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Encyclopedia > Rainier Wolfcastle
The Simpsons character
Rainier Wolfcastle on his short-lived Fox talk show Up Late with McBain accuses his booing audience of being homosexuals in The Simpsons episode Cape Feare
Rainier Luftwaffe Wolfcastle
Gender Male
Hair color Platinum Blonde
Job Actor, Politician
Relatives Daughter: Greta Wolfcastle
First appearance Bart the Genius
Voice actor Harry Shearer

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An Austrian-accented, musclebound actor, Wolfcastle is an obvious parody of actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger. His ex-wife, who appeared in one episode, is named Maria Shriver Kennedy Quimby (as in Schwarzenegger's wife Maria Shriver), and that he was seen at a gathering of members of the Quimby family, who are modeled after the Kennedys. In the episode Homerazzi he marries Maria Shriver Kennedy Quimby. Like Schwarzenegger, Wolfcastle also drives a black Hummer, with abysmal fuel consumption ("One highway, zero city"). Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Maria Owings Shriver (pronounced: ) (born November 6, 1955[1] in Chicago, Illinois) is an American journalist and the wife of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and as such, the current First Lady of California. ... Joseph Joe Fitzpatrick Fitzgerald Fitzsimmons Fitzhenry Quimby, Jr. ... The Irish Catholic political dynasty, John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy The Kennedy family is a prominent Irish-American family in American politics and government descending from the marriage of Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. ... Homerazzi is the sixteenth episode of the eighteenth season of The Simpsons, which originally aired March 25, 2007. ... Hummer is a brand of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) sold by General Motors, also known as GM. They are based on the military High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or Humvee. ...


Wolfcastle is a veteran of many violent action movies, most notably "the McBain series which does not correspond to a 1991 action movie by the same name (which did not feature Schwarzenegger)." It is frequently suggested that his career is on the decline since a movie featuring a "magic ticket" similar to Last Action Hero. He seems to battle frequently with weight problems, though tries to pass it off as something he is doing for a role (referencing Robert DeNiro's acting method, as in Raging Bull, in which he packed on the pounds to play a boxer on the skids). His films seem to be critical failures, as Jay Sherman introduced Wolfcastle in an interview on his TV show as "star of the reprehensible McBain movies" (to be fair, Sherman tends to apply "It stinks!" to everything). Benders first appearance Although The Simpsons is itself a show populated by fictional characters (see: List of characters from The Simpsons), save celebrities who make cameos as themselves, there are a number of characters within the shows universe who are fictional to the Simpsons characters themselves (see also... Last Action Hero is a 1993 action comedy directed by John McTiernan. ... Obesity is a condition in which the natural energy reserve, stored in the fatty tissue of humans and other mammals, is increased to a point where it is associated with certain health conditions or increased mortality. ... Robert De Niro Robert De Niro, Jr. ... This article is about the 1980 film. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left, throwing a left uppercut) versus Rafael Ortiz Boxing, also referred to as pugilism and The Sweet Science, is a combat sport of English origin in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists in a series of one... The Critic is an American animated television series that was originally broadcast on the ABC network in 1994 (and later on the Fox Network in 1995). ...


According to various Simpsons episodes, Wolfcastle began his acting career as a child in Austria, appearing on painfully long television commercials advertising bratwurst. At roughly the same time, he began experimenting with bodybuilding, and his physique earned him a starring role in several gay pornography films (another reference to Schwarzenegger), shelves of which were seen by Homer during one of Wolfcastle's debt-induced garage sales. He was also at one point the primary actor on advertisements for "PowerSauce Bars"; bars claiming to boost muscle growth, but which were in fact a mash of apple cores and Chinese newspapers. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Bratwurst with sauerkraut and potatoes A bratwurst (IPA: ) is a sausage composed of pork, beef, and sometimes veal. ... Professional Bodybuilder Gustavo Badell posing Bodybuilding is the process of maximizing muscle hypertrophy through the combination of weight training, sufficient caloric intake, and rest. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Homer Jay Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, and is voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A top-down view of skeletal muscle Muscle (from Latin musculus little mouse [1]) is contractile tissue of the body and is derived from the mesodermal layer of embryonic germ cells. ...

