Home / Celebrity Net Worth / Actors / Phil Hartman Net Worth

Phil Hartman Net Worth, Biography, Wiki in 2017-2016

How rich was Phil Hartman?

Phil Hartman net worth:
$2 Million

Phil Hartman profile links

Phil Hartman profile links

John Williams

Michelle Obama

J. P. Morgan

George Lopez

More net worths

Phil Hartman Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Philip Edward Hartmann was born on 24 September 1948, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, and was an actor, comedian, graphic artist, and screenwriter, best known for being part of “Saturday Night Live”. He also appeared in several films, including “Houseguest”, “Jingle All the Way” and “Small Soldiers”. All of his efforts helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing in 1998.

So just how rich was Phil Hartman? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that was at $2 million, mostly earned through success on television and in films. He won several awards as part of “Saturday Night Live”, and also made numerous guest appearances. All of these ensured the position of his wealth before his untimely death.

Phil Hartman Net Worth $2 million

When he was young, the family moved to the United States and would later earn their citizenship. He attended Westchester High School, and after matriculating went to Santa Monica City College to study art. He dropped out to become a rock band roadie, but returned to school in 1972, this time at California State University, Northridge. After graduating, he would go on and create his own graphic art business, becoming responsible for numerous album covers. He then made his first television appearance in “The Dating Game”. His net worth was established.

In 1975, Phil felt that he needed a more social lifestyle, and decided to attend evening comedy classes held by the group called The Groundlings; he would subsequently train with the group for several years before joining them officially in 1979. He would befriend Paul Reubens and the two would be responsible for creating “The Pee-Wee Herman Show”, in which he played Captain Carl, and would reprise his role in “Pee-wee’s Playhouse”. Eventually, his partnership with Reubens ended, and he decided to pursue voice-over roles, which included “The Smurfs”, “The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo” and “Dennis the Menace”. His net worth was growing steadily.

After appearing in several films, he successfully auditioned for “Saturday Night Live”, becoming part of the cast and the writing crew; he would join the show for a total of eight seasons and portray over 70 different characters, with some of his most popular impressions including Frank Sinatra, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan. He would win a Primetime Emmy Award for his writing in “SNL”, and would later win an Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program award. Eventually, after most of his friends left the show, he decided to leave in 1994, taking with him a very healthy net worth.

The following year, he became part of the sitcom “NewsRadio”, as the radio news anchor Bill McNeal. He made around $50,000 per episode of the show, and it significantly boosted his net worth. It was critically acclaimed, however, they had difficulties hitting the ratings, but Phil stayed with the show for four more seasons before his untimely death. He was awarded a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series posthumously. Aside from “NewsRadio”, Phil was also well known for being part of “The Simpsons” cast, being part of that show for a total of 52 episodes.

For his personal life, Phil was married to Gretchen Lewis(1970-82), then to real estate agent Lisa Strain(1982-85). His third marriage would be to Brynn Omdahl in 1987, and they would have two children together. Brynn was reportedly frustrated by the success of Phil and would eventually become addicted to drugs. During the night of 27 May 1998, the couple had a heated argument and Hartman threatened to leave Omdahl if she used drugs again. While he was sleeping, he was shot twice in the head by Brynn, who then confessed to a friend about killing her husband. She then locked herself in the bedroom and shot herself in the mouth. Hartman’s career and life would be celebrated for many weeks after his death.


More about Phil Hartman:

