Person Details

Birthday: 1957-10-29 19:43:16

Aliases: Daniel Louis Castellaneta

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Chicago - Illinois - USA

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Movie Involvements: 20

TV Involvements: 6


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Daniel Louis "Dan" Castellaneta (born October 29, 1957) is an American film, theatre and television actor, comedian, voice artist, singer and television writer. Noted for his long-running role as Homer Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons, he voices many other characters on The Simpsons, including Abraham "Grampa" Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, Mayor Quimby and Hans Moleman. Born in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, Castellaneta started taking acting classes at a young age. He would listen to his father's comedy records and do impressions of the artists. After graduating from Northern Illinois University, Castellaneta joined Chicago's Second City in 1983, and performed with the troupe until 1987. He was cast in The Tracey Ullman Show, which debuted in 1987. The Tracey Ullman Show included a series of animated shorts about a dysfunctional family. Voices were needed for the shorts, so the producers decided to ask Castellaneta to voice Homer. His voice for the character started out as a loose impression of Walter Matthau, but later evolved into a more robust voice. The shorts would eventually be spun off into The Simpsons. Castellaneta has won four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for his work on the show as well as an Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in the Field of Animation in 1993. Castellaneta has co-written four episodes of The Simpsons with his wife Deb Lacusta. Castellaneta has also had roles in several other television programs, including the live-action sitcom Sibs, The Adventures of Dynamo Duck, and the animated series Darkwing Duck, Back to the Future: The Animated Series, Earthworm Jim, Aladdin and Hey Arnold!. In 1999, he appeared in the Christmas special Olive, the Other Reindeer and won an Annie Award for his portrayal of the Postman. Castellaneta has also released a comedy CD, I Am Not Homer, and wrote and stars in a one man play titled Where Did Vincent van Gogh?


Most Famous Work

Stargate SG-1
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8

Stargate SG-1

(1997) Joe Spencer
Castle
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7

Castle

(2009) Judge Markway
The Return of Jafar
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6

The Return of Jafar

(1994) Genie (voice)
Major Crimes
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7

Major Crimes

(2012) Ray Winters
The Pursuit of Happyness
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8

The Pursuit of Happyness

(2006) Alan Frakesh
Fantastic Four
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4

Fantastic Four

(2015) Mr. Kenny
Joseph: King of Dreams
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6

Joseph: King of Dreams

(2000) Auctioneer / Horse Trader (voice)
Highlander: The Series
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7

Highlander: The Series

(1992) Professor (uncredited)

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2017 Grandpa (voice)
2016 Homer Simpson
Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson (voice)
Homer Simpson
2015 Aaron Spelling
Mr. Kenny
2012 Ray Winters
Peter Oliver
2010 N/A
N/A
2009 Dr. Harvat
N/A
N/A
Derry Murbles
Gary
Judge Markway
2008 Dr. Seymour
The Robot Devil (voice)
2007 De Mille
Homer Simpson / Itchy / Barney / Abe Simpson / Stage Manager / Krusty the Clown / Mayor Quimby / Mayor's Aide / Multi-Eyed Squirrel / Panicky Man / Sideshow Mel / Mr. Teeny / EPA Official / Kissing Cop / Bear / Boy on Phone / NSA Worker / Officer / Santa's Little Helper / Squeaky-Voiced Teen (voice)
Dr. Milton Hastings
N/A
2006 Alan Frakesh
Stretch (voice)
N/A
Mr. Mysterio / Woodenleg Wally (voice)
2005 N/A
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Homer (voice)
2004 N/A
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Mr. Horner / Franklin the Frog (voice)
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Aaron Spelling
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2003 BoE Agent #2
Thing One / Thing Two (voice)
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Human Cannonball
Morty / Bank Manager
2002 N/A
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Grandpa 'Steely' Phil / Nick Vermicelli
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2001 N/A
Milt Fields
Guard #1 (voice)
2000 Auctioneer / Horse Trader (voice)
Minister (voice)
Mr. Bishop (voice)
Dave Bishop (voice)
N/A
Priest (voice)
N/A
1999 The Postman (voice)
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Neal
1998 N/A
Bumpkin
Partlow
1997 N/A
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Joe Spencer
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1996 Male fan
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Tall Customs Dog / Angel Dog #1 (voice)
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1995 Stan
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1994 The Zoo Keeper
Genie
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Slick Moeller
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Genie (voice)
N/A
1993 Gordon Johnson/Bryan Lynn
Homer Simpson
Stewart (voice)
Brad
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Narrator
1992 Professor (uncredited)
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1991 Dr. Emmett Brown (voice)
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Mr. Thickley (voice)
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1990 George Agrande
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Various Characters
1989 N/A
Grampa Simpson
Homer Simpson
Groundskeeper Willie
Sideshow Mel
Gil Gunderson
Grizzly Shawn
Man in Chair
Maitre D'
N/A
1987 N/A
1986 N/A
N/A
Brian
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Year Character Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1989 Writer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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