Rob Corddry

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Rob Corddry
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Corddry at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con
Robert William Corddry

(1971-02-04) February 4, 1971 (age 52)[1]
EducationUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst (BA)
Occupation(s)Actor, comedian
Years active1998–present
Sandra Corddry
(m. 2002)
RelativesNate Corddry (brother)

Robert William Corddry (born February 4, 1971) is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (2002–2006) and for his starring role in the film Hot Tub Time Machine. He is the creator and star of Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital and has been awarded four Primetime Emmy Awards.[2] He previously starred in the HBO series Ballers and the CBS comedy The Unicorn.

Early life and education[edit]

Corddry was born and raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts. He is the son of Robin (née Sullivan) and Steven Corddry, who was a Massachusetts Port Authority official.[3][4] He is the older brother of actor Nate Corddry. Corddry and his brother are both Eagle Scouts from Troop 19, located in Weymouth.[5][6]

After graduating from Weymouth North High School (1989), Corddry went to the University of Massachusetts Amherst (1989–93). According to an interview in the UMass Amherst alumni magazine, Corddry initially planned to major in journalism but changed his major to English. By his second year, he focused much of his attention on Drama classes and plays including Torch Song Trilogy, Ten Little Indians, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Romeo and Juliet, and Reckless. While at UMass, Corddry pledged the Theta chapter of Theta Chi fraternity.

In January 1994, Corddry moved to New York City. His early paying jobs included working as a security guard at The Metropolitan Museum of Art[7] and handing out menus for a Mexican restaurant. He eventually landed acting jobs, including a year-long tour with the National Shakespeare Company. He trained in improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, performing regularly as a member of the sketch comedy group "The Naked Babies" (with John Ross Bowie, Brian Huskey, and Seth Morris); and he spent two years with the sketch comedy group "Third Rail Comedy". Corddry's first notable television appearances were on Comedy Central's Upright Citizens Brigade (1998–2000).


The Daily Show[edit]

In Spring 2002, he accepted an audition for The Daily Show. His pieces for The Daily Show frequently included references to Boston, Massachusetts, which he considers to be his hometown. On October 4, 2005, his younger brother Nate Corddry made his first appearance as a Daily Show correspondent. On January 12, 2006, Corddry's wife Sandra appeared with him on a Daily Show segment; they welcomed their first child, daughter Sloane Sullivan Corddry, on July 3, 2006. On February 9, 2006 Corddry hosted an episode of The Daily Show due to the absence of Jon Stewart (jokingly because the show's regular host was "in the shop", but in fact because of the birth of Stewart's second child).[citation needed]

On August 15, 2006, Corddry said "I've got like a week and a half left, all bets are off", and then on August 21, 2006, Stewart remarked that Corddry's last day on The Daily Show would be August 24, 2006. Corddry appeared throughout the week, once filing a report from inside a toilet bowl supposedly on board an aircraft transporting John Mark Karr, and another dressed up in a 1970s fashion; Stewart remarked, "It's his last week, and really, we're trying to come up with terrible things for him to have to do."

During that last show on August 24, Corddry aired a self-produced tribute to his four years on the show, going out, as Stewart said, with a "poop joke".

Stewart: That was a very fitting tribute, Rob. We're gonna miss you on the show.
Corddry: Why thank you, Jon. But wherever I go and whatever I do, there'll always be a part of me here.
Stewart: Wow...that's a really sweet thing to say.
Corddry: No no no, I'm not kidding. It's in the second floor men's room, actually. That's what you get for not giving me a proper send off.
Stewart: You're really gonna go out on a poop joke?
Corddry: I have to stay true to myself, Jon.

Corddry cites Stewart as a profound influence on his comedy, crediting Stewart for teaching him how to focus on an idea in order to find the humor in it, and says that his The Daily Show pedigree earned him the clout to make Childrens Hospital.[8]

Among the projects Corddry worked on after leaving The Daily Show was The Winner, a 2007 TV series.[9]

Corddry has since made appearances on the show, both as a guest and as a correspondent.[citation needed]

Film roles[edit]

Corddry's played the title character in Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story (2004) and Mac, Ben Stiller's character's best friend in The Heartbreak Kid. He has also made appearances in Old School (2003, credited as Robert Corddry), Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Failure to Launch and The Ten.

