Hartman was born on September 24, 1948 in Brantford, Ontario. 10 years later, he moved to the USA to pursue his acting career.
Phil was shot to death by his wife Brynn while he was sleeping at 3:00am on the morning of May 28, 1998. Brynn then shot herself.
You may remember him from such Idea Wiki-based roles as:
- Golden Boys (1977-1995)- Dr. Jones (543 episodes, 1977-1995)
- The Adventures of Eloise (1994-2009)- Bret Gerald (8 episodes, 1994-1998)
- Them Thar! (1981-2016)- Pirate/Jew/Randy Goldman/Weasel (117 episodes, 1981-1998)
- The Simpsons Festival (1996)- Troy McClure/Lionel Hutz (voice)
- The Simpsons' tenth season episode "Bart the Mother" was Phil Hartman's last appearance on The Simpsons as Troy McClure.
- The episode aired three days after what would've been his 50th birthday.
- The main protagonist of Futurama, Phillip J. Fry, was named in his honor.