|Born|| Harry Julius Shearer|
December 23, 1943
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cast status||Active; starring|
|First appearance||"Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"|
|Relatives|| Wives: Penelope Nichols (1974–1977)|
Judith Owen (1993–present)
Harry Julius Shearer is a starring voice actor on The Simpsons. He provides the voices of many characters, among them Reverend Lovejoy, Charles Montgomery Burns, Ned Flanders and Seymour Skinner -- to name only a few.
Shearer began acting at the age of seven at the suggestion of his piano teacher-turned-agent. He made his film debut in the classic Abbott and Costello Go To Mars, and had a small role in the first Cinemascope movie The Robe.
He often appeared on The Jack Benny Show as well as GE Theatre, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and played the role of Eddie Haskell in the pilot episode of Leave It To Beaver.
Shearer gained national recognition as one of the creators and stars of This Is Spinal Tap, where he portrayed heavy metalist Derek Smalls in the mock rockumentary.Shearer was a writer and cast member of Saturday Night Live for two seasons. His on-screen performance as a NASA recruitment official in The Right Stuff shows that he can also support a convincing "establishment" persona as well. Shearer's other film work includes Oscar, The Fisher King, Wayne's World II, and Pure Luck.
His television work has included Politically Incorrect, Martin Mull's Portrait of a White Marriage, HBO Comedy Hour Live: The Magic of Live, Fernwood 2 Night, Ellen, Friends, Murphy Brown, LA Law and The News Hole for which he won an Ace Award for Best Game Show ('95).
In the 1998 American Remake of Godzilla, Shearer played New York anchor man Charles Caiman along with fellow simpsons co-stars Nancy Cartwright as newswoman, and Hank Azaria as Victor "Animal" Palotti. His character was not shown in the animated series of Godzilla. He was a sports announcer in the Little Giants.
Harry Shearer's CharactersEdit
|Dan Castellaneta | Julie Kavner | Nancy Cartwright | Yeardley Smith | Hank Azaria | Harry Shearer|
|Pamela Hayden | Tress MacNeille | Maggie Roswell | Russi Taylor | Karl Wiedergott | Christopher Collins | Doris Grau | Jo Ann Harris | Marcia Mitzman Gaven|
|Special Guest Voices|
|Kelsey Grammer | Maurice LaMarche | Joe Mantegna | Marcia Wallace | Greg Berg | Albert Brooks | Phil Hartman | Jan Hooks | Jane Kaczmarek | Jon Lovitz | Frank Welker|