July 04, 2011

Voice Actor - Phil Hartman

Hartman was a Canadian-born American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist. Born in Brantford, Ontario. He became well-known in the late 1980s when he joined the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. He won fame for his impressions, particularly of President Bill Clinton, and stayed on the show for eight seasons. Called "the Glue" for his ability to hold the show together and help other cast members, Hartman won a Primetime Emmy Award for his SNL work in 1989. In 1995, after scrapping plans for his own variety show, he starred as Bill McNeal in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio. His most famous voice-over roles were on The Simpsons as Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure and a few others.

His tragic death came on May 28, 1998, Hartman's wife Brynn shot and killed him while he slept in their Encino, Los Angeles home, then committed suicide several hours later. In the weeks following his death, Hartman was celebrated in a wave of tributes.

Voice Credits:

13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, The (1985, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda, The (1990, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Alien Encounter (1994, Attraction) T.O.M. 2000
All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show, The (1983, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (1990, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Brave Little Toaster, The (1987, Animated Film) Air Conditioner
Hanging Lamp
Buster and Chauncey's Silent Night (1998, Animated Film) Chauncey
Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990, Animated Series) Russian Ambassador
Challenge of the GoBots (1984, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Critic, The (1994, Animated Series) Adolph Hitmaker
Bernie Wasserman
Professor Blowhard
Darkwing Duck (1991, Animated Series) Paddywhack
Dennis the Menace (1986, Animated Series) George Wilson
Henry Mitchell
Droopy, Master Detective (1993, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Dukes, The (1983, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management), The (1998, Attraction) Morris
Fantastic Max (1988, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Fish Police (1992, Animated Series) Inspector C. Bass
Foofur (1986, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Gravedale High (1990, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989, Anime Film) Jiji
Little Rascals, The (1982, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Pagemaster, The (1994, Live Action/Animated Film) Tom Morgan
Pink Panther and Sons (1984, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Ren and Stimpy Show, The (1991, Animated Series) Announcer on Russian filmreel
Scooby and Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour, The (1982, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Simpsons, The (1989, Animated Series) Charlton Heston
Lionel Hutz
Troy McClure
Super Friends (1980, Animated Series) (additional voices)
TaleSpin (1990, Animated Series) Ace London
Tiny Toon Adventures (1990, Animated Series) Octavius
Tom and Jerry Kids (1990, Animated Series) Calaboose Cal

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