Date of Birth: 23 December 1943
Harry Shearer biography:
His middle name is Julius, which is also the first name of Dr Hibbert, a character for which he does the voice on "The Simpsons" (1989). Appeared in This Is Spinal Tap (1984) before being cast on "The Simpsons" (1989). In the episode "The Otto Show," Bart and Milhouse go to a Spinal Tap concert. Shearer, as well as Michael McKean and Christopher Guest, all reprised their roles. This marked the only time on the show that a cast member reprised a film role for the series and makes Shearer the only regular cast member to have done so. Is the voice of the announcer for between-show trivia tidbits and network commercials on TV Land. At 21 characters, he has the widest range of roles on "The Simpsons" (1989), including the maniacal Mr. Burns, local celebrity news anchor Kent Brockman and the Springfield God Squad Reverend Lovejoy and Ned Flanders. One of three voice artists on "The Simpsons" (1989) to guest star on the show "Friends" (1994). The other two are Dan Castellaneta and Hank Azaria. Although he was the second actor to voice Mr. Burns on "The Simpsons" (1989), he was the first to utter the line "Smithers . . . release the hounds.". The only primary member of the cast of "The Simpsons" (1989) not to have won an Emmy Award for his work on the show. He's the only one of the six principal voice actors on "The Simpsons" (1989) not to have done a DVD commentary for the series. Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Volume 171, pages 373-377. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Cengage Learning, 2008.