Castellaneta, Dan 1957(?)–

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Castellaneta, Dan 1957(?)–

(Dan Castellenetta)


Full name, Daniel Louis Castellaneta; born September 10, 1957 (some sources say 1958), in Chicago, IL; married Debbie Lacusta (an actress and writer), 1987.

Education: Northern Illinois University, degree in art education. Avocational Interests: Tai-chi.


Agent—Don Buchwald and Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048; Cunningham, Escott, Slevin and Doherty Talent Agency, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Manager—Forster-Delaney Management, 12533 Woodgreen St., Los Angeles, CA 90066.


Actor and voice artist. Second City (comedy group), Chicago, IL, past member; Paul Sills Improvisational Game Theatre, Chicago, performer, 1986; appeared in and provided voices for numerous television commercials, including Office Depot stores, Intel technologies, MasterCard, and Butterfinger candy.


Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Awards, outstanding voice-over performance, 1992, 1993, 2004, Young Artist Award (with Julie Kavner), most popular mom and pop in a television series, 2004, Television Award nomination (with Deb Lacusta), animation, Writers Guild of America, 2007, all for The Simpsons; Annie Award, outstanding individual achievement in the field of animation, International Animated Film Society, 1993; Annie Award, outstanding individual achievement for voice acting by a male performer in an animated television production, 2000, for Olive, the Other Reindeer; DramaLogue Award, for Tom and Jerry.


Television Appearances; Series:

Himself and voice performer, including voice of Homer Simpson, The Tracey Ullman Show, Fox, 1987-90.

Voice of Homer Simpson and other characters, The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1990—.

Additional voices, Tale Spin (animated), 1990.

Warren Morris, Sibs (also known as Grown-Ups), ABC, 1991.

Voice of Mr. Thickley, Taz-Mania (animated), Fox, 1991.

Voice of Megavolt, Darkwing Duck (animated), ABC, 1991-92.

Voice of Dr. Emmett Lathrop "Doc" Brown, Back to the Future (animated; also known as Back to the Future: The Animated Series), CBS, 1991-92.

Voice of Chula the Tarantula, Fievel's American Tails (animated), CBS, 1992.

Voices of Mittens and Bill, Eek! the Cat (animated; also known as Eek! and the Terrible Thunderlizards and Eek!stravaganza), 1992.

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

Voice of the Genie, other characters, and additional voices, Aladdin (animated; also known as Disney's "Aladdin"), CBS, 1993-94.

Voices of Stewie and Cropsy, Marsupilami (animated), CBS, 1993.

Voice of Charles's father, The Tick (animated), Fox, 1994.

Voice of Earthworm Jim, Earthworm Jim (animated), The WB, 1995-96.

Voice of Grandpa and additional voices, Hey Arnold! (animated), Nickelodeon, 1996-97.

Voice of Dr. Harvey and additional voices, Casper (animated; also known as The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper), Fox, 1996.

Voice of Earl and others, Cow and Chicken (animated), Cartoon Network, 1997.

Voice of AP-99 and others, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (animated), Disney Channel, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

George Agrande, Working Trash (also known as Garbage Blues and Working Tra$h), Fox, 1990.

Len Chisholm, Lady Against the Odds (also known as Dol Bonner and Hand in the Glove), NBC, 1992.

Alan Winsdale, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, ABC, 1995.

Chelton, Rhapsody in Bloom, Starz!, 1998.

Voice of the postman, Olive, the Other Reindeer (animated), Fox, 1999.

Neal, The Settlement, 2000.

Milt Fields, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Showtime, 2001.

Voice of Wild Bill Hickock, clerk, and Cheyenne number two, Party Wagon (animated), Cartoon Network, 2004.

Aaron Spelling, Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of "Charlie's Angels," NBC, 2004.

De Mille, Sands of Oblivion, Sci-Fi Channel, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Jim Belushi—Birthday Boy, Cinemax, 1986.

