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Phil Hartman is a Actor and Writer Canadien born on 24 september 1948 at Brantford (Canada)

Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman
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Birth name Philip Edward Hartman
Nationality Canada
Birth 24 september 1948 at Brantford (Canada)
Death 28 may 1998 (at 49 years) at Encino, Los Angeles (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998; born Hartmann) was a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Hartman and his family moved to the United States in 1958. After graduating from California State University, Northridge, with a degree in graphic arts, he designed album covers for bands like Poco and America. Feeling the need for a more creative outlet, Hartman joined the comedy group The Groundlings in 1975 and there helped comedian Paul Reubens develop his character Pee-wee Herman. Hartman co-wrote the screenplay for the film Pee-wee's Big Adventure and made recurring appearances on Reubens' show Pee-wee's Playhouse.

Hartman garnered fame in 1986 when he joined the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. He won fame for his impressions, particularly of President Bill Clinton, and he stayed on the show for eight seasons. Given the moniker "The Glue" for his ability to hold the show together and help other cast members, Hartman won a Primetime Emmy Award for his SNL work in 1989. In 1995, after scrapping plans for his own variety show, he starred as Bill McNeal in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio. He had frequent roles on The Simpsons seasons 2–10 as Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure, and others, and appeared in the films Houseguest, Sgt. Bilko, Jingle All the Way, and Small Soldiers.

Hartman had been divorced twice before he married Brynn Omdahl in 1987; the couple had two children together. However, their marriage was fractured, due in part to Brynn's drug use. On May 28, 1998, Brynn shot and killed Hartman while he slept in their Encino, Los Angeles, home, then committed suicide several hours later. In the weeks following his death, Hartman was celebrated in a wave of tributes. Dan Snierson of Entertainment Weekly opined that Hartman was "the last person you'd expect to read about in lurid headlines in your morning paper...a decidedly regular guy, beloved by everyone he worked with". Hartman was posthumously inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2012 and the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.

Biography

Hartman married Gretchen Lewis in 1970 and they divorced sometime before 1982. He married real estate agent Lisa Strain in 1982, and their marriage lasted three years. Strain told People that Hartman was reclusive off screen and "would disappear emotionally ... he'd be in his own world. That passivity made you crazy." Hartman married former model and aspiring actress Brynn Omdahl (born Vicki Jo Omdahl) in November 1987, having met her on a blind date the previous year. Together they had two children, Sean and Birgen Hartman. The marriage had difficulties — Brynn reportedly felt intimidated by her husband's success and was frustrated she could not find any on her own, although neither party wanted a divorce. Hartman considered retiring to save the marriage. He tried to get Brynn acting roles but she became progressively more reliant on narcotics and alcohol, entering rehab several times. Because of his close friendship with SNL associate Jan Hooks, Brynn joked on occasion that Hooks and Hartman were married "on some other level".

Stephen Root, Hartman's NewsRadio co-star, felt that few people knew "the real Phil Hartman" as he was "one of those people who never seemed to come out of character," but he nevertheless got the impression of a family man who cared deeply for his children. In his spare time, Hartman enjoyed driving, flying, sailing, marksmanship and playing the guitar.

Best films

Jingle All the Way (1996)
(Actor)
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
(Writer)
CB4 (1993)
(Actor)

Usually with

Paul Reubens
Paul Reubens
(3 films)
Jon Lovitz
Jon Lovitz
(6 films)
Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(2 films)
Jim Cummings
Jim Cummings
(4 films)
Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Phil Hartman (32 films)

