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Philip Edward Hartmann was born on September 24, 1948 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. His last name originally had two N's, but he later dropped one of the N's for an unknown reason. He spent most of his childhood in southern California and Connecticut. He gained American Citizenship in the 1990s. He studied Graphic Design at California State University. He worked part time as a graphic artist and designed album covers for bands like Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young and Poco.

He later joined the comedy troupe The Groundlings, where he would become friends with Jon Lovitz and Paul Reubens. With Paul Reubens, Phil created the character of Pee-Wee Herman. In 1986 Phil joined the cast of Saturday Night Live and would stay on for 8 seasons until 1994. He would play many characters on SNL, including Bill Clinton, Ed McMahon, and Ronald Reagan. He played the character of Bill McNeal in the TV show "NewsRadio" until his death. He was in many movies, including Jingle All the Way, Sgt. Bilko, Three Amigos, and Loaded Weapon 1. He also had a smooth, radio voice and did voicework, most notably for The Simpsons.

On May 28, 1998 Phil's wife, Brynn Hartman shot him while he slept and then later shot herself. It was determined that she had alcohol, cocaine, and Zoloft in her system. His ashes were spread on Catalina Island, California. Phil married three times: to Gretchen Lewis (March 1970-September 1972), to Lisa Strain (December 1982-May 1985), and to Brynn Hartman (November 1987-May 1998). Phil and Brynn Hartman leave behind a son, Sean Edward, and a daughter, Birgen. Phil earned a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in 2012.

FILMOGRAPHY as ACTOR

The Gong Show Movie..............................................Man at Airport with Gun (1980)

Cheech and Chong's Next Movie.............................Chick Hazard-Private Eye (1980)

Stunt Rock (1980)

The Pee-Wee Herman Show (TV Movie)...............Kap'n Karl/Monsieur LeCroc (1981)

Pandemonium............................................................Reporter (1982)

Weekend Pass...........................................................Joe Chicago (1984)

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.........................................Reporter (1985)

Last Resort..................................................................Jean-Michel (1986)

Jumpin' Jack Flash.....................................................Fred, 1st National Bank (1986)

Three Amigos.............................................................Sam (1986)

Blind Date...................................................................Ted Davis (1987)

The Brave Little Toaster............................................Air Conditioner (voice)/Hanging Lamp (voice) (1987)

Amazon Women on the Moon..................................Baseball Announcer (1987)

Fletch Lives................................................................Bly Manager (1989)

How I Got Into College..............................................Bennedict, SAT Coach (1989)

Kiki's Delivery Service..............................................Jiji (voice in the English language version) (1989)

Quick Change............................................................Hal Edison (1990)

One Special Victory (TV Movie)..............................Mike Rutten (1991)

Loaded Weapon 1....................................................Comic Cop (1993)

CB4.............................................................................Virgil Robinson (1993)

Daybreak (TV Movie)................................................Man in Abstinence Commercial (uncredited) (1993)

Coneheads.................................................................Marlax (1993)

So I Married an Axe Murderer..................................Ranger John "Vicky" Johnson-Alcatraz Guide (1993)

The Twelve Days of Christmas (TV Movie)............Hollyberry (voice) (1993)

Extra Terrorestrial Alien Encounter (short movie)........(1994)

Greedy.......................................................................Frank (1994)

Saturday Night Live Presents President

Bill Clinton's All-Time Favorites (TV Movie)..........Various/Bill Clinton (1994)

The Pagemaster......................................................Tom Morgan (voice) (1994)

The Crazysitter.........................................................The Salesman (1995)

State of the Union: Undressed (TV Movie)...........President Bill Clinton (1995)

Houseguest..............................................................Gary Young (1995)

Stuart Saves His Family.........................................Announcer (voice, uncredited) (1995)

The Show Formerly Known as Announcer/Douglas Bowles/Voice of

The Martin Short Show (TV Movie).......................Jackie Rogers, Sr. (1995)

Sgt. Bilko.................................................................Maj. Colin Thorn (1996)

Van Halen: Video Hits Vol. 1 (video)...................Waldo (voice, uncredited) (1996)

Jingle All the Way...................................................Ted Maltin (1996)

The Second Civil War (TV Movie)........................The President (1997)

Small Soldiers.........................................................Phil Fimple (1998)

Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night (video)............Chauncey (voice) (1998)

TVography as Actor

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo............................Additional Voices (1979)

The Six O'Clock Follies.........................................(1980)

Smurfs.....................................................................Additional Voices (1981)

The Pop 'N' Rocker Game....................................Announcer (1983)

The Dukes..............................................................Additional Voices/Freddy Flenders/Reporter (1983)

Challenge of the GoBots......................................Additional Voices (1984)

Magnum, P.I..........................................................News Reader at the Beginning (voice, uncredited) (1984)

The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo...........................(voice) (1985)

The Jetsons.......................................................School Patrol robots, Executive Vice President (voice) (1985)

Pee-Wee's Playhouse.........................................Captain Carl (1986-87)

Dennis the Menace...............................................George Wilson/Henry Mitchell/Ruff (voice) (1986)

Ducktales...............................................................Captain Frye (1987)

Fantastic Max........................................................Additional Voices (1988)

On the Television..................................................Various (1989)

TaleSpin................................................................Ace London (1990)

Gravedale High....................................................(1990)

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures.......................(voice) (1990)

Tiny Toon Adventures..........................................Octavius (voice) (1990)

Empty Nest...........................................................Tim Cornell (1991)

Captain Planet and the Planeteers....................Dimitri (voice) (1991)

Fish Police............................................................Inspector C. Bass (voice) (1992)

Darkwing Duck.....................................................Paddywhack (voice) (1992)

Parker Lewis Can't Lose....................................Phil Diamond (1992)

Eek! the Cat.........................................................Monkeynaut #1/Psycho Bunny (voice) (1992)

Tom & Jerry Kids Show......................................Calaboose Cal (voice) (1991-93)

The Larry Sanders Show....................................Phil Hartman (1993)

Animaniacs..........................................................Dan Anchorman (voice) (1993)

The Critic..............................................................Adolph Hitmaker/Bernie Wasserman/

Prof. Blowhard (voice) (1994)

Saturday Night Live.............................................Various (1985-94)

Night Stand...........................................................Gunther Johann (1995)

The Ren & Stimpy Show.....................................Announcer on Russian filmreel/Midget Clown (voice) (1995)

The John Larroquette Show...............................Otto Friedling (1995)

The Dana Carvey Show......................................Larry King (1996)

Caroline in the City..............................................Host (uncredited) (1996)

Seinfeld................................................................Man on Phone (voice, uncredited) (1996)

NewsRadio..........................................................Bill McNeal (1995-98)

3rd Rock from the Sun.......................................Phillip/Randy (1996-98)

The Simpsons....................................................Troy McClure/Lionel Hutz/Various (voice) (1991-98)

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales

for Every Child....................................................Game Show Host (1999)

WRITING CREDITS

Skateboard Madness (documentary)...............Narration (1980)

The Pee-Wee Herman Show (TV Movie)........(1981)

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (Movie)...................(1985)

Pee-Wee's Playhosue (TV Series)..................(1986)

Saturday Night Live (TV Series).......................(1985-89)

Saturday Night Live: The Best

of Robin Williams (video documentary)...........(1991)

Saturday Night Live: The Best

of Phil Hartman (TV special documentary)......(1998)

Saturday Night Live: The Best

of Jon Lovitz (TV Movie)....................................(uncredited) (2005)

The Pee-Wee Herman Show

on Broadway (TV Movie)..................................Adapted from "The Pee-Wee Herman Show" (2011)

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