Voice of Homer Simpson, "The Simpsons": Family Portrait, 1988.

Tracey Ullman Backstage (documentary), Fox, 1988.

Voice of Homer Simpson, "The Simpsons": Family Therapy, 1989.

Voices of Homer and Grampa Simpson, Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (animated; also known as The Simpsons Christmas Special), Fox, 1989.

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

Various, The Best of "The Tracey Ullman Show," 1990.

TGIF Comedy Preview, ABC, 1991.

Voice of Homer Simpson, Comic Relief IV, 1991.

Voice of Homer Simpson, Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake, 1991.

Warren Morris, Related by Birth, ABC, 1993.

Gordon Johnson, Tracey Takes On New York, HBO, 1993.

Voices of Comet and Blitzen, The Online Adventures of Ozzie the Elf (animated), 1997.

(Uncredited) Voice of Homer Simpson, The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1999.

"The Simpsons": America's First Family, 2000.

The 100 Greatest TV Characters, 2001.

The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows, 2001.

Goddard's evil robot voice, The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour (animated), Nickelodeon, 2004.

(Uncredited) Voice of Homer Simpson, The Simpsons' Christmas Message, (animated), Channel 4, 2004.

Voice, Party Wagon (animated), Cartoon Network, 2004.

Voice of Officer McBride, A Scooby-Doo Valentine (animated), The WB, 2005.

Ted, The Jeff Garlin Program, TBS, 2006.

Also appeared in Beyond the Magic Door, syndicated.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Voice of Prince Rudolph, "Waiders of the Wost Tweasure," Tale Spin (animated), 1990.

Voice of Dr. Zibaldo, Tale Spin (animated), 1990.

Steve Michaels, "Stayin' Alive," ALF, 1990.

Pete, "Dance Show," Marriedwith Children, Fox, 1990.

Gilbert, "Rainy Days and Mondays," Bagdad Cafe, 1990.

Phil, "The 37-Year Itch," Dream On, HBO, 1991.

Voice of Jonathan, "Jonathan Babysits," Rugrats (animated), c. 1991.

Voice of Dr. Zhivaldo, "The Incredible Shrinking Molly," Tale Spin (animated), 1991.

Voice of Zabar, "Hungry for Love," Dinosaurs (animated), 1992.

David Champion, "L.A. Lawless," L.A. Law, 1992.

Voice of Jeffries, "Grandma's Dead," Tiny Toon Adventures (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Tiny Toon Adventures"), 1992.

Voice of Jeffries, "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toon Christmas special," Tiny Toon Adventures (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Tiny Toon Adventures"), 1992.

Funeral director, "Death of a Shoe Salesman," Marriedwith Children, Fox, 1992.

Voice of Lazar the Wizard, "Super Sonic," Sonic the Hedgehog (animated), 1993.

Voice of Kung-Fu trainer, "Kung-Fu Kitty," Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show (animated), CBS, 1993.

Voice of Dracula, "Draculee, Draculaa," Animaniacs (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Animaniacs"), 1993.

Voice of Homer Jay Simpson, "Dial ‘M’ for Mother," The Critic (animated), ABC, 1994.

George Wexler, "Moonlighting," Wings, NBC, 1994.

Passenger, "George Gets Some Money," The George Carlin Show, Fox, 1994.

Darian Ferguson, "Last One into the Water," Bakersfield P.D., Fox, 1994.

Mr. Rudder, "Jimmy's Girl," Grace under Fire, ABC, 1994.

Voice of Mega Shark Bot, "Enter Blades," Street Sharks, 1994.

Voice of Mole King, "The Tick vs. the Mole-Men," The Tick (animated), 1994.

Voice of Lawyer, "New Kid in Town/Pickles vs. Pickles," Rugrats (animated), Nickelodeon, 1994.

Tony Lucchesi, "Specific Overtures," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1995.

The zookeeper, "The One after the Superbowl: Part 1," Friends, NBC, 1996.

