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Encyclopedia > Phil Hartman
Phil Hartman
Born Philip Edward Hartmann
September 24, 1948(1948-09-24)
Brantford, Ontario
Died May 28, 1998 (aged 49)
Encino, California
Occupation actor, voice artist, comedian, graphic artist, writer
Years active 1980 – 1998
Spouse(s) Gretchen Lewis (1970–1982)
Lisa Strain (1982–1985)
Brynn Omdahl (1987–1998)

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He first came to widespread attention in the late 1980s and early 1990s for his roles on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, afterwards going on to motion pictures, frequent roles on the long-running FOX animated series The Simpsons, and a major part as "Bill McNeal" on the NBC sitcom NewsRadio. This article is about the American television series. ... FOX redirects here. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... This article is about the television network. ... This article is about the sitcom. ...

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Early life

Hartman was born Philip Edward Hartmann in Brantford, Ontario, of German Catholic descent, and was the son of Doris M. and Rupert L. Hartmann, who worked in sales.[1] His family immigrated to the United States in 1957, and Hartman attended Westchester High School and Cal State Northridge in Los Angeles, California, becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in the early-1990s. The exact timing of his switch from "Hartmann" to "Hartman" is unknown, but all of his acting credits after 1986 were billed under the surname "Hartman". Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Province Established May 31, 1877 Government  - City Mayor Mike Hancock  - Governing Body Brantford City Council  - MP Lloyd St. ... Westchester High School is a high school located in Westchester (Los Angeles, California). ... A state-funded university in Northridge, California, part of the California State University System, formerly the San Fernando Valley State College. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


Career

Early career

Looking for what he described as "a psychological release valve," he joined the California-based comedy group The Groundlings in 1975 . Hartman met comedian Paul Reubens while working with the group and the two became friends, often writing and working on material together. One such collaboration was the character of Pee-wee Herman and the script of the feature film Pee-wee's Big Adventure. Also, Hartman worked with Paul Reubens in "Cheech and Chong's Next Movie" in a small role. Hartman also met Jon Lovitz while with The Groundlings. Hartman was fluent in German and a video circulated once of him doing a standup routine in the language. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Paul Reubens (born Paul Rubenfeld on August 27, 1952) is an American actor, writer, and comedian, known professionally for his character Pee-wee Herman. ... Pee-wee Herman is a fictional character played by Paul Reubens. ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... Pee-wee escapes from Warner Bros. ... Jonathan Lovitz (born July 21, 1957 in Tarzana, California) is an American actor and comedian perhaps best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and for his show The Critic. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Hartman worked part time as a graphic artist, including designing album covers for popular rock bands. Hartman's covers include: This article is about the genre. ...

  • Contrary to popular belief Phil Hartman did not create the cover for Steely Dan's 1977 album Aja

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Television career

In 1986, Hartman joined the cast of NBC's popular variety show Saturday Night Live and stayed for eight seasons, which was a record at the time. Hartman was known for his impressions, which included former president Ronald Reagan, Charlton Heston, Frank Sinatra, Telly Savalas, Ed McMahon, Michael Caine, Jack Nicholson, Barbara Bush, Burt Reynolds, Phil Donahue, and former president Bill Clinton, which was perhaps his best-known impression. His other Saturday Night Live characters included Frankenstein's monster and Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer. He returned twice to host the show following his 1994 departure. This article is about the television network. ... This article is about the American television series. ... Reagan redirects here. ... Charlton Heston (born October 4, 1924) is an US-american film actor, known for playing larger-than-life heroic roles such as Moses in The Ten Commandments, Colonel George Taylor in Planet of the Apes, and Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... Aristotelis Telly Savalas (January 21, 1922 – January 22, 1994) was a prominent Emmy Award-winning American film and television actor whose career spanned four decades. ... Edward Ed Peter Leo McMahon, Jr. ... This article is about the English actor. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... White House Portrait Barbara Pierce Bush (born June 8, 1925) is the wife of the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, and was First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. ... Burton Leon Reynolds, Jr. ... Phil Donahue Phillip John Donahue (b. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Frankensteins monster (or Frankenstein or Frankensteins creature) is a fictional character that first appeared in Mary Shelleys novel, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. ... Phil Hartman as Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer Cirroc (), The Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer, was a recurring character played by Phil Hartman on Saturday Night Live. ...


