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Philip Edward Hartmann was born on 24 September 1948, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, and was an actor, comedian, graphic artist, and screenwriter, best known for being part of “Saturday Night Live”. He also appeared in several films, including “Houseguest”, “Jingle All the Way” and “Small Soldiers”. All of his efforts helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing in 1998.

So just how rich was Phil Hartman? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that was at $2 million, mostly earned through success on television and in films. He won several awards as part of “Saturday Night Live”, and also made numerous guest appearances. All of these ensured the position of his wealth before his untimely death.

Phil Hartman Net Worth $2 million

When he was young, the family moved to the United States and would later earn their citizenship. He attended Westchester High School, and after matriculating went to Santa Monica City College to study art. He dropped out to become a rock band roadie, but returned to school in 1972, this time at California State University, Northridge. After graduating, he would go on and create his own graphic art business, becoming responsible for numerous album covers. He then made his first television appearance in “The Dating Game”. His net worth was established.

In 1975, Phil felt that he needed a more social lifestyle, and decided to attend evening comedy classes held by the group called The Groundlings; he would subsequently train with the group for several years before joining them officially in 1979. He would befriend Paul Reubens and the two would be responsible for creating “The Pee-Wee Herman Show”, in which he played Captain Carl, and would reprise his role in “Pee-wee’s Playhouse”. Eventually, his partnership with Reubens ended, and he decided to pursue voice-over roles, which included “The Smurfs”, “The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo” and “Dennis the Menace”. His net worth was growing steadily.

After appearing in several films, he successfully auditioned for “Saturday Night Live”, becoming part of the cast and the writing crew; he would join the show for a total of eight seasons and portray over 70 different characters, with some of his most popular impressions including Frank Sinatra, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan. He would win a Primetime Emmy Award for his writing in “SNL”, and would later win an Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program award. Eventually, after most of his friends left the show, he decided to leave in 1994, taking with him a very healthy net worth.

The following year, he became part of the sitcom “NewsRadio”, as the radio news anchor Bill McNeal. He made around $50,000 per episode of the show, and it significantly boosted his net worth. It was critically acclaimed, however, they had difficulties hitting the ratings, but Phil stayed with the show for four more seasons before his untimely death. He was awarded a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series posthumously. Aside from “NewsRadio”, Phil was also well known for being part of “The Simpsons” cast, being part of that show for a total of 52 episodes.

