Harvey Fierstein

American actor and playwright

Harvey Forbes Fierstein (born June 6, 1952) is an American actor and playwright. He is known for playing his voice role as Yao in the 1998 animated movie Mulan. He won two Tony Awards and two Drama Desk Awards.

Fierstein in September 2009

Fierstein was born on June 6, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York.[1] He was raised Jewish,[2] but he is an atheist.[3] Fierstein is openly gay.[4] He now lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Fierstein is an activist for Gay Rights as supporter for the Democratic Party.[5]

Filmography change

Film change

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Garbo Talks Bernie Whitlock
The Times of Harvey Milk Narrator Voice role
1988 Torch Song Trilogy Arnold Beckoff
1992 The Harvest Bob Lakin
1993 Mrs. Doubtfire Francis "Frank" Hillard
Bullets Over Broadway Sid Loomis
1995 Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde Yves DuBois
1996 The Celluloid Closet Himself Interview about LGBT movies
Independence Day Marty Gilbert
Everything Relative The Moyle
Elmo Saves Christmas Easter Bunny
1997 White Lies Art Hoarder
Kull the Conqueror Juba
Three Little Pigs The Big Bad Wolf Voice role (short film)
1998 Mulan Yao Voice role
Safe Men Leo
1999 Jump Dish Macense
2000 Playing Mona Lisa Bennett
Unreleased Kingdom of the Sun Huaca Voice role
2001 Vanilla Sky Bob Shelby
2002 Death to Smoochy Merv Green
2003 Duplex Kenneth
2004 Mulan II Yao Voice role
2006 Farce of the Penguins Sheila Voice role
2012 Foodfight! Fat Cat Burglar Voice role
2014 Russian Broadway Shut Down Book Writer Short film
2017 Animal Crackers Esmerelda Voice role
2019 The Little Mermaid: An Immersive Live-to-Film Concert Experience Ursula Voice role
2020 Disarm Hate Narrator Voice role (documentary)

Television change

Year Title Role Notes
1983 The Demon Murder Case Demon Voice role (television film)
1986 Miami Vice Benedict Episode: "The Fix"
Apology The Derelict Television film
1988 Tidy Endings Arthur Television film
1990 The Simpsons Karl Voice role (Episode: "Simpson and Delilah")
1991 ABC Afterschool Specials Andrew Episode: "In the Shadow of Love: A Teen AIDS Story"
1992 Cheers Mark Newberger Episode: "Rebecca's Lover... Not"
Murder, She Wrote Stan Hatter Episode: "The Dead File"
1994 Daddy's Girl Dennis Sinclair Series regular (3 episodes)
1997 The Larry Sanders Show Harvey Fierstein Episode: "The Matchmaker"
Fame L.A. Jeremy Pinter Episode: "Do or Die"
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Mrs. Leaperman Voice role (Episode: "Thumbelina")
1998 Ellen Himself Episode: "It's a Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay World!"
Hercules Argus Panoptes Voice role (Episode: "Hercules and the Bacchanal")
Stories from My Childhood Grambo Voice role (Episode: "Alice and the Mystery of the Third Planet")
1999 Double Platinum Gary Millstein Television film
1999 The Sissy Duckling Elmer Voice role (television film)
2000 Common Ground Don Television film
Behind the Music Himself Episode: "1984"
2004 Biography Himself Episode: "John Waters"
2004–07 Sesame Street Himself Recurring role (3 episodes)
2006 The Year Without a Santa Claus Heat Miser Television film
2008 Family Guy Tracy Voice role (Episode: "The Former Life of Brian")
2009 How I Met Your Mother Lily's smoking voice (voice) Episode: "Last Cigarette Ever"
2010 Nurse Jackie John Decker Episode: "Monkey Bits"
2011 The Good Wife Judge Francis Flamm Episode: "Feeding the Rat"
2012 Submissions Only Auditioner #5 Episode: "Another Interruption"
2013 Smash Himself Episode: "The Fallout"
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Himself Episode: "Harvey Fierstein & Kim Zolciak"
2014 Saturday Night Live! Himself Episode: "Bill Hader/Hozier"
2015 Family Guy Buster Keaton Voice role (Episode: "Stewie Is Enceinte")
The Wiz Live! Television special (teleplay writer)
2016 Hairspray Live! Edna Turnblad Television special (also teleplay writer)
2017 BoJack Horseman iOvulate bracelet Voice role (Episode: "Commence Fracking")
2018-2020 Big Mouth Jerome Voice role (Episode: "Guy Town", "Horrority House")
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Himself Episode: "Jane Curtin & Harvey Fierstein"
2019 The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance The Gourmand Recurring voice role (7 episodes)

Video games change

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Disney's Animated Storybook: Mulan Yao
Mulan Story Studio
2005 Kingdom Hearts II English version
2007 Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+

References change

  1. "Harvey Fierstein Biography". filmreference. 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  2. Mark J. Terrill (27 November 2003). "'Hairspray' drag queen to play Mrs. Claus at Macy's parade". USATODAY. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  3. McKinley, Jesse (2005-01-02). "Fierstein As Tevye: Sounds Crazy, No?". The New York Times. p. 2.5. I mean, I don't believe in God, I don't believe in heaven or hell, but I pray three or four times a day.
  4. "Harvey Fierstein". PBS.org. Broadway: The American Musical. Archived from the original on 2011-09-22. Retrieved 2009-01-18.
  5. "Harvey Fierstein political contributions". Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2009-03-21.

Other websites change