Harry Shearer, Actor, Producer & Writer - 1st
Harry Shearer, a Los Angeles
native, began acting at the age of seven at the suggestion
of his piano teacher-turned-agent. He made his film
debut in the classic Abbott and Costello Go To Mars
and had a small role in the first Cinemascope movie
Tingle from Media Man Australia, conducts an e-mail
interview with this legendary figure of the entertainment
and media world.
What's your background Harry?
in LA, educated in LA (and Harvard), studied political
science, dabbled in journalism, politics, and school
did you break into the business?
I was seven years old, I got an audition for the Jack
Benny radio Program, and I won it.
are your aims and objectives?
domination through humanistic satire.
extreme aversion to boredom.
has the internet helped and hindered you?
helped, opening up many new avenues of information
no longer have to read the Los Angeles Times, pathetic
little newspaper that it is, since I have my choice
of dozens of better and worse papers from around the
I maintain communication with a lot more friends and
acquaintances, and, having put my radio show on the
Net, I'm able to leapfrog the communities and countries
where local radio authorities don't see fit to offer
it to their publics.
are some of your greatest accomplishments?
of This is Spinal Tap,
voice of many characters on The
Simpsons, and able to create a self-sustaining
career in show business without having done a lot
of embarrassing stuff or kissing a lot of ass.
note: What a cool guy. Seriously, thank you Harry
for the wonderful opportunity of interviewing you,
and we will get back in touch sometime.
Shearer official website
Tap official website
Simpsons official website