Apr. 25th, 1964
Queens, New York, USA
5' 11 1/2
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Guest
Comic Book Guy (Voiced)
Hank Azaria (born April 25, 1964) is an American film, television and stage actor, director, and comedian. He is noted for being one of the principal voice actors on the animated television series The Simpsons.
- Based the voice of quack Dr. Nick Rivera (in _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv)) on actor 'Desi Arnaz' (qv).
- Based the voice of Apu (in _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv)) on the "standard" 7-11 employee and on 'Peter Sellers' (qv)' character Hrundi V. Bakshi in _The Party (1968)_ (qv).
- Attended Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, from 1981-1985, but did not receive his B.A. until he completed two courses in L.A. in 1987. Tufts awarded him its Light on the Hill Award in 1999.
- Based the voice of Lou the Cop (in _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv)) on actor 'Sylvester Stallone' (qv).
- Was a camper at the real life Camp Towanda, where the movie _Wet Hot American Summer (2001)_ (qv) was filmed.
- He and his ex-wife 'Helen Hunt (I)' (qv) have both guest-starred on the TV show _"Friends" (1994)_ (qv), though not in the same episode. 'Paget Brewster' (qv), who plays his wife on _"Huff" (2004)_ (qv), also had a recurring role on _"Friends" (1994)_ (qv).
- Was trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.
- Engaged to 'Helen Hunt (I)' (qv) in 1997.