Hank Azaria

Hank AzariaHank Azaria is an American actor and producer. He went to American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. He also worked as the bartender in New York. He finally made a mark for himself by lending a number of voices of the Fox network’s animated series The Simpsons in 1989. He also appeared in films - appearances in films including The Birdcage (1996), Godzilla (1998), Mystery Men (1999), America's Sweethearts (2001), Shattered Glass (2003), Along Came Polly (2004), Run Fatboy Run (2007), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) and The Smurfs (2011). He has also written and directed a short film Nobody’s perfect. This film grabbed the Film Discovery Jury Award for Best Short at the US Comedy Arts Festival
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Birth Name:  Henry Albert Azaria
Born: April 25, 1964, Queens, New York, United States
Occupation: Actor Comedian Producer
Nationality: American
Spouse(s): Helen Hunt , Katie Wright 
Partner(s): Julie Warner (1990s)
Voice Over Language: English
Children: 1
Height: 5' 11½" (1.82 m)

 

You know, I was a huge fan of comedy and movies and TV growing up, and I was able to memorize and mimic a lot of things, not realizing that that meant I probably wanted to be an actor.

The 'Family Ties' role was the first of many gay roles that I've ended up playing. I remember that I made them laugh, and it made me feel good, 'cause it really cracked them up.

I've done literally 100, 150 different characters. Some of them have only appeared for a line or three. But the point is, every sound I can make has been harvested.

A lot of times, when I record with a group, I'll stay after class for another hour or two and go, 'Let me try a bunch of things I was thinking of, as you were doing that.'

You have to always physicalize, when you do animation recording. Otherwise, you won't get the performance right.

When you're on a series that's been cancelled, there's a little bit of a stink on you.

When you do well in a movie that's seen as really great, you're revitalized for six weeks.

Just watching Jack Lemmon made me want to get into this business.

It's not really difficult to go from one voice into the next.

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