Robert Schimmel is featured in Season 2 of Showtime's documentary series "Inside Comedy."

Born in the Bronx, Robert Schimmel's "big break" came in 1986 when Rodney Dangerfield invited Robert to perform on his "HBO Young Comedians Special" (also debuting Andrew "Dice" Clay, Bill Hicks, Dom Irrera and Carol Leifer), which led to his critically-acclaimed Showtime specials "Hard Core in the Big Apple" and "Robert Schimmel: Guilty as Charged."

While a staff writer on the hit series "In Living Color," an impromptu set at a local club generated the opportunity to perform in Scotland at the Edinburgh Festival in 1994, where he was nominated for the coveted Perrier Award. In 1997 and 2002, he headlined at Montreal's Juste Pour Rire (Just for Laughs), the world's largest international comedy festival. Red-hot word-of-mouth sparked the attention of major media, resulting in editorial pieces in Billboard Entertainment Weekly, and US News & World Report, and a four-page feature profile in Playboy Magazine. Consistent delivery has made him a regular on several shows, including "The Howard Stern Show" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," on which he has appeared seven times!

Schimmel has proven that the best comedy comes from the truth. His all-too-real brand of humor, which spotlights relationships and sex, has put him at the forefront of the comedy circuit. Other TV shows Schimmel has appeared on include "Hollywood Squares" and "The Simpsons," and he has been seen in the films "Scary Movie 2," "A Low Down Dirty Shame" and "Blankman," as well as at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, where he delivered a stellar performance. Robert's CD releases include "Robert Schimmel Comes Clean," followed by "If You Buy This CD, I Can Get This Car," which helped to land the performer the prestigious Best Male Stand-Up Comic Award at The 13th Annual American Comedy Awards and his latest release "Robert Schimmel: Unprotected," recorded from his HBO special "Unprotected."

On September 3rd, 2010, Schimmel passed away after being involved in a major car accident.

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How old is he? Find out here.

Age: 67 years old
Birthday: January 16, 1950
Birthplace: Bronx, NY
Wife: Melissa Schimmel (9/3/2010)
Vicki Schimmel (12/11/1977 - 2000, divorced, 3 children)

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