|Born||Robert Michael Moynihan, Jr.
January 31, 1977
Eastchester, New York, U.S.
Moynihan was born and raised in Eastchester, New York, to parents Irene and Robert, Sr. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1999 with a BFA in Theater. At Eastchester High School he was a part of the tech club and the players club.
Before joining the cast of SNL, Moynihan had been performing as an improvisational comedian with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCB) in New York City for nearly 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. In the summer of 2009, Moynihan starred in the music video for Colbie Caillat's single, "Fallin' For You". 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.
Recurring characters on SNL
- Mark Payne, a ghetto-acting white waiter who works at Pizzeria Uno. Wears a black do-rag and a black and blue button-down T-shirt featuring Sagara Sanosuke from the anime Rurouni Kenshin and always complains about inconsequential things around the pizzeria (the smell of pepper on the first sketch on the episode hosted by Michael Phelps; how sticky the bar counter is in the second sketch on the episode hosted by Tim McGraw). In the first sketch, Mark had a child that he left on a bus and did not realize it until the end of the sketch. The child was never mentioned in the second sketch.[episode needed]
- Anthony Crispino, relays the second-hand news report on Weekend Update, where he always inaccurately reports on current events.[episode needed]
- Vinny Vedecci Jr, the son of Bill Hader's Italian talk show host, Vinny Vedecci. Wears a black and white child's sailor suit. Always wants to asks celebrities ridiculous questions, but the celebrities cannot understand his broken English, which makes him cry (until Vinny gives his son a cigarette and a drink of wine). Vinny Jr. is based on Johnny Caspar, Jr. (played by Louis Charles Mounicou III) in the Coen brother's Miller's Crossing.
- Liam, one of the kids in Gilly's (played by Kristen Wiig) elementary school class. It is often implied that he hates his stepfather.[episode needed]
- Obnoxious Microphone Guy, a very annoying man who attends parties and other events, will at some point steal the microphone from the emcee (usually played by Jason Sudeikis) and obnoxiously scream "WHAAAAAAAAAT!" into the mic before dropping it on the floor.[episode needed]
- Scared Straight Kid, one of the three young trouble-makers (along with Bill Hader and Andy Samberg) lectured by convict Lorenzo McIntosh (played by Kenan Thompson) and McIntosh's fellow inmates including hosts Taylor Swift, Lindsay Lohan and Betty White. McIntosh usually throws his shoe out of anger, and in recent sketches he gives it to him to throw.[episode needed]
- Ass Dan, a member of the Kick Spit Underground Rock Festival and winner of the Worst He-Man Impression Contest and the Mud-Eating Contest. Even though the Blake Lively/Rihanna episode established that he died in 2009 at the age of 28 (Ass Dan was born in 1981), he was brought back as one half of the Thrilla Killa Klownz on the episode hosted by Ryan Phillippe in the music video "Magical Mysteries" (in which it was stated that Ass Dan "did just die" in the 2010 sketch, making Ass Dan 29 at the time), brought back again for the 2010 Crunkmas Carnival sketch (in which Li'l Blaster established that Ass Dan was dead and finally getting the wake he deserves), and brought back again for the 2011 Easter Festival (in which D.J. Supersoak established that Ass Dan was getting a proper burial), making Ass Dan 30 years old at the time of this death. The 2011 Columbus Day Assblast on the episode hosted by Ben Stiller implied that Ass Dan was still alive, though he almost suffered a heart attack and still died before he could say that he was going to live forever after the heart attack allegedly passed. The many times Ass Dan has "died" (judging by the fact that his death year changes, but his birth year stays the same) could really be the years that Ass Dan has suffered heart attacks and was mistaken for being dead. On the Bruno Mars episode on October 2012, it's revealed that Ass Dan has an identical twin brother named Butt Dave (also played by Bobby Moynihan).[episode needed]
- Keith, a young movie fan who is excited about everything except for the illustrious actor/host that week, notably snubbing Robert De Niro in favor of Ben Stiller on the set of Little Fockers. In Keith's first appearance, he snubbed a hockey player (played by host Bradley Cooper).[episode needed]
- Doug, the mechanic for the Merryville Brothers trolley ride. His character was not named on the first sketch with Jim Carrey as the third Merryville brother.[episode needed]
- Richie, the stage manager from The Best of Both Worlds who has, on two occasions, been murdered by Julie Andrews and Ice Cube (played by Helen Mirren and Kenan Thompson respectively) and by Daniel Radcliffe and Clint Eastwood (also played respectively by Hugh Jackman and Bill Hader).[episode needed]
- Slappy Pappy, one of the regular comedians in the "Original Kings of Catchphrase Comedy" video series.[episode needed]
- Drunk Uncle, an extremely inebriated and bitter character who drunkenly rants and raves during Weekend Update.[episode needed]
- Janet Peckinpaugh, a middle-aged woman who hooks up with male celebrities (she hooked up with Tom Brady [as played by Channing Tatum] and Adam Levine as himself).[episode needed]
- Niff, a retail worker who, along with Dana (Cecily Strong) always insults retail workers whenever they fear they're going to get fired.[episode needed]
- Kim Jong Un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea; Appeared in 2013 on the Weekend Update sketch with Dennis Rodman (Jay Pharoah), and a C-SPAN Cold Opening on North Korea.[episode needed]
- Kirby, astronaut obsessed with his "little kitten"
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."
|2004||Jump Cuts||The Beef||(1 episode)|
|2005||Empire Square||Rabbit||(voice) (US Version)|
|2006||Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Various||(2006–2008)|
|2007||Bronx World Travelers||Glider||(3 episodes, 2007–2008)|
|2008||Saturday Night Live||Various||(2008–present)|
|2009||Charlie On Parole||Ex-Con|
|The Electric Company||Skeleckian Gravity Spray Spokesperson||(1 episode)|
|The Invention of Lying||Assistant|
|Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday||Various||(4 episodes)|
|Mercy||Conrad Bellingham||(1 episode)|
|2010||When in Rome||Puck|
|2012||The Brass Teapot||Chuck|
|Happy Endings||Corey||(1 episode)|
|Revenge for Jolly!||Bobby|
|Ugly Americans||Jerry "The Fire Ant" McMillan||(1 episode)|
|30 Rock||Stewart Derr||(1 episode)|
|2013||Monsters University||Chet Alexander||voice|
|Grown Ups 2||Male Cheerleader|
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- Moynihan on YouTube[dead link]
- Dietsch, T.J. (October 17, 2013). "NYCC: 'Saturday Night Live's' Taran Killam Debriefs 'The Illegitimates'". Comic Book Resources.
- Bobby Moynihan at the Internet Movie Database
- Review of Moynihan's performance with trio Buffoons, from JesterJournal.com, April 13, 2007