Hank Azaria's Interesting Facts

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1 Is playing a gay version of Sir Lancelot in the Broadway production of "Spamalot", the musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), which opened on Broadway in January, 2005. [February 2005]
2 Performing "Sexual Perversity In Chicago" alongside Matthew Perry, Minnie Driver, and Kelly Reilly in London's Comedy Theatre. [July 2003]
3 Has been selected to play Sir Lancelot in the Broadway production of "Spamalot", the musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), scheduled to open on Broadway in February, 2005. [July 2004]
4 Good friends with Ben Stiller and Woody Harrelson.
5 He has estimated that he has done 'literally 100, 150 different characters' voices on The Simpsons (1989) (TV).
6 Paid exactly $10 million to purchase a seven-bedroom, ten-bath, 8434-square-foot house in Los Angeles's Bel-Air area. He also owns a 1108-square-foot house in the Hollywood Dell area of Los Angeles's Hollywood Hills and a 3320-square-foot house in Beverly Hills.
7 Was a camper at the real life Camp Towanda, where the movie Wet Hot American Summer (2001) was filmed.
8 Has a son named Hal Azaria (b. June 6, 2009) with girlfriend Katie Wright.
9 He is close friends with actor Matthew Perry.
10 Attended college with Oliver Platt; attended acting school with Sharon Stone.
11 He and his ex-wife Helen Hunt have both guest-starred on the TV show Friends (1994), though not in the same episode. Paget Brewster, who plays his wife on Huff (2004), also had a recurring role on Friends (1994).
12 Based the voice of quack Dr. Nick Rivera (in The Simpsons (1989)) on actor Desi Arnaz.
13 Appeared in two films in 1999 with the word "Mystery" in the title: Mystery, Alaska (1999) and Mystery Men (1999).
14 Based the voice of Comic Book Guy (in The Simpsons (1989)) on his college roommate.
15 Based the voice of Apu (in The Simpsons (1989)) on the "standard" 7-11 employee and on Peter Sellers's character Hrundi V. Bakshi in The Party (1968).
16 Based the voice of Chief Wiggum (in The Simpsons (1989)) on actor Edward G. Robinson.
17 Based the voice of Lou the Cop (in The Simpsons (1989)) on actor Sylvester Stallone.
18 Spent over $300,000 of his own money to make his short film Nobody's Perfect (2004).
19 He based his character in The Birdcage (1996) (a flamboyantly, almost over-exaggeratedly feminine homosexual house servant) on his grandmother, in particular his character's speech.
20 His family is of Sephardic Jewish background.
21 Based the voice of Moe the bartender (The Simpsons (1989)) on actor Al Pacino.
22 Both sets of his grandparents came from Salonika in northern Greece.
23 A favorite of playwright Jenelle Riley; characters in her shows are frequently hybrids of his name with his The Simpsons (1989) characters (e.g. Hank Wiggum). The lead character in her award-winning film The Perfect Candidate (2004) is named Frank Grimes, after "Homer's Enemy".
24 Attended Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, from 1981-1985, but did not receive his B.A. until he completed two courses in L.A. in 1987. Tufts awarded him its Light on the Hill Award in 1999.
25 Was a bartender in New York at the Arcadia.
26 Was trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.
27 Engaged to Helen Hunt in 1997.
Sources:
IMDB, Wikipedia


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