  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Facts
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1999TV SeriesGame Show Host
Blasto1998Video GameCapt. Blasto (voice)
Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night1998VideoChauncey (voice)
The Simpsons1991-1998TV SeriesTroy McClure Lionel Hutz Bill Clinton ...
Small Soldiers1998Phil Fimple
3rd Rock from the Sun1996-1998TV SeriesRandy / Phillip
NewsRadio1995-1998TV SeriesBill McNeal
The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield1997Video GameTroy McClure Lionel Hutz (voice)
The Second Civil War1997TV MovieThe President
Jingle All the Way1996Ted Maltin
Van Halen: Video Hits Vol. 11996VideoWaldo (voice, uncredited)
Saturday Night Live1985-1996TV SeriesVarious / Announcer / Bill Clinton / ...
Seinfeld1996TV SeriesMan on Phone
Caroline in the City1996TV SeriesHost
Sgt. Bilko1996Maj. Colin Thorn
The Dana Carvey Show1996TV SeriesLarry King
State of the Union: Undressed1995TV MoviePresident Bill Clinton
The John Larroquette Show1995TV SeriesOtto Friedling
The Ren & Stimpy Show1995TV SeriesMidget Clown / Announcer On Russian filmreel
The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show1995TV MovieAnnouncer Douglas Bowles Voice of Jackie Rogers, Sr.
Stuart Saves His Family1995Announcer (voice, uncredited)
Houseguest1995Gary Young
Night Stand1995TV SeriesGunther
The Crazysitter1994The Salesman
The Pagemaster1994Tom Morgan (voice)
Saturday Night Live Presents President Bill Clinton's All-Time Favorites1994TV MovieVarious / Bill Clinton
Greedy1994Frank
The Critic1994TV SeriesAdolph Hitmaker / Bernie Wasserman / Prof. Blowhard
Extra Terrorestrial Alien Encounter1994Short
The Twelve Days of Christmas1993TV MovieHollyberry (voice)
Animaniacs1993TV SeriesDan Anchorman
So I Married an Axe Murderer1993Ranger John 'Vicky' Johnson
Coneheads1993Marlax
The Larry Sanders Show1993TV SeriesPhil Hartman
Daybreak1993TV MovieMan in Abstinence Commercial (uncredited)
CB41993Virgil Robinson
Loaded Weapon 11993Comic Cop
Tom & Jerry Kids Show-1993TV SeriesCalaboose Cal
Eek!stravaganza1992TV SeriesPsycho Bunny / Monkeynaut #1
Parker Lewis Can't Lose1992TV SeriesPhil Diamond
Fish Police1992TV SeriesInspector C. Bass
One Special Victory1991TV MovieMike Rutten
Darkwing Duck1991TV SeriesPaddywhack
Captain Planet and the Planeteers1991TV SeriesDimitri
Empty Nest1991TV SeriesTim Cornell
TaleSpin1991TV SeriesAce London
Tiny Toon Adventures1990TV SeriesOctavius
Bobby's World1990TV Series
The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda1990TV SeriesAdditional Voices
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures1990TV Series
Gravedale High1990TV Series voice
Quick Change1990Hal Edison
Fantastic Max1988-1989TV SeriesAdditional Voices
The Smurfs1982-1989TV SeriesAdditional Voices
Kiki's Delivery Service1989Jiji (English version, voice)
How I Got Into College1989Bennedict, SAT Coach
On the Television1989TV SeriesVarious
Fletch Lives1989Bly Manager
Foofur1987TV Series
DuckTales1987TV SeriesCaptain Frye
Amazon Women on the Moon1987Baseball Announcer (segment "Murray in Videoland")
The Brave Little Toaster1987Air Conditioner Hanging Lamp (voice)
Spaceballs1987Dink (voice, uncredited)
Blind Date1987Ted Davis
Dennis the Menace1986TV SeriesHenry Mitchell George Wilson Ruff
¡Three Amigos!1986Sam (as Philip E. Hartmann)
Pee-wee's Playhouse1986TV SeriesCaptain Carl
Jumpin' Jack Flash1986Fred (as Phil E. Hartmann)
Ruthless People1986Newsreader (voice, uncredited)
Last Resort1986Jean-Michel
The Jetsons1985TV SeriesSchool Patrol Robots / Executive Vice President
Challenge of the GoBots1985TV SeriesProfessor Von Joy / Hans-Cuff / Staks / ...
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo1985TV SeriesVaccu-Spook Auctioneer
Pee-wee's Big Adventure1985Reporter
Pink Panther and Sons1984TV SeriesAdditional Voices
The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries1984TV SeriesIgor / Ghost of Dr. Van Helsing
Magnum, P.I.1984TV SeriesNews Reader at the Beginning
Weekend Pass1984Joe Chicago
Van Halen: Hot for Teacher1984Video shortWaldo (voice)
The Dukes1983TV SeriesAdditional voices / Freddy Flenders / Reporter
The Pop 'N' Rocker Game1983TV SeriesAnnouncer
The Little Rascals1982TV SeriesAdditional Voices
Pandemonium1982Reporter (as Phil Hartmann)
Red Pepper1981TV MovieRed Pepper (voice)
The Pee Wee Herman Show1981TV MovieKap'n Karl
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie1980Chick Hazard Private Eye (Groundling)
The Gong Show Movie1980Man at Airport with Gun (as Phil Hartmann)
Stunt Rock1980as Phil Hartmann
The Six O'Clock Follies1980TV Series
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo1979TV SeriesAdditional Voices (voice)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway2011TV Movie adapted from "The Pee-wee Herman Show" written by - as Phil Hartmann
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz2005TV Special uncredited
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman1998TV Special documentary
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams1991Video documentary
Saturday Night LiveTV Series writer - 53 episodes, 1986 - 1989 additional sketches - 1 episode, 1985
Pee-wee's Playhouse1986TV Series
Pee-wee's Big Adventure1985written by
The Pee Wee Herman Show1981TV Movie
Skateboard Madness1980Documentary narration

