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Dan Castellaneta

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This article is about the crew member. For the character, see Dan Castellaneta (character).
Dan Castellaneta
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Male ♂
Real full name: Daniel Louis Castellaneta
Job: Voice actor
Consulting producer
Co-executive producer
Birth date: October 29, 1957 (1957-10-29) (age 66)
Number of episodes: 768
Number of non-episode media: Shorts: 48
Number of comic stories: 3
Seasons active: Shorts season 1 - Present
First short: "Good Night"
Most recent short: May the 12th Be with You
First episode: "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Most recent episode: "Bart's Brain"
Movie: The Simpsons Movie
First comic: Krusty, Agent of K.L.O.W.N.
Most recent comic: Clip Clip Hooray!
Book: Simpsons Comics Extravaganza
First song: "Do the Bartman"
Most recent song: "Every Summer With You"
First album: The Simpsons Sing the Blues
Latest album: The Simpsons: Testify

Daniel Louis "Dan" Castellaneta (born October 29, 1957) is an American actor and voice actor. He is the voice of Homer Simpson and many recurring characters such as the blue-haired lawyer, Gil Gunderson, Itchy, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Kodos, Sideshow Mel, Hans Moleman, Abraham Simpson, squeaky-voiced teen, Mayor Quimby, and Groundskeeper Willie. He was also interviewed in The Simpsons: America's First Family, The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! On Ice!, and The Simpsons: Access All Areas.

Besides a voice actor for the show, he is also a crew member and has written seven episodes with his wife, Deb Lacusta. These episodes are "Days of Wine and D'oh'ses", "Gump Roast", "The Ziff Who Came to Dinner", "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore", "The Fight Before Christmas", "A Midsummer's Nice Dreams", and "The Ten-Per-Cent Solution". His name was mispronounced by Homer during the credits of "Bart Star" as "Castaneltela".

Castellaneta was among several actors from the series to do voice work for Futurama. He provided the voice of the Robot Devil in all of the character's appearances, save for "A Tale of Two Santas", in which Maurice LaMarche did the voice.

In an interview, Dan Castellaneta says he never talks about The Simpsons at home, but has admitted on a couple of occasions that if his wife is making lunch he may remark "Mmm, sandwiches!", like Homer.

Dan Castellaneta has got a knack for music. He has composed and/or written three songs for The Simpsons, "They'll Never Stop the Simpsons", "Dancing Workers Song", and "The Gay Song". He also released one Simpsons-related I Am Not Homer. Dan Castellaneta also did all the singing when Homer had become an opera singer, which is uncommon as professional singers will often "step in" to sing for animated characters. Guest Plácido Domingo had commented that Dan Castellaneta's opera singing had been remarkable.


Award Year Episode Result
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance 1992[1] "Lisa's Pony"
for Homer Simpson
1993[2] "Mr. Plow"
for Homer Simpson
2004[3] "Today I Am a Clown"
for Krusty the Clown, Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Groundskeeper Willie, Sideshow Mel, Barney, and Itchy
2009[4] "Father Knows Worst"
for Homer Simpson
2010[5] "Thursdays with Abie"
for Homer Simpson and Abraham Simpson
2011[6] "Donnie Fatso"
for Homer Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Barney Gumble, and Louie
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance 2015[7] "Bart's New Friend"
for Homer Simpson
2018[8] "Fears of a Clown"
for Homer Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and Sideshow Mel
Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Animation 2007[9] "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore" Nominated



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