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Harry Shearer


Harry Shearer was born in 1943 in Los Angeles, California. His film debut was with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953), followed by The Robe (1953). Probably best known for his Saturday Night Live (1975) gigs, his NPR satire program "Le Show" and The Simpsons (1989), where he plays 21 characters. His best film may ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1989-2015 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Ned Flanders / Kent Brockman / Principal Skinner / ...
- Bart's New Friend (2015) ... (voice)
- The Musk Who Fell to Earth (2015) ... (voice)
- The Man Who Came to Be Dinner (2015) ... Kang (voice)
- Covercraft (2014) ... Principal Skinner (voice)
 2014 Outnumbered (TV Series)
Mr Johnson
- Episode #5.5 (2014) ... Mr Johnson
 2012 Stand Up to Cancer (TV Movie)
Kent Brockman / Ned Flanders / Mr. Burns (voice)
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
Nixon
- Nixon's the One (2012) ... Nixon
 2012 The Simpsons: Tapped Out (Video Game)
Lenny Leonard / Ned Flanders / Timothy Lovejoy, Jr. / ... (voice, uncredited)
 2011 Nine Lives: A Musical Adaptation Live
George Montgomery
 2011 Flood Streets
Dr. Keeley
 2009 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series)
Derek Smalls
- Episode #1.86 (2009) ... Derek Smalls (as Spinal Tap)
 2009 Glastonbury 2009 (TV Movie)
Derek Smalls (as Spinal Tap)
 2009 The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (TV Series)
Derek Smalls
- Episode #1.11 (2009) ... Derek Smalls (as Spinal Tap)
 2007 The Simpsons Game (Video Game)
Ned Flanders / Principal Skinner / Mr. Burns / ... (voice)
 2005 Chicken Little
Dog Announcer (voice)
 2005 Chicken Little (Video Game)
Dog Announcer (voice)
 2003 Just for Laughs (TV Series)
Derek Smalls
- Episode dated 23 November 2003 (2003) ... Derek Smalls (as Spinal Tap)
- Episode dated 19 October 2003 (2003) ... Derek Smalls (as Spinal Tap)
 2003 The Simpsons: Hit & Run (Video Game)
Ned Flanders / C. Montgomery Burns / Smithers / ... (voice)
 2003 MADtv (TV Series)
Mark Shubb
- Episode #8.21 (2003) ... Mark Shubb
 2002 Teddy Bears' Picnic
Joey Lavin
 2002 The Agency (TV Series)
The President
- The Gauntlet (2002) ... The President
 2001 That's Life (TV Series)
Dean
- Oh, Baby! (2001) ... Dean
 2001 The Simpsons: Wrestling (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 2001 Haunted Castle (Short)
Mr. D / Mephisto (voice)
 2001 Out There (Short)
Dr. Gerard
 2001 Haiku Tunnel
Orientation Leader
 2000 Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big (Short) (voice)
 1999 Simpsons Bowling (Video Game)
Mr. Burns (voice)
 1999 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)
Larry Fenwick
- A Divorce to Remember (1999) ... Larry Fenwick
 1999 Seven Days (TV Series)
Walter Landis
- EBE's (1999) ... Walter Landis
 1999 Encounter in the Third Dimension (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1999 Edtv
Moderator
 1998 Small Soldiers
Punch-It (voice)
 1998 Almost Heroes
Narrator
 1998 My Generation (TV Series)
Derek Smalls
 1998 Style & Substance (TV Series)
Harry Shearer
- Chelsea Gets an Opinion (1998) ... Harry Shearer
 1998 George & Leo (TV Series)
- The Poker Game (1998)
 1997 The Visitor (TV Series)
Louis Faraday
- Fear of Flying (1997) ... Louis Faraday
 1997 ER (TV Series)
John Smythe
- Calling Dr. Hathaway (1997) ... John Smythe
 1997 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Ronald Littleman
- Race Relations (1997) ... Ronald Littleman
 1996 Blazing Dragons (Video Game)
Dr. Zigmond Fraud (voice)
 1996 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Nowhere Man
- A Time to Kill (1996) ... Nowhere Man
 1996 The Simpsons: Cartoon Studio (Video Game)
Mr. Burns / Smithers / Principal Skinner / ... (voice)
 1995 Breaking News (TV Series)
Larry Hadges
- Changing the Face of Current Affairs (1995) ... Larry Hadges
 1995 Friends (TV Series)
Dr. Baldharar
- The One with the Fake Monica (1995) ... Dr. Baldharar
 1995 Sliders (TV Series)
Radio DJ
- Pilot (1995) ... Radio DJ (voice, uncredited)
 1994 Speechless
Chuck
 1994 Ellen (TV Series)
Ted Layton
- The Trainer (1994) ... Ted Layton
 1994 Little Giants
Announcer
 1994 I'll Do Anything
Audience Research Captain
 1993 Animaniacs (TV Series)
Ned Flat
 1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Gordon Huyck
- Safe Sex (1993) ... Gordon Huyck
 1993 Dream On (TV Series)
Steve
- Home Sweet Homeboy (1993) ... Steve
 1992 Spinal Tap: Break Like the Wind - The Videos (Video short)
Derek Smalls (as Derek Smalls)
 1992 A League of Their Own
Newsreel Announcer
 1991 The Fisher King
Sitcom Actor Ben Starr
 1991 Pure Luck
Monosoff
 1991 Oscar
Guido Finucci
 1991 Sunday Best (TV Series)
Sketch Characters
 1991 Blood and Concrete
Sammy Rhodes
 1990 Do the Bartman (TV Short)
Principal Skinner (voice)
 1990 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Chris Bishop
- The 390th Broadcast (1990) ... Chris Bishop
 1990 Hometown Boy Makes Good (TV Movie)
 1990 The Jackie Bison Show (TV Movie)
Reporter (voice)
 1988 Miami Vice (TV Series)
FBI Agent Timothy Anderson
- The Cows of October (1988) ... FBI Agent Timothy Anderson
 1987 Plain Clothes
Simon Feck
 1987 This Week Indoors (TV Movie)
