Evening at the Improv (1989-93)
Christopher Collins | Chris Collins | Christopher Latta
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[about his school counselor experience] The guy was real concerned, he says, 'You know, Ben has a great many fantasies. He keeps telling me you're this guy in a cartoon, that you're the Cobra Commander on "G.I. Joe." Well? Doesn't that concern you?' I looked at him and said, 'But I am.' He looked at me like, 'Oh God, this guy's crazy too. He's telling his child he's a cartoon.'
He was the original voice of nuclear plant owner C. Montgomery Burns on The Simpsons
(1989), before circumstances forced him to turn the role over to Harry Shearer
after the first few appearances. Shearer modeled his performance after Latta's, and was able to seamlessly assume the role.