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Actor

Small Soldiers, 1h48
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Jeu, Comedy science fiction films, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about toys, Children's films, Films about school violence
Actors Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, Jay Mohr, Phil Hartman, Kevin Dunn, David Cross
Roles Phil Fimple
Rating62% 3.100563.100563.100563.100563.10056
The film begins with GloboTech Industries acquiring the Heartland Toy Company. CEO Gil Mars tells remaining toy designers Larry Benson and Irwin Wayfair to develop actual live-action toys capable of "playing back". Mars selects Larry's action figures, the Commando Elite, for the project and Irwin's educational toys, the Gorgonites, for their enemies. After Mars sees a commercial showing the toys doing activities they are incapable of doing, he accuses them of false advertising, saying Globotech delivers on what it promises. Mars then orders Benson to have the toys on the shelves in three months acting just as they do in the commercial or get fired. Faced with such a tight deadline, Benson forgoes safety testing, then uses Irwin's password and chooses GloboTech's overly powerful, X1000 intelligent AI munitions microprocessor integrated circuit to control the toys.
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, 1h17
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Films about cats, Films about dogs, Ghost films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Children's films, Disaster films
Actors Scott Innes, Billy West, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker, Betty Jean Ward, Adrienne Barbeau
Roles Tommy
Rating77% 3.8922653.8922653.8922653.8922653.892265
The movie opens with Mystery, Inc. being pursued by a moat monster. After an accident with Scooby-Doo (Scott Innes), he is caught and revealed to be a counterfeiter. This is actually an old case of the now-dissolved Mystery, Inc., who went their separate ways because they were frustrated with their mysteries having all involved mere crooks in monster costumes, as told on a talk show program by Daphne Blake (Mary Kay Bergman), who now, along with Fred Jones (Frank Welker), is running a successful TV series Coast to Coast with Daphne Blake, which involves her and Fred going to historic and inspiring places all across the country. For the show's upcoming second season, Daphne intends to visit haunted and mysterious places and track down real ghosts. When Daphne confesses on air that she misses the gang and that she wishes they were with her, Fred arranges a reunion and contacts Velma Dinkley (B.J. Ward), who has gone on and become the proprietor of a mystery bookstore, and Scooby and his owner Shaggy Rogers (Billy West), who have been bouncing from job to job, including working in customs at an airport, from which they were just fired after eating all the confiscated imported foods. The reunited gang surprise Daphne on her birthday and they go for a trip to Louisiana for her show.
Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night, 49minutes
Directed by Buzz Potamkin
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Films about music and musicians, Christmas films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Phil Hartman, Jim Cummings, Tom Arnold, Marie Osmond, Townsend Coleman, Earl Hammond
Roles Chauncey
Rating63% 3.195393.195393.195393.195393.19539
In 1818, two mouse musicians named Buster and Chauncey visit the Alpine town of Oberndorf, Austria, where they plan to perform for the country's Queen during its annual Christmas pageant, which is organized by Oberndorf's Mayor Huffenmeier. At Oberndorf, an orphan girl named Christina is given asylum on the local church as she intends to go to Vienna where her aunt and uncle live, but a pair of thieves, the Duke of Raoche and his niece Lady Gretchen, who claim to be watching over the preparations for the pageant, have their sights set on seizing the riches stored inside the church. Buster and Chauncey also get settled in the church for the preparations, but a cat chases them causing a mess inside the church that Mayor Huffenmeier blames Christina for, but the church priest, Father Joseph, doesn't think Christina caused the mess. However, the Duke and Lady Gretchen manage to steal the riches and also kidnap Christina, leaving her necklace on the place where the riches were so Father Joseph and Mayor Huffenmeier believe she stole them. Buster and Chauncey later help Christina escape and the Duke and Lady Gretchen are caught, with the riches being recovered, proving that Christina is innocent all along, but the previous chase caused damage to the church's organ. Later on, the melody Chauncey has been playing repeatedly on his violin inspires the organist. Father Joseph, who has written a poem, uses the melody to compose "Silent Night" and perform it for the first time. The Queen then offers to take Christina to Vienna and Christina says goodbye to her new friends, Buster and Chauncey.
The Second Civil War, 1h37
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about immigration, Political films
Actors Beau Bridges, Phil Hartman, James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Joanna Cassidy, Dan Hedaya
Roles The President
Rating67% 3.397343.397343.397343.397343.39734
The 1997 film is set in a United States in which foreign immigration has skyrocketed: The mayor of Los Angeles speaks only in Spanish, Rhode Island is populated mostly by Chinese-Americans, and Alabama has a congressman from India. Politics is openly reduced to a matter of catering to various ethnic groups for their votes - the Alabama congressman will only support the president if his state receives more money for Hindu temples. When an atomic weapon is used in Pakistan, an international organization makes plans to bring orphans to Idaho.