 1987 Down and Out with Donald Duck (TV Movie)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1987 Spitting Image: The 1987 Movie Awards (TV Movie) (voice)
 1987 Spitting Image: The Ronnie and Nancy Show (TV Short) (voice)
 1987 Flicks
Narrator (segment 'No Way, José') / Voice of Philip Alien / Voice of George Blik (segment 'Philip Alien') (voice)
 1986 Viva Shaf Vegas (TV Movie)
Rabbi
 1986 ALF (TV Series)
Larry / President
- Pennsylvania 6-5000 (1986) ... Larry / President (voice, uncredited)
 1975-1985 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / announcer / Ronald Reagan / ...
- Howard Cosell/Greg Kihn (1985) ... Various (credit only)
- Christopher Reeve/Santana (1985) ... Various (credit only)
- Pamela Sue Martin/Power Station (1985) ... Various (credit only)
- Harry Anderson/Bryan Adams (1985) ... Various (credit only)
- Alex Karras/Tina Turner (1985) ... Various (credit only)
 1983 The Right Stuff
Recruiter
 1976-1982 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Tidmore / Interviewer / Max Shotz / ...
- Star Peepers (1982) ... Tidmore
- Bus Stop (1978) ... Interviewer (as Harry J. Shearer)
- The Second Almost Annual Shotz Talent Show (1978) ... Max Shotz (voice)
- Guinea Pigs (1977) ... Harold
- Once Upon a Rumor (1976) ... Public Address Announcer (uncredited)
 1982 Million Dollar Infield (TV Movie)
Jack Savage
 1981 Likely Stories, Vol. 1 (TV Movie)
 1980 One-Trick Pony
Bernie Wepner
 1980 Animalympics
Keen Hacksaw / Mayor of Animal Olympic Island / Burnt Woody / ... (voice)
 1979 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
Murray Sports
 1979 The Concorde... Airport '79
Jeffrey Marx (voice, uncredited)
 1979 The T.V. Show (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1979 The Chevy Chase National Humor Test (TV Movie)
Albert Einstein / Various (uncredited)
 1979 Stockard Channing in Just Friends (TV Series)
Saul
- The Ziegenfuss Force (1979) ... Saul
 1979 Real Life
Pete
 1978 Coming Attractions
Narrator (voice)
 1977 Cracking Up
Various Characters (as The Credibility Gap)
 1977 American Raspberry
Trucker's Friend
 1976 Serpico (TV Series)
Hippy
- The Deadly Game (1976) ... Hippy
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Street Kid
- The Night the World Ended (1957) ... Street Kid
 1957 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Frankie Bennett
- It's a Small World (1957) ... Frankie Bennett
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Bicycle punk
- It's a Small World (1957) ... Bicycle punk
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Timmy
- Cab Driver (1957) ... Timmy
 1956 Private Secretary (TV Series)
Chuckie Willis
- The Little Caesar of Bleeker Street (1956) ... Chuckie Willis
 1955-1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
1st Wise Man
- When the Wise Men Appeared (1955) ... 1st Wise Man
 1953-1955 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Young Writer / Harry Beaver / Harry Shearer / ...
- Massage and Date with Gertrude (1955) ... Young Writer (uncredited)
- Jack Takes the Beavers to the Fair (1955) ... Harry Beaver
- The Life of Jack Benny (1954) ... Harry Shearer
 1955 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
 1955 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
Terry
- The Paper Drive (1955) ... Terry
 1954 The Egyptian
Boy (uncredited)
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
Johnny
- The Horn Blows at Midnight (1953) ... Johnny
 1953 The Robe
David (uncredited)
 1953 Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
Boy (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (24 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (15 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (8 credits)
Show Show Music department (9 credits)
Show Show Director (7 credits)
Show Show Composer (4 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (109 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (27 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Hosted and produced his own radio show on NPR, "Le Show", since 1983. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

The Credibility Gap | Ed Roboto | Fearsome Harry Shearer | Frighticious Harry Shearer | Harry 'Dead Til 2005' Shearer | Harry 'I Want To Own All The Media In The World' Shearer | Harry 'I Want To Own Every Media In The World' Shearer | Harry 'I'll Dance on my Grave' Shearer | Harry 'New Business Model' Shearer | Harry 'O.J.' Shearer | Harry J. Shearer | Howlific Harry Shearer | Phone Hacky Shearer | Phone-Hacky Shearer | Derek Smalls | Spinal Tap

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[asked how many characters on The Simpsons (1989) he voices] I think I do about 12 regular characters but I've been able to pad the resume with God, The Devil and Hitler. See more »

Trivia:

Appeared in This Is Spinal Tap (1984) before being cast on The Simpsons (1989). In the episode "The Otto Show," Bart and Milhouse go to a Spinal Tap concert. Shearer, as well as Michael McKean and Christopher Guest, all reprised their roles. This marked the only time on the show that a cast member reprised a film role for the series and makes Shearer the only regular cast member to have done so. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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