Cartwright, Nancy 1959–

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Cartwright, Nancy 1959–


Full name, Nancy Campbell Cartwright; born October 25, 1959, in Kettering, OH; daughter of Frank and Miriam Cartwright; married Warren "Murph" Murphy (a writer and producer), December 24, 1988 (divorced, 2005); children: Lucy Mae, Jackson Louis. Education: University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., theater arts, 1981; studied interpersonal communication at Ohio University, 1976–78; studied voice acting with Daws Butler (voice of Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound) and acting with Milton Katselas. Religion: Scientologist.

Addresses: Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 Tenth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Office—Cartwright Entertainment, 9420 Reseda Blvd., Suite 572, Northridge, CA 91324.

Career: Actress and director. Co-founder (with spouse) of Happy House Productions, Inc., 1994–; conducts workshops on voice-acting; founder of SportsBlast (a production company) and Cartwright Entertainment (a production company). Spokesperson for Make America Safe; involved in numerous fundraisers for charity.

Member: Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award, outstanding voice-over performance, 1992, Annie Award, voice acting in the field of animation, International Animated Film Society (ASIFA) Hollywood, 1995, both for The Simpsons; Drama-Logue Award, 1995, for In Search of Fellini; Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding performer in an animated program, 2004, for Kim Possible; Faith Hubley Web of Life Award, High Falls Film Festival, 2002; Honorary Mayor of Northridge, CA, 2005.


Film Appearances:

Ethel, "It's a Good Life," Twilight Zone—The Movie, Warner Bros., 1983.

Stephanie, Going Undercover (also known as Yellow Pages), Miramax, 1984.

Voice, Joy of Sex (also known as National Lampoon's "The Joy of Sex"), Paramount, 1984.

Kathleen, Flesh and Blood (also known as The Rose and the Sword and Los senores del acero), Riverside, 1985.

(Uncredited) Girl at Dance, Heaven Help Us (also known as Catholic Boys), 1985.

Voice of Gusty and the fourth bushwoolie, My Little Pony (animated; also known as My Little Pony: the Movie), DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.

Voice of Arabian Prince, The Chipmunk Adventure (animated), Samuel Goldwyn, 1987.

Voice of Brighteyes, Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw (animated), TriStar, 1988.

(Uncredited) Voice of Dipped Shoe, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1988.

Stephanie, Yellow Pages (also known as Going Undercover), 1988.

Voice, The Little Mermaid (animated), Buena Vista, 1989.

Voice of Page, Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (animated), Hemdale Releasing, 1990.

Voice of Fawn Deer, Petal to the Metal (animated short), 1992.

Caiman's secretary, Godzilla, TriStar/Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998.

Voice of Dana, The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock (animated), Universal Pictures Home Video, 1998.

Voice of Skunk, Macaws, and others, Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (animated), Buena Vista Home Video, 1998.

Voice of Bart Simpson, Bart Wars: The Simpsons Strike Back (animated), 1999.

Voice of Mindy, Wakko's Wish (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish"), 1999.

Voice of Bart Simpson, CypberWorld (animated short), IMAX, 2000.

Voice of Earl Squirrel, Timber Wolf (animated; also known as Chuck Jones' "Timber Wolf"), Warner Bros., 2001.

Voice of Chuckie Finster, Rugrats Go Wild! (animated), Paramount, 2003.

Voice of Rufus, Kim Possible: The Secret Files (animated), Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 2003.

Voice of Bart Simpson, The Simpsons (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, forthcoming.

Film Work:

Voice coach, Brother Bear, Buena Vista, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Voice of Gloria Paterson, The Richie Rich/Scooby Doo Hour (animated), ABC, 1980.

Voice of Gloria, Rihie Rih (animated), 1981.

Voice, Monchhichis (animated), ABC, 1983.

Additional voices, Alvin & the Chipmunks (animated; also known as The Chipmunks and The Chipmunks Go to the Movies), 1983.

Voice of Kip Kangaroo, The Shirt Tales (animated), 1983–85.

Voice of Daffney, The Snorks (animated), NBC, 1984.

Voice of Kimberly, "Space Ace," Saturday Supercade (animated), 1984–85.

Voice of Gilda Gossip and "Flat Freddy" Fender, Galaxy High School (animated; also known as Galaxy High), CBS, 1986.

Voice of Gusty, My Little Pony 'n' Friends (animated), syndicated, 1986.

Voice of Brighteyes, Pound Puppies (animated), ABC, 1986.

Voice of Woody, Popeye and Son (animated), CBS, 1987.

Voice of Arabian Prince, The Chipmunk Adventure (animated), 1987.

Voice, The New Adventures of the Snorks (animated), syndicated, 1987.

Voice of Bart Simpson, "The Simpsons" (animated short), The Tracey Ullman Show, Fox, 1987–89.

