American comedian and Emmy-nominated actor Rob Riggle is loved not only for his starring roles in shows like Saturday Night Live and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, but also his performances in movies including Talladega Nights, 21 Jump Street, The Hangover and his groundbreaking appearances on FOX NFL Sunday. Riggle currently hosts his own show on the Discovery Channel, Rob Riggle: Global Investigator.
In addition to his acting and comedy career, Riggle spent 23 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. After joining the Marines at age 19, he was with Marine Training Unit 17, at ground zero on 9/11, removing rubble by hand as part of the search-and-rescue effort. He trained as a pilot and retired in 2013 from the Marine Corps Reserves as a lieutenant colonel. He also served nine years in active duty in Kosovo, Liberia, Albania and Afghanistan, earning 22 medals, including the Combat Action Ribbon.
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