Dan Castellaneta, born Daniel Louise Castellaneta is a prominent American actor, Voice-over actor, comedian, and producer. The actor was born on October 29, 1957, in Roseland Community Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. He was born to Louis Castellaneta and Elsie Castellaneta.

He was active from 1979 to the present day. Castellaneta is an actor best known for his role in movies such as Sideshow Mel, The adventure of Dynamo Duck, The Batman, Back to Future, Taz-mania, Aladdin, and Hey Arnold. Dan spent his half childhood in River Forest and Oak Park. This talented actor can be seen in various theatrical Productions and many films. for his phenomenal acting and career in the Voice-over category, he is the winner of various prestigious awards including Emmy awards and Ennie awards and has been nominated for more than eight different awards.

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Early life

Dan Louis Castellaneta also, Daniel Louise Castellaneta was born in a hospital named Roseland Community Hospital in the southside of Illinois, Chicago. He was born to Louis Castellaneta and Elsie Castellaneta Lagorio. His father, Louise Castellaneta was a very underrated actor who works for a printing company, whereas his mother, Elsie was an employee in one of the local Restaurants. 

Dan’s interest in acting began from his early age watching his father perform and wanted to be just like him. His family was supportive. Giving his dreams a wing, his mother made him study acting. While studying acting, he was just sixteen years old. He follows his father’s pattern of acting. Dan was a huge fan of Alan Arkin and Barbara Harris’s work. His grandparents were actually Italian which makes his descent a little bit of Italian. He was the only child of his parents.

Nationality& Ethnicity

The famous Simpson actor, Dan Castellaneta belongs to American nationality and holds a mixed ethnicity of half American and half Italian.

Physical Appearances

This famous actor is favor with a generous height of 5 feet and  9 inches with a total weight of 75 kg. His sun sign, Horoscope, and Zodiac sign are Pisces. He has a hair color of Light blond and eye color of Hazel. Dan loves to spend his time with his family. He makes time for his friends and relatives as well. He is 62 years old and practices Yoga in his spare time to keep himself fit and fine. The people who are close to him as his parents, friends call him Doofus. He was born on Tuesday.


Dan Castellaneta started his career when he was 26 years old. He started to take steps into the world of acting by working in a Thater named “The second city”. He worked there from 1983 to 1987. The next year, he auditioned for a role in The Tracey Ullman Show.

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Dan Castellaneta’s first debut movie was Treacey Ullam: Backstage. The next year, He did another project, Working Trash. In 1991, we can see dan in a comedy movie named Big Bird’s Birthday or Let Me Eat the cake. From 1992 to 2000, we can see Dan in various movies such as Lady Against the Odds, Tracey Takes on New York, Sesame street Jam: A Musical Celebration, Related by birth, Daisy-Head Mayzie, The computer wore Tennis shoes.

Later, he has done movies like The online Adventure of Ozzie the Elf, Rhapsody in Bloom, olive the other Reindeer, and The Simpsons’: America’s First family. Dan has worked on more than 29 films throughout his whole career. Some of his best and popular movies are Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Party Wagon, The world according to Simpsons, sands of Oblivion, The Jeff Garlin Program, and many more.

TV Shows

Dan Castellaneta has given his performances in More than forty-seven series. His first Debut was in the Series sesame street. He has Voice-Over in that series, later he acted On the series name Entertainment Tonight. He engaged in the series named The Oprah Winfrey Show from 1986-2011. Later we can see Dan Castellaneta acting in the L.A. Kaw.

Dan has worked on prestigious series such as Alf, The Tracy Ullman Show, married with children, The Simpsons: Tracey Ullam Shorts, Murphy Brown, The Simpsons, The Adventure of Dynamo Duck, Baghdad Cafe, wings, Dream On, Tale spin, Bobby’s world, Tiny Toon Adventure and many more.

His lifetime series was The Simpsons. The Simpsons is a series with many popular casts such as Tom Brady, Betty White, Seth Green, Ellen DeGeneres including popular singers like Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, and more.

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Awards and Nominations

Dan is a professional actor. This talented actor will win awards for his performances. He has won twelve prestigious awards such as Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice acting for the movie, Olive and the other reindeer. Dan also has won Outstanding Individual Achievement in the Field of Animation, Best Vocal ensemble In a TV special for the movie Hey Arnold, Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television series for Simpsons, and many more. He has been nominated for many awards including Best voice-over Performance, Performance in a comedy series, WGA award in Animation, and many more.


There are no such rumors about Dan Castellaneta’s relationship. He married a television Actress Deb Lacusta in the year 1987.

Net Worth

Dan’s while working on the Simpsons series was $40,000, and his net worth is $14 million according to 2021 January.