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Character History

The character was originally referred to both within the show and by the production team as McBain, taken from the fictional franchise of action films the character appeared in of the same name. However, for a short time The Simpsons could not use the McBain name because a movie of the same name (unrelated to The Simpsons character) was released in 1991. During this time, the movie's producers refused to give Twentieth Century Fox and Matt Groening's production company clearance to use the "McBain" name, so the name of Rainier Wolfcastle was used to sidestep this. Later, the use of "McBain" as both Wolfcastle's alter-ego and continuing series of films returned to the show. Benders first appearance Although The Simpsons is itself a show populated by fictional characters (see: List of characters from The Simpsons), save celebrities who make cameos as themselves, there are a number of characters within the shows universe who are fictional to the Simpsons characters themselves (see also... McBain is a 1991 action film written and directed by James Glickenhaus. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Related articles FOX Television Network Fox Searchlight Pictures Fox Entertainment Group List of Hollywood movie studios List of movies Variant of current 20th Century Fox logo External links 20th Century Fox Movies official site Twentieth Century Fox is also the punning title of a song by The Doors on their... Matthew Abram Groening (born February 15, 1954[2] in Portland, Oregon;[1] his family name is pronounced ) is an Emmy Award-winning American cartoonist and the creator of The Simpsons, Futurama and the weekly comic strip Life in Hell. ...


Wolfcastle himself can be briefly seen in the angry crowd in The Simpsons Movie. Arnold Schwarzenegger also appears in the movie as president, drawn almost exactly like Wolfcastle and voiced by Harry Shearer using the Wolfcastle voice. The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 animated comedy film based on the animated television series The Simpsons, directed by David Silverman, and scheduled to be released worldwide by July 27, 2007. ...


The name "Wolfcastle" "Rainier" is a spelling variant of Rainer, a common German given name. Also, "Rainier" is a common reference to Mt. Rainier, a large volcano approximately halfway between Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. Most Simpsons character names come from streets and landmarks near Portland, the hometown of Simpsons creator Matt Groening.[1] Mount Rainier is a stratovolcano in Pierce County, Washington, located 54 miles (87 km) southeast of Seattle, Washington, in the United States. ... For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City 376. ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... “Seattle” redirects here. ... This article deals with the U.S. state. ... Matthew Abram Groening (born February 15, 1954[2] in Portland, Oregon;[1] his family name is pronounced ) is an Emmy Award-winning American cartoonist and the creator of The Simpsons, Futurama and the weekly comic strip Life in Hell. ...


Jobs

Rainier Wolfcastle has, in different Simpsons episodes, been a presenter at the Academy Awards, a spokesperson for the Powersauce energy bar, a celebrity judge in radio station KBBL's contest "How Low Will You Go" (along with Krusty the Klown and Madeleine Albright), hosted a short-lived talk show, and appeared on Inside the Actors Studio with James Lipton (in which he kills Lipton after getting into character as McBain). He was married to Maria Quimby in the past (a reference to Arnold Schwarzenegger's marriage to Maria Shriver, a Kennedy), and his daughter Greta dated Bart in the episode, The Bart Wants What It Wants. As mentioned before, he began his acting career as a child in a commercial for Fritz Schnackenpfefferhausen-brand bratwurst in Austria. He also was co-owner of a Planet Hollywood spoof, along with "Chuck Norris, Johnny Carson's third wife, and the Russian mafia". Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... KBBL radio tower In the fictional universe of The Simpsons, KBBL is the call sign used for radio and television stations that broadcast from Springfield. ... Krusty the Clown, or Herschel Schmoikel Krustofski (full name: Herschel Pinkes Remochel Krustofski), is a fictional character in the cartoon The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... Madeleine Korbel Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová, IPA: , on May 15, 1937) was the first woman to become United States Secretary of State. ... Inside the Actors Studio is the Emmy-nominated, longest-running original series on the Bravo cable television channel, hosted by James Lipton. ... James Lipton (born September 19, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American writer, poet, and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City. ... This is a list of one-time fictional characters featured in the American animated television comedy series The Simpsons. ... Bart and his sister Lisa as news anchors. ... The Bart Wants What it Wants is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons thirteenth season. ... Bratwurst with sauerkraut and potatoes A bratwurst (IPA: ) is a sausage composed of pork, beef, and sometimes veal. ... Planet Hollywood at night, Downtown Disney, Florida, USA. Planet Hollywood Niagara Falls, Ontario Planet Hollywood, a theme restaurant chain inspired by the popular portrayal of Hollywood, was launched in New York on October 22, 1991, with the backing of Hollywood stars Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Demi Moore. ... Carlos Ray Chuck Norris (born on 10 March 1940) is an American martial artist, action star, Hollywood actor, and recently, an internet phenomenon, who is best known for playing Cordell Walker on Walker, Texas Ranger. ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Apart from the McBain series, Wolfcastle also played Radioactive Man in an ill-fated live-action movie version of that comic book series. This episode aired years before Schwarzenegger himself starred in Batman & Robin, a critical and commercial failure. McBain has also apparently ventured into comedic roles; in one episode he carries Homer in an oversized Snugli for babies, remarking, "I used it to carry Rob Schneider in the movie My Baby is an Ugly Man." Radioactive Man is the second episode of The Simpsons seventh season which originally aired September 24, 1995. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Batman and Robin, see Batman and Robin (serial). ... This article is about the American actor/comedian. ...