Also in 1986, Hartman reprised his role as Captain Carl, one of Pee-wee Herman's close friends and famed sea captain in the first season of Pee-wee's Playhouse. He left after the 13th episode. He also lent his voice to the cartoon version of Dennis the Menace, playing Henry Mitchell (Dennis' father) and long suffering neighbor George Wilson. Captain Carl was a character featured on Pee Wees Playhouse. Portrayed by Phil Hartman, Captain Carl was originally one of the many visitors who would come by Pee Wees playhouse and show him interesting things from the ocean, as he was a sea captain. ... Pee-wee Herman is a fictional character played by Paul Reubens. ... Pee-wees Playhouse is a childrens television program starring Pee-Wee Herman. ... Animated series based on the classic comic strip by Hank Ketcham. ...


From 1991 to 1998, Hartman provided the voices for a number of characters on the popular animated series The Simpsons, including dubious attorney Lionel Hutz, B-movie actor Troy McClure, Bart's "bigger brother" Tom, and slippery monorail shyster Lyle Lanley. In the episode "Selma's Choice," he lent his voice to five different characters, including McClure and Hutz. He also voiced Bill Clinton. A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... Lionel Hutz is a fictional secondary character from The Simpsons, voiced by Phil Hartman. ... The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires. ... Troy McClure is a recurring fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, who was voiced by Phil Hartman, and first appeared in the episode Homer vs. ... The KL Monorail in Kuala Lumpur, a colorful straddle-beam monorail A monorail is a single rail serving as a track for a wheeled vehicle; also, a vehicle traveling on such a track. ... This a list, by episode, of one-time fictional characters from the American animated television comedy series The Simpsons. ... Selmas Choice is the 13th episode of The Simpsons fourth season. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...


His appearances on The Simpsons were:

In 1994, Hartman left SNL. His last scene on Saturday Night Live consisted of him consoling Chris Farley (who was dressed as his Matt Foley character). Hartman's next project was to be a self-titled network variety show; after Dana Carvey announced plans for his own variety show, Hartman instead cast his eye on a more standard sitcom. In 1995, he became one of the stars of the NBC sitcom NewsRadio, where he portrayed fatuous radio news anchor Bill McNeal. Many have attributed the cancellation of the show to Hartman's death, citing that the humor was thrown off balance despite the casting of Lovitz (who replaced Hartman). Ironically, in two episodes of NewsRadio Hartman's character was one of only two to survive tragedies. In the show, Bill makes mention several times of a girlfriend who is unstable and who tries to kill him. In 1996, Hartman voiced a character in the Seinfeld episode The Package who phones Elaine in the middle of the night to ask her to spell her surname. This performance was uncredited but is mentioned in the "Notes About Nothing" feature on the eighth season DVD. He was appearing in a cliffhanger on the series 3rd Rock from the Sun at the time of his death. His character did not appear in the second episode of the cliffhanger. Bart Gets Hit by a Car is the tenth episode of The Simpsons second season. ... “Homer vs. ... Old Money is the 17th episode of the second season of The Simpsons. ... Bart the Murderer is the fourth episode of the The Simpsons third season. ... Bart the Murderer is an episode of the The Simpsons third season. ... Flaming Moes is the 10th episode of the The Simpsons third season. ... “Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk” (German: Burns to Sell [sic] the Power Plant) is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons’ third season; the title uses incorrect German grammar—see below. ... Lisa the Greek is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons third season. ... Homer Alone is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons third season. ... Barts Friend Falls in Love is the 23rd episode of The Simpsons third season. ... A Streetcar Named Marge is the second episode of The Simpsons fourth season. ... Marge Gets a Job is the 7th episode of The Simpsons fourth season. ... New Kid on the Block is the 8th episode of The Simpsons fourth season. ... Mr. ... Marge vs. ... Selmas Choice is the 13th episode of The Simpsons fourth season. ... Brother from the Same Planet is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons from the fourth season. ... Duffless is the 16th episode of The Simpsons fourth season. ... Marge in Chains is the 21st episode of The Simpsons fourth season. ... Treehouse of Horror IV is the fifth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on October 28, 1993. ... Marge on the Lam is the sixth episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Barts Inner Child is the seventh episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on November 11, 1993. ... 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Round Springfield is the twenty-second (22) episode of the sixth season of The Simpsons, and the 125th episode overall. ... The Springfield Connection is the 23rd episode of the sixth season of The Simpsons. ... Radioactive Man, within the world of the animated series The Simpsons, is a comic book superhero who acquired his powers after surviving an atomic bomb explosion. ... Lisa the Vegetarian is the fifth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular is the tenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season, and is, as the title suggests, the 138th episode. ... Marge Be Not Proud is the 11th episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Bart the Fink is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Lisa the Iconoclast is the sixteenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season, and is probably the most important episode for Jebediah Springfield since The Telltale Head. 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Secondary film roles

