Hank Azaria

American actor Hank Azaria

Henry Albert "Hank" Azaria is an American film, television and stage actor, director, voice actor, and comedian. He is noted for being one of the principal voice actors on the animated television series The Simpsons, on which he performs the voices of Moe Szyslak, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson and numerous others.
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An Emmy or a bobblehead? 'Brockmire's' Hank Azaria doesn't have to choose
LATimes - 9 months
Hank Azaria has logged three decades voicing beloved characters like Moe, Apu and Chief Wiggum on “The Simpsons.” He did Monty Python’s “Spamalot” on Broadway and had a breakout role in Mike Nichols’ 1996 adaptation of the French comedy “La Cage aux Folles.” But his favorite character of his career?...
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Hank Azaria Says 'Brockmire' Has Been With Him For Years
NPR - 9 months
Azaria stars in the new IFC show of the same name, about a baseball announcer slowly rebuilding his life and career in the minor leagues after a spectacular on-air meltdown over his wife's infidelity. (Image credit: Erika Doss/IFC)
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WATCH: Hank Azaria on the inspiration for the voices of his 'Simpsons' characters
ABC News - 10 months
Hank Azaria visits ABC News' "Popcorn with Peter Travers" to talk about this role on IFC's "Brockmire" and "The Simpsons."
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IFC swings for the comedy fences with Funny or Die's 'Brockmire'
LATimes - 11 months
Emmy Award-winning actor Hank Azaria has never been short on work, having provided multiple voices on “The Simpsons” since 1989 and a steady flow of TV and feature film roles. But over the last few years he’s occasionally put on a garish sports jacket and slipped into the persona of Jim Brockmire,...
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Robert De Niro Is Haunted By Bernie Madoff's Bad Decisions In 'Wizard Of Lies' Teaser
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Robert De Niro has inhabited the psyches of some pretty damaged individuals over his career ― Anne Hathaway’s intern still ranks at number one obviously―  but Wall Street con man Bernie Madoff might be his most twisted role yet.  The first trailer for HBO’s “The Wizard of Lies” arrived Saturday and it looks like the television movie will be taking a surrealist approach to the life of the man responsible for one of the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history. Based on Diana B. Henriques’ book of the same name, “The Wizard of Lies” follows the rise and fall of the patriarch of the Madoff family, who profited an estimated $65 billion from duping thousands of investors to trust him with their money.  “What he did is beyond my comprehension, so there’s a disconnect somehow in him,” De Niro told reporters at the Television Critics Association event on Saturday. “And I still would like to understand. I did the best I could, but I don’t understand.” The film also stars Michelle Pfeiff...
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21 Times That Celebrity Dads Shared The Messy Side Of Parenting
Huffington Post - over 1 year
When you're dealing with diaper blowouts, baby vomit and utter exhaustion, any reluctance to talk about the messy parts of parenting tends to fly out the window.  Even famous parents know this to be true. In honor of Father's Day, here are 21 spot-on quotes from celebrity dads who are more than happy to discuss the down and dirty of fatherhood.  1. On newborn bodily fluids: "I've never had more poop on my person." -- Justin Timberlake 2. On kid germs: "Kids are like buckets of disease. Last week I got a flu that I caught because my daughter coughed into my mouth." -- Louis C.K. 3. On dad style:  "Every dad should own cargo pants because they have a lot of pockets. Pacifiers and bottles and diapers and wet wipes and crackers and little toy dinosaurs and candy for treats for any child that has behaved or when you’re trying to bribe them. Yeah, cargo pants." -- Taye Diggs 4. On frightening bodily fluids: "They vomit a lot. For a second, I thought I needed...
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Tufts University Grads Hear From Several Commencement Speakers
NPR - over 1 year
The graduates heard from actor Hank Azaria and some of the characters he voices on The Simpsons. Chief Wiggum, Apu and the Comic Book Guy were just a few of the voices Azaria did for the crowd.
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Are The Simpsons​ from Illinois? Absolutely. Here Are 22 MORE Reasons to Prove It
Huffington Post - about 2 years
After sharing my previous article, I received some flack from Twitter users and Facebook commenters, who are still in denial that The Simpsons are from Illinois. One of the main arguments from these dissenters is that the show's creator, Matt Groening, said in an interview with the Smithsonian that The Simpsons is set in Oregon. Those people failed to note what Matt Groening actually said in his interview with the Smithsonian, which was: "Springfield was named after Springfield, Oregon." And despite my attempts to clarify this in my last article, they completely wrote it off and all of its totally convincing points. So, to reiterate my previous point: Groening went on to clarify his quote in the Smithsonian interview and said that his statements were misrepresented in a later interview with TV Guide: "I never said Springfield was in Oregon." There you have it, folks. Now, not all of the responses to my article were negative; in fact, here's one of my favorites: I was skepti...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Hank Azaria
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 51
    In 2016, he starred in the world premiere of Dry Powder opposite Claire Danes, John Krasinski, and Sanjit De Silva, directed by Thomas Kail, at The Public Theater in New York City.