For his personal life, Phil was married to Gretchen Lewis(1970-82), then to real estate agent Lisa Strain(1982-85). His third marriage would be to Brynn Omdahl in 1987, and they would have two children together. Brynn was reportedly frustrated by the success of Phil and would eventually become addicted to drugs. During the night of 27 May 1998, the couple had a heated argument and Hartman threatened to leave Omdahl if she used drugs again. While he was sleeping, he was shot twice in the head by Brynn, who then confessed to a friend about killing her husband. She then locked herself in the bedroom and shot herself in the mouth. Hartman’s career and life would be celebrated for many weeks after his death.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1999 TV Series Game Show Host
Blasto 1998 Video Game Capt. Blasto (voice)
Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night 1998 Video Chauncey (voice)
The Simpsons 1991-1998 TV Series Troy McClure Lionel Hutz Bill Clinton ...
Small Soldiers 1998 Phil Fimple
3rd Rock from the Sun 1996-1998 TV Series Randy / Phillip
NewsRadio 1995-1998 TV Series Bill McNeal
The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield 1997 Video Game Troy McClure Lionel Hutz (voice)
The Second Civil War 1997 TV Movie The President
Jingle All the Way 1996 Ted Maltin
Van Halen: Video Hits Vol. 1 1996 Video Waldo (voice, uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 1985-1996 TV Series Various / Announcer / Bill Clinton / ...
Seinfeld 1996 TV Series Man on Phone
Caroline in the City 1996 TV Series Host
Sgt. Bilko 1996 Maj. Colin Thorn
The Dana Carvey Show 1996 TV Series Larry King
State of the Union: Undressed 1995 TV Movie President Bill Clinton
The John Larroquette Show 1995 TV Series Otto Friedling
The Ren & Stimpy Show 1995 TV Series Midget Clown / Announcer On Russian filmreel
The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show 1995 TV Movie Announcer Douglas Bowles Voice of Jackie Rogers, Sr.
Stuart Saves His Family 1995 Announcer (voice, uncredited)
Houseguest 1995 Gary Young
Night Stand 1995 TV Series Gunther
The Crazysitter 1994 The Salesman
The Pagemaster 1994 Tom Morgan (voice)
Saturday Night Live Presents President Bill Clinton's All-Time Favorites 1994 TV Movie Various / Bill Clinton
Greedy 1994 Frank
The Critic 1994 TV Series Adolph Hitmaker / Bernie Wasserman / Prof. Blowhard
Extra Terrorestrial Alien Encounter 1994 Short
The Twelve Days of Christmas 1993 TV Movie Hollyberry (voice)
Animaniacs 1993 TV Series Dan Anchorman
So I Married an Axe Murderer 1993 Ranger John 'Vicky' Johnson
Coneheads 1993 Marlax
The Larry Sanders Show 1993 TV Series Phil Hartman
Daybreak 1993 TV Movie Man in Abstinence Commercial (uncredited)
CB4 1993 Virgil Robinson
Loaded Weapon 1 1993 Comic Cop
Tom & Jerry Kids Show -1993 TV Series Calaboose Cal
Eek!stravaganza 1992 TV Series Psycho Bunny / Monkeynaut #1
Parker Lewis Can't Lose 1992 TV Series Phil Diamond
Fish Police 1992 TV Series Inspector C. Bass
One Special Victory 1991 TV Movie Mike Rutten
Darkwing Duck 1991 TV Series Paddywhack
Captain Planet and the Planeteers 1991 TV Series Dimitri