Hartman's filmography includes often secondary or supporting roles in such feature films as Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Greedy, Houseguest, Coneheads, Three Amigos, Stuart Saves His Family (voice only), Sgt. Bilko, So I Married an Axe Murderer, CB4, Jingle All The Way and Small Soldiers, the last of which would become his final silver screen appearance and was thus dedicated to him. His last role was in the English version of Hayao Miyazaki's Kiki's Delivery Service, where he provided the voice of Jiji the cat. The English dub of the movie was also dedicated to his memory. Pee-wee escapes from Warner Bros. ... Greed is a desire to obtain more money or material possessions or bodily satisfaction than one is considered to need. ... Houseguest is a 1995 feature film starring Sinbad and Phil Hartman. ... Coneheads is the title of a 1993 movie based on the Saturday Night Live sketches about the Coneheads. ... ¡Three Amigos! is a 1986 comedy western film, produced by George Folsey, Jr. ... Stuart Saves His Family is a 1995 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, and based on a series of popular Saturday Night Live sketches from the early-to-mid 1990s. ... Opening Logo The Phil Silvers Show (also known as Youll Never Get Rich and Sergeant Bilko) was a comedy television series which ran on CBS from 1955 to 1959. ... So I Married an Axe Murderer is a 1993 film starring Mike Myers and Nancy Travis. ... For the Cambridge postal area, see CB postal area. ... Jingle All the Way (1996) is a comedy film directed by Brian Levant and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad. ... Small Soldiers is a 1998 action/science fiction film featuring Gregory Smith and Kirsten Dunst with the voice talents of Tommy Lee Jones and Frank Langella. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Hayao Miyazaki ) (born January 5, 1941 in Tokyo, Japan) is the prominent director of many popular animated feature films. ... Kikis Delivery Service (, Witchs Delivery Service) is a 1989 anime film, produced, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki . ...


Personal life

Hartman married Gretchen Lewis in 1970, and divorced at an unknown point, before 1982.[2] In 1982 he married his second wife Lisa Strain. The marriage lasted three years, with the couple divorcing in 1985.[2] Hartman married Brynn Omdahl on November 25, 1987,[2] Brynn having become pregnant on the pair's third date. Together they had two children, Sean Edward Hartman (born 1989) and Birgen Anika Hartman (born 1992).[2] Brynn was said to be jealous of Hartman's success. She made comments to Hartman's Saturday Night Live co-star Jan Hooks that maybe Hooks and Phil were married "on some other level." A friend recalled that Brynn "had trouble controlling her anger... She got attention by losing her temper."[3] Brynn Hartman (born Vicki Jo Omdahl) (April 11, 1958 – May 28, 1998) was the wife and murderer of actor and comedian Phil Hartman. ... is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Jan Hooks in 1988 Jan Hooks (born April 23, 1957 in Decatur, Georgia) is an American actress and comedian best known for her work on NBCs Saturday Night Live, on which she appeared from 1986 to 1991. ...


