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Phil Hartman

1948-09-24 Brantford, Ontario, Canada

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman  (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-born American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Hartman and his family immigrated to the United States when he was ten. After graduating from California State University, Northridge with a degree in graphic arts, he designed album covers for bands like Poco and America. Feeling the need for a more creative outlet, Hartman joined the comedy group The Groundlings in 1975 and there helped comedian Paul Reubens develop his character Pee-wee Herman. Hartman co-wrote the screenplay for the film Pee-wee's Big Adventure and made recurring appearances on Reubens' show Pee-wee's Playhouse. Hartman became well-known in the late 1980s when he joined the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. He won fame for his impressions, particularly of President Bill Clinton, and stayed on the show for eight seasons. Called "the Glue" for his ability to hold the show together and help other cast members, Hartman won a Primetime Emmy Award for his SNL work in 1989. In 1995, after scrapping plans for his own variety show, he starred as Bill McNeal in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio. He also had frequent roles on The Simpsons as Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure and others, and appeared in the films Houseguest, Sgt. Bilko, Jingle All the Way, and Small Soldiers. Hartman had been divorced twice before he married Brynn (née Omdahl) in 1987; the couple had two children together. However, their marriage was fractured, due in part to Brynn's drug use. On May 28, 1998, Brynn shot and killed her husband while he slept in their Encino, Los Angeles, home, then committed suicide several hours later. In the weeks following his death, Hartman was celebrated in a wave of tributes. Dan Snierson of Entertainment Weekly opined that Hartman was "the last person you'd expect to read about in lurid headlines in your morning paper...a decidedly regular guy, beloved by everyone he worked with". Description above from the Wikipedia article Phil Hartman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


The Last Days of Phil Hartman Starring 2019-09-19
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special Self - Cast Member (In Memoriam) 2015-02-15
The Women of SNL Various (archive footage) 2010-11-01
Comedy Club Shoot-out: Vol. 1 Self 2006-10-10
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Bill Clinton (voice) 2003-10-31
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley Various (archive footage) (uncredited) 2003-10-26
The Simpsons: Too Hot For TV 1999-03-08
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey 1999-10-13
Small Soldiers Phil Fimple 1998-07-10
Saturday Night Live: A Tribute to Chris Farley Self 1998-01-01
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman Self / Various Characters 1998-01-01
Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night Chauncey (voice) 1998-10-13
The Second Civil War The President 1997-12-04
Jingle All the Way Ted Maltin 1996-11-21
Sgt. Bilko Major Colin Thorn 1996-03-29
Stuart Saves His Family Announcer (voice) (uncredited) 1995-04-12
Houseguest Gary Young 1995-01-06
The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show 1995-05-20
Going, Going, Almost Gone! Animals in Danger 1995-04-01
The Crazysitter The Salesman 1994-12-31
The Pagemaster Tom Morgan (voice) 1994-11-23
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Special Edition Self - Host 1994-11-19
Greedy Frank 1994-03-04
The Twelve Days of Christmas Hollyberry 1993-12-03
National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Comic Cop 1993-02-04
Daybreak Man in Abstinence Commercial 1993-05-08
Coneheads Marlax 1993-07-23
So I Married an Axe Murderer Ranger John 'Vicky' Johnson 1993-07-30
CB4 Virgil Robinson 1993-03-12
One Special Victory Mike Rutten 1991-12-08
Quick Change Hal Edison 1990-07-13
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary Self 1989-09-24
Fletch Lives Bly Manager 1989-03-17
How I Got Into College Bennedict, SAT Coach 1989-05-19
Spaceballs Dink (voice) (uncredited) 1987-06-24
Amazon Women on the Moon Baseball Announcer (segment "Murray in Videoland") 1987-09-18
Blind Date Ted Davis 1987-03-27
The Brave Little Toaster Air Conditioner / Hanging Lamp (voice) 1987-07-09
Jumpin' Jack Flash Fred 1986-04-23
Ruthless People Newsreader (uncredited) 1986-06-26
¡Three Amigos! Sam 1986-12-12
Last Resort Jean-Michel 1986-03-31
Pee-wee's Big Adventure Reporter 1985-07-26
Weekend Pass Joe Chicago 1984-02-03
Cheeseball Presents 1984-03-01
Pandemonium Reporter 1982-04-01
The Pee-wee Herman Show Kap'n Karl 1981-09-11
Skateboard Madness Narrator (voice) 1980-09-15
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie Chick Hazard 1980-07-18
The Gong Show Movie Man at Airport with Gun 1980-05-23
Stunt Rock Monique’s Assistant 1978-06-30