Person Details

Birthday: 1948-09-24 05:57:27

Death: 1998-05-28 05:57:27

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Brantford, Ontario, Canada

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Movie Involvements: 10

TV Involvements: 4


Most Famous Work

Biography

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman  (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-born American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Hartman and his family immigrated to the United States when he was ten. After graduating from California State University, Northridge with a degree in graphic arts, he designed album covers for bands like Poco and America. Feeling the need for a more creative outlet, Hartman joined the comedy group The Groundlings in 1975 and there helped comedian Paul Reubens develop his character Pee-wee Herman. Hartman co-wrote the screenplay for the film Pee-wee's Big Adventure and made recurring appearances on Reubens' show Pee-wee's Playhouse. Hartman became well-known in the late 1980s when he joined the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. He won fame for his impressions, particularly of President Bill Clinton, and stayed on the show for eight seasons. Called "the Glue" for his ability to hold the show together and help other cast members, Hartman won a Primetime Emmy Award for his SNL work in 1989. In 1995, after scrapping plans for his own variety show, he starred as Bill McNeal in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio. He also had frequent roles on The Simpsons as Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure and others, and appeared in the films Houseguest, Sgt. Bilko, Jingle All the Way, and Small Soldiers. Hartman had been divorced twice before he married Brynn (née Omdahl) in 1987; the couple had two children together. However, their marriage was fractured, due in part to Brynn's drug use. On May 28, 1998, Brynn shot and killed her husband while he slept in their Encino, Los Angeles, home, then committed suicide several hours later. In the weeks following his death, Hartman was celebrated in a wave of tributes. Dan Snierson of Entertainment Weekly opined that Hartman was "the last person you'd expect to read about in lurid headlines in your morning paper...a decidedly regular guy, beloved by everyone he worked with". Description above from the Wikipedia article Phil Hartman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Most Famous Work

Tom & Jerry Kids Show
Average
6

Tom & Jerry Kids Show

(1990) Calaboose Cal
Kiki's Delivery Service
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8

Kiki's Delivery Service

(1998) Jiji (English Disney Version)
The Pagemaster
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6

The Pagemaster

(1994) Tom Morgan (voice)
Dennis the Menace
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5

Dennis the Menace

(1986) George Wilson
The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries
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6

The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries

(1984) Igor (voice)
Daybreak
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5

Daybreak

(1993) Man in Abstinence Commercial
The Last Days of Phil Hartman
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6
Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night
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7

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 Starring
2010 Various (archive footage)
2003 Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)
2000 N/A
1999 N/A
N/A
1998 Chauncey
Phil Fimple
Himself / Various Characters
1997 The President
1996 Ted Maltin
N/A
Major Colin Thorn
1995 N/A
N/A
Announcer
Bill McNeal
Gary Young
1994 The Salesman
Himself / Host
Tom Morgan (voice)
Frank
N/A
1993 Hollyberry
Ranger John 'Vicky' Johnson
Marlax
Man in Abstinence Commercial
Virgil Robinson
Comic Cop
1992 N/A
1991 N/A
1990 N/A
N/A
N/A
Calaboose Cal
Hal Edison
1989 N/A
Himself
Jiji (English Dub)
Bennedict, SAT Coach
Bly Manager
1987 Baseball Announcer (segment "Murray in Videoland")
N/A
Air Conditioner / Hanging Lamp (voice)
Dink (voice) (uncredited)
Ted Davis
1986 Sam
Fred, 1st National Bank
N/A
Jean-Michel
1985 George Wilson
N/A
N/A
Reporter
1984 N/A
Igor (voice)
N/A
Joe Chicago
1982 Reporter
1981 Kap'n Karl
1980 N/A
Narrator (voice)
Chick Hazard - Private Eye
Man at Airport with Gun
N/A
1978 TV Prop Man
1975 Church Lady Announcer
Himself - Various Characters
Various (archive footage)
1962 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Writing


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