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Dan Castellaneta

Biography

Best known because the tone of voice of Homer Simpson, he’s also voiced a great many other popular Simpsons personas, including Grampa, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, and Mayor Quimby. Being a scholar, he studied artwork education and hoped to be an art instructor. In 1995, he performed within a one-man present called Where Do Vincent truck Gogh? He was ensemble as Mr. Kenny within the 2015 blockbuster Fantastic Four. He wedded Deb Lacusta in 1987. He and Hank Azaria both tone of voice a range of personas for the Simpsons.

Quick Facts


Full Name Dan Castellaneta
Date Of Birth October 29, 1957
Place Of Birth Oak Park, IL
Height 1.78 m
Profession Voice Actor
Education Northern Illinois University, Oak Park and River Forest High School
Nationality American, Lithuanian
Spouse Deb Lacusta
Parents Elsie Castellaneta, Louis Castellaneta
Siblings Paula Castellaneta, Gina Castellaneta
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance, WGA Award for Best Animation - Television
Movies The Simpsons Movie, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Return of Jafar, Hey Arnold!: The Movie, Olive, the Other Reindeer, The Cat in the Hat, Space Jam, Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs, The War of the Roses, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, Fantastic Four, Superhero Movie, My Giant, The Client, Nothing in Common, Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!, Recess: School's Out, I-See-You.Com, Behind the Camera: Charlie's Angels, Super 8, All Dogs Go to Heaven 2, Plump Fiction, Sands of Oblivion, Return to Never Land, Joseph: King of Dreams, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Love Affair, Party Wagon, Working Tra$h, Relative Stranger, The Settlement, Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade, Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers, Operation: Jet Fusion, Hey Arnold!: 24 Hours to Live, Super Mario Bros., Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story, Remembering Phil, Lady Against the Odds, Harold Buttleman, Daredevil Stuntman, Stand Up to Cancer, Do the Bartman, Laughter on the 23rd Floor
TV Shows The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show, Hey Arnold!, Darkwing Duck, Rugrats, Cow and Chicken, Taz-Mania, Eek! The Cat, Sibs, Back to the Future, Earthworm Jim, Fievel's American Tails, TaleSpin, The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper, Goof Troop, Marsupilami, Tracey Ullman Takes On New York, Nightmare Ned, Aladdin, The Pink Panther, Tom & Jerry Kids, Funnybones, Spliced, Simpsons: Extras
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#Fact
1He is Italian-American.
2Up until 1998, was paid $30,000 per Simpsons episode. He and the five other main Simpsons voice actors were then involved in a pay dispute in which Fox threatened to replace them with new actors and went as far as preparing for casting of new voices. However, the issue was soon resolved and from 1998 to 2004, they were given $125,000 per episode. In 2004, the voice actors intentionally skipped several table reads, demanding they be paid $360,000 per episode. The strike was resolved a month later and Castellaneta's salary was increased to $250,000 per episode. Another contract renegotiation in 2008 saw his salary rise to $400,000 per episode. He was also made a consulting producer.
3As a child, Castellaneta would mimic cartoon voices from television. His father was an amateur actor, and Dan would try to do the accents with his father.
4He is the only main cast member of The Simpsons (1989) to have written episodes of the show.
5With all of the voice-over work he has done, it is ironic that he appears as a semi-major character in The War of the Roses (1989) and never uses his voice at all.
6Is the only member of The Simpsons (1989) cast (Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer and Yeardley Smith ) who has not had a divorce. Julie Kavner has never been married.
7According to The Simpsons (1989)' creator, Matt Groening, Dan is the one person he will not sit in with when Dan records voices, because Matt says that he finds Dan so funny when he records voices that he cannot stop himself from laughing, effectively ruining several takes.
8Explained in 2005, on Bravo channel, that his "Homer Simpson" voice was also partly based on his father's as well as the late Walter Matthau's.
9Did some work at a Montreal, Canada, radio station in 2004.
