Also Credited As:Robert William Corddry
About Rob Corddry
Rob Corddry was born on Feb. 4, 1971 and raised in Weymouth, MA alongside younger brother and fellow future actor, Nate. The eldest brother began blazing a trail towards show business at U-Mass Amherst, where he became active in the drama department before graduating with a degree in English. He moved to New York City in 1994, eventually landing a tour with the National Shakespeare Company, though he was also active in sketch comedy and long-form improv at the famed Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where he performed with groups Naked Babies and Third Rail Comedy. He made his television debut as a player in UCB-created Comedy Central sketch show, "Upright Citizens Brigade" (1998-2000) and went on to land his breakthrough as a correspondent for the Emmy-winning satirical news program, "The Daily Show."
In keeping with "The Daily Show" tradition of correspondents doing broad caricatures of real journalists, Corddry developed an on-air persona as an insufferably sarcastic know-it-all. Alongside colleagues Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee and Ed Helms, Corddry tenuously walked the line between realism and self-parody, routinely victimizing hapless interviewees during his segments. As the actor's reputation grew through his role on the perennial favorite show, Corddry landed small character roles in films like "Old School" (2003) and episodes of landmark offbeat sitcoms "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06) and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2005- ).
In August 2006, he bid "The Daily Show" goodbye and popped up in minor roles in mainstream comedies like "Unaccompanied Minors" (2006) and the Matthew McConaughey vehicle "Failure to Launch" (2006), in which he had a small part as a gun salesman. He sprouted an uncharacteristic moustache for a small role in the Will Ferrell and John Heder sports comedy, "Blades of Glory" (2007), and landed a meatier supporting role in "The Heartbreak Kid" as the best friend of Ben Stiller's character in the hit rom-com.
Not long after, Corddry signed a sitcom deal with Fox and in March of 2007, debuted as a prime time headliner in Seth McFarlane's "The Winner" (Fox, 2008- ). The mid-season replacement about a 32-year-old manchild still living at home with his parents in Buffalo, NY received mixed reviews and was cancelled after six episodes. Corddry resumed his big screen character roles and appeared in Ferrell's subsequent sports comedy, "Semi-Pro" (2008), playing a daft Homeland Security agent in the stoner sequel, "Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay" (2008).
In a surprising shift away from comedy, Corddry was tapped by Oliver Stone to portray White House Press Secretary Ari Fleisher in the filmmaker's George Bush biopic "W" (2008). Corddry continued to get more mileage out of his suit and tie with roles as a small town mayor in the indie comedy "Patriotville" (2008) and as a negligent elementary school principal under investigation (by an unlikely Eva Longoria) in "Lower Learning" (2008).
|Sandra Corddry. Married c. 2002; has appeared with husband on the "The Daily Show" (Comedy Central)|
|Marlo Stevenson Corddry. Born in November 2008; mother, Sandra Corddry|
|Sloane Sullivan Corddry. Born July 3, 2006; mother, Sandra Corddry|
|Weymouth High School, Weymouth , Massachusetts|
|University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst , Massachusetts|
|Performed regularly with the sketch comedy group "Naked Babies"|
|Moved to New York City|
|Made first notable TV appearance on Comedy Central's "Upright Citizens Brigade"|
|Became a correspondent on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central)|
|First film with Will Ferrell, "Old School"|
|Appeared in "Failure to Launch" as an excitable gun salesman|
|Cast in the short-lived Fox comedy "The Winner"|
|Featured in the comedy "Blades of Glory," starring Will Ferrell|
|Again acted alongside Ferrell in the sports comedy "Semi-Pro"|
|Portrayed former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer in Oliver Stone's controversial film "W"|
|Wrote, directed, and starred in the web series "Childrens' Hospital" for The WB's online network TheWB.com|
|Co-starred with John Cusack in the sci-fi comedy "Hot Tub Time Machine"|
|Cast opposite Steve Carell and Keira Knightley in "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World"|