Entertainment 'The Simpsons' has replaced Hank Azaria with Alex Désert as the voice of Carl
The Simpsons bring on black actor Alex Desert to voice Carl Carlson
Producers on Fox's long-running animated series The Simpsons announced today who will voice one of the show's longest-running black characters, with Alex Desert voicing Carl CarsonAlex Desert (Swingers, High Fidelity) has come aboard to voice Carl Carlson, one of Homer Simpson's longtime co-workers at the Springfield Power Plant.
The team behind The Simpsons are following through on theiron the show — with Alex Désert replacing Hank Azaria as Carl.
Désert provided the voice for the power plant employee in the opening episode of season 32,reports, though it isn’t clear whether he will now be the permanent actor.
Hank Azaria will no longer voice Carl Carlson in The Simpsons
Hank Azaria will no longer voice Homer Simpson's African American co-worker Carl Carlson in 'The Simpsons' and has been replaced in the role by Alex Desert.The 56-year-old actor has been replaced in the role of Homer Simpson's African American workmate at the nuclear power plant by Alex Desert, who will voice the character for the first time in the Season 32 premiere which airs on Sunday (27.09.20).
The star is known for his roles in Better Things and The Flash and is an experienced voice artist, including as Nick Fury in Disney XD series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Carl was one of several characters voiced by long-time cast member Azaria, who also controversially provided the vocals for Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.
He will continue to voice white characters, including barman Moe, hapless cop Chief Wiggum and Comic Book Guy.
That performance was criticised in the 2017 documentary The Problem with Apu and again came in for discussion during aearlier this year.
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The Simpsons made the decision to jettison white actors from Black characters at around the same time that Mike Henry announced he would no longer play Cleveland in Family Guy.
In terms of The Simpsons, other characters affected by this decision include Apu and Dr Hibbert, with the latter previously voiced by Harry Shearer.
Shearer — who also voices Ned Flanders, Mr Burns and various other characters — said he was unsure about the decision to change the approach to casting people of colour.
, he said: “I have a very simple belief about acting.
“The job of the actor is to play someone who they are not. That’s the gig, that’s the job description.”
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