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.
- 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 Moe the bartender (_"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv)) on actor 'Al Pacino' (qv).
- He is close friends with actor 'Matthew Perry (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".
- His family is of Sephardic Jewish background.
- Spent over $300,000 of his own money to make his short film _Nobody's Perfect (2004)_ (qv).
- Based the voice of quack Dr. Nick Rivera (in _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv)) on actor 'Desi Arnaz' (qv).
- Was trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.