Empty Nest 1991 TV Series Tim Cornell
TaleSpin 1991 TV Series Ace London
Tiny Toon Adventures 1990 TV Series Octavius
Bobby's World 1990 TV Series
The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda 1990 TV Series Additional Voices
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures 1990 TV Series
Gravedale High 1990 TV Series voice
Quick Change 1990 Hal Edison
Fantastic Max 1988-1989 TV Series Additional Voices
The Smurfs 1982-1989 TV Series Additional Voices
Kiki's Delivery Service 1989 Jiji (English version, voice)
How I Got Into College 1989 Bennedict, SAT Coach
On the Television 1989 TV Series Various
Fletch Lives 1989 Bly Manager
Foofur 1987 TV Series
DuckTales 1987 TV Series Captain Frye
Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 Baseball Announcer (segment "Murray in Videoland")
The Brave Little Toaster 1987 Air Conditioner Hanging Lamp (voice)
Spaceballs 1987 Dink (voice, uncredited)
Blind Date 1987 Ted Davis
Dennis the Menace 1986 TV Series Henry Mitchell George Wilson Ruff
¡Three Amigos! 1986 Sam (as Philip E. Hartmann)
Pee-wee's Playhouse 1986 TV Series Captain Carl
Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 Fred (as Phil E. Hartmann)
Ruthless People 1986 Newsreader (voice, uncredited)
Last Resort 1986 Jean-Michel
The Jetsons 1985 TV Series School Patrol Robots / Executive Vice President
Challenge of the GoBots 1985 TV Series Professor Von Joy / Hans-Cuff / Staks / ...
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo 1985 TV Series Vaccu-Spook Auctioneer
Pee-wee's Big Adventure 1985 Reporter
Pink Panther and Sons 1984 TV Series Additional Voices
The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries 1984 TV Series Igor / Ghost of Dr. Van Helsing
Magnum, P.I. 1984 TV Series News Reader at the Beginning
Weekend Pass 1984 Joe Chicago
Van Halen: Hot for Teacher 1984 Video short Waldo (voice)
The Dukes 1983 TV Series Additional voices / Freddy Flenders / Reporter
The Pop 'N' Rocker Game 1983 TV Series Announcer
The Little Rascals 1982 TV Series Additional Voices
Pandemonium 1982 Reporter (as Phil Hartmann)
Red Pepper 1981 TV Movie Red Pepper (voice)
The Pee Wee Herman Show 1981 TV Movie Kap'n Karl
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie 1980 Chick Hazard Private Eye (Groundling)
The Gong Show Movie 1980 Man at Airport with Gun (as Phil Hartmann)
Stunt Rock 1980 as Phil Hartmann
The Six O'Clock Follies 1980 TV Series
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo 1979 TV Series Additional Voices (voice)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway 2011 TV Movie adapted from "The Pee-wee Herman Show" written by - as Phil Hartmann
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz 2005 TV Special uncredited
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman 1998 TV Special documentary
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams 1991 Video documentary
Saturday Night Live TV Series writer - 53 episodes, 1986 - 1989 additional sketches - 1 episode, 1985
Pee-wee's Playhouse 1986 TV Series
Pee-wee's Big Adventure 1985 written by
The Pee Wee Herman Show 1981 TV Movie
Skateboard Madness 1980 Documentary narration

