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Dan Castellaneta

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Daniel Louis "Dan" Castellaneta (born October 29, 1957) is an American film, theatre and television actor, comedian, voice artist, singer and television writer. Noted for his long-running role as Homer Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons, he voices many other characters on The Simpsons, including Abraham "Grampa" Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, Mayor Quimby and Hans Moleman. Born in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, Castellaneta started taking acting classes at a young age. He would listen to his father's comedy records and do impressions of the artists. After graduating from Northern Illinois University, Castellaneta joined Chicago's Second City in 1983, and performed with the troupe until 1987. He was cast in The Tracey Ullman Show, which debuted in 1987. The Tracey Ullman Show included a series of animated shorts about a dysfunctional family. Voices were needed for the shorts, so the producers decided to ask Castellaneta to voice Homer. His voice for the character started out as a loose impression of Walter Matthau, but later evolved into a more robust voice. The shorts would eventually be spun off into The Simpsons. Castellaneta has won four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for his work on the show as well as an Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in the Field of Animation in 1993. Castellaneta has co-written four episodes of The Simpsons with his wife Deb Lacusta. Castellaneta has also had roles in several other television programs, including the live-action sitcom Sibs, The Adventures of Dynamo Duck, and the animated series Darkwing Duck, Back to the Future: The Animated Series, Earthworm Jim, Aladdin and Hey Arnold!. In 1999, he appeared in the Christmas special Olive, the Other Reindeer and won an Annie Award for his portrayal of the Postman. Castellaneta has also released a comedy CD, I Am Not Homer, and wrote and stars in a one man play titled Where Did Vincent van Gogh?

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Oct 29, 1957 In Chicago - Illinois - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Nothing in Common 1986-07-29
Latest Project:
Movie The Simpsons: Don Hertzfeldt Couch Gag 2017-11-26
Known For
Poster of The Good Guys
Poster of That '70s Show
Poster of Friends
Movie The Simpsons: Don Hertzfeldt Couch Gag Homer Simpson 2017-11-26
Movie Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie Grandpa (voice) 2017-11-23
Movie Fantastic Four Mr. Kenny 2015-08-05
Movie The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story Aaron Spelling 2015-10-10
Series Major Crimes Ray Winters 2012-08-13
Series The Good Guys Unknown 2010-05-19
Series Castle Judge Markway 2009-03-08
Movie Relative Stranger Gary 2009-03-14
Series The Cleveland Show Unknown 2009-09-27
Movie Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs The Robot Devil (voice) 2008-06-30
Movie Remembering Phil Dr. Seymour 2008-08-14
Movie Sands of Oblivion De Mille 2007-07-28
Series Greek Dr. Milton Hastings 2007-07-09
Movie Hellboy Animated: Iron Shoes 2007-06-12
Movie The Simpsons Movie Homer Simpson / Itchy / Barney / Abe Simpson / Stage Manager / Krusty the Clown / Mayor Quimby / Mayor's Aide / Multi-Eyed Squirrel / Panicky Man / Sideshow Mel / Mr. Teeny / EPA Official / Kissing Cop / Bear / Boy on Phone / NSA Worker / Officer / Santa' 2007-07-26
Movie Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! Mr. Mysterio / Woodenleg Wally (voice) 2006-01-01
Series Legion of Super Heroes Unknown 2006-09-23
Movie Casper's Scare School Stretch (voice) 2006-10-20
Series Bones Unknown 2005-09-13
Series Loonatics Unleashed Unknown 2005-09-17
Series Ghost Whisperer Unknown 2005-09-23
Series How I Met Your Mother Unknown 2005-09-19
Movie Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie's Angels Aaron Spelling 2004-03-08
Series Dave the Barbarian Unknown 2004-01-23
Series Veronica Mars Unknown 2004-09-22
Series Complete Savages Mr. Horner and Franklin the Frog 2004-09-24
Series Arrested Development Unknown 2003-11-02
Series Duck Dodgers Unknown 2003-08-23
Movie The Cat in the Hat Thing One / Thing Two (voice) 2003-11-21
Movie Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade BoE Agent #2 2003-12-09
Series Kim Possible Unknown 2002-06-07
Movie Hey Arnold! The Movie Grandpa 'Steely' Phil / Nick Vermicelli 2002-06-28
Series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Unknown 2002-07-20
Series Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Movie Recess: School's Out Guard #1 (voice) 2001-01-27
Movie Laughter on the 23rd Floor Milt Fields 2001-05-26
Movie Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Priest (voice) 2000-09-14
Series As Told by Ginger Minister (voice) 2000-10-25
Movie The Settlement Neal 1999-01-01
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Olive, the Other Reindeer The Postman (voice) 1999-12-17
Movie My Giant Partlow 1998-04-10
Series That '70s Show Unknown 1998-08-23
Movie Plump Fiction Bumpkin 1998-05-15
Series Nightmare Ned 1997-04-19
Series Stargate SG-1 Joe Spencer 1997-07-27
Series South Park Unknown 1997-08-13
Series Cow and Chicken Unknown 1997-09-16
Series 101 Dalmatians: The Series Unknown 1997-09-13
Movie All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 Tall Customs Dog / Angel Dog #1 (voice) 1996-03-29
Series The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper 1996-02-24
Series Nash Bridges Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Space Jam Male fan 1996-11-15
Series Earthworm Jim 1995-09-09
Series The Drew Carey Show Stan 1995-09-13
Movie The Client Slick Moeller 1994-07-20
Series Duckman Unknown 1994-03-05
Series Aladdin Genie 1994-09-05
Series Friends The Zoo Keeper 1994-09-22
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Super Mario Bros. Narrator 1993-05-28
Series The Pink Panther 1993-09-11
Series Bakersfield P.D. Unknown 1993-09-14
Series Frasier Brad 1993-09-16
Movie Tracey Ullman Takes on New York Gordon Johnson/Bryan Lynn 1993-10-09
Movie Michael Jackson - Dangerous - The Short Films Homer Simpson 1993-09-28
Series Marsupilami Stewart (voice) 1993-09-18
Series Goof Troop 1992-09-05
Series Eek! The Cat 1992-09-11
Series Love & War Unknown 1992-09-21
Series Darkwing Duck Unknown 1991-09-08
Series Back to the Future: The Animated Series Dr. Emmett Brown (voice) 1991-09-14
Movie The Best of the Tracey Ullman Show Various Characters 1990-05-26
Series TaleSpin Unknown 1990-09-07
Movie Working Tra$h George Agrande 1990-11-26
Series Tom & Jerry Kids Show 1990-09-08
Movie Bart Simpson: Do the Bartman Homer Simpson 1990-12-06
Movie The War of the Roses Man in Chair 1989-12-08
Movie Say Anything... 1989-04-14
Series The Simpsons Homer Simpson 1989-12-17
Series The Tracey Ullman Show 1987-04-05
Movie Nothing in Common Brian 1986-07-29
Series ALF Unknown 1986-09-22
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
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