|Hair||None, formerly Brown|
|Occupation||Nuclear Safety Inspector|
Former Technical Supervisor
|Relatives||Wife: Marge Simpson|
Children: Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson, Maggie Simpson
|First Appearance||Good Night|
|Voiced By||Dan Castellaneta|
Homer Jay Simpson (born April 19, 1956) is the main protagonist of the series. He is the spouse of Marge Simpson and father of Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson, and Maggie Simpson. Homer is overweight (said to be ~240 pounds), lazy, and often ignorant to the world around him. Although Homer has many flaws, he has shown