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas 2009 TV Movie performer: "Away in a Manger", "Auld Lang Syne" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz 2005 TV Special performer: "I've Never Been in Love Before", "The Little Drummer Boy" - uncredited
The Parole Officer 2001 writer: "Bubble Bath" The Wiseguys Remix - as Phil E. Hartman
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon 2001 Video short performer: "The Lady Is a Tramp" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey 1999 TV Special performer: "Auld Lang Syne" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live Christmas 1999 Video performer: "Auld Lang Syne", "Let's Pretend We Like Each Other This Christmas", "The Almost Perfect Christmas", "Ballad of the Co-Dependent", "Carol of Intimacy" - uncredited
The Simpsons 1993-1998 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Houseguest 1995 lyrics: "Christmas/Burger Medley"
Saturday Night Live 1989-1992 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The Brave Little Toaster 1987 performer: "B-Movie Show"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Elvira's Haunted Hills 2001 in memory of
The Simpsons 1998 TV Series dedicatee - 1 episode
1990 Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search 1990 TV Movie special acknowledgment of thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Behind the Microphone: Kiki's Delivery Service 2003 Video documentary short Jiji
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself (Memorial Tribute)
HBO First Look 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Dennis Miller Live 1997 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-1997 TV Series Himself
The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Favorite New Television Comedy Series
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1996 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Live 1992-1996 TV Series Himself - Host Ted Kennedy Frank Sinatra ...
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994-1996 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-1996 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996 TV Series Himself
Showbiz Today 1993-1996 TV Series Himself
1996 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Favorite Female Television Performer
Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Special Edition 1994 TV Short documentary Host
The 1994 Billboard Music Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1994 TV Special Himself
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program & Presenter: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
Larry King Live 1993 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1989-1993 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself / Herself - Guest
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1993 TV Movie Himself
The Howard Stern Interview 1993 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1989-1990 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The More You Know 1989 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary 1989 TV Special Himself
Stand-up Comics Take a Stand 1988 TV Special documentary Himself
Nightlife 1987 TV Series Himself
Our Time 1985 TV Series Himself (1985)
Skateboard Madness 1980 Documentary Narrator (voice)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock 1999 TV Special documentary Himself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey 1999 TV Special Himself / Various Characters
Saturday Night Live Christmas 1999 Video Himself Santa Mall Patron ...
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Various
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley 1998 TV Special documentary Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers 1998 Video documentary Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman 1998 TV Special documentary Himself / Various Characters
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin 1998 TV Special Himself / Gregory (uncredited)
The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live 1998 TV Special documentary Various (uncredited)
The Simpsons 1994-1998 TV Series Lyle Lanley Troy McClure
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 1992 TV Special Bill Clinton, Admiral James Stockdale and others
Best of Saturday Night Live: Special Edition 1992 Video Various Characters
Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car 1992 TV Movie Terminator
Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial 1991 TV Special Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams 1991 Video documentary Himself / Various Characters
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of 2016 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special 2015 TV Special Himself - Cast Member (In Memoriam)
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special 2014 TV Special Frankenstein (segment "Thanksgiving Greetings")
The Simpsons Take the Bowl 2014 Video Troy McClure
Toys is Hell! Interview mit Regisseur Joe Dante 2014 Video documentary short Phil Fimple (uncredited)
SNL Sports Spectacular 2014 TV Movie Sergei Akmudov (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Halloween 2013 TV Special Frankenstein (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Backstage 2011 TV Special documentary Various
The Women of SNL 2010 TV Movie Various
Kiki's Delivery Service: Flying with Kiki & Beyond 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Kiki's Delivery Service: The Producer's Perspective: Collaborating with Miyazaki 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars 2010 TV Special Michael Verne Lundquist Announcer (uncredited)
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas 2009 TV Movie Various (uncredited)
The Tragic Side of Comedy 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts 2009 TV Special Doorman (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09 2009 TV Special Various (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '08 2008 TV Special Ronald Reagan
Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation 2007 TV Special documentary Himself / Various (uncredited)
20 Most Horrifying Hollywood Murders 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Comedy Club Shoot-Out: Vol. 1 2006 Video Himself
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Waldo
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz 2005 TV Special Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade 2005 TV Special Various (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Alec Baldwin 2005 TV Special documentary Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies 2005 TV Movie Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks 2004 TV Special Himself / Various
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2004 2004 TV Movie Bill Clinton / Admiral James Stockdale (uncredited)
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken 2004 TV Special Various Characters (uncredited)
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live Christmas 2002 2002 TV Special Various (uncredited)
Activison Anthology 2002 Video Game Video Game Customer (from 'Ice Hockey' commercial)
Saturday Night Live: TV Tales 2002 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon 2001 Video short Frank Sinatra (uncredited)
The Andy Dick Show 2001 TV Series Bill McNeal
Entertainment Tonight Presents: TV's Greatest Scandals 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000 2000 TV Special Himself / Various Characters
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies 2000 TV Special Host of Game Beaters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler 1999 TV Special documentary Various Characters (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On August 26, 2014. At 6600 Hollywood Blvd.
1989 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program Saturday Night Live (1975) · James Downey (head writer)
· John Bowman (writer)
· A. Whitney Brown (writer)
· Greg Daniels (writer)
· Tom Davis (writer)
· Al Franken (writer)
· Shannon Gaughan (writer)
· Jack Handey (writer)
· Lorne Michaels (writer)
· Mike Myers (writer)
· Conan O'Brien (writer)
· Bob Odenkirk (writer)
· Herbert Sargent (writer)
· Tom Schiller (writer)
· Robert Smigel (writer)
· Bonnie Turner (writer)
· Terry Turner (writer)
· Christine Zander (writer)
· George Meyer (additional sketches)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Broadcaster(s) of the Year NewsRadio (1995)
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series NewsRadio (1995)
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor in a Series NewsRadio (1995)
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series NewsRadio (1995)
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series The Simpsons (1989)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Informational or Documentary Host How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Special Edition (1994)
1994 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Saturday Night Live (1975)
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program Saturday Night Live (1975) · Andy Breckman (writer)
· A. Whitney Brown (writer)
· E. Jean Carroll (writer)
· James Downey (writer)
· Al Franken (writer)
· Eddie Gorodetsky (writer)
· George Meyer (writer)
· Lorne Michaels (writer)
· Kevin Nealon (writer)
· Margaret Oberman (writer)
· Herbert Sargent (writer)
· Marc Shaiman (writer)
· Rosie Shuster (writer)
· Robert Smigel (writer)
· Jon Vitti (writer)
· Tom Davis (writer)
· Bonnie Turner (writer)
· Terry Turner (writer)
· Christine Zander (writer)


