Claim to fame:
Canadian-American actor Phil Hartman is best known for his comedic roles on the late-night sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which he won an Emmy Award.
He also helped Paul Reubens create the character Pee-wee Herman and co-wrote the screenplay for the film Pee-wee's Big Adventure.
Where are they now?
Philip Edward Hartman was born on September 24, 1948, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. He grew up in Connecticut, later moving to California.
Around 1960, his family moved to Los Angeles, California, where Hartman attended Orville Wright Junior High School and Westchester High School. During his school days, he was known for being a class clown.
Hartman was murdered by his third wife, Brynn Omdahl, in 1998.