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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 Torch Song Trilogy (1988), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and Independence Day (1996). See full bio »

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

Known For

Torch Song Trilogy
Torch Song Trilogy Arnold Beckoff
(1988)
Mrs. Doubtfire
(1993)
Independence Day
Independence Day Marty Gilbert
(1996)
Mulan
Mulan Yao
(1998)

Filmography

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 2018 Broadway 4D (completed)
Edna Turnblad
 2017 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
iOvulate
- Commence Fracking (2017) ... iOvulate (voice)
 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)
 2014 Russian Broadway Shut Down (Short)
Book Writer
 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 The Year Without a Santa Claus (TV Movie)
Heat Miser
 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
 2002 Death to Smoochy
Merv Green
 2000 Playing Mona Lisa
Bennett
 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)
 1998 Stories from My Childhood (TV Series)
Grambo
- Alice and the Mystery of the Third Planet (1998) ... Grambo (voice)
 1997 Three Little Pigs (Short)
The Big Bad Wolf (voice)
 1997 Kull the Conqueror
Juba
 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
 1997 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Harvey Fierstein
- The Matchmaker (1997) ... Harvey Fierstein
 1996 Elmo Saves Christmas (Video)
Easter Bunny
 1996 Everything Relative
The Moyle
 1996 Independence Day
Marty Gilbert
 1995 Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde
Yves DuBois
 1994 Daddy's Girls (TV Series)
Dennis Sinclair
- Keep Your Business Out of My Business (1994) ... Dennis Sinclair
- American in Paris... Cool (1994) ... Dennis Sinclair
- Pilot (1994) ... Dennis Sinclair
 1994 Bullets Over Broadway
Sid Loomis
 1993 Mrs. Doubtfire
Frank
 1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Stan Hatter
- The Dead File (1992) ... Stan Hatter
 1992 The Harvest
Bob Lakin
 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 Torch Song Trilogy
Arnold Beckoff
 1988 Tidy Endings (TV Movie)
Arthur
 1986 Apology (TV Movie)
The Derelict
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Benedict
- The Fix (1986) ... Benedict
 1984 Garbo Talks
Bernie Whitlock
 1983 The Demon Murder Case (TV Movie)
Demon (voice)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appears as Winston (the uncle) in and wrote the play "A Catered Affair" at the Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City. 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:

Always admit when you're wrong. You'll save thousands in therapy... and a few friendships too. See more »

Trivia:

Has won four Tony Awards from only four nominations: two in 1983, as Best Actor (Play) and Author of Best Play for "Torch Song Trilogy", a performance he recreated in the film version of the same title, Torch Song Trilogy (1988); a third in 1984, the Book (Musical) Tony for writing the libretto of "La Cage aux Folles"; and the fourth in 2003, as Best Actor (Musical) in the Divine role of Edna ... See more »

Trademark:

Gruff yet smooth voice

Star Sign:

Gemini

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