|Born||Kyle James Kozub Mooney
September 4, 1984
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Education||University of Southern California|
|Occupation||Actor, 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. His man-on-the-street interviews have been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Sports Show with Norm Macdonald.
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. 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. He graduated from Scripps Ranch High School in 2003 where he won Best Actor as Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest  and was hailed as class clown.
Mooney studied film at the University of Southern California. There, he performed improv and sketch comedy with collegiate group, Commedus Interruptus. After a six week audition process in 2003, the three new members added to Commedus were: Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, and Nick Rutherford.
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. 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.
Bennett and McCary joined Mooney on SNL in 2013.
Saturday Night Live
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". 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, sequence jackets and tight, short shorts.
- Bruce Chandling - veteran stand-up comic
- Todd - host of "Inside SoCal"
- Kyle - awkward interviewer
|2012||Kill Me Now||Jake|
|2012||The Party is over||Natan|
|2010||Remember When||Kyle||Episode: #1.1|
|2010-2011||Pretend Time||Various||Episode: 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
|2011||The Street Fighter||Rick|
|2011||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Himself/Correspondent||Episode: #9.172|
|2011||Sports Show with Norm Macdonald||Nephew Kyle||Episode: Mascot
|2011||Parks and Recreation||Keith||Episode: The Treaty|
|2012||Best Friends Forever||Doug||Episode: The Butt Dial|
|2012||Money From Strangers||Himself||Episode: Why So Serious?|
|2013||Festival Road Trip||Himself/Good Neighbor Member||Episode: Campus MovieFest 2013|
|2013||Nathan for You||Writer||Episode: 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
|2013||Hello Ladies||Rory||Episode: The Drive
Episode: The Wedding
Episode: Long Beach
Episode: Pool Party
Episode: The Dinner
Episode: The Date
Episode: The Limo
|2013–Present||Saturday Night Live||Himself, Various|
|2009||Nick's Big Show|
|2010||Vicariously||Tyler||Nine Shots of Bourbon|
|2010||The O.D.||Plain Jane|
|2011||Nick and Andy: Coming Soon|
|2011||The Yule Tide Good Samaritan||Barry Cameo|
|2011-2012||College Humor Originals||Student/Guy 1||Some Study That I Used to Know
Sorority Pillow Fight
|2012||Cracked Advice Board||Little Boy||Money-Making Tips|
|2012||Epic Rap Battles History||John Watson||Batman vs. Sherlock Holmes|
|2013||Youth Large||Danus Apicary|
|2013||The Caper Kind/Swiss Mistake||Lookey Lou|
- Mooney has been praised by comedian Louis C.K. during a Reddit Q&A in which C.K. said he didn't know many "up and comers" but told fans to "search on youtube for Good Neighbor" because the "guy in it named Kyle makes me laugh."
- Writer/director Adam McKay favorited the Good Neighbor sketch "Arrival" on his website Funny or Die and said "What makes this short work is the acting. They play it very real and it makes the turn all the funnier."
- Kyle plays the trumpet
- In high school, Mooney was in a band called Instruments of Intelligence
- That Purp Scurp from up north is where his comedic attitude originates.
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (August 2013)|
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- "Hello Ladies". HBO.
- "Mooney on SNL". NBC.
- "T.V. Star/Class Clown". Diane Bell.
- "Kyle Mooney". Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Retrieved 2013-08-24.
- "Commedus audition". Partners Project.
- "Good Neighbor Name". Partner Project.
- "a rebuilding year". NBC.