Phil Hartman

Phil was a beloved member of The Groundlings from 1975 to 1986. His production of Olympic Trials: A Chick Hazzard Mystery, in which he starred as detective Chick Hazzard, was chosen to represent The Groundlings in the 1984 LA Theatre Olympics. Phil co-wrote 1985’s Pee Wee’s Big Adventure with fellow Groundling Paul Reubens and portrayed Captain Carl in the original Pee Wee Herman Show and on Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Phil is perhaps best known for his eight-year stint on Saturday Night Live, his character voices on The Simpsons, and as a cast member of News Radio. Phil was taken from us, much too soon, in 1998. The Groundlings Theatre was dedicated to his memory in 1999. He is missed.