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas2009TV Movie performer: "Away in a Manger", "Auld Lang Syne" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz2005TV Special performer: "I've Never Been in Love Before", "The Little Drummer Boy" - uncredited
The Parole Officer2001writer: "Bubble Bath" The Wiseguys Remix - as Phil E. Hartman
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon2001Video short performer: "The Lady Is a Tramp" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey1999TV Special performer: "Auld Lang Syne" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999Video performer: "Auld Lang Syne", "Let's Pretend We Like Each Other This Christmas", "The Almost Perfect Christmas", "Ballad of the Co-Dependent", "Carol of Intimacy" - uncredited
The Simpsons1993-1998TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Houseguest1995lyrics: "Christmas/Burger Medley"
Saturday Night Live1989-1992TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The Brave Little Toaster1987performer: "B-Movie Show"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Elvira's Haunted Hills2001in memory of
The Simpsons1998TV Series dedicatee - 1 episode
1990 Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search1990TV Movie special acknowledgment of thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Behind the Microphone: Kiki's Delivery Service2003Video documentary shortJiji
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)
HBO First Look1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Dennis Miller Live1997TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-1997TV SeriesHimself
The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favorite New Television Comedy Series
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1996TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live1992-1996TV SeriesHimself - Host Ted Kennedy Frank Sinatra ...
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-1996TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-1996TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHimself
Showbiz Today1993-1996TV SeriesHimself
1996 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards1996TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favorite Female Television Performer
Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Special Edition1994TV Short documentaryHost
The 1994 Billboard Music Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame1994TV SpecialHimself
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program & Presenter: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
Larry King Live1993TV SeriesHimself
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1989-1993TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Herself - Guest
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame1993TV MovieHimself
The Howard Stern Interview1993TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1989-1990TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHimself
Stand-up Comics Take a Stand1988TV Special documentaryHimself
Nightlife1987TV SeriesHimself
Our Time1985TV SeriesHimself (1985)
Skateboard Madness1980DocumentaryNarrator (voice)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock1999TV Special documentaryHimself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey1999TV SpecialHimself / Various Characters
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999VideoHimself Santa Mall Patron ...
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieVarious
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley1998TV Special documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers1998Video documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman1998TV Special documentaryHimself / Various Characters
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin1998TV SpecialHimself / Gregory (uncredited)
The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live1998TV Special documentaryVarious (uncredited)
The Simpsons1994-1998TV SeriesLyle Lanley Troy McClure
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash1992TV SpecialBill Clinton, Admiral James Stockdale and others
Best of Saturday Night Live: Special Edition1992VideoVarious Characters
Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car1992TV MovieTerminator
Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial1991TV SpecialVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams1991Video documentaryHimself / Various Characters
