Dan Castellaneta
Biographical information
Date of birthOctober 29, 1957
Age (1985)28
Age (2015)58
Physical description
Hair colorBlack
Behind-the-scenes information

Daniel Louis "Dan" Castellaneta (born on October 29, 1957 in Oak Park, Illinois) was the voice of Dr. Emmett Brown in Back to the Future: The Animated Series, as Christopher Lloyd was committed work-wise and unable to do so himself; as well as the McDonald's commercial for the toys of the cartoon.[1]

Other roles[]

Dan Castellaneta's best known role is that of Homer Simpson and Krusty the Clown on The Simpsons. He also briefly provided the voice of Homer Simpson on the Family Guy episode "Ratings Guy". He voiced both characters on the Family Guy episode "The Simpsons Guy".

In 1992 Castellaneta voiced Chula on Fievel's American Tails. The cartoon also included Cathy Cavadini as Tanya Mousekewitz, Danny Mann as Dog and Hal Rayle as Clint Mousewood.

He also voiced Harvey in the Tiny Toon Adventures episode "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special", which included Joe Alaskey as Plucky Duck.

In 1993, Castellaneta voiced the narrator in the Nintendo film Super Mario Bros, which is based on the video game of the same name.

From 1994 to 1995, Castellaneta voiced the Genie (voiced in the 1st and 3rd film by Robin Williams) on Aladdin, as well as the DTV movie The Return of Jafar. The episode "From Hippsodeth, with Love" included Neil Ross providing the voice of King Pector.

He did the voice work for the Genie in the 1996 DTV film Aladdin and the King of Thieves, but Robin Williams came aboard for the role, thus replacing Castellaneta's recordings.[1]

Castellaneta provided the voice of Grandpa on Hey Arnold. He along with Mann both performed voice work on the episode Veteran's Day. Castellaneta voiced his character in Hey Arnold: The Movie (2003), which included Christopher Lloyd as the Coroner. He also provided the voices of Thing 1 and Thing 2 in the film adaptation of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat.

In 1995, Castellaneta appeared as Alan Winsdale in the remake of The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, which starred Kirk Cameron as Dexter Riley.

He also voiced Football Player #3 and Martian Sage in the episodes "Quarterback Quack"/"To Love a Duck" on Duck Dodgers which included Alaskey as the title character.

In 2005, Castellaneta reprised the role of Genie (whom he voiced on Aladdin: The Animated Series and the DTV Return of Jafar for Kingdom Hearts 2 along with James Arnold Taylor (who voiced Captain Jack Sparrow).

In 2006, Dan voiced Ramon and an elephant seal in the video game Happy Feet, which included Elijah Wood as Mumble and Cavadini as Norma Jean, a young penguin and a human.

He also voiced Krusty the Clown in The Simpsons Ride, which also had Christopher Lloyd voicing Doc Brown (drawn in the style of The Simpsons).


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