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Harry Shearer

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Harry Julius Shearer  (born December 23, 1943) is an American actor, comedian, writer, voice artist, musician, author, radio host and director. He is known for his long-running role on The Simpsons, his work on Saturday Night Live, the comedy band Spinal Tap and his radio program Le Show. Born in Los Angeles, California, Shearer began his career as a child actor, appearing in The Jack Benny Program, as well as the 1953 films Abbott and Costello Go to Mars and The Robe. In 1957, Shearer played the precursor to the Eddie Haskell character in the pilot episode for the television series Leave It to Beaver, but his parents decided not to let him continue in the role so that he could have a normal childhood. From 1969 to 1976, Shearer was a member of The Credibility Gap, a radio comedy group. Following the break up of the group, Shearer co-wrote the film Real Life with Albert Brooks and started writing for Martin Mull's television series Fernwood 2 Night. In August 1979, Shearer was hired as a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live. Shearer describes his experience on the show as a "living hell" and he did not get along well with the other writers and cast members. He left the show in 1980. Shearer co-created, co-wrote and co-starred in the 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap, a satirical rockumentary about a band called Spinal Tap. Shearer portrayed Derek Smalls, the bassist, and Michael McKean and Christopher Guest played the other two members. The film became a cult hit and the band has since released several albums and played several concerts. While promoting the film, Shearer was offered the chance to return to Saturday Night Live. He accepted, but left the show for good in January 1985 after just three months into the season. Since 1983, Shearer has been the host of the public radio comedy/music program Le Show on Santa Monica's NPR-affiliated radio station, KCRW. The program, a hodgepodge of satirical news commentary, music, and sketch comedy, is carried on many public radio stations throughout the United States. In 1989, Shearer became a part of the cast of The Simpsons. He was initially reluctant because he thought the recording sessions would be too much trouble. He felt voice acting was "not a lot of fun" because traditionally, voice actors record their parts separately. He provides voices for numerous characters, including Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Timothy Lovejoy, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny Leonard, Principal Skinner, Otto Mann and Rainier Wolfcastle. Shearer has been vocal about what he perceives as the show's declining quality. In 2004, he said "I rate the last three seasons as among the worst." Shearer also directed the 2002 film Teddy Bears' Picnic and appeared in several films, including A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration and Godzilla. Shearer has written three books, Man Bites Town, It's the Stupidity, Stupid, and Not Enough Indians. He has been married to singer-songwriter Judith Owen since 1993. He has received several Primetime Emmy Award and Grammy Award nominations and in 2008 it was announced that Shearer would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the radio category. Description above from the Wikipedia article Harry Shearer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Dec 23, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
Primul film:
In series General Electric Theater 1953-02-01
Ultimul film:
Film Father Figures 2017-12-21
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Friends
Poster of The Simpsons
Filme in care a jucat
Film Father Figures Gene 2017-12-21
Film Love & Taxes Sean Boykin/Agent 2017-03-03
Serial The History of Comedy Himself 2017-02-09
Film Peter Cook and Dudley Moore: The Missing Sketches Himself 2016-12-31
Film Mascots Competition Announcer (voice) 2016-10-11
Film The Clown Himself 2016-02-03
Film My Suicide Caress Moscowitz 2009-02-07
Film Fired! Self 2007-06-05
