Hank Azaria is an American actor, comedian and voice artist best known for his role as Dr. Craig 'Huff' Huffstodt in the television drama series Huff, starring in all 24 episodes that were made, from 2004-2006.
He is also known providing the voices for over 160 characters on the animated show The Simpsons in more than 300 episodes since 1989, including those of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Police Chief Clancy Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel, Duffman, Professor Frink, Dr. Nick Riviera, Lou and Snake.
He also provided the voice of Eddie Brock/Venom in the Spider-Man animated series of the mid-1990s.
Earlier in his career, Azaria appeared in Herman's Head as Jay Nichols, in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, where he appeared in a season one episode as cop Jerry, and on Friends where he played the recurring character David, one of Phoebe's boyfriends.
He also had a recurring role on Mad About You as Nat, the dogwalker. In 2002, he was given his own sitcom, Imagine That, but it was cancelled after only two episodes had aired.
Azaria has appeared in feature films such as Quiz Show (1994), Heat (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Godzilla (1998), Cradle Will Rock (1999), Mystery, Alaska (1999), America's Sweethearts (2001), Shattered Glass (2003), Along Came Polly (2004), Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004), The Grand (2007) and Run, Fat Boy, Run (2008).
Azaria has also shown his talents on stage. In 2003 he appeared in London's West End as Bernard in Sexual Perversity in Chicago. Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing in Friends) and Minnie Driver also starred.
He also appeared as Sir Lancelot, the French Taunter, and other characters in the musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail entitled Spamalot, which opened in Chicago in December 2004 and has since moved to Broadway.
He took a break from the show in June of 2005 to work on Huff and The Simpsons (his role was filled by Alan Tudyk), and returned in December 2005.
In 2005, he was nominated for the Tony Award for "Best Actor in a Musical" for his work in Spamalot.
After several years of living together, Azaria married actress Helen Hunt on July 18, 1999. The couple divorced on December 18, 2000.