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The Simpsons

The Simpsons

FOX 1989

Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Since the beginning, the series has been a pop culture icon, attracting hundreds of celebrities to guest star. The show has also made name for itself in its fearless satirical take on politics, media and American life in general.
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The Top 10 Actors and Characters of The Simpsons (Ranked Cast in 2023)

Dan Castellaneta

#1 - Dan Castellaneta (Homer Simpson)

Dan Castellaneta (born October 29, 1957) is an American film, theatre and television actor, comedian, voice artist, singer and television writer. Noted for his long-running role as Homer Simpson on The Simpsons, he voices many other regular characters on it.

Dan Castellaneta plays as Homer Simpson in The Simpsons.
Dan Castellaneta is the top #1 member of the cast and appears in 695 episodes.

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Julie Kavner

#2 - Julie Kavner (Marge Simpson)

Julie Deborah Kavner (born September 7, 1950) is an American film and television actress, comedian and voice artist. Noted for her role as Marge Simpson on The Simpsons, she also voices other characters for the show.

Julie Kavner plays as Marge Simpson in The Simpsons.
Julie Kavner is the top #2 member of the cast and appears in 695 episodes.

Nancy Cartwright

#3 - Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson)

Nancy Campbell Cartwright (born October 25, 1957) is an American film and television actress, comedian and voice artist. She is best known for her long-running role as Bart Simpson on The Simpsons. Cartwright voices additional characters for the show.

Nancy Cartwright plays as Bart Simpson in The Simpsons.
Nancy Cartwright is the top #3 member of the cast and appears in 695 episodes.

Yeardley Smith

#4 - Yeardley Smith (Lisa Simpson)

Yeardley Smith (born July 3, 1964) is a French-born American actress, voice artist, writer and painter. She is best known for her long-running role as Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons.

Yeardley Smith plays as Lisa Simpson in The Simpsons.
Yeardley Smith is the top #4 member of the cast and appears in 695 episodes.

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Hank Azaria

#5 - Hank Azaria (Apu)

Hank AzariaΒ  (born April 25, 1964) is an American film, television and stage actor, director and comedian. He is noted for being one of the principal voice actors on The Simpsons.

Hank Azaria plays as Apu in The Simpsons.
Hank Azaria is the top #5 member of the cast and appears in 695 episodes.

Harry Shearer

#6 - Harry Shearer (Ned Flanders)

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Harry Julius Shearer Β (born December 23, 1943) is an American actor, comedian, writer, voice artist, musician, author, radio host and director. He is known for his long-running role on The Simpsons, his work on Saturday Night Live, the comedy band Spinal Tap and his radio program Le Show. Born in Los Angeles, California, Shearer began his career as a child actor, appearing in The Jack Benny Program, as well as the 1953 films Abbott and Costello Go to Mars and The Robe. In 1957, Shearer played the precursor to the Eddie Haskell character in the pilot episode for the television series Leave It to Beaver, but his parents decided not to let him continue in the role so that he could have a normal childhood. From 1969 to 1976, Shearer was a member of The Credibility Gap, a radio comedy group. Following the break up of the group, Shearer co-wrote the film Real Life with Albert Brooks and started writing for Martin Mull's television series Fernwood 2 Night. In August 1979, Shearer was hired as a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live. Shearer describes his experience on the show as a "living hell" and he did not get along well with the other writers and cast members. He left the show in 1980. Shearer co-created, co-wrote and co-starred in the 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap, a satirical rockumentary about a band called Spinal Tap. Shearer portrayed Derek Smalls, the bassist, and Michael McKean and Christopher Guest played the other two members. The film became a cult hit and the band has since released several albums and played several concerts. While promoting the film, Shearer was offered the chance to return to Saturday Night Live. He accepted, but left the show for good in January 1985 after just three months into the season. Since 1983, Shearer has been the host of the public radio comedy/music program Le Show on Santa Monica's NPR-affiliated radio station, KCRW. The program, a hodgepodge of satirical news commentary, music, and sketch comedy, is carried on many public radio stations throughout the United States. In 1989, Shearer became a part of the cast of The Simpsons. He was initially reluctant because he thought the recording sessions would be too much trouble. He felt voice acting was "not a lot of fun" because traditionally, voice actors record their parts separately. He provides voices for numerous characters, including Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Timothy Lovejoy, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny Leonard, Principal Skinner, Otto Mann and Rainier Wolfcastle. Shearer has been vocal about what he perceives as the show's declining quality. In 2004, he said "I rate the last three seasons as among the worst." Shearer also directed the 2002 film Teddy Bears' Picnic and appeared in several films, including A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration and Godzilla. Shearer has written three books, Man Bites Town, It's the Stupidity, Stupid, and Not Enough Indians. He has been married to singer-songwriter Judith Owen since 1993. He has received several Primetime Emmy Award and Grammy Award nominations and in 2008 it was announced that Shearer would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the radio category. Description above from the Wikipedia article Harry Shearer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Harry Shearer plays as Ned Flanders in The Simpsons.
Harry Shearer is the top #6 member of the cast and appears in 695 episodes.

Last updated: jan 30, 2023

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