HARRY SHEARER

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Actor, author, director, comedian, musician, philosopher, political satirist, multi-media artist, radio personality, and one of the best "voices" in the business (just ask the Simpsons,) Harry Shearer is one of the most prolific entertainers of this, or any, generation.

Harry Shearer, a Los Angeles native, began acting at the age of seven, making his film debut in the classic Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, and he had a small role in the first Cinemascope movie, The Robe. In the early days of live TV, Harry Shearer appeared often on The Jack Benny Show, as well as on GE Theatre and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Additionally, Harry played the role of Eddie Haskell in the pilot episode of Leave It to Beaver.

Harry Shearer gained national recognition as one of the creators and stars of This Is Spinal Tap, when he portrayed heavy metal bass player Derek Smalls in the mock rockumentary. Harry Shearer also was a writer and cast member of Saturday Night Live for two seasons. His on-screen performance as a NASA recruitment official in The Right Stuff showed that Harry could support a convincing establishment persona as well. His other film work includes Oscar, The Fisher King, Wayne's World, Pure Luck, The Truman Show, and Godzilla. In addition, Harry Shearer wrote, directed and produced the feature, Teddy Bears Picnic, and appears with Michael McKean and Christopher Guest in the feature, A Mighty Wind.

His television work has included Martin Mull's Portrait of a White Marriage, HBO Comedy Hour Live: The Magic of Live, Friends, Ellen, Murphy Brown, LA Law, Chicago Hope, ER, The Visitor, and The News Hole, for which he won his second CableACE Award for "Best Game Show" in 1995. Harry Shearer reunited with Michael McKean and David I. Lander for the 25th Anniversary Reunion of the classic comedy group, The Credibility Gap, at HBO's Annual Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Harry won his first cable Ace Award for his rap video, Shredding Party.

Entering his sixteenth season on the Simpsons, already the longest running primetime animated series, Harry Shearer is heard as three of the show's leading characters, "Mr. Burns," "Smithers" and "Ned Flanders," as well as dozens of other friends that visit the Simpson family.

For the past twenty-one years, audiences have enjoyed Le Show, Harry Shearer's weekly syndicated radio program. Vogue magazine describes Le Show as "a wildly clever, iconoclastic stew of talk, music, political commentary, readings of inadvertently funny public documents or trade magazines and scripted skits." Harry Shearer recorded a two-CD compilation, O.J. On Trial: The Early Years and O.J. On Trial: That Endless Summer, containing selected excerpts from Le Show.

Harry Shearer co-wrote, with Tom Leopold and Peter Matz, the new theatrical production J. Edgar! This musical dark comedy portrays the clandestine 20th century love affair between J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson. Recorded for L.A. Theatre works, the show was presented as a staged reading at the 2003 Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and is being developed for Broadway.

A political science major at UCLA in the early 60's, Harry Shearer did graduate work at Harvard and served a political internship in Sacramento. A freelance journalist, Harry Shearer covered the Watts riots for Newsweek before teaching high school English for two years in south central L.A. A multi-media artist, The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) presented Harry's "Wall of Silence," featuring key figures from the O. J. Simpson trial as they silently await interviews.

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