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Phil Hartman

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman  (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-born American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Hartman and his family immigrated to the United States when he was ten. After graduating from California State University, Northridge with a degree in graphic arts, he designed album covers for bands like Poco and America. 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. In 1995, after scrapping plans for his own variety show, he starred as Bill McNeal in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio. He also had frequent roles on The Simpsons as Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure and others, and appeared in the films Houseguest, Sgt. Bilko, Jingle All the Way, and Small Soldiers. Hartman had been divorced twice before he married Brynn (née Omdahl) in 1987; the couple had two children together. However, their marriage was fractured, due in part to Brynn's drug use. On May 28, 1998, Brynn shot and killed her husband while he slept in their Encino, Los Angeles, home, then committed suicide several hours later. In the weeks following his death, Hartman was celebrated in a wave of tributes. Dan Snierson of Entertainment Weekly opined that Hartman was "the last person you'd expect to read about in lurid headlines in your morning paper...a decidedly regular guy, beloved by everyone he worked with". Description above from the Wikipedia article Phil Hartman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Born:
Sep 24, 1948 In Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
55
First Appeared:
In the series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1962-10-01
Latest Project:
Series The Pee-wee Herman Show 2017
Known For
Poster of The Pee-wee Herman Show
Poster of The Making of Dr. Seuss' 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!'
Poster of The Simpsons
Poster of Skateboard Madness
Filmography

The Pee-wee Herman Show (2018)

Comedy
Series
as Kap'n Karl/Monsieur LeCroc

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (2003)

Comedy
Movie
as Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)
8.3 7 votes

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey (1999)

TV Movie Comedy
Movie
3.8 2 votes

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (1998)

Comedy
Movie
as Himself / Various Characters
7.7 3 votes

Small Soldiers (1998)

Comedy Adventure Fantasy Science Fiction Action
Movie
as Phil Fimple
6.2 360 votes

Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night (1998)

Animation Family
Movie
as Chauncey

The Second Civil War (1997)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as The President
5 2 votes

Sgt. Bilko (1996)

Comedy Family
Movie
as Major Colin Thorn
5.4 69 votes

Jingle All the Way (1996)

Family Comedy
Movie
as Ted Maltin
5.5 428 votes

NewsRadio (1995)

Comedy
Series
as Bill McNeal
7.2 28 votes

Houseguest (1995)

Comedy Family
Movie
as Gary Young
6.4 12 votes

Stuart Saves His Family (1995)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Announcer
5.4 5 votes

Night Stand with Dick Dietrick (1995)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Greedy (1994)

Comedy
Movie
as Frank
5.6 41 votes

The Pagemaster (1994)

Fantasy Science Fiction Family Animation
Movie
as Tom Morgan (voice)
6.3 118 votes

The Critic (1994)

Animation Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.6 13 votes

The Making of Dr. Seuss' 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' (1994)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself / Host

The Crazysitter (1994)

Comedy Family
Movie
as The Salesman
5 1 votes

Coneheads (1993)

Comedy Science Fiction Family
Movie
as Marlax
4.8 175 votes

CB4 (1993)

Music Comedy
Movie
as Virgil Robinson
6.1 32 votes

So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)

Comedy Crime Romance
Movie
as Ranger John 'Vicky' Johnson - Alcatraz Guide
6.2 107 votes

The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991)

Animation Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.4 42 votes

Darkwing Duck (1991)

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Family
Series
as Unknown
7.2 24 votes

The Tom & Jerry Kids Show (1990)

Animation
Series
as Calaboose Cal
6.8 5 votes

Gravedale High (1990)

Comedy Animation Family
Series

Quick Change (1990)

Comedy Crime
Movie
as Hal Edison
6.3 49 votes

Tiny Toon Adventures (1990)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.3 24 votes

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (1990)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.5 2 votes

DuckTales (1989)

Family Animation Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.5 61 votes

Fletch Lives (1989)

Comedy Crime Mystery
Movie
as Bly Manager
5.9 81 votes

How I Got Into College (1989)

Comedy Romance Family
Movie
as Bennedict, SAT Coach
5.4 9 votes

The Simpsons (1989)

Animation Comedy Family
Series
as Troy McClure
7.2 705 votes

Spaceballs (1987)

Comedy Science Fiction
Movie
as Dink (voice) (uncredited)
6.6 678 votes

Blind Date (1987)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Ted Davis
5.6 88 votes

The Brave Little Toaster (1987)

Fantasy Adventure Animation Comedy Family Music
Movie
as Air Conditioner / Hanging Lamp (voice)
6.7 73 votes

Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

Comedy Science Fiction
Movie
as Baseball Announcer (segment "Murray in Videoland")
6 29 votes

Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986)

Kids Comedy
Series
8 8 votes

Dennis the Menace (1986)

Kids Animation
Series
as George Wilson
5.3 7 votes

Last Resort (1986)

Comedy
Movie
as Jean-Michel

Three Amigos (1986)

Comedy Western
Movie
as Sam
6.3 207 votes

Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

Romance Comedy Thriller
Movie
as Fred, 1st National Bank
6 65 votes

Our Time (1985)

Series

The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (1985)

Animation Mystery Comedy
Series
6.6 8 votes

Weekend Pass (1984)

Comedy
Movie
as Joe Chicago
1 1 votes

Challenge of the GoBots (1984)

Animation
Series
7.5 2 votes

Pandemonium (1982)

Comedy Horror Mystery
Movie
as Reporter
7 1 votes

The Pee-wee Herman Show (1981)

Comedy
Movie
as Kap'n Karl
5.8 6 votes

The Six O'Clock Follies (1980)

Comedy
Series

Magnum, P.I. (1980)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.9 35 votes

The Gong Show Movie (1980)

Comedy
Movie
as Man at Airport with Gun
3.1 4 votes

Skateboard Madness (1980)

Comedy Documentary
Movie
as Narrator (voice)

Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980)

Action Adventure Comedy
Movie
as Chick Hazard - Private Eye
6.2 50 votes

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979)

Animation Mystery Comedy
Series
6 1 votes

Saturday Night Live (1975)

Comedy Music
Series
as Church Lady Announcer
6.3 78 votes

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
9.1 12 votes