Politics

Although Rainier Wolfcastle appears to have political ambitions, as noted by his candidacy for mayor in the recall election of Mayor Diamond Joe Quimby, he has not yet attempted to run for the governor's seat currently held by 15-season incumbent Mary Bailey. He is a member of the inner circle of the Springfield Republican Party which meets at Burns' creepy mansion and includes Burns, Krusty, Dr. Hibbert, Dracula and Bob Dole. Mr. ... See Homer Run is the sixth episode of the 17th season of The Simpsons. ... Mayor Diamond Joe Quimby Joseph Joe Quimby, Jr. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Dracula is an 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, featuring as its primary antagonist the vampire Count Dracula. ...


Anti-Semitism/Prejudices

There was also a hint that he may have some anti-semitic or Neo-Nazi views, when Krusty the Clown said "I thought I was a self-hating Jew, but it turns out that I'm just an anti-semite" and nearby Wolfcastle enthusiastically responds "we have so much to discuss". His lead-in announcer on "Up Late with McBain" dressed in a full SS uniform, complete with Nazi armband. In the episode See Homer Run, in a stump speech he refers to himself as being, among other things a "...son of a Nazi...". Despite his aforementioned involvement in the gay porn industry, Rainier himself may also be homophobic, as evidenced by his accusing an entire audience of being homosexuals after they booed him for describing someone's outfit as making them "look like a homosexual". Wolfcastle has twice been seen campaigning for Mayor or campaigning for Sideshow Bob for Mayor. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The terms Neo-Nazism and Neo-Fascism refer to any social or political movement to revive Nazism or Fascism, respectively, and postdates the Second World War. ... Herschel Pinkus Yerucham Krustofski (‎, born c. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... See Homer Run is the sixth episode of the 17th season of The Simpsons. ... Homophobia is a term used to describe: A culturally determined phobia manifesting as fear, revulsion, or contempt for homosexuality. ...


In the episode, Homerazzi, it is revealed that his middle name is Luftwaffe. Homerazzi is the sixteenth episode of the eighteenth season of The Simpsons, which originally aired March 25, 2007. ... The Deutsche Luftwaffe or   (German: air force, literally Air Weapon, pronounced lufft-va-fa, IPA: ) is the commonly used term for the German air force. ...


See also

The following is a list of characters featured in the American animated television series The Simpsons. ... Benders first appearance Although The Simpsons is itself a show populated by fictional characters (see: List of characters from The Simpsons), save celebrities who make cameos as themselves, there are a number of characters within the shows universe who are fictional to the Simpsons characters themselves (see also...

References

  1. ^ Hamilton, Don (2002-07-19), "Matt Groening’s Portland", Portland Tribune

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Wolfcastle was married at one time to a woman named "Maria" in an obvious reference to Arnold Schwarzenegger's wife, Maria Shriver.
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