Quotes by: Dan Castellaneta

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Dan Castellaneta
Castellaneta at an autograph signing in New York City in 2004
Born Daniel Louis Castellaneta
(1957-10-29) October 29, 1957 (age 59)
Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Residence Los Angeles, California
Education Oak Park and River Forest High School
Alma mater Northern Illinois University
Occupation Actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter
Years active 1985–present
Known for Homer Simpson in The Simpsons
Notable work The Simpsons
Home town Chicago, Illinois, US
Spouse(s) Deb Lacusta (m. 1987)

The nice thing is that, at least in Los Angeles, I'm known as a character actor and I do auditions for other things besides just cartoon shows.
Dan Castellaneta
It's a different way of getting across an emotion. You're trying to get it across to the animator because the animator is inspired by the voicetrack in terms of how to animate the character.
Dan Castellaneta
There are times when the writers ask us to improvise. Sometimes the animators are inspired by what you do, and sometimes you are inspired by what the animators do.
Dan Castellaneta
It's the weirdest thing. When you go into acting, you expect to be a huge star and to be recognized... It did happen, but not in the way you expect it to... In L.A., I'm just another character actor.
Dan Castellaneta
I always enjoyed writing. I did playlets in high school, I did radio shows in college. That's one of the reasons I went down to Second City, because you could do acting and writing.
Dan Castellaneta
If I were actually Homer Simpson, I'd be getting scripts out the wazoo.
Dan Castellaneta
Getting out of jury duty is easy. The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races.
Dan Castellaneta
To many, Homer may appear lazy and a loser, but he's just much misguided. He's boorish, sure, but well meaning and, I guess, the one thing we have in common is the pursuit of lousy diets.
Dan Castellaneta
The Simpsons take up so little time that I'm able to do other things as well.
Dan Castellaneta
After years of doing it, you learn the difference between your ego and your opinion. When you're married you have to cut through that.
Dan Castellaneta
Sometimes the only way you can feel good about yourself is by making someone else look bad. And I'm tired of making other people feel good about themselves.
Dan Castellaneta
I've made a kind of pact with myself where I said, It doesn't matter what it is as long as I'm acting.
Dan Castellaneta
It's hard to find a play that's right for me to do. Rather than waiting around for the right script to come along, I decided to write one myself.
Dan Castellaneta
One of my favorite episodes was the one in which Homer grew hair. That was a very unique episode, since there was a gay secretary, but that wasn't even the issue of the show-the issue was Homer's image changing because he had hair.
Dan Castellaneta
I think the tone of the show has certainly changed over the years, because it's really, really hard to do something different when you have a show going on as long as this has.
Dan Castellaneta
The Simpsons can go anywhere in the world and not worry about any budgetary issues. However, even when the show has had its run, I think the characters can go on in perpetuity.
Dan Castellaneta
The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people.
Dan Castellaneta
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