BIO: Dan Castellaneta

By Jason Matthews

 

Emmy Award-winner Dan Castellaneta is the voice of Homer Simpson…as well as Krusty the Clown, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Mayor Quimby, Groundskeeper Willie and a multitude of others on the historic FOX series THE SIMPSONS.

A former cast member of The Tracey Ullman Show and Sibs, Castellaneta has also made numerous guest appearances on television shows including Mad About You, LA Law, NYPD Blue, Wings, Murphy Brown, Friends, Cybill, The Drew Carey Show, Alf, Love & War, The George Carlin Show, and Married With Children. His telelvision films include the Emmy Award-winning Hand in the Glove.

His feature film work includes My Giant, Space Jam, Forget Paris, The Client, War of the Roses, K9, Say Anything, Nothing in Common, and Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor for Showtime. Voice-over work includes the voices of Genie in the successful animated television series Aladdin and the sequel Return of Jaffar.

Most recently, Castellaneta performed off-Broadway in The Alchemist with The Classic Stage Company. He also performed his one-man show Where Did Vincent Van Gogh? in Los Angeles and the Aspen Comedy Festival. Early in his career he performed with the famous Chicago improvisation/comedy group Second City.

A native of Chicago, Castellaneta resides in Los Angeles.

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