Who is Bobby Moynihan?

American actor, screenwriter and comedian Bobby Moynihan was born in Eastchester, New York State USA, on 31 January 1977, making his zodiac sign Aquarius. He’s had roles in more than 150 movies and TV series, and is perhaps best known for recently playing Jayden Kwapis in the comedy series “Mr. Mayor”, created by Robert Carlock and Tina Fey, and which starred Ted Danson, Holly Hunter and Vella Lowell. The series follows a businessman who’s just become the mayor of Los Angeles, aired in 2021 and 2022, and won one of its six award nominations.

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Education and early life

Bobby was raised in Eastchester an only child, by his father Robert and mother Irene Moynihan; he hasn’t spoken about his parents in public, because he respects their privacy, but it’s believed that his mother was a high school math teacher, and his father a bus driver.

Bobby became interested in comedy and acting while attending Eastchester High School, and often appeared in plays performed at the school. He matriculated in 1995, then enrolled at the University of Connecticut, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1999.

Bobby was then a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre for nine years, and often performed with them in New York City.

Roles in TV series

Bobby’s debut TV series appearance was his playing of Doorman in the 1996 episode “Sniper: Part 1” of the mystery drama “Homicide: Life on the Street”, then he didn’t appear in any TV series or movies in the following three years, wanting to focus on studying.

The year 2004 heard him voice a character in an episode of the animated comedy “Jump Cuts”, and in 2008, Bobby played the lead character in the comedy “The Line”, which also starred Bill Hader, Joe Lo Truglio and Chris Gethard, and follows a group of people who are waiting in line for 11 days, wanting to be the first to see the new “FutureSpace” movie. Bobby could then have been seen playing and voicing characters in an episode of the comedy “College Humor Originals”, the short animated adventure “Chowder” (voice role), and the family comedy “The Electric Company”.

In 2012 and 2013, he played Brick in the comedy “The Side Car”, and the year 2014 heard him voice the lead character Chozen in the eponymous animated comedy, which Grant DeKernion created, and which also starred Hannibal Buress and Michael Pena Buress; it follows gay white rapper Chozen who’s just been released from jail. Some of Bobby’s following roles were in an episode or two of the comedy “Playing House”, the animated family adventure “Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates” (voice role), and the comedy “The Jack and Triumph Show”.

Since 2008, Bobby’s played numerous characters in 194 episodes of the critically acclaimed musical comedy “Saturday Night Live”; it features various celebrities as the show’s hosts, has been running since 1975, and has won 295 of its 843 award nominations.

Roles in movies

Bobby’s debut film appearance was his playing of Stretch in the 1999 crime drama “Nine the Hard Way”, while some of his following roles were in the 2002 comedy “Economics 101”, the 2006 short comedy “Other Music”, and the 2009 crime comedy “Mystery Team”.

The year 2009 saw him play Assistant in the popular romantic fantasy comedy “The Invention of Lying”, which Ricky Gervais wrote, directed and starred in; it follows an author who’s living in a world in which lying doesn’t exist – the film was nominated for a Peter Sellers Award for Comedy at the 2010 Evening Standard British Film Awards.

Bobby’s also known for his portrayal of Chuck in the 2012 fantasy thriller comedy “The Brass Teapot”, written and directed by Ramaa Mosley, and which starred Juno Temple, Michael Angarano and Alexis Bledel. It follows a couple who’ve discovered that their brass teapot makes money whenever they are hurt; the movie was nominated for two awards.

Some of Bobby’s following roles were in the 2013 animated adventure comedy “Monsters University” (voice role), the 2015 romantic comedy “Slow Learners”, and the 2017 animated comedy “Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion” (voice role).

His most recent film role has been his playing of Auditioner 19 in the 2022 comedy “Clerks III”, written and directed by Kevin Smith, and which starred Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson and Vincent Pereira; it follows four men who’ve been cast to appear in a film about a convenience store.

Other credits

Bobby produced the 2017 short film “The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special”, as well as eight episodes of the 2020 series “Loafy”; he also has producing credits for the 2008 episode “I’m Gonna Live Forever!” of the series “Human Giant”, seven episodes of the 2012 series “The Side Car”, and the 2022 episode “Wolf Priviledge” of the short series “Lightning Wolves”.

He received special thanks for the 2010 documentary movie “Saturday Night”, the 2014 documentary film “Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe”, and the 2020 short movie “The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special”.

Some of Bobby’s most recent talk-show appearances have been in “Today”, “Late Night with Seth Meyers”, and “The Drew Barrymore Show”.

Awards and nominations

Bobby and his colleagues won a 2018 Behind the Voice Actors (BTVA) People’s Choice Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series, for their performance in “Duck Tales”, and he won a September Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 2020 IndieX Film Festival, for his performance in “Melinda’s Wish”.

He was also nominated for a 2014 Naperville Independent Film Festival Award for Best Actor, for his performance in “Bread and Butter”, and a 2018 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “DuckTales”.

Love life and wife

Bobby hasn’t revealed a lot about his love life, but it’s still widely known that he’s today married and has a child. He exchanged vows with American Broadway actress Brynn O’Malley in August 2016, after close to 10 years of dating; Brynn’s appeared in nine movies and TV series, and is perhaps still best known for her playing of Liz Martin in the 2011 fantasy series “A Gifted Man”, which was nominated for four awards. It’s widely believed that Bobby and Brynn met in 2007, when they appeared together in a Broadway play, but this hasn’t been confirmed.

Brynn gave birth to her and Bobby’s daughter in July 2017, but they’ve chosen to keep the girl’s name a secret.

Bobby hasn’t mentioned other women whom he’s been with; he’s married to Brynn O’Malley as of November 2022, and they have a daughter together.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Bobby’s revealed that he dreamed of becoming a cast member of “Saturday Night Live” while growing up.

He’s stated that he isn’t interested in politics, and considers himself not to have the ‘mind capacity for it’.

If he were to become a rapper, he’d choose the Notorious B. o. B. or Optimus Rhymes as his stage name.

There are over 200,000 people following Bobby on Instagram today, and he’s posted close to 400 pictures and videos onto the social media network, most of which are of comedy content.

Bobby’s favorite actors are Jim Carrey and Chris Rock, and some of his favorite movies include “Dumb and Dumber To”, “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”, and “A Christmas Carol”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Bobby’s age is 45. He has brown eyes and short brown hair, his weight is about 175lbs (80kgs), and he’s 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall.

Bobby’s net worth’s been estimated at over $4 million, as of November 2022.

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