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Phil Hartman

Mostly Credited As: Phil Hartman
Sometimes Credited As: Philip Edward Hartmann
Phil Hartmann
Philip E. Hartman
Phil E. Hartmann

Birth Name: Philip Edward Hartmann
Date Of Birth: September 24, 1948 (Age 49)
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: Brantford, Ontario
Date Of Death: May 28, 1998
Cause Of Death: Homicide
Height: 5' 10 " (1.77 m)

Phil Hartman


Phil Hartmann was born into German Catholic decent, to parents Rupert and Doris Hartmann. Phil later changed his last name to "Hartman", dropping the last "n" for unkown reasons. He grew up with eight other siblings, and was said to be sweet, kind, and caring. While young, his parents moved them to the U.S., where they stayed in places such as Conneticut and California for the majority of the time.

In 1975, Phil joined a California Comedy group called "The Groundlings". While in the group, Phil met Paul Ruebens and John Lovitz. Pual and Phil became good friends, and began working and writing on material with one another. One such project was "Pee-wee Herman", and the script of "Pee-wee Herman's Big Adventure". While Phil was doing this, he was also working part time as a graphic artist, designing album covers for popular bands.

In 1986, Phil joined the cast of "Saterday Night Live", staying for a record of eight full seasons. While a cast member Phil preformed various impersonations, some of which included Ronald Reagon, Frank Sinatra, Phil Donahue, Burt Reynolds, former president Bill Clinton, and many more. While on SNL, he earned the nickname "The Glue" by the way he helped keep the show together, as well as helping writers who wanted their sketches read and such.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
NewsRadio (1995)As: Evelyn William "Bill" McNeal (S01-S04)
Gravedale High (1990)As: Various Characters -- [Voice]
Don Coyote & Sancho Panda (1990)As: Various -- [Voice]
Pee-Wee's Playhouse (1986)As: Captain Carl
Our Time (1985)As: Himself ((1985))
Challenge of the GoBots (1985)As: Various -- [Voice]
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (1985)As: Various -- [Voice]
Dennis the Menace (1986) (1985)As: Henry Mitchell/George Wilson/Ruff - Ep. 40+ -- [Voice]
Saturday Night Live (1975)As: Various (1986-1994)
The Jetsons (1962)As: Various -- [Voice]
Episode Cast Credits 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Bart the Mother 10x03: (Sep/27/1998) Voiced  Troy McClure 
  This Little Wiggy 09x18: (Mar/22/1998) Voiced  Troy McClure 
  Das Bus 09x14: (Feb/15/1998) Voiced  Troy McClure, [Special Guest Stars]
  All Singing, All Dancing 09x11: (Jan/04/1998) Voiced  Lyle Lanley 

3rd Rock from the Sun (1996) 
  Eat, Drink, Mary (1) 03x27: (May/20/1998) As Randy 
  Lonely Dick 01x07: (Feb/20/1996) As Philip 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  SNL Remembers Chris Farley (Feb/21/1998) As Himself/various, [Uncredited]
  Phil Hartman/Bush 22x07: (Nov/23/1996) As Himself (Host) 
  Phil Hartman/Gin Blossoms 21x16: (Mar/23/1996) As Himself (Host) 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Phil Hartman, Roger Ebert, Ultimate Fighting Champion Ken Shamrock 04x35: (Nov/22/1996) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Phil Hartman, Bob Costas, Luther Vandross 04x53: (Nov/21/1996) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Phil Hartman, Rose Hamburger, The Band 03x122: (Mar/26/1996) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Show #0461 03x22: (Oct/03/1995) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Show #0301 02x82: (Jan/04/1995) As Himself 

The Ren and Stimpy Show (1991) 
  Stimpy's Pet / Ren's Brain 05x04: (Sep/26/1996) Voiced  Midget Clown 

The Critic (1994) 
  Eyes on the Prize 01x06: (Mar/02/1994) Voiced  Prof. Blowhard/Bernie Wasserman/Hitmaker 

Darkwing Duck (1991) 
  The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain 01x56: (Nov/25/1991) Voiced  Paddywhack 

Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990) 
  Mind Pollution 02x01: (Sep/14/1991) Voiced  Dimitri, [Featuring]

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) 
  Show #4369 29x139: (Jul/04/1991) As Himself 
  Show #4205 28x160: (Aug/09/1990) As Himself 
  Show #4083 28x38: (Dec/26/1989) As Himself 

Tiny Toon Adventures (1990) 
  Whale's Tales 01x45: (Nov/26/1990) Voiced  Octavius 

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (1990) (1990) 
  One Sweet & Sour Chinese Adventure - To Go 01x01: (Sep/15/1990) Voiced  Additional Voices 

DuckTales (1987) 
  Scrooge's Pet 01x35: (Oct/30/1987) Voiced  Unknown 

Magnum, P.I. (1980) 
  The Legacy of Garwood Huddle 05x04: (Oct/18/1984) As Newsreader (voice) (Uncredited) 

Night Stand with Dick Dietrick (1995) 
  Illegal Alien Star Search 01x23: (Unknown/Unaired) As Gunther 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


Saturday Night Live (1975)• Staff Writer (1986-1988)

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Trivia

His nicknames were "Glue" and "The Sultan of Smarm".

He was born Phillip Edward Hartmann on 24 September 1948 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

Phil was an Actor, Comedian, Graphic Artist, Host, Narrator and Writer as well as doing voice over work of “Lionel Hunt” and “Troy McClure” from 1991 to 1998 on the hit animated “FOX” TV comedy “The Simpsons”.

Sometime shortly after his birth his Family moved to Connecticut where he spent most of his childhood and also spent some of it in California.

Phil graduated from California State University where his Major was in "Graphic Design”.

After he graduated he began working part-time doing graphic artist designing of record Album covers for “Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young” and also for the group “Poco”.

In 1975 he joined “The Groundlings” that were a troupe of travelling comedians from California where he first met Actors and Comedians “Jon Lovitz” and "Paul Rubens”.

Phil was the brainchild behind the development of Paul’s character of “Pee Wee Herman”.

His very first professional job was in 1979 when he did various voices for the weekly animated TV series "Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo" until the show ended its’ run in 1983.

In 1980 he was the Narrator in the Comedy Documentary Film “Skateboard Madness”.

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