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Homer Simpson

Fictional TV Character Homer Simpson

Full Name: Homer Jay Simpson
Profession: Fictional TV Character

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: A cartoon character in the animated television series "The Simpsons" as the patriarch of the eponymous family. One of the most influential characters in the history of television.

Born: May 12, 1956
Birthplace: Springfield, USA
Age: 64 years old

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

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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