Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman

​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
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Brantford, Ontario, Canada
    Birthday
    9/24/1948
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Special Edition
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Special Edition
7.3
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman
7.7
Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night
Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night
5.9
The Twelve Days of Christmas
The Twelve Days of Christmas
6.2
Cheeseball Presents
Cheeseball Presents
3.5
The Last Days of Phil Hartman
The Last Days of Phil Hartman
7
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey
6.1
Houseguest
Houseguest
5.5
The Pee-wee Herman Show
The Pee-wee Herman Show
7.3
Sgt. Bilko
Sgt. Bilko
5.8
Jingle All the Way
Jingle All the Way
6
The Second Civil War
The Second Civil War
6.4
Small Soldiers
Small Soldiers
6.5
The Brave Little Toaster
The Brave Little Toaster
6.9
Skateboard Madness
7.5
Going, Going, Almost Gone! Animals in Danger
Going, Going, Almost Gone! Animals in Danger
0
Coneheads
Coneheads
5.4
Greedy
Greedy
6.2
CB4
CB4
6
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley
7.9
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie
6
Quick Change
Quick Change
6.7
The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show
The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show
8
Saturday Night Live: A Tribute to Chris Farley
Saturday Night Live: A Tribute to Chris Farley
4.5
Comedy Club Shoot-out: Vol. 1
Comedy Club Shoot-out: Vol. 1
0
Blind Date
Blind Date
6
So I Married an Axe Murderer
So I Married an Axe Murderer
6.1
The Crazysitter
The Crazysitter
5.1
The Simpsons: Too Hot For TV
The Simpsons: Too Hot For TV
7.1
Pandemonium
Pandemonium
4.6
One Special Victory
One Special Victory
0
Fletch Lives
Fletch Lives
6
The Pagemaster
The Pagemaster
6.4
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror
0
Daybreak
Daybreak
5.3
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Jumpin' Jack Flash
6.1
¡Three Amigos!
¡Three Amigos!
6.3
Stunt Rock
Stunt Rock
5.1
Last Resort
Last Resort
3.5
Weekend Pass
Weekend Pass
2.6
How I Got Into College
How I Got Into College
6.1
The Gong Show Movie
The Gong Show Movie
4
The Women of SNL
The Women of SNL
7.3
Spaceballs
Spaceballs
6.8
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary
7.5
Amazon Women on the Moon
Amazon Women on the Moon
6
National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
6
Ruthless People
Ruthless People
6.6
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
6.4
Stuart Saves His Family
Stuart Saves His Family
4.9
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special
8
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