Dan Castellaneta

Biography

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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?

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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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story as Aaron Spelling
2015 Fantastic Four as Mr. Kenny
2012 Major Crimes(1 episode) as Ray Winters
2012 Baby Daddy(1 episode) as Peter Oliver
2010 The Good Guys(1 episode)
2010 Spliced(26 episodes)
2009 The Cleveland Show(1 episode)
2009 Parks and Recreation(1 episode) as Derry Murbles
2009 Parks and Recreation(1 episode)
2009 Relative Stranger as Gary
2009 Castle(2 episodes) as Judge Markway
2008 Remembering Phil as Dr. Seymour
2008 Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs as The Robot Devil (voice)
2007 The Simpsons Movie as 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 Helper / Squeaky-Voiced Teen (voice)
2007 Greek(9 episodes) as Dr. Milton Hastings
2007 Hellboy Animated: Iron Shoes
2006 The Pursuit of Happyness as Alan Frakesh
2006 Legion of Super Heroes(1 episode)
2006 Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! as Mr. Mysterio / Woodenleg Wally (voice)
2005 Ghost Whisperer(1 episode)
2005 How I Met Your Mother(2 episodes)
2005 Loonatics Unleashed(1 episode)
2005 Bones(1 episode)
2004 Desperate Housewives(1 episode)
2004 Complete Savages(1 episode) as Mr. Horner and Franklin the Frog
2004 Veronica Mars(1 episode)
2004 The Batman(3 episodes)
2004 Entourage(1 episode)
2004 Dave the Barbarian(2 episodes)
2003 Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade as BoE Agent #2
2003 Arrested Development(1 episode)
2003 Duck Dodgers(1 episode)
2003 Reno 911!(1 episode)
2003 The Pitts(1 episode)
2002 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius(2 episodes)
2002 Monk(1 episode)
2002 Hey Arnold! The Movie as Grandpa 'Steely' Phil / Nick Vermicelli
2002 Kim Possible(2 episodes)
2001 Reba(2 episodes)
2001 Laughter on the 23rd Floor as Milt Fields
2000 Joseph: King of Dreams as Auctioneer / Horse Trader (voice)
2000 As Told by Ginger(1 episode) as Mr. Bishop (voice)
2000 As Told by Ginger(3 episodes) as Dave Bishop (voice)
2000 As Told by Ginger(1 episode) as Minister (voice)
2000 Yes, Dear(1 episode)
2000 Jackie Chan Adventures(1 episode)
1999 Olive, the Other Reindeer as The Postman (voice)
1999 Futurama(4 episodes)
1999 Family Guy(2 episodes)
1999 Batman Beyond(2 episodes)
1999 The Settlement as Neal
1998 That '70s Show(1 episode)
1998 My Giant as Partlow
1997 101 Dalmatians: The Series(1 episode)
1997 South Park(1 episode)
1997 Stargate SG-1(1 episode)
1997 Nightmare Ned(25 episodes)
1997 Cow and Chicken(14 episodes)
1996 Hey Arnold!(9 episodes)
1996 Everybody Loves Raymond(2 episodes)
1996 All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 as Tall Customs Dog / Angel Dog #1 (voice)
1996 Nash Bridges(1 episode)
1996 The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper(52 episodes)
1995 The Drew Carey Show(1 episode) as Stan
1995 Earthworm Jim(27 episodes)
1995 The Mask: The Animated Series(1 episode)
1994 Friends(2 episodes) as The Zoo Keeper
1994 Aladdin(1 episode)
1994 Aladdin(93 episodes) as Genie
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1994 The Return of Jafar as Blue Genie (voice)
1994 Duckman(1 episode)
1993 Tracey Ullman Takes on New York as Gordon Johnson/Bryan Lynn
1993 Michael Jackson - Dangerous - The Short Films as Homer Simpson
1993 Marsupilami(13 episodes) as Stewart (voice)
1993 Frasier(1 episode)
1993 Bakersfield P.D.(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1993 Fievel's American Tails(9 episodes)
1993 Super Mario Bros. as Narrator
1992 Funnybones(12 episodes)
1992 Mad About You(1 episode)
1992 Love & War(1 episode)
1992 Eek! The Cat(83 episodes)
1992 Goof Troop(80 episodes)
1992 TaleSpin(1 episode)
1991 Sibs(23 episodes)
1991 Darkwing Duck(17 episodes)
1991 Taz-Mania(116 episodes) as Mr. Thickley (voice)
1991 Back To The Future: The Animated Series(26 episodes) as Dr. Emmett Brown (voice)
1991 Rugrats(1 episode)
1991 Dinosaurs(1 episode)
1990 Working Tra$h as George Agrande
1990 The Tom & Jerry Kids Show(194 episodes)
1990 Dream On(1 episode)
1990 The Best of the Tracey Ullman Show as Various Characters
1989 The Simpsons(2 episodes)
1989 The Simpsons(591 episodes) as Groundskeeper Willie
1989 The Simpsons(591 episodes) as Grampa Simpson
1989 The Simpsons(591 episodes) as Krusty the Clown
1989 The Simpsons(591 episodes) as Sideshow Mel
1989 The Simpsons(591 episodes) as Barney Gumble
1989 The Simpsons(591 episodes) as Mayor Quimby
1989 The Simpsons(591 episodes) as Hans Moleman
1989 The Simpsons(657 episodes) as Homer Simpson / Abraham Simpson / Krusty the Klown / Barney / Willy / Sideshow Mel / Mayor Quimby / Hans Moleman / Gil / Itchy / Various
1989 The War of the Roses as Man in Chair
1987 The Tracey Ullman Show(81 episodes)
1986 ALF(1 episode)
1986 L.A. Law(1 episode)
1986 Nothing in Common as Brian
1900 The Pink Panther(40 episodes)

Writing

1989 The Simpsons(7 episodes) … Writer

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