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Hank Azaria

Actor Hank Azaria
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Full Name: Henry Albert Azaria
Profession: Actor

United States of America

Biography: Noted for being one of the principal voice actors on the animated television series "The Simpsons" (1989–present), on which he performs the voices of Moe Szyslak, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson and numerous others.

Azaria is alo a comic and dramatic actor, appearing in such films as "The Birdcage" (1997) and "Godzilla" (1998). His TV roles include "Mad About You", "Friends" and "Huff".

Both Azaria's voice work and acting has been nominated for numerous awards and he won six Emmy awards.

Born: April 25, 1964
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Age: 58 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus

Married Life

  • 1999-07-17 Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt (36) weds "The Simpsons" voice actor Hank Azaria (35) in Los Angeles, California

Historical Events

  • 1989-12-17 "The Simpsons" created by Matt Groening, premieres on Fox TV as a full animated series with the episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
  • 1997-02-09 Fox cartoon series "The Simpsons" airs 167th episode; longest-running animated series in cartoon history
  • 2018-04-29 Animated series "The Simpsons" surpasses 635-episode count of "Gunsmoke"'; highest number of episodes of any series on TV
  • 2021-04-13 Voice actor Hank Azaria who is white apologizes for voicing Indian character Apu on "The Simpsons" for 30 years

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