Full name: Robert Allen Riggle Jr.
By JAMES A. FUSSELL
The Kansas City Star
Born: Louisville, Ky.
Raised: Overland Park
Occupation: Comedian and actor
Known for: Being a featured player on Saturday Night Live (2004-05), a correspondent for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (2006-08), and a cast member on Gary Unmarried (2009). Currently he has a regular gig as the house comedian on Fox NFL Sunday.
Once starred as: One of the Flab Four in Straight Plan for the Gay Man, a parody of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
Once told an audience: At the Kansas City Chamber of Commerces annual dinner that he peed into Brush Creek during a Plaza lighting ceremony. (We hope he was kidding.)
Holds the rank of: Lt. colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
Served in the Marines: For 23 years. A combat veteran, he was in Afghanistan, Liberia and Kosovo.
In Afghanistan: He helped build roads, schools and medical clinics.
Appeared in: Numerous films, including The Hangover, Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby, Dr. Seuss The Lorax, Unaccompanied Minors and Step Brothers.
Earned: A bachelors degree from the University of Kansas in theater and film, and a masters of public administration from Webster University.
Heroes include: Elvis Presley, George Washington, George Brett, John F. Kennedy, Will Ferrell, Teddy Roosevelt and Dick Vermeil.
Might just star in: A Modern Family spinoff that ABC is considering based on the character of Gil Thorpe, a real estate agent and nemesis to the shows Realtor father, Phil Dunphy.
Member of: Costco
Once drank beers with: Jim Koch, the founder of the Samuel Adams Brewery.
Co-founded: The annual Big Slick Poker Tournament in Kansas City to raise money for Childrens Mercy Hospital.
Every year: He predicts his beloved Kansas City Chiefs will win the Super Bowl. (This year he finally may be right.)
Plays in: A fantasy football league called the Hollywood Phonies with other celebrities.
Learned: To water ski at the age of 6 at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Once dreamed of being: An FBI agent.
Dropped out of: Flight school to become a comedian.
Taught comedy by: Amy Poehler
Likes to hand out: Bottles of Kansas City barbecue sauce to his famous friends.