Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer
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Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
Shearer giving a speech in August 2009
Birthday/Birthplace Harry Julius Shearer
(1943-12-23) December 23, 1943
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Lives Where New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Profession(s) Actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, musician, radio host, director, producer
Active Years 1953–present
Notable credit(s) The Simpsons, This Is Spinal Tap
  • Penny Nichols (m. 1974; div. 1977)
  • Judith Owen (m. 1993)
Official Website www.harryshearer.com

Harry Julius Shearer (December 23, 1943 in Los Angeles, California), known as Harry Shearer , is an American director, actor, screenwriter and writer. He voices several characters from the animated series The Simpsons: Montgomery Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Lenny Leonard, Seymour Skinner, Otto Mann and Rainier Wolfcastle, etc. .

Harry Shearer’s Biography

Shearer was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Dora Warren, a book seller, and Mack Shearer, whose parents were Jewish immigrants from Austria and Poland, and after completing high school, Shearer attended college. at UCLA and at Harvard. In May 2006, he received an honorary doctorate from Goucher University. He married Penelope Nichols in 1974, and divorced in 1977. Since 1993, Shearer is married to singer-songwriter Judith Owen.


Harry Shearer in 2007.

Shearer began his career as a film actor (with the 1950 film The Robe) and on the radio (on the Jack Benny show) when he was very young. He also played the predecessor of Eddie Haskell’s character in the pilot episode of the television series Leave It to Beaver. Shearer was later a member of the radio comedy group The Credibility Gap, from 1969 to 1976, at the KRLA station (where he interviewed Creedence Clearwater Revival for the Pop Chronicles) and at KPPC.

Shearer was a screenwriter for television shows such as Fernwood 2-Night and Laverne & amp; Shirley. In August of 1979, he was hired as a writer and cast member of Saturday Night Live, becoming the unofficial replacement of John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, who had left the program. According to the book Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live, Shearer did not get along with his co-workers, who described him as a “fighter.” His first season in SNL ended when Lorne Michaels left the program, taking all his teammates with him.

Harry returned to Saturday Night Live in the 1984-1985 season, eventually leaving in January 1985 for “creative differences.” When asked for an explanation for his departure, he said “I was creative, they were different”.

Shearer co-created, co-wrote and co-starred in Rob Reiner’s 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap with Michael McKean and Christopher Guest. The three also collaborated on the acclaimed 2003 remake A Mighty Wind, which was written by Guest and Eugene Levy (but largely improvised by the actors) and directed by Guest. Shearer also had a leading role in the parody movie Oscar Awards for Your Consideration (2006). Shearer’s television work also includes two specials for Cinemax, “It’s Just TV,” and “This Week Indoors” (co-created with Merrill Markoe) and “The Magic of Live.” He directed the six full episodes of the television series “The History of White People in America,” co-created by Martin Mull and Allen Rucker, as well as the final chapter of the two-hour series, “Portrait of a White Marriage.” He also co-wrote and directed Paul Shaffer’s special for HBO, “Viva Shaf Vegas” (with Shaffer and Tom Leopold). His first play, which he wrote and directed, was “Teddy Bears’ Picnic”, a dark comedy based on the works of Bohemian Grove, the secret portrait of the elite.

Shearer has published three books, “Man Bites Town” (a collection of his columns in the Los Angeles Times Magazine), “It’s the Stupidity, Stupid,” and “Not Enough Indians,” a comic novel about Native Americans and the bets.

Shearer is best known for his prolific voice acting role in The Simpsons (1989-present), where he provides the voices of Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Kent Brockman, Dr. Julius Hibbert , Dr. Marvin Monroe, Lenny Leonard, Seymour Skinner, Otto Mann and Rainier Wolfcastle among others. He was one of the three voice actors of The Simpsons to appear as a guest star on Friends (in the episode “The One With the Fake Monica”); the other two were Dan Castellaneta and Hank Azaria. He also appeared in Godzilla with Hank Azaria, who had a cameo with Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson.

In 1995 Shearer appeared in the Australian comedy series Frontline, in the episode “Changing the Face of Current Affairs”. In this, he played the character of Larry Hadges, hired by the Frontline group to improve the style of the program, with hilarious results.

In 2006 Shearer appeared with Brian Hayes in a six-part radio comedy on BBC Radio 4 called Not Today, Thank You, in which he plays Nostrils, a man so unattractive that he can not be with his own presence .

In 2008 Harry recorded the music CD “Songs of the Bush Men”.

In 2015, Shearer will put aside his voice work with one of the longest-running television programs, The Simpsons. From Deadline report that the voice actor has resigned from the series after 25 years.

Harry Shearer Net Worth – $75 Million

Harry Shearer’s Salary – $300 Thousand Per Episode

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