Voice of FX, Fantastic Max (animated), syndicated, 1988.

Additional voices, Dink, the Little Dinosaur (animated), 1989.

Voice of Bartholomew Jo-Jo "Bart" Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Todd Flanders, Ralph Wiggum, Database, Jimmy, Kearney, and others, The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1989–.

Voice, Tom and Jerry Kids Show (animated), 1990.

Voice of Pistol Pete, Disney's "Goof Troop" (also known as Goof Troop), ABC, 1992.

Voice of Fawn Deer, Mother Grumbles, woman, and others, Raw Toonage (animated), 1992.

Voice of Fawn Deer, Bonkers (animated; also known as Disney's "Bonkers"), syndicated, 1993.

Voice of Mindy Sadlier and others, Animaniacs (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Animaniacs"), Fox, 1993.

Voice of Betsy and Ross, Problem Child (animated), 1993.

Additional voices, The Pink Panther (animated), 1993.

Voice of Little Red Riding Hood, 2 Stupid Dogs (animated), 1993.

Voices of the Sprites, Disney's "Aladdin" (animated; also known as Aladdin), CBS, 1994.

Voice of Margo Sherman and additional voices, The Critic (animated), ABC, 1994–95.

Ruby Jillette, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC, 1994.

Additional voices, Timon and Pumbaa (animated; also known as The Lion King's "Timon and Pumbaa"), CBS, 1995.

Additional voices, The Twisted Adventures of Felix the Cat (animated; also known as The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat), 1995.

Voice of Melissa Screech, Steven Spielberg Presents "Toonsylvania" (animated; also known as Toonsylvania), Fox, 1998.

Voice of Rudy Mookich, Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain (animated), The WB, 1998.

Additional voices, Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (animated), 1999–.

Voice of Lu, Mike, Lu & Og (animated), Cartoon Network, 1999.

Voice of Megan Allman, God, the Devil and Bob (animated), NBC, 2000.

Voice of Charles "Chuckie" Finster, Jr., Rugrats (animated), Nickelodeon, 2001–2005.

Rufus, Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's "Kim Possible"), Disney, 2002.

Voice of Chuckie Finster, All Grown Up (also known as Rugrats All Grown Up), Nickelodeon, 2003.

Voice of Billy and Kenji, Betsy's Kindergarten Adventure (animated), 2006.

Also appeared in On Hollywood Blvd.; Fame.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Jill Murray, The Rules of Marriage, CBS, 1982.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(Uncredited) Skokie (also known as Once They Marched Through a Thousand Times), 1981.

Title role, Marian Rose White, CBS, 1982.

Libby Dean, Deadly Lessons, ABC, 1983.

Jean, Not My Kid, CBS, 1985.

Ruth Potter, Precious Victims, CBS, 1993.

Terry Michaels, A Tangled Web (also known as Deadly Seduction), CBS, 1996.

Dell, Suddenly (also known as An Urban Legend and When Somebody Loves You), ABC, 1996.

Terry Michaels, Vows of Deception (also known as Deadly Seduction and Tangled Web), CBS, 1996.

Voice of Rufus, Kim Possible: So the Drama (animated), The Disney Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Voice of Karen and second baby, "The Amazing Bunjee Adventure" (animated), ABC Weekend Specials, ABC, 1984.

Voice of Bart Simpson, The Simpsons: Family Portrait (animated), Fox, 1988.

Voice, "P. J. Funnybunny" (animated), ABC Weekend Specials, ABC, 1989.

Voice of Bart Simpson, The Simpsons: Family Therapy (animated), Fox, 1989.

Voice of Bart Simpson, Todd Flanders, and others, Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (animated; also known as The Simpsons Christmas Special), Fox, 1989.

Voice of Bart Simpson, The Ice Capades 50th Anniversary Special, ABC, 1990.

Voice of Bart Simpson, Dangerous, Fox, 1991.

The American Music Awards, ABC, 1991.

Voice of Bart Simpson, Comic Relief IV, 1991.

Voice of Wally Funnybunny, Heidi Funnybunny, and Potts Pig, "P. J.'s Unfunnybunny Christmas" (animated), ABC Weekend Specials, ABC, 1993.

Secretary, The Great O'Grady, Showtime, 1993.

Voice of Pistol Pete, A Goof Troop Christmas (animated), 1993.

Secrets Revealed, ABC, 1994.

Voice, P. J. Funnybunny: A Very Cool Easter (animated), ABC, 1996.

(Uncredited) Voice of herself, The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1999.

The 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 1999.

Herself, "The Simpsons": America's First Family (documentary), BBC, 2000.

Voice of Todd, Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa (animated), 2002.

Voice of Rufus, Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time (animated; also known as Disney's "Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time"), 2003.