10Graduated from the same university as Joan Allen, Justin Mentell, and Matt Ricci.
11Good friends with Tracey Ullman. They did a lot of comedy work together, and it was Ullman that got Dan his most famous role as Homer Simpson.
12Took over the voice of the Genie from Robin Williams for the "Aladdin" TV show and subsequent movies. However, when Williams made peace with Disney, he took the role back from Castellaneta.
13Popular stand up comedian and voice over actor of numerous cartoons and advertisements.
14Has two younger sisters named Paula and Gina and two nephews named Calvin and Cary
15According to the producers of The Simpsons (1989), he is so in character when playing "Homer Simpson", that when he makes a mistake during a line reading, it is the type of mistake Homer would make. For example, in the episode "Homer Goes To College", Homer chants "I am so smart! I am so smart! S-M-R-T, I mean S-M-A-R-T!" His saying S-M-R-T was not scripted, improvised or even intended to be a joke, it was just a mistake.
16Once asked in an interview what "D'oh!" means. He replied that he thought "D'oh!", the trademark line of his "Simpsons" character Homer, was a euphemism for "damn".
17Played Danny DeVito's client in The War of the Roses (1989), and his brother on The Simpsons (1989).
18Homer Simpson, voiced by Castellaneta on The Simpsons (1989), was ranked #35 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
19The phrase "d'oh" appears only as "Annoyed Grunt" in Simpsons scripts.
20In 2002, his trademark phrase "d'oh" from "The Simpsons" was considered valid, and added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
21Graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
22"Castellaneta" is the name of a city in Italy
23His voice characterization of "Krusty the Clown" on Fox-TV's The Simpsons (1989), was based on Chicago television legend Bob Bell, who portrayed WGN-TV's "Bozo" from 1960-1984.
24Doesn't drink.
25Vegetarian
26At first, for the voice of "Homer Simpson", Dan tried to imitate Walter Matthau, but he had trouble with certain emotional registers and intonations with the voice, so he slightly changed the present voice of Homer at the beginning of the second season of The Simpsons (1989).
27Practices tai chi.
28Graduated from the class of 1975 from Oak Park River Forest High School
29Former member of Chicago Second City


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nothing in Common1986Brian
Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie2017TV Movie filmingGrandpa Phil (voice)
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come2016TV Movie filmingHomer Simpson (voice)
The Simpsons1989-2018TV SeriesHomer Simpson Barney Gumble Grampa Simpson ...
Planet of the Couches2016TV MovieHomer Simpson Grampa Simpson (voice)
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2016TV SeriesHomer Simpson Barney Gumble Grampa Simpson
The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story2015TV MovieAaron Spelling
The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story2015TV MovieAaron Spelling
Fantastic Four2015Mr. Kenny
Baby Daddy2015TV SeriesPeter Oliver
Trumptastic Voyage2015TV MovieHomer Simpson (voice, uncredited)
Late Show with David Letterman2003-2015TV SeriesHomer Simpson Homer Simpson - Top Ten List Presenter
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2014TV SeriesHomer Simpson
The League2014TV SeriesDr. Harvat
The Simpsons Take the Bowl2014VideoHomer Simpson (voice)
Willie's Views on Scottish Independence2014ShortGroundskeeper Willie
Quick Draw2014TV SeriesDeacon Jim
Hot in Cleveland2014TV SeriesDr. McNally
Parks and Recreation2011-2014TV SeriesDerry Murbles
Major Crimes2013TV SeriesRay Winters
