Hank Azaria

Actor, Film actor

1964 –

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Who is Hank Azaria?

Henry Albert "Hank" Azaria is an American film, television and stage actor, director, producer, writer, voice actor, and comedian. He is noted for being one of the principal voice actors on the animated television series The Simpsons, on which he performs the voices of Moe Szyslak, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson and numerous others. Azaria, who attended Tufts University, joined the show with little voice acting experience, but became a regular in its second season. Many of his performances on the show are based on famous actors and characters; Moe's voice, for example, is based on actor Al Pacino.

Alongside his continued voice acting on The Simpsons, Azaria became more widely known through his live-action appearances in films such as The Birdcage and Godzilla. He has continued to star in numerous films including Mystery Men, America's Sweethearts, Shattered Glass, Along Came Polly, Run Fatboy Run, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and The Smurfs. He also had recurring roles on the television series Mad About You and Friends, and starred in the drama Huff, playing the titular character, as well as appearing in the popular stage musical Spamalot. Originally primarily a comic actor, in recent years Azaria has taken on more dramatic roles including the TV films Tuesdays With Morrie and Uprising. He has won four Emmys and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Azaria was married to actress Helen Hunt from 1999 to 2000.

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Born
Apr 25, 1964
Forest Hills
Also known as
  • Henry Albert Azaria
  • Hank Albert Azaria
  • Hack Azaria
  • 'Eh let's go with yank my area again'
  • Boo! Boo! Scare Ya Hank Azaria
  • The Republican Party
  • Hockey Mom Azaria
  • Hank 'Out of Clever Names' Azaria
  • Yank My Area
  • The Shaws-Hank Azaria
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Sephardic Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Sephardi Jews
  • Greek American
  • Jewish American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Tufts University
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • The Kew-Forest School

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on July 23, 2013

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