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Hank Azaria is a versatile actor, comedian, and voice actor who has made his mark on both stage and screen. Born in Queens, New York in 1964, Azaria began his career as a voice actor, lending his voice to characters on popular animated shows like "The Simpsons," "Family Guy," and "The Tick." But his talent extends far beyond voice work, and he has proven himself to be a gifted actor in a variety of roles.
Azaria got his start in theater, appearing in a number of productions both on and off Broadway. In 1989, he made his Broadway debut in the play The House of Blue Leaves, which earned him critical acclaim and a Tony Award nomination. He went on to appear in several other Broadway productions, including Spamalot, and The Farnsworth Invention.
Azaria has also made a name for himself in film, appearing in a number of popular movies over the years. He has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Steven Spielberg, Mike Nichols, and Garry Marshall. Some of his most notable film roles include his portrayal of Agador Spartacus in "The Birdcage," his turn as Gargamel in "The Smurfs" movies, and his role as the villainous Venom in "Spider-Man: Homecoming."
Despite his success in television and film, Azaria has never lost his love for the stage. In addition to his work on Broadway, he has also appeared in a number of regional theater productions, and has even written and produced his own off-Broadway play, Nobody's Perfect. In 2024, he co-produced The White Chip at MCC.

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