Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

  • Highest Rated: 100% Love & Taxes (2017)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002)
  • Birthday: Dec 23, 1943
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • California native Harry Shearer was one of the busier child actors of the 1950s. He appeared in such films as The Robe (1953) (as the boy David) and Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953); he could be heard on such radio programs as Suspense, Lux Radio Theatre, and the Jack Benny Show; and among his many TV guest roles was the character who would evolve into Eddie Haskell in the 1955 Leave It to Beaver pilot. After attending U.C.L.A., Shearer flourished as a standup comedian and comedy writer. He was frequently employed on the writing staff for such TV laughspinners as Laverne and Shirley and America 2Night; he also worked both sides of the camera in the 1984 rockumentary parody This Is Spinal Tap, co-starring as rock idol Derek Smalls and co-writing the script with director Rob Reiner and fellow cast members Christopher Guest and Michael McKean. In league with another top satirist, Albert Brooks, Shearer concocted the screenplay for another faux documentary, 1979's Real Lampoon. During the 1984-1985 TV season, Shearer joined the Not Ready for Prime Time Players on NBC's Saturday Night Live. The soft-spoken, saturnine Harry Shearer is most famous however for lending his voice to the Fox Network cartoon series The Simpsons.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

100% Love & Taxes Actor $26.9K 2017
49% Mascots Competition Announcer 2016
No Score Yet Flood Streets Executive Producer Actor 2011
71% The Big Uneasy Director 2010
No Score Yet Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead Actor 2009
80% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Actor 2008
88% The Simpsons Movie Scratchy/Mr. Burns/Moe/Chief Wiggum/Ned Flanders $183.2M 2007
No Score Yet A Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser Actor 2007
52% For Your Consideration Victor Allan Miller $5.5M 2006
44% Fired! Actor 2006
No Score Yet Harry Shearer: Now You See It Actor 2006
No Score Yet The A.C.L.U. Freedom Files Actor 2006
37% Chicken Little Dog Announcer $135.3M 2005
No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Ball: The Music Edition Actor 2004
87% A Mighty Wind Mark Shubb $17.5M 2003
0% Teddy Bears' Picnic Screenwriter 2002
60% Haiku Tunnel Orientation Leader 2001
25% Haunted Castle Mr. D/Mephisto $12.4M 2001
71% Dick G. Gordon Liddy 1999
73% Encounter in the Third Dimension the Narrator Narrator 1999
64% EDtv Moderator 1999
48% Small Soldiers Punch-It 1998
94% The Truman Show Mike Michaelson 1998
8% Almost Heroes Narrator 1998
16% Godzilla Charles Caiman 1998
No Score Yet Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun Narrator $17.7M 1997
73% My Best Friend's Wedding Jonathan P.E. Rice 1997
11% Speechless Chuck 1994
36% Little Giants Announcer 1994
61% I'll Do Anything Audience Research Captain 1994
61% Wayne's World 2 Handsome Dan 1993
78% A League of Their Own Newsreel Announcer 1992
83% The Fisher King Sitcom Actor Ben Starr 1991
No Score Yet Blood & Concrete: A Love Story Sammy 1991
12% Oscar Guido 1991
9% Pure Luck Dr. Monosoff 1991
No Score Yet The Simpsons: Family Therapy Actor 1989
19% My Stepmother Is an Alien Carl Sagan 1988
No Score Yet Portrait of a White Marriage Actor Director 1988
No Score Yet Plain Clothes Simon Feck 1988
11% Club Paradise Screenwriter 1986
No Score Yet Flicks Narrator 1985
No Score Yet The History of White People in America Director Actor 1985
95% This Is Spinal Tap Screenwriter Derek Smalls 1984
98% The Right Stuff recruiter 1983
No Score Yet One-Trick Pony Bernie Wepner 1980
No Score Yet Animalympics Keen Hacksaw 1980
No Score Yet Loose Shoes Actor 1980
85% Real Life Screenwriter Pete 1979
33% The Robe David 1953

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
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  • 1989
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Outnumbered
2007-2014
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Performer
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest Panelist
  • 2011
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Need to Know
2010-2013
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2008
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2006
83% That's Life
2000-2002
Dean of Students
  • 2001
No Score Yet Dawson's Creek
1998-2003
Principal Peskin
  • 2000
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
larry
  • 1999
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
John Smythe
  • 1997
No Score Yet Ellen
1994-1998
  • 1994
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Guest
  • 1990
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Anderson
  • 1988
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1980
  • 1979
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
Screenwriter Announcer Interviewer Harold Tidmore Voice of Mr. Shotz
  • 1982
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Street Kid
  • 1957

QUOTES FROM Harry Shearer CHARACTERS

Derek Smalls
Rock and roll!!!
Ned Flanders
boys don't forget to thank The Lord for this valuable... (Bart slams on to window naked) PENIS!
Ned Flanders
Boys don't forget to thank The Lord for this valuable... [Bart slams on to window naked] PENIS!
President Arnold Schwarzenegger
It's like Christmas at the Kennedy Compound!
President Arnold Schwarzenegger
Urgh! I hate this job. Every week is crisis this & end of the world that. Nobody comes up with a joke, I miss Danny DeVito.
President Arnold Schwarzenegger
I was elected to lead. Not to read.
Marty DiBergi
Do you feel that playing rock and roll music keeps you a child... that is, keeps you in a state of arrested development?
Derek Smalls
No, no, no. I feel it's like, it's more like going, going to a national park or something, and there's... you know, they preserve the moose. And that's my childhood up there on stage is that moose, you know.
Marty DiBergi
So when you're playing, you feel like a preserved moose onstage?
Derek Smalls
Yeah.
President Arnold Schwarzenegger
"I was elected to lead, not to read. Number 3!"
President Arnold Schwarzenegger
I was elected to lead, not to read. Number 3!
Newsreel Announcer
And how about Marla Hooch? What a hitter!
Skull
Evil!
President Arnold Schwarzenegger
I was elected to lead not to read.
President Arnold Schwarzenegger
I was elected to lead, not to read.
Ned Flanders
Homer I don't mean to be a Nervous Pervis or anything but if your boy falls wouldn't that make him a parapleg-erino?
Ned Flanders
Uh, Homer? I don't mean to be a nervous Pervis, but if he falls, couldn't that make your boy a parapleg-erino?
Ned Flanders
Look at that, you can see the four states that border Springfield: Ohio, Nevada, Maine, and Kentucky!