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Birthday: September 24, 1948
Place: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5' 1"
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| Looking more like the CEO of a law firm than a comedian, Canadian actor Phil Hartman has had a successful career playing against his physical appearance with an off-kilter sense of humor. He entered show business as a graphics designer; among his better-known artistic renderings was the official logo for the rock group Crosby, Stills and Nash. In the early '80s, Hartman was a member of a comedy troupe called the Groundlings, where he made the acquaintance of comedian Paul Reubens. In collaboration with Reubens, Hartman helped create the character of child/man Pee-wee Herman, cowriting the screenplay of Reubens' 1985 movie vehicle Pee-wee's Big Adventure and portraying the grimy Kap'n Karl on the Saturday-morning TV series Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986-90). When asked later on if he was bitter over the way Reubens grabbed all the glory for the Pee-wee concept, Hartman characteristically made a self-deprecating joke, though it was decidedly at Reubens' expense. Before signing with NBC's Saturday Night Live, Hartman appeared as part of a comedy ensemble on the 1985 summer replacement series Our Time. Hartman's greatest comic strength lay in his celebrity impersonations, which he trotted out to maximum effect on both SNL and the Fox cartoon series The Simpsons. Hartman claimed that he had 99 celeb voices in his manifest, including a deadly funny impersonation of President Bill Clinton, which became an audience favorite on SNL and Jay Leno's Tonight Show where he often made guest appearances. Hartman remained with Saturday Night Live from 1986 through 1994, sharing a 1989 Emmy for "outstanding writing;" at the time he left the show (making pointed comments about the deteriorated quality of the writing staff), Hartman had set a record for the largest number of appearances (153) as an SNL regular. In 1995, Phil Hartman began a weekly assignment in the role of a pompous, self-centered (much like Ted Knight's character on The Mary Tyler Moore Show) anchorman on the network sitcom Newsradio. When not appearing on the series, Hartman was a successful TVcommercial voiceover artist and pitchman and also occasionally acted in feature films, including Blind Date (1987), Jingle All the Way (1996) and The Second Civil War (1997). In his personal life, Hartman was totally unlike the characters he usually played and was loved and respected for his humbleness, his affability and his generosity; he frequently donated his time to charities. It was therefore a terrible shock when on May 28, 1998, he was shot to death while sleeping in the bedroom of his Encino, California home. His wife Brynn Hartman committed the murder and then shot herself shortly after police removed the couple's two small children from the premises. Later reports stated that despite putting on a good public face as a couple, the two had been trying for years to resolve their difficulties and that drug and alcohol use on the part of Brynn were a factor in the tragedy.
- Created artwork for Poco's 1978 album "Legend". Painted the cover for the album "America's Greatest Hits: History." He's credited as "Phil Hartmann." The signature "hartmann" is also on the artwork. Designed logo for the band Crosby, Stills, & Nash. Designed and drew the cover to the Firesign Theatre's 1980 album "The Fighting Clowns."
- Celebrity impersonations include Bill Clinton, Frank Sinatra, Michael Caine, Telly Savalas, Burt Reynolds, Jack Nicholson, Ronald Reagan, Barbara Bush, and Phil Donahue. He was one of seven actors to have portrayed Ronald Reagan on "Saturday Night Live" (1975). Died the same month as Frank Sinatra, whom he had many times impersonated on "Saturday Night Live" (1975).
- Children, with Brynn, Sean (b. 1987) and Birgen (b. 1992).
- Painted the cover for the album "America's Greatest Hits: History." He's credited as "Phil Hartmann." The signature "hartmann" is also on the artwork.
- Designed logo for the band Crosby, Stills, & Nash.
- Joined the Groundlings in 1975 where he met Jon Lovitz and Paul Reubens.
- Majored in graphic design at Cal State.
- Was born Canadian, but became a US citizen in the early 1990s.
- Was originally chosen to do the voice of Zapp Brannigan on the "Futurama" (1999) cartoon series. After his death, the role went to Billy West.
- Portrayed Bill Clinton on "Saturday Night Live" (1975).
- Designed and drew the cover to the Firesign Theatre's 1980 album "The Fighting Clowns."
- Was one of seven actors to have portrayed Ronald Reagan on "Saturday Night Live" (1975).
- One of 8 siblings born into a Catholic family that migrated to the U.S. from Canada in the 1950s.
- Died the same month as Frank Sinatra, whom he had many times impersonated on "Saturday Night Live" (1975).
- He is not related to cartoonist Butch Hartman, contrary to popular belief.
- During the taping of the 1998 "NewsRadio" (1995) episode where they find out that "Bill McNeal" has died, the cast and crew had to stop film a number of times because they continually broke out in tears.
- According to Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Hartman wanted to make a live action film out of Troy McClure, his character on the show.
- Jonathan Winters was his first comedic idol.
- Attended Orville Wright Junior High School with Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme. He was voted Happy-Go-Lucky Boy by his class.
- The character of Phillip J Fry in "Futurama" (1999) is named for him.
- Before every appearance on "Saturday Night Live" (1975), he would say the Lord's Prayer to calm himself.
- Children, with Brynn, Sean (b. 1989) and Birgen (b. 1992) are being raised by Brynn's sister in Wisconsin.
- Was originally signed on to play the role of Zapp Brannigan in the series "Futurama" (1999) before his death. The role instead went to Billy West, whose main character, Phillip J. Fry, was named for him.
- Because he helped create the character of Pee Wee Herman, Phil was asked to co-write _Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985)_ and he accepted.
- His brother is drummer John Hartmann of the legendary rock & roll band The Doobie Brothers.
- Auditioned for the announcer position on _"Price Is Right, The" (1972)_ which went to Rod Roddy.
- Over the course of 9 seasons of Phil on "The Simpsons", he voiced 19 characters. His regulars Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz, and his one time characters Moses, The Cable Guy, Plato, The Stockbroker, Horrace, Smooth Jimmy Apollo, Lyle Lanely, Duff Gardens Announcer, Security Guard 2, Mandy Patinkin, FNL announcer, Mr. Muntz, Conover, Charlton Heston, Doctor on Review Board Commitee and Bill Clinton.
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