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Rob Messel was an air guitarist act from Season 15 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the auditions.


I graduated from Texas A&M with a background in Engineering, business, and logistics, while simultaneously completing a very prestigious and demanding Army ROTC program in the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets.  I was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army where I served for 5 years, including one deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. 

I started my civilian business career in New Jersey, and after exploring what the east coast had to offer, found my home in the Pacific Northwest.  His professional experience includes facilities management, project management, sales, and leading successful teams in a variety of industries. 

I’ve always looked for the best/toughest coaches and have worked with Nancy Wolfson, Mary Lynn Wissner, Jodi Gottlieb for Commericial and Promo training, and improvisational comedy coach John Breen.

An intrepid traveler, Rob has lived all over the United States and travels frequently, to recharge his batteries and broaden his perspective.  

He trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Renzo Gracie Academy Portland, Improv comedy with The Liberators and is the reigning Air Guitar World Champion (seriously). [1]


Rob Messel's audition in Episode 1506 consisted of playing the air guitar. Howie Mandel, Eric Stonestreet, Sofia Vergara, and Simon Cowell all buzzed the act, eliminating him from the competiton.

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