- Category : 1964-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (7,8,20,25,37)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Unexpected 1
American actor, voice actor, comedian and producer. He is known for being one of the voice actors on the animated television sitcom The Simpsons (1989–present), voicing Moe Szyslak, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson and numerous others. After attending Tufts University, Azaria joined the series with little voice acting experience, but became a regular in its second season, with many of his performances on the show being based on famous actors and characters.
Along with the series, Azaria became more widely known through his live-action appearances in films, such as The Birdcage (1996), Godzilla(1998), Mystery Men (1999), America's Sweethearts (2001), Shattered Glass (2003), Along Came Polly (2004), Run Fatboy Run (2007), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) and The Smurfs (2011).
He also had recurring roles on the television series Mad About You and Friends, played the titular character in the drama Huff (2004–2006), and appeared in the popular stage musical Spamalot. Though originally known as a comic actor, Azaria has also taken on more dramatic roles including the TV films Tuesdays With Morrie (1999) and Uprising (2001). He has won five Emmys and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Azaria was married to actress Helen Hunt from 17 July 1999 to 18 December 2000. He began dating former actress Katie Wright in 2007, and the two later married. They have a son together, Hal, who was born in 2009.