Philip “Phil” Edward Hartman was a writer, actor and comedian. Although born in Brantford, Ontario, he moved to the United States while still relatively young and graduated from Westchester High School in Los Angeles, California. He became a U.S. citizen in the early 1990s. He died after being shot by his wife, Brynn, who turned the gun on herself. The reasons for the murder/suicide are unknown, although friends of the Hartmans speculated in the press that a combination of marriage problems and Brynn’s addiction to drugs probably contributed.
Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release
Pandemonium (1982) Weekend Pass (1984) Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985) Three Amigos (1986) Last Resort (1986) Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986) The Brave Little Toaster (voice, 1987) Amazon Women of the Moon (1987) Blind Date (1987) Kiki’s Delivery Service (voice, 1989) How I Got Into College (1989)
Quick Change (1990) One Special Victory (TV-1991) So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993) CB4 (1993) Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) Coneheads (1993) Houseguest (1994) Greedy (1994) The Pagemaster (voice, 1994) The Crazysitter (1995) Stuart Saves His Family (1995) Jingle All The Way (1996) Sgt. Bilko (1996) The Second Civil War (TV-1997) Buster and Chauncey’s Silent Night (voice, 1998) Small Soldiers (1998)
TV Series – Cast:
The Pee-Wee Herman Show (1971) Challenge of the Gobots (1984) Our Time (1985) Saturday Night Live (1975 – 1994) Pee-wee`s Playhouse (1986) The Simpson’s (voice 1989-1998) Rick Moranis in Gravedale High (voice 1990) NewsRadio (1995)