Dads2013TV SeriesBritish Narrator
Futurama1999-2013TV SeriesThe Robot Devil / Grumpy Snail
The Mindy Project2013TV SeriesMarty
Wendell and Vinnie2013TV SeriesMr. Lipshitz
Continuing Fred2013TV MovieHarry
Stand Up to Cancer2012TV MovieHomer Simpson Abraham Simpson (voice)
The Office2012TV SeriesMr. Ramish
The Simpsons: Tapped Out2012Video GameHomer Simpson Abraham Simpson The Rich Texan ... (voice, uncredited)
Super 82011Izzy
Greek2007-2011TV SeriesDr. Milton Hastings
Castle2009-2011TV SeriesJudge Markway / Jenna
The Good Guys2010TV SeriesWalter Diparko
State of the Union2010TV SeriesAgent
Desperate Housewives2009TV SeriesJeff Bicks
Bones2009TV SeriesOfficer Novarro
How I Met Your Mother2009TV SeriesMilt
Relative Stranger2009TV MovieGary
Ghost Whisperer2009TV SeriesFrank the Ghost
Happy Tree Friends2008TV SeriesTheatre Usher
Disney TH!NK Fast2008Video GameGenie (voice)
Stand Up to Cancer2008TV MovieHomer Simpson (voice)
Remembering Phil2008Dr. Seymour
Reno 911!2008TV SeriesCommissioner Jerry Salerno
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs2008VideoThe Robot Devil (voice)
The Simpsons Ride2008ShortHomer Simpson Krusty the Clown Grampa Simpson ... (voice)
Superhero Movie2008Carlson
The Batman2004-2008TV SeriesScarface Arnold Wesker
Monk2008TV SeriesTiny Werner
The Simpsons Game2007Video GameHomer Simpson Itchy Barney ... (voice)
Entourage2007TV SeriesAndrew Preston
Sands of Oblivion2007TV MovieDe Mille
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007TV SeriesHomer Simpson
The Simpsons Movie2007Homer Simpson Itchy Barney ... (voice)
Chasing Robert2007Dan the Bookie
Hellboy Animated: Iron Shoes2007Video shortIron Shoes / Priest (voice)
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+2007Video GameGenie (English version, voice)
Campus Ladies2006-2007TV SeriesDean Dewey
Cartoon Network Racing2006Video GameEarl (voice)
The Jeff Garlin Program2006TV MovieTed
The Pursuit of Happyness2006Alan Frakesh
Legion of Super Heroes2006TV SeriesBoris / Captain Howdy / Coluans
Happy Feet2006Video GameRamon / Elephant Seal #1 (voice)
Casper's Scare School2006TV MovieStretch (voice)
Veronica Mars2006TV SeriesDr. Kinny
Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!2006VideoMr. Mysterio / Woodenleg Wally (voice)
Tom and Jerry in Shiver Me Whiskers2006VideoAdditional Voices (voice)
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With2006Dick
I-See-You.Com2006Jim Orr
Kingdom Hearts II2005Video GameGenie (English version, voice)
Loonatics Unleashed2005TV SeriesCollege Professor
Arrested Development2005TV SeriesDr. Stein
My Life as a Teenage Robot2005TV SeriesDrone #1 / Drone #2 / Teacher
Jasmine's Enchanted Tales: Journey of a Princess2005VideoGenie (voice)
What's New, Scooby-Doo?2005TV SeriesOfficer McBride / Police Officer
Stargate SG-12005TV SeriesJoe Spencer
The Simpsons' Christmas Message2004TV ShortHomer Simpson (voice, uncredited)
As Told by Ginger2002-2004TV SeriesDave Bishop Dave Bishop, Mr. Talbit Minister ...
Complete Savages2004TV SeriesFrog / Mr. Horner
Hey Arnold!1994-2004TV SeriesArnold's Grandpa / Earl / Willie the Jolly Olly Ice Cream Man / ...
Adventures in Homeschooling2004ShortGus Hemple
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels'2004TV MovieAaron Spelling
Party Wagon2004TV MovieWild Bill Hickok / Clerk / Cheyenne #2 (voice)
Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade2003VideoBoE Agent #2
That '70s Show2003TV SeriesAgent Armstrong
Metal Arms: Glitch in the System2003Video GameKrunk (voice)
The Cat in the Hat2003Thing One Thing Two (voice)
Frasier2003TV SeriesBrad
Duck Dodgers2003TV SeriesMartian Sage / Football Player #3
Justice League2003TV SeriesMinister Guard Kaznian Astronaut ...