Sgt. Bilko
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
, 1h33
Directed by Jonathan Lynn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Military humor in film
Actors Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman, Glenne Headly, John Marshall Jones, Pamela Adlon
Roles Major Colin Thorn
Rating57% 2.899832.899832.899832.899832.89983
Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko is in charge of the motor pool at Fort Baxter, a small United States Army base that develops new military technology. Exploiting this position, he directs a number of scams, ranging from gambling to renting out military vehicles. His commanding officer, Colonel John Hall, overlooks Bilko's money-making schemes, as he is more concerned with problems in the hovertank that the base is designing.
Jingle All the Way, 1h26
Directed by Brian Levant
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families, Jeu, Christmas films, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Phil Hartman, Sinbad, Rita Wilson, Robert Conrad, Jake Lloyd
Roles Ted Maltin
Rating56% 2.800792.800792.800792.800792.80079
Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a workaholic mattress salesman, who does not find time for his wife, Liz (Rita Wilson), and his 9-year-old son, Jamie (Jake Lloyd) — especially when compared to next door "superdad" divorcee, Ted Maltin (Phil Hartman), who continually puts Howard in a bad light. After missing Jamie's karate class graduation, Howard resolves to redeem himself by fulfilling Jamie's ultimate Christmas wish: getting an action figure of Turbo-Man, a popular children's TV superhero toy that everyone is looking for. Along the way, Howard meets Myron Larabee (Sinbad), a postal worker dad with a rival ambition, and the two soon become bitter competitors in their race for the action figure. During his search, Howard repeatedly runs into Officer Alexander Hummell (Robert Conrad), a police officer who had earlier pulled him over for a traffic violation. After several failed attempts to find the toy in a store, Howard attempts to buy a Turbo-Man from a Mall of America Santa (James Belushi) who is actually the leader of a band of counterfeit toy makers. When he accuses the Santa of undermining the values of Christmas, Howard ends up in a brawl with the gang. He narrowly escapes when the police raid their warehouse and gets out by posing as an undercover detective.
Stuart Saves His Family, 1h39
Directed by Harold Ramis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Laura San Giacomo, Vincent d’Onofrio, Al Franken, Shirley Knight, Lesley Boone, Harris Yulin
Roles Announcer
Rating53% 2.6525152.6525152.6525152.6525152.652515
Stuart Smalley (Al Franken), the disciple of the 12-step program, is challenged by life's injustices. He loses his public-access cable television show, must beg his manipulative overbearing boss for his job back, rehabilitate his alcoholic father and drug abuser brother (Vincent D'Onofrio), and support his overweight mother (Shirley Knight) and sister (Lesley Boone) in their lack of ability in handling their relationships with their husbands. Stuart is supported by his 12 step sponsors as he regresses to his negative behaviors each time he faces these challenges.
Houseguest
Houseguest (1995)
, 1h53
Directed by Randall Miller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Kim Murphy, Kim Greist, Ron Glass, Chauncey Leopardi
Roles Gary Young
Rating59% 2.9997652.9997652.9997652.9997652.999765
Kevin Franklin (Sinbad) is an inner-city Pittsburgh native; raised in an orphanage, has delusions of grandeur, and talks about getting rich and driving a Porsche one day. 25 years later, he drives a rusted MG Midget and all his ambitions revolve around a series of ill-fated get-rich-quick schemes. A handshake loan of $5,000 from the mob grows to $50,000 through interest and penalties, resulting in his trying to skip town at Pittsburgh International Airport. He overhears a conversation between lawyer Gary Young (Hartman) and his children, who are waiting to pick up his childhood friend, Derek Bond, who is now a successful, straight-laced and vegetarian dentist. Upon hearing him say that he hasn't seen Bond in 25 years and doesn't know what he looks like, Franklin gives his baseball cap to the real Bond to throw off the two dim-witted mobsters chasing him and poses as Bond to the Youngs, who take him to their posh home in Sewickley.
The Pagemaster, 1h15
Directed by Joe Johnston, Pixote Hunt
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Films about dragons, L'enfance marginalisée, Children's films, Films about school violence
Actors Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Ed Begley Jr., Mel Harris, Patrick Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg
Roles Tom Morgan (voice)
Rating61% 3.053033.053033.053033.053033.05303
Pessimistic Richard Tyler (Macaulay Culkin) lives life based on statistics and fears everything. His exasperated parents (Ed Begley, Jr. and Mel Harris) have tried multiple ways to build up the courage of their son, but to little success. Richard is sent to buy a bag of nails for building a treehouse. However, Richard gets caught in a harsh thunderstorm and takes shelter in a library. He meets Mr. Dewey (Christopher Lloyd), an eccentric librarian who gives him a library card, despite Richard's protests he doesn't want a book, since he's only there to escape the storm. Searching for a phone, Richard finds a large rotunda painted with famous literary characters. He slips on some water dripping from his coat and falls down, knocking himself out. Richard awakens to find the rotunda art melting, which washes over him and the library, turning them into illustrations.