Murder

Circumstances

On May 28, 1998, Hartman was murdered by his wife Brynn Hartman in his Encino, Los Angeles County, California home. He was 49 years old. While he slept, Brynn entered his bedroom with a revolver and fatally shot him multiple times in and around the head. Brynn was intoxicated at the time.[4][5] She subsequently drove to the home of her friend Ron Douglas and, after confessing to the murder,[4] fainted. After she regained consciousness, the pair drove back to Hartman's house in separate cars, where Douglas saw Hartman's body.[5] Douglas then phoned emergency services and admitted to the call operator that he initially did not believe Brynn's story until he had seen Phil's body.[4] On arrival, the police attempted to remove the Hartmans' two young children and Douglas from the premises. While this was happening, Brynn entered the bedroom and committed suicide by shooting herself once through the temple.[6] At the time, an unnamed neighbor of the Hartmans told a CNN reporter that the couple had been experiencing marital problems: "It's been building, but I didn't think it would lead to this."[6] However, Steve Guttenberg commented that the pair were "a very happy couple, and they always had the appearance of being well-balanced."[6] Phil Hartman directed in his will that his body be cremated, and his ashes were scattered over Santa Catalina Island's Emerald Bay.[5] is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Brynn Hartman (born Vicki Jo Omdahl) (April 11, 1958 – May 28, 1998) was the wife and murderer of actor and comedian Phil Hartman. ... Encino is a neighborhood of the City of Los Angeles, California located in the San Fernando Valley. ... Map of California showing Los Angeles County. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Revolver (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Central Ischaemic Response be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Steven Robert Guttenberg (born August 24, 1958) is an American film and television actor. ... Avalon Bay is a beautiful bay on Catalina Island. ...


The children are now being raised by relatives in Edina, Minnesota, by Brynn's sister Katharine Wright and her husband Mike, who have no children of their own.[5] As guardians of Sean and Birgen, the pair were awarded $50,000 per Phil Hartman's will.[5] In May 2000, the Hartman children were awarded more than $10,000 each in a wrongful death suit.[citation needed] Hartman's will stipulated that each child will receive a third of their inheritance when they reach age 25, or obtain a bachelor's degree from a four-year accredited university. They get half their inheritance when they turn thirty, and the remainder of Hartman's assets when they turn 35.[5] The total amount of Hartman's estate was estimated at $1.23 million.[5] location in Hennepin County, Minnesota Coordinates: , Country State County Hennepin Founded 1860s Incorporated 1888 Government  - Mayor James Hovland Area  - City  16. ...


Blame

Los Angeles police stated that Hartman's murder was due to a "domestic discord" between the couple.[7] At the time of the murder, Brynn Hartman was known to have been taking the antidepressant drug Zoloft, which was cited as the cause of her actions.[8] A wrongful-death suit was filed by Brynn's brother, Gregory Omdahl, against the drug's manufacturer, Pfizer, and her psychiatrist Arthur Sorosky, who prescribed the product.[8] Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Zoloft bottles, with blue and green tablets Sertraline hydrochloride (also sold under brand names Zoloft, Lustral, Apo-Sertral, Asentra, Gladem, Serlift, Stimuloton, Xydep, Serlain, Concorz) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. ... Pfizer, Incorporated (NYSE: PFE), is a global pharmaceutical company based in New York City. ...