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#Fact
1 His death occurred only five days after the Seattle International Film Festival premiered Disney's English dub of Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), in which he gave one of his last performances.
2 On his last appearance on Saturday Night Live his send off included him serenading Chris Farley. Both actors would die six months apart from each other.
3 Also well known for his voice work on commercials and cartoons. He was probably most well known for the voices of Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz on the animated comedy The Simpsons (1989). He also provided other minor voices for The Simpsons (1989). Phil left Saturday Night Live (1975) in 1994, and in 1995, was cast in the critically acclaimed NBC show NewsRadio (1995) as arrogant radio show host Bill McNeal.
4 Was the subject of a 2014 biography, You Might Remember Me, taking its title from Hartman's Simpsons catchphrase. The book reports that he removed the extra "n" from his surname to improve his i-ching number. Also, while Frank Sinatra came to enjoy Hartman's impersonation once it met with his daughter Tina's approval, Bill Clinton had more mixed feelings, sending him a photo with the inscription "you're not the president, but you play one on TV and you're OK - mostly".
5 Posthumously received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario in 2012.
6 Posthumously received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 26, 2014.
7 He was cremated after death and his ashes were scattered over Santa Catalina Island's Emerald Bay.
8 Did not start acting until he was 27 years old.
9 Managed a graphic design business before acting and designed over forty album covers, including the logo for Crosby Stills & Nash.
10 Despite being known for playing boorish characters, he had a reputation as one of the nicest, most well-liked actors in Hollywood with many of his co-stars and directors describing him as a true professional and a joy to work with.
11 Helped Jan Hooks overcome her stage fright while on Saturday Night Live (1975).
12 Rehearsals for The Simpsons (1989) were cancelled on the day his death was announced.
13 As a mark of respect, Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure, his characters on The Simpsons (1989), were written out of the series and have not been seen or mentioned since.
14 Was close friends with fellow SNL cast member Jan Hooks.
15 On his last Saturday Night Live performance, he serenaded Chris Farley.
16 Wrote a comedy-horror screenplay titled "Mr. Fix-It". Robert Zemeckis was to produce with Gil Bettman directing. But Zemeckis was unable to get financing and the project stalled.
17 Planned a movie based on his character Chick Hazard, Private Eye but the project fell through.
18 Planned to star in his own variety show titled "The Phil Show" after leaving "SNL" but NBC scrapped the project.
19 Spoke fluent German. A video once circulated of him doing a stand-up routine in German.
20 Lorne Michaels, producer of Saturday Night Live (1975) considered Hartman so important to the show, he called him "The Glue".
21 Before he became famous, appeared on The Dating Game (1965) as one of the three competing eligible bachelors. He was chosen by the bachelorette but, according to Hartman, she did not show up for their date.
22 He was, by far, the most prolific "guest star" on The Simpsons (1989), having been in 53 episodes before his death.
23 In a television interview, Hartman stated that he believed what clinched the Saturday Night Live (1975) audition for him was when he was asked if there was anything else he wanted to show them. He replied that he could do any dialect. If they could name the dialect, he could do it. Dennis Miller was watching his audition, and shouted out, "Do French!". Hartman's reply was, "I don't do that.".
24 Over the course of 9 seasons of Phil on The Simpsons (1989), he voiced 19 characters. His regulars Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz, and his one-time characters Moses, The Cable Guy, Plato, The Stockbroker, Horrace, Smooth Jimmy Apollo, Lyle Lanely, Duff Gardens Announcer, Security Guard 2, Mandy Patinkin, FNL announcer, Mr. Muntz, Conover, Charlton Heston, Doctor on Review Board Commitee and Bill Clinton.
25 Auditioned for the announcer position on The Price Is Right (1972), which went to Rod Roddy.
26 Because he helped create the character Pee-Wee Herman, Phil was asked to co-write Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) and he accepted.
27 Was originally signed on to play the role of Zapp Brannigan on the animated series Futurama (1999) before his death. The role instead went to Billy West, whose main character, Phillip J. Fry, was named for him.
28 Before every appearance on Saturday Night Live (1975), he would say the Lord's Prayer to calm himself.
29 The character of Philip J. Fry on the animated series Futurama (1999) is named for him.
30 Attended Westchester High School with Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme.
31 Jonathan Winters was his first comedic idol.
32 According to The Simpsons (1989) creator Matt Groening, Hartman wanted to make a live action film out of Troy McClure, his character on the show.
33 When Phil Hartman died in 1998, it was necessary to write into the storyline of the television series NewsRadio (1995) that his anchorman character Bill McNeal had died. When that episode was being filmed, the cast and crew had to stop and restart a number of times because they continually broke out in tears.
34 He is not related to cartoonist Butch Hartman, contrary to popular belief.
35 Died the same month as Frank Sinatra, whom he had many times impersonated on Saturday Night Live (1975).
36 Was one of eight siblings born into a Catholic family that migrated to the United States from Canada in the 1950s.
37 Was one of seven actors to have portrayed Ronald Reagan on Saturday Night Live (1975).
38 Had portrayed Bill Clinton on Saturday Night Live (1975).
39 Was originally chosen to do the voice of Zapp Brannigan on the animated series Futurama (1999). After his death, the role went to Billy West.
40 Was born Canadian, but became a United States citizen in the early 1990s.
41 Majored in graphic design at California State University.
42 Joined the comedy troupe The Groundlings in 1975 where he met Jon Lovitz and Paul Reubens.
43 Had two children with Brynn Hartman: Sean Edward (born 1987) and Birgen (born 1992), are being raised by Brynn's sister Katherine in Wisconsin.
44 Celebrity impersonations include Bill Clinton, Frank Sinatra, Michael Caine, Telly Savalas, Burt Reynolds, Jack Nicholson, Ronald Reagan, Barbara Bush and Phil Donahue. He was one of seven actors to have portrayed Ronald Reagan on Saturday Night Live (1975). Died the same month as Frank Sinatra, whom he had many times impersonated on Saturday Night Live (1975).
45 Created artwork for Poco's 1978 album "Legend". Painted the cover for the album "America's Greatest Hits: History". He was credited as "Phil Hartmann". The signature "hartmann" is also on the artwork. Designed logo for the folk rock band Crosby Stills & Nash. Designed and drew the cover to the Firesign Theatre's 1980 album "The Fighting Clowns".

