Who is Jessica Schimmel?

Jessica Schimmel was born on 28 June 1978, in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. She is a model, stunt driver, and television producer, probably best known for her work alongside radio personality Howard Stern including in his program “Howard Stern on Demand”. She’s also worked on other television projects such as the animated show “The Simpsons”.

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The Riches of Jessica Schimmel

How rich is Jessica Schimmel? As of late-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $500,000, earned largely through a successful career on television. It is known that she gained a significant sum through her father, comedian Robert Schimmel. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Jessica is the daughter of Robert Schimmel and his first wife Vicki Schimmel. Her parents had a complicated relationship, getting married and then annulled before later re-marrying. They then divorced and re-married yet again before the two officially separated in 2000 when he became involved with his eventual second wife. Jessica grew up alongside five siblings, with some of them being half-siblings from his father’s second marriage.

At a young age, she was highly interested in a career in entertainment, and after matriculating from high school, she enrolled at California State University, Long Beach taking up a degree in Arts and Technical Theatre. The state university is the third largest in the 23-school California State University system by size, and one of the largest in terms of enrollment, having over 37,000 students enrolled. Over the past few years, the school has been receiving record numbers of applicants, the most of any of the CSU campuses, and they have a 28% acceptance rate. It is also one of the top universities in the west coast in terms of racial diversity.

Jessica Schimmel

Career on Television

After completing her degree, Schimmel began to work in the entertainment industry, mainly behind the scenes in production. One of her first major projects was with the animated show “The Simpsons”, which she joined during 1989. The show follows the Simpson family in a satirical depiction of working class life, set in the fictional town of Springfield parodying culture, society, and television. It started airing in 1989 and has since become the longest running American sitcom as well as the longest running scripted primetime television series in terms of seasons and episodes.

Following her run with the award winning program, she then began working with Howard Stern – a friend of her father’s – in 1994, in a working relationship which would last for many years. She eventually worked with the radio personality on “Howard Stern on Demand”. The program aired in 2006 and was launched as an on-demand pay television service coinciding with his contract with Sirius XM Radio. The show covers the events of his radio show, as well as providing original programming and footage from “E!”

Father – Robert Schimmel

Robert was a stand-up comedian who established himself with his own genre called blue comedy. This type of comedy often involves topics that are considered profane, off-color or indecent, mostly centering on sex. It contains profanity and imagery which can be offensive to some audience members, which limited his commercial appeal. However, he balanced this with continuous touring and comedy albums, with many labeling him as a “comic’s comic”. He frequently contributed to “The Howard Stern Show” during his career. The program initially aired on radio though later aired through deals with several television networks during its run.

During the latter part of his career, he experienced a lot of trouble with his health. He suffered from cancer, and as a result had to have one of his testicles removed. He also suffered a heart attack and was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma which led to chemotherapy. However, he passed away in 2010 while on a trip with his daughter Aliyah, and his son Jacob. During the drive, the car veered off the road to avoid hitting another vehicle and flipped onto its side. He was hospitalized in a serious condition, and passed away due to his injuries while both his children survived.

Today would've been comedian Robert Schimmel's 65th birthday. In memory of his contagious sense of humor here is a signed headshot from one of his early appearances at Comedy Works. Cheers!

Posted by Comedy Works on Friday, January 16, 2015

Personal Life and Social Media

For her personal life, not much is known in terms of Jessica’s romantic relationships. She has never had a very public life, as she has mainly worked in the background with no details being shared about any boyfriends or husbands. In 2017, she was confused with being Joe Rogan’s former wife Jessica Rogan, due to the two of them sharing the same first name, and who at the time announced her marriage to Rob Campbell, which also brought a bit of attention to Schimmel due to misconceptions.

After her father’s passing, Jessica moved further away from work in the entertainment industry, deciding to move to New York City to start a new chapter on her life. According to reports, her father’ second wife was actually her best friend before they married. She is diagnosed with diabetes and has to maintain her blood sugar level. One of the reasons why there is very limited information about her is due to the lack of any strong online presence. She does not have accounts on any of the major social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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