Hank Azaria

Highest Rated: 100% Uprising (2001)
Lowest Rated: 14% The Smurfs 2 (2013)
Birthday: Apr 25, 1964
Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA
Rubber-faced comic actor and vocal artist extraordinaire Hank Azaria initially plied his trade on the stand-up circuit, then subsequently landed stage appearances and tackled bit parts on television. Azaria scored his breakthrough in 1989 when he began providing a multitude of voices for the Fox network's groundbreaking animated series The Simpsons, an assignment that imparted the performer with an enviable degree of cult stardom. In 1991, Azaria nabbed a major role in the Fox live-action sitcom Herman's Head, which ran until 1994 and gave audiences a glimpse of the man responsible for the vocal intonations of some of the most famous characters to ever corrupt an animator's storyboard.A native of Queens, NY, where he was born into a family of Sephardic Jews on April 25, 1964, Azaria commenced film roles in the late 1980s, coincident with his Simpsons stardom. Work on that program (which, after graduating from a series of crude sketches on The Tracey Ullmann Show to its own animated sitcom, quickly shot up to qualify as the Fox network's most popular enterprise) easily outstripped Azaria's screen work in popularity and visibility for many years. Recurring parts included Indian convenience store owner Apu, quack doctor Nick Riviera, dim-witted bartender Moe, and the idiotic, pig-nosed Springfield Chief of Police, Clancy Wiggum. Though his Simpsons work continued unabated over the years, beginning in the mid-1990s Azaria branched out somewhat, placing a heavier emphasis on live-action portrayals. Even in that venue, however, his work tonally mirrored his animated contributions; he specialized in adroitly handling goofy, over-the-top character parts, often with an ethnic bent. The performer attained visibility and memorability, for example, as the klutzy and scantily-dressed gay houseboy Agador in The Birdcage (1995), Hector, a goofy Hispanic paramour with a permanent effeminate lisp, in Joe Roth's underrated showbiz comedy America's Sweethearts (2001), and Claude, a Gallic beach bum with no qualms about taking off with other men's wives, in John Hamburg's gross-out romantic comedy Along Came Polly (2004).Azaria has also departed from the boundaries of screen comedy from time to time, doing memorable work across genre lines in such films as Great Expectations (1998) (which cast him as Gwyneth Paltrow's lackluster fiancé), Mystery Men (1999) (as the superhero Blue Raja), and Tim Robbins' Cradle Will Rock (1999), a historical drama about art and politics in 1930s New York that cast Azaria as leftist playwright Marc Blitzstein. In 2005, Azaria presided as one of the many off-color monologuists in Penn Jillette's stand-up comedy showcase film The Aristocrats; the performer subsequently provided at least seventeen voices (including his usual series roles) for The Simpsons Movie (2007) and voiced both Abbie Hoffmann and Allen Ginsberg in the animated sequences of Brett Morgen's offbeat documentary Chicago 10 (2007).He appeared in the pre-historic comedy Year One, and provided several voices in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. He played an ethically challenged doctor in Love and Other Drugs, and portrayed Gargamel, the bad guy in the big-screen hit The Smurfs. He was in family film Hop, and lent his prodigious vocal talents to Happy Feet Two. In 2012 he acted in the biopic Lovelace.In July 1999, Azaria married actress Helen Hunt, with whom he co-starred in several episodes of the sitcom Mad About You. The two divorced within eighteen months.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
74% The Wizard of Lies Frank DiPascali 2017
89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) Srul Katz $3.9M 2017
54% Lovelace Gerry Damiano $0.4M 2013
14% The Smurfs 2 Gargamel $71.1M 2013
No Score Yet The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol Actor 2013
45% Happy Feet Two The Mighty Sven $64M 2011
22% The Smurfs Elway $142.7M 2011
25% Hop Carlos/Phil $108.1M 2011
No Score Yet Immigrants (L.A. Dolce Vita) Actor 2011
48% Love and Other Drugs Dr. Stan Knight $33.3M 2010
No Score Yet The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3D! On Ice! Actor 2010
15% Year One Abraham $43.4M 2009
45% Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian Kahmunrah Abe Lincoln/The Thinker $177.2M 2009
No Score Yet Immigrants Joska 2008
80% Chicago 10 Abbie Hoffman 2008
46% Run Fatboy Run Whit $6M 2007
88% The Simpsons Movie Sea Captain $183.2M 2007
76% Happy Feet Actor $197.9M 2006
79% The Aristocrats Actor $6.2M 2005
32% Eulogy Daniel Collins $42.3K 2004
70% Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story Young Patches O'Houlihan $114.2M 2004
26% Along Came Polly Claude $87.9M 2004
91% Shattered Glass Michael Kelly $2.2M 2003
42% Death to Smoochy Actor $8.4M 2002
14% Bark! Sam 2002
100% Uprising Mordechai Anielewicz 2001
32% America's Sweethearts Hector $93.1M 2001
No Score Yet 'The Simpsons': America's First Family Actor 2000
100% Fail Safe Professor Groeteschele 2000
64% Cradle Will Rock Marc Blitzstein 1999
71% Tuesdays With Morrie Mitch Albom 1999
No Score Yet Bartok the Magnificent Producer Bartok 1999
38% Mystery, Alaska Charles Danner 1999
60% Mystery Men The Blue Raja (Jeff) 1999
41% Celebrity David 1998
16% Godzilla Animal 1998
37% Great Expectations Walter Plane 1998
44% Homegrown Carter 1998
85% Anastasia Bartok 1997
80% Grosse Pointe Blank Steven Lardner 1997
79% The Birdcage Agador 1996
86% Heat Marciano 1995
28% Now and Then Bud Kent 1995
96% Quiz Show Albert Freedman 1994
62% Pretty Woman Detective 1990
No Score Yet The Simpsons: Family Therapy Actor 1989
No Score Yet Cool Blue Buzz 1988
No Score Yet Frank Nitti: The Enforcer Actor 1988

TV

CREDIT
98% Brockmire
2017
Jim Brockmire Executive Producer
  • 2019
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  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2019
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  • 2014
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2019
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  • 2012
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  • 1989
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
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No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011-2017
Guest
  • 2016
39% Bordertown
2016
Voice
  • 2016
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
Panelist
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2014
72% Ray Donovan
2013
James Cochran
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Free Agents (UK)
2011
Alex
  • 2011
No Score Yet Top Chef Masters
2009-2013
Judge
  • 2010
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Voice
  • 2008
No Score Yet Huff
2006
Dr. Craig `Huff' Huffstodt Producer
  • 2006
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No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2005
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95% Futurama
1999
Voice
  • 2001
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Nat
  • 1999
  • 1998
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  • 1995
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Herman's Head
1991-1994
Jay Nichols
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Policeman Jerry
  • 1990
No Score Yet Growing Pains
1985-1992
Steve
  • 1989

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