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HANK AZARIA (Kahmunrah) is a multi-award-winning actor whose ability to transform himself into a multitude of characters has made him one of the most sought-after performers today. Azaria gives voice to several key characters in the animated comedy series The Simpsons and has won three Emmy Awards for his work on the show. He was recently heard on the big screen in The Simpson's Movie, which was nominated for a Golden Globe® Award. Azaria also lent his voice to Bartok, the comical bat in Fox's animated feature Anastasia, winning an Annie Award.

Azaria received a Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination for his memorable turn as Agador Spartacus, the scene-stealing Guatemalan houseboy in Mike Nichols's The Birdcage. In 2009 he can be seen alongside Jack Black in Year One, produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Harold Ramis for Columbia Pictures.

His movie credits also include Run, Fat Boy, Run, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Eulogy, Along Came Polly, Shattered Glass, Bark, America's Sweethearts, Cradle Will Rock, Mystery Men, Mystery, Alaska, Godzilla, Great Expectations, Celebrity, Quiz Show, Heat, Grosse Point Blank, Now and Then and Pretty Woman.

Azaria co-wrote, produced, directed and starred in the short film Nobody's Perfect, which debuted in 2004 at the Sundance Film Festival and won "Best Short” at the 2004 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado.

He also produced and starred in the critically acclaimed Showtime series Huff, which garnered seven Emmy nominations. Azaria received an Emmy nomination and a SAG nomination for his performance. Azaria won an Emmy Award for his starring role in ABC's acclaimed telefilm Tuesdays with Morrie. He was nominated for an Emmy for his role as David (Phoebe's "scientist guy") on NBC's hit series Friends and for his recurring role as Nat the dog walker on NBC's Mad about You. Other television credits include the Golden Globe® nominated CBS telefilm Fail-Safe and the NBC miniseries Uprising.

Azaria recently returned to Broadway to star in "The Farnsworth Invention,” by award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin. He had previously appeared in the Tony Award-winning musical "Spamalot,” directed by Mike Nichols, for which his performance as Sir Lancelot brought him a Tony® nomination for "Best Actor in a Musical.” During the summer of 2003 Azaria starred with Matthew Perry and Minnie Driver in David Mamet's "Sexual Perversity in Chicago," at London's Comedy Theatre.

Azaria trained at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and played Hamlet in a production of "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” at Columbia University. He continued his theater studies at Tufts University, appearing in "Uncle Vanya,” "The Merchant of Venice,” "The Ballad of the Sad Café” and "The Dumb Waiter.”

After moving to Los Angeles, Azaria studied under Roy London and appeared in the documentary "Special Thanks to Roy London,” which chronicled London's life and debuted at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival. Experimenting in improv and sketch comedy, he became a favorite at local comedy clubs and co-wrote "An Evening on Thin Ice,” which was presented at Theatre-Theatre. Azaria also won a Dramalogue Award for his performance in "Conspicuous Consumption.”


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