Homer Simpson: The Simpson’s protagonist
Homer Jay Simpson was born on May 12, 1955. He is the protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family. He is voiced by Dan Castellaneta. He first appeared on television, along with the rest of his family, in The Tracey Ullman Show short “Good Night” on April 19, 1987. Homer Simpson was created and designed by cartoonist Matt Groening. Groening had been called to pitch a series of shorts based on his comic strip Life in Hell but instead decided to create a new set of characters. He named the character after his father, Homer Groening.
After appearing for three seasons on The Tracey Ullman Show, the Simpson family got their own series on Fox that debuted December 17, 1989. Homer Simpson and his wife Marge have three children: Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. As the family’s provider, he works at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. Homer embodies several American working class stereotypes: he is a crude, bald, overweight, incompetent, clumsy, lazy, heavy drinking, ignorant and idiotic person; however, he is essentially a decent man and fiercely devoted to his family. Despite the suburban blue-collar routine of his life, he has had a number of remarkable experiences.
Homer is one of the most influential characters in the history of television. The British newspaper The Sunday Times described him as “the greatest comic creation of [modern] time“. He was named the greatest character “of the last 20 years” in 2010 by Entertainment Weekly. He was ranked the second greatest cartoon character by TV Guide, behind Bugs Bunny. He was voted the greatest television character of all time by Channel 4 viewers. For voicing Homer Simpson, Castellaneta has won four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance and a special-achievement Annie Award. In 2000, Homer and his family were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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