Hank Azaria Net Worth
Hank Azaria is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, and producer, who is best known for starring in the animated sitcom, The Simpsons. His many different character voices, as Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson, and Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, made Azaria a very popular voice actor on the show. He also gained much popularity for his roles in the films, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and The Smurfs, has also helped him stand out above many other actors. The estimated net worth of Hank Azaria is $70 million.
Henry Albert “Hank” Azaria was born on April 25, 1964, in Queens, New York City, to Ruth Altcheck, and Albert Azaria, a businessman who ran several dress manufacturing companies. Azaria’s mother was a stay at home mother, who raised him and his two older sisters, Stephanie and Elise. However, before his mother married his father, she was a publicist for Columbia Pictures, who promoted films in Latin America countries. While growing up Azaria would often mimic and remember the scripts of the stand up comedy routines, films, and shows he enjoyed. Hank Azaria attended The Kew-Forest School in Forest Hills. He decided to become an actor after performing in a school play at the age of 16. He went on to study drama at Tufts University from 1981 to 1985. He became friends with actor Oliver Platt, at the university and later they both starred in various college plays. Azaria had decided to become a professional actor, with his first acting gig being an advertisement for Italian television, when he was 17 years old. Although, he had intended to work as a theatrical actor, Azaria quickly realized that there was more promise and opportunity in television. He moved to Los Angeles after being offered work with the talent agent, Harry Gold.
Hank Azaria took up his career in the entertainment business, by setting up his company, Big Theater, with actor Oliver Platt. However, they were only able to perform one play at the theater, called, The Dumb Waiter, and afterwards, Azaria realized that he would be far more successful in his acting career if he took up television roles. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he made his first television debut in an episode of, the comedy drama series, Joe Bosh. He went on to appear in the television film, Nitti: The Enforcer as well as an episode of the television series, Family Ties and an episode of the show, Growing Pains. Along with budding acting career, Azaria also worked as a stand up comedian and a bartender. However, his popularity in acting came, after he was cast on the animated television series, The Simpsons, in 1989. Azaria continues to be a main voice actor on, The Simpsons, today, but he has acted in several other shows and films since then. In 1991, he had a main role in the film, Herman’s Head. He also appeared in the television comedy, Friends and had a voice acting role in the animated series, Spiderman. Azaria went on to make his film debut in the romantic comedy, Pretty Woman, in 1990. In the years after his big film debut, he went on to act in several more films, which include, Now and Then, Anastasia, Great Expectations, and The Simpsons Movie. He also had roles in the films, America’s Sweethearts, Love and Other Drugs, and Run Fatboy Run. In 2004, Azaria held a lead role in the comedy series, Huff as well as taking on a lead role in the television series, Free Agents, in 2011. Most recently, Hank Azaria has had roles in the animated comedy films, The Smurfs and its sequel, The Smurfs 2. In 2017, he took on the role of, Jim Brockmire, in the television comedy series, Brockmire.
Awards and Acknowledgements
Hank Azaria popularity has led him to become a fan favorite, mainly because of his many different voiced characters in the animated television show, The Simpsons.
His work as a hard working entertainer, has earned him several awards over the years. Some of the these awards, include, a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Azaria also won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie as well as a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance.
Net Worth of Hank Azaria
Over the years, Hank Azaria has shown that his roles as a top performer in the entertainment business, has won the hearts of many. From his many different roles in the television show, The Simpsons to his roles in several films, Azaria has become well known in the most unique way. The net worth of Hank Azaria is $70 million, and he owes his success to his acting and voice acting career.
Hank Azaria kicked the doors open of the television industry, by taking on roles that not many other actors would think would make them famous. Since 1989, he has been a huge success in, The Simpsons, and today he continues to inspire voice actors to look beyond being on cameras and try this unique style of acting. Hank Azaria will continue to inspire entertainers for years to come.