One of the very few aspects of The Simpsons which has managed to stay consistently funny. Homer is more or less a composite of Warner Brothers cartoons because he's the most slapstick-based, non-sequiter character from the show, which these days makes him about the only character still worth watching.
Everyone knows Homer Simpson. If I have to tell you about who he is you obviously weren't much of a Simpsons fan. I had to write a huge review explaining why Lisa is such a great asset to the show. I don't really have to do that for Homer. He has had an array of personalities. He's the main character of the series and often gets the most episodes (though in certain seasons Bart has been known to garner the most). … more
Homer Jay Simpson is a fictional main character in the animated television series The Simpsons and father of the eponymous family. He is voiced by Dan Castellaneta and first appeared on television, along with the rest of his family, in The Tracey Ullman Show short "Good Night" on April 19, 1987. Homer was created and designed by cartoonist Matt Groening while he was waiting in the lobby of James L. Brooks' office. Groening had been called to pitch a series of shorts based on Life in Hell but instead decided to create a new set of characters. He named the character after his father Homer Groening. After appearing on The Tracey Ullman Show for three years, the Simpson family got their own series on Fox, which debuted December 17, 1989.
Homer is the boorish father of the Simpson family. With his wife, Marge, he has three children: Bart, Lisa and Maggie. As the family's provider, he works at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. Homer embodies several American working class stereotypes: he is crude, overweight, incompetent, clumsy, lazy and ignorant; however, he is also fiercely devoted to his family. Despite the suburban blue-collar routine of his life, he has had a number of remarkable experiences.
In the shorts and earlier episodes, Castellaneta voiced Homer with a loose impression of Walter Matthau; however, during the second and third seasons of the half-hour show, Homer's voice evolved to become more robust, to allow the expression of a fuller range of emotions. ...