Who is Bobby Moynihan?
Bobby Moynihan is a comedian, actor, and writer, perhaps best recognized as a former “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) cast member. He also became popular as a prominent voice actor, lending his voice to characters in several animated TV shows and movies, including “We Are Bears”, “Nature Cat” and “The Secret Life of Pets”. Bobby was born under the constellation Aquarius on January 31, 1977 in Eastchester, New York State, USA. As of 2021, he will be 44 years old and hold American nationality. Bobby is of Irish ethnicity.
Early life and family
He was brought by parents Robert and Irene Moynihan in Eastchester, where he attended Eastchester High School. Reportedly, he was very interested in and involved in school theatre; Bobby often starred in Youth Council Productions of various plays such as “Fiddler on the Roof” and “The Producers”.
After graduating, he enrolled at the University of Connecticut, graduating with a degree in theater.
Rise to stardom
After graduating, he joined various sketch comedy groups and began performing with them in New York City. He often collaborated with the sketch group David Comedy, which has appeared in several of their projects and shows, and with Upright Citizen Brigade Theater. He was also a member of the comedy sketch trio “The Bafoons”. As a comedian, writer, and artist, he often dreamed of starring in “Saturday Night Live” (“SNL”). Bobby also launched his acting career, getting mostly small roles in movies and TV shows such as “Economics 101”, “Jump Cuts” and “Empire Square”.
In 2006, he became a regular cast member on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” portraying several characters, and the following year appeared in the comedy series Bronx World Travelers, opposite Donald Glover and Ben Shwartz.
In 2008, he landed a role in the web series titled “The Line”, a project directed by Seth Mayers, who was also the lead writer and cast member of “SNL”. He is said to have often collaborated with comedian Charlie Sander on various skits, and would submit scripts to “SNL” in hopes of a windfall. In addition to writing and performing, he often appeared in short comedy videos and other projects for the “College Humor” website, an Internet comedy-based company. In the same year, he was featured in an ad campaign for ESPN Radio, along with broadcaster Michael Kay.
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Bobby’s dream came true when he was hired as a regular cast member of “SNL”. In his interview with Howard Stern, he recalled his auditions, proverb: ‘Actually, I auditioned twice. The first time was on the “SNL” stage and I did a few impressions. I did Nathan Lane. I remember the director saying, ‘Maybe I’ll start in January’ and I thought, ‘Do I have the job or not?’
A few days later, the Writers Guild of America strike occurred and he was put on hold. After the strike ended in February 2008, he got a call from the producers telling him to hire a female comedian to replace Maya Rudoff, who was going on paternity leave. A month later, he got a call from the producers asking him to participate in a web series starring Seth Mayers and Bill Hader.
Thinking it was his consolation prize, he worked with the actors and crew for a few days, then got a call from Seth, who personally invited him to audition for “SNL”.
He made his debut on SNL in 2008 and over the years has portrayed numerous characters and portrayed a number of celebrities such as Jonah Hill, Danny De Vito and Seth Rogan. One of his most memorable performances was the “Single Ladies” dance routine sketch featuring Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg, and his impersonation of Snooki. Bobby stayed on the show for a total of nine seasons until 2017, after which he chose to leave.
His other roles
After Bobby landed his role on “SNL”, his career skyrocketed and he was invited to appear in numerous movies and TV shows, including in the 2009 comedy films “Mystery Team” and “Invention of Lying”, and in several separate episodes. TV series such as “Chowder”, “Mercy” and “The Electric Company”.
In 2010 he has portrayed Puck in the romantic comedy “When in Rome”, followed by roles in the films “Certainty”, “The Brass Teapot” and “Revenge for Jolly”. His ability to pronounce and imitate certain voices and intonations also paved the way for his career as a voice actor. In 2013, he made his debut with the voice of Chet Alexander in the animated film “Monsters University”, and the following year he reprized his role in the short film “Party Central”.
Bobby also guest-starred on several shows such as “Girls”, “Happy Endings” and “Ugly Americans”.
He switched between appearances in shows and movies and provided various voices for characters in the adult animated series “The Awesomeness”.
His other notable voice acting roles include such popular films as “Inside Out”, “Underdogs” and “Secret Life of Pets”. In 2015, he lent his voice to one of the main characters, Panda, in the animated series “We Bare Bears” and “Nature Cat”, followed by his role in the comedy drama film “Sisters”.
In 2017, he gave his voice to Louie in the animation show “Duck Tales”, and he also starred in the sitcom However, “Me, Myself, and I”, created by Dan Kopelman, did not achieve the expected success and the show was canceled midway through the series. His other notable credits include “Killing Gunther”, “The Book of Henry” and “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”.
His latest and upcoming roles
In 2019, he gave his voice to several characters in TV shows and movies, including “Descendants 3”, “The Bravest Knight” and “The Secret Life of Pets 2”.
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In 2020, he reprized his voice role in the animated film “We Bare Bears: The Movie”, and played various characters in other TV shows, such as “Loafy”, “It’s Pony” and “Harvey Girls Forever”.
In 2021, he played Stanlee in the superhero film “Flora & Ulysses” and provided his voice to Paul Revere in the adult animated film “America: The Motion Picture”.
Bobby was also cast as Jayden Kwapis in the sitcom “Mr. Mayor”, created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The show received a lot of attention despite mixed reviews and was quickly renewed for a new season, which will premiere in 2022. That same year, he voiced the characters in the animated series “Star Wars: Bad Batch” and “Star Wars: Visions”.
Why did Bobby leave SNL?
In the interview with the media outlet Deadline, Bobby eexplained: ‘The day you get’SNL” you start to worry about leaving SNL; it was always on my mind. It took 13 years to get it, and one day you get it” and then you start thinking “This is my life dream, what am I going to do next?” It’s always in the back of your mind.’
He added that his contract had expired and he had been invited to star on the new NBC show “Me, Myself and I.” Plus, he felt it was time for him to make a life-changing decision and venture into the unknown. Bobby continued: “I felt like I was on one show for eight years and the other a year. It was a very different machine last year, on a completely different level.”
After a successful meeting with NBC producers, he secured the role and moved to Los Angeles.
While not much is known about his dating history, Bobby married his long-term girlfriend, Brynn O’Malley, in 2016. Brynn also works in the entertainment industry such as actress perhaps best recognized for her roles in “A Gifted Man”, “The Battery’s Down” and “Smash”. In 2017, the couple welcome a daughter.
What is his net worth?
From 2021, his estimated net value is approximately $4 million which he has earned through his career as a comedian, writer and actor.
Hobbies and facts
In addition to his numerous efforts, he has several apparitions in music videos. In 2009, Bobby starred in Colbie Caillat’s music video “Fallin’ for You”, and later appeared in three music videos for “The Lonely Island” titled “Boombox”, “Shy Ronnie 2” and “Threw it On the Ground”.
Bobby is a huge fan of comic books and “everything nerdy” as he calls it.
In his spare time, he likes to watch baseball and TV.
Bobby is 5ft 7ins high (172 cm) and weighs about 75 kg. His hair is black and curly while his eyes are brown.
Bobby is very active on his social media; his Instagram has 220,000 followers, while his Twitter account has more than 200,000 fans. He mainly posts information about his upcoming projects, jokes and memes.
In 2021, Bobby launched his podcast show titled “Celebrity Sighting! with Jonathan Biting” (a candid and hammered fictional character played by Bobby). Each week, Jonathan interviews a guy who has to play himself, portray another celebrity or play a made-up character and tell about their meeting with celebrities.