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius2003TV SeriesProfessor Crank
The Simpsons: Hit & Run2003Video GameHomer Simpson Grampa Simpson Barney Gumble ... (voice)
Lucky2003TV SeriesThe Judge
The Pitts2003TV SeriesMorty
Reba2002-2003TV SeriesEugene Fisher
Rugrats1994-2003TV SeriesJonathan / Johnathon / Train Conductor / ...
Buttleman2003Human Canonball
Lloyd in Space2001-2003TV SeriesDunkirque
Kim Possible2002TV SeriesMr. Geminini / Private Cleoutus Dobbs / Baxter / ...
The Simpsons: Skateboarding2002Video GameHomer J. Simpson Krusty the Clown (voice)
Kingdom Hearts2002Video GameGenie (voice)
Jackie Chan Adventures2002TV SeriesJumba
Return to Never Land2002Pirates (voice)
The Simpsons: Road Rage2001Video GameHomer Simpson Abraham Simpson Groundskeeper Willie ... (voice)
Everybody Loves Raymond1998-2001TV SeriesBryan
The Simpsons: Wrestling2001Video GameHomer Simpson (voice)
Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge2001Video GameGenie (voice)
Batman Beyond2000-2001TV SeriesKobra Commando / Guard / Mr. Brooks
Recess: School's Out2001Guard #1 (voice)
Laughter on the 23rd Floor2001TV MovieMilt Fields
Yes, Dear2001TV SeriesWalt
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command2000TV SeriesResort Manager / Alien / Captain Alien / ...
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie2000Priest (voice)
Joseph: King of Dreams2000VideoAuctioneer / Horse Trader (voice)
Planescape: Torment1999Video GameNordom Whistleklik (voice)
Y2K: The Game1999Video GameBuster (voice)
Olive, the Other Reindeer1999TV MovieThe Postman (voice)
Nash Bridges1999TV SeriesEddie Day
Johnny Bravo1997-1999TV SeriesHarvey / Carl / Old Guy / ...
Oh, Grow Up1999TV SeriesSven Jorgensen
Simpsons Bowling1999Video GameHomer Simpson Grampa Simpson Barney Gumble ... (voice)
Earthworm Jim 3D1999Video GameEarthworm Jim (voice)
Cow and Chicken1997-1999TV SeriesEarl / Bobby / Kid #2 / ...
The New Woody Woodpecker Show1999TV Series
I Am Weasel1998-1999TV SeriesEarl / Janitor #2 / Minister
The Settlement1999Neal
Hercules1998-1999TV SeriesHomer / Homer the Reporter
Mad About You1999TV SeriesRory O'Grady
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Creatures of Invention1998VideoGenie (voice)
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Fearless Friends1998VideoGenie (voice)
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper1996-1998TV SeriesAdditional Voices Dr. Harvey Dr. James Harvey ...
My Giant1998Partlow
Rhapsody in Bloom1998TV MovieChelton
The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield1997Video GameHomer Simpson Grampa Simpson Krusty the Clown ... (voice)
The Online Adventures of Ozzie the Elf1997TV ShortComet Blitzen (voice)
Clayfighter 63 1/31997Video GameEarthworm Jim Boogerman (voice)
101 Dalmatians: The Series1997TV SeriesGo-Go
Nightmare Ned1997TV SeriesNumber 1
Plump Fiction1997Bumpkin
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1995-1997TV SeriesHomer Simpson / Adrian Cronauer
The Drew Carey Show1997TV SeriesStan
Cybill1997TV SeriesRalph DaVolio
Earthworm Jim1995-1996TV SeriesEarthworm Jim / Evil Jim / Grim Reaper / ...
