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Harvey Fierstein


Harvey Fierstein was born on June 6, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Independence Day (1996), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and Mulan (1998). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Independence Day
Independence Day Marty Gilbert
(1996)
Mrs. Doubtfire
(1993)
Mulan
Mulan Yao
(1998)
The Times of Harvey Milk
(1984)

Filmography

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 2016 Hairspray Live! (TV Movie)
Edna Turnblad
 2008-2015 Family Guy (TV Series)
Buster Keaton / Tracy
- Stewie Is Enceinte (2015) ... Buster Keaton (voice)
- The Former Life of Brian (2008) ... Tracy (voice)
 2012 Foodfight!
Fat Cat Burglar (voice)
 2012 Submissions Only (TV Series)
Auditioner #5
- Another Interruption (2012) ... Auditioner #5
 2011 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Judge Francis Flamm
- Feeding the Rat (2011) ... Judge Francis Flamm
 2010 Nurse Jackie (TV Series)
John Decker
- Monkey Bits (2010) ... John Decker
 2009 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Lily's Smoking Voice
- Last Cigarette Ever (2009) ... Lily's Smoking Voice (voice)
 2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Video Game)
Yao (English version, voice)
 2006 Farce of the Penguins
Sheila (voice)
 2005 Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game)
Yao (English version, voice)
 2004 Mulan II (Video)
Yao (voice)
 2003 Duplex
Kenneth
 2000 Common Ground (TV Movie)
Don
 1999 X-Chromosome (TV Series)
Mom / Little Mom Head (voice)
 1999 The Sissy Duckling (TV Movie)
Elmer (voice)
 1999 Double Platinum (TV Movie)
Gary Millstein
 1999 Jump
Dish Macense
 1998 Mulan Story Studio (Video Game)
Yao (voice)
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
Argus Panoptes
- Hercules and the Bacchanal (1998) ... Argus Panoptes (voice)
 1998 Safe Men
Leo
 1998 Mulan
Yao (voice)
 1997 White Lies
Art Hoarder
 1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Mrs. Leaperman
- Thumbelina (1997) ... Mrs. Leaperman (voice)
 1997 Fame L.A. (TV Series)
Jeremy Pinter
- Do or Die (1997) ... Jeremy Pinter
 1996 Everything Relative
The Moyle
 1995 Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde
Yves DuBois
 1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Stan Hatter
- The Dead File (1992) ... Stan Hatter
 1992 Cheers (TV Series)
Mark Newberger
- Rebecca's Lover... Not (1992) ... Mark Newberger
 1991 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Andrew
 1990 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Karl
- Simpson and Delilah (1990) ... Karl (voice)
 1988 Tidy Endings (TV Movie)
Arthur
 1986 Apology (TV Movie)
The Derelict
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Benedict
- The Fix (1986) ... Benedict
 1983 The Demon Murder Case (TV Movie)
Demon (voice)
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Other Works:

He wrote the book for the musical stage adaptation, "Newsies", at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. Alan Menken was the composer. Jack Feldman was lyricist. Christopher Gattelli was choreographer. Jeff Calhoun was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The great thing about suicide is that it's not one of those things you have to do now or you lose your chance. I mean, you can always do it later. See more »

Trivia:

Won Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical at the 2003 Tony Awards for his role in the play "Hairspray". See more »

Trademark:

Gruff yet smooth voice

Star Sign:

Gemini

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