Unlike most of the personalities in the show business, Rob Huebel started late on his acting career. In his late 20s, Rob Huebel joined the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He started learning about method acting at the theatre. The theatre was founded by the Upright Citizen Brigade group that performed numerous comedy shows. In 1998, Rob Huebel appeared in three episodes of the ‘Upright Citizens Brigade’ show, making his debut in the show business.
Before making another appearance as an actor, Huebel was involved in two shows ‘The Awful Truth’ and ‘The Daily Show’ as a producer. In the satirical show ‘The Awful Truth’, Huebel produced 12 episodes in 2000, whereas for the ‘The Daily Show,’ he served as a field producer. He won a nomination at the 2001 Primetime Emmy Award for his contribution to the show.
Rob Huebel featured in John McEnroe’s talk show on CNBC. The show, ‘McEnroe’, was aired between July 2004 and December 2004, and Huebel appeared as various characters. In the sketch comedy show ‘Human Giant’, Huebel was a big part alongside Aziz Ansari and Paul Scheer. The three along with Jason Woliner created the show with Woliner being the primary director of the show. The show ran for two seasons on MTV. The show was a fan favorite during its run, and there was a lot of demand for the third season which didn’t materialize.
In 2008, Rob Huebel was offered the role of ‘Dr. Owen Maestro’ in the black comedy series ‘Childrens Hospital’. Huebel’s role as a dim-witted doctor on the show was one of the fan favorites. He was part of the show between 2008 and 2016, appearing in 79 episodes. He was nominated at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for his role in the show.
Huebel received a number of good offers on the silver screen. In 2011, he appeared in the family drama film ‘The Descendants’ as ‘Mark Mitchell’. Huebel featured alongside George Clooney, Robert Forster, Judy Greer, and Matthew Lillard. Along with the rest of the cast, Huebel was nominated for the Best Ensemble Cast at Gotham Awards and Central Ohio Film Critics Association.
He has also acted in the romantic comedy film ‘What to Expect When You're Expecting’. The film featured actors like Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, and Joe Manganiello in lead roles. He has also appeared in films like ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, ‘Horrible Bosses 2’, ‘Barely Lethal’, ‘Keanu’, and ‘Baywatch’.
Rob Huebel has also appeared in the sitcom ‘The League’ between 2009 and 2015. He wrote the scripts of the sketch comedy show ‘Funny or Die Presents’ as well as served as the executive producer. In the animated sitcom ‘Bob's Burgers’, Huebel voiced multiple characters in nine episodes. Later, he featured in ‘Burning Love’ in 2013. He has also featured in shows like ‘Axe Cop’, ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’, ‘Drunk History’, and ‘Marry Me’, in supporting roles.
In the comedy drama series ‘Transparent’, Rob Huebel featured in the recurring role of ‘Len Novak’. He was part of the show between 2014 and 2019, playing the character in 28 episodes. His other notable works on television include shows like ‘The Goldbergs’, ‘Big Mouth’, ‘Do You Want to See a Dead Body?’, and ‘Medical Police’.