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHimself - Cast Member (In Memoriam)
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special2014TV SpecialFrankenstein (segment "Thanksgiving Greetings")
The Simpsons Take the Bowl2014VideoTroy McClure
Toys is Hell! Interview mit Regisseur Joe Dante2014Video documentary shortPhil Fimple (uncredited)
SNL Sports Spectacular2014TV MovieSergei Akmudov (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Halloween2013TV SpecialFrankenstein (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryVarious
The Women of SNL2010TV MovieVarious
Kiki's Delivery Service: Flying with Kiki & Beyond2010Video documentary shortHimself
Kiki's Delivery Service: The Producer's Perspective: Collaborating with Miyazaki2010Video documentary shortHimself
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars2010TV SpecialMichael Verne Lundquist Announcer (uncredited)
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas2009TV MovieVarious (uncredited)
The Tragic Side of Comedy2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts2009TV SpecialDoorman (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV SpecialVarious (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '082008TV SpecialRonald Reagan
Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation2007TV Special documentaryHimself / Various (uncredited)
20 Most Horrifying Hollywood Murders2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comedy Club Shoot-Out: Vol. 12006VideoHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesWaldo
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz2005TV SpecialVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade2005TV SpecialVarious (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Alec Baldwin2005TV Special documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies2005TV MovieVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks2004TV SpecialHimself / Various
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 20042004TV MovieBill Clinton / Admiral James Stockdale (uncredited)
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken2004TV SpecialVarious Characters (uncredited)
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live Christmas 20022002TV SpecialVarious (uncredited)
Activison Anthology2002Video GameVideo Game Customer (from 'Ice Hockey' commercial)
Saturday Night Live: TV Tales2002TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon2001Video shortFrank Sinatra (uncredited)
The Andy Dick Show2001TV SeriesBill McNeal
Entertainment Tonight Presents: TV's Greatest Scandals2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 20002000TV SpecialHimself / Various Characters
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies2000TV SpecialHost of Game Beaters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler1999TV Special documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn August 26, 2014. At 6600 Hollywood Blvd.
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)· James Downey (head writer)
· John Bowman (writer)
· A. Whitney Brown (writer)
· Greg Daniels (writer)
· Tom Davis (writer)
· Al Franken (writer)
· Shannon Gaughan (writer)
· Jack Handey (writer)
· Lorne Michaels (writer)
· Mike Myers (writer)
· Conan O'Brien (writer)
· Bob Odenkirk (writer)
· Herbert Sargent (writer)
· Tom Schiller (writer)
· Robert Smigel (writer)
· Bonnie Turner (writer)
· Terry Turner (writer)
· Christine Zander (writer)
· George Meyer (additional sketches)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsBroadcaster(s) of the YearNewsRadio (1995)
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesNewsRadio (1995)
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a SeriesNewsRadio (1995)
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesNewsRadio (1995)
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Simpsons (1989)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsInformational or Documentary HostHow the Grinch Stole Christmas! Special Edition (1994)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)· Andy Breckman (writer)
· A. Whitney Brown (writer)
· E. Jean Carroll (writer)
· James Downey (writer)
· Al Franken (writer)
· Eddie Gorodetsky (writer)
· George Meyer (writer)
· Lorne Michaels (writer)
· Kevin Nealon (writer)
· Margaret Oberman (writer)
· Herbert Sargent (writer)
· Marc Shaiman (writer)
· Rosie Shuster (writer)
· Robert Smigel (writer)
· Jon Vitti (writer)
· Tom Davis (writer)
· Bonnie Turner (writer)
· Terry Turner (writer)
· Christine Zander (writer)


