Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman

Date Of Birth: Sep 24, 1948
Birth Place: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Date Of Death: May 28, 1998
Cause Of Death: Homicide by firearm

Popularity: 626th All Time, 924th This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

Feeling the need for a more creative outlet, Hartman joined the comedy group The Groundlings in 1975 and there helped comedian Paul Reubens develop his character Pee-wee Herman.

Hartman co-wrote the screenplay for the film Pee-wee's Big Adventure and made recurring appearances on Reubens' show Pee-wee's Playhouse.

Hartman became well-known in the late 1980s when he joined the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. He won fame for his impressions, particularly of President Bill Clinton, and stayed on the show for eight seasons.

Called "the Glue" for his ability to hold the show together and help other cast members, Hartman won a Primetime Emmy Award for his SNL work in 1989.

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Credits On BTVA: 35 Roles from 17 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 11:48 AM on Thu Nov 12 2015
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Your wife's cookies are out of this world!
said at 2:35 PM on Thu Sep 24 2015
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Happy Birthday and RIP Phil Hartman!

He had to have been of the funniest actors of all time. From his hilarious roles on shows like Saturday Night Live and NewsRadio, to being one of the funniest aspects in movies such as Jingle All The Way and Small Soldiers but its his voice work that made me such a huge fan of him.

He was gifted with such a distinct and charismatic voice that was perfect on shows like The Simpsons. He had played so many awesome great roles his best two were naturally as the washed up actor Troy McClure and the inept ambulance chasing lawyer Lionel Hutz. He was also great as some guest characters like the con artist Lyle Lanley and Tom. It's very often believed that the death of Phil Hartman was one of the many factors that began the show's downfall from grace and a part of me agrees. I also really enjoyed his performance as Paddywhack on Darkwing Duck, one of his rare and more villainous roles.

It's truly a shame that he had died such a tragic death and at such a young age, he had he not been murdered, he could have been the voice for Zapp Brannigan which is such a shame because we all know he would have rocked that role, at least Billy West performs him in a way to honour his memory and legacy.

also it was very cool that he had helped Paul Ruebens in creating Pee-Wee Herman. Seriously Phil Hartman was the man.
said at 12:04 PM on Thu Sep 24 2015
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Happy Birthday and R.I.P. Phil Hartman!

"Hi, i'm Phil Hartman, and you remembered me as Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz from the Simpsons, Jiji on the Disney Dub of Kiki's Delivery Service, and the Original voice of the Blue M&M from the M&M commercials."
said at 6:20 AM on Thu Sep 24 2015
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Happy Birthday and RIP Phil Hartman.

Such a loss to the wonderful world of entertainment. It's pretty interesting that one of his earliest roles was in SuperFriends (saw his name on the credits of one of the 1980-3 seasons). He had a natural ability for comedy, which made us love him so much. He will be missed.
said at 5:07 PM on Tue Aug 26 2014
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Now he has a Hollywood star on the walk of fame!
said at 3:50 PM on Sat Jun 7 2014
Whoever will they get to voice Blue now?
said at 8:16 PM on Thu Jul 3 2014
@Dogman15 Daran Norris can do a pretty good Phil Hartman voice.
said at 3:47 PM on Tue Sep 2 2014
@Dogman15 A man named Robb Pruitt has been doing the voice after Hartman's death.
said at 5:39 PM on Sat Nov 2 2013
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Wonderful actor as Troy McClure, Lionel Hutz & all his other Simpsons characters. RIP Phil.
said at 3:37 AM on Mon Jul 23 2012
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Originally going to be Zapp Brannigan but what a tragedy
Billy West is doing a good job with role however
Still Phil will be missed we all miss Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz
said at 7:47 PM on Tue Jun 19 2012
Congratulations to the late Phil Hartman for being chosen to be on of the inductees to the Canadian Walk of fame! Now awaiting for the Hollywood one!
said at 4:56 PM on Sat Feb 26 2011
awesome :D
said at 10:18 PM on Fri Feb 25 2011
aren't there any other phil fans out there? I seem to be the only one that has him as a favourite voice actor
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said at 11:40 PM on Fri Feb 25 2011
@ajhz I added him to my favourites too.
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Who's your favorite Phil Hartman role? *
Lionel Hutz
31.8% (7 votes)
27.3% (6 votes)
Air Conditioner
18.2% (4 votes)
Troy McClure
18.2% (4 votes)
Calaboose Cal
4.5% (1 vote)
22 Total Votes

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