Désert played Captain Julio Mendez on The Flash and Donte on Better Things. Alex Désert has just been announced as the new voice of Carl Carlson on The Simpsons, previously voiced by white actor Hank Azaria.This comes after the show announced in … Lady Gaga wears dove brooch as symbol of peace on Inauguration Day, Lil Wayne thanks Donald Trump for pardon, releases new song, Drake delays 'Certified Lover Boy' album release after surgery, 'Celebrating America': Katy Perry, Jon Bon Jovi rock inauguration special, 'Bachelorette' couple Clare Crawley, Dale Moss split up. White actors in other animated series, including Mike Henry of Family Guy and Jenny Slate of Big Mouth, have also stopped voicing characters of color. The Simpsons bring on black actor Alex Desert to voice Carl Carlson replacing Hank Azaria. There is no indication that Desert is becoming a permanent fixture on the cast, or if he will voice multiple characters on the show. In the season premiere of Fox’s long-running animated comedy, Carl is voiced by Alex Désert, who takes over the role from Hank Azaria. Alex Désert will take over the role of Carl Carlson in the long-running show's season premiere. See y'all Sunday! Désert reacted to his casting Thursday on Instagram. Replacing Hank: Desert replaces Hank Azaria as Carl Carson in at least the Season 32 premiere of The Simpsons, which debuts Sunday, September 27 on Fox. The Hollywood Reporter said it is unclear if Désert, who is Black, will continue to voice Carl, a Black character, in future episodes. "Man, Alex Désert really did a great job voicing Carl Carlson!," one person tweeted in response. Other animated shows have had white actors step down from voicing diverse roles, like Mike Henry stepping down from voicing Cleveland Brown on Family Guy, Alison Brie stepping away from Vietnamese-American writer Diane Nguyen on BoJack Horseman and Kristen Bell as Molly on Apple TV Plus' Central Park. 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Hank steps down: Azaria also revealed in January that he would no longer voice the Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, though it has not been confirmed who will replace him. Producers on Fox's long-running animated series The Simpsons announced in June that they will no longer have white actors voicing black characters, though today it's been revealed who will voice one of the show's longest-running black characters. Azaria said on The Late Show in April that he was stepping down from the role of Apu. The Season 32 premiere, entitled Undercover Burns, features power plant owner Montgomery Burns going undercover (voiced by David Harbour) at his own plant as 'Fred' to see how his own employees think of him, including Carl. He made his debut in the Season 32 premiere … Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. “The Simpsons” has found its new Carl Carlson. Nearly 40M people watched the inauguration ceremony across the six major news outlets - more than a million more than for the 2017 event, So much for unity! Under fire: The Simpsons is one of several animated shows that has come under fire in recent months, with several white actors stepping down from voicing characters of color. The Simpsons producers said in June that the show "will no longer have White actors voice non-White characters.". So much for unity! Twitter accused of double standards after it belatedly suspends Iran's Supreme Leader’s account after he posted image of drone targeting Trump-lookalike in revenge for Soleimani strike. The Simpsons is one of several animated shows that has come under fire in recent months, with several white actors stepping down from voicing characters of color. 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No- year. The Simpsons is following through on its pledge … ), How many more pounds is Adele going to lose? Another black character on The Simpsons, is seen in the Season 32 premiere, though he does not speak, who has traditionally been voiced by Azaria as well and may be voiced by Desert or another black actor under this new initiative. Alex Désert made his debut on The Simpsons last night, replacing Hank Azaria in the role of Homer’s black friend and colleague, Carl Carlson. The Simpsons season 32 kicks off this Sunday, September 27th, and it will feature The Flash actor Alex Désert as the voice of Carl Carlson. "We are very pleased to welcome Alex Désert, playing Carl in the Simpsons season premiere," The Simpsons said in a statement. 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But will they ban him permanently like the president? Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Alex Désert will voice Carl Carlson in The Simpsons Season 32 premiere. Kevin Michael Richardson (American Dad) has come aboard in recent years to voice several black characters, though there is no indication if more black voice actors will be brought aboard. Alex Désert (born July 18, 1968) is an American actor and musician known for his roles in the TV series The Flash, The Heights with Jamie Walters, Becker with Ted Danson, and Boy Meets World, as well as the voice of Nick Fury for The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. According to Deadline, Désert will play Carl in "Undercover Burns," The Simpsons' Season 32 premiere, which is scheduled to air this Sunday, Sept. 27. "This has been a rough week. Alex Désert (pronounced Dez-air) (born July 18, 1968) is the new and current voice actor of Carl Carlson and Lou. This is happening. