Phil Hartman

Birthday:
09/24/1948
Place of birth:
Brantford, Ontario, Canada:
Biography:
​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman  (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-born American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Hartman and his family immigrated to the United States when he was ten. After graduating from California State University, Northridge with a degree in graphic arts, he designed album covers for bands like Poco and America. Feeling the need for a more creative outlet, Hartman joined the comedy group The Groundlings in 1975 and there helped comedian Paul Reubens develop his character Pee-wee Herman. Hartman co-wrote the screenplay for the film Pee-wee's Big Adventure and made recurring appearances on Reubens' show Pee-wee's Playhouse. Hartman became well-known in the late 1980s when he joined the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. He won fame for his impressions, particularly of President Bill Clinton, and stayed on the show for eight seasons. Called "the Glue" for his ability to hold the show together and help other cast members, Hartman won a Primetime Emmy Award for his SNL work in 1989. In 1995, after scrapping plans for his own variety show, he starred as Bill McNeal in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio. He also had frequent roles on The Simpsons as Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure and others, and appeared in the films Houseguest, Sgt. Bilko, Jingle All the Way, and Small Soldiers. Hartman had been divorced twice before he married Brynn (née Omdahl) in 1987; the couple had two children together. However, their marriage was fractured, due in part to Brynn's drug use. On May 28, 1998, Brynn shot and killed her husband while he slept in their Encino, Los Angeles, home, then committed suicide several hours later. In the weeks following his death, Hartman was celebrated in a wave of tributes. Dan Snierson of Entertainment Weekly opined that Hartman was "the last person you'd expect to read about in lurid headlines in your morning paper...a decidedly regular guy, beloved by everyone he worked with". Description above from the Wikipedia article Phil Hartman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Credits

The Last Days of Phil Hartman (2019)
as Starring
The Women of SNL (2010)
as Various (archive footage)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (2003)
as Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: A Tribute to Chris Farley (2000)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey (1999)
The Simpsons: Too Hot For TV (1999)
Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night (1998)
as Chauncey
Small Soldiers (1998)
as Phil Fimple
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (1998)
as Himself / Various Characters
The Second Civil War (1997)
as The President
Jingle All the Way (1996)
as Ted Maltin
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
as Major Colin Thorn
The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show (1995)
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
as Announcer
Houseguest (1995)
as Gary Young
The Crazysitter (1994)
as The Salesman
The Making of Dr. Seuss' 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' (1994)
as Himself / Host
The Pagemaster (1994)
as Tom Morgan (voice)
Greedy (1994)
as Frank
The Twelve Days of Christmas (1993)
as Hollyberry
So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
as Ranger John 'Vicky' Johnson - Alcatraz Guide
Coneheads (1993)
as Marlax
Daybreak (1993)
as Man in Abstinence Commercial
CB4 (1993)
as Virgil Robinson
National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
as Comic Cop
Quick Change (1990)
as Hal Edison
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary (1989)
as Himself
How I Got Into College (1989)
as Bennedict, SAT Coach
Fletch Lives (1989)
as Bly Manager
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
as Baseball Announcer (segment "Murray in Videoland")
The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
as Air Conditioner / Hanging Lamp (voice)
Spaceballs (1987)
as Dink (voice) (uncredited)
Blind Date (1987)
as Ted Davis
¡Three Amigos! (1986)
as Sam
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
as Fred, 1st National Bank
Last Resort (1986)
as Jean-Michel
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
as Reporter
Cheeseball Presents (1984)
Weekend Pass (1984)
as Joe Chicago
Pandemonium (1982)
as Reporter
The Pee-wee Herman Show (1981)
as Kap'n Karl
Skateboard Madness (1980)
as Narrator (voice)
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980)
as Chick Hazard - Private Eye
The Gong Show Movie (1980)
as Man at Airport with Gun
Stunt Rock (1978)
as TV Prop Man

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