Harry Shearer



  • Birth Name: Harry Julius Shearer
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/23/1943, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor; comedian; director; writer
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Harry Shearer Fast Facts:
  • His parents met in Havana after they fled their respective home countries following Adolf Hitler's rise to power.
  • Played Eddie Haskell in the Leave It to Beaver pilot, but was replaced by Ken Osmond.
  • Post-college, he taught high school in Los Angeles. He also worked as a stringer for Newsweek and covered the 1965 Watts Riots for the magazine.
  • Member of Credibility Gap, a comedy group from the early '70s.
  • Was cast on The Simpsons by series creator Matt Groening, a longtime fan of Shearer's work. Over the years, Shearer has voiced up to 22 characters an episode, including Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders and Principal Skinner.
  • Published his first novel, Not Enough Indians—a farcical take on Native American-owned casinos—in 2006.
  • Hosts Le Show, a weekly comedy series on public radio.
  • Harry Shearer Relationships:
  • Mack Shearer - Father
  • Dora Warren - Mother
  • Judith Owen - Wife
  • Penelope Joyce Nichols - Ex-wife
  • Harry Shearer Awards:
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Voice-Over Performance - Nominee
  • 1980 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance - Winner
  • College:
  • University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (BA in Political Science, 1964); attended Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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