Robert Smigel

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Robert M. Smigel
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/07/1960, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor; voice-overs; writer; producer
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Robert Smigel Fast Facts:
  • Collected TV Guides as a youngster. 
  • His dentist-father developed the cosmetic tooth-bonding technique.
  • Studied improv at Chicago's The Players Workshop, and was a member of the Chicago comedy troupe All You Can Eat.
  • First head writer for Late Night With Conan O'Brien.
  • His Saturday Night Live animated segment "TV Funhouse" was made into a 2000-01 series on Comedy Central.
  • Was in a legal dogfight with Pets.com in 2000 when the company sued for defamation, claiming his Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog character made unfavorable comments about the sock-puppet dog they used in commercials.
  • In 2004, Warner Bros. commissioned him to do a comedic movie script featuring Jack Black as Green Lantern, but the studio instead opted for a more dramatic take.
  • Has a child with autism and is very involved in autism fundraising.
  • Robert Smigel Relationships:
  • Lucia Smigel - Mother
  • Daniel Smigel - Son
  • Irwin Smigel - Father
  • Michelle Saks - Wife
  • Robert Smigel Awards:
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Winner
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Interactive Program - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States; New York University, New York, New York, United States (BA in Communication, 1983)

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