Webster Alumnus Gives Voice to ‘The Lorax’ Villain

| March 13, 2012

The voice of Aloysius O’Hare, the “bad guy” in the newly released film, The Lorax, is none other than Webster University alumnus Rob Riggle ’97, who earned his master’s degree in public administration from Webster’s campus location in Camp Lejeune, N.C., while serving in the Marines.

Rob Riggle

Riggle’s comedy career began in 1997 in New York City, while he was still on active duty. He spent seven years studying, teaching and performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York.

Riggle says taking classes three nights a week and working full time was not easy, but he considers his Webster education invaluable for his career path. He is still in the Marine Reserves and was just promoted to lieutenant colonel.

His undergraduate degree in theater and film is from Kansas University, and though KU is dear to his heart, Riggle says he was a better student at the graduate level and valued his classes more. He also has a deep love for the military and is proud to be able to give back to his country.

Riggle has appeared in many films, including: The Other Guys with Will Ferrell and Mark Walberg, The Hangover, The Goods: The Don Ready Story, Step Brothers and Talladega Nights. His television work includes CBS’s Gary Unmarried, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and his own half-hour special, Comedy Central Presents: Rob Riggle.

Check out Riggle’s recent appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon here; and a BreezyMama interview with Riggle and Ed Helms, who also did voice work on The Lorax here.

Category: Advancement, Military

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  1. Aj Meadows says:

    POW! This guy is awesome. Really cool seeing people from Webster making it big!

  2. Cindy Rose says:

    Have to admit I am pretty proud of his accomplishments. I was fortunate to meet Rob, as a student, when I took over the Lejeune Campus. He is ever bit as real as they get; a very nice, sincere, down to earth person. It has been a wonderful pleasure to silently follow Rob’s career and to know what he unselfishly does to support our Marines and Military Members while deployed.

    Good work Rob!!