Principal Skinner

fictional character from The Simpsons franchise
(Redirected from Seymour Skinner)

Principal W. Seymour Skinner[1] (born Armin Tamzarian)[2] is a fictional character on the long running TV show The Simpsons. His voice is performed by Harry Shearer. He is the principal of Springfield Elemantary School.

The Simpsons character
Seymour Skinner
JobPrincipal of Springfield Elementary School
Voice actorHarry Shearer (Current)
First appearance
"Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"



He was named after the behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner.

Role in The Simpsons


Skinner was a sergeant in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and now he is the principal of Springfield Elementary School. He has developed a love-hate relationship with Bart Simpson.


  1. Oakley, Bill (2005). Commentary for the episode "Who Shot Mr. Burns (Part One)". The Simpsons: The Complete Sixth Season (DVD). 20th Century Fox.
  2. "The Principal and the Pauper". The Simpsons Episode Guide. Archived from the original on 2007-07-08. Retrieved 2007-08-04.)

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