Hank Azaria

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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

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
53% 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
No Score Yet Special Thanks to Roy London Actor 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

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

98% Brockmire
2017
Executive Producer Jim Brockmire
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 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
  • 2017
  • 2014
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
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 Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Top Chef Masters
2009-2013
Judge
  • 2010
  • 2009
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Voice
  • 2008
67% Huff
2006
Dr. Craig `Huff' Huffstodt Producer
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Unscripted
2005
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2005
  • 2001
95% Futurama
1999-2013
Voice
  • 2001
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Nat
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 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
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice

QUOTES FROM Hank Azaria CHARACTERS

Hackus
Pick Me! Pick Me
Gargamel
Moron
Gargamel
Moron.
Hackus
Ohhhh yay
Hackus
Oh yay.
Gargamel
Bring Me Smurfette
Gargamel
Bring me Smurfette.
Vexy
I'll do it
Vexy
I'll do it.
Gargamel
Azrael? Are you DEAD?!
Gargamel
Your milking it, don't milk it.
Michael Kelly
Steve, I have to ask you this: did you ever cook a piece when *I* was your boss? Did you ever lie to me? The story about the mini bottles, was that true?
Russ Cargill
I was tricked by an Idiot?!!
Russ Cargill
I was tricked by an Idiot?
Cletus
Hey, I know how you feel. I was beat in tic tac toe by a chicken
Cletus
Hey, I know how you feel. I was beat in tic tac toe by a chicken.
Agador
I don't wear shoes they make me fall down.
Moe
The top of his head's still showin'! CLAW AT IT!
Agador
Good evening May I take your purse as usual, or for the first time?
Sergeant O'Neal
Alright, Nick, listen to me, you guys have got to lure him out into the open so we can get a clear shot at him, over.
Victor (Animal) Palotti
Ah, no problem there! Do you want us to wash him up for ya' too?
Audrey Timmonds
Aren't there rats down here?
Victor (Animal) Palotti
I'm more worried about big,ugly lizards.
Victor (Animal) Palotti
I'm more worried about big, ugly lizards.
Mr. Furious
[talking about Carmine the Bowler] Seems there was a little controversy there regarding your father's death.
The Bowler
Yes, the police said he fell down an elevator shaft. Onto some bullets.
Blue Raja
You know, I've always suspected a bit of foul play there.
The Bowler
As have I.
Senator Keeley
I don't really drink.
Agador
Yeah, well now's the time to pretend.
Lovelace
"As I was learning the alien speak. Sven had a higher truth to seek."
Lovelace
As I was learning the alien speak. Sven had a higher truth to seek.
The Mighty Sven
"What smells so gosh darn goodie."
The Mighty Sven
What smells so gosh darn goodie.
The Mighty Sven
"In my homeland, we have many brave warriors named Erick.''
The Mighty Sven
In my homeland, we have many brave warriors named Erick.
Alan Marciano
Why'd I get mixed up with that bitch?
Vincent Hanna
Because she's got a...GREAT ASS!
The Mighty Sven
"On that day I, Sven, promised to use my powers only for goodie!"
The Mighty Sven
On that day I, Sven, promised to use my powers only for goodie!
Claude
so tell me true r u guys for scuba
Claude
So, tell me true. Are you guys for scuba?
The Mighty Sven
If you want it, you must will it. If you will it, it will be yours.
Chief Wiggum
Well... they're China's problem now.
Victor (Animal) Palotti
Where did you find this guy?
Dr. Niko Tatopoulos
He's from France!
Bumblebee Man
AYAYAY! UN BURRO AMOROSO!
Bumblebee Man
Ayayay! Un burro amoroso!
Homer
I would but I'm affraid of opening the door and killing you too.
Homer
I would, but I'm afraid if I open the door, they'll take all of you!
Carl
No we only wanna kill Homer.
Carl
No we won't. We just want Homer!
Homer
Alright but they would kill Granpa....
Homer
Well, maybe not you, but they'll kill Grandpa!
Grampa
I'm at their side.
Grampa
I'm part of the mob!
Gargamel
Azrael... are you dead?
Gargamel
Are you dead?
Marge
EPA, what could that be?
Comic Book Guy
I believe it was the sound the green alntern made when sinestro threw him into a vat of acid. EEEEEPPPAA!
Comic Book Guy
I believe it was the sound the green Alntern made when Sinestro threw him into a vat of acid. EEEEEPPPAA!
Marge
Yeah, thanks for coming over.
Comic Book Guy
Thanks for giving me your pregnancy pads. (Strechs pads over huge gut) Never known comfort like this. (Lets go and pad slaps against his stomach makig it jiggle)
Comic Book Guy
Thanks for giving me your pregnancy pads. [Strechs pads over huge gut] Never known comfort like this. [Let's go and pad slaps against his stomach makig it jiggle]
Moe
Ok, I'm gotta turn the lights off. When they come back on, I want all my booze back the way it was!