Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

Date Of Birth: Oct 29, 1957
Birth Place: Chicago Illinois, USA

Popularity: 175th All Time, 225th This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

  • Is strictly a vegan and doesn't drink alcohol.  
  • Practices tai-chi. 
  • At first for the voice of Homer Simpson, Dan tried to imitate Walter Matthau, but he had trouble with certain emotional registers and intonations with the voice, so he slightly changed the present voice of Homer beginning at the beginning of the second season of The Simpsons
  • His voice characterization of Krusty the Clown on The Simpsons was based on Chicago television legend Bob Bell who portrayed WGN-TV's Bozo from 1960-1984. 
  • In 2002, his trademark phrase "d'oh" from The Simpsons was considered valid, and added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

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THE VOICES OF Dan Castellaneta

Credits On BTVA: 304 Roles from 86 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

  • ALL
  • SHOWS
    (46)
  • MOVIES
    (13)
  • GAMES
    (20)
  • RIDES
    (1)
  • ADS
    (5)
  • NARRATION
    (1)

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SuperMichaelMan123
said at 8:53 PM on Sat Oct 29 2016
Happy 58th birthday Dan Castellaneta!
GreenGoblin75
said at 7:44 PM on Sat Oct 29 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday Dan Castellaneta!!!

He rocks as Homer Simpson & the Ventriloquist & Scarface!!!

I think it's a shame that casting directors don't use him outside of The Simpsons anymore. He has a ton of range.
Ezmanify
said at 4:41 PM on Sat Oct 29 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday to one of the stars on America's longest-running animated TV series, providing the voices of Grandpa Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, Barney Gumble, Sideshow Mel, Itchy, and of course, the man himself, Homer Simpson!!! :)
tmnisaac
said at 7:16 AM on Sat Oct 29 2016
Happy Birthday Dan Castellaneta!
Autovolt
said at 5:20 AM on Sat Oct 29 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
"YABBA DABBA DOO!"

"Simpson, Homer Simpson!"

"He's the greatest guy in history!"

"From the town of Springfield!

He's about to hit a chestnut tree!"
CelestialOuroboros
said at 5:15 AM on Sat Oct 29 2016
Eat cow! Happy Birthday, Dan Castellaneta! I'll always remember him for Homer Simpson alongside the other numerous roles that he tackled on The Simpsons such as Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, Abraham Simpson, and Barney Gumble. That said, my favorite roles of Castellaneta's outside of that animated sitcom include Earthworm Jim, Genie, The Postman, Earl, Grandpa Phil, Robot Devil, Ventriloquist and Scarface/Arnold Wesker, and Jonathan.
GreenGoblin75
said at 4:32 PM on Fri Oct 21 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Happy 300 Roles Homer Simpson!!!
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 7:08 AM on Wed Oct 19 2016
Reading this guy's name at the top of today's list, I nearly had a heart attack.Usually, when a VA's at the top of "most viewed", it's usually because they just died. So yeah.
SpongeBat1
said at 8:23 AM on Wed Oct 19 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed I have a heart attack pretty much every time an older VA gets updated. This year especially.
CelestialOuroboros
said at 2:52 AM on Tue Oct 18 2016
 1 Shout Out!
LOOK HOW LOUD I HAVE TO YELL!
Anthonyiscool64
said at 5:57 PM on Mon Dec 7 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
D'OH!!!!!!
CuriousUserX90
said at 10:01 PM on Thu Oct 29 2015
Happy 58th Birthday to a Man who voiced quite a Number of Hilarious Yellow Characters in The Simpsons. I wish him luck with Genie as well, which he may now be forever now that Robin Williams has passed away.
Autovolt
said at 3:04 PM on Thu Oct 29 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday Dan Castellaneta!

His work on The Simpsons is just phenomenal, he gets to demonstrate and show off his vocal range by playing at least 33% of the male cast of Springfield and all of his voices are memorable and distinct.

