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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 Mulan (1998), Independence Day (1996) and Mrs. Doubtfire (1993). See full bio »

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

Known For

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

Filmography

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 2017 Animal Crackers
Esmerelda (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 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:

Plays Tevye in the Broadway revival of "Fiddler on the Roof" with music and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, at the Minskoff Theatre. 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:

[on Torch Song Trilogy (1988)] I'm happy that we made it. Is it everything I wanted it to be? Is anything ever? I fought with [director] Paul Bogart because I had based the entire third act on a song by Big Maybelle. When we went to make the movie, Paul refused to put it in the movie. We used a beautiful Ella Fitzgerald recording of "This Time the Dream's on Me", which is very pretty, but it ... See more »

Trivia:

Won the Humanitas Prize in the Children's Animation Category for: Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995) for episode "The Sissy Duckling" (2000). See more »

Trademark:

Gruff yet smooth voice

Star Sign:

Gemini

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