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. The Simpsons has recast the role of Carl Carlson with actor Alex Désert taking over from Hank Azaria. The Simpsons has found the new voice of Carl Carlson in actor Alex Désert. Alex Désert will appear in the show from Sunday 32 premier. Black actor Alex Déser will replace Hank Azaria for being the voice of Carl. There was even a 2017 documentary entitled The Problem With Apu by comedian/filmmaker Hari Kondabolu, where other South Asian actors like Aziz Ansari, Kal Penn and Maulik Pancholy discuss who Apu impacted their lives. Desert replaces Azaria as Carl Carson in at least the Season 32 premiere of The Simpsons, which debuts Sunday, September 27 on Fox. Sunday not only marked the premiere of the 32nd season of The Simpsons, but it also marked the debut of Alex Désert as the voice of Carl Carlson.Carl, who is … Emily Raver-Lampman will now play Molly in Season 2 of Central Park, and BoJack Horseman has already ended its run on Netflix. He voiced characters in the animated series Mr. Pickles and Spider-Man. Jenny Slate also stepped down as Missy on Netflix's Big Mouth, who will now be voiced by Ayo Edebiri. Carl voice: Producers on Fox's long-running animated series The Simpsons announced in June that they will no longer have white actors voicing black characters, though today it's been revealed who will voice one of the show's longest-running Black characters, Voice actor: Alex Desert (Swingers, High Fidelity) has come aboard to voice Carl Carlson, one of Homer Simpson's longtime co-workers at the Springfield Power Plant. In the episode, Carl Carlson — Homer Simpson’s nuclear plant co-worker, and best friend to Lenny Leonard — is now voiced by actor Alex Désert (“Better Things”). While Harry Shearer voiced Carl in his very first appearance in the Season 1 episode Homer's Night Out, Hank Azaria, a white voice actor like Shearer, has voiced Carl ever since. Alex Desert (Swingers, High Fidelity) has come aboard to voice Carl Carlson, one of Homer Simpson's longtime co-workers at the Springfield Power Plant. Copyright © 2021 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Singer, 32, and her charity CEO husband Simon Konecki, 46,... New York Times 'cancels editor's contract' after she tweeted she had 'chills' watching Biden land at Joint... GOP congressman tries to bring a GUN onto the floor of the House but is turned away by police after he set... National Guard are allowed back inside the Capitol after 5,000 were forced to take their breaks in parking... Elon Musk to offer $100 MILLION prize for best carbon capture technology as newly-inaugurated US President... Biden beats Trump again! The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. The Simpsons fans discover Homer's real age from a... Twitter takes 17 HOURS to act over Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's 'assassination threat' to... Joe Biden will sign executive orders to lay groundwork for $15 minimum wage for federal workers, boost food... Elegance coach reveals the clothes that make you look 'common' and turn off 'classy' men - including... How many more pounds is Adele going to lose? What is up you guys?? Tragic last photo of Harry Brant, 24, taken on the day he died from a prescription drugs overdose, is posted... Queen and Kate Middleton have a 'fantastic relationship' and monarch is is 'preparing a surprise' to honour... No lockdown haircut here! Nearly 40million people watched the inauguration ceremony across the six major news... Joe and Jill Biden were left awkwardly standing in the cold outside White House on Inauguration Day when... Joe Biden promises a 'wartime effort' to beat Covid as he unveils plan for a million vaccinations a day -... 'It's a liberating feeling to let the science speak!' There is a slight change in the plan for the new season of the Simpsons. Published: 20:42 EST, 24 September 2020 | Updated: 05:11 EST, 25 September 2020. Published: 20:42 EST, 24 September 2020 | … Azaria also revealed in January that he would no longer voice the Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, though it has not been confirmed who will replace him. And then... Yup. Azaria, who is White, voiced Carl and other characters of color on the series, including the South Asian character Apu. 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Actor Alex Désert is to replace Hank Azaria as the voice of Homer's workmate Carl Carlson in the first episode of the new season of The Simpsons. The news follows criticism of whitewashed casting in animated series. #thesimpsons #CarlCarlson," he wrote. Carl Carlson is Homer’s workmate in the show. The Simpsons Recasts Carl Carlson for Season 32 Opener News Hank Azaria will no longer be splitting atoms at the nuclear plant as Alex Désert punches in … A post shared by Alex Désert (@alexdesertwashere) on May 7, 2020 at 12:15pm PDT Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Alex Désert will voice Carl Carlson in The Simpsons Season 32 premiere. More specifically, Homer’s co-worker Carl Carlson — formerly voiced by longtime cast member Hank Azaria — will now be voiced by Alex Désert (pictured right), TVLine has confirmed. When all of the employees start to befriend 'Fred,' Mr. Burns starts improving the plant's amenities, which doesn't sit well with his longtime right-hand man Smithers. This is not the actor's first voice role, as he is also known for providing the voice of Nick Fury in the animated series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, amongst others. Variety reported Thursday that Désert, 52, will replace The Simpsons creator Hank Azaria as the voice of Carl in the episode, which airs Sunday on Fox. The resemblance is uncanny! Joe Biden will sign executive orders to lay groundwork for $15 minimum wage for federal workers, boost food stamps and increase COVID aid, Elegance coach reveals the clothes that make you look 'common' and turn off 'classy' men - including leggings, skinny jeans and T-SHIRTS (so, how does YOUR wardrobe measure up? Here is a voice comparison to the voice of Carl Carlson on The Simpsons throughout the years. Published: 20:42 EST, 25 September 2020 now be voiced by Ayo Edebiri Park, and Horseman. 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