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Robert Anderson "Rob" Huebel[1] (born June 4, 1969) is an American actor, comedian and writer best known for his sketch comedy work on the MTV series Human Giant and for his role of Dr. Owen Maestro on the Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital. He currently stars as Len Novak on the Amazon series Transparent.

Rob Huebel
Rob Huebel CCI2012.JPG
Huebel in July 2012
Born Robert Anderson Huebel
(1969-06-04) June 4, 1969 (age 48)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer
Years active 1998–present
Children 1
Website www.robhuebel.com

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Early lifeEdit

Huebel was born in Alexandria, Virginia, the son of Louisa and Jared Huebel.[2] He attended Annandale High School in Annandale, Virginia before attending Clemson University in South Carolina where he studied Marketing in hopes of working in advertising.[3] He later moved to New York and began studying improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.[4]

CareerEdit

Huebel first began improvising when he was 27 by taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York city.[3]

His early work was as a sketch actor on shows such as Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Upright Citizens Brigade. He was nominated for an Emmy award for his work as a producer for Michael Moore's Bravo series The Awful Truth; he also worked as a segment producer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart .

Huebel was a panelist on the VH1 series Best Week Ever, part of the NetZero "Candidate Zero" campaign during the 2004 election. He was known for the "Inconsiderate Cell Phone Man" character, shown at movie theatres before showtime. He also appeared on the HBO television series Curb Your Enthusiasm, as well as Fox's Arrested Development. He is the comedy partner of Rob Riggle, a comedian he worked with in the improvisational comedy troupe Respecto Montalban and at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Huebel and Riggle performed a comedy bit in the documentary Super High Me. Among their best known work at UCB was their long-running two-man show Kung-Fu Grip, which was eventually showcased at the 2004 HBO Comedy Arts Festival. Huebel was in the movie Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story, as Sam Brown with Corddry, Scheer, and Riggle.

Huebel and fellow comedians Aziz Ansari and Paul Scheer are writers, actors, and executive producers in the MTV sketch comedy show Human Giant. Some of Huebel's characters from the show include Samir from "The Shutterbugs" and T.C. Everwood from "Clell Tickle." He guest starred in the 30 Rock episode "MILF Island", and also as Holly's boyfriend A.J. in three episodes of The Office. He played the role of 'Tevin' in the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man. He also co-starred with Rob Corddry in Childrens Hospital, currently airing new episodes on Adult Swim.

Huebel continues to regularly perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. He currently co-hosts the live sketch show "Crash Test" with Paul Scheer twice a month, as well as hosting "The Shit Show", in which he gathers comedian friends and other well-known performers to present the worst scenes in films, television and commercials that they have ever done.

Huebel has written and starred in various filmed sketches for the HBO sketch comedy program Funny or Die Presents. In November 2010, Huebel performed stand-up on The Benson Interruption on Comedy Central.

Huebel appeared in the films The Other Guys (2010), Life as We Know It, Little Fockers, Despicable Me, and The Descendants.

In February 2011, Huebel was cast as a lead in the FOX sitcom pilot Family Album and in May he guest starred on ABC's sitcom, Modern Family as Glen Whipple in the episode "The One That Got Away". He also appeared as a semi-regular castmember on Amazon Studios' Transparent, playing Len Novak.

Huebel appears frequently on the comedy podcast Comedy Bang! Bang![5] along with starring in his own podcast series on the Earwolf network, Mike Detective.[6]

He appeared in Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) and Barely Lethal (2015).

Marriage and familyEdit

Huebel is married; his daughter was born in 2016.[7]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Bowling for Columbine Corporate Criminal Uncredited
2004 Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story Sam Brown
2004 Terrorists Town Council Member
2007 Norbit Excited Man on TV
2007 7-10 Split Jerry Lowry
2008 The Love Guru Frat Guy
2009 I Love You, Man Tevin Downey
2010 Despicable Me Anchorman (voice)
2010 The Other Guys Officer Watts
2010 Life as We Know It Ted
2010 Orientation Day Announcer (voice) Short film
2010 Little Fockers Sleazy Doctor
2011 Flypaper Rex Newbauer
2011 Natural Selection Martin
2011 The Descendants Mark Mitchell
2012 Celeste & Jesse Forever Business Man
2012 What To Expect When You're Expecting Gabe
2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Jeremy
2012 It's Not You It's Me Detective Archer Short film
2013 Hell Baby Mickey
2013 Welcome To The Jungle Phil
2013 Rapture-Palooza Morgan
2014 Date and Switch Pete
2014 Horrible Bosses 2 Pinkberry Executive
2014 A Better You Coach
2015 Barely Lethal Mr. Marcus
2015 Night Owls Peter
2016 Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Le Club Boss
2016 Miss Stevens Walter
2016 Keanu Spencer
2016 Cuddle Party Drew Short film
2017 Fun Mom Dinner Andrew
2017 How to Be a Latin Lover Nick
2017 Baywatch Captain Thorpe
2017 Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town Roger
2017 The House Officer Chandler

