Phil Hartman

Actor, Comedian, Voice actor
As a comedic character actor virtually without peer, Phil Hartman was revered for his talents as an artist, actor, vocal performer and teacher, while serving as something of a surrogate parent to a wide swath of ... Read more »
Born: 09/24/1948 in Branford, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (80)

3rd Rock From the Sun 1986 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1986 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parker Lewis 1986 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 1986 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Critic 1986 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Voice

The John Larroquette Show 1986 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1986 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Voice

Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Kiki's Delivery Service 1998 (Movie)

of Jiji (Voice)

Newsradio 1993 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Phil Silvers: Top Banana 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

Phil Fimple (Actor)

Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night 1997 (Movie)

of Chauncey (Voice)

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Civil War 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Jingle All the Way 1996 (Movie)

Ted Maltin (Actor)

Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sgt. Bilko 1996 (Movie)

Major Thorn (Actor)

The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dana Carvey Show 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

1994 Billboard Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

An All Star Word From Our Sponsor 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Going, Going, Almost Gone! Animals in Danger 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Houseguest 1995 (Movie)

Gary Young (Actor)

State of the Union Undressed '95 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 16th Annual CableACE Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Word From Our Sponsor II 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Greedy 1994 (Movie)

Frank McTeague (Actor)

The Crazysitter 1994 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pagemaster 1994 (Movie)

Tom Morgan (Actor)

Tom and Jerry Kids Show 1990 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

A Word From Our Sponsor 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

CB4 1993 (Movie)

Virgil Robinson (Actor)

Comics Only 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

Marlax (Actor)

Donahue: The 25th Anniversary 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 1993 (Movie)

Comic Cop (Actor)

Saturday Night Live's Presidential Bash 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

So I Married An Axe Murderer 1993 (Movie)

Park Ranger 'Vickie' (Actor)

Stand-Up Comics Take a Stand! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Pee-wee's Playhouse 1986 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Rick Moranis in Gravedale High 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Quick Change 1990 (Movie)

Mr Edison (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Fletch Lives 1989 (Movie)

Bly Manager (Actor)

How I Got Into College 1989 (Movie)

Benedek (Actor)

The Brave Little Toaster 1989 (Movie)

of Air Conditioner (Voice)

Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 (Movie)

Baseball Announcer (Actor)

Blind Date 1987 (Movie)

Ted Davis (Actor)

Dennis the Menace 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Voice

Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

Three Amigos! 1986 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure 1985 (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

Weekend Pass 1984 (Movie)

Joe Chicago (Actor)

The National Snoop 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pee-wee Herman Show 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheech & Chong's Next Movie 1980 (Movie)

Chick Hazard--Private Eye (Actor)

Top Ten 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

My Wife's Best Friend (Movie)

Cab Driver (Actor)

One Special Victory (TV Show)

Actor

Pink Panther and Sons (TV Show)

Voice
Writer (2)

The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Our Time 1984 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Associate Producer
Other (1)

The Pop 'n' Rocker Game 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Other

Biography

As a comedic character actor virtually without peer, Phil Hartman was revered for his talents as an artist, actor, vocal performer and teacher, while serving as something of a surrogate parent to a wide swath of comedians who were lucky enough to work alongside him. Hartman received national attention for his eight-year stint on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), where he became famous for over-the-top characters like the Anal Retentive Chef and Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer, as well as his impersonations of Frank Sinatra, Ed McMahon and Bill Clinton; the latter widely considered to be his best. After being labeled "the glue" that held together the cast that brought the show back into prominence in the late 1980s into the next decade, he left in 1994 to star on the hit sitcom, "NewsRadio" (NBC, 1995-99), on which he played a pompous and egocentric news radio host to great comedic effect, as well as continuing to contribute his unique voice to "The Simpson" (Fox, 1989- ), most famously as washed-up infomercial actor Troy McClure. He worked in film and TV for almost two decades, and often mused on his unique celebrity as a household name but not yet a star. Nevertheless, he was grateful for his successes and confident that the right role would one day come. Tragically, Hartman was killed in a murder-suicide committed by his wife in 1998, a heinous act that was widely and genuinely mourned throughout Hollywood and beyond.

Relationships

Doris M Hartmann

Mother

Brynn Hartman

Wife
third wife born c. 1958 married in 1987 mother of Sean and Birgen shot her husband before committing suicide on May 28, 1998

Birgen Hartman

Daughter
born in 1992 mother, Brynn Hartman

Sean Hartman

Son
born c. 1989 mother, Brynn Hartman

Rupert Hartmann

Father
died in April 1998

Gretchen Lewis

Wife
married briefly in 1970 divorced

Lisa Strain

Wife
second wife married in 1982 divorced c. 1985

EDUCATION

California State University, Northridge

Northridge , California 1972 - 1973

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica , California 1967 - 1968

Westchester High School

West Los Angeles , California

Milestones

1998

Final feature, "Small Soldiers"

1995

First starring role in a feature, "Houseguest"

1991

TV-movie debut, "One Special Victory"

1985

First credit as a screenwriter, "Pee-wee's Big Adventure"

1983

Announcer for syndicated TV game show, "The Pop 'N' Rocker Game"

1980

Feature film debut as Private Eye Chick Hazard, "Cheech & Chong's Next Movie"

1980

TV debut in a comedy special, "Top Ten"

1960

Moved to Los Angeles after growing up in Connecticut

Was regular on NBC's "Saturday Night Live"

Joined the Groundlings, an L.A. improvisational troupe; worked with Paul Reubens and helped develop Reuben's Pee-wee Herman persona in the 1970s

Co-starred in the ensemble sitcom "NewsRadio" (NBC)

Regular on TV series "Pee-wee's Playhouse" (CBS)

Provided voices for various recurring characters on the animated series "The Simpsons"

Worked as a graphic designer, creating the Crosby, Stills & Nash logo

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