Phil Hartman (Bill McNeal)
September 24th, 1948 in Brantford, Ontario.
May 28th, 1998 in Encino, California.
Married to wife Bryan with their two children Sean and Birgen
Education / Training:
Graduated from a California high school
Graduated as an art school a few years later.
Took comedy workshops
Some notable career moments:
After graduating from art school worked as graphic designer doing over 40 album covers, including the white Poco album and the designed a Crosby, Stills and Nash logo.
He started taking comedy workshops and eventually joined the comedy revue troupe, The Groundlings, in 1975. (Laraine Newman, Julia Sweeney and Paul Reubens came from that group as well.)
Hartman co-wrote the hit 1985 movie Pee-wee's Big Adventure and co-starred as Kap 'n' Karl on the TV morning show Pee-wee's Playhouse.
He joined the Saturday Night Live cast in 1986 and was a member for eight seasons. While a cast member, he became famous for his extensive repertoire of impressions and characterizations, including Jack Nicholson, Bill Clinton, Phil Donahue, Frank Sinatra and Ed McMahon.
Role Models / Influences:
Jackie Gleason and Bill Murray.
Jingle All the Way (1996)
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
Crazysitter, The (1995)
Pagemaster, The (1994) (voice)
National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
Quick Change (1990)
Fletch Lives (1989)
How I Got Into College (1989)
Blind Date (1987)
Brave Little Toaster, The (1987) (voice)
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
Last Resort (1986)
Three Amigos! (1986)
Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1981)
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980)
Second Civil War, The (1997)
One Special Victory (1991)
Caroline in the City
3rd Rock From The Sun
Ren & Stimpy
Saturday Night Live
"Simpsons, The" (voice for Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure and others)
The Pee-wee Herman Show (writer and actor)