Robert Ben Garant

  • Birth Place: Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Writer, Director
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  • Described himself as a "punk kid" in high school, complete with a spray-painted car and a green Mohawk.
  • Stated that his high-school theater classes are what got him interested in acting and writing.
  • Got his start in the early 1990s writing for Jon Stewart's short-lived MTV sketch show You Wrote It, You Watch It, which acted out viewer-written mail into sketches.
  • Cocreated Reno 911! with Thomas Lennon and Kerri Kenney; also collaborated with Kenney, Lennon and others to develop MTV's cult-classic series The State and Comedy Central's Viva Variety. The three met while attending New York University.
  • Along with coauthor Thomas Lennon, published a guide to writing screenplays in July 2011 called Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too!


  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Main Title Theme Music: Nominee


  • Sandra — Mother
  • Hank — Father


  • New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States

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