Rob Corddry is one of the most hilarious Daily Show anchors who moved on to become a clutch comedic film talent. When you see him on screen, you just know something shady and weird is about to happen, likely involving someone being stabbed in the back. Check out the filmography of Hollywood’s favorite dirtbag.
Character: Mr. House
When the rapture hits, The Beast (Craig Robinson) takes over the world. Corddry’s Mr. House serves at his feet in a post-2012 apocalyptic society. He even sells out his own son (John Francis Daley) and her girlfriend (Anna Kendrick) the The Beast. What a dick.
9. Heartbreak Kid
Eddie (Ben Stiller) is terrible with relationships, but it’s not made any better with the advice from his best friend (Corddry). Although he’s only in the 2007 movie briefly, Corddry makes a lasting impression, a signature move of his.
8. What Happens in Vegas
Character: Jeff “Hater” Lewis
Once again the best friend (this time to Ashton Kutcher), this time Corddry is also joined in his duties by Lake Bell’s bartender, “Tipper.” Together, they force their best friends into a drunken Vegas marriage that fuels the rest of the 2008 film. Starting to think you shouldn’t take relationship advice from Corddry.
7. Hell Baby
Corddry plays the husband to Leslie Bibb in a New Orleans house possessed by demons and ghosts in 2013. Thankfully, The Vatican is willing to send a few exorcists, but unfortunately, those exorcists are Father Sebastian (Robert Ben Garant) and Father Padrigo (Thomas Lennon), who have unorthodox techniques.
6. Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Character: Ron Fox
This 2008 stoner sequel finds the titular characters (played by John Cho and Kal Penn) being mistaken for terrorist because of a bong on a flight. They meet Dept of Homeland Security Deputy Ron Fox (Corddry), who is easily the most racist and ignorant government agent on film in the 21st century so far. That’s saying something, considering the amount of movies featuring Adolph Hitler (Valkyrie, Inglorious Basterds, etc.)
5. Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story
Character: Bobby Dukes
This early Corddry gem has him playing Bobby Dukes, paintball’s first superstar, who’s subsequently banned from the sport. He returns a decade later a new man to compete for the crown with a band of misfits including the referee that got him banned in the first place.
4. Children’s Hospital
Character: Dr. Blake Downs/Cutter Spindell/Rory Spindell
This black comic series and passion project brings together a lot of people Corddry worked with in the past, including Lake Bell, Malin Akerman, and Rob Huebel. For eight years it entertained Adult Swim viewers, and we can only hope it’s revived some day.
Character: Joe Krutel
Corddry channels Jeremy Pivens while playing a sleazy-ish financial adviser opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in this ongoing HBO series. His character Joe is at least loyal to Spencer, and he’s very likeable, despite (or maybe because of?) his habit of doing anything to fit in.
2. Warm Bodies
This 2013 ZomCom (maybe RomZomCom?) features my personal favorite Corddry role to date. Once again playing the best friend (this time to Nicholas Hoult’s R), M is a post-apocalyptic zombie who brings a strange sweetness and almost familiarity to a role which has him only grunting.
1. Hot Tub Time Machine 2
There are (so far) two Hot Tub Time Machine movies. While the first is arguably a better movie, the second is the better Corddry part. After the events of the first movie, his Lou is a multi-billionaire and extremely amped up version of the dirtbag we all know and love. He even finds his humanity by the happy ending.