Kyle Mooney

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Kyle Mooney
Kyle Mooney by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Mooney at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Kyle James Kozub Mooney[1]

(1984-09-04) September 4, 1984 (age 34)
EducationUniversity of Southern California
OccupationActor, comedian, writer
Years active2007–present

Kyle James Kozub Mooney (born September 4, 1984) is an American comedian, actor, and writer, who has been a cast member of Saturday Night Live since 2013.[2] His man-on-the-street interviews have been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Sports Show with Norm Macdonald.[3]

Mooney has been a regular writer and performer at Upright Citizens Brigade since 2007.[4] He also co-starred as Rory on the HBO comedy series Hello Ladies.[5] Mooney also starred in the film Brigsby Bear, which he co-wrote.[6]

Early life[edit]

Mooney was born in San Diego, California, to parents Linda (née Kozub) and Brian Mooney. Linda is a former The San Diego Union-Tribune reporter, and Brian is an environmental consultant and planner.[7] Mooney has two brothers, Sean and Ryan Mooney; he is the youngest of the three. Mooney is left-handed and nearsighted.

Mooney's Marshall Middle School class chose him as the most likely to become a T.V. star.[8] He graduated from Scripps Ranch High School in 2003, where he won Best Actor as Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest[9] and was hailed as class clown.[8] Mooney studied film at the University of Southern California.[10][11] There, he performed improv and sketch comedy with collegiate group Commedus Interruptus. After a six-week audition process in 2013,[12] the three new members added to Commedus were Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, and Nick Rutherford.[13]

Mooney is a self described "collector" and owns a VHS collection which he started working on as a child, although the collection started for real during his freshman year of college. He currently has a giant bookshelf as well as two smaller bookshelves that are packed with VHS tapes. Through connections made while working on SNL, Mooney is able to get his VHS tapes autographed by the actors who have starred in them. For example, Mooney owns a Beetlejuice VHS that has been signed by both Michael Keaton and Alec Baldwin.[14]

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 friend, director and editor Dave McCary.[15] Bennett and Dave McCary joined Mooney on SNL in 2013 (as a performer and director, respectively), and Rutherford was hired as a writer the following year.[16] In 2014, Good Neighbor was featured on New Media Rockstars' Top 100 Channels, ranked at #98.[17]

Saturday Night Live[edit]

On September 28, 2013, Kyle Mooney made his debut on Saturday Night Live as a featured player.[18] At the start of the forty-first season, Mooney was upgraded to repertory status.[19]

Mooney has brought some of his YouTube characters to SNL, including his person-on-the-street interviews, the "4/20 weed smoking guy" Chris Fitzpatrick, Todd from Inside SoCal, and Bruce Chandling.

His celebrity impressions on Saturday Night Live include Jim Acosta, Woody Allen, Criss Angel, Fred Astaire, David Axelrod, Jeff Bezos, Neil Cavuto, Lincoln Chafee, Tom Cotton, Michael Jackson, Bruce Jessen, Steve Jobs, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Lawrence, Macklemore, Howie Mandel, Chuck Norris, Rand Paul, Pope Francis, Axl Rose, Skrillex, Stephen Stills, and Steven Tyler.[20]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Kill Me Now Jake
2012 The Party Is Over Natan
2013 iSteve Father
2014 Playing It Cool Other Dude
2015 Hello, My Name Is Doris Robert
2015 Me Him Her Moot Morezit
2016 Zoolander 2 Don Atari
2016 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising R.A.
2017 Brigsby Bear James Pope Also co-writer
2018 Never Goin' Back Brandon
2018 The Unicorn Gabe

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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"
Episode: #1.6
Episode: #1.2
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; 8 episodes
2013 Wilfred Alan Episode: "Heroism"
2013 Hello Ladies Rory 6 episodes
2013–present Saturday Night Live Himself, Various
2014 Comedy Bang Bang! Intern Monty Episode: "Nick Offerman Wears a Green Flannel Shirt & Brown Boots"
2014 Hello Ladies: The Movie Rory
2014–2018 Drunk History Himself / Sam Patch 3 episodes
2015 Hot Package Consulting writer Season Two
2018 Arrested Development Murph 5 episodes

Web series and shorts[edit]

Date Title Role Notes
2008 The Roommate Kyle
2009 Nick's Big Show
2009 Bad Reputation Randall
2010 Vicariously Tyler Nine Shots of Bourbon
2010 The O.D. Plain Jane
2011 How I Know Toro Y Moi
2011 Nick and Andy: Coming Soon
2011 The Yule Tide Good Samaritan Barry Cameo
2011 Grammar Class Henry
2011–2012 College Humor Originals Student/Guy 1 Some Study That I Used to Know
Sorority Pillow Fight
2012 Take a Knee Walter Telly Mock Christian & basketball public
access show
2012 Cracked Advice Board Little Boy Money-Making Tips
2012 The Dinner Party Steven Evans Short web film with BriTANicK
2012 Epic Rap Battles of History Dr. Watson Batman vs. Sherlock Holmes
2013 Youth Large Danus Apicary Rejected Adult Swim pilot.
2013 The Caper Kind/Swiss Mistake Lookey Lou
2013 Mike & Doug's Fantasy Corner Mike Fantasy Sports Advice
2013 Pound House Kyle Open Mic
2015 D and K Podcast Kyle Instagram video series

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kyle Jameskozub Mooney, Born 09/04/1984 in California - CaliforniaBirthIndex.org". Californiabirthindex.org. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Mooney on SNL". NBC. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Meet Kyle Mooney, the World's Most Awkward Miami Heat Fan (Video)". Cultist. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/credits/credit/season-42/kyle-mooney
  5. ^ "Hello Ladies". HBO. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  6. ^ http://www.sltrib.com/home/4650047-155/utah-made-brigsby-bear-gets-into-sundance
  7. ^ "'SNL' season opens with local talent". U-T San Diego. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  8. ^ a b "T.V. Star/Class Clown". Diane Bell. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  9. ^ "UCB Theatre • Kyle Mooney". Losangeles.ucbtheatre.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  10. ^ "Kyle Mooney". Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Retrieved 2013-08-24.
  11. ^ "USC dudes make videos for your amusement". thrillist. 6 October 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  12. ^ "Commedus audition". Partners Project. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  13. ^ "Interview: Friendly comedy from Good Neighbor". LAist. Archived from the original on 6 November 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  14. ^ https://www.gq.com/story/kyle-mooney-feels-pretty-good-about-his-alf-sweatshirt
  15. ^ "Student comedy group grabs attention". Daily Trojan. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  16. ^ "Here Are Your New 'SNL' Featured Players – Splitsider". Splitsider. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  17. ^ "The NMR Top 100 YouTube Channels: 100 – 76!". New Media Rockstars.
  18. ^ "Tina Fey Introduces New 'SNL' Cast Members In Season 39 Premiere". Huffington Post. 2013-09-29. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  19. ^ "'Saturday Night Live' Promotes Kyle Mooney to Repertory Player for Season 41". Splitsider. 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  20. ^ "SNL Archives | Cast | Kyle Mooney". snlarchives.net. Retrieved 2018-01-28.

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