Rob Riggle, one of America’s most popular comics, is FOX NFL SUNDAY’s comedian and game prognosticator.
A veteran of television hits such as “Saturday Night Live” and “The Daily Show,” Riggle first joined FOX NFL SUNDAY in September 2012 for his weekly segment titled “Riggle’s Picks,” offering NFL game predictions alongside co-hosts Curt Menefee and Terry Bradshaw and analysts Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long and Michael Strahan.
Riggle, a multi-talented actor, comedian, writer, producer and director, has been a staple in comedic films for more than 20 years. He worked alongside Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in Universal Pictures’ “Dumb & Dumber To,” the sequel to the 1994 comedy classic, “Dumb & Dumber.”
Riggle has appeared in numerous films and television programs, including “Son of Zorn,” “Drunk History,” “The New Girl,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” “The League,” “Let’s Be Cops,” “21 Jump Street,” “22 Jump Street,” “Big Miracle” and “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.” He served as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” (2006-08) and as a key player on “Saturday Night Live” (2004-05). Additional roles included “Modern Family,” “The Office,” “Arrested Development,” “30 Rock,” “Gary Unmarried,” “The Hangover,” “The Other Guys,” “Talladega Nights” and “Step Brothers.” He also co-starred in “NTSF: SD: SUV,” the Adult Swim comedy-action series, and hosted the 2012 ESPY Awards.
Riggle 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 (UCB), where he began as a student and eventually taught classes. Riggle’s efforts at UCB 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, he also has served as a member of the United States Marine Corps. Initially joining the Marine Corps in 1990 at the age of 19, Riggle rose through the ranks and has served in various countries, including Albania, Liberia and Afghanistan. Lieutenant Colonel Riggle recently retired from the Marine Corps Reserve after 23 years of total service — nine years of active duty and 14 years in the reserves – with more than 21 medals and ribbons.
Riggle was born in Louisville, Ky., and raised in Overland Park, Kan. He attended Shawnee Mission South High School and the University of Kansas. He graduated with a B.A. in Theater & Film and later received a Masters in Public Administration from Webster University. Riggle currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.