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HANK AZARIA's (Dr. Stan Knight) ability to transform himself into a multitude of characters has made him one of the most sought-after actors today. He has won four Emmys and received nine Emmy nominations, one Screen Actors Guild Award®, four SAG nominations and a Tony nomination. Azaria is the voice for several key characters in the animated hit comedy series The Simpsons. He has won three Emmys for his work on the show. His upcoming film projects include Warner Bros.' animated feature Happy Feet 2 and Sony Pictures' The Smurfs.

outstanding performance by an actor. He also received a SAG nomination for Huff in 2004 for outstanding performance by an actor.

In 2007, Azaria returned to Broadway to star in The Farnsworth Invention, from award- winning writer Aaron Sorkin. He previously appeared as Sir Lancelot in the Tony Award-winning musical Spamalot, directed by Mike Nichols. His performance garnered Azaria 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, performed at London's Comedy Theatre.

Azaria has also added director and producer to his credits. He 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 received an Emmy Award and a SAG nomination for his starring role in ABC's acclaimed film Tuesdays with Morrie.

Azaria was nominated for an Emmy for his role as David (Phoebe's scientist boyfriend) on NBC's hit Friends, and for his recurring role as Nat the dog walker on NBC's Mad about You.

Azaria's other television credits include the Golden Globe®-nominated CBS telefilm Fail-Safe, and the NBC miniseries Uprising.

He received a Screen Actors Guild award nomination for his memorable turn as Agador Spartacus, the scene-stealing Guatemalan houseboy in Mike Nichols' The Birdcage.

Other feature credits include Night at the Museum: Battle of Smithsonian, Year One, The Simpsons Movie, Run Fat Boy, Run, The Aristocrats, 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 voiced a key role, as Bartok the bat, in Fox's animated feature Anastasia. He reprised the role in the video sequel Bartok the Magnificent. 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 such plays as 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 on London's life, Special Thanks to Roy London, which debuted at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival. Experimenting in improv and sketch comedy, he became a favorite at the 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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