Space Jam1996Male Fan
Toonstruck1996Video GameFlux Wildly (voice)
Eek! the Cat1992-1996TV SeriesMittens / Bill
Quack Pack1996TV Series
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Team Genie1996VideoGenie (voice)
All Dogs Go to Heaven 21996Tall Customs Dog Angel Dog #1 (voice)
NYPD Blue1996TV SeriesGus the Doorman
Friends1996TV SeriesThe Zoo Keeper
The Simpsons: Cartoon Studio1996Video GameHomer Simpson Krusty the Klown Barney Gumble ... (voice)
The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat1995TV SeriesVoices
The Mask1995TV SeriesChet Bozzack
Aladdin1994-1995TV SeriesGenie / Evil Genie / Frajhid / ...
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Magic Makers1995VideoGenie (voice)
Taz-Mania1991-1995TV SeriesMr. Thickley / News Anchor / Mysterious Guy / ...
Forget Paris1995Man Test-Driving Car (uncredited)
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes1995TV MovieAlan Winsdale
Murphy Brown1995TV SeriesTony Lucchesi
Turbocharged Thunderbirds1995TV SeriesS.A.L. / Allen Tracy / Dave / ...
Snow White and the Magic Mirror: Interactive Storybook1995Video GameMagic Mirror / Norman / Dewey / ...
Beethoven1994TV SeriesBlind Shep
The Tick1994TV SeriesMole King
Aladdin Activity Center1994Video GameGenie (voice)
Snow White and the Magic Mirror1994Video shortMagic Mirror / Norman / Dewey / ... (voice, uncredited)
Love Affair1994Phil
Grace Under Fire1994TV SeriesMr. Rudder
Bakersfield P.D.1994TV SeriesDarian Ferguson
The Client1994Slick Moeller
Related by Birth1994TV ShortWarren Morris
Hey Arnold!: 24 Hours to Live1994ShortGrandpa (voice)
The Return of Jafar1994VideoGenie (voice)
The George Carlin Show1994TV SeriesPassenger
Wings1994TV SeriesGeorge Wexler
The Critic1994TV SeriesHomer Simpson
Virtual Bart1994Video GameHomer Simpson (voice)
The Pink Panther1993TV Series
Marsupilami1993TV SeriesStewart
Highlander1993TV SeriesProfessor
Animaniacs1993TV SeriesDracula
Phenom1993TV SeriesMr. Kramer
Sonic the Hedgehog1993TV SeriesLazaar
Tracey Takes on New York1993TV MovieGordon Johnson / Bryan Lynn
Bobby's World1990-1993TV Series
Super Mario Bros.1993Narrator (voice, as Dan Castellenetta)
Krusty's Super Fun House1992Video GameKrusty the Clown (voice)
Tiny Toon Adventures1992TV SeriesHarvey The Grinch Jeffries ...
Love & War1992TV Series
Fievel's American Tails1992TV SeriesChula
Married with Children1990-1992TV SeriesFuneral Director / Pete
Darkwing Duck1991-1992TV SeriesMegavolt Elmo Sputterspark Loudspeaker Announcer
Dinosaurs1992TV SeriesZabar
L.A. Law1992TV SeriesDavid Champion / Homer Simpson
Goof Troop1992TV SeriesBaseball coach
Lady Against the Odds1992TV MovieLen Chisholm
Sibs1991-1992TV SeriesWarren Morris
Dream On1991TV SeriesPhil
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead1991Animated Babysitter (voice)
TaleSpin1991TV SeriesDr. Zibaldo / Prince Wudolph
The Simpsons1991Video GameHomer Simpson Waylon Smithers Mr. Burns (voice, uncredited)
Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake1991TV MovieHomer Simpson (voice)
The Ice Capades 50th Anniversary Special1990TV MovieHomer Simpson (voice)
Do the Bartman1990TV ShortHomer Simpson (voice)
Working Tra$h1990TV MovieGeorge Agrande
Bagdad Cafe1990TV SeriesGilbert
The Best of the Tracey Ullman Show1990TV MovieVarious Parts
The Tracey Ullman Show1987-1990TV SeriesHomer Simpson / Various Characters / Dr. Alexander Gibson / ...
