Harry Shearer name is on the top of the most popular and successful entertainment people. He is an actor, voice actor, comedian, producer, writer, director, musician and radio host, who has been in the field since the 50s. You may explore in details below the biography, career and net worth of Harry Shearer in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Harry Shearer full and the official birth name is Harry Julius Shearer. He was born in Los Angeles city in California, United States, on December 23, 1943. His father’s name is Mack Shearer and his occupation is unknown. His mother, Dora Warren, worked as a bookkeeper but she passed away in 2008. The parents were originally from Austria and Poland before migrating to the United States.
Harry Shearer was probably grown and raised in his LA. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles where his major was political science. He also attended the Harvard University graduate school from where he might have earned a Master’s degree. It is not known whether Harry Shearer has any siblings or no.
The personal life of most of the actors has had many interesting things. Actor Harry Shearer has been into marriages and divorced through his life. He was first married to the musician and songwriter Penny Nichols who died in 2017, from 1974-1977.
Harry Shearer has been married to the singer-songwriter Judith Owen for many years. The couple works together in the music field as they founded the Courgette Records.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Harry Shearer first work when he was a child was on a radio show named “The Jack Benny Program”. He went to work on “Saturday Night Live”, where he had some problems with the cast members. He experienced great success for writing “This Is Spinal Tap” film and starring in it along with others. His longest-lasting and most successful role have been the voice-over on the animated series “The Simpsons”.
Harry Shearer has appeared in many films and series, but what’s weird is that he didn’t receive many awards. The most important award he won was the Primetime Emmy Award for his voice-over on “The Simpsons”. The other awards he won were mostly at film festivals.
Harry Shearer latest series work includes voice acting for the animated “The Simpsons” and in a TV program named “Nixon’s the One”. His most recent film roles were in the comedy “Father Figures”, mockumentary “Mascots” and another comedy titled “Love & Taxes”.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The American actor, voice actor, comedian, producer, writer, director, musician and radio host Harry Shearer has an estimated net worth of $80 million. His wealth came from the work he has been doing in the entertainment field. It is estimated that the salary and earnings of Harry Shearer per episode of “The Simpsons” reached $300 thousand.
Harry Shearer is a very talented entertainment person who has been in the field for decades. He made more than 160 credits as an actor and voice actor of films, series and shows other than his work on radio. Harry Shearer and his wife, Judith Owen, have homes in various cities and states.