09.26.2020

Simpsons Hire Black Actor To Play Carl Carlson Replacing Hank Azaria

Simpsons Hire Black Actor To Play Carl Carlson Replacing Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria has been replaced as the voice of Carl Carlson in The Simpsons after three decades in the role, with Black actor Alex Désert stepping in to take over. 

Azaria, a White actor known for his roles in Friends and Free Agents, has brought to life a number of Simpsons characters over the years, including Chief Wiggum, Moe Szyslak, Carl Carlson and Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.

Earlier this year, The Simpsons announced it would no longer be using White actors to voice Black characters like Carl and Dr. Julius M. Hibbert, though it was not revealed who would take over the roles.

Dr. Hibbert was previously voiced by Harry Shearer, who also voices Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Principal Skinner and Ned Flanders.

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