Robert Allen Riggle Jr.
Comedian and actor
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 Commerce’s 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.
He helped build roads, schools and medical clinics.
Numerous films, including “The Hangover,” “Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby,” “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” “Unaccompanied Minors” and “Step Brothers.”
A bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in theater and film, and a masters of public administration from Webster University.
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 show’s Realtor father, Phil Dunphy.
Once drank beers with:
Jim Koch, the founder of the Samuel Adams Brewery.
The annual Big Slick Poker Tournament in Kansas City to raise money for Children’s Mercy Hospital.
He predicts his beloved Kansas City Chiefs will win the Super Bowl. (This year he finally may be right.)
A fantasy football league called the Hollywood Phonies with other celebrities.
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:
Likes to hand out: Bottles of Kansas City barbecue sauce to his famous friends.