Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman

Highest Rated: 98% Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

Lowest Rated: 14% Houseguest (1995)

Birthday: Sep 24, 1948

Birthplace: Brantford, Ontario, Canada

As a comedic character actor virtually without peer, Phil Hartman was revered for his talents as an artist, actor, vocal performer and teacher, while serving as something of a surrogate parent to a wide swath of comedians who were lucky enough to work alongside him. Hartman received national attention for his eight-year stint on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), where he became famous for over-the-top characters like the Anal Retentive Chef and Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer, as well as his impersonations of Frank Sinatra, Ed McMahon and Bill Clinton; the latter widely considered to be his best. After being labeled "the glue" that held together the cast that brought the show back into prominence in the late 1980s into the next decade, he left in 1994 to star on the hit sitcom, "NewsRadio" (NBC, 1995-99), on which he played a pompous and egocentric news radio host to great comedic effect, as well as continuing to contribute his unique voice to "The Simpson" (Fox, 1989- ), most famously as washed-up infomercial actor Troy McClure. He worked in film and TV for almost two decades, and often mused on his unique celebrity as a household name but not yet a star. Nevertheless, he was grateful for his successes and confident that the right role would one day come. Tragically, Hartman was killed in a murder-suicide committed by his wife in 1998, a heinous act that was widely and genuinely mourned throughout Hollywood and beyond.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 74% Saturday Night Live - Game Show Parodies Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 67% Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night Chauncey (Voice) - 1998
48% 45% Small Soldiers Phil Fimple (Character) $55.1M 1998
No Score Yet 60% The Second Civil War The President (Character) - 1997
15% 38% Jingle All the Way Ted Maltin (Character) $60.6M 1996
31% 47% Sgt. Bilko Maj. Colin Thorn (Character) $30.1M 1996
14% 55% Houseguest Gary Young (Character) $26.3M 1995
No Score Yet 17% The Crazysitter The Salesman (Character) - 1995
32% 47% Greedy Frank (Character) $12.4M 1994
57% 62% CB4 Virgil Robinson (Character) $17.6M 1993
23% 49% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Comic Cop (Character) $28M 1993
37% 54% Fletch Lives Bly Manager (Character) $32.9M 1989
98% 88% Kiki's Delivery Service Jiji (Voice) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dennis the Menace: Dennis the Movie Star George Wilson (Voice) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Picnic Director - 1987
59% 57% Amazon Women on the Moon Baseball Announcer (Character) $388.2K 1987
21% 42% Blind Date Ted Davis (Character) $37.5M 1987
77% 81% The Brave Little Toaster Air Conditioner / Hanging Lamp (Voice) - 1987
29% 58% Jumpin' Jack Flash Fred (Character) $24.5M 1986
No Score Yet 18% Last Resort Jean-Michel (Character) - 1986
87% 79% Pee-wee's Big Adventure Screenwriter $40.9M 1985
No Score Yet 47% Pandemonium Reporter (Character) - 1982

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1999
95% No Score Yet NewsRadio Bill McNeal (Character) 1995-1998
85% 77% The Simpsons Man in Radio Commercial / Mobster / Troy McClure (Guest Voice) 1991-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character),
Host
1996 1986-1994
80% No Score Yet The Dana Carvey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet 3rd Rock From the Sun Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The John Larroquette Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 98% The Ren & Stimpy Show Announcer (Guest Voice) 1995
83% 90% The Critic Unknown (Guest Voice) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tom & Jerry Kids Unknown (Voice) 1990-1993
No Score Yet 90% Darkwing Duck Unknown (Guest Voice) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pee-wee's Playhouse Captain Carl (Character) 1986-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dennis the Menace Unknown (Voice) 1988 1986
No Score Yet 96% DuckTales Captain Frye (Guest Voice) 1987

QUOTES FROM Phil Hartman CHARACTERS

Jiji says: Look, Kiki! It's me! [pointing to a mug with a black cat like him painted on it]

Frank says: "I didn't like the Beatles, and I don't like you!"

Frank says: I didn't like the Beatles, and I don't like you!

Maj. Thorn says: If any of this is frightening, you can hold on to me.

Rita Robbins says: They're dancing Raisinets.

Maj. Thorn says: And you don't find that frightening?

Toaster says: What are you laughing of?

Air Conditioner says: Nothing at all.

Lampy says: I think he was laughing of us.

Air Conditioner says: You know, you're a bright little lamp.

Lampy says: Hey, thanks... [oticing Toaster's angry look]... hey!

Kirby says: Why won't you just shut off?

Air Conditioner says: Hey, I'm really scared now, Kirby. What are you going to do? Suck me to death?

Jiji says: I'm going to put my paws together and pray that you're not serious!

Jiji says: You'd think they'd never seen a girl and a cat on a broom before.