(1964 - )
Hank Azaria is a Jewish American film, television and stage actor, director, producer, writer, voice actor and comedian.
Born Hank Albert Azaria was born on April 25, 1964, in Queens,
New York, his parents were Ladino-speaking Sephardic Jews from Thessaloniki, Greece. On July 18, 1999, Azaria
married Helen, but the couple divorced on December 18, 2000.
Fresh out of college, Azaria landed his first job as
the voice of Moe Szyslak on the cast of The Simpsons. Azaria is most
recognized for his voice work on the popular animated television show,
The Simpsons. Azaria has done the voice for over 160 characters on the
show. He has also made appearances on the hit television series, Friends
and Mad About You. Azaria also stars in the television show, Huff as
psychiatrist Craig “Huff” Huffstodt. This In 2005, he was
nominated for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series”
for his role as Huff. Azaria has also appeared in numerous films, including
Godzilla, The Birdcage and America’s Sweethearts. In 2003, Azaria
appeared in London’s stage performance of Sexual Perversity in
Chicago as Bernard. In 2004, he has starred in the musical play Spamalot,
which premiered in Chicago but has since moved to Broadway. For his
performance in Spamalot, in 2005, Azaria was nominated for the Tony
Award for “Best Actor in a Musical.”
Azaria's awards include the American Comedy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performac (1998, 2010, 2012) and the Teen Choice Awards (2009).
Sources: NPR, Wikipedia, Internet Broadway Database