Corwin C. Tuggles was born in Harlem, New York. He joined the cast of The Backyardigans at ten years of age. It was the first television series he worked on. Tuggles has performed in several Broadway productions since moving on from the show. He played Joe Thibodeaux on Tony Kushner's Caroline, or Change in 2004 and sung in the 2006 musical version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Tuggles has appeared in numerous commercials for brands such as the Target Corporation, Comcast, Progressive Insurance, Mercedes Benz, and Totino's. He has also performed on Comedy Central. He can play the guitar and has a baritone voice range.