ALF1990TV SeriesSteve Michaels
The Adventures of Dynamo Duck1990TV MovieDynamo Duck
The Simpsons: Family Therapy1989TV ShortHomer Simpson (voice)
The War of the Roses1989Man in Chair
Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers1989TV SeriesSpirit of the Lamp
K-91989Maitre D'
Say Anything...1989Diane's Teacher (uncredited)
The Simpsons: Family Portrait1988TV ShortHomer Simpson / B.F. Sherwood (voice)
The Simpsons: Good Night1987TV ShortHomer Simpson (voice)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The SimpsonsTV Series 12 episodes, 1994 - 2015 performer - 194 episodes, 1990 - 2016 lyrics - 3 episodes, 2002 - 2015 music - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 1997 - 2000
Futurama1999-2003TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Olive, the Other Reindeer1999TV Movie performer: "Christmas...Bah, Bug and Hum"
The Return of Jafar1994Video performer: "Nothing in the World Quite Like a Friend" 1994

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons2009-2016TV Series consulting producer - 107 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons2000-2016TV Series written by - 8 episodes
The Tracey Ullman Show1987TV Series

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Return to Never Land2002additional voice
The Zone1995additional voice

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broadcast News: James L. Brooks - A Singular Voice2011Video short special thanks
Wet Hot American Summer2001special thanks
Hey Arnold!1999TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Virtual Bart1994Video Game special thanks
Dieter & Andreas1989Short grateful acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHomer Simpson (voice)
Pioneers of Television2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
2011 Writers Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Simpsons: Access All Areas2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!2010TV Special documentaryHimself
The 2009 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Voice-Over Performance
TV's All-Time Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special2008TV SpecialHimself
Rove Live2007TV SeriesHimself / Homer Simpson
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
American Idol2007TV SeriesHomer Simpson
The Batman: Season 3 Unmasked2007Video documentary shortScarface (uncredited)
World Cup Comedy2004TV SeriesHimself - Team Player
Inside the Actors Studio2003TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2000-2002TV SeriesHimself
The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows2001TV SpecialHimself
I Love the 1990s2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Greatest2001TV Series documentaryHimself
'The Simpsons': America's First Family2000TV Special documentaryHimself
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself (voice, uncredited)
Second City Headlines & News1997TV SeriesHimself
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show1992TV SeriesHomer Simpson
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1990TV SpecialHomer Simpson - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (voice)
Comic Relief IV1990TV Special documentaryHomer Simpson (voice)
Tracey Ullman: Backstage1988TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix2017Video GameGenie
Nostalgia Critic2013-2016TV SeriesGrampa Simpson Homer Simpson
Lego Dimensions2015Video GameHomer Simpson Krusty the Clown Groundskeeper Willie ...
Some Jerk with a Camera2015TV Series documentaryHomer Simpson
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix2014Video GameGenie
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix2013Video GameGenie
The Simpsons: Celebrity Friends2010TV Movie documentaryHomer Simpson Krusty the Clown Mayor Quimby (uncredited)
The Simpsons: Mischief & Mayhem2010TV Movie documentaryHomer Simpson (uncredited)
That Fellow in the Coat2010TV SeriesGenie
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases2009TV Movie
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentaryHomer Simpson (uncredited)
Planet Voice2007TV SeriesHomer Simpson
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories2007Video GameGenie
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories2004Video GameGenie
Kim Possible: The Secret Files2003VideoDrakken's Goons
The Simpsons1995TV SeriesHomer Simpson Matt Groening Krusty the Klown ...
