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Phil Hartman (I) (1948–1998)

Phil Hartman was born Philip Edward Hartmann on September 24, 1948, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. His surname was originally "Hartmann", but he later dropped the second "n". He was one of eight children of Doris Marguerite (Wardell) and Rupert Loebig Hartmann, a salesman. He was of German, Irish, and English descent. The family moved to the ... See full bio »


(age 49) in Encino, California, USA

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 1999 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Game Show Host
- The Empress' Nightingale (1999) ... Game Show Host (voice)
 1998 Blasto (Video Game)
Capt. Blasto (voice)
 1991-1998 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Troy McClure / Lionel Hutz / Bill Clinton / ...
- Bart the Mother (1998) ... Troy McClure (voice)
- This Little Wiggy (1998) ... Troy McClure (voice)
- Lisa the Simpson (1998) ... Troy McClure (voice)
- Das Bus (1998) ... Troy McClure (voice)
- Realty Bites (1997) ... Lionel Hutz (voice)
 1996-1998 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Randy / Phillip
- Eat, Drink, Dick, Mary (1998) ... Randy
- Lonely Dick (1996) ... Phillip
 1996 Van Halen: Video Hits Vol. 1 (Video)
Waldo (voice, uncredited)
 1985-1996 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Announcer / Bill Clinton / ...
- Dana Carvey/Dr. Dre (1996) ... Announcer
- John Goodman/The Pretenders (1994) ... Various
- Emilio Estevez/Pearl Jam (1994) ... Various
- Kelsey Grammer/Dwight Yoakam (1994) ... Various
- Helen Hunt/Snoop Doggy Dogg (1994) ... Various / Elton John
 1996 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Man on Phone
- The Package (1996) ... Man on Phone (voice, uncredited)
 1996 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
- Caroline and the Letter (1996) ... Host (uncredited)
 1995 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
Otto Friedling
- A Moveable Feast (1995) ... Otto Friedling
 1995 The Ren & Stimpy Show (TV Series)
Midget Clown / Announcer On Russian filmreel
- Stimpy's Pet/Ren's Brain (1995) ... Midget Clown (voice)
- Space Dogged/Feud for Sale (1995) ... Announcer On Russian filmreel
 1995 Stuart Saves His Family
Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1995 Night Stand (TV Series)
Gunther Johann
- Illegal Alien Star Search (1995) ... Gunther Johann
 1994 The Crazysitter
The Salesman
 1994 The Pagemaster
Tom Morgan (voice)
 1994 Greedy
 1994 The Critic (TV Series)
Adolph Hitmaker / Bernie Wasserman / Prof. Blowhard
- Eyes on the Prize (1994) ... Adolph Hitmaker / Bernie Wasserman / Prof. Blowhard (voice)
 1993 The Twelve Days of Christmas (TV Movie)
Hollyberry (voice)
 1993 Animaniacs (TV Series)
Dan Anchorman
 1993 Coneheads
 1993 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Phil Hartman
- The Stalker (1993) ... Phil Hartman
 1993 Daybreak (TV Movie)
Man in Abstinence Commercial (uncredited)
 1993 CB4
Virgil Robinson
 -1993 Tom & Jerry Kids Show (TV Series)
Calaboose Cal
- Penthouse Mouse/Twelve Angry Sheep/The Ant Attack (1993) ... Calaboose Cal (voice)
- Episode #2.2 ... Calaboose Cal (voice)
 1992 Eek! the Cat (TV Series)
Psycho Bunny / Monkeynaut #1
- Cape Fur (1992) ... Psycho Bunny (voice)
- Eek vs. the Flying Saucers (1992) ... Monkeynaut #1 (voice)
 1992 Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series)
Phil Diamond
- Lewis and Son (1992) ... Phil Diamond
 1992 Darkwing Duck (TV Series)
- The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain (1992) ... Paddywhack (voice)
 1992 Fish Police (TV Series)
Inspector C. Bass
- A Fish Out of Water (1992) ... Inspector C. Bass (voice)
 1991 One Special Victory (TV Movie)
Mike Rutten
 1991 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
- Mind Pollution (1991) ... Dimitri (voice)
 1991 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Tim Cornell
- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1991) ... Tim Cornell
 1991 TaleSpin (TV Series)
Ace London
- Mach One for the Gipper (1991) ... Ace London (voice)
