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 Comic Book Guy (in _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv)) on his college roommate.
- Based the voice of Lou the Cop (in _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv)) on actor 'Sylvester Stallone' (qv).
- Appeared in two films in 1999 with the word "Mystery" in the title: _Mystery, Alaska (1999)_ (qv) and _Mystery Men (1999)_ (qv).
- A favorite of playwright 'Jenelle Riley' (qv); characters in her shows are frequently hybrids of his name with his _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv) characters (e.g. Hank Wiggum). The lead character in her award-winning film _The Perfect Candidate (2004)_ (qv) is named Frank Grimes, after "Homer's Enemy".
- Based the voice of Chief Wiggum (in _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv)) on actor 'Edward G. Robinson (I)' (qv).
- He is close friends with actor 'Matthew Perry (I)' (qv).
- Was a camper at the real life Camp Towanda, where the movie _Wet Hot American Summer (2001)_ (qv) was filmed.
- Was trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.