File:PhilHartman.jpg Phillip Edward Hartman (September 24, 1948 - May 28, 1998) was an actor, singer, comedian, and former logo designer, known for his role as Troy McClure on The Simpsons, and also voiced Lionel Hutz. In the early hours of May 28, 1998, Hartman was having a peaceful sleep, but it wasn't that peaceful when his own wife, Brynn, shot Hartman in the head and shot herself later on.