LATINOS WHO HAVE BEEN GUEST STARS (& VOICES) ON ‘THE SIMPSONS’
Home is where Springfield is. At least, it is for The Simpsons, but did you know many Latino notables have all voiced Simpsons characters? It’s true — see which of your favorites have made been given adult cartoon treatement.
Eva Longoria: While talking to TV Guide, Eva shared a few detalles surrounding her character on The Simpsons. “I play Isabel, a new student who is finally Lisa’s intellectual equal,” she said. “They become fast friends, and then things take a left turn when they realize they have different political views. This is a big stretch for me not only because it’s voice work, which I rarely do, but also [because] I’m playing a Republican and I’m obviously a Democrat.”
Tito Puente: Tito was a recurring guest star on The Simpsons, appearing as himself in “Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part One” in season six and “Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part Two” in season seven.
Jose Canseco: The former baseball star appeared as himself in “Homer at the Bat” in season three. According to commentary on the season three DVD, Jose disliked his original part in the episode and insisted it be rewritten.
Lea Michele: In true Glee fashion, Lea appeared on The Simpsons as Sarah — a singing summer camper who welcomes Lisa to her bunk with the song “Good Vibrations.”
Charo: The singer had a quick stint in season 13 in the episode “The Old Man and the Key.” Charo comes on screen in a red dress singing, “My name is Charo. I shake my maracas!”
Oscar de la Hoya: The Mexican boxing legend appeared as himself in “Treehouse of Horror XIV,” the first episode of the show’s 15thseason. Bart moves him into the Simpsons home after he and Millhouse stopped time.
Antonio Fargas: The 66-year-old actor played a character named Huggy Bear in season 17’s “Bart Has Two Mommies.”
Placido Domingo: Spanish Opera singer Placido guest starred as himself in “Homer of Seville.” Homer does some opera singing with Placido in this episode.
Cheech Marin: Comedian Cheech paid Springfield a visit as himself in season 22’s “A Midsummer’s Nice Dream.” The episode was a play on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Cheech & Chong movie Nice Dreams.
Andy Garcia: The Godfather star played a Publisher who Lisa submits her book to inThe Simpsons’ season 23 episode “The Book Job.”
Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima: Retired Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo is the only soccer player to ever appear on the show. He guest starred on the episode “Marge Gamer.”
Andrés Cantor: The legendary Argentine sportscaster pokes fun at himself in Season 25’s “You Don’t Have to Live Like a Referee.” The “GOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLL” guy over exaggerates almost every other word and it’s FUUUUUNNNNNYYYYY!
Los Lobos: The chicano rock band didn’t physically appear in Season 16’s “Thank God It’s Doomsday;” they were in Krusty Celebrity Salute to Specials where a tragic blimp accident claims their lives. The band also played their rendition of the end credits in said episode.
Frankie Muniz: Lisa finally meets her equal in Thelonious voiced by Frankie Muniz. In Season 12’s “Trilogy of Error,” Lisa meets Theolonious when she’s accidently dropped off at West Springfield Elementary by Krusty. The two outcasts find similarities in their admiration of architect Leoh Ming Pei and other nerdy qualities. Alas, their love isn’t for the now but for the later.
Linda Ronstadt: In Season 4’s classic “Mr. Plow” episode, Mexican American singerLinda Ronstadt dons a mariachi outfit in a TV commercial plugging Homer’s competitor, Plow King aka Barney.