Neil Affleck (born 1953) is a Canadian animator, director, and former actor. He has worked as an animator on and The Simpsons , and as an actor appeared in a leading role in the 1981 film Family Guy . He also directed cartoons such as My Bloody Valentine (33 episodes) and Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends (1 episode) for Mike the Knight Nick Jr. He animated six episodes of [1 ] , five episodes of Rocko's Modern Life and one episode of The Critic , Pearlie , and The Legend of Prince Valiant . Wayside Affleck won the Norman McLaren award for his animated film [2 ] Hands. [3 ]
Early life [ edit ]
Affleck was born in
Montreal, Canada in 1953. He is the son of the Canadian architect [4 ] Ray Affleck, who was one of the founder of the Montreal-based architectural firm, Arcop. [4 ]
Affleck started out as an actor, making appearances in films and TV shows, such as
, Wild Thing , Cross Country Murder By Phone, , Visiting Hours , Dirty Tricks , My Bloody Valentine , Scanners and Oh Heavenly Dog Will There Really Be a Morning?. My Bloody Valentine was his most prominent role, but the film was poorly received. Andrew Dowler, for example, said that the writing, acting, and photography were terrible, flat and embarrassingly amateurish. [4 ] [5 ]
After struggling to become an actor in Toronto, Affleck moved to Los Angeles in the United States and decided to become an animator.
He had been mentored in animation by [4 ] Norman McLaren at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). As Affleck's visa was about to expire, a friend informed him that directors were being hired to work on [4 ] . The Simpsons Affleck worked on [4 ] The Simpsons from 1994 to 2007, animating 52 and directing seven episodes. [6 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Affleck is married and has one daughter.
He enjoys hockey. [4 ] [4 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
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