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Robert Michael Moynihan Jr. is an American actor, comedian, writer, and impressionist who was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2008 until 2017.[1]

Bobby Moynihan
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Moynihan in 2010
BornEastchester, New York, U.S.
MediumFilm, television
Alma materUniversity of Connecticut
Years active1996–present
GenresSketch comedy
Brynn O'Malley (m. 2016)
Notable works and rolesDerrick Comedy
Saturday Night Live


Moynihan 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 the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 before a limited theatrical release.

In 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, including their webseries Every Week on Entourage where he plays "Turtle" from Entourage. During the summer of 2008, Moynihan featured in a national television ad campaign for ESPN Radio with Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay.[2][3] In the summer of 2009, Moynihan starred in the music video for Colbie Caillat's single, "Fallin' for You".[4] 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 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. Moynihan also voiced the titular character in the FX animated comedy Chozen, which aired for one season in 2014. In 2015, he was a featured character, Lenny, in the romantic comedy film Slow Learners (original title Bad Boys, Crazy Girls). He also voices Panda in an animated Cartoon Network TV show that premiered in 2015 called We Bare Bears, as well as Hal the Dog in an animated PBS Kids TV Show that also debuted that year called Nature Cat. In 2016, Moynihan appeared in a commercial for Pizza Hut's Bacon Stuffed crust pizza, and voiced Mel from The Secret Life of Pets in the same year.

Moynihan currently voices the character Louie in the Disney XD revival of DuckTales.[5]

Saturday Night LiveEdit

Moynihan joined the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live during its 34th season on September 13, 2008 and left the show after 9 seasons on May 20, 2017 after the end of season 42.

Recurring characters on SNLEdit

  • Mark Payne, a waiter who works at Pizzeria Uno. He 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 ask 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 brothers' 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 microphone 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. 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]
  • Kirby, an astronaut obsessed with his "little kitty cat".
  • Riblet, Michael Che's high school friend on Weekend Update.

Celebrity impressionsEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Moynihan is an avid reader of comic books.[6]

In August 2016, Moynihan married his longtime girlfriend and Broadway actress Brynn O'Malley.[7] Their daughter was born in July 2017.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Economics 101 C.D.
2009 Charlie on Parole Ex-Con Short
Mystery Team Jordy
The Invention of Lying Assistant
2010 When in Rome Puck
2011 Certainty Roddy
2012 The Brass Teapot Chuck
Revenge for Jolly! Bobby
2013 Monsters University Chet Alexander (voice)
Grown Ups 2 Male Cheerleader
Delivery Man Aleksy
2014 Adult Beginners Paul
Bread and Butter Daniel Lodgen
Annie Guy in Bar
2015 Inside Out Forgetter Bobby (voice) Cameo
Ted 2 Himself Cameo
Staten Island Summer Skootch
Underdogs Rip/The Moustachio Twins/Dr. Gregory Chan, D.D.S. (voices)
Sisters Alex
2016 The Secret Life of Pets Mel (voice)
Brother Nature Todd Dotchman
2017 The Book of Henry John
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Mayor Percival Muldoon (voice)
Killing Gunther Donnie
2019 The Secret Life of Pets 2 Mel (voice)


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Homicide: Life on the Street Doorman 1 episode (uncredited)
2004 Jump Cuts The Beef 1 episode
2005 Empire Square Rabbit (voice) (US version)
2006–2008 Late Night with Conan O'Brien Various
2007–2008 Bronx World Travelers Glider 3 episodes
2007–2011 UCB Comedy Originals N/A 4 episodes
Also director, writer and editor
2008–2017 Saturday Night Live Various Main cast
2008–2012 Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday Various 4 episodes
2008 Human Giant N/A Writer
1 episode
2009 The Electric Company Skeleckian Gravity Spray Spokesperson Episode: "Gravity Groove"
Chowder Jam (voice) Episode: "The Grape Worm"
Mercy Conrad Bellingham Episode: "I Believe You Conrad"
2011 UBC Comedy Originals N/A Writer
4 episodes
2012 Happy Endings Corey Episode: "You Snooze, You Bruise"
Ugly Americans Jerry "The Fire Ant" McMillan (voice) Episode: "Journey to the Center of Twayne"
30 Rock Stewart Derr Episode: "Murphy Brown Lied to Us"
Girls Thadd Episode: "She Did"
Portlandia Robert Episode: "Winter in Portlandia"
2012–2013 The Side Car Brick (voice) 7 episodes
Also writer
2013 Sesame Street Quacker Duck Man Episode: "Porridge Art"
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zarfonius (voice) Episode: "Storage Zeebles"
2013–2015 The Awesomes Various voices 26 episodes
2013–2016 Comedy Bang! Bang! Fourvel 4 episodes
2014 Chozen Chozen (voice) 10 episodes
Playing House Danny Episode: "Spaghetti and Meatballs"
Drunk History Grover Cleveland Episode: "First Ladies"
2014–2016 Jake and the Never Land Pirates King Crab (voice) 4 episodes
2015–present We Bare Bears Panda (voice) 67 episodes
2015 The Jack and Triumph Show Mr. Hardgraves Episode: "Siri"
The Simpsons Tyler Boom (voice) Episode: "Cue Detective"
2015–present Nature Cat Hal (voice) 21 episodes
2016 Netflix Presents: The Characters Chuck Episode: "Lauren Lapkus"
Albert Albert (voice) TV movie
2017 Man Seeking Woman Puffala (voice) Episode: "Popcorn"
Descendants 2 Dude (voice) TV movie
Big Brother Himself Episode #19.34
The David S. Pumpkins Animated Halloween Special Fat Skeleton (voice) TV special
Also writer and producer
SNL Presents: Halloween N/A TV special
2017–present DuckTales Louie (voice) Main cast
2017–2018 Me, Myself & I Alex Riley Main cast; 10 episodes
2018 Bob's Burgers Sam (voice) Episode: "Are You There Bob? It's Me, Birthday"
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Santa Claus Episode: "Mexican Elections" (June 24, 2018)
Detroiters Himself (As "Fat Bieber") Episode: "Lois"
Star Wars Resistance Orka (voice) Main cast
2018–2019 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Fran Dodd 3 episodes
2018–present Summer Camp Island Mortimer, Jimjams, Additional Voices (voice)
2019 RuPaul's Drag Race Himself/Guest Judge Episode: "Good God Girl, Get Out" (Season 11, Episode 2)
Descendants 3 Dude (voice) TV movie
Where's Waldo? Wizard Wavybeard (voice) Episode: "Hang Ten in Tahiti"
TBA Untitled Tina Fey/Robert Carlock project Jayden Main role


  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 17, 2017). "Bobby Moynihan Leaving 'Saturday Night Live' After 9 Seasons". Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "Michael Kay and SNL's Bobby Moynihan "Sizzling Bacon" ESPN Radio Commercial". YouTube. 2009-01-19. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  3. ^ "Michael Kay and SNL's Bobby Moynihan "Brobot" ESPN Radio Commercial". YouTube. 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  4. ^ "YouTube". Archived from the original on January 27, 2014.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (2016-12-16). "'DuckTales': David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz Among Voice Cast For Disney XD Reboot". Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  6. ^ Dietsch, T.J. (October 17, 2013). "NYCC: 'Saturday Night Live's' Taran Killam Debriefs 'The Illegitimates'". Comic Book Resources.
  7. ^ "Thinking Bobby Moynihan is Not Married? Well, Think Again! He's Already Exchanged Vows with his Wife!". 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  8. ^ "Bobby Moynihan and Wife Brynn Welcome Daughter". People. Retrieved 20 November 2017.

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