Philip Edward Hartmann was born on September 24, 1948, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. His surname was originally "Hartmann" but he later dropped the other "n" -- the reason of which is unknown. As one of the eight children of Rupert and Doris Hartmann, Phil was a very caring and sensitive person and was described as "very sweet and kind of quiet." Although he was born in Canada...See full bio »
1999Saturday Night Live Christmas
(performer: "Auld Lang Syne" - uncredited, "Let's Pretend We Like Each Other This Christmas" - uncredited, "The Almost Perfect Christmas" - uncredited, "Ballad of the Co-Dependent" - uncredited, "Carol of Intimacy" - uncredited)
[on leaving "SNL"] The shows are getting less sophisticated. There's less political satire. The younger audience loves Adam Sandler. He appeals less to the intellect and more to that stand-up sensibility of 'Let's go out there and be insane.' I like Adam Sandler, but that's not my kind of comedy, so, yeah, in a way it makes me feel like, 'Well, it's time for me to go.'
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Rehearsals for The Simpsons were cancelled on the day his death was announced.
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