#Quote
1 [on leaving Saturday Night Live (1975)] The shows are getting less sophisticated. There's less political satire. The younger audience loves Adam Sandler. He appeals less to the intellect and more to that stand-up sensibility of "Let's go out there and be insane." I like Adam Sandler, but that's not my kind of comedy, so, yeah, in a way it makes me feel like, "Well, it's time for me to go.".
2 I've served the same role that Dan Aykroyd did. The average guy who you could put wigs and glasses and noses on and make into a lot of different things. I've been sympathetic dads, scary attorneys, insane killers and Frank Sinatra, who is sort of an amalgam of all those things.
3 [on appearing on The Dating Game (1965)] I won... What did it? She asked me, if I was a street sign, what would I be? I said, "Slippery when wet." Yes, and as you might have expected, she stood me up.
4 It's fun coming in as the second or third lead. If the movie or TV show bombs, you aren't to blame.
5 I'm a really big fan of Bill Murray. He's been a great influence on me - when he did that smarmy thing in Ghostbusters (1984), then the same sort of thing in Groundhog Day (1993). I tried to imitate it. I couldn't. I wasn't good enough. But I discovered an element of something else, so in a sick kind of way I made myself a career by doing a bad imitation of another comic. I know who I am as a person, but as a comic actor I'm still trying to figure it out.
6 I still don't speak to Paul Reubens. We just had a falling out and never put it back together.
7 (On the 1991 arrest of Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman) for indecent exposure): The loss he took for what allegedly happened is the equivalent of somebody's getting 20 years for having a joint in their wallet.
8 I benefit from the Mr. Potato Head syndrome. Put a wig and a nose and glasses on me, and I disappear.
9 I started doing Clinton and then I was on the cover of TV Guide. I became... a household name... I didn't have to look for work any more. Work came to me.
10 I'm 49-years-old and I'm cautious of the fact that very few people in comedy have careers after age 50. I think there's a notion in our society, and it maybe valid, that people aren't as funny when they get older. It's a stigma still attached to the rebelliousness of youth. I do believe that sooner or later I'll get those great roles like Gary Sinise's part in Forrest Gump (1994) or Tommy Lee Jones' as Two-Face in Batman Forever (1995).

#Trademark
1 Unflappable confidence
2 His character Chick Hazard P.I.
3 Known for playing oblivious or immoral characters
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