Looks like we don't have Phil Hartman salary information. Sorry!


#Fact
1His death occurred only five days after the Seattle International Film Festival premiered Disney's English dub of Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), in which he gave one of his last performances.
2On his last appearance on Saturday Night Live his send off included him serenading Chris Farley. Both actors would die six months apart from each other.
3Also well known for his voice work on commercials and cartoons. He was probably most well known for the voices of Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz on the animated comedy The Simpsons (1989). He also provided other minor voices for The Simpsons (1989). Phil left Saturday Night Live (1975) in 1994, and in 1995, was cast in the critically acclaimed NBC show NewsRadio (1995) as arrogant radio show host Bill McNeal.
4Was the subject of a 2014 biography, You Might Remember Me, taking its title from Hartman's Simpsons catchphrase. The book reports that he removed the extra "n" from his surname to improve his i-ching number. Also, while Frank Sinatra came to enjoy Hartman's impersonation once it met with his daughter Tina's approval, Bill Clinton had more mixed feelings, sending him a photo with the inscription "you're not the president, but you play one on TV and you're OK - mostly".
5Posthumously received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario in 2012.
6Posthumously received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 26, 2014.
7He was cremated after death and his ashes were scattered over Santa Catalina Island's Emerald Bay.
8Did not start acting until he was 27 years old.
9Managed a graphic design business before acting and designed over forty album covers, including the logo for Crosby Stills & Nash.
10Despite being known for playing boorish characters, he had a reputation as one of the nicest, most well-liked actors in Hollywood with many of his co-stars and directors describing him as a true professional and a joy to work with.
11Helped Jan Hooks overcome her stage fright while on Saturday Night Live (1975).
12Rehearsals for The Simpsons (1989) were cancelled on the day his death was announced.
13As a mark of respect, Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure, his characters on The Simpsons (1989), were written out of the series and have not been seen or mentioned since.
14Was close friends with fellow SNL cast member Jan Hooks.
15On his last Saturday Night Live performance, he serenaded Chris Farley.
16Wrote a comedy-horror screenplay titled "Mr. Fix-It". Robert Zemeckis was to produce with Gil Bettman directing. But Zemeckis was unable to get financing and the project stalled.
17Planned a movie based on his character Chick Hazard, Private Eye but the project fell through.
18Planned to star in his own variety show titled "The Phil Show" after leaving "SNL" but NBC scrapped the project.
19Spoke fluent German. A video once circulated of him doing a stand-up routine in German.
20Lorne Michaels, producer of Saturday Night Live (1975) considered Hartman so important to the show, he called him "The Glue".
21Before he became famous, appeared on The Dating Game (1965) as one of the three competing eligible bachelors. He was chosen by the bachelorette but, according to Hartman, she did not show up for their date.
22He was, by far, the most prolific "guest star" on The Simpsons (1989), having been in 53 episodes before his death.
23In a television interview, Hartman stated that he believed what clinched the Saturday Night Live (1975) audition for him was when he was asked if there was anything else he wanted to show them. He replied that he could do any dialect. If they could name the dialect, he could do it. Dennis Miller was watching his audition, and shouted out, "Do French!". Hartman's reply was, "I don't do that.".
24Over the course of 9 seasons of Phil on The Simpsons (1989), he voiced 19 characters. His regulars Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz, and his one-time characters Moses, The Cable Guy, Plato, The Stockbroker, Horrace, Smooth Jimmy Apollo, Lyle Lanely, Duff Gardens Announcer, Security Guard 2, Mandy Patinkin, FNL announcer, Mr. Muntz, Conover, Charlton Heston, Doctor on Review Board Commitee and Bill Clinton.
25Auditioned for the announcer position on The Price Is Right (1972), which went to Rod Roddy.
26Because he helped create the character Pee-Wee Herman, Phil was asked to co-write Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) and he accepted.
27Was originally signed on to play the role of Zapp Brannigan on the animated series Futurama (1999) before his death. The role instead went to Billy West, whose main character, Phillip J. Fry, was named for him.
28Before every appearance on Saturday Night Live (1975), he would say the Lord's Prayer to calm himself.
29The character of Philip J. Fry on the animated series Futurama (1999) is named for him.
30Attended Westchester High School with Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme.
31Jonathan Winters was his first comedic idol.
32According to The Simpsons (1989) creator Matt Groening, Hartman wanted to make a live action film out of Troy McClure, his character on the show.
33When Phil Hartman died in 1998, it was necessary to write into the storyline of the television series NewsRadio (1995) that his anchorman character Bill McNeal had died. When that episode was being filmed, the cast and crew had to stop and restart a number of times because they continually broke out in tears.
34He is not related to cartoonist Butch Hartman, contrary to popular belief.
35Died the same month as Frank Sinatra, whom he had many times impersonated on Saturday Night Live (1975).
36Was one of eight siblings born into a Catholic family that migrated to the United States from Canada in the 1950s.
37Was one of seven actors to have portrayed Ronald Reagan on Saturday Night Live (1975).
38Had portrayed Bill Clinton on Saturday Night Live (1975).
39Was originally chosen to do the voice of Zapp Brannigan on the animated series Futurama (1999). After his death, the role went to Billy West.
40Was born Canadian, but became a United States citizen in the early 1990s.
41Majored in graphic design at California State University.
42Joined the comedy troupe The Groundlings in 1975 where he met Jon Lovitz and Paul Reubens.
43Had two children with Brynn Hartman: Sean Edward (born 1987) and Birgen (born 1992), are being raised by Brynn's sister Katherine in Wisconsin.
44Celebrity impersonations include Bill Clinton, Frank Sinatra, Michael Caine, Telly Savalas, Burt Reynolds, Jack Nicholson, Ronald Reagan, Barbara Bush and Phil Donahue. He was one of seven actors to have portrayed Ronald Reagan on Saturday Night Live (1975). Died the same month as Frank Sinatra, whom he had many times impersonated on Saturday Night Live (1975).
45Created artwork for Poco's 1978 album "Legend". Painted the cover for the album "America's Greatest Hits: History". He was credited as "Phil Hartmann". The signature "hartmann" is also on the artwork. Designed logo for the folk rock band Crosby Stills & Nash. Designed and drew the cover to the Firesign Theatre's 1980 album "The Fighting Clowns".

