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.
- Was a camper at the real life Camp Towanda, where the movie _Wet Hot American Summer (2001)_ (qv) was filmed.
- Both sets of his grandparents came from Salonika in northern Greece.
- Was trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.
- Appeared in two films in 1999 with the word "Mystery" in the title: _Mystery, Alaska (1999)_ (qv) and _Mystery Men (1999)_ (qv).
- Engaged to 'Helen Hunt (I)' (qv) in 1997.
- Had a son, Hal Azaria, on June 6, 2009 with girlfriend 'Katie Wright (I)' (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".
- 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.