Dan Castellaneta

Actor, Voice actor
Even if he had done nothing else in his career, veteran actor, writer, and voice-over artist, Dan Castellaneta's place in pop culture history was well secured, thanks to his singular creation of Homer J. Simpson, the ... Read more »
Born: 10/29/1957 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (115)

Baby Daddy 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2014 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Parks and Recreation 2011 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scratching the Surface 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The League 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dads 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Futurama 1999, 2003, 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Mindy Project 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1989 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Wendell & Vinnie 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Office 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Greek 2007, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pioneers of Television 2011 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Super 8 2011 (Movie)

Izzy (Actor)

The Good Guys 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tracey Ullman's State of the Union 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bones 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cybill 1989 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Friends 1989 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grace Under Fire 1989 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

How I Met Your Mother 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1989 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love & War 1989 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1989 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1989 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1989 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Relative Stranger 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1989 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The George Carlin Show 1989 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ghost Whisperer 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wings 1989 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Yes, Dear 1989 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Immigrants (L.A. Dolce Vita) 2008 (Movie)

Voice (Actor)

Monk 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reno 911! 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Superhero Movie 2008 (Movie)

Carlson (Actor)

Campus Ladies 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Entourage 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With 2007 (Movie)

Dick (Actor)

The Simpsons Movie 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Homer Simpson/Krusty the Clown/Itchy/Barney/Grampa/Stage Manager/Mayor Quimby/Mayor's Aide/ (Actor)

The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 (Movie)

Alan Frakesh (Actor)

Veronica Mars 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Scooby-Doo Valentine 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Voice

Stargate SG-1 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Complete Savages 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Party Wagon 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Voice

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Thing 1 and Thing 2 (Actor)

Frasier 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 2003 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Lucky 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reba 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

That '70s Show 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Pitts 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney's Lloyd in Space 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Hey Arnold! the Movie 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Grandpa/Nick Vermicelli (Actor)

Peter Pan: Return to Neverland 2002 (Movie)

of Mullins (Voice)

Everybody Loves Raymond 1998, 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Johnny Bravo 1997 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

Recess: School's Out 2001 (Movie)

of Guard No 1 (Voice)

All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series 1996 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Oh Grow Up 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Olive, the Other Reindeer 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Random Acts of Comedy 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Rugrats in Paris - The Movie 2000 (Movie)

of Priest (Voice)

The Settlement 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Cow and Chicken 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Mad About You 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Casper 1995 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

My Giant 1998 (Movie)

Partlow (Actor)

Plump Fiction 1998 (Movie)

Bumkin (Actor)

The Online Adventures of Ozzie the Elf 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Aladdin 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Earthworm Jim 1995 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Eek!Stravaganza 1992 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Taz-Mania 1991 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

The Tick 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 1996 (Movie)

of Angel Dog No 1 (Voice)

Darkwing Duck 1990 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Hey Arnold! 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Space Jam 1996 (Movie)

Male Fan (Actor)

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Bakersfield P.D. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Affair 1994 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

Marsupilami 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Phenom 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Related By Birth 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Client 1994 (Movie)

Slick Moeller (Actor)

Tracey Ullman Takes on New York 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Back to the Future 1991 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Fievel's American Tails 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Mario Brothers 1993 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Return of Jafar 1993 (Movie)

of Genie (Voice)

Sibs 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

TGIF Comedy Preview 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ice Capades 50th Anniversary Special 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

The Tracey Ullman Show 1986 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The War of the Roses 1989 (Movie)

Man in Chair (Actor)

Tracey Ullman Backstage 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Nothing in Common 1986 (Movie)

Brian (Actor)

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

Lady Against the Odds (TV Show)

Actor

Laughter on the 23rd Floor (TV Show)

Actor

Rhapsody in Bloom (TV Show)

Actor

Sands of Oblivion (TV Show)

Actor

Working Trash (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

The Return of Jafar 1993 (Movie)

(Song)
Writer (1)

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Writer
Other (1)

The Return of Jafar 1993 (Movie)

performer(" Nothing in the World (Quite Like a Friend)") (Other)

Biography

Even if he had done nothing else in his career, veteran actor, writer, and voice-over artist, Dan Castellaneta's place in pop culture history was well secured, thanks to his singular creation of Homer J. Simpson, the loutish father figure on Fox's long-running animated comedy "The Simpsons" (1989- ). Castellaneta provided the voice of Homer and numerous other characters on the show, lending his elastic vocal talents to a host of other animated shows and features as well. If the series had not made his face a familiar one in households around the world, it certainly afforded him job security and the ability to express himself in a variety of different forums, including CDs, books, and theater.

Relationships

Deb Lacusta

Wife
Met when they took improv courses together married in 1987 co-written several episodes of "The Simpsons" (FOX)

EDUCATION

Northern Illinois University

De Kalb , Illinois
Originally studied to be an art teacher

Milestones

2007

Reprised roles for "The Simpsons Movie," an animated feature based on the long running FOX series

2006

Appeared in Jeff Garlin's feature directing debut, "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese with"

2006

Co-starred in the Will Smith drama "The Pursuit of Happyness"

2004

Portrayed Aaron Spelling in the NBC TV-movie, "Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie's Angels"

2002

Released first comedy album, I Am Not Homer

2000

Published first music CD Two Lips

1999

Starred in the one-man stage show "Where Did Vincent Van Gogh?"; reprised performance Off-Broadway

1999

Voiced Robot Devil in the animated series, "Futurama"; also created by Matt Groening

1996

Cast in "Plump Fiction," a feature-length spoof of "Pulp Fiction"

1996

Voiced Grandpa on the Nickelodeon series, "Hey Arnold!"

1991

Co-starred as Warren Morris on the ABC sitcom "Sibs"

1991

Voiced Doctor Emmett L. Brown for the CBS animated series "Back to the Future"

1989

Voiced Homer Simpson on the FOX animated series "The Simpsons"; also voices Grandpa Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Sideshow Mel, Itchy, and other characters; earned an Emmy nomination (2009, 2010) for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

1986

Co-starred in "Nothing in Common" with Tom Hanks

1986

Was a regular on "Tracy Ullman Show"; also did voice of Homer Simpson in animated vignettes

Professional debut with Second City and Paul Sills Improvisational Game Theatre, Chicago

Raised in Oak Park, Illinois

Bonus Trivia

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"I was not at all an extrovert as a kid and I really didn't feel comfortable speaking up. But if I could be someone else, I felt safe. In a way, if I could make people laught then it was even safer: I could sort of slide behind these characters and watch how people reacted to them, not me." - Castellaneta quoted in The New York Times, July 16, 1997

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"Inside he's this little man from Chicago in polyester pants who's a quiet genius." - Tracey Ullman quoted in Los Angeles Times, July 6, 1999

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"I'm sure the headline over my obit will probably be something like, 'Homer Simpson Is Dead - D'oh!'" he says. "But you know, how lucky for me that I'll be known for something that's so loved around the world. And I'll tell you what: It's still a huge amount of fun to do." - Castellaneta to CNN.com, May 16, 2007

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