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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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Born:
Oct 29, 1957 In Chicago - Illinois - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
97
First Appeared:
In the movie Nothing in Common 1986-07-29
Latest Project:
Movie Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie 2017-11-23
Known For
Poster of The Good Guys
Poster of Castle
Poster of South Park
Filmography
Movie Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie Grandpa (voice) 2017-11-23
Series The Pink Panther 2017
Movie Fantastic Four Mr. Kenny 2015-08-05
Movie The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story Aaron Spelling 2015-10-10
Series Baby Daddy Peter Oliver 2012-06-20
Series Major Crimes Ray Winters 2012-08-13
Series The Good Guys Unknown 2010-05-19
Series Spliced 2010-04-01
Series Castle Judge Markway 2009-03-08
Movie Relative Stranger Gary 2009-03-14
Series The Cleveland Show Unknown 2009-09-27
Series Parks and Recreation Unknown 2009-04-09
Movie Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs The Robot Devil (voice) 2008-06-24
Movie Remembering Phil Dr. Seymour 2008-08-14
Movie Hellboy Animated: Iron Shoes 2007-06-12
Series Greek Dr. Milton Hastings 2007-07-09
Movie The Simpsons Movie Homer / Itchy / Barney / Grampa / 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's Little Help 2007-07-25
Movie Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! Mr. Mysterio / Woodenleg Wally (voice) 2006-01-01
Series Legion of Super Heroes Unknown 2006-09-23
Movie The Pursuit of Happyness Alan Frakesh 2006-12-14
Series Loonatics Unleashed Unknown 2005-09-17
Series Bones Unknown 2005-09-12
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 Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Series Veronica Mars Unknown 2004-09-22
Series Complete Savages Mr. Horner and Franklin the Frog 2004-09-24
Series The Batman Unknown 2004-09-11
Series Desperate Housewives Unknown 2004-10-03
Series Duck Dodgers Unknown 2003-08-23
Series Reno 911! Unknown 2003-07-23
Series Arrested Development Unknown 2003-11-02
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 Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Unknown 2002-07-20
Movie Laughter on the 23rd Floor Milt Fields 2001-05-26
Series Reba Unknown 2001-10-05
Series Jackie Chan Adventures Unknown 2000-09-09
Movie Joseph: King of Dreams Auctioneer / Horse Trader (voice) 2000-11-07
Series Yes, Dear Unknown 2000-10-02
Series As Told by Ginger Minister (voice) 2000-10-25
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie The Settlement Neal 1999-01-01
Series Batman Beyond Unknown 1999-01-10
Series Futurama Unknown 1999-03-28
Movie Olive, the Other Reindeer The Postman (voice) 1999-12-17
Movie My Giant Partlow 1998-04-10
Movie Plump Fiction Bumpkin 1998-05-15
Series That '70s Show Unknown 1998-08-23
Series Cow and Chicken Unknown 1997-01-13
Series Stargate SG-1 Unknown 1997-07-27
Series 101 Dalmatians: The Series Unknown 1997-09-13
Series South Park Unknown 1997-08-13
Series The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper 1996-02-24
Series Nash Bridges Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 Tall Customs Dog / Angel Dog #1 (voice) 1996-03-29
Series Hey Arnold! Unknown 1996-10-07
Series Everybody Loves Raymond Unknown 1996-09-13
Series The Mask - The Animated Series Unknown 1995-08-12
Series Earthworm Jim 1995-09-09
Series The Drew Carey Show Stan 1995-09-13
Series Duckman Unknown 1994-03-05
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Series Friends The Zoo Keeper 1994-09-22
Movie The Return of Jafar Genie (voice) 1994-12-15
Series Aladdin Genie 1994-09-05
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Super Mario Bros. Narrator 1993-05-28
Series Bakersfield P.D. Unknown 1993-09-14
Series Fievel's American Tails Unknown 1993-09-11
Series Marsupilami Stewart (voice) 1993-09-18
Series Frasier Unknown 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 TaleSpin Unknown 1992-07-25
Series Goof Troop 1992-09-05
Series Love & War Unknown 1992-09-21
Series Eek! The Cat 1992-09-11
Series Mad About You Unknown 1992-09-23
Series Rugrats Unknown 1991-08-11
Series Dinosaurs Unknown 1991-04-26
Series Taz-Mania Mr. Thickley (voice) 1991-09-07
Series Darkwing Duck Unknown 1991-09-08
Series Back To The Future: The Animated Series Dr. Emmett Brown (voice) 1991-09-14
Series Dream On Unknown 1990-07-08
Movie Working Tra$h George Agrande 1990-11-26
Series The Tom & Jerry Kids Show 1990-09-08
Movie The War of the Roses Man in Chair 1989-12-08
Series The Simpsons Homer Simpson / Abraham Simpson / Krusty the Klown / Barney / Willy / Sideshow Mel / Mayor Quimby / Hans Moleman / Gil / Itchy / Various (voice) 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