Rob Riggle

Birth Name: Robert Allen Riggle, Jr.

Place of Birth: Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

Date of Birth: April 21, 1970

Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish

Rob Riggle is an American actor, comedian, and retired United States Marine Corps Reserve officer.

Rob’s maternal grandfather was Fred Eldred Shrout (the son of Frederick/Fred Miller Shrout and Alma Frances Bear). Rob’s grandfather Fred was born in Missouri. Rob’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of Absalom Shrout and Nancy Dun/Dunn “Nannie” Baughman. Alma was the daughter of John Henry Bear and Mary Dallas Morris.

Rob’s maternal grandmother was Helen Forrest/Virginia Reavis (the daughter of Edwin Forrest Reavis and Augusta Melvina Jones). Helen was born in Missouri. Edwin was the son of Henry Joseph Reavis and Lucy Ann Gentry. Augusta was the daughter of Gilbert Franklin Jones and Nancy Melcina Apperson.

Sources: Genealogy of Rob Riggle (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogies, and obituaries, of Rob’s maternal grandparents, Fred Eldred Shrout and Helen Forrest/Virginia (Reavis) Shrout –

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1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    just watched him in Dumb and Dumber too, and I asked myself who was this actor (he looks a bit like Luke Wilson)

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