Gus the doorman, "Head Case," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1996.

DaVolio, "Kiss Me, You Fool," Cybill, CBS, 1997.

Stan, "Two Drews and the Queen of Poland Walk into a Bar," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1997.

Voice of Homer Jay Simpson, "Duckman and Cornfed in ‘Haunted Society Plumbers,’" Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (animated), USA Network, 1997.

Number one, "Alien Abduction," Nightmare Ned, 1997.

Voice of Jonathan, "Word of the Day/Jonathan Babysits," Rugrats (animated), Nickelodeon, 1997.

Voice of Homer the reporter, "Hercules and the Trojan War," Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's "Hercules"), ABC and syndicated, 1998.

"T-Ball," Everybody Loves Raymond (also known as Raymond), CBS, 1998.

Voice of Robot Devil, "Hell Is Other Robots," Futurama (animated), Fox, 1999.

Voice of Harvey, "Johnny Goes to Camp," Johnny Bravo (animated), Cartoon Network, 1999.

Steve Jorgensen, "Hunter's Metamorphosis," Oh Grow Up, ABC, 1999.

Rory O'Grady, "Win a Free Car," Mad About You, 1999.

Eddie Day, "Crosstalk," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1999.

Voice of Mr. Brooks, "Terry's Friend Dates a Robot," Batman Beyond (animated; also known as Batman of the Future), The WB, 2000.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2000, 2002.

Walt, "Where There's a Will, There's a Waiver," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2001.

Voice of the guard, "The Curse of the Kobra, Part 1," Batman Beyond (animated; also known as Batman of the Future), The WB, 2001.

Voice of Kobra commando, "The Curse of the Kobra, Part 2," Batman Beyond (animated; also known as Batman of the Future), The WB, 2001.

Voice of the Genie, "Big Bad Wolf Daddy," House of Mouse, ABC, 2001.

Bryan, "It's Supposed to Be Fun," Everybody Loves Raymond (also known as Raymond), CBS, 2001.

Voice, Disney's "Lloyd in Space," ABC, 2001.

Voice of Jumba, "Into the Mouth of Evil," Jackie Chan Adventures (animated), The WB, 2002.

Voice of Goon, "Crush," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's "Kim Possible"), Disney Channel, 2002.

Voice of Private Cleoutus Dobbs and Baxter, "Mind Games," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's "Kim Possible"), Disney Channel, 2002.

Voice of Mr. Geminini, "The Twin Factor," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's "Kim Possible"), Disney Channel, 2002.

Eugene Fisher, "Mommy Nearest," Reba, The WB, 2002.

Eugene, "The Feud," Reba, The WB, 2003.

Voice of Morty, "Dummy and Dummier," The Pitts, Fox, 2003.

The judge, "Monkey on Your Back," Lucky, FX Channel, 2003.

Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, 2003.

Voice of Robot Devil, "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings," Futurama (animated), Fox, 2003.

Voice of Professor Clark, "Operation: Rescue Jet Fusion," The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (animated), Nickelodeon, 2003.

"The Simpsons," Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 2003.

Voice of minister, "Maid of Honor: Parts 1 & 2," Justice League (animated; also known as JL and Justice League Unlimited), Cartoon Network, 2003.

Voice of Martian sage and football player number three, "Quarterback Quack/To Love a Duck," Duck Dodgers (animated; also known as Duck Dodgers in the 24 ½ Century), Cartoon Network, 2003.

Brad, "Maris Returns," Frasier, NBC, 2003.

Agent Armstrong, "I'm Free," That '70s Show, Fox, 2003.

Team player, World Cup Comedy, PAX, 2004.

Voice of Dave Bishop and jeweler, "About Face," As Told by Ginger (animated), Nickelodeon, 2004.

Frog V.O. and Mr. Horner, "Free Lily," Complete Savages, ABC, 2004.

