Dan Castellaneta


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  • Birth Name: Daniel Louis Castellaneta
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/29/1957, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor; screenwriter
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Which Character Died on The Simpsons Premiere?

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the The Simpsons premiere. Read at your own risk.]

The Simpsons has killed off a Springfield resident.

On Sunday's Season 26 premiere, the long-running Fox comedy said goodbye to Krusty's father, Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky, voiced by Jackie Mason. After the opening credits assured viewers that the anticipated death would not be Homer, the story turned to Krusty the Clown, who was depressed after being roasted by comedians. As he was visiting his disapproving father for advice, his dad dropped dead mid-sentence while saying, "You've always been ehhhh..."

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VIDEO: Clown in the Dumps

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Aired: 9/28/2014

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VIDEO: The Simpsons: Clown in the Dumps

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Year Title Description
2010 The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special TV Show Series, Remarks by
2008 Superhero Movie Movie, Actor - Carlson
2007 The Simpsons Movie Movie, Actor - Homer/Itchy/Barney/Grampa/Krusty/Mayor Quimby/Mel
2006 The Pursuit Of Happyness Movie, Actor - Alan Frakesh
2003 Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat Movie, Actor - Voice of Thing 1 and Thing 2

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The Simpsons Get Exiled From Springfield in Their 500th Episode

Has Springfield finally had enough of the Simpsons clan? On the long-running animated series' 500th episode (titled "At Long Last Leave," airing Sunday at 8/7c on Fox), Homer and family discover that they weren't invited to a secret town meeting. "The point is to kick them out of town for all the crap they've pulled over the last 500 episodes," says Simpsons executive producer Al Jean. "We explore their emotions as they find out that everyone hates them."

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Woo Hoo! Fox Orders Two More Seasons of The Simpsons

The Simpsons will live on!

Fox has renewed the longest-running comedy for two more seasons, Seasons 24 and 25, which will include the show's 500th episode in February 2012, the network announced Friday.

The Simpsons cast close to signing deal — but how much will they make?

The renewal comes as a relief to fans. On Monday, the network reportedly gave the cast an ultimatum: Agree to take a 45 percent pay cut by Friday or the animated series will be... read more

The Simpsons Cast Close to Signing Deal — But How Much Will They Make?

It looks like The Simpsons may continue their hijinks on Fox.

The cast of the longest-running prime-time scripted series is close to signing a deal, which will keep them on the air for one more year, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new deal... read more

The Simpsons' Harry Shearer: I'm Willing to Take a 70 Percent Pay Cut in Exchange for Profits

The Simpsons star Harry Shearer says he's willing to take a 70 percent pay cut in exchange for profits as a Friday deadline approaches for the cast to accept a 45 percent salary cut.

Speaking out about the negotiations for the first time, Shearer said in a lengthy statement that his team asked Fox Thursday for the lowest possible salary ...
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Report: Fox Gives The Simpsons' Voice Actors Ultimatum

Fox has given The Simpsons' six voice actors an ultimatum: They have until noon Friday to decide whether to accept a salary cut of nearly 50 percent or this season will be the last, The Wrap reports.... read more

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