It's obvious that his all time best role is Homer Jay Simpson, I don't think any other voice actor could have made Homer such a hilarious and endearing characters of all time, even with how much the later seasons have went downhill I never feel Dan half-asses his vocal performances. Not only is he excellent as Homer Simpson but he's also fantastic as Grampa Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Barney Gumble, Groundskeeper Willie, Mayor Quimby, Sideshow Mel, Itchy, Mr. Teeny, Hans Moleman, Gil, Arnie Pie, Rich Texan, Kodos, Blue Haired Lawyer, The Yes Guy and so much more.

I also loved his performances in others shows such as The Robot Devil, Grandpa Phil, Megavolt, Earl, Doc Brown, Dunkirque, Martian Sage, The Postman, The Ventriloquist and yes even The Genie too.

It's a shame that he hasn't voiced in as much other cartoons as of late but considering how much he makes on The Simpsons alone, can't say I blame him.
Autovolt
said at 5:20 AM on Sat Oct 29 2016
I'm really thrilled that he will be returning as Grandpa Phil for the Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie.

Phil is still my favourite non Simpsons character Dan has voiced, though The Robot Devil and Megavolt are really close seconds/third. So having him reprise a role that isn't a Simpsons role is really exciting.

Maybe he'll start doing some other voice work again. After this...I can only hope. Though this reprisal is most likely it's out of courtesy. Still I'm just happy that's he's reprising.

Happy Birthday Dan Castellaneta!
dcmarvelanime
said at 1:55 PM on Thu Oct 29 2015
Happy B-day Mr. Simpson!!
tmnisaac
said at 1:32 PM on Thu Oct 29 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Santa's Little Helper, Krusty the Clown, Barney Gumble, Groundskeeper Willie, Jeremy Freedman aka The Squeaky Voiced Teen, Kodos, Hans Moleman, Sideshow Mel, Itchy the Mouse, Mayor Quimby, The Blue Haired Lawyer, Megavolt, Dracula from Animaniacs, Earthworm Jim and Evil Jim from the Earthworm Jim Cartoon, Grandpa Phil, Robot Devil, and Ventriloquist and Scarface from The Batman.
Ghosty404
said at 6:48 AM on Thu Oct 29 2015
I PARACHUTED DOWN INTO THE TAJ MAHAL
MegaMike1990
said at 6:10 AM on Thu Oct 29 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday, Dan Castellaneta!!!

Loved his roles as Homer Simpson, Grandpa Phil, Genie, and Robot Devil a whole lot. :-)
HK-47 master
said at 9:40 PM on Sat Jul 11 2015
I was surprised to see him on the first episode of Castle.
Ross123
said at 11:19 AM on Thu Oct 30 2014
Happy late birthday Dan. Keep on voicing Simpsons characters til the show ends.
SpongeBat1
said at 8:37 PM on Wed Oct 29 2014
Happy birthday Homer!
Jozef Ramirez Carril
said at 6:11 PM on Wed Oct 29 2014
Happy Birthday Mr. Castellaneta! Your the best! GOD bless you!
MegaMike1990
said at 1:18 PM on Wed Jul 23 2014
Has anyone else besides me seen the pilot episode of Dads, which aired on Fox, last year? Dan Castellaneta was in the beginning of that episode (as a voice over guy of course)
Ross123
said at 11:23 AM on Mon Oct 14 2013
Big Simpsons fan so I love Homer. Also he does a good impression of Robin Williams when voicing the Genie.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Dan Castellaneta role? *
Homer Simpson
68.8% (44 votes)
Robot Devil
7.8% (5 votes)
Megavolt / Elmo Sputterspark
6.3% (4 votes)
Grandpa Phil
3.1% (2 votes)
Earthworm Jim
3.1% (2 votes)
Genie
3.1% (2 votes)
Barney Gumble
1.6% (1 vote)
Krusty the Clown
1.6% (1 vote)
Earl
1.6% (1 vote)
Ventriloquist and Scarface / Arnold Wesker
1.6% (1 vote)
Abraham Simpson
1.6% (1 vote)
64 Total Votes
VOICE COMPARES
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Genie
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Ventriloquist and Scarface
Ventriloquist and Scarface
Robot Devil
Robot Devil