VH1 Goes Inside South Park, VH1, 2003.

50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up, E! Entertainment Television, 2005.

Voice of Chuckle, All Grown Up: Dude, Where's My Horse? (animated), Nickelodeon, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Annie Monacan, In Trouble, ABC, 1981.

Marge, Chain Letter, ABC, 1989.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Holly, "Terminal Case," Tucker's Witch, CBS, 1982.

Muffin, "Some Kind of Harmony," Fame, 1983.

Muffin, "Secrets," Fame, 1984.

Cynthia, "Diane's Nightmare," Cheers, NBC, 1985.

"Growing Up, Growing Old," Our House, 1987.

Gwen, "The Initiation," Mr. Belvedere, 1987.

Belinda, the waitress, "On the Road," TV 101, 1989.

Ann, "Tears of a Clown," Empty Nest, 1989.

Voice of the junk food kid, "Showdown at Teeter-Totter Gulch," Rugrats (animated), Nickelodeon, 1992.

Voice of Bart Simpson, "Dial 'M' for Mother," The Critic (animated), 1994.

Frances O'Reilly, "976 Ways to Say I Love You," Baywatch Nights, 1995.

Ruby Jillette, "Save the Last Trance for Me," The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC, 1995.

Herself, The Brains Trust, BBC, 1996.

Voice of Bart Simpson, Sesame Street (also known as Les amis de Sesame, Canadian Sesame Street, Open Sesame, Sesame Park, and The New Sesame Street), PBS, 1996.

Herself, Blue Peter, 1999.

Herself, Happy Hour, USA Network, 1999.

Herself, TFI Friday (also known as Thank Four It's Friday), Channel 4, 1999.

Fully Booked, BBC, 1999.

(Uncredited) Voice of Bart Simpson doll, "A Big Piece of Garbage," Futurama (animated), 1999.

Herself, Pyramid, syndicated, 2002, 2004.

Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 2003.

Voice of Phantasmo: Experiment 375, "Phantasmo: Experiment 375," Lilo & Stitch: The Series (animated), The Disney Channel, 2003.

Herself, GMTV, ITV, 2004.

Rove Live, Ten Network, 2005.

Herself, Dokument: Humor, 2005.

Voice of Daffney, "Brian the Bachelor," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia), Fox, 2005.

Voice of Rufus, "Rufus: Experiment #607," Lilo & Stitch: The Series (animated), The Disney Channel, 2005.

Also appeared as voice of Babysitter, "Adventures in Bobby Sitting," Bobby's World; in Generation; Bridges to Cross.

Television Director; Episodic:

Uncredited, directed episodes of The Simpsons (animated).

Stage Appearances:

Karen, The Transgressor, Dynarski Theatre, Los Angeles, 1980.

Adelaide, Guys and Dolls, Showboat Dinner Theatre, Stockton, CA, 1984.

Coming Attractions, Skylight Theatre, Los Angeles, 1985.

In Search of Fellini (one-woman show), Theatre Geo, Hollywood, CA, 1995.

Louella Parsons, The Cat's Meow, Coast Playhouse, and Matrix Theatre, Los Angeles, 1997–98.

Also appeared in Potpourrie and Porcupines; Comedy Cabaret.


Video Games:

Voice of Bart Simpson, The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants, 1991.

Voice of Bart Simpson, The Simpsons, 1991.

Voice of Bart Simpson, The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare, 1993.

Voice of Bart Simpson, Bartman, Nelson Muntz, and Ralph Wiggum, The Simpsons: Cartoon Studio, 1996.

Voice of Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Rod Flanders, and Todd Flanders, The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield (also known as Virtual Springfield), 1997.

Voice of Bart Simpson, The Simpsons: Wrestling, Activision, 2001.

Voice of Bart Simpson and others, The Simpsons: Road Rage, 2001.

Voice of Bart Simpson and Nelson Muntz, The Simpsons: Skateboarding, 2002.

Voice of Bart Simpson, Ralph Wiggum, Nelson Muntz, and others, The Simpson: Hit & Run, Vivendi Universal Games, 2003.


The Simpsons Sing the Blues, Geffen, 1990.

Songs in the Key of Springfield, 1997.

The Simpsons Yellow Album, 1998.

Go Simpsonic with the Simpsons, 1999.

Music Videos:

Voice of Bart Simpson, "Black or White," Dangerous: The Short Films (also known as Michael Jackson—Dangerous: The Short Films), 1993.


Stage Plays:

In Search of Fellini (one-woman stage play), produced at Theatre Geo, Hollywood, CA, 1995.


My Life as a Ten-Year-Old Boy, Hyperion, 2000.



Los Angeles Times TV Times, March 22, 1992.

People Weekly, December 14, 1998, p. 25.