Saturday, May 28, 2011

"As an actor, I felt I couldn't compete. I wasn't as cute as the leading man; I wasn't as brilliant as Robin Williams". -Phil Hartman (1948-May 28, 1998)

  Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman best known for his deadpan antics and celebrity impersonations on Saturday Night Live.
Hartman signed on with SNL as a writer and actor in 1986 and stayed on as a regular with the show until 1994, winning a shared Emmy along the way.

On May 28, 1998, Hartman's wife, Brynn, shot Hartman to death while he was sleeping in their Encino, California, home. She shot herself shortly after, leaving behind a son and a daughter, Sean and Birgen.


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