He also appeared in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay as Ron Fox, a neurotic and racist agent with the United States Department of Homeland Security, in W. as Ari Fleischer, and also in What Happens in Vegas.[10] In 2010, he co-starred in the John Cusack film Hot Tub Time Machine and in 2013 he co-starred in Jonathan Levine's Warm Bodies as the zombie M.[11]

Other work[edit]

Corddry hosted the 10th annual Webby Awards ceremony on June 12, 2006. He starred as the main character in the Fox mid-season comedy The Winner from March 4, 2007 until the series' cancellation.[12] He described the show to Stuff Magazine as "sort of like a fucked-up Wonder Years."

Corddry has appeared in a Curb Your Enthusiasm episode entitled "The Seder" as a sex offender who moves into Larry David's neighborhood. He also appeared in two episodes of Fox's Arrested Development as Moses Taylor, an actor who plays "Frank Wrench", an obsessively by-the-books detective on a fictional television series Wrench. Corddry has also done some voice work as Gordon the animated Devil on Cartoon Network's Weighty Decisions (alongside fellow Daily Show correspondent Ed Helms). He also appeared in a commercial for Cartoon Network's Ed, Edd n Eddy series and a 2001 promotional ad as an anger management therapist to the Townsville Villains of the cartoon series The Powerpuff Girls.

Corddry's voice appears in the History Channel production World War II in HD.[13] He is the voice of World War II soldier and jazz musician Roscoe "Rockie" Blunt.[14]

Corddry wrote, directed, and starred in the web series Childrens Hospital for The WB on its online network at[15] After talks fell through with Comedy Central, Turner's Adult Swim picked up the series and began airing new episodes August 22, 2010.[16]

On March 29, 2010, he was a co-guest host of WWE Raw with fellow cast member Clark Duke from Hot Tub Time Machine.[17]

Corddry played an important role in proliferating Justin Halpern's Twitter account Shit My Dad Says. An early enthusiast of the quotes made by Halpern's father, Rob tweeted a link to Shit My Dad Says which "jump-started" the phenomenon, helping expose Halpern's Twitter feed to a larger audience.[18]

Corddry also has starred in three commercials for the Holiday Inn in both 2010 and 2011. He appeared in three episodes of Community playing a lawyer, Alan Connor, an old acquaintance of Jeff Winger, who is also a lawyer.

In August 2011, Corddry appeared on episode 29 of the podcast Back to Work, distributed by the 5by5 podcast network, where he was interviewed by Merlin Mann about his writing and acting career.

In 2012, Corddry began a recurring role on the third season of Happy Endings, playing "The Car Czar", Jane's new boss at the car dealership.[19] He also had a recurring role on the short-lived FOX series Ben and Kate, as Buddy, the boorish owner of the bar where Kate and BJ work, also BJ's on-and-off boyfriend.

As recently as October 2013, Rob appeared again as a recurring guest on The Jason Ellis Show. A talk show featured exclusively on SiriusXm Satellite Radio, Corddry accepted an invitation to host his own show airing on the soon to be launched "Jason Ellis Channel".

From 2015 to 2019, he starred in the HBO comedy-drama series Ballers.

He was the subject the episode #16, titled Rob, of the podcast Heavyweight by Jonathan Goldstein.[20]

On December 3, 2019, it was revealed that Corddry would be a host of the revived Top Gear America, which debuted on Motor Trend in January 2021.[21]


Corddry after speaking at Brown University on December 9, 2005


Rob Corddry film work
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Old School Warren
2004 Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story Bobby Dukes
2006 Wedding Daze Kyle
2006 Unaccompanied Minors Sam Davenport
2006 Failure to Launch Gun Salesman
2006 Arthur and the Invisibles Seides (voice)
2007 The Ten Duane Rosenblum
2007 The Heartbreak Kid Mac
2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Jim The Protestor
2007 Blades of Glory Bryce
2008 What Happens in Vegas Jeff "Hater" Lewis
2008 W. Ari Fleischer
2008 Semi-Pro Kyle
2008 Lower Learning Principal Harper Billings
2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Ron Fox
2009 The Winning Season Terry
2009 Taking Chances Mayor Cleveland Fishback
2010 Hot Tub Time Machine Lou Dorchen
2010 Operation: Endgame Chariot
2010 Megamind Metro City Citizen (voice)
2011 Cedar Rapids Gary
2011 Butter Ethan Emmett
2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Warren
2013 Hell Baby Jack
2013 Escape from Planet Earth Gary Supernova (voice)
2013 Warm Bodies M / Marcus
2013 In a World... Moe
2013 Pain & Gain John Mese
2013 Rapture-Palooza Mr. Walt House
2013 The Way, Way Back Kip
2014 Jason Nash Is Married Dan Morrison
2014 Muppets Most Wanted First AD
2014 Sex Tape Robby Thompson
2015 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Lou Dorchen
2016 Office Christmas Party Jeremy Parker
2017 How to Be a Latin Lover Quincy
2017 Shimmer Lake Kurt Biltmore
2017 The Layover Principal Stan Moss
2018 Dog Days Kurt
2019 Benjamin Dr. Ed
2020 Bad Therapy Bob Howard
2020 Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics Himself
2023 80 for Brady Pat


