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 trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.
- 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.
- Based the voice of Comic Book Guy (in _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv)) on his college roommate.
- Both sets of his grandparents came from Salonika in northern Greece.
- Based the voice of Chief Wiggum (in _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv)) on actor 'Edward G. Robinson (I)' (qv).
- Appeared in two films in 1999 with the word "Mystery" in the title: _Mystery, Alaska (1999)_ (qv) and _Mystery Men (1999)_ (qv).
- 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).
- His family is of Sephardic Jewish background.