Live at Gotham on December 4,2009, and taped a Comedy Central Presents special that aired on March 5,2010.


Later that year Rob Riggle was one of the "Flab Four" on the Comedy Central mini-series Straight Plan for the Gay Man, a parody of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy that ran for three episodes.


In 2006, Rob Riggle guest-starred as a boat captain named Captain Jack on the "Booze Cruise" episode of The Office, and as an anti-euthanasia activist on Arrested Development.


Rob Riggle was seen as a NASCAR announcer in the comedy film Talladega Nights with Will Ferrell.


In late 2007, Rob Riggle began appearing as a spokesman in a series of Budweiser commercials.


Rob Riggle gained a supporting role in Step Brothers, where he plays a rude co-worker of Brennan's.


Rob Riggle had memorable supporting roles in the 2009 films The Hangover and The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, and supporting roles in the 2010 comedies Going the Distance, Killers, and The Other Guys.


In 2009, Rob Riggle started a recurring role on the CBS sitcom Gary Unmarried, playing Mitch, Jay Mohr's brother from the Marines.


Riggle, Scheer and Rob Huebel wrote and starred in a series of sketches called "Death Hunt" in the show's second season in 2011.


Rob Riggle played the lead in the 2011 CBS sitcom pilot Home Game, executive produced by Mark Wahlberg.


Rob Riggle is seen in stadium monitors at Qwest Field during Seattle Seahawks games, encouraging fans to cheer.


In May 2011, Rob Riggle appeared in a 2-minute short on funnyordie.


Rob Riggle plays a humble US Navy Lieutenant who, upon being awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, pledges absolute discretion, then gets intoxicated at a local bar and boasts unreservedly to a large crowd that he was bin Laden's assassin.


In 2012, Rob Riggle had a recurring role as "Kevin Jesquire" in season two of the FX comedy series Wilfred.


Rob Riggle began the recurring role of Gil Thorpe, the real-estate rival of Phil Dunphy, on the hit comedy series Modern Family, which continued through the show's 11th and final season in 2020.


Rob Riggle appeared as Frank West in the 2015 film Dead Rising: Watchtower.


From September 2016, Rob Riggle took over the role of Colonel Sanders in the KFC ad campaigns, following other comedians including Norm Macdonald and Darrell Hammond.


Rob Riggle has been co-hosting on Stephen Curry's miniature golf game show Holey Moley in 2019 thru 2021 seasons with Joe Tessitore.


In 2023, Rob Riggle voiced Glorlox, an alien bounty hunter and recurring character in My Dad the Bounty Hunter.


Rob Riggle did not return to the Fox NFL pre-game show in 2020.


Rob Riggle married his wife Tiffany on April 13,1999, and have two children.


In June 2021, Rob Riggle publicly claimed that his ex-wife had hacked his personal Apple account, stolen money from his home, and that she was somehow spying on him.