Rob Corddry television work
Year Title Role Notes
1998–2000 Upright Citizens Brigade Various 6 episodes
2002–2006 The Daily Show Correspondent 249 episodes
2004 O'Grady The Bob (voice) Episode: "Vacation"
2005 Sunday Pants Gordon the Devil (voice) "Weighty Decisions" segments
2005–2017 American Dad! Various Voices 3 episodes
2006 Curb Your Enthusiasm Rick Leftowitz Episode: "The Seder"
2006 Arrested Development Moses Taylor 2 episodes
2007 MADtv Johnny 1 episode
2007 The Winner Glen Abbott 6 episodes
2008–2016 Childrens Hospital Dr. Blake Downs, Cutter Spindell, Rory Spindell Also creator, director, writer and executive producer
2008 The Mighty B! Doctor, Vet (voices) Episode: "Bee Patient"
2009 Party Down Gary Episode: "Brandix Corporate Retreat"
2009 Law & Order Jim Leary Episode: "Human Flesh Search Engine"
2010; 2012; 2014 Community Alan Connor 3 episodes
2011 Little in Common Dennis Weller Pilot
2011 Running Wilde Jack Gray Episode: "Jack's Back"
2011 Glen Martin DDS Randy (voice) Episode: "Videogame Wizard"
2011 The Life & Times of Tim Sausage Salesman (voice) Episode: "The Sausage Salesman"
2012 Family Guy Ben Jennings (voice) Episode: "Livin' on a Prayer"
2012–2013 Happy Endings Lon "The Car Czar" Sarofsky 3 episodes
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV Agent Coyote Daniels Episode: "Robot Town"
2012–2013 Ben and Kate Buddy 3 episodes
2013 Spy Tim Pilot
2013 Burning Love Lorenzo Blimperson Episode: "Puppet Show"
2013–2015 Newsreaders Co-creator, writer and executive producer
2014 Trophy Wife Sensei Rick Episode: "Foxed Lunch"
2014 Hawaii Five-0 Tony Gibson Episode: "Ho'i Hou"
2014 Robot Chicken Various Voices 2 episodes
2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! Himself Episode: "Rob Corddry Wears Tan Dress Shoes & Red Socks"
2015–2019 Ballers Joe Krutel Series regular; 47 episodes
2016 Teachers Sam Episode: "Hall of Shame"
2016 Animals Earring (voice) Episode: "Rats."
2016 Workaholics Eric Episode: "The Nuttin' Professor"
2016–2018 Speechless Billy DiMeo 3 episodes
2016 Mr. Neighbor's House Television special; executive producer
2017–2018 Drunk History George Washington, Joseph A. Califano Jr. 2 episodes
2017 Do You Want to See a Dead Body? Himself Episode: "A Body and a Mean Dog"
2018 Wrecked Himself Episode: "Ballers"
2019 Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television Himself Episode: "For Your Inconsideration"
2019 American Princess Bacon Episode: "Down There"
2019 What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage Himself Episode: "Family"
2019 Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Inspector Suggs Episode: "Good Todd Hunting"
2019–2021 The Unicorn Forrest Series regular
2020 Medical Police Blake Downs 2 episodes; also creator, writer, executive producer
2020 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Scott Wilkerson Episode: "March 8, 2020"
2020 Dummy Phil Goldman Episode: "Passive Protagonist"
2020 Crossing Swords The Old King (voice) 2 episodes
2021 Top Gear America Himself / Host [22]

Video games[edit]

Rob Corddry video game work
Year Title Role
2010 Fallout: New Vegas Billy Knight

Awards and honors[edit]

In 2009, Corddry was nominated for a Streamy Award Best Writing for a Comedy Web Series for Children's Hospital; in 2011, it won Best Sketch/Alternative Comedy in the first annual Comedy Awards.


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  20. ^ "#16 Rob by Heavyweight". Gimlet Media.
  21. ^ "REVEALED! Meet the Hosts of Top Gear America". December 3, 2019.
  22. ^ "REVEALED! Meet the Hosts of Top Gear America". Motor Trend. December 3, 2019.

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