Apr. 25th, 1964
Queens, New York, USA
5' 11 1/2
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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.
- 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".
- Was trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.
- Attended college with 'Oliver Platt' (qv); attended acting school with 'Sharon Stone (I)' (qv).
- He based his character in _The Birdcage (1996)_ (qv) (a flamboyantly, almost over-exaggeratedly feminine homosexual house servant) on his grandmother, in particular his character's speech.
- Was a bartender in New York at the Arcadia.
- 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).
- 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.