‘The Simpsons’

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on July 22, 2007

Q I'd love to know more about—and see pictures of—the real-life people who do the voices on The Simpsons.
—Frank Dean, Coos Bay, Ore.

The Simpsons debuted in 1989 and holds the record as America's longest-running sitcom and longest-running animated TV series. Dan Castellaneta voices Homer Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Grandpa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Mayor Quimby and Groundskeeper Willie. Julie Kavner is Marge Simpson, and also Marge's sisters Patty and Selma Bouvier. Nancy Cartwright is Bart Simpson and neighborhood kids Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders and Nelson Muntz. Yeardley Smith is Lisa Simpson. Hank Azaria and Howard Shearer supply the voices for more than two dozen other regular and recurring characters. The TV family makes the leap to the big screen this month in the feature-length The Simpsons Movie.