Who do you think is the most versatile cast member on The Simpsons, and why?
I included the cast members that play the most recurring characters, which is why Yeardley Smith (Lisa), Marcia Wallace (Mrs. Krabappel), Kelsey Grammer (Sideshow Bob), Joe Mantegna (Fat Tony), Jane Kaczmarek (Judge Constance Harm), Jan Hooks (Manjula), Jackie Mason (Rabbi Krustofski), Doris Grau (Lunchlady Doris), and other crucial cast members are absent.
I apologize in advance that I couldn’t include Phil Hartman, Albert Brooks, Jon Lovitz, Karl Wiedergott, Frank Welker, Chris Edgerly, Maurice LaMarche, JoAnn Harris, and Marcia Mitzman Gaven, among others. If I left your 1st pick, select “Other” and indicate which Simpsons cast member you think is the most versatile.
I narrowly voted Azaria over Shearer just because I think he does a slightly better job at finding both laughs and heart in the characters, but both tower above the rest of the cast.