Hank Azaria Quotes:
I’ve been doing silly voices since I was a child.Hank Azaria
Godzilla’s a monster for the ’90s. He’s been working out.Hank Azaria
Just watching Jack Lemmon made me want to get into this business.Hank Azaria
The ‘Family Ties’ role was the first of many gay roles that I’ve ended up playing. I remember that I made them laugh, and it made me feel good, ’cause it really cracked them up.Hank Azaria
I was a huge fan of comedy and movies and TV growing up, and I was able to memorize and mimic a lot of things, not realizing that that meant I probably wanted to be an actor. I just really, really amused myself and my friends with memorizing entire George Carlin or Steve Martin albums.Hank Azaria
I was 16 and did a play at school. I was a rather good student… And then I did a play when I was 16 and completely lost all my concentration for academics.Hank Azaria
I did a lot of theater in college, and I knew that not many people make it, but I just figured, ‘Well, I really want to try acting while I’m young, and I don’t ever want to look back and say that I never gave it a try.’ I fully figured I’d be back in grad school – probably for psychology.Hank Azaria
Women are, in general, less shallow visually. If their man gains 10, 20 pounds, they don’t care as much. But I’ve been with women over the years when my weight fluctuated, and they’re definitely more interested physically when I am in really great shape.Hank Azaria
Guys will definitely settle for women who get the joke. But a woman who can make you laugh? It’s not high on a guy’s must list. Perhaps it should be.Hank Azaria
In my cranky old age, I actually prefer recording alone now, on ‘The Simpsons,’ for example, because I find that the director can just focus on what I’m doing and I can do a lot of variations. A lot of times, when I record with a group, I’ll stay after class for another hour or two.Hank Azaria
Being funny with a funny voice is more my comfort zone, a broader character that I try to humanize, a kind of silly or wacky persona that I try to fill in.Hank Azaria
My ultimate is Peter Sellers – his ability to go broad and somehow humanize that and be hilarious at the same time. He was just relatable, real at the same time as insane. I find Ricky Gervais absolutely hilarious. Steve Martin is another hero of mine – he’s a genius.Hank Azaria
I’ve done literally 100, 150 different characters. Some of them have only appeared for a line or three. But the point is, every sound I can make has been harvested.Hank Azaria
I’ve been divorced and I had to get back out there be single again and do some of that in the genuinely miserable state where you really do wonder what the hell is going on. And you feel like trying to have casual conversation with someone you don’t know on the surface of the moon or something.Hank Azaria
You can’t be funny for funny’s sake. You try to get as outrageous situation as you can but it always has to be believable and based in real character motivations and what people would really do.Hank Azaria
The craft Emmys are kind of the kids’ table at Thanksgiving. You’re not really invited to the big dance. It’s still really, really exciting, and the statue still counts.Hank Azaria
I love acting, but I want to explore other things.Hank Azaria
There’s no experience like on-the-job training.Hank Azaria
You know those award shows. The cliche is that it’s an honor just to be nominated, but that happens to be true. Whoever wins it in the end, I don’t know, sometimes it feels arbitrary. Sometimes it feels like it’s deserving.Hank Azaria
I don’t really remember much about the ’60s at all. You know, 1970 is the first year I remember pretty well.Hank Azaria
The Iraq War. No one took to the streets over it. It certainly would have been appropriate. If anybody even hinted we should… you were called un-American and not supporting the troops.Hank Azaria
When I was young in L.A. and I couldn’t get into clubs or restaurants, I would call imitating celebrities and get a table, and it would work often. I was either Stallone or Mickey Rourke: ‘This is Sly. I may be late, but my buddy Hank will be there early.’Hank Azaria
You know, I was a huge fan of comedy and movies and TV growing up, and I was able to memorize and mimic a lot of things, not realizing that that meant I probably wanted to be an actor.Hank Azaria
I had kind of sworn off network TV a while ago.Hank Azaria
When you’re on a series that’s been cancelled, there’s a little bit of a stink on you.Hank Azaria
When you do well in a movie that’s seen as really great, you’re revitalized for six weeks.Hank Azaria
Who is Hank Azaria ?
The American actor and voice actor, comedian and director Henry Albert Azariaborn 25 April 1964. He is well known for his voice characteristics, like Moe Szyslak, Apu Nahasapeempetilon (1990–2020), Chief Wiggum, Comic book Man, Carl Carlson, among others, as various characters in his animated sitcom The Simpsons (in 1989–present).
After attending the university of Tufts, he entered the show with a little voice performance experience but in his second season became a regular, with various performances based on popular actors and characters.
Azaria is also well known for his appearances of live acts in feature films including The Birdcage (1996), Godzilla (1998), Mystery Men (1999), America’s Sweethearts (2001), Broken Glass (2003), Along Came Polly (2004), Run Fatboy Run (2007), Night at the Museum: Smithsonian ‘s War (2009) and The Smurfs (2011). He was the title character in Brockmire from 2017 to 2020.
Azaria had recurring roles in the Mad About You and Friends television series as the titular character in Huff ‘s drama (2004–2006) and appeared on the popular musical stage Spamalot.
Initially regarded as a comedy series, Tuesdays With Morrie (1999) and Uprising (2001) have played more dramatic roles. He won six Emmys and a Guild Award for Screen Actors. From 1999 to 2000 he married actress Helen Hunt and from 2007 he married actress Katie Wright.