Born on February 4, 1971 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, Rob Corddry is a graduate of both Weymouth High School and University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he originally majored in journalism. But, after only two days, he shifted to English. During his second year, he spent most of his free time performing in several of his school’s productions, some of which were Torch Song Trilogy, Ten Little Indians, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Reckless. Some time after he graduated, he headed to New York City, where he initially worked as a security guard at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and as an employee of a local Mexican restaurant. He received his improv training from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and was part of the comedy groups “Naked Babies” and “Third Rail Comedy.”
Rob Corddry had his first notable television appearance on Upright Citizens Brigade on Comedy Central for two years. In 2002, he hit celebrity status when he became a correspondent for the politically-motivated comedy show The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He left the show after four years and went on to pursue other projects. His other acting credits include appearing in the films Old School and Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story. He was also seen in the television shows Curb Your Enthusiasm and Arrested Development. He has been given roles in the 2006 films Failure to Launch, The Pleasure of Your Company and Unaccompanied Minors. The next year, he was cast in the FOX comedy series, The Winner. He plays Glen Cabbott, a thirty year old still living with his parents. He comes to terms with his maturity because of his old girlfriend, Alison, who shows him that it’s never too late to become an adult. Corddry landed a number of roles that year, appearing in Blades of Glory with Will Ferrell and Jon Heder and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry with Adam Sandler and Kevin James. He was also in other comedies like Semi-Pro, What Happens in Vegas, and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, all in 2008.