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HANK AZARIA (The Mighty Sven) is a Tony Award nominee and four-time Emmy Award winner who has lent his voice for over 20 years as one of the principal voice actors on the animated television series "The Simpsons.”

Nominated for five Emmy Awards, Azaria has won three for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for his work on the hit show, where he is best known for bringing to life Moe Szyslak, Apu, Police Chief Wiggum and Comic Book Guy, among a list of characters too numerous to mention. He also voiced his Simpson characters on the big screen in the hit "The Simpsons Movie,” lent his voice to the animated films "Hop” and "Anastasia,” and most recently played the infamous role of Gargamel in the smash hit animated/live action film "The Smurfs,” opposite Neil Patrick Harris and Sofia Vergara.

Azaria was also honored with an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series as well as a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® for his portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Huffstodt on the critically acclaimed Showtime series "Huff,” on which he also served as an executive producer. Previously, he received Emmy Award nominations for notable recurring guest starring roles on "Friends” and "Mad About You.”

In 1999, Azaria starred as Mitch Albom, alongside the legendary Jack Lemmon, in the television film "Tuesdays with Morrie,” winning the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. His other telefilms include Jon Avnet's "Uprising” and Stephen Frears' "Fail Safe.”

On stage, Azaria earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for originating the 2005 role of Sir Lancelot in "Spamalot,” the hit stage adaptation of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” He returned to Broadway in 2007, starring as RCA head David Sarnoff in Aaron Sorkin's "The Farnsworth Invention.” Among his many other performances is a 2003 production of David Mamet's "Sexual Perversity in Chicago” on London's West End.

In 1997, Azaria played the scene-stealing Guatemalan housekeeper Agador Spartacus in Mike Nichols' "The Birdcage,” catapulting his film career and garnering a SAG Award® nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, as well as sharing a win with the film's ensemble for Outstanding Performance by a Cast. He had previously won critical acclaim as television producer Albert Freedman in the 1994 Academy Award®-nominated film "Quiz Show.”

Among Azaria's numerous other film credits are "Love and Other Drugs,” "Year One,” the hit "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” Roland Emerich's "Godzilla,” the 1998 adaptation of "Great Expectations,” Tim Robbins' "Cradle Will Rock,” Woody Allen's "Celebrity,” "America's Sweethearts,” "Shattered Glass,” "Along Came Polly,” "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” "Grosse Pointe Blank,” "Heat,” "Now and Then” and "Pretty Woman.”

As a filmmaker, Azaria wrote, directed and produced the 2004 short film, "Nobody's Perfect,” which won the Film Discovery Jury Award for Best Short at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival and the award for Best Narrative Short at the Ojai Film Festival. He also directed an episode of "Huff.”

His additional voiceover work includes multiple appearances as Venom/Eddie Brock on the animated "Spider-Man” series.


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