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Robert Smigel

Highest Rated:   79% Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Lowest Rated:   3% Jack and Jill (2011)
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Although probably best known as the voice of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog on Late Night With Conan O'Brien, New York native Robert Smigel's legacy is really more that of a writer. Writing for Saturday Night Live since 1985, he is one of the longest running writers in the show's history, though he's only been producing and acting on it since the '90s. Some of his parodies and sketches include "Superfans" and "The McLaughlin Group." Smigel has also written for Lookwell, The Dana Carvey Show, and Late Night. As an actor, he's had bit parts in such comedies as Wayne's World 2 (1993) and, since then, nearly all of Adam Sandler's movies, including Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Little Nicky, and Punch-Drunk Love. His puppet character of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog has transcended O'Brien for wider pastures such as Christmas specials and award shows. Some of Smigel's best work has been in animation. Appearing in tiny bursts on cable and late-night programming, his short cartoon bits include "The Ambiguously Gay Duo," co-created with comedian Stephen Colbert, and "Fun With Real Audio," cartoons which re-imagine popular figures of the day. Smigel eventually had enough bits to launch a whole show as creator, executive producer, and voice actor of TV Funhouse on Comedy Central. Aired in eight episodes from 2000-2001, the show was a hilarious blend of live-action, puppetry, and animation. Smigel is also a voice on Crank Yankers and a writer of many television specials.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
5% The Do-Over
  • Doctor
2016
55% Hotel Transylvania 2
  • Marty, Harry Three-Eye, Navigator
2015
16% Pixels
  • White Reporter #2
2015
51% Live From New York!
  • Actor
2015
36% Misery Loves Comedy
  • Actor
2014
51% This is 40
  • Barry
2012
45% Hotel Transylvania
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Fake Dracula/Marty
2012
3% Jack and Jill
  • Executive Producer
2011
38% You Don't Mess With the Zohan
  • Executive Producer
  • Yosi
  • Screenwriter
2008
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Lost & Found: SNL in the 80s
  • Actor
2008
14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
  • Mailman
2007
No Score Yet Comedy Central's TV Funhouse
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse
  • Actor
2006
79% Punch-Drunk Love
  • Walter
2002
22% Little Nicky
  • Mr. Beefy
2000
No Score Yet TV Funhouse
  • Actor
2000
67% The Wedding Singer
  • Andre
1998
No Score Yet Tomorrow Night
  • Mail Room Guy With Glasses
1998
60% Happy Gilmore
  • IRS Agent
1996
46% Billy Madison
  • Mr. Oblaski
1995

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
98% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • Yari
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
Lass es, Larry!
2000
  • Yari
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
70% The Jack and Triumph Show
2015
  • Creator
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer

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