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Rob Corddry goes gaming with the Navy, talks work and family

March 16, 2010 |  7:53 pm

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Leave it to funnyman Rob Corddry to find a creative way to serve his country and still get in his video game fix. That's precisely what the actor and comedian did Monday in San Diego, taking time to visit with members of the U.S. Navy on the USS John C Stennis.

Corddry hosted a event for the Call of Duty Endowment on the ship, where he chatted up sailors and treated them to a new release, Modern Warfare 2. Taking a second to chat with us, Corddry admitted he wasn't doing the servicemen any favors. 

"If you've ever seen me play Modern Warfare, you'd know I'm not letting them get away with anything," said Corddry, who joins a longstanding tradition of comics supporting the armed forces.

"These guys are great and so welcoming, I'm glad to be a part of it."

The busy husband and father is ready for the release of "Hot Tub Time Machine" this month as well as poised to promote the upcoming season of his Web series-turned-cable show, "Children's Hospital."

"My wife keeps saying, 'The kids understand,' and that her father traveled for work, but it's tough," Corddry said. "I've been raising my kids via Skype."

"Children's Hospital," a spoof on prime-time medical dramas, featured Lake Bell and guest appearances from the likes of Eva Longoria Parker in its first season. For its second, airing on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, the show has nabbed guests such as Henry Winkler and his "Happy Days" costar Marion Ross.

"Marion Ross makes out with Rob Heubel, it's so hot," Corddry said.

On Tuesday, $180,000 worth of the game Modern Warfare 2 was donated to Naval officers in San Diego (where Corddry did the presentation) and in other locations around the world. CODE, launched by Activision Blizzard, the maker of the Call of Duty game, aims to help people transition to civilian careers after military service.

-- Matt Donnelly 

Photo: Rob Corddry mingles with Naval personnel in San Diego.

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