Julie Kavner
(Movies & TV)
Krusty the Clown
Joe Spano
(Movies & TV)
James L. Brooks
(Movies & TV)
Richard Kind
(Movies & TV)
Hector Elizondo
(Movies & TV)
Matt Groening
(Movies & TV)

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Dan Castellaneta

Knowledge Identifier: +Dan_Castellaneta


Dan Castellaneta

American actor, voice actor, comedian and screenwriter add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1957.

Countries: United States (53%), Illinois (16%), California (13%)

Main connections: Julie Kavner, Krusty the Clown, Joe Spano

Linked to: Oak Park and River Forest High School, HarperCollins, The Star-Ledger, American Broadcasting Company




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Dan Castellaneta was born in 1957 add something


Krusty's voice is based on Chicago television's Bob Bell, who had a very raspy voice and portrayed WGN-TV's Bozo the Clown from 1960 to 1984 add something


He attended Oak Park, Illinois and River Forest High School and upon graduation, started attending Northern Illinois University in the fall of 1975 add something


Castellaneta started acting after his graduation from Northern Illinois University in 1979 add something


After graduating from Northern Illinois University, Castellaneta joined Chicago 's Second City in 1983, and performed with the troupe until 1987 add something


Castellaneta started to work at The Second City, an improvisational theatre in Chicago , in 1983 and continued to work there until 1987 add something


He was cast in "The Tracey Ullman Show", which debuted in 1987 add something


Mark Hamill - On the audio commentary of the episode, he says that he has been a fan of the show since it debuted in 1989 and that it was a personal thrill to work with Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer Simpson


In the early 1990s, Castellaneta and Deb Lacusta wrote a script for an episode in which Barney becomes sober add something


In 1991, he played Warren Morris in the short-lived ABC live-action sitcom "Sibs" add something


He appeared as the Genie in the "Aladdin" sequel "The Return of Jafar" and on the 1994 "Aladdin" television series add something


In 1992, he guest-starred in an episode of the legal drama "L.A. Law", as a Homer Simpson meetable character at a California amusement park who is dismissed for inappropriate behavior while in costume add something


In 1992, he starred in "Deb & Dan's Show" alongside his wife add something


Krusty the Clown - In 1992, Matt Groening and James L. Brooks began planning a live-action spinoff from "The Simpsons" that revolved around Krusty and would star Dan Castellaneta. wrote a pilot script where Krusty moved to Los Angeles and got his own talk show


Castellaneta has won four Primetime Emmy awards for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for his work on the show as well as an Annie award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in the Field of Animation in 1993 add something


In 1993, Castellaneta was given a special Annie award, "Outstanding Individual Achievement in the Field of Animation", for his work as Homer on "The Simpsons" add something


In 1995, Castellaneta started writing "Where Did Vincent van Gogh-", a one man play in which he portrays a dozen different characters, including artist Vincent van Gogh add something


During a pay dispute in 1998, Fox threatened to replace the six main voice actors with new actors, going as far as preparing for casting of new voices add something


He first officially performed the play at the ACME Comedy Theatre in Los Angeles in 1999 add something


In 1999, he appeared in the Christmas special "Olive, the Other Reindeer" and won an Annie award for his portrayal of the Postman add something


In 2000, he won an Annie award for his portrayal of the Postman in the animated Christmas television special "Olive, the Other Reindeer" add something


On February 22, 2000, his first music CD "Two Lips" was published add something


It was followed on April 23, 2002 by his first comedy CD, "I Am Not Homer", in which he and his wife perform several comedy skits add something


In 2004, Castellaneta and Julie Kavner won a Young Artist award for "Most Popular Mom & Dad in a TV Series" add something


Krusty the Clown - In 2004, Dan Castellaneta won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in "Today I Am a Clown", an episode that heavily features Krusty


Marge Simpson - In 2004, Kavner and Dan Castellaneta won a Young Artist *award for "Most Popular Mom & Dad in a TV Series"


Julie Kavner - In 2004, Kavner and Dan Castellaneta won a Young Artist *award for "Most Popular Mom & Dad in a TV Series"


In 2005, Castellaneta guest-starred as Joe Spencer in the "Stargate SG-1" season eight episode "Citizen Joe" add something


In 2005, he appeared in the episode "Sword of Destiny" in "Arrested Development" as Dr. Stein, a deadpan incompetent doctor add something


In 2006, he appeared in Jeff Garlin's independent film "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With" along with several other Second City alumni add something


In 2007, they were nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for the episode "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore" add something


In 2007, he appeared in "The Bicycle Men" at The King's Head Theatre in London add something


Twelve Angry Men (play) - In 2007, L.A. Theatre Works presented a production of the play that was recorded as an audiobook; directed by John de Lancie, the cast included Dan Castellaneta, Jeffrey Donovan, Hector Elizondo, Robert Foxworth, James Gleason, Kevin Kilner, Richard Kind, Alan Mandell, Rob Nagle, Armin Shimerman, Joe Spano, and Steve Vinovich


His mother Elsie Castellaneta died in January 2008 add something


Hank Azaria - He was nominated for the *award in 2009 and 2010, but lost to co-star Dan Castellaneta and guest star Anne Hathaway respectively


Also, his father died at age 99 on August 15, 2014; both had "Simpsons" episodes dedicated to their memories add something


Castellaneta will host the final of New York comedy show Thrills and Spills on 31 December 2015 add something