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- Schimmel, Jeff
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Thomas Jefferson Schimmel
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His true-life exploits, as a New York law student in the early 1980s who is caught up in the underground world of high stakes Hold 'Em poker and organized crime, were the inspiration for 'Matt Damon' (qv)'s character in the 1998 film, _Rounders (1998)_ (qv). Schimmel's adventures came to the attention of several Hollywood studio executives during private, weekly poker games hosted throughout Beverly Hills by well-known actors, agents and high profile judges and members of the legal profession.
In the early 90's, Jeff Schimmel pitched an original feature film project to several production companies that was based on his true-life exploits as a New York law student in the early 80's who played high stakes Hold 'Em poker, had a close mentor relationship with a law professor and Judge, and whose girlfriend demanded that he quit poker or risk losing her. It has been rumored that this story was part of the inspiration for Matt Damon's character in "Rounders.".
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Volunteered for duty and served on Ne'ot Mordechai in the Golan Heights, Israel, just prior to the "Operation Peace In The Galilee" War in 1981.
Lived on Kibbutz Ne'ot Mordechai in the Golan Heights, Israel, just prior to the "Operation Peace In The Galilee" War in 1981. As an international volunteer, provided logistical support to the Israel Defense Force in 2008 and 2010.
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He has written numerous comedy specials for HBO, Showtime and first-run syndication TV.
He has written numerous comedy specials for HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, and first-run syndicated TV.
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Son of 'Otto Schimmel' (qv) and 'Betty Schimmel' (qv).
Explanation: It is unnecessary for my professional career for the names of my parents to be listed.
Uncle of 'Derek Schimmel' (qv), 'Aliyah Schimmel' (qv), 'Jacob Schimmel' (qv), 'Jessica Schimmel' (qv), Max Schimmel and Sam Schimmel.
Explanation: It is unnecessary for my professional career for the names of my nieces and nephews to be listed.
Ex-brother-in-law of 'Vicki Schimmel' (qv).
Explanation: It is unnecessary for my professional career for the name of my former sister in law to be listed.
When in doubt, raise.
Explanation: I have since given up the game of poker, and do not want to advocate gambling. This quote is a direct reference to the game of poker and wagering.
You don't deny making the listed Personal Quote, so IMDb is unlikely to remove it, even if you would not make it today.
For the other items, the Explanation can be very important. One of yours indicated that you were Adding/correcting qv(s), when there were no such items in the Trivia item. This type of sloppiness is going to throw doubt on the accuracy of all the items.
As I noted above IMDb does not like to remove items. If you wish to get your Birth Name removed, you will need to provide some evidence that it is incorrect. Even then, it is easier to get it changed to the correct value. I don't understand what your meant by New documentation gives conflicting information. What new documentation is there for a Birth Name?