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Another Emmy For Azaria

Another Emmy For AzariaTufts graduate Hank Azaria – the voice of more than 29 Simpsons characters – has won a third Emmy for his work on the animated series. Hollywood.

Medford/Somerville, Mass. [08.21.03] The animated town of Springfield owes a lot of its personality to Hank Azaria. The voice of more than two dozen characters on The Simpsons, the 39-year-old actor has developed a loyal fanbase and won several Emmy's for his voice-over work. On Tuesday, the 1988 Tufts graduate added another to his collection, earning a 2003 Emmy for his portrayal of bartender Moe Szyslak on the "Moe Baby Blues" episode of the long-running series.

"Azaria received his prize for his work in the Simpsons ahead of the actual Emmy ceremony as honors for animation work were announced in advance ," reported the BBC. "[The Tufts graduate], who has won two previous Emmys for his Simpsons performances, is also in the running for an Emmy for his role as a guest star on the sitcom Friends."

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will hold the 2003 Primtime Emmy Ceremonies on Sept. 21. In 1999, Azaria won a primetime Emmy for the TV movie Tuesdays with Morrie, in which he starred alongside Jack Lemmon.

For more than a decade, Azaria has provided the voices for many of the Simpsons' popular characters including Chief Wiggam, the Comic Book Guy and Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.

Over the last few years, Azaria has added a lot of film and stage work to his resume, appearing most recently in a London production of the play "Sexual Perversion in Chicago" alongside Friends star Matthew Perry and film actress Minnie Driver.

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