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.
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
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
Attended Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California, United States; attended California State University, Northridge, California, United States
Birth Name: Philip Edward Hartmann
Birth Place: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Died: May 28, 1998
Profession: Actor, Writer, Comedian, Graphic artist