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Kyle James Kozub Mooney (born September 4, 1984) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and singer. Mooney is best known for his tenure as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 2013 to 2022. On September 28, 2013, Mooney made his debut on Saturday Night Live as a featured player, along with his best friend and fellow castmate Beck Bennett. At the start of the forty-first season, Mooney was upgraded to repertory status, and he left at the end of the forty-seventh season, after a nine-season run.

Mooney cameo'd in the cut-for-time Papyrus 2 sketch from the April 13, 2024 episode of Season 49 hosted by Ryan Gosling, which was still technically his first appearance at the show, since he left the cast.

Mooney brought some of his YouTube characters to SNL, including his person-on-the-street interviews, the 4/20 Weed-Smoking Guy, Chris Fitzpatrick, Todd from Inside SoCal, and Bruce Chandling.

His celebrity impressions on Saturday Night Live include Jim Acosta, Woody Allen, Criss Angel, Fred Astaire, David Axelrod, Jeff Bezos, Neil Cavuto, Lincoln Chafee, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cotton, Johnny Depp, Michael Jackson, Bruce Jessen, Steve Jobs, John Kennedy, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Lawrence, Macklemore, Howie Mandel, Chuck Norris, Rand Paul, Pope Francis, Axl Rose, Skrillex, Stephen Stills, and Steven Tyler.


Mooney, along with his best friend and fellow castmate Beck Bennett, is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He previously performed with the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, and was a member of the acclaimed internet sketch group, Good Neighbor, which received personal acknowledgements from Steven Spielberg and Louis C.K.

Mooney appeared in a Taco Bell/PlayStation 4 commercial that ran in 2013. He and Beck also appeared in a Carfax commercial preceding their inclusion in the SNL cast.

Mooney was also a guest in the YouTube series "Epic Rap Battles of History," Playing as Watson in the "Batman Vs. Sherlock Holmes" episode.

Other work[]

Mooney starred in and co-wrote the film Brigsby Bear, which premiered in 2017 at the Sundance Film Festival. He co-wrote the film with Kevin Costello over a two to three-year period, drawing inspiration from his own life, his interest in 1980s children's television shows and cartoons, and his experience making short films with Costello and McCary in middle school. Dave McCary directed the film.

In December 2021, the adult cartoon comedy Saturday Morning All Star Hits!, co-created, co-written, and executive produced by Mooney, was released on Netflix. He also stars in several roles. The eight-episode series is directed by Dave McCary and animated by Ben Jones. Mooney and Jones created the show based on a mutual love of Saturday-morning cartoon blocks from their childhoods in the 1980s and 1990s.

On March 23, 2023, it was announced that Mooney would direct the A24 Disaster Comedy Y2K.




  • Bruce Chandling - LA stand-up comedian [1]
  • Baby Yoda
  • Brad Dates
  • Chris Fitzpatrick
  • MC Strategy
  • Ralph
  • One of the scientists
  • Spencer
  • Teddy Paskowitz
  • Todd

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