Full Name: Homer Jay Simpson
Profession: Fictional TV Character
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.
- 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