BIO: Hank Azaria

By Jason Matthews


Emmy Award-winner Hank Azaria provides multiple voices on FOX's animated hit series THE SIMPSONS, including Moe the bartender, Apu the Kwik-E-Mart owner, Police Chief Wiggum, Professor Frink, Dr. Nick Riviera and Comic Book Guy.

Azaria most recently starred in the NBC World War II miniseries Uprising. In 2001, he starred in America’s Sweethearts, opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julia Roberts and Billy Crystal. In 1999, Azaria co-starred in Cradle Will Rock, written and directed by Tim Robbins, Disney’s Mystery Alaska, a comedy written by David E. Kelley, and in Universal’s Mystery Men. He also starred with Jack Lemmon in the ABC telefilm Tuesdays With Morrie, earning him an Emmy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries, as well as a 1999 SAG Award nomination for Best Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries. In addition, he was seen as Professor Groteschele in the CBS live television broadcast Fail-Safe.

In 1998 Azaria starred in Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin’s Godzilla for Twentieth Century Fox and in TriStar’s Homegrown. He also portrayed Gwyneth Paltrow’s fiance in Fox’s modern-day adaptation of Great Expectations, and appeared in Woody Allen’s Celebrity.

Azaria won a Screen Actors Guild award nomination for his memorable role as Agador Spartacus, the Guatemalan houseboy, in Mike Nichols’ The Birdcage, and garnered critical praise for his portrayal of television producer Al Freedman in Robert Redford’s Academy-Award nominated Quiz Show. Other feature credits include Heat, Grosse Point Blank, Now and Then and Pretty Woman.

Azaria trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and played Hamlet in a production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at Columbia University. He continued his theater studies at Tufts University, appearing in such plays as Uncle Vanya, The Merchant of Venice and The Ballad of the Sad Café.

A native of Forest Hills, New York, Azaria resides in Los Angeles.

/ Most Popular

/ tonight Full Schedule


89.0 °
Partly Cloudy
Pressure : 1013.5 mb
Humidity : 42 %
Wind : Northeast at 6.9 MPH (6 KT)
More Weather