Film The Simpsons Movie Scratchy / Mr. Burns / Rev. Lovejoy / Ned Flanders / Lenny / Skull / President Arnold Schwarzenegger / Kent Brockman / Principal Skinner / Dr. Hibbert / Smithers / Toll Booth Man / Guard / Otto / Kang (voice) 2007-07-25
Film Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself 2007-10-13
Film For Your Consideration Victor Allan Miller 2006-11-22
Film Chicken Little Dog Announcer (voice) 2005-11-04
Serial The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Film Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School Promo Announcer 2005-01-24
Film The Aristocrats Himself 2005-01-01
Film The Secret Policeman's Ball: The Music Edition Himself 2004-09-20
Film A Mighty Wind Mark Shubb 2003-04-16
Serial Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Film Gigantic (A Tale Of Two Johns) Himself 2002-01-01
Film Teddy Bears' Picnic Joey Lavin 2002-03-29
Serial HypaSpace Himself 2002-05-13
Film Haunted Castle Mr. D / Mephisto (voice) 2001-02-23
Film CyberWorld Ned Flanders / Dr. Julius Hibbert / Rev. Timothy Lovejoy (voice) (archive footage) 2000-10-06
Serial Jack & Jill Unknown 1999-09-26
Film Dick G. Gordon Liddy 1999-08-04
Film Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Voice of Scratchy (voice) 1999-06-02
Film Encounter in the Third Dimension Narrator (voice) 1999-03-31
Film The Simpsons: Too Hot For TV 1999-03-08
Film The Truman Show Mike Michaelson 1998-06-04
Serial Dawson's Creek Principal Peskin 1998-01-20
Film Small Soldiers Punch-It 1998-07-10
Film Godzilla Charles Caiman 1998-05-20
Film Almost Heroes Narrator (voice) 1998-05-29
Serial The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film My Best Friend's Wedding Jonathan P.E. Rice 1997-06-19
Serial Just Shoot Me! Unknown 1997-03-04
Film The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show 1995-05-20
Serial Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Serial Frontline Unknown 1994-05-09
Film I'll Do Anything Audience Research Captain 1994-02-04
Serial ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Serial Friends Dr. Baldharar 1994-09-22
Film Speechless Chuck 1994-12-16
Film Wayne's World 2 Handsome Dan 1993-12-10
Serial Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Film The Return of Spinal Tap Derek Smalls 1992-12-31
Film Treehouse of Horror II Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Ned Flanders / Kent Brockman / Principal Skinner / Otto / Kang / Jasper / Eddie / Dr. Marvin Monroe 1992-11-20
Film A League of Their Own Newsreel Announcer 1992-07-01
Film FernGully: The Last Rainforest Fairy 3 1992-04-10
Film Oscar Guido Finucci 1991-04-26
Film Pure Luck Monosoff 1991-08-09
Film Blood and Concrete Sammy Rhodes 1991-09-13
Film The Fisher King Ben Starr 1991-09-20
Film Hometown Boy Makes Good 1990-08-02
Film Spy Magazine Presents How to Be Famous himself 1990-01-01
Serial The Simpsons Ned Flanders 1989-12-16
Film My Stepmother is an Alien Carl Sagan (voice) 1988-12-09
Film Plain Clothes Simon Feck 1988-04-15
Film Portrait of a White Marriage Al Silvers 1988-01-01
Film Down and Out with Donald Duck Additional Voices (voice) 1987-03-25
Film Flicks Narrator 1987-01-01
Film The History of White People in America: Volume II Rabbi 1986-01-01
Serial L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Serial ALF Unknown 1986-09-22
Serial The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Serial Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Film This Is Spinal Tap Derek Smalls 1984-05-04
Film The Right Stuff NASA Recruiter 1983-10-20
Film Likely Stories Vol. 1 1981-01-01
Film One Trick Pony Bernie Wepner 1980-10-03
Film Loose Shoes Narrator (voice) 1980-08-01
Film Animalympics Keen Hacksaw 1980-02-01
Serial CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979-01-28
Film Real Life Pete 1979-03-02
Film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh Murray Sports 1979-11-06
Film American Raspberry Trucker's Friend 1977-09-12
Serial Fernwood 2 Night 1977-07-04
Film Cracking Up 1977-07-01
Serial Laverne & Shirley Unknown 1976-01-27
Serial Jeopardy! Unknown 1964-03-30
Serial Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Film The Egyptian Boy 1954-08-25
Film The Robe David (uncredited) 1953-09-16
Film Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Second Boy 1953-04-06
Serial General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01