These included appearances on The Smurfs, Challenge of the Go Bots, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, and voicing characters Henry Mitchell and George Wilson on Dennis the Menace."As an actor, I felt I couldn't compete.
I wasn't as cute as the leading man; I wasn't as brilliant as Robin Williams.
One of Hartman's more famous sketches as Clinton saw the president visit a Mc Donald's restaurant and explain his policies by eating other customers' food.
Hartman joined the comedy group The Groundlings in 1975 and there helped comedian Paul Reubens develop his character Pee-wee Herman.Philip Edward Hartmann (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998), better known as Phil Hartman, was a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter and graphic artist.Born in Brantford, Ontario, Hartman and his family moved to the United States in 1958.However, according to a biography on Hartman's life entitled You Might Remember Me: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman written by Mike Thomas, author and staff writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, the nickname was created by SNL cast member and Hartman's frequent on-screen collaborator Jan Hooks.Michaels also added that Hartman was "the least appreciated" cast member by commentators outside the show, and praised his ability "to do five or six parts in a show where you're playing support or you're doing remarkable character work".