What is Hank Azaria Net Worth?
Hank Azaria net worth is US$ 90 Million as of Jan 2023.
|Net Worth||US$ 90 Million|
|Born||April 25, 1964 (59 Years)|
|Country of origin||Queens, New York, United States|
|Source of wealth||Comedian, Actor, Television Producer, Voice Actor, Writer, Film Director.|
|Spouse||Helen Hunt (m. 1999; div. 2000); Katie Wright (m. 2007)|
|Famous for||Comedy and Acting|
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Jewish-American Henry Albert Azaria is a comedian, director, producer, and writer who works in cinema, television, theatre, voice acting, and comedy. Hank was born on April 25, 1964. His parents, who were Sephardic Jews and Ladino speakers and had emigrated from Thessaloniki, Greek, gave birth to Hank Azaria in Queens, New York. Helen Hunt and Hank Azaria were married on July 18, 1999, and then on December 18, 2000, they divorced.
Screen Actors Guild Award
Annie Award for ‘Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature Production.’
American Comedy Award
Screen Actors Guild Award; Primetime Emmy Award
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
Primetime Emmy Award
Film Discovery Jury Award
Ojai Film Festival Award; Tony Award
Teen Choice Awards
Primetime Emmy Award
Primetime Emmy Award
Critics’ Choice Television Award
Azaria went to The Kew-Forest School in the Forest Hills section of Queens. After appearing in a school play at 16, he decided to pursue acting, putting his intellectual training on hold to pursue his passion. He was inspired to pursue performing by his family’s shared affection for the entertainment business. He also said Platt had affected him and was a “better performer” than he was. Together, they appeared in several undergraduate plays, such as The Merchant of Venice, before Azaria enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts training program. He resolved to become a professional actor even though he didn’t think the attempt would be a success. But he gave it a try to avoid regretting later.
When he was 17, his first acting gig was in an Italian television commercial. He was a busboy as well. Even though they only ever performed Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, he and Platt founded Big Theatre, intending to work primarily as theatre actors. Azaria traveled to Los Angeles after accepting a job offer from talent agent Harry Gold because she believed that television was a better industry with more opportunities.
Azaria’s first position after graduating from college was as Moe Szyslak‘s lead role in The Simpsons. Azaria is most recognized for his voice work in The Simpsons, a well-liked animated television series. Azaria performed voice acting for even more than 160 characters on the program. He has also made guest appearances in episodes of the hit TV programs Mad About You and Friends. In the TV show Huff, Azaria portrays psychiatrist Craig “Huff” Huffstodt. In 2005, he received a nomination for his role as Huff – “Best Leading Actor in a Drama Series.”
Azaria has also made appearances in many movies, such as The Birdcage, Godzilla, and America’s Sweethearts. In 2003, Azaria played Bernard in the theatrical production of S*xual Perversity in Chicago, performed in London. He appeared in the 2004 musical drama ‘Spamalot’, which premiered in Chicago then. In 2005, Azaria received a Tony Award nomination for “Best Actor in a Musical” for his work in Spamalot.
Azaria decided to shift to television as it was a better opportunity and moved to Los Angeles when offered work by his agent Harry Gold. In the year 1986, the season on the premiere of ABC’s comedy-drama series Joe Bash, he made his television debut. His one-line performance as Officer Maldonado gained his participation in the Screen Actors Guild, even though it was removed before the episode was broadcasted. In addition to starring alongside Matthew Perry in The Morning Maggie (failed pilot), Azaria also starred in the TV movie Nitti: The Enforcer, a film about the gangster Frank Nitti.
In 1988, he had one line as Joe in an episode of the sitcom Family Ties, and the following year, he portrayed Steve Stevenson in an episode of Growing Pains. Azaria has characterized his professional development as being steady; he did not suddenly become well-known or famous. Azaria received acting instruction from Roy London in Los Angeles. In between employment as an actor, he worked as a bartender for a catering company and performed stand-up comedy.
In the Showtime television drama Huff, which aired 24 programs across the second season from 2004 to 2006, he portrayed the psychiatrist, Craig. Azaria directed one episode of the program’s second season as an executive producer. After reading the pilot script, he forwarded it to Platt, who played Russell Tupper, Huff’s friend. Even though he enjoyed working on the show, he struggled with the grim subject matter and was frequently at odds with Bob Lowry, who created it. Azaria was described as “impressively subtle” in character by Gillian Flynn of Entertainment Weekly and as “shrewd casting” by John Leonard of New York magazine.
In 2005, the program received seven Emmy nominations, including one for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Azaria. Despite the show receiving awards, its ratings could have been better, and Showtime decided not to renew it for a third season.
In 2011, Azaria came back to live-action television as the lead in the NBC sitcom ‘Free Agents’, an adaptation of the eponymous British series. He played a freshly divorced public affairs executive Alex Taylor, who has missed his kids and was striving to put himself together. The character commits adultery with a fellow actor (Kathryn Hahn). Azaria worked on the program as a producer too. However, he disliked the long schedules of a lead actor in a single-camera series. He chose to take the role, nonetheless, since he admired the writing and executive producer John Enbom’s previous series Party Down. The show was canceled after 4 episodes due to poor ratings, despite Azaria running a Twitter campaign to preserve it. In the second season of Ray Donovan on Showtime in 2014, Azaria played Ed Cochran, a recurring role as an FBI agent.
Here are some of the best highlights of Hank Azaria:
- The Simpsons (1989 – Present)
- The Birdcage (1996)
- Friends (1994; 2001–2003)
- Ed Cochran (2014)
Favorite Quotes from Hank Azaria
“The ‘Family Ties’ role was the first of many gay roles that I’ve ended up playing. I remember that I made them laugh, and it made me feel good, ’cause it really cracked them up.”– Hank Azaria
“Being funny with a funny voice is more my comfort zone, a broader character that I try to humanize, a kind of silly or wacky persona that I try to fill in.”– Hank Azaria
“When you mimic everyone, sometimes authority figures really don’t appreciate it which is not an original story. And pretty much every comedian has some tale of that.”– Hank Azaria
“I joke that my niche in Hollywood has been naked foreigners.”– Hank Azaria
“Guys will definitely settle for women who get the joke. But a woman who can make you laugh? It’s not high on a guy’s must-list. Perhaps it should be.”– Hank Azaria
“Just watching Jack Lemmon made me want to get into this business.”– Hank Azaria
Frequently Asked Questions
Hank Azaria’s net worth is estimated at around US$ 90 Million as of Jan 2023.
Hank Azaria was born on April 25, 1964.
Born on April 25, 1964, Henry Albert “Hank” Azaria is an American actor, producer, character actor, comedy, and performer in cinema, television, and live theatre. He is renowned for playing several voices in the animated television show The Simpsons (1989–present), for which he serves as one of the leading voice performers. Azaria, a Tufts University graduate, entered the program with minimal prior voice acting experience but quickly rose to the position of regular by the second season. The voice of Moe, for instance, is actor Al Pacino, and many of his acts on the program are based on notable actors and personalities.
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