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)
2006OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)
2004Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsMost Popular Mom & Pop in a Television SeriesThe Simpsons (1989)· Julie Kavner
2000AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Television ProductionOlive, the Other Reindeer (1999)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)
1993AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in the Field of Animation
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Character Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)
2015BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Comedy/MusicalThe Simpsons (1989)· Julie Kavner
· Nancy Cartwright
· Yeardley Smith
· Hank Azaria
· Harry Shearer
· Tress MacNeille
· Pamela Hayden
· Maggie Roswell
· Russi Taylor
2014BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Comedy/MusicalThe Simpsons (1989)
2014BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Comedy/MusicalThe Simpsons (1989)· Julie Kavner
· Nancy Cartwright
· Yeardley Smith
· Harry Shearer
· Hank Azaria
· Tress MacNeille
· Pamela Hayden
· Maggie Roswell
· Marcia Wallace
2013BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Comedy/MusicalThe Simpsons (1989)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)
2010Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Comedy SeriesThe Simpsons (1989)
2009OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)
2008OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)
2007OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)
2007WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAAnimationThe Simpsons (1989)· Deb Lacusta
2005OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)
2004OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceThe Simpsons (1989)

TitleSalary
The Simpsons (1989)$300,000 per episode (2011-)
The Simpsons (1989)$125,000 per episode (1998-2004)
The Simpsons (1989)$30,000 per episode (1989-1998)
The Simpsons (1989)$400,000 /episode (2010-11)
The Simpsons (1989)$400,000 /episode (2009-10)
The Simpsons (1989)$400,000 -$440,000 per episode (2008-2011)
The Simpsons (1989)$250,000 -$360,000 per episode (2004-2008)

#Quote
1It's the weirdest thing. When you go into acting, you expect to be a huge star and to be recognized... It did happen, but not in the way you expect it to... In L.A., I'm just another character actor.
2One of my favorite episodes was the one in which Homer grew hair. That was a very unique episode, since there was a gay secretary, but that wasn't even the issue of the show-the issue was Homer's image changing because he had hair.
3The Simpsons can go anywhere in the world and not worry about any budgetary issues. However, even when the show has had its run, I think the characters can go on in perpetuity.
4The voice doesn't take a lot of effort now, but in the beginning it was hard to try to find a voice. The one I settled on was just easier to do for a half-hour.
5There are times when the writers ask us to improvise. Sometimes the animators are inspired by what you do, and sometimes you are inspired by what the animators do.
6The nice thing is that, at least in Los Angeles, I'm known as a character actor and I do auditions for other things besides just cartoon shows.
7The Simpsons take up so little time that I'm able to do other things as well.
8I always enjoyed writing. I did playlets in high school, I did radio shows in college. That's one of the reasons I went down to Second City, because you could do acting and writing.
9I think the tone of the show has certainly changed over the years, because it's really, really hard to do something different when you have a show going on as long as this has.
10It's a different way of getting across an emotion. You're trying to get it across to the animator because the animator is inspired by the voicetrack in terms of how to animate the character.
11If I were actually Homer Simpson, I'd be getting scripts out the wazoo.
12In this house, we obey the laws of thermodynamics!
13It is better to watch things then to do them.
14It's hard to find a play that's right for me to do. Rather than waiting around for the right script to come along, I decided to write one myself.
15It's the cushiest job, but some lines are so funny that I crack up.
16Getting out of jury duty is easy. The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races.
17Go ahead and play the blues if it'll make you happy.
18I often say, if I wasn't part of the show I'd be a huge fan of it.
19I think that most people don't even know that I do other things. They think that Homer is all that I do.
20I've made a kind of pact with myself where I said, It doesn't matter what it is as long as I'm acting.
21Beer. Now there's a temporary solution.
22Sometimes the only way you can feel good about yourself is by making someone else look bad. And I'm tired of making other people feel good about themselves.
23After years of doing it, you learn the difference between your ego and your opinion. When you're married you have to cut through that.
24The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people.
25Don't eat me. I have a wife and kids. Eat them.
26To many, Homer may appear lazy and a loser, but he's just much misguided. He's boorish, sure, but well meaning and, I guess, the one thing we have in common is the pursuit of lousy diets.

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