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The famous face behind the voice: Dan Castellaneta

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The hidden talent who is the yellow legend of our time, Dan Castellaneta voices Homer Simpson, the doughnut eating, beer drinking, good at nothing slobby father of three.

Castellaneta began working as the voice of Homer Simpson in the second season of The Simpsons in 1989 and still works there now. The multi-talent is very adaptable, being able to work on other focal voices such as Barney Grumble, Grandpa Simpson and Krusty the Klown. Dan really is an expert in his field.

Dan Castellaneta grew up copying voices and accents from the television, stepping into the shoes of his father who also was an actor.

Not only did Homer Simpson become iconic, but his phrases kept the world alive. The annoyed grunt "D'oh!", went on ahead to be published in The New Oxford Dictionary of English 1998 and three years later in the Oxford English Dictionary. Dan had formed a character that everyone loved to watch and listen; an addictive and unique charm even after 20 years. But it was more than this that made Dan just a fantastic voice actor, it was his innovation and loyalty that he dedicated to co-help Matt Groening write further successful episodes that the world could fall in love with.

He also inspired the rest of the acting/voicing industry when he took over roles in Hey Arnold!, Fieval’s American Tale’s, Futurama, Desperate Housewives, How I Met Your Mother, Batman, Scooby-Doo, Happy Feet, The Pursuit of Happiness -the list just goes on. All in all, Dan has starred as an actor 186 times.

And for good quality there is a price to pay. Up until 1998, Dan was paid $30,000 per every Simpsons episode. After several payment disputes, Dan over a 10 year period received a deserved pay rise to $400,000 per every episode. Unlike Charlie Sheen who was sacked for poor standards had the highest paid acting job in TV, earning $1.8 million for every episode of Two and a Half Men.

The hidden talent is the yellow legend of our time, Dan Castellaneta who voices Homer Simpson, the doughnut eating, beer drinking , good at nothing slobby father of three, and that’s why everyone loves him.

Castellaneta began working as the voice of Homer Simpson in the second season of The Simpsons in 1989 and still works there now. The multi-talent is very adaptable, being able to work on other focal voices such as Barney Grumble, Grandpa Simpson and Krusty the Klown Dan really is an expert in his field.

Dan Castellaneta grew up copying voices and accents from the television, stepping into the shoes of his father who also was an actor.

Not only did Homer Simpson become iconic, but his phrases kept the world alive, the annoyed grunt "D'oh!", went on ahead to be published in The New Oxford Dictionary of English 1998 and three years later in the Oxford English Dictionary. Dan had formed a character that everyone loved to watch and listen, an addictive unique charm even after 20 years. But it was more than this that made Dan just a fantastic voice actor, it was his innovation and loyalty that he dedicated to co-help Matt Groening write further successful episodes that the world could fall in love with.

He also inspired the rest of the acting/voicing industry when he took over roles in Hey Arnold!, Fieval’s American Tale’s, Futurama, Desperate Housewives, How I Met Your Mother, Batman, Scooby-Doo, Happy Feet, The Pursuit of Happiness, and the list just goes on. All in all, Dan has starred as an actor 186 times.

And for good quality there is a price to pay. Up until 1998, Dan was paid $30,000 per every Simpsons episode. After several payment disputes, Dan over a 10 year period received a deserved pay rise to $400,000 per every episode. Unlike Charlie Sheen who was sacked for poor standards had the highest paid acting job in TV,  earning $1.8 million for every episode of Two and a Half Men.

 

 




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