Be the Readiest
Actor, Comedian, Writer, Producer, & Director Rob Riggle is a firm believer in being ready and now, he wants you to take it to the next level! Best known for his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, and roles in films like, The Hangover, Dumb & Dumber and Step Brothers, Rob also acts as “Champion of the Readiest.” Rob joined Bob LIVE from Hawaii to share how you can be the readiest.
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Actor/Comedian/Writer/Producer/Director Rob Riggle has been a staple in comedic films for over 15 years. This April, Riggle co-stars alongside Salma Hayek, Kristen Bell, Eugenio Derbez, Rob Lowe and Michael Cera in Pantelion Films comedy, How To Be A Latin Lover.
Up next, Riggle takes his first dramatic turn opposite Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger in Open Road Films’, Midnight Sun, opening July 14th, 2017. Directed by Scott Speer, the romantic drama follows 17 year old Katie Price (Thorne), sheltered since childhood with a life-threatening sensitivity to sun. Riggle will play Katie’s father, Jack, a loving and compassionate man who tries his best to give his daughter a good life.
Following up with another dramatic role, Riggle recently wrapped production on Lionsgate’s Horse Soldiers.Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Horse Soldiers follows 12 Special Forces immediately sent to Afghanistan following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Riggle will play Max Bowers, an Army Colonel who Riggle actually worked under in real life during his tour in Afghanistan from 2001-2002 when Bowers was the commanding officer of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group. Also upcoming, Riggle will co-star Katie Holmes, Allison Janney, Common, and Bradley Whitford in Great Point Media’s A Happening of Monumental Proportions. This comedic film is the directorial debut for Judy Greer and follows a group of students at an LA school who find themselves caught up on a plot of sex, lies, and dead bodies.
On the animated side, Riggle will soon be heard in Bron Animation’s super-villain film, Henchmen, opposite Rosario Dawson, James Marsden, Thomas Middleditch, and Craig Robinson. Riggle is currently in Atlanta filming The War With Grandpa for Dimension Films, a comedy co-starring Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Jane Seymour and Christopher Walken. The plot follows a boy named Peter (Oakes Fegley) who becomes upset that he has to share a room he loves with his grandfather, so he decides to declare war in an attempt to get back.
Riggle is known for his memorable characters in comedy hits like The Hangover, where he played Officer Franklin, a cop who exacts his vengeance on the groomsmen (Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms) 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 Step Brothers, The Other Guys, and Going the Distance. Further proving his voice-over talents, Riggleearned an Emmy nomination in 2012 for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice.
Riggle began his comedy career in 1997 in New York City while still on active duty in the Marine Corps. Like many other comedy greats Riggle got his start at Upright Citizens Brigade where he started as a student and eventually taught classes. Riggle’s efforts at UCB eventually earned him a spot on the comedy mecca,Saturday Night Live, fulfilling one of his lifelong dreams.
While Riggle 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, Rigglerose through the ranks and has served in various countries including Liberia, Albania, Kosovo and Afghanistan. Lieutenant Colonel Riggle recently retired from the Marine Corps Reserve and served 23 years total, 9 years active duty, 14 years in the reserves earning over 22 medals and ribbons.
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 from Webster University.
When not filming, writing or producing, Riggle runs his Award winning vodka company, Loaded Vodka. (LifeIsLoaded.com). On December 5th, Riggle hosted the inaugural Rob Riggle InVETational Celebrity Golf tournament in Valencia, CA benefitting The Semper Fi fund and veterans of our country. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and 2 children.
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