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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 Torch Song Trilogy (1988), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and Independence Day (1996). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Torch Song Trilogy
Torch Song Trilogy Arnold Beckoff
(1988)
Mrs. Doubtfire
(1993)
Independence Day
Independence Day Marty Gilbert
(1996)
Mulan
Mulan Yao
(1998)

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 2017 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
iOvulate
- Commence Fracking (2017) ... iOvulate (voice)
 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 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)
 2006 The Year Without a Santa Claus (TV Movie)
Heat Miser
 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
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
Argus Panoptes
- Hercules and the Bacchanal (1998) ... Argus Panoptes (voice)
 1998 Stories from My Childhood (TV Series)
Grambo
- Alice and the Mystery of the Third Planet (1998) ... Grambo (voice)
 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
 1997 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Harvey Fierstein
- The Matchmaker (1997) ... Harvey Fierstein
 1994 Daddy's Girls (TV Series)
Dennis Sinclair
- Keep Your Business Out of My Business (1994) ... Dennis Sinclair
- American in Paris... Cool (1994) ... Dennis Sinclair
- Pilot (1994) ... Dennis Sinclair
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Torch Song Trilogy", was performed at the Albery Theatre in London, England with Antony Sher, Rupert Graves, Rupert Frazer, Belinda Sinclair and Miriam Karlin in the cast. Robert Allan Ackerman 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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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:

When he was cast as an openly gay fashion designer in the short-lived sitcom Daddy's Girls (1994), he became the first gay actor to play an openly gay character in a series in American television history. See more »

Trademark:

Gruff yet smooth voice

Star Sign:

Gemini

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