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Robert Smigel


Robert Smigel was born on February 7, 1960 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert M. Smigel. He is a writer and producer, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Punch-Drunk Love (2002) and This Is 40 (2012). He is married to Michelle Saks Smigel. They have three children. See full bio »
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Saturday Night Live
(1985-2013)
Punch-Drunk Love
Punch-Drunk Love Walter the Dentist
(2002)
This Is 40
This Is 40 Barry
(2012)

Filmography

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 2018 The Week Of
 2017 Night of Too Many Stars (TV Special) (written 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)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1999 - 2002) (writer - 413 episodes, 1985 - 2011) (additional sketches - 4 episodes, 1995 - 2013) (written by - 4 episodes, 2007 - 2008) (additional sketch - 3 episodes, 1995 - 2009)
- 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)
- Shia LaBeouf/My Morning Jacket (2008) ... (writer)
 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)
  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) (writer - 171 episodes, 1993 - 2000) (head writer - 5 episodes, 1993 - 1994) (additional material - 3 episodes, 1996 - 1999)
- Episode #7.164 (2000) ... (writer)
- Episode #7.163 (2000) ... (writer)
- Episode #7.162 (2000) ... (writer)
- Episode #7.161 (2000) ... (writer)
- Episode #7.160 (2000) ... (writer)
 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 Chris Farley (TV Special documentary)
 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)
 1996 The Dana Carvey Show (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1996) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.7 (1996) ... (writer)
- The Pepsi Stuff Dana Carvey Show (1996) ... (writer)
 1991 A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan (TV Special)
 1991 Lookwell (TV Movie)
 1988 Superman 50th Anniversary (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
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Show Show Self (52 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album (as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog): "Come Poop with Me" (Warner Bros. Records) 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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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Was in a Chicago improv troupe called "All You Can Eat" for several years. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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