Greedy
Greedy (1994)
, 1h53
Directed by Jonathan Lynn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families
Actors Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas, Nancy Travis, Olivia d'Abo, Phil Hartman, Ed Begley Jr.
Roles Frank
Rating62% 3.149513.149513.149513.149513.14951
Carl (Begley), Ed (Balaban), Frank (Hartman), Glen (Burns), and Patti McTeague (Camp) are the greedy relatives of wealthy, wheelchair-bound scrap-metal tycoon Uncle Joe McTeague (Douglas). They continually suck up to him and try to outdo each other in order to inherit his millions when he passes away. With their attempts constantly failing and irritable Uncle Joe showing a decided interest in his new sexy "nurse" Molly (d'Abo), Frank decides to hire a private detective named Laura (Khandi Alexander) to bring in his brother Daniel (who turned his back on the family years ago because of their money driven ways) believing if they can make up, Uncle Joe will thaw towards them.
National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1, 1h24
Directed by Gene Quintano
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson, Kathy Ireland, Frank McRae, Tim Curry, William Shatner
Roles Comic Cop
Rating61% 3.0989053.0989053.0989053.0989053.098905
In Los Angeles, Billie York (an uncredited Whoopi Goldberg) is murdered by a man dressed as a Wilderness Girl because she possesses a microfilm with the recipe to turn cocaine into Wilderness Girls cookies and she won't hand it over to the ones that seek it. Her former partner, Wes Luger (Samuel L. Jackson), takes the case in an attempt to avenge her death. As part of the terms for letting Luger taking the case, psychotic burned-out narcotics agent Jack Colt (Emilio Estevez) is assigned to the case with Luger. Under the advice of their captain (Frank McRae), they meet Dr. Harold Leacher (F. Murray Abraham) who informs Jack that the case has something to do with General Mortars (William Shatner) under whom Jack had worked during his days in Vietnam. Following Leacher's advice they pursue the villains, however, before the villains are apprehended, Luger must journey into his past to realize the right thing to do.
So I Married an Axe Murderer, 1h30
Directed by Thomas Schlamme
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Crime, Romance
Themes Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Mike Myers, Nancy Travis, Anthony LaPaglia, Amanda Plummer, Brenda Fricker, Michael Richards
Roles Ranger John 'Vicky' Johnson - Alcatraz Guide
Rating63% 3.1993653.1993653.1993653.1993653.199365
Charlie McKenzie (Myers) is a beat poet living in San Francisco, after having broken up with yet another woman based on paranoid perception. His friend Tony, a policeman, point out that Charlie simply is afraid of commitment and tries to think of or invent any reason to break up with someone.
CB4
CB4 (1993)
, 1h29
Directed by Tamra Davis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Khandi Alexander, Allen Payne, Chris Rock, Deezer D, Phil Hartman, Chris Elliott
Roles Virgil Robinson
Rating61% 3.099733.099733.099733.099733.09973
Three young friends and aspiring rappers, Albert (Chris Rock), Euripides (Allen Payne), and Otis (Deezer D) want to make their big break. The trio have talent, but no marketable image. In order to get their name heard, they appeal to local crime kingpin and nightclub owner Gusto (Charlie Murphy) along with his sidekick and henchman 40 Dog (Ty Granderson Jones) to ask for a spot on the bill at his club, but during a failed meeting the police rush in and throw Gusto in jail.
Coneheads
Coneheads (1993)
, 1h28
Directed by Steve Barron
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Michelle Burke, Ellen DeGeneres, Michael McKean, David Spade
Roles Marlax
Rating52% 2.6493352.6493352.6493352.6493352.649335
Upon discovering a UFO in American airspace, the National Guard sends fighter jets to investigate, and they fire on the craft when it doesn't respond. Belatedly activating a cloaking device too late, the spaceship crashes into the Atlantic ocean, near land. The aliens aboard, Beldar Clorhone and his life-mate Prymaat, survive and quickly adapt to our human way of life, despite standing out with their conical shaped heads. Beldar gets work as an appliance repairman, and when his grateful boss Otto discovers that Beldar has no documentation, he arranges for a false identity, which sends up a red flag that quickly alerts the INS. Meanwhile, after communicating with their world (Remulak) and discovering that a rescue vessel will not arrive for seven "Zurls" (many years), Prymaat informs Beldar that she is pregnant. They now need to completely adapt and safely blend in in order to raise their child among humans. Ambitious INS agent Gorman Seedling and his assistant Eli attempt to capture Beldar and Prymaat, but they are able to elude the two agents.
Quick Change, 1h29
Directed by Bill Murray, Howard Franklin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, Jason Robards, Tony Shalhoub, Phil Hartman
Roles Hal Edison
Rating67% 3.3990953.3990953.3990953.3990953.399095
Grimm, dressed as a clown, robs a bank in midtown Manhattan. He ingeniously sets up a hostage situation and then slips away with an enormous sum of money and his accomplices: girlfriend Phyllis and best friend Loomis.