#Quote
1[on leaving Saturday Night Live (1975)] The shows are getting less sophisticated. There's less political satire. The younger audience loves Adam Sandler. He appeals less to the intellect and more to that stand-up sensibility of "Let's go out there and be insane." I like Adam Sandler, but that's not my kind of comedy, so, yeah, in a way it makes me feel like, "Well, it's time for me to go.".
2I've served the same role that Dan Aykroyd did. The average guy who you could put wigs and glasses and noses on and make into a lot of different things. I've been sympathetic dads, scary attorneys, insane killers and Frank Sinatra, who is sort of an amalgam of all those things.
3[on appearing on The Dating Game (1965)] I won... What did it? She asked me, if I was a street sign, what would I be? I said, "Slippery when wet." Yes, and as you might have expected, she stood me up.
4It's fun coming in as the second or third lead. If the movie or TV show bombs, you aren't to blame.
5I'm a really big fan of Bill Murray. He's been a great influence on me - when he did that smarmy thing in Ghostbusters (1984), then the same sort of thing in Groundhog Day (1993). I tried to imitate it. I couldn't. I wasn't good enough. But I discovered an element of something else, so in a sick kind of way I made myself a career by doing a bad imitation of another comic. I know who I am as a person, but as a comic actor I'm still trying to figure it out.
6I still don't speak to Paul Reubens. We just had a falling out and never put it back together.
7(On the 1991 arrest of Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman) for indecent exposure): The loss he took for what allegedly happened is the equivalent of somebody's getting 20 years for having a joint in their wallet.
8I benefit from the Mr. Potato Head syndrome. Put a wig and a nose and glasses on me, and I disappear.
9I started doing Clinton and then I was on the cover of TV Guide. I became... a household name... I didn't have to look for work any more. Work came to me.
10I'm 49-years-old and I'm cautious of the fact that very few people in comedy have careers after age 50. I think there's a notion in our society, and it maybe valid, that people aren't as funny when they get older. It's a stigma still attached to the rebelliousness of youth. I do believe that sooner or later I'll get those great roles like Gary Sinise's part in Forrest Gump (1994) or Tommy Lee Jones' as Two-Face in Batman Forever (1995).

#Trademark
1Unflappable confidence
2His character Chick Hazard P.I.
3Known for playing oblivious or immoral characters

Is Phil Hartman's Net Worth Deserved?

Check Also

Evan Marriott Net Worth

Evan Wallace Marriott was born on 15 July 1974, in Virginia Beach, Virginia USA, and …