In addition, Phil Hartman's friend and colleague Jon Lovitz claims that Brynn had been sober for 10 years until five months before the murder, when comedian Andy Dick reintroduced her to cocaine, which apparently spiraled downward into the eventual murder/suicide.[9] Jonathan Lovitz (born July 21, 1957 in Tarzana, California) is an American actor and comedian perhaps best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and for his show The Critic. ... Andrew R. Dick[1] (born December 21, 1965) is an American comedian and actor best known for his roles in the popular sitcoms NewsRadio and Less Than Perfect. ...


Response and Posthomous efforts

Hartman was mourned greatly in Hollywood. NewsRadio produced a special episode where the cast tearfully mourned the death of Hartman's on-screen counterpart. Jon Lovitz joined the show in his place and stayed with it until its ultimate cancellation. Lovitz had been a member of the improvisional troupe The Groundlings alongside Hartman, in addition to working together on Saturday Night Live for four seasons, and had also worked with Hartman when they both had cameos in the 1986 comedy Three Amigos. Lovitz and Hartman's former SNL colleagues—Jan Hooks, Kevin Nealon, Victoria Jackson, and Mike Myers—also gave him an emotional remembrance at the SNL 25th Anniversary show in 2000. Hartman's nickname, coined by Adam Sandler, according to Jay Mohr's book Gasping for Airtime was "Glue," because of his way of working well with everyone, and keeping many episodes together. Hartman was widely praised for his efforts to help new writers and cast members, as well as his professionalism on and off the set. Many people gave tributes to Hartman. Kathy Griffin recalled when she showed up at The Groundlings Los Angeles theater to learn about their classes, she had no idea what to expect, until she was referred to one of its kindly cast members, one of whom was Hartman, who gave her a tour of the theater. Don Ohlmeyer said that Hartman "was blessed with a tremendous gift for creating characters that made people laugh. But more importantly, everyone who had the pleasure of working with Phil knows that he was a man of tremendous warmth, a true professional and a loyal friend."[6] Steve Guttenberg expressed his shock at Hartman's death, and Steve Martin called him "a deeply funny and very happy person".[6] Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... This article is about the sitcom. ... Jonathan Lovitz (born July 21, 1957 in Tarzana, California) is an American actor and comedian perhaps best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and for his show The Critic. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... ¡Three Amigos! is a 1986 comedy western film, produced by George Folsey, Jr. ... Jan Hooks in 1988 Jan Hooks (born April 23, 1957 in Decatur, Georgia) is an American actress and comedian best known for her work on NBCs Saturday Night Live, on which she appeared from 1986 to 1991. ... Kevin Nealon in 2006 Kevin Nealon (born November 18, 1953 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is an American comedian and actor best known for the characters he played on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995, and his role on the series Weeds. ... Jan Hooks, Dolly Parton, and Jackson in a 1989 SNL sketch. ... This article is about the actor. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. ... Jay Mohr Jay Mohr (born August 23, 1970) is a Caucasian American actor and stand-up comedian. ... Gasping for Airtime: Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live is an autobiographical book by former Saturday Night Live featured player Jay Mohr. ... Kathy Griffin (born November 4, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning American stand-up comedienne, Producer, and actress. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Don Ohlmeyer (born Donald Winfred Ohlemeyer, Jr. ... For other uses, see Steve Martin (disambiguation). ...


Out of respect, the writers on The Simpsons retired Hartman's characters, rather than finding another voice actor.[10] The episode "Bart the Mother" marked his final appearance on the show, and was dedicated to him. On audio commentary tracks accompanying The Simpsons DVD releases, the appearance of a Hartman character uniformly evokes heartfelt praise from the show's production staff. A number of major Simpsons players talk at length about their experience with Hartman as a rare combination of professionalism, effortless comedic facility, friendliness, and decency. Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein stated that they used Hartman as much as they possibly could in their seasons, as they were such big fans of him.[11] It was noted by The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, that his voice acting could produce "the maximum amount of humor" out of any line he was given.[10] Before his death, Hartman had expressed an interest in making a live action film about Troy McClure, with many of The Simpsons production staff stating that they would have loved to help create it.[12] Simpsons redirects here. ... Bart the Mother is the third episode of the 10th season of The Simpsons, originally aired on September 27, 1998. ... Bill Oakley (born in 1966) is an American televison writer, best known for his work on The Simpsons. ... This article is about The Simpsons writer Josh Weinstein. ... In film and video, live action refers to works that are acted out by flesh-and-blood actors, as opposed to animation. ...



