Hank Azaria


Born: 25 April 1964
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York
Best known as: The voice of Apu and Chief Wiggum on TV's The Simpsons
Hank Azaria is best known for his goofy, whimsical voicing of characters on the animated TV show The Simpsons. Azaria has voiced dozens of characters since the show launched in 1989, including regulars like shop owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, bartender Moe Szyslak, and Police Chief Clancy Wiggum. He's also has supporting roles in the feature films Grosse Point Blank (1997, starring John Cusack), Mystery Men (1999, with Ben Stiller) and Along Came Polly (2004, starring Jennifer Aniston), and had his own cable TV series, Huff (2004-06). He's also been seen on Broadway, including in the Monty Python-inspired spoof Spamalot (he was the Knight of Ni and the French Taunter in the original 2005 cast) and in The Farnsworth Invention (2007, as TV pioneer David Sarnoff).
Extra credit: Azaria's first child, a son named Hal, was born in 2009 to his girlfriend, Katie Wright... Azaria was married to actress Helen Hunt from 1999-2000.

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