Phil Hartman

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Phil Hartman was a Brantford, Ontario graphic artist, writer, actor, voice artist and comedian.

Philip Edward Hartmann was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada to Rupert and Doris Hartmann; the family was of German Catholic descent.

Hartman's family migrated to the United States in the 1950s, and Hartman attended Redondo Union High School and Cal State Northridge in Los Angeles, California, becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in the early-1990s.

The exact timing of his switch from "Hartmann" to "Hartman" is unknown, but all of his acting credits after 1986 were billed under the surname "Hartman".

Hartman and his wife Brynn had two children, Sean Edward Hartman (born 1989) and Birgen Hartman (born 1992).