Voice of Arnold Wesker/Scarface, "The Big Dummy," The Batman (animated), The WB, 2004.

Voice of Arnold Wesker/Scarface, "Fistful of Felt," The Batman (animated), The WB, 2005.

Voice of college professor, "The Comet Cometh," Loonatics Unleashed (animated), The WB, 2005.

Joe Spencer, "Citizen Joe," Stargate SG-1 (also known as La porte des etoiles), Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Dr. Stein, "The Sword of Destiny," Arrested Development, Fox, 2005.

Dr. Kinny, "My Big Fat Greek Rush Week," Veronica Mars, The CW, 2006.

Dean Dewey, "Safety Bathroom," Campus Ladies, Oxygen, 2006.

Dean Dewey, "Safety First," Campus Ladies, Oxygen, 2007.

Voice of Homer Simpson, "Idol Gives Back: Part Two," American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (also known as American Idol), Fox, 2007.

Voice of Homer Simpson, American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (also known as American Idol), Fox, 2007.

Entertainment Tonight (also known as E.T.), syndicated, 2007.

Himself and voice of Homer Simpson, "Rove: LA," Rove Live, Ten Network, 2007.

Andrew Preston, "The First Cut Is the Deepest," Entourage, HBO, 2007.

Andrew Preston, "The Day Fuckers," Entourage, HBO, 2007.

Dr. Milton Hastings, "Multiple Choice," Greek, ABC Family, 2007.

Film Appearances:

Brian, Nothing in Common, TriStar, 1986.

(Uncredited) Diane's teacher, Say Anything … (also known as … Say Anything …, 1989.

Maitre d', K-9, Universal, 1989.

Man in chair, The War of the Roses, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

Voice of animated babysitter, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, 1991.

(As Dan Castellenetta) Narrator, Super Mario Bros., Buena Vista, 1993.

Voice of Blue Genie, The Return of Jafar (animated; also known as Aladdin 2), Buena Vista Home Video, 1994.

Slick Moeller, The Client, Warner Bros., 1994.

Phil, Love Affair, Warner Bros., 1994.

(Uncredited) Man test-driving car, Forget Paris, Columbia, 1995.

Additional voice, The Zone (also known as The Dog-fighters), LIVE Entertainment, 1995.

Voice of tall customs dog, All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (animated), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996.

Voice of Grandpa, "Hey, Arnold!": 24 Hours to Live (animated), 1996.

Male fan, Space Jam, Warner Bros., 1996.

Bumpkin, Plump Fiction, Legacy Releasing, 1997.

Portlow, My Giant, Columbia, 1998.

Voice of the Genie, Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Team Genie (animated), 1998.

Voice of the Genie, Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Magic Makers (animated), 1998.

Voice of the Genie, Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Fearless Friends (animated), 1998.

Voice of the Genie, Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Creatures of Invention (animated), 1998.

Neal, The Settlement, Bedford Entertainment, 1999.

Voice of auctioneer and horse trader, Joseph: King of Dreams (animated), 2000.

Voice of priest, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (animated; also known as Rugrats in Paris: The Movie—Rugrats II and Rugrats in Paris—Der Film), Paramount, 2000.

Voice of first guard, Recess: School's Out (animated), Buena Vista/Walt Disney Pictures, 2001.

Human cannonball, Don't Try This at Home, Buttleman Productions, 2001.

Human canonball, Buttleman, 2002.

Voice of Grandpa "Steely" Phil and Nick Vermicelli, "Hey, Arnold!": The Movie (animated), Paramount, 2002.

Additional voice, Return to Never Land (also known as Peter Pan in Return to Never Land), Buena Vista, 2002.

Voice of Thing One and Thing Two, The Cat in the Hat (also known as Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat"), Universal, 2003.

Voice of Drakken's goons, "Kim Possible": The Secret Files (animated), Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 2003.

Voice of BoE agent number two, "Recess": Taking the Fifth Grade (animated), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2003.

