Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman

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Updated On September 27, 2022
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Phil Hartman was famously known as a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and also graphic designer. Phil Hartman was prominently known for his eccentric sense of humor and satirical comedy. Know more about the famous personality’s professional and personal life.

Early Life

Phil’s birth name was Philip Edward Hartmann. He was born on September 24, 1948. His birthplace is Brantford, Ontario, Canada. At present, he is 49 years old.

Based on his date of birth, his horoscope sign is Libra. Moreover, he belongs to American-Canadian nationality whereas his ethnicity is unavailable.

Additionally, the name of his parents is Doris Marguerite (née Wardell) and Rupert Loebig Hartmann as the fourth of their eight children. His father used to be a building material salesman.

He, with his family, shifted to the US in 1958. Briefly, the family lived in Connecticut before settling in California.

As siblings, he had five sisters. They are Mary, Sara, Nancy, Martha, and Jane. Not only this, he had two brothers as well. They are John and Paul Andrew. Initially, he studied at Westchester High School.

Later on, he attended Santa Monica City College. However, he dropped out in 1969. Therefore, he then could join the road crew of a rock band. To get s degree in graphic arts, he went back to school at California State University in 1972.

Personal Life

In total, he had married three times. At first. he married his first wife, Gretchen, Lewis in 1970. Nevertheless,  they officially got divorced in 1972. In 1982, he married his second wife, Lisa Strain 1982.

In 1985,  they got divorced. Also, he had no children from his first two marriages.

Phil Hartman and Brynn Hartman

Caption: Phil Hartman with his third wife, Brynn Hartman (Source: NY Daily News)

In 1986, the met former model and aspiring actress Brynn Omdahl was on a blind date. And they married each other in November 1987. Because of Brynn’s depression and chronic drug use, the relationship was tumultuous.

After some time, Brynn gave birth to a son, Sean Edward in 1989. Moreover, she also gave birth to Bergen Anika in 1992.

Body Measurement

Talking about his body measurement, he was 5 feet and 8 inches. On the other hand,  his weight was 65 kg. His eyes were blue. And, he had brown hair.

However, other body measurements such as his hip size, chest size, biceps size, shoe size, and dress size are unavailable through any source of information.

Professional Life and Career

After completing his graduation, he could become a successful entrepreneur. Then, he ran his own graphic designing business. While running the business, he developed the cover art of over 40 albums for bands as Poco and America and the logo for Crosby, Stills & Nash.

During the phase of his early career, he started to attend evening comedy classes run by the California-based improvisational comedy group, The Groundling.  The early phase of his career remained to form the years 1975 to 1985.

After a year, he got involved in Saturday Night Live. He worked in the show for almost 8 years and ended in 1994.

Side by side, he worked in NewsRadio from the year 1995 till 1998. He could be one of the stars of the NBC sitcom NewsRadio. In 1991, he got involved in The Simpsons. After seven years, he worked in the series till 1998.

He used to provide the voices for numerous characters in the series.

Phil Hartman Career

Caption: Phil Hartman during a film shooting (Source: Celebrity Net Worth)

Besides, he also has worked on the movies such as GreedyConeheadsSgt. BilkoSo I Married an Axe MurdererCB4Jingle All the WayKiki’s Delivery Service, and Small Soldiers.

Likewise, he gave his appearances on the episodes of  The John Larroquette ShowThe Dana Carvey Show3rd Rock from the Sun, and the HBO TV film The Second Civil War.


In the year 1989, Phil won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program for ‘Saturday Night Live’ as part of the show’s writing staff.

Surprisingly, his Television Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard. Furthermore, the ceremony was held on August 26, 2014. Surprisingly, he was also posthumously inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.


On the evening of May 28, 1998, Hartman quarreled with his wife. They used to have many problems in their married relationship. They had a heated argument that night. Brynn then shot him two times.

Later, she confessed the killing with her two friends. Woefully, she locked herself in the bedroom and committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot.

The main reason for Hartman’s death was due to domestic discord between the couple. There were many marital problems between them for a long time.

According to some sources Brynn, his wife used to have problems controlling her anger. Some others also say that they used to be a happy couple as well.

Social Media

Furthermore,  Hartman did not seem to be active on social media platforms. He did not own any official and verified account on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This is because, during that time, the use of the internet and social media was not much popular.

Net worth

Based on some latest research, the estimated net worth of Phil Hartman was around $3 million at the time of his death. However, other details such as his annual salary, personal belongings, and other endorsements are not available through any sources of information.

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