At the time of his murder, Hartman was preparing to voice Zapp Brannigan, a character on Groening's other animated series Futurama, which was written specifically for him.[13] After he died, the lead character in Futurama, Philip J. Fry, was named in Hartman's honor.[13] Billy West took over the role. West's original audition characterization formed the basis for Brannigan's voice, but by coincidence his portrayal bears many similarities to Hartman's own vocal stylings. West later admitted that he purposefully tweaked Zapp's voice to better match Hartman's portrayal out of respect.[13] Major General Webelo Zapp Brannigan is a fictional character in the television series Futurama. ... This article is about the television series. ... Philip J. Fry is the protagonist of the animated television series Futurama and is voiced by Billy West. ... For the silent film-era actor, see Billy West (silent film actor). ...


Hartman's final two films, Kiki's Delivery Service and Small Soldiers were both dedicated to his memory. Kikis Delivery Service (, Witchs Delivery Service) is a 1989 anime film, produced, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki . ... Small Soldiers is a 1998 action/science fiction film featuring Gregory Smith and Kirsten Dunst with the voice talents of Tommy Lee Jones and Frank Langella. ...


He was posthumously nominated for an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Bill McNeal in NewsRadio,[14] but lost out to actor David Hyde Pierce. An Emmy Award. ... David Hyde Pierce (born April 3, 1959) is a Screen Actors Guild, Tony and Emmy Award-winning American actor, best known for his co-starring role as psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the NBC sitcom Frasier alongside Kelsey Grammer. ...


Honors

In 2007, Entertainment Weekly named Hartman the 87th greatest television icon of all time,[15] and Maxim placed Hartman top of their list of the top ten Saturday Night Live performers.[16] According to the book, "Live from New York: A Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live" a favorite pastime of most current SNL writers is to come up with their "dream cast", it is said that Hartman is the only performer who makes the list every single time. Look up maxim in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Filmography

Year Title Role
1998 Kiki's Delivery Service Jiji
Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night Additional voices
Small Soldiers Phil Fimple
1997 The Second Civil War The President
1996 Jingle All the Way Ted Maltin
Sgt. Bilko Major Colin Thorn
1995 Stuart Saves His Family Announcer
The Crazysitter The Salesman
Houseguest Gary Young
1994 The Pagemaster Tom Morgan
Greedy Frank
1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer John 'Vicky' Johnson
Coneheads Marlax
CB4 Virgil Robinson
Loaded Weapon 1 Officer Davis
1990 Quick Change Hal Edison
1989 How I Got Into College Bennedict (SAT Coach)
Fletch Lives Bly Manager
The Simpsons Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure
1987 Amazon Women on the Moon Baseball announcer
The Brave Little Toaster Air conditioner
Blind Date Ted Davis
1986 Three Amigos Sam
Jumpin' Jack Flash Fred
Last Resort Jean-Michel
1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure Reporter/Rodeo Announcer
1984 Weekend Pass Joe Chicago
1982 Pandemonium Reporter
1980 Cheech & Chong's Next Movie Actor in a movie being filmed in the background
The Gong Show Movie Man at airport with gun

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NAME Hartman, Phil
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Hartmann, Philip Edward
SHORT DESCRIPTION American actor, comedian
DATE OF BIRTH September 24, 1948
PLACE OF BIRTH Brantford, Ontario
DATE OF DEATH May 28, 1998
PLACE OF DEATH Encino, California
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