Rob Riggle says Hollywood is like a jungle: You eat what you kill

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Rob Riggle is hungry like the wolf.

The comedic actor — and former Marine — drily underscores one of the main differences between the leathernecks and Hollywood as the difference in pay structure.

“When I was in the Marines I used to get paid on the first and the 15th of every month and I could count on that,” he told Page Six. “And in Hollywood, you eat what you kill. I get paid on how much I’m out there hustling and how much work I’m finding. Sometimes you find a lot, sometimes you don’t find any, so it’s a different proposition.”

Riggle, 51, joined the armed services in 1990 and attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before retiring in 2013. He served in Liberia, Kosovo, Albania, and Afghanistan during his twenty-plus years and received the Meritorious Service Medal and a Combat Action Ribbon.

And to honor Veterans Day, he’s teamed up with Veterans United Home Loans to give homes to several outstanding veterans as a way to thank them for not only their service in uniform but for their volunteer work within their communities.

After the Kentucky-born star left the service, he eventually won a spot as a ​”Daily News” correspondent before gaining fame for roles in “The Hangover,” “22 Jump Street,” and “Modern Family.” Currently, he’s co-hosting the miniature golf game show series “Holey Moley.”

Riggle says that quitting the Marines to try his luck in Hollywood was a “daunting proposition to say the least. But if it’s something you want, if it’s something you believe you should be doing or believe you have a calling to do, then you gotta do it. It’s also an easy choice.”

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