Robert Ben Garant

 

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Biography

Robert Ben Garant was born in Cookeville, Tennessee on September 14, 1970. The multi-talented actor, who is also a comedian, writer and producer, spent his early days in acting as part of the comedy troupe The State. He is also the creator and writer of the variety show Viva Variety. Garant takes credit, along with Thomas Lennon, for the screenplay of the comedy film Night at the Museum.

Deputy Travis Junior is played by Robert Ben Garant on the Comedy Central series Reno 911! Junior is a redneck with a great love for beer, guns, and car racing. He is the one who trains police dogs for the Reno Sheriffs department, and always wears a bulletproof vest outside his shirt. Junior is the one in the department who is doing the tasks that others are not willing to take.
 

Place of Birth

September 14,1970, Cookeville, Tennessee, USA
 

Birth Name

Robert Ben Garant
 

Gender

.Male
 

Fun Facts

A fan of Sid Vicious and Elvis Presley, Ben co-wrote the first interactive movie I'm Your Man (1992) and went on tour as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. He lives with his wife Jennifer in Los Angeles.

A big fan of Robert De Niro and specifically Taxi Driver (1976), he appeared in some sketches on "The State" (1993) dressed like De Niro's character Travis Bickle for no particular reason.

In high school, he had a green Mohawk. He drove a Datsun B210 that was covered in spray paint because if someone felt inspired, they could write something on the car.

Had to recover something of the accents from his childhood in Tennessee to play Deputy Travis Junior in "Reno 911!" (2003). Ben has lived in New York and Los Angeles for so long that he no longer has a Southern accent in real life.

Writing partner of Thomas Lennon.

Had to recover something of the accents from his childhood in Tennessee to play Deputy Travis Junior in "Reno 911!" (2003). Ben has lived in New York and Los Angeles for so long that he no longer has a Southern accent in real life.
 

Awards

Nominated for an Emmy in 1999 for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music
for: "Viva Variety" (1997)
Shared with:
Glen Roven (composer)
 

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Height

.5'7"
 

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