Bobby Moynihan

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Bobby Moynihan
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BornRobert Michael Moynihan, Jr.[1]
(1977-01-31) January 31, 1977 (age 37)
Eastchester, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor/Comedian
Years active2002–present
 
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Bobby Moynihan
Bobby Moynihan.jpg
BornRobert Michael Moynihan, Jr.[1]
(1977-01-31) January 31, 1977 (age 37)
Eastchester, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor/Comedian
Years active2002–present

Robert Michael "Bobby" Moynihan, Jr. (born January 31, 1977)[2] is an American actor and comedian, and since 2008 a cast member on Saturday Night Live.

Early life[edit]

Moynihan was born and raised in Eastchester, New York, to parents Irene and Robert, Sr. He attended Eastchester High School where he was a part of the tech club and the players club.[citation needed]He graduated from the University of Connecticut[3] in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in theater.

Career[edit]

Before joining the cast of SNL, Moynihan had been performing as an improvisational comedian with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) in New York City for about ten years. At UCB he was a member of the improv sketch groups "Police Chief Rumble" and "The Stepfathers". Moynihan was also part of the sketch-comedy trio "The Buffoons" with comedians Charlie Sanders and Eugene Cordero. The trio performed regularly at UCB for many years and were a featured act at Montreal's "Just For Laughs" Comedy Festival in 2007.

Moynihan has also frequently performed with the Derrick Comedy sketch group and appeared in many of their popular internet videos and various projects. He also filmed a supporting role in the group's feature film Mystery Team, which premiered at Sundance in 2009 before a limited theatrical release.

In the mid-2008, Moynihan had a supporting role in the popular web-series The Line, an online video project funded by Lorne Michaels' production company, directed by SNL head writer Seth Meyers, and starring SNL cast members Bill Hader and Jason Sudeikis. He acted as a sketch regular on Late Night with Conan O'Brien for a number of years and was a contributing writer on MTV's Human Giant, and in years past, he often submitted scripts to SNL with comedy partner Charlie Sanders. Moynihan has also acted in a number of comedy shorts for the website collegehumor.com, including their recent web-series Every Week on Entourage where he plays "Turtle" from Entourage.

During the summer of 2008, Moynihan gained a bit of recognition when he was featured in a national television ad campaign for ESPN Radio with Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay.[4][5] In the summer of 2009, Moynihan starred in the music video for Colbie Caillat's single, "Fallin' For You".[6] He also appeared in three of The Lonely Island's music videos; Boombox, Shy Ronnie 2 and Threw It On The Ground. He made a memorable guest appearance as the drug addicted Conrad Bellingham on Mercy. He also appeared in the films The Invention of Lying, When in Rome, and Certainty. Moynihan also voiced the titular character in the FX animated comedy Chozen, which aired for one season in 2014.

Recurring characters on SNL[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Moynihan is an avid reader of comics, and once invited comics creators Dave Johnson, J. Scott Campbell and Amanda Conner to the same Saturday Night Live after-party to which co-star Taran Killam invited his Illegitimates co-writer Marc Andreyko and members of the IDW Publishing staff, which Andreyko characterized as a "mini-comic con."[7]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleOther Notes
2002Economics 101C.D.
2004Jump CutsThe Beef(1 episode)
2005Empire SquareRabbit(voice) (US Version)
2006Late Night with Conan O'BrienVarious(2006–2008)
2007Bronx World TravelersGlider(3 episodes, 2007–2008)
2008Saturday Night LiveVarious(2008–present)
2009Charlie On ParoleEx-Con
Mystery TeamJordy
The Electric CompanySkeleckian Gravity Spray Spokesperson(1 episode)
The Invention of LyingAssistant
ChowderJam(1 episode)
Saturday Night Live Weekend Update ThursdayVarious(4 episodes)
MercyConrad Bellingham(1 episode)
2010When in RomePuck
2011CertaintyRoddy
2012The Brass TeapotChuck
Happy EndingsCorey(1 episode)
Revenge for Jolly!Bobby
Ugly AmericansJerry "The Fire Ant" McMillan(1 episode)
30 RockStewart Derr(1 episode)
GirlsThadd(1 episode)
PortlandiaRobert(1 episode)
2013Monsters UniversityChet Alexandervoice
Grown Ups 2Male Cheerleader
Delivery ManAleksy
2014ChozenChozenvoice
Drunk HistoryGrover Cleveland(1 episode)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert Moynihan - Eastchester, NY | MyLife®". Mylife.com. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Enter search for "Robert M Moynihan"". Stevemorse.org. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  3. ^ Sheridan, Patricia (January 6, 2014). "Patridia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Bobby Moynihan". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  4. ^ "Michael Kay and SNL's Bobby Moynihan "Sizzling Bacon" ESPN Radio Commercial". YouTube. 2009-01-19. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ "Michael Kay and SNL's Bobby Moynihan "Brobot" ESPN Radio Commercial". YouTube. 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  6. ^ Moynihan on YouTube[dead link]
  7. ^ Dietsch, T.J. (October 17, 2013). "NYCC: 'Saturday Night Live's' Taran Killam Debriefs 'The Illegitimates'". Comic Book Resources.

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