Robert Smigel

The creative force behind the animated "TV Funhouse" short films and the foul-mouthed puppet, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Robert Smigel may have been one of the more beloved, yet least publicly recognized comic ... Read more »
Born: 02/07/1960

Filmography

Actor (50)

Portlandia 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Bob's Burgers 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Hotel Transylvania 2 2015 (Movie)

Marty,Harry Three-Eye,Navigator (Voice)

Pixels 2015 (Movie)

White House Reporter #2 (Actor)

The Jack And Triumph Show 2015 (TV Show)

Voice

The Jim Gaffigan Show 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Spike Guys Choice 2013 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Guys Choice 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Hotel Transylvania 2012 (Movie)

Fake Dracula / Marty (Voice)

This Is 40 2012 (Movie)

Barry (Actor)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 Guys Choice 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gong Show with Dave Attell 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

You Don't Mess With the Zohan 2008 (Movie)

Yosi (Actor)

Comic Relief 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Crank Yankers 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

Mailman (Actor)

Last Comic Standing 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lateline 1998 - 1999, 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Funhouse 1998 - 2001, 2004 - 2007 (TV Show)

Voice

Earth to America! 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Billboard Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Commies 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Osbourne Family Christmas Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2002 MTV Video Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Punch-Drunk Love 2002 (Movie)

Walter the Dentist (Actor)

Little Nicky 2000 (Movie)

of Beefy (Voice)

The Wedding Singer 1998 (Movie)

Andre (Actor)

Tomorrow Night 1998 (Movie)

Mail Room Guy With Glasses (Actor)

Happy Gilmore 1996 (Movie)

IRS Agent (Actor)

The Dana Carvey Show 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Billy Madison 1995 (Movie)

Mr Oblaski (Actor)

Wayne's World 2 1993 (Movie)

Concert Nerd (Actor)

A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers (Tv Show)

Guest

Robot Chicken: Star Wars (TV Show)

Voice
Writer (13)

Hotel Transylvania 2 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Louie 2015 (Tv Show)

Story By

Hotel Transylvania 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Saturday Night Live 1998 - 2001, 2004 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Writer

You Don't Mess With the Zohan 2008 (Movie)

(rewrite) (Screenplay)

Conan O'Brien 10th Anniversary Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Writer

Saturday Night Live Primetime Extra II 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Writer

Saturday Night Live: Mothers' Day Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Writer

The 40th Annual Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (10)

Hotel Transylvania 2 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hotel Transylvania 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Jack and Jill 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Late Night With Conan O'Brien 1993 - 2009 (TV Show)

Producer

You Don't Mess With the Zohan 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Night of Too Many Stars 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Saturday Night Live Remembers Chris Farley 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Producer

Lookwell 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Producer

Night of Too Many Stars (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Music (5)

Hotel Transylvania 2 2015 (Movie)

("Johnny's Girl") (Song)

Hotel Transylvania 2012 (Movie)

("Daddy's Girl") (Song)

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star 2011 (Movie)

("At A Medium Pace") (Song)

Jack and Jill 2011 (Movie)

("Dunkaccino") (Song)

Grown Ups 2010 (Movie)

("Stan The Man") (Song)
Visual Effects & Animation (1)
Other (1)

The Colbert Report 1998 - 2001, 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Consultant

Biography

The creative force behind the animated "TV Funhouse" short films and the foul-mouthed puppet, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Robert Smigel may have been one of the more beloved, yet least publicly recognized comic talents of his day. Smigel's comedic career began as a part of an improvisation group co-created with Bob Odenkirk, prior to being recruited to join the ranks of the writing staff at "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ). During his time at "SNL," he was responsible for several memorable recurring sketches, and created lasting friendships with cast member Adam Sandler and fellow series writer Conan O'Brien. When O'Brien was tapped to fill the very large shoes left behind by David Letterman, Smigel followed him as head writer on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 1993-2009), later jumping ship to write for the ill-fated "The Dana Carvey Show" (ABC, 1995-96). It was on these programs that Smigel unleashed the inspired madness of creations like the acid-tongued Triumph and "The Ambiguously Gay Duo" segments, respectively. Even as Triumph and "TV Funhouse" became de facto cottage industries for Smigel - "Funhouse" eventually became a recurring installment on "SNL" - he also found time to clown with Sandler in several films, including "Happy Gilmore" (1996) and "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry" (2007). Although operating primarily behind the scenes - or at the end of a hand puppet - Smigel's subversive brand of humor was at the forefront of the period's comedic wave whether audiences knew him by name or not.

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