Phil Hartman

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman  (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-born American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Hartman and his family immigrated to the United States when he was ten. After graduating from California State University, Northridge with a degree in graphic arts, he designed album covers for bands like Poco and America. Feeling the need for a more creative outlet, Hartman joined the comedy group The Groundlings in 1975 and there helped comedian Paul Reubens develop his character Pee-wee Herman. Hartman co-wrote the screenplay for the film Pee-wee's Big Adventure and made recurring appearances on Reubens' show Pee-wee's Playhouse. Hartman became well-known in the late 1980s when he joined the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. He won fame for his impressions, particularly of President Bill Clinton, and stayed on the show for eight seasons. Called "the Glue" for his ability to hold the show together and help other cast members, Hartman won a Primetime Emmy Award for his SNL work in 1989. In 1995, after scrapping plans for his own variety show, he starred as Bill McNeal in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio. He also had frequent roles on The Simpsons as Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure and others, and appeared in the films Houseguest, Sgt. Bilko, Jingle All the Way, and Small Soldiers. Hartman had been divorced twice before he married Brynn (née Omdahl) in 1987; the ...

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¡Three Amigos! (1986)

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Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Steve Martin  •  Martin Short  •  Patrice Martinez

Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Steve Martin  •  Martin Short  •  Patrice Martinez

Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

Acclaimed director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers) presents this madcap send-up of late night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms packed with off-the-wall sketches that will have you in stitches. Centered around a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis  •  Peter Horton  •  Joe Dante  •  Carl Gottlieb  •  Robert K. Weiss
CAST:  Arsenio Hall  •  Monique Gabrielle  •  Debby Davison  •  Rob Krausz

Acclaimed director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers) presents this madcap send-up of late night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms packed with off-the-wall sketches that will have you in stitches. Centered around a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis  •  Peter Horton  •  Joe Dante  •  Carl Gottlieb  •  Robert K. Weiss
CAST:  Arsenio Hall  •  Monique Gabrielle  •  Debby Davison  •  Rob Krausz

CB4 (1993)

A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't apear to know as much about rap music as they claim... but a lack of musical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tamra Davis
CAST:  Chris Rock  •  Allen Payne  •  Phil Hartman  •  Charlie Murphy

A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't apear to know as much about rap music as they claim... but a lack of musical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tamra Davis
CAST:  Chris Rock  •  Allen Payne  •  Phil Hartman  •  Charlie Murphy

Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980)

Perennially stoned Cheech and Chong tear through the city of Los Angeles, causing trouble wherever they go. After Cheech loses his job, the two pot enthusiasts head to the welfare offices where Cheech's girlfriend, Donna, works. Instead of collecting unemployment, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tommy Chong
CAST:  Cheech Marin  •  Tommy Chong  •  Evelyn Guerrero  •  Betty Kennedy

Perennially stoned Cheech and Chong tear through the city of Los Angeles, causing trouble wherever they go. After Cheech loses his job, the two pot enthusiasts head to the welfare offices where Cheech's girlfriend, Donna, works. Instead of collecting unemployment, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tommy Chong
CAST:  Cheech Marin  •  Tommy Chong  •  Evelyn Guerrero  •  Betty Kennedy

Coneheads (1993)

A pair of aliens arrive on Earth to prepare for invasion, but crash instead. With enormous cone-shaped heads, robotlike walks and an appetite for toilet paper, aliens Beldar and Prymatt don't exactly blend in with the population of Paramus, N.J. But for some reason ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Barron
CAST:  Robert Knott  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Jane Curtin  •  Sinbad

A pair of aliens arrive on Earth to prepare for invasion, but crash instead. With enormous cone-shaped heads, robotlike walks and an appetite for toilet paper, aliens Beldar and Prymatt don't exactly blend in with the population of Paramus, N.J. But for some reason ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Barron
CAST:  Robert Knott  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Jane Curtin  •  Sinbad

Jingle All the Way (1996)

Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company, is constantly kept busy at his job, disappointing his son. After he misses his son's karate exposition, Howard vows to make it up to him by buying an action figure of his son's favorite television hero for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Phil Hartman  •  Sinbad  •  Rita Wilson

Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company, is constantly kept busy at his job, disappointing his son. After he misses his son's karate exposition, Howard vows to make it up to him by buying an action figure of his son's favorite television hero for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Phil Hartman  •  Sinbad  •  Rita Wilson

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. Two cops partner to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the nation by distributing their wares via the 'Wilderness Girls' cookie drive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gene Quintano
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jon Lovitz  •  Tim Curry

An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. Two cops partner to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the nation by distributing their wares via the 'Wilderness Girls' cookie drive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gene Quintano
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jon Lovitz  •  Tim Curry

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

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The eccentric and childish Pee-wee Herman embarks on a big adventure when his beloved bicycle is stolen. Armed with information from a fortune-teller and a relentless obsession with his prized possession, Pee-wee encounters a host of odd characters and bizarre ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Paul Reubens  •  Elizabeth Daily  •  Mark Holton  •  Diane Salinger

The eccentric and childish Pee-wee Herman embarks on a big adventure when his beloved bicycle is stolen. Armed with information from a fortune-teller and a relentless obsession with his prized possession, Pee-wee encounters a host of odd characters and bizarre ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Paul Reubens  •  Elizabeth Daily  •  Mark Holton  •  Diane Salinger