Gus Hemple, Adventures in Homeschooling (short), 2004.

Jim Orr,, 2006.

Dick, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, IFC Films, 2006.

Alan Frakesh, The Pursuit of Happyness, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2006.

Voice of Mr. Mysterio and Woodenleg Wally, Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! (animated), Warner Bros., 2006.

Voice of Iron Shoes, Hellboy Animated: Iron Shoes (animated short), Starz Media, 2007.

Voice of Homer Simpson and others, The Simpsons Movie (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2007.

Dr. Seymour, Remembering Phil, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

Subtle, The Alchemist, East 13th Street Theatre, Classic Stage Company, New York City, 2000.

Where Did Vincent Van Gogh (solo show), Chelsea Playhouse, New York City, 2000.

Lost in Yonkers, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 2001.

Moonlight and Magnolias, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 2005.

Quig, Nighthawks, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City, CA, 2006.

Also appeared in Macbeth, New Globe Theatre, New York City, and in Tom and Jerry, Met Theatre, Los Angeles; appeared with Chicago's Second City Improvisation Group in Catch 27, Cows on Ice, How Green Were My Values, Mirrors at the Border, and Orwell That Ends Well; appeared with Renaissance Repertory Theatre in A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Taming of the Shrew; toured with Second City Improvisation Group.

Radio Appearances:

Appeared in "Lost in Yonkers," The Play's the Thing, KCRW; Sunday with Dan and Deb, WXRT, Chicago.


Video Games:

Homer Simpson, The Simpsons, 1991.

Voice of Homer Simpson, Krusty the Klown, Barney Gumble, Grampa Simpson, and Kodos, "The Simpsons": Cartoon Studio, 1996.

Voice of Flux Wildly, Toonstruck, Virgin Interactive Entertainment, 1996.

Voices of Homer Simpson, Grandpa Abe Simpson, Barney Gumble, and others, The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield, Fox Interactive, 1997.

Voices of Earthworm Jim and Boogerman, Clayfighter 63 1/3 (also known as Clayfighter: Sculptor's Cut and Clay Fighter 63 ½), Interplay Productions, 1997.

Nordom, Planescape: Torment, 1999.

Voice, Y2K: The Game, 1999.

Voice of Earthworm Jim, Earthworm Jim 3D, 1999.

Voice of Homer Simpson, Grandpa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Mayor Quimby, Groundskeeper Willie, and others, Simpsons Bowling, 1999.

Voice of Genie, Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge (also known as Disney's "Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge"), 2001.

Voice of Homer Simpson, The Simpsons: Wrestling, 2001.

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

(English version) Voice of Genie, Kingdom Hearts (also known as Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix and Kingudamu hatsu), Square Electronic Arts, 2002.

Voice of Homer J. Simpson and Krusty the Clown, The Simpsons: Skateboarding, 2002.

Voice of Homer Simpson and others, The Simpsons: Hit & Run, Vivendi Universal Games, 2003.

Voice of Krunk, Metal Arms: Glitch in the System, Vivendi Universal Games, 2003.

Voice of Genie, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, 2004.

(English version) Voice of Genie, Kingdom Hearts II (also known as Kingudamu hatsu II), Square Enix, 2005.

Voice of Ramon and elephant seal number one, Happy Feet, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, 2006.


The Simpsons Sing the Blues, 1990.

Guest voice, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, by Hunter S. Thompson, 1996.

The Simpsons Songs in the Key of Springfield, 1997.

Music Videos:

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


Stage Plays:

Wrote The Purple Dawn, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA.

Television Episodes:

The Tracey Ullman Show, 1987.

"Days of Wine and Doh'ses," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2000.

"Gump Roast," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2002.

"The Ziff Who Came to Dinner," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2004.

"Kiss, Kiss, Bang Bangalore," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2006.



Chicago Social, December, 1998.

Simpsons Illustrated, fall, 1991, pp. 14-17.

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