'Simpsons' Actors Want More Money
Mar. 14, 1998
NEW YORK (AP) _ Dough! Homer Simpson wants more of it.
The actors who provide the voices on the long-running animated comedy hit ``The Simpsons'' are banding together to seek more money for their voiceovers, Daily Variety reported Friday.
They're adopting the all-for-one, one-for-all tactics once used by NBC's ``Friends'' to try and raise their salaries from an estimated $35,000 per episode to more than $100,000, Variety said.
Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer and Yeardley Smith provide the voices for the Fox cartoon.
Production begins this month for the 10th season, and a protracted holdout could delay it.
A spokeswoman for the show's production company, 20th Century Fox, would not comment on the talks.