Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum: Harry Shearer

The Simpsons voice actor and This Is Spinal Tap star Harry Shearer sits down with Jim Gabour to talk about his experiences (11/18/2013).

About Harry Shearer

A modern-day renaissance man, Harry Shearer is an actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, musician, author, radio host, director, and producer, best known for his long-running voice roles on The Simpsons, his work as a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live in the late 1970s and mid 1980s, and as a writer and co-star of the 1984 cult classic film This Is Spinal Tap.

A Primetime Emmy Award winner and recipient of a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, Shearer has appeared in several major motion pictures, including A Might Wind and The Truman Show. Since 1989, he has voiced Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Principal Skinner, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert and countless other characters on The Simpsons.

In addition to his Emmy-nominated work in television and film, Shearer has been the host of the public radio comedy/music program Le Show, a hodgepodge of satirical news commentary, music, and sketch comedy. He lives in New Orleans, LA, and recently served as an artist-in-residence for Loyola University New Orleans.