Harry Shearer, voice of Ned Flanders and Mr Burns, set to leave The Simpsons
Harry Shearer, the comic and actor who provides the voices for numerous iconic characters, appears to be leaving the show.
“The Simpsons” was recently renewed for two more seasons. However, over the weekend, TMZ reported that Shearer had not yet signed a new contract and was negotiating over back-end and merchandising.
Along with the characters of Mr. Burns and Ned Flanders, Shearer provided the voices of Principal Seymour Skinner, Smithers, news anchor Kent Brockman, the Schwarzenegger-esque action hero Rainier Wolfcastle and more. His role in 2013’s “Four Regrettings and a Funeral” episode even won him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Voiceover Performance.
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