Quick Change (1990)

With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out of the city and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Murray  •  Howard Franklin
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Geena Davis  •  Randy Quaid  •  Jason Robards

With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out of the city and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Murray  •  Howard Franklin
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Geena Davis  •  Randy Quaid  •  Jason Robards

Sgt. Bilko (1996)

The army is known for churning out lean mean fighting machines intent on protecting our great nation. Sergeant Ernie Bilko is the leader of a ragtag group of the sorriest soldiers ever to enlist in the armed forces.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Lynn
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Phil Hartman  •  Glenne Headly

The army is known for churning out lean mean fighting machines intent on protecting our great nation. Sergeant Ernie Bilko is the leader of a ragtag group of the sorriest soldiers ever to enlist in the armed forces.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Lynn
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Phil Hartman  •  Glenne Headly

Small Soldiers (1998)

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Gregory Smith  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Denis Leary  •  Phil Hartman

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Gregory Smith  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Denis Leary  •  Phil Hartman

So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)

Just after a bad breakup, Charlie MacKenzie falls for lovely butcher Harriet Michaels and introduces her to his parents. But, as voracious consumers of sensational tabloids, his parents soon come to suspect that Harriet is actually a notorious serial killer -- "Mrs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Schlamme
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Nancy Travis  •  Anthony LaPaglia  •  Amanda Plummer

Just after a bad breakup, Charlie MacKenzie falls for lovely butcher Harriet Michaels and introduces her to his parents. But, as voracious consumers of sensational tabloids, his parents soon come to suspect that Harriet is actually a notorious serial killer -- "Mrs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Schlamme
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Nancy Travis  •  Anthony LaPaglia  •  Amanda Plummer

Spaceballs (1987)

When the nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet's air, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue. Along the way, they meet Yogurt, who puts Lone Starr wise to the power of "The Schwartz." ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Rick Moranis  •  Bill Pullman  •  Daphne Zuniga

When the nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet's air, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue. Along the way, they meet Yogurt, who puts Lone Starr wise to the power of "The Schwartz." ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Rick Moranis  •  Bill Pullman  •  Daphne Zuniga

Pandemonium (1982)

A former high school student who always wanted to be a cheerleader decides to reopen the cheerleading program at her former high school after years of closure for being targeted by a serial killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Sole
CAST:  Candice Azzara  •  Phil Hartman  •  David L. Lander  •  Carol Kane

A former high school student who always wanted to be a cheerleader decides to reopen the cheerleading program at her former high school after years of closure for being targeted by a serial killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Sole
CAST:  Candice Azzara  •  Phil Hartman  •  David L. Lander  •  Carol Kane

Blind Date (1987)

When bachelor Walter Davis is set up with his sister-in-law's pretty cousin, Nadia Gates, a seemingly average blind date turns into a chaotic night on the town. Walter's brother, Ted, tells him not to let Nadia drink alcohol, but he dismisses the warning and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Kim Basinger  •  Bruce Willis  •  John Larroquette  •  William Daniels

When bachelor Walter Davis is set up with his sister-in-law's pretty cousin, Nadia Gates, a seemingly average blind date turns into a chaotic night on the town. Walter's brother, Ted, tells him not to let Nadia drink alcohol, but he dismisses the warning and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Kim Basinger  •  Bruce Willis  •  John Larroquette  •  William Daniels

The Pagemaster (1994)

Tyler knows a lot about accidents. So much so, he is scared to do anything that might endanger him, like riding his bike, or climbing into his treehouse. While in an old library, he is mystically transported into the unknown world of books, and he has to try and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston  •  Pixote Hunt
CAST:  Macaulay Culkin  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Whoopi Goldberg

Tyler knows a lot about accidents. So much so, he is scared to do anything that might endanger him, like riding his bike, or climbing into his treehouse. While in an old library, he is mystically transported into the unknown world of books, and he has to try and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston  •  Pixote Hunt
CAST:  Macaulay Culkin  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Whoopi Goldberg

Houseguest (1995)

In hot water with the mob over an unpaid debt, a con man poses as a family friend in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randall Miller
CAST:  Phil Hartman  •  Sinbad  •  Chauncey Leopardi  •  Jeffrey Jones

In hot water with the mob over an unpaid debt, a con man poses as a family friend in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randall Miller
CAST:  Phil Hartman  •  Sinbad  •  Chauncey Leopardi  •  Jeffrey Jones

The Brave Little Toaster (1987)

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A group of dated appliances, finding themselves stranded in a summer home that their family had just sold, decide to seek their young 8 year old "master".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Rees
CAST:  Jon Lovitz  •  Timothy Stack  •  Phil Hartman  •  Deanna Oliver

A group of dated appliances, finding themselves stranded in a summer home that their family had just sold, decide to seek their young 8 year old "master".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Rees
CAST:  Jon Lovitz  •  Timothy Stack  •  Phil Hartman  •  Deanna Oliver

Stuart Saves His Family (1995)

Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Al Franken  •  Laura San Giacomo  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Shirley Knight

Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Al Franken  •  Laura San Giacomo  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Shirley Knight

Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day, she gets a strange coded message from an unknown source. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. People are killed, and Terry is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Stephen Collins  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  John Wood

Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day, she gets a strange coded message from an unknown source. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. People are killed, and Terry is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Stephen Collins  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  John Wood
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