Phil Hartman

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  • Birth Name: Philip Edward Hartmann
  • Birth Place: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
  • Died: May 28, 1998
  • Profession: Actor, Writer, Comedian, Graphic artist
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  • Was a graphic artist who created rock-album covers for Poco and America, and designed the logo for Crosby, Stills and Nash.
  • Appeared as a contestant on The Dating Game in 1965 and won, but the woman who selected him didn't show up for their date.
  • Joined the Los Angeles-based improv troupe the Groundlings in 1975.
  • Helped develop Paul Reubens' childlike Pee-wee Herman character in the late 1970s.
  • In 1986 joined the cast of Saturday Night Live and appeared on the show for eight seasons; was called "The Glue" by colleagues because of his ability to hold a sketch together; became known for his various impersonations, including Bill Clinton and Phil Donahue.
  • Became a go-to voice actor (The Smurfs, Dennis the Menace, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo) and contributed voices for nearly 50 episodes of The Simpsons.
  • After leaving SNL, took the lead role in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio.
  • Was shot to death by his wife in a murder-suicide in their home.

Awards

  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee

Relationships

  • Doris M. Hartmann — Mother
  • Gretchen Lewis — Ex-wife
  • Lisa Strain — Ex-wife
  • John Hartmann — Brother
  • Sean Edward Hartman — Son
  • Birgen Hartman — Daughter
  • Brynn Hartman — Wife (deceased)
  • Rupert L. Hartmann — Father

College

  • Attended Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California, United States; attended California State University, Northridge, California, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Philip Edward Hartmann
  • Birth Place: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
  • Died: May 28, 1998
  • Profession: Actor, Writer, Comedian, Graphic artist

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