NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Harry Shearer, the voice behind multiple characters on the long running animated television series "The Simpsons" has announced that he's exiting the show after 25 years due to a dispute with the producers.
Al Jean, the longtime executive producer of the show told the New York Times that Shearer had turned down a pay deal that the rest of the cast agreed to. However, Shearer tweeted that his decision to leave the show was not about money and noted that re-signing with the series would prevent him from doing other work.
Shearer voices several characters on the series, including next door neighbor Ned Flanders, rapacious billionaire Montgomery Burns and troubled school principle Seymour Skinner.
Jean said that the show would continue and the characters would be recast with new voice talent. Shearer has been with the show since 1989 and has appeared in 582 episodes. – Staff Writers