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Robert Smigel


Robert Smigel is an American actor, humorist, comedian, writer and director known for his Saturday Night Live "TV Funhouse" cartoon shorts and as the puppeteer and voice behind Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog. Smigel's most famous creation, however, would be the foul-mouthed puppet Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, who mercilessly mocks celebrities and ... See full bio »

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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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(1985-2019)
Little Nicky Beefy
(2000)
Punch-Drunk Love Walter the Dentist
(2002)
(1993-2009)

Filmography

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  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1999 - 2002) (writer - 414 episodes, 1985 - 2019) (additional sketches - 4 episodes, 1995 - 2013) (written by - 4 episodes, 2007 - 2008) (additional sketch - 3 episodes, 1995 - 2009)
- Adam Sandler/Shawn Mendes (2019) ... (writer)
- Christoph Waltz/Alabama Shakes (2013) ... (additional sketches)
- Ed Helms/Paul Simon (2011) ... (writer - segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
- Steve Martin/Jason Mraz (2009) ... (additional sketch)
- Steve Carell/Usher (2008) ... (writer)
 2018 The Week Of
 2017 Night of Too Many Stars (TV Special) (written by)
 2017 Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of The Dana Carvey Show (Documentary) (additional material by)
 2016 Triumph's Election Watch 2016 (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- The Finale (2016)
- The Home Stretch (2016)
- Election Watch (2016)
- Bonus Poop (2016)
 2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 (written by)
 2015 Louie (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode)
- Cop Story (2015) ... (story by)
  The Jack and Triumph Show (TV Series) (creator - 4 episodes, 2015) (created by - 2 episodes, 2015) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015)
- The Commercial (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Dog House (2015) ... (creator)
- Siri (2015) ... (creator)
- Something Racist (2015) ... (creator)
- Coffee (2015) ... (creator)
 2015 Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (written by)
 2012 Hotel Transylvania (screenplay by)
 2011/I Jack and Jill (first rewrite - uncredited) / (second rewrite - uncredited)
 2010 Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars (TV Special) (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
 2009 SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas (TV Special) (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
 2009 Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09 (TV Special) (writer: Saturday TV Funhouse})
 2008 Comedy Central's TV Funhouse (Video short)
 2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan (written by)
 2007 Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation (TV Special documentary)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz (TV Special) (uncredited)
 2003 Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (additional material)
 2003 Night of Too Many Stars (TV Special)
 2002 The Religetables (Short)
  TV Funhouse (TV Series) (creator - 8 episodes, 2000 - 2001) (writer - 8 episodes, 2000 - 2001)
- Chinese New Year's Day (2001) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Astronaut Day (2001) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Safari Day (2001) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Caveman Day (2001) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Mexicans Day (2000) ... (creator) / (writer)
  Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (head writer - 228 episodes, 1993 - 1994) (written by - 225 episodes, 1993 - 1994) (writer - 165 episodes, 1993 - 2000) (additional material - 3 episodes, 1996 - 1999) (Head writer - 1 episode, 1993)
- Episode #7.166 (2000) ... (writer)
- Episode #7.165 (2000) ... (writer)
- Episode #7.162 (2000) ... (writer)
- Episode #7.161 (2000) ... (writer)
- Episode #7.160 (2000) ... (writer)
 2000 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (TV Special documentary)
 2000 Hete Roy (Short) (written by)
 1999 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler (TV Special documentary)
 1999 Saturday Night Live 25 (TV Special documentary) (uncredited)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (TV Special documentary)
 1998 Titey (Short) (writer)
 1998 The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (TV Special documentary)
 1998 Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 5 (TV Movie) (additional material)
  The Dana Carvey Show (TV Series) (creator - 8 episodes, 1996) (writer - 8 episodes, 1996)
- Episode #1.8 (1996) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #1.7 (1996) ... (creator) / (writer)
- The Szechuan Dynasty Dana Carvey Show (1996) ... (creator) / (writer)
- The Pepsi Stuff Dana Carvey Show (1996) ... (creator) / (writer)
- The Diet Mug Root Beer Dana Carvey Show (1996) ... (creator) / (writer)
 1991 A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan (TV Special)
 1991 Lookwell (TV Movie)
 1988 Superman 50th Anniversary (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
Show Show Producer (24 credits)
Show Show Actor (63 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (12 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Script and Continuity Department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (58 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (10 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in Eminem's video "Ass Like That". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Triumph The Insult Comic Dog | Triumph the Insult Comic Dog | Robert Smigal

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

Infamous for making TV Funhouse segments on Saturday Night Live (1975) like "The Ambigously Gay Duo," "The New Adventures Of Mr. T," "Michael Jackson," and the now banned "Conspiracy Theory Rock" (What if real life companies buy out other companies). See more »

Trademark:

Voices dog with a Hungarian accent; ie. Triumph the Insult Comic Dog

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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