    He also voices the lead character, Texan border agent Bud Buckwald, in Bordertown, which started in 2016.
    In 2016, he is set to voice Cletus in Storks.
  • FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 49
    The case was ruled in Azaria's favour in 2014.
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    In 2014, Azaria had a recurring role in the second season of Showtime's Ray Donovan, playing FBI agent Ed Cochran.
  • 2013
    Age 48
    Azaria reprised his role in the 2013 sequel The Smurfs 2.
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  • 2012
    Age 47
    In November 2012, Azaria sued actor Craig Bierko over the ownership of the Brockmire voice.
    However, in 2012 he voiced several insects in a commercial for the Chevrolet Sonic.
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    He was nominated again in 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 46
    They previously lived in a four-bedroom house in Pacific Palisades, which Azaria bought from his The Simpsons co-star Dan Castellaneta and his wife Deb Lacusta in 2011.
    For the 2011 film Hop, Azaria voiced Carlos and Phil.
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    Returning to live-action television in 2011, Azaria starred in the NBC sitcom Free Agents, a remake of the British series of the same name.
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  • 2010
    Age 45
    Azaria is the godfather of Oliver Platt's son, George. He is also a regular poker player, appearing twice on Celebrity Poker Showdown and competing at other events, finishing a few places short of the bubble in the main event of the 2010 World Series of Poker.
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    He appeared as Abraham in Year One (2009), Dr. Knight in 2010's Love and Other Drugs, and played Deep Throat director Gerard Damiano in Lovelace (2013).
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  • 2007
    Age 42
    Azaria began dating former actress Katie Wright in 2007, and the two later married.
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  • 2005
    Age 40
    Azaria previously owned the fifth-floor co-op loft at 84 Mercer Street in Manhattan's Soho neighborhood, which he bought in 2005 from photographer Cindy Sherman, before selling it in 2013.
    Playwright Jenelle Riley wrote in 2005 that Azaria was "by far" her favorite actor, praising his "versatility" and "tendency to take small roles that would normally fade into the background and to consistently create characters people care about", noting his roles in Shattered Glass, Mystery, Alaska and especially DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story.
    He took a break from the show in June 2005, with Alan Tudyk filling in for him, to work on Huff, but returned in December 2005.
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    The show met with critical acclaim, receiving fourteen Tony Award nominations in 2005, with Azaria being nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 39
    Azaria made his first appearance as Sir Lancelot, the French Taunter, and four other characters in Spamalot, the musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which opened in Chicago in December 2004, before moving to the Shubert Theatre on Broadway.
  • 2003
    Age 38
    He has periodically returned to theatrical work, appearing in several productions. In 2003, he appeared as Bernard in a run of David Mamet's play Sexual Perversity in Chicago, along with Matthew Perry and Minnie Driver, in London's West End.
  • 2001
    Age 36
    He also voiced Eric in the American dub of the series Stressed Eric, Harold Zoid in the 2001 Futurama episode "That's Lobstertainment!
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    But I never went, 'OK, now it's time to get a dramatic role.'" His next dramatic part was in the television film Uprising in 2001.
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  • 2000
    Age 35
    The divorce was finalized on December 18, 2000.
  • 1999
    Age 34
    Azaria played composer Marc Blitzstein in Tim Robbins' film Cradle Will Rock in 1999.
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    In 1999, he starred in the drama Mystery, Alaska as Charles Danner, and the comedy superhero film Mystery Men, as the faux-British silverware throwing expert The Blue Raja.
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    Azaria was married to actress Helen Hunt from 1999 to 2000 and has been married to actress Katie Wright since 2007.
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  • 1998
    Age 33
    He appeared in numerous other films in the late 1990s, including Heat (1995), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Celebrity (1998) and worked opposite Gwyneth Paltrow, as Walter Plane, in the 1998 adaptation of Great Expectations.
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  • 1996
    Age 31
    In 1996, Azaria played gay Guatemalan housekeeper Agador Spartacus in the film The Birdcage.
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  • 1995
    Age 30
    Azaria had the lead role in the short-lived sitcom If Not For You in 1995, playing record producer Craig Schaeffer.
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    From 1995 to 1999, Azaria had a recurring role in the sitcom Mad About You as Nat Ostertag, the dog walker.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 29
    His relationship with actress Helen Hunt began in 1994; they married in a traditional Jewish ceremony at the couple's home in Southern California on July 17, 1999.
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  • 1988
    Age 23
    He played Joe in an episode of the sitcom Family Ties in 1988, in which he had one line and the following year he played Steve Stevenson in an episode of Growing Pains.
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  • 1986
    Age 21
    He made his television debut with a role in the pilot episode of the 1986 ABC comedy-drama series Joe Bash, with Peter Boyle.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Born
    Born on April 25, 1964.
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