Robert Lee Moynihan, Jr.
January 31, 1977 (age 47) (
Eastchester, New York, U.S.
Robert Moynihan Sr., Irene Moynihan
Movies and TV shows
Saturday Night Live, Chozen, The Secret Life of Pets, Monsters University, Delivery Man
Taran Killam, Cecily Strong, Vanessa Bayer, Jay Pharoah, Kenan Thompson
University of Connecticut
Screen Guild Awards - SNL
Robert "Bobby" Moynihan (born January 31, 1977) is an American actor, comedian and impressionist who was a cast member on Saturday Night Live, from 2008 until 2017.
- Screen Guild Awards SNL
- Early life
- Saturday Night Live
- Recurring characters on SNL
- Celebrity Impressions
- Personal life
Moynihan was born and raised in Eastchester, New York, to parents Julie and Robert, Sr. He attended Eastchester High School and the University of Connecticut, from which he received a degree in theater.
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 Sundance 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 collegehumor.com, including their recent web-series 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. In the summer of 2009, Moynihan starred in the music video for Colbie Caillat's single, "Fallin' For You". 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 will voice the character of Louie in the Disney XD revival of DuckTales.
Saturday Night Live
Moynihan joined the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live during its season 34 on September 13, 2008 and left the show after 9 seasons on May 20, 2017 after the end of season 42.
Recurring characters on SNL
Moynihan is an avid reader of comic books, and once invited comics creators Dave Johnson, J. Scott Campbell and Amanda Conner to the same Saturday Night Live after-party to which co-star Taran Killam invited his Illegitimates co-writer Marc Andreyko and members of the IDW Publishing staff, which Andreyko characterized as a "mini-comic con."
In August 2016, Moynihan married his longtime girlfriend and Broadway actress Brynn O'Malley. He later announced on Twitter that he and his wife are expecting a baby girl due in July, 2017. Their daughter was born in July 2017.