Kyle Mooney

Kyle Mooney

Mooney in 2009
Born Kyle James Kozub Mooney[1]
(1984-09-04) September 4, 1984
San Diego, California, U.S.
Education University of Southern California
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer
Years active 2008–present

Kyle James Kozub Mooney (born September 4, 1984) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and co-founder of the sketch comedy group Good Neighbor.[2] His man-on-the-street interviews have been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Sports Show with Norm Macdonald.[3]

He also co-starred as Rory on the HBO comedy series Hello Ladies[4] and joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2013.[5]

Early life

Mooney was born in San Diego, California, to parents Linda (Kozub) and Brian Mooney. Linda is a former San Diego Union-Tribune reporter and Brian is an environmental consultant and planner.[6] Mooney has two brothers, Sean and Ryan Mooney; he is the youngest of the three. Mooney is left-handed.[7]

His Marshall Middle School class chose him as the most likely to become a T.V. star.[8] He graduated from Scripps Ranch High School in 2003 where he won Best Actor as Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest [9] and was hailed as class clown.[8]

Mooney studied film at the University of Southern California.[10][11] There, he performed improv and sketch comedy with collegiate group Commedus Interruptus. After a six-week audition process in 2003,[12] the three new members added to Commedus were Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, and Nick Rutherford.[13]


Good Neighbor

In 2007, Mooney, Bennett, and Rutherford came together to form the sketch comedy group Good Neighbor, along with Mooney's friend, director, and editor, Dave McCary.[14]

Mooney in 2012

In 2014, Good Neighbor was featured on New Media Rockstars' Top 100 Channels, ranked at #98.[15]

Bennett and McCary joined Mooney on SNL in 2013 (as a performer and director, respectively), and Rutherford was hired as a writer the following year.[16]

Saturday Night Live

On September 28, 2013, Kyle Mooney made his debut on Saturday Night Live as a featured player along with Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Mike O'Brien, Brooks Wheelan, and Noël Wells. Out of all of the new cast members announced, only Mooney and Bennett returned for a second season as players (O'Brien also returned the following season, but only as a writer). At the start of the forty-first season, Mooney and Bennett were upgraded to repertory status.

Mooney has brought some of his YouTube characters to SNL, including his person-on-the-street interviews, the '420 weed smoking guy', Chris Fitzpatrick, Todd from Inside SoCal, and Bruce Chandling.

Characters / Impressions:

In 2016, production started on a full-length film, Brigsby Bear, which was co-written by Mooney and director, Dave McCary.



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Kill Me Now Jake
2012 The Party Is Over Natan
2013 iSteve Father
2014 Playing It Cool Other Dude
2015 Hello, My Name Is Doris Robert
2015 Me Him Her Moot Morezit
2016 Zoolander No. 2 Don Atari
2016 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising R.A.
2017 Brigsby Bear James Pope Also writer


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Remember When Kyle Episode: #1.1
2010–2011 Pretend Time Various Episode: "Legalize Meth"
Episode: "PETA Not on Set"
Episode: "Monday Morning Meltdown"
Episode: "I Just Got Voodoo'd"
Episode: "The Leather Swing Set with the Monkey and the Gun"
2011 The Street Fighter Rick
2011 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Himself/Correspondent Episode: #9.172
2011 Sports Show with Norm Macdonald Nephew Kyle Episode: "Mascot"
Episode: #1.6
Episode: #1.2
2011 Parks and Recreation Keith Episode: "The Treaty"
2012 Best Friends Forever Doug Episode: "The Butt Dial"
2012 Money From Strangers Himself Episode: "Why So Serious?"
2013 Festival Road Trip Himself/Good Neighbor Member Episode: "Campus MovieFest 2013"
2013 Nathan for You Writer Episode: "Private Investigator/Taxi Company"
Episode: "The Claw of Shame"
Episode: "Funeral Home/Burger Joint/Skydiving"
Episode: "Haunted House/The Hunk"
Episode: "Gas Station/Caricature Artist"
Episode: "Clothing Store/Restaurant"
Episode: "Santa/Petting Zoo"
Episode: "Yogurt Shop/Pizzeria"
2013 Wilfred Alan Episode: "Heroism"
2013 Hello Ladies Rory 6 episodes
2013–present Saturday Night Live Himself, Various
2014 Comedy Bang Bang! Intern Monty Episode: "Nick Offerman Wears a Green Flannel Shirt & Brown Boots"
2014 Hello Ladies: The Movie Rory
2014–2016 Drunk History Himself / Sam Patch 2 episodes
2015 Hot Package Consulting writer Season Two

Web series and shorts

Date Title Role Notes
2008 The Roommate Kyle
2009 Nick's Big Show
2009 Bad Reputation Randall
2010 Vicariously Tyler Nine Shots of Bourbon
2010 The O.D. Plain Jane
2011 How I Know Toro Y Moi
2011 Nick and Andy: Coming Soon
2011 The Yule Tide Good Samaritan Barry Cameo
2011 Grammar Class Henry
2011–2012 College Humor Originals Student/Guy 1 Some Study That I Used to Know
Sorority Pillow Fight
2012 Cracked Advice Board Little Boy Money-Making Tips
2012 The Dinner Party Steven Evans Short web film with BriTANicK
2012 Epic Rap Battles of History Dr. Watson Batman vs. Sherlock Holmes
2013 Youth Large Danus Apicary Rejected Adult Swim pilot.
2013 The Caper Kind/Swiss Mistake Lookey Lou
2013 Mike & Doug's Fantasy Corner Mike Fantasy Sports Advice
2013 Pound House Kyle Open Mic
2015 D and K Podcast Kyle Instagram video series


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  3. "Meet Kyle Mooney, the World's Most Awkward Miami Heat Fan (Video)". Cultist. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
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  5. "Mooney on SNL". NBC. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
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  8. 1 2 "T.V. Star/Class Clown". Diane Bell. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  9. "UCB Theatre • Kyle Mooney". Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  10. "Kyle Mooney". Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Retrieved 2013-08-24.
  11. "USC dudes make videos for your amusement". thrillist. 6 October 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  12. "Commedus audition". Partners Project. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  13. "Interview: Friendly comedy from Good Neighbor". LAist. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  14. "Student comedy group grabs attention". Daily Trojan. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  15. "The NMR Top 100 YouTube Channels: 100 – 76!". New Media Rockstars.
  16. "Here Are Your New 'SNL' Featured Players – Splitsider". Splitsider. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
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