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'''Henry Albert "Hank" Azaria''' (April 25, 1964-) is an American actor. Ever since 1990, he has voiced many secondary characters from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', (the CurtainCall at the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' credits him for more characters than any of the other actors, with a whopping ''ten'' roles!) and has done several notable roles.

Much like Creator/DanCastellaneta and Creator/HarryShearer, Azaria voices a lot of male characters that aren't voiced by other voice actors (like Creator/PhilHartman, Karl Weidergott, Chris Edgerly, or [[CrossDressingVoices any of the female voice actors who play boy characters]]) or a celebrity guest star. From ''The Simpsons'' alone, he notably voices: miserable, suicidal, {{Jerkass}} bartender Moe Szyslak; SurferDude career criminal Snake Jailbird; fat, incompetent town cop Chief Clancy Wiggum; Asian (Indian) Kwik-E-Mart clerk Apu Nahasapeemapetilon; the "Sarcastic Middle Aged Clerk" who sounds like Charles Bronson (his real name is said to be Raphael, according to the season 12 episode "Day of the Jackanapes"); smug, fat nerd/Android Dungeon store owner Jeff Albertson (better known as Comic Book Guy)[[note]]his ''Bordertown'' character, Bud Buckwald, sounds like a dumber, less smug version of him[[/note]]; Milhouse's loser father, Kirk van Houten; Duff Beer's macho mascot, Duffman; Homer's TokenBlack friend, Carl Carlson; the [[TheOtherDarrin replacement voice]] for Akira, the Japanese sushi restauranteur and, in season three's "When Flanders Failed," a karate teacher[[note]]GeorgeTakei was originally the voice of Akira on his premiere episode "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish" -- the season two episode where Homer fears he's going to die after eating Japanese blowfish that may not have been cut properly[[/note]] and many more minor instances.

He also voiced Edward Brock/Venom in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' and Bartok the bat in ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' and is the voice of Bud Buckwall on the new FOX sitcom ''WesternAnimation/{{Bordertown}}'', a Mark Hentamenn-SethMacFarlane animated series about a border patrol officer living next door to a Mexican family and trying to be more racially sensitive (think ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' meets ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' with the kind of humor you'd expect from a Creator/SethMacFarlane show).

On the side of live action appearances, Azaria's has performed in more diverse roles, which include:
* Jay Nichols in ''[[Series/HermansHead Herman's Head]]'', which he considers an OldShame, along with fellow ''Simpsons'' voice actress Yeardley Smith[[note]]the voice of Lisa Simpson and any Lisa-like character, such as the Pacific Islander girl "Lisa, Jr." on "Missionary: Impossible"[[/note]]
* Nat the Dog Walker in ''Series/MadAboutYou''
* Phoebe's scientist boyfriend David in ''Series/{{Friends}}''
* Alan Marciano in ''Film/{{Heat}}''; perhaps best known as the slimeball surprised by Creator/{{Al Pacino}}'s improvised ''[[MemeticMutation "Cause she got a GREAT ASS!"]]'' bit.
* Agador the houseboy in ''Film/TheBirdcage''
* Kahmunrah in ''Film/NightAtTheMuseumBattleOfTheSmithsonian''
* SimonPegg's JerkJock nemesis Whit in ''Film/RunFatBoyRun''.
* The Blue Rajah in ''Film/MysteryMen''
* Ed Cochran in ''Series/RayDonovan''
* Victor "The Animal" Palotti (AKA the cameraman who almost got squished by Zilla) in ''Godzilla'' (1998)

Both in appearance and through his seemingly endless repertoire of exotic accents, he's AmbiguouslyBrown. He is actually an American Sephardic Jew (Sephardic Jews are the ones who can trace their ancestry from the Iberian peninsula [the peninsula containing Spain and Portugal] to the north part of Africa. Contrast that with Ashkenazi Jews, whose lineage is in Central and Eastern Europe).

Also notably provided the TropeNamer quote for IdiotBall.

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