 1990 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series)
- Whale's Tales (1990) ... Octavius (voice)
 1990 Bobby's World (TV Series)
- My Dad Can Fix Anything (1990) ... (voice)
 1990 Gravedale High (TV Series) (voice)
 1990 Quick Change
Hal Edison
 1989 Kiki's Delivery Service
Jiji (English version, voice)
 1989 How I Got Into College
Bennedict, SAT Coach
 1989 On the Television (TV Series)
- M. Superior ... Various
 1989 Fletch Lives
Bly Manager
 1988 Fantastic Max (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1987 DuckTales (TV Series)
Captain Frye
- Scrooge's Pet (1987) ... Captain Frye (voice)
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon
Baseball Announcer (segment "Murray in Videoland")
 1987 Spaceballs
Dink (voice, uncredited)
 1986 ¡Three Amigos!
Sam (as Philip E. Hartmann)
 1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash
Fred (as Phil E. Hartmann)
 1986 Last Resort
 1985 The Jetsons (TV Series)
School Patrol Robots / Executive Vice President
- Boy George (1985) ... School Patrol Robots / Executive Vice President (voice, as Philip Hartmann)
 1985 Challenge of the GoBots (TV Series)
Professor Von Joy / Hans-Cuff / Staks / ...
- The Fall of Gobotron: Part 3 (1985) ... Professor Von Joy / Hans-Cuff / Staks (voice)
- Gameworld (1985) ... Hans Cuff (voice)
- Scooter Enhanced (1985) ... Professor Von Joy (voice)
 1985 The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (TV Series)
Vaccu-Spook Auctioneer
- Reflections in a Ghoulish Eye (1985) ... Vaccu-Spook Auctioneer (voice, as Philip Hartmann)
 1984 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
News Reader at the Beginning
- The Legacy of Garwood Huddle (1984) ... News Reader at the Beginning (voice, uncredited)
 1984 Weekend Pass
Joe Chicago
 1983 The Dukes (TV Series)
Additional voices / Freddy Flenders / Reporter
- A Hogg in the Foggy Bogg (1983) ... Additional voices (voice)
- The Dukes in Hollywood (1983) ... Freddy Flenders / Reporter (voice)
- The Canadian Caper (1983) ... Additional voices (voice)
- A Dickens of a Christmas (1983) ... Additional voices (voice)
- The Kid from Madrid (1983) ... Additional voices (voice)
 1983 The Pop 'N' Rocker Game (TV Series)
- Episode dated 1 January 1983 (1983) ... Announcer
 1982 Pandemonium
Reporter (as Phil Hartmann)
 1981 Red Pepper (TV Movie)
Red Pepper (voice)
 1981 The Pee Wee Herman Show (TV Movie)
Kap'n Karl
 1980 Cheech and Chong's Next Movie
Chick Hazard Private Eye (Groundling)
 1980 The Gong Show Movie
Man at Airport with Gun (as Phil Hartmann)
 1980 Stunt Rock (as Phil Hartmann)
 1980 The Six O'Clock Follies (TV Series)
 1979 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
Show Show Writer (9 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (10 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (33 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (58 credits)

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Other Works:

TV commercial for Frisky's Cat Food (voice) (1998) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 8 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Phil E. Hartmann | Philip E. Hartmann | Philip Hartmann | Phil Hartmann | Phil Hart-on-the-Stick Man


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I'm 49-years-old and I'm cautious of the fact that very few people in comedy have careers after age 50. I think there's a notion in our society, and it maybe valid, that people aren't as funny when they get older. It's a stigma still attached to the rebelliousness of youth. I do believe that sooner or later I'll get those great roles like Gary Sinise's part in Forrest Gump (1994) or Tommy Lee ... See more »


In a television interview, Hartman stated that he believed what clinched the Saturday Night Live (1975) audition for him was when he was asked if there was anything else he wanted to show them. He replied that he could do any dialect. If they could name the dialect, he could do it. Dennis Miller was watching his audition, and shouted out, "Do French!". Hartman's reply was, "I don't do that.". See more »


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