Phil Hartman was a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, comedian, graphic artist, and screenwriter who was best known for being a cast member on the NBC late-night sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1994 and for voicing the Air Conditioner in The Brave Little Toaster. He also voiced Troy McClure, Lionel Hutz, Evan Conover, and Lyle Lanley on the popular Fox animated series The Simpsons from 1991, until his death in 1998. He voiced Jiji in the 1998 Disney dub of Kiki's Delivery Service. It would turn out to be the last role that he ever got to play, which is why at the very end of the movie, the screen shows "In Memory of Phil Hartman 1948-1998".
His last name was originally Hartmann.