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1998–1999 Upright Citizens Brigade Various characters 3 episodes
2000 The Awful Truth Producer; 12 episodes
2000–2001 The Daily Show Field producer; 4 episodes
2004 McEnroe Various characters 22 episodes
2005 Arrested Development Dave Williams Episode: "Righteous Brothers"
2005 The Showbiz Show with David Spade Correspondent
2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm Dr. Mark 2 episodes
2007 Fat Guy Stuck In Internet Morgan 2 episodes
2007–2008 Human Giant Rob / Various characters 20 episodes; also creator, writer, and executive producer
2008 30 Rock MILF Island Host Episode: "MILF Island"
2008–2016 Childrens Hospital Dr. Owen Maestro 79 episodes; also writer
2009 Reno 911! HMO Advisor #1 / Resort Salesman #2 / Financial Advisor #1 3 episodes
2009 Michael & Michael Have Issues Jeff Episode: "Frogbox"
2009 Gary Unmarried Howard Needleman 3 episodes
2009–2010 The Office A.J. 3 episodes
2009–2015 The League Russell / Dr. Deramo 10 episodes
2009–2016 American Dad! Dylan (voice) 3 episodes
2010 Players Todd Episode: "Barb's Husband"
2010 Party Down Mr. Dauntless Episode: "Not on Your Wife Opening Night"
2010 Pretend Time Bill Episode: "Powdered Doughnuts Make Me Go Nuts"
2010 2010 MTV Movie Awards Writer and segment producer
2010 CollegeHumor Originals Brock Episode: "Action Movie Pun Brainstorm"
2010–2011 Funny or Die Presents Various characters 13 episodes; also writer and executive producer
2011 Traffic Light Kev 4 episodes
2011 Happy Endings Alan Fitzgerald Episode: "You've Got Male"
2011 Modern Family Glen Whipple Episode: "The One That Got Away"
2012 The Life & Times of Tim Matt (voice) Episode: "The Smug Chiropractor/Corporate Disaster"
2012 How I Met Your Mother Wade Flanagan Episode: "The Magician's Code: Part 2"
2012 Up All Night Jerry 2 episodes
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Dragon Shumway 2 episodes; also writer
2012 17th Critics' Choice Awards Co-host Television special
2012 Key and Peele Blue Falcon Episode: "#2.9"
2012–2016 Bob's Burgers Various characters (voice) 6 episodes
2013 Burning Love Simon 20 episodes
2013 Kroll Show Suicidal Rockstar Episode: "Ice Dating"
2013 Hart of Dixie Michael Burgess Episode: "I'm Moving On"
2013 Super Fun Night Peter Crane Episode: "Three Men and a Boubier"
2013 The ArScheerio Paul Show Ultimate Warrior Episode: "Ultimate Warrior"
2013–2015 Axe Cop Gray Diamond (voice) 16 episodes
2013–2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Dave Grigsby / Larry Jetski 2 episodes
2013–2015 Drunk History Juan Francisco Treviño / Pat Garrett 2 episodes
2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Lloyd Rathman Episode: "The Magical Place"
2014 Parks and Recreation Harvey Spielyorm Episode: "Galentine's Day"
2014 Garfunkel and Oates Boomer (voice) Episode: "The Fadeaway"
2014 The Mindy Project Andrew 2 episodes
2014 Newsreaders Rob Huebel Episode: "Motorboating Dads; the Negative $100,000 Question"
2014–2015 Marry Me Wes 3 episodes
2014–2016 Transparent Len Novak 18 episodes
2014–2016 The Goldbergs John Calabasas 3 episodes
2015 Archer Patrick (Crash) McCaren (voice) Episode: "The Archer Sanction"
2015 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Dad Episode: "The Internet"
2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Brodfard Gilroy Episode: "Auditions"
2015 Crash Test: With Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer Rob TV movie; also writer
2015 The Hotwives of Las Vegas Gynecologist Episode: "Vaca-Shunned"
2015 Married Jacob Episode: "Triggers"
2016 Fresh Off the Boat Rick Episode: "Year of the Rat"
2016 Workaholics Sam Episode: "The Nuttin' Professor"
2016 Family Guy Business Meeting Leader (voice) Episode: "Road to India"
2016 Blunt Talk Dr. Rudy Kamper 2 episodes
2017 Drive Share Various characters 6 episodes; also creator, writer, director, and executive producer
2017 Hawaii Five-0 Blake Stone Episode: "Poniu I Ke Aloha"
2017 Angie Tribeca Sperber Pennington Episode: "This Sounds Unbelievable, but CSI: Miami Did It"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Clemson World Magazine". Clemson World Magazine. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "State: Search Results". nl.newsbank.com. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Rob Huebel 5/23/06 Part 1". Improv Interviews. 15 November 2006. Archived from the original on 23 May 2007. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Rob Huebel's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater Profile
  5. ^ "Rob Huebel on Earwolf". Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Mike Detective". Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Instagram post by Rob Huebel • Nov 17, 2016 at 8:39pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 

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