Marine Vet Rob Riggle does hilarious audition for Top Gun 2

Comedian and Marine Lt. Col. Rob Riggle received a back-seat ride in a U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif. Riggle and the Funny or Die film crew spent the day touring the squadron and filming a Funny or Die segment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathryn E. Macdonald/Released)

Robert (Rob) Allen Riggle Jr. is best know for his comedy on SNL and big Hollywood films such as, The Hangover, The Other Guys, Let’s Be Cops, Dumb & Dumber To, 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, and Step Brothers.  What most people do not know is he is also a retired  Marine Corps Reserve Lieutenant Colonel who deployed to Liberia, Kosovo, Albania, and Afghanistan.  After 23 years of service in which he earned a Combat Action Badge, he retired on January 1, 2013.

When Riggle heard the news that “Top Gun 2” was going to be made, he had to be the first to audition.  So he teamed up with the Navy’s Blue Angels to show he can handle the rigors of acting while in the cockpit of a real naval fighter.


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