Who is Dan Castellaneta ?

Dan Castellaneta is a renowned American actor, voice actor, comedian, and screenwriter who is popularly known for voicing on an animated series “The Simpsons”. He was seen working actively since the year of 1979.

Quick Info 
Full NameDan Castellaneta
Date of BirthOctober 29, 1957
Birth PlaceRoseland Community Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, United States
ParentsElsie Castellaneta
Louis Castellaneta
ProfessionAn actor
Voice actor
Comedian Screenwriter
SpouseDeb Lacusta
Age 63 years
Net Worth$85 million
Dan Castellaneta
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Biography, Family, and Age

Castellaneta, whose real name is Daniel Louis Castellaneta was born on 29 October 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, the U.S as a son of his father, Louis Castellaneta, and mother, Elsie Dan Castellaneta. His father used to be an amateur actor and worked for a printing company. He has two siblings Paula Castellaneta and Gina Castellaneta. Currently, he is 63 years old.


Early Life and Education

Earlier, his mother joined him in an acting class and he used to listen to his father’s recordings and he acts with different impressions on his face. For his education, he went to attend Oak Park and River Forest High School and after that, he went to join Northern Illinois University after his graduation. Later, he also went to study art after he thought to be an art teacher. Later, he became a student-teacher. 


Personal Life


Dan Castellaneta married his wife Deb Lacusta in 1987 and they had not any children yet. They are living their happy life with each other.



Dan Castellaneta holds an American nationality and belongs to the Italian ethnicity.

As he was born on 29 October, his zodiac sign is Scorpio.


Physical Features

He has got bald hair with Brown-light hair.


Dan Castellaneta’s height is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)


Dan Castellaneta’s weight is 75 kg.



Television Shows

Dan Castellaneta started his career after he had been cast on an American television variety show “The Tracey Ullman Show” from 1987 to 1990. After that, he was seen appearing as Steve Michaels on an American television sitcom “ALF” in 1990. In the same year, he was also seen in the movies like “Bagdad Cafe” and “Working Trash”.

Further, he was seen appearing on an American television sitcom “Married … with Children” in 1990 and 1992. In the year of 1991, he was cast as Phil on an American adult-themed situation comedy “Dream On”. Likewise, he was seen in several movies and series like “Sibs”, “Lady Against the Odds”, “L.A. Law”, “Tracey Ullman Take on New York”, “Wings”.

“The George Carlin Show”, “Related by Birth”, “Bakersfield P.D.”, “Grace Under Fire”, “Murphy Brown” alongside Jane Leeves and Edward Norton, “The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes”, “The Spooktacular New  Adventure of Casper”, “Friends”, “NYPD Blue”, “Cybill”, “The Drew Carey Show”, “Rhapsody in Bloom”, “Everybody Loves Raymond”, “Mad About You”, “Oh, Grow Up” and “Nash Bridges”.

Dan Castellaneta
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Later, in 2001, he was cast as Walt on an American television sitcom “Yes, Dear” which was created by Alan Kirschenbaum and Gregory Garcia. Likewise, he was seen playing the roles in the movies like “Laughter on the 23rd Floor”, “Reba”, “The Pitts”, “Frasier”, “That `70s Show”, “Party Wagon”, “Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of ‘Charlie’s Angeles’”, “Complete Savages”, “Stargate SG-1”, “Arrested Development”, “The Jeff Garlin Program”, “Veronica Mars”, “Campus Ladies”, “Sands of Oblivion”, “Entourage”, “Greek”, “Monk” alongside Virginia Madsen, “Reno 911” and many more.

In addition, in 2015, he was seen appearing frequently into the role of Aron Spelling on the two parts of the television series “The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story” and “The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story”. In 2019, he was seen as Ted Boseman on an American comedy streaming television series “Merry Happy Whatever”.


Voice Over

Besides this, he was also seen providing his voice over the various characters on an American animated sitcom “The Simpson” from 1989 to the present. Later, he was also seen providing his voice on several movies and series like “TaleSpin”, “42nd Primetime Emmy Awards”, “Taz-Mania”, “Sesame Street”, “Darkwing Duck”, “Back to the Future: The Animated Series”, “Fievel’s American Tails”, “Dinosaurs”, “Goof Troop”, “The Tick”, “Rugrats”, “Histeria!”, “Futurama”, “Lloyd in Space”, “The Badman”, “Family Guy” alongside Jim Parsons, “Brockmire” and many more.



Dan Castellaneta started his film career after he had been cast as Brian on an American comedy-drama movie “Nothing in Common” in 1986. After that, he was also seen appearing in the movies like “Say Anything…”, “K-9”, “The War of the Roses”, “The Client”, “Love Affair”, “Forget Paris”, “Space Jam”, “Plump Fiction”, “My Giant”, “The Settlement”, “Harold Buttleman, Daredevil Stuntman”, “Adventure in Homeschooling” and “I-See-You.Com”, “I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With” and “The Pursuit of Happyness”, “Hellboy Animated: Iron Shoe” and “Chasing Robert”.

In the year 2008, he was cast as Carlson on an American superhero parody movie “Superhero Movie” and in the same year, he was seen playing the role of Dr.Seymour in the movie “Remembering Phil”. Likewise, he was seen in the movies like “Super 8”, “Scratching the Surface” and “Fantastic Four” alongside Chris Evans and Miles Teller.

Besides this, he was seen providing his voice-over several movies including “Super Mario Bros”, “The Return of Jafar”, “All Dogs Go to Heaven 2”, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, “Aladdin’s Arabian Adventures”, “Return to Never Land”, “Hey Arnold!: The Movie” The Cat in the Hat”, “Jasmine’s Enchanted Tales: Journey of a Princess”, “The Emperor’s Secret”, “The Simpsons Movie”, “immigrants(L.A. Dolce Vita), “Horton Hears a Who!” and “Humphrey”.



Dan Castellaneta was also seen featuring the songs like “The Simpsons Sing the Blues”, “Songs in the Key of Springfield”, “The Yellow Album”, “Go Simpsonic with The Simpsons” and “The Simsons: Testify”. He was also seen working on music like “Two Lips” and “I Am Not Homer”.

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Achievements, Awards, and Nominations

In his career, he had won several awards several times including Emmy Award and Annie Awards for his outstanding performance.


Net Worth

The estimated net worth of one of the successful, attractive, and talented actor, Dan Castellaneta is $85 million. He had worked on so many movies and series and gave his notable performances.


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