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Hank Azaria

Hank AzariaAKA Hank Albert Azaria

Born: 25-Apr-1964
Birthplace: Queens, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Moe and Apu on The Simpsons

Trained as a stage actor, Hank Azaria performed in several serious plays before moving to Los Angeles to try his hand at stand-up comedy. Before The Simpsons he had an almost empty film and television résumé, and earned his living mostly as a bartender. On The Simpsons, Azaria gives voice to Moe the bartender, Apu the Kwik-E-Mart owner, Police Chief Wiggum, Professor Frink, Dr. Nick Riviera, Comic Book Guy, Superintendent Chalmers, Disco Stu, the gap-toothed Cletus, Snake the recidivist, and several other citizens of Springfield.

Since The Simpsons started, Azaria has become a familiar character actor. His other TV series include Herman's Head, If Not For You, Mad About You, Imagine That, and Huff!. In movies, he played a cop in Pretty Woman and Grosse Pointe Blank, the producer of a rigged Quiz Show, the silverware-wielding superhero Blue Raja in Mystery Men, and the pre-crotchety coach in Dodgeball. He took Robert Downey, Jr.'s role in America's Sweethearts after one of Downey's many drug-related arrests.

Azaria says his "Moe the bartender" voice is based on a bad impression of Al Pacino.

Father: Albert
Sister: Stephanie (older)
Wife: Helen Hunt (actress, dated 1994-97, lived together 97-99, m. 17-Jul-1999, div. 18-Dec-2000)

    High School: Kew-Forest School, Forest Hills, NY
    University: BFA Drama, Tufts University (1987)

    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    John Edwards for President
    John Kerry for President
    Sierra Club
    Emmy
    Jewish Ancestry

    TELEVISION
    The Simpsons
    Mad About You
    Herman's Head
    Celebrity Poker Showdown Contestant
    Huff Dr. Craig "Huff" Huffstodt (2004-)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Smurfs 2 (28-Jul-2013)
    Lovelace (22-Jan-2013)
    Happy Feet Two (17-Nov-2011) · The Mighty Sven [VOICE]
    The Smurfs (28-Jul-2011) · Gargamel
    Hop (30-Mar-2011) · Carlos [VOICE]
    Love and Other Drugs (4-Nov-2010) · Dr. Stan Knight
    Year One (18-Jun-2009)
    Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (14-May-2009) · The Thinker
    Run, Fat Boy, Run (7-Sep-2007)
    The Simpsons Movie (21-Jul-2007) [VOICE]
    The Grand (7-Jun-2007) · Mike "The Bike" Heslov
    Chicago 10 (18-Jan-2007) [VOICE]
    The Aristocrats (Jan-2005) · Himself
    Eulogy (15-Oct-2004)
    Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (18-Jun-2004)
    Along Came Polly (12-Jan-2004) · Claude
    Shattered Glass (10-Aug-2003) · Michael Kelly
    Bark! (11-Jan-2002) · Sam
    Uprising (4-Nov-2001)
    America's Sweethearts (17-Jul-2001) · Hector
    Fail Safe (9-Apr-2000)
    Tuesdays with Morrie (5-Dec-1999)
    Bartok the Magnificent (16-Nov-1999) [VOICE]
    Mystery, Alaska (1-Oct-1999)
    Mystery Men (22-Jul-1999) · Blue Raja
    Cradle Will Rock (18-May-1999)
    Celebrity (7-Sep-1998)
    Godzilla (18-May-1998) · Victor "Animal" Palotti
    Homegrown (17-Apr-1998)
    Great Expectations (30-Jan-1998) · Walter Plane
    Anastasia (21-Nov-1997) · Bartok [VOICE]
    Grosse Pointe Blank (11-Apr-1997) · Lardner
    The Birdcage (8-Mar-1996) · Agador
    Heat (15-Dec-1995) · Marciano
    Now and Then (20-Oct-1995)
    Quiz Show (14-Sep-1994) · Albert Freedman
    Pretty Woman (23-Mar-1990)
    Cool Blue (27-Feb-1990)
    Frank Nitti: The Enforcer (17-Apr-1988)


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