Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Fierstein

Highest Rated: 100% Superstar in a Housedress (2004)

Lowest Rated: 0% Mulan II (2003)

Birthday: Jun 6, 1952

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

A graduate of the Pratt Institute, actor/playwright Harvey Fierstein made his off-Broadway debut in something called Pork. Outspokenly homosexual, Fierstein has successfully smashed previous "gay" stereotypes with his deep, ratchety voice and his engaging "You got a problem with that?" belligerence. In 1982, Fierstein wrote and starred in the stage play Torch Song Trilogy, a bittersweet three-part comedy concerning the homosexual experience in the AIDS era; the play won two Tony Awards and became one of the longest-running Broadway productions in history, toting up 1,222 performances. Fierstein repeated his stage characterization of Arnold Beckoff for the heavily rewritten and severely shortened 1988 movie version of Torch Song Trilogy. The actor's crossover performances in mainstream roles have often been quite successful, notably his appearance as the likable cosmetician brother of Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993). In 1994, Fierstein co-starred in the short-lived TV series Daddies' Girls, unfortunately lapsing into some of the clichéd gay mannerisms which he had so successfully avoided in his previous work. He was part of the ensemble in Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway, and had a part in the smash sci-fi action spectacle Independence Day. He went on to be in the drubbed Death to Smoochy, Duplex, and a series of animated projects that include Mulan II and Foodfight!

Highest Rated Movies



98% Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles Actor 2019
76% Hairspray Live! Screenwriter Actor 2016
No Score Yet Animal Crackers Esmerelda 2016
91% The Wiz Live! Screenwriter 2015
No Score Yet Foodfight! Fat Cat Burglar 2012
89% ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway Actor 2007
No Score Yet Farce of the Penguins Sheila 2007
No Score Yet The Year Without a Santa Claus Heat Miser 2006
No Score Yet Great Performances Actor 2005
100% Superstar in a Housedress Actor 2004
No Score Yet Happy to Be Nappy and Other Stories of Me Actor 2004
No Score Yet Broadway: The American Musical Actor 2004
35% Duplex Kenneth 2003
0% Mulan II Yao 2003
42% Death to Smoochy Merv Green $8.4M 2002
No Score Yet Common Ground Don Screenwriter 2000
64% Playing Mona Lisa Bennett 2000
No Score Yet Double Platinum Gary 1999
No Score Yet Jump Actor 1999
57% Safe Men Good Stuff Leo 1998
86% Mulan Yao 1998
26% Kull the Conqueror Juba 1997
No Score Yet Stories from My Childhood Actor 1996
25% Everything Relative The Moyle 1996
65% Independence Day Marty Gilbert 1996
96% The Celluloid Closet Interviewee 1996
No Score Yet Elmo Saves Christmas Easter Bunny 1996
14% Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde Yves 1995
97% Bullets Over Broadway Sid Loomis 1994
72% Mrs. Doubtfire Frank 1993
No Score Yet The Harvest Bob 1993
74% Torch Song Trilogy Arnold Arnold Beckoff Screenwriter Producer Executive Producer 1988
No Score Yet Tidy Endings Arthur Screenwriter 1988
No Score Yet Apology (Apology for Murder) Derelict 1986
95% The Times of Harvey Milk Narrator 1984
13% Garbo Talks Bernie Whitlock 1984


88% The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
The Gourmand 2019
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
Appearing 2013
94% The Good Wife
Judge Francis Flamm 2011
81% Nurse Jackie
John Decker 2010
71% Family Guy
Voice 2008
No Score Yet Great Performances
Host 2005
No Score Yet Sesame Street
Guest 2004
No Score Yet Ellen
100% The Larry Sanders Show
No Score Yet Cheers
Guest Mark Newberger 1992
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Stan Hatter 1992
85% The Simpsons
Voice 1990
No Score Yet Miami Vice
Benedict 1986
No Score Yet Daddy's Girls
Dennis Dumont


Fat Cat Burglar says: I'm gonna kill you!

Mulan says: Okay. Any questions?

Yao says: Does this dress make me look fat?

Mulan says: Okay. Any questions?

Yao says: Does this dress make me look fat? [he is slapped] Ow!

Chi Fu says: (singing) "I've a girl back home who's unlike any other..."

Chi Fu says: [singing] I've a girl back home who's unlike any other...

Yao says: "Yeah, the only girl who'd love him is his mother"

Yao says: Yeah, the only girl who'd love him is his mother.

Arnold Beckoff says: Try as I may...I just can't walk in flats!

Arnold Beckoff says: Try as I may... I just can't walk in flats!

Yao says: I'll get that arrow pretty boy, and I'll do it my shirt on.

Shang says: Whoa, one moment. You seemed to be missing something. This represents discipline. And this represents strength. You need both to reach the arrow.