Hank Azaria

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Hank Albert Azaria (born April 25, 1964 in Queens, New York) is an American actor born to Sephardic Jewish parents from Beirut, Lebanon.

Acting roles

Azaria is perhaps best known for his voice work on the animated television show The Simpsons. He has provided the voices for over 160 characters on the show including those of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Police Chief Clancy Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Cletus and Professor Frink.

He has also appeared in movies such as Mystery Men and America's Sweethearts and on television in Herman's Head as Jay Nichols and in Friends where he played the recurring character David, one of Phoebe’s boyfriends. On the show Mad About You, he had a recurring role as Nat, the Dogwalker.

Azaria also provided the voice of Eddie Brock in the Spider-Man animated series of the mid-1990s.

He has also shown his talents on stage, in 2003 he appeared in London's West End as Bernard in Sexual Perversity in Chicago. Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing in Friends) and Minnie Driver also starred.

Hank Azaria can now be found starring as the title character, psychiatrist Craig "Huff" Huffstodt, in Huff which is shown on Showtime. He also appeared as Sir Lancelot, the French Taunter, and other characters in the musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail entitled Spamalot until June of 2005, which opened in Chicago, Illinois in December 2004 and has since moved to Broadway. He currently plans to return in fall of 2005 to take on these roles again after leaving to work on The Simpsons and Huff. In 2005, he was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in Spamalot.

Personal life

After several years of living together, Azaria married actress Helen Hunt on July 18, 1999. The couple divorced on December 18, 2000.

Awards

Hank Azaria has been nominated for numerous awards during his career including Emmys and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Emmy awards

Year Award Result
2005 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nomination - Dr. Craig 'Huff' Huffstodt in Huff
2003 Outstanding Voice-Over Performance Won - for characters in The Simpsons (Moe Baby Blues)
2003 Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Nomination - David in Friends
2001 Outstanding Voice-Over Performance Won - for characters in The Simpsons (Worst Episode Ever)
2000 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Won - for Tuesdays with Morrie
1998 Outstanding Voice-Over Performance Won - for Apu in The Simpsons
1998 Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Nomination - Nat in Mad About You


Partial filmography

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