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Robert Smigel

Robert SmigelBorn: 7-Feb-1960
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Performance Artist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Triumph the Insult Comic Dog

Comedy writer, performer, and puppeteer Robert Smigel is best known as the voice of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, a character he created for Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Having been a writer at Saturday Night Live for almost 20 years, he is also the main creative force (with J. J. Sedelmaier) behind SNL animated mainstays "The Ambiguously Gay Duo", "The X-Presidents", and "Fun with RealAudio".

In 2000, Smigel landed himself a short-lived but memorable show on Comedy Central called TV Funhouse. It was a farce of children's television programming containing a mix of live critters and profane animal puppets. While the show's human host Doug inadvertently seeds antisocial ideas in the mind of the supposedly young viewer, his Anipals are depicted as routinely pursuing a range of unwholesome interests, including drug and alcohol abuse, gambling, fetishistic sex, cannibalism, and autocoprophagy. It only lasted 8 episodes.

Father: (dentist)
Wife: Michelle Saks-Smigel
Son: Daniel Smigel (b. 1998)

    University: Cornell University
    University: New York University
    University: Hunter College

    Al Franken for Senate
    Friends of Hillary

    TELEVISION
    The Colbert Report Consultant
    Crank Yankers
    Saturday Night Live 2000-
    TV Funhouse 2000
    The Dana Carvey Show 1996
    Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993-
    Saturday Night Live 1985-98:Writer

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    This Is 40 (20-Dec-2012)
    Hotel Transylvania (8-Sep-2012) [VOICE]
    You Don't Mess with the Zohan (6-Jun-2008)
    I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (19-Jul-2007)
    It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (29-Nov-2002) [VOICE]
    Punch-Drunk Love (19-May-2002) · Walter the Dentist
    Little Nicky (2-Nov-2000) [VOICE]
    The Wedding Singer (13-Feb-1998)
    Happy Gilmore (16-Feb-1996) · IRS Agent
    Billy Madison (10-Feb-1995) · Mr. Oblaski
    Wayne's World 2 (10-Dec-1993) · Concert Nerd


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