What do Ned Flanders, Richard Nixon and Derek Smalls have in common? Actor, author, and musician Harry Shearer voiced their likenesses. Today at 1 p.m. on Think, Shearer joins Krys Boyd to talk about his hand in the funny business.
Shearer is in North Texas this week to accept the Dallas VideoFest’s Ernie Kovacs Award, which honors innovation in television and media, this Friday, October 17.
He gives voice to characters Mr. Burns, Smithers, Otto, Kent Brockman and a handful of others on The Simpsons.
After 25 years, he completes the Emmy-winning circle of The Simpsons cast for his outstanding character voice-over performance in “Four Regrettings and a Funeral.”
Earlier in his career, Shearer also performed in two seasons of SNL as political figures, television personalities and news anchors.
Shearer becomes Nixon in his latest project, television series Nixon’s the One. For the show, he collaborated with Nixon scholar Stanley Kutler and studied audio recordings and notes from associates of the former president.