Harry Shearer is a comic personality who takes "hyphenate"
to new levels. First and foremost an actor, he is also
an author, director, satirist, musician, radio host,
playwright, multi-media artist and record label owner.
For nineteen years the Los Angeles native has enjoyed
enormous success and planted the fruits of his talents
in the heads of millions worldwide thanks to his voice
work for THE SIMPSONS and THE SIMPSONS MOVIE. Shearer
plays a stable of characters: most notably Mr. Burns,
Smithers, Ned Flanders, Rev. Lovejoy and Scratchy.
In the early 1980s, he and friends Michael McKean and
Christopher Guest, along with director Rob Reiner, began
to incubate an idea for a fake documentary about an
aging heavy metal band. The resulting movie, THIS IS
SPINAL TAP, became the granddaddy of the mock-umentary
genre and gave the world new insight into the concepts
of spontaneously-combusting drummers and amps that go
up to eleven. The band was reunited in July 2007, for
a special performance at The Live Earth Concert at London's
Wembley Stadium. For more information, check out Harry