Hank Azaria

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Quotes (8)

  • Hank Azaria: The first two months I imagined Godzilla ... Then I got bored of that and I imagined different things. What if my agent was that big? What if my dog was that big?

  • Hank Azaria: It's not really difficult to go from one voice into the next. It's like asking you to sing a line of Happy Birthday and then Goodnight Irene - assuming you know the words to both those songs.

  • Hank Azaria: Just watching Jack Lemmon made me want to get into this business.

  • Hank Azaria: It's always impressive when talented comedians are easy laughers or generous with their laughs.

  • Hank Azaria: I've been doing silly voices since I was a child.

  • Hank Azaria: Godzilla's a monster for the '90s. He's been working out.

  • Hank Azaria: Bart [Simpson] gets away with doing the things we all wish we could get away with.

  • Hank Azaria: Although I play Moe, Apu, Wiggum, Professor Frink, oddly I feel like Lisa Simpson inside. I've been doing silly voices since I was a child - it's a nice outlet for that.

Trivia (27)

  • Hank has been nominated for 4 SAG Awards. In 1997, he was nominated for two awards for his film The Birdcage. He was nominated for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role". He won for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast". In 2000, he was nominated for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Miniseries or Movie" for Tuesdays With Morrie. In 2005, he was nominated for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series" for Huff.

  • Hank has been nominated for 7 Emmy Awards. In 2005, he was nominated for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" for Huff. In 2003, 2001, and 1998 he won the Emmy for "Outstanding Voice-Over Performance" for The Simpsons. Also in 2003, he was nominated for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series" for Friends. In 2000, he won for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a miniseries or Movie" for Tuesdays With Morrie. In 1998, he was nominated for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series" for Mad About You.

  • In a news interview, Azaria admitted that, during his performances of Spamalot, he had a hard time holding in laughter on stage throughout the show. His secret was to carry keys in his costume and painfully jab himself (unnoticeable to the audience) to stop from breaking character mid-performance. "It really hurts..." he jokes in the interview.

  • Hank Azaria shares his birthday with actor Al Pacino and actress RenĂ©e Zellweger.

  • Hank Azaria auditioned to play comedian Andy Kaufman in the Man on the Moon, but was turned down.

  • Hank Azaria has starred in more than 300 episodes of the show the Simpsons.

  • Hank is best known for his numerous appearances on The Simpsons, in which he has voiced more than 160 characters.

  • Hank was in the music video for Smash Mouth's song "All Star".

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