Kyle Mooney

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Kyle Mooney
Kyle Mooney, October 2009.jpg
Mooney in 2009
BornKyle James Kozub Mooney[1]
(1984-09-04) September 4, 1984 (age 29)
San Diego, California, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Southern California
OccupationActor, Comedian, Writer
 
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Kyle Mooney
Kyle Mooney, October 2009.jpg
Mooney in 2009
BornKyle James Kozub Mooney[1]
(1984-09-04) September 4, 1984 (age 29)
San Diego, California, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Southern California
OccupationActor, Comedian, Writer

Kyle James Kozub Mooney (born September 4, 1984) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and co-founder of the sketch comedy group, Good Neighbor.[2] His man-on-the-street interviews have been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Sports Show with Norm Macdonald.[3]

He also co-starred as Rory on the HBO comedy series Hello Ladies[4] and joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2013.[5]

Early life[edit]

Mooney was born in San Diego, California, to parents Linda Kozub and Brian Mooney. Linda is a former San Diego Union reporter and Brian is an environmental consultant and urban planner.[6] Kyle has two brothers, Sean Mooney and Ryan Mooney; He is the youngest of the three.

His Marshall Middle School class chose him as the most likely to become a T.V. star.[7] He graduated from Scripps Ranch High School in 2003 where he won Best Actor as Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest [8] and was hailed as class clown.[7]

Mooney studied film at the University of Southern California.[9][10] There, he performed improv and sketch comedy with collegiate group, Commedus Interruptus. After a six week audition process in 2003,[11] the three new members added to Commedus were: Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, and Nick Rutherford.[12]

Career[edit]

Good Neighbor[edit]

In 2007, Mooney, Bennett, and Rutherford came together to form the sketch comedy group, Good Neighbor, along with Mooney's best friend, director, and editor, Dave McCary.[13] Their first viral video success was a sketch based on a toddler dressed up as Jamie Lynn Spears. Some of their other well-known videos include: My Mom's a MILF, Is My Roommate Gay?, Outrageous Fun, 420 Disaster, This is How We Trip, Toast, and Unbelievable Dinner, a sketch based on the movie Hook. Steven Spielberg saw the parody and sent them a personal acknowledgement. It read: "My daughter, Sasha, showed me your film and we just howled with laughter. Keep making funny movies. -Steven".

The name Good Neighbor originated from an experience they had after a night of partying during their senior year of college. Bennett woke up to a knocking at his door. It was his neighbor; an old lady dressed in a moo moo with white, curly hair, and glasses. She held up cigarette butts and starting expressing to Bennett how angry she was that they were on her lawn. She explained that her dog was very curious. She worried he would smell the cigarette butts and light on fire and then proceed inside and light her house on fire. In spite of how ridiculous her concerns were, Bennett didn't miss a beat and responded with: "It's wrong. It's morally wrong. I didn't know it was happening. I don't smoke. If I ever have friends over again, I will put up signs that say, My neighbor has a very curious dog. Please don't throw your cigarette butts on her lawn.. What happened to you is not right. And I will do everything in my power to not let it happen again." After a pause, the old lady replied, "Good Neighbor." Then she walked away and Bennett never saw her again.[14]

Bennett and McCary joined Mooney on SNL in 2013.[15]

Saturday Night Live[edit]

On September 28, 2013, Kyle Mooney made his debut on Saturday Night Live as a featured player along with Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Michael Patrick O'Brien, Brooks Wheelan, and Noël Wells. The featured players were introduced during the opening monologue of the season thirty-nine premiere by host, Tina Fey, who described the season as "a rebuilding year".[16] Mooney was initiated into the cast along with his fellow featured players by Fey. She made them dance, shake, and thrust on stage in gold, sequined jackets and tight, short shorts.

Characters[edit]

Celebrity impressions[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2012Kill Me NowJake
2012The Party is overNatan
2013iSteveFather

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2010Remember WhenKyleEpisode: #1.1
2010-2011Pretend TimeVariousEpisode: Legalize Meth
Episode: PETA Not on Set
Episode: Monday Morning Meltdown
Episode: I Just Got Voodoo'd
Episode: The Leather Swing Set with the Monkey and the Gun
2011The Street FighterRick
2011Jimmy Kimmel Live!Himself/CorrespondentEpisode: #9.172
2011Sports Show with Norm MacdonaldNephew KyleEpisode: Mascot
Episode: #1.6
Episode: #1.2
2011Parks and RecreationKeithEpisode: The Treaty
2012Best Friends ForeverDougEpisode: The Butt Dial
2012Money From StrangersHimselfEpisode: Why So Serious?
2013Festival Road TripHimself/Good Neighbor MemberEpisode: Campus MovieFest 2013
2013Nathan for YouWriterEpisode: Private Investigator/Taxi Company
Episode: The Claw of Shame
Episode: Funeral Home/Burger Joint/Skydiving
Episode: Haunted House/The Hunk
Episode: Gas Station/Caricature Artist
Episode: Clothing Store/Restaurant
Episode: Santa/Petting Zoo
Episode: Yogurt Shop/Pizzeria
2013WilfredAlanEpisode: Heroism
2013Hello LadiesRoryEpisode: The Drive
Episode: The Wedding
Episode: Long Beach
Episode: Pool Party
Episode: The Dinner
Episode: The Date
Episode: The Limo
Pilot
2013–PresentSaturday Night LiveHimself, Various

Web Series/Shorts[edit]

DateTitleRoleNotes
2008The RoommateKyle
2009Nick's Big Show
2009Bad ReputationRandall
2010VicariouslyTylerNine Shots of Bourbon
2010The O.D.Plain Jane
2011Nick and Andy: Coming Soon
2011The Yule Tide Good SamaritanBarry Cameo
2011Grammar ClassHenry
2011-2012College Humor OriginalsStudent/Guy 1Some Study That I Used to Know
Sorority Pillow Fight
2012Cracked Advice BoardLittle BoyMoney-Making Tips
2012Epic Rap Battles HistoryJohn WatsonBatman vs. Sherlock Holmes
2013Youth LargeDanus Apicary
2013The Caper Kind/Swiss MistakeLookey Lou

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