Robert attended New York University.
Robert attended Hunter College.
Robert made his feature film debut in Wayne's World 2.
Robert co-created The Ambiguously Gay Duo with Stephen Colbert.
Robert and his wife had a son, Daniel, born in 1998.
Robert studied to become a dentist at Cornell University.
Robert was the first head writer at Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
Robert voices Triumph the Insult Comic Dog with a Hungarian accent.
Robert was sued by Pets.com in 1999 claiming that Triumph the Insult Comic Dog was a trademark violation on their sock puppet dog mascot. Pets.com filed bankruptcy in 2000 and the lawsuit was terminated.
The sketch "Conspiracy Theory Rock" that was written by Smigel was banned after its initial showing on Saturday Night Live by NBC.
Robert released the album Come Poop With Me. He was credited as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
Robert appears in the Eminem music video "Ass Like That".
Robert is a frequent collaborator with Adam Sandler. He has appeared with Sandler on Saturday Night Live, Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Little Nicky, Punch-Drunk Love, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.
Robert is 5' 11" (1.80 m).
Robert is married to Michelle Saks.
Robert wrote the following sketches on Saturday Night Live:
-The William Shatner Star Trek Convention
-The McLaughlin Group
-The Sinatra Group
Robert was a member of the Chicago comedy troupe All You Can Eat.
Robert is Saturday Night Live's longest running writer, writing for the show for over 20 years.
[On what he learned from working on The Dana Carvey Show]
Robert Smigel: Don't follow Home Improvement with a lactating president. I also learned that you don't go to a network that has never done anything remotely like what you're doing. Even if they say, 'Yeah, we don't do this, but this is the kind of thing we want to start doing,' just run for your life. That show was like the loose girl that they wanted to pop their cherry with, but then dumped immediately so they could go settle down with Drew Carey and Dharma and Greg.
Robert Smigel: There are certain Hanna-Barbera voices I can never get out of my head. I love the fact that this guy Don Messick did the voices of both Bobo and Ranger Rick, so that even though one was a tiny bear and the other was a human, they both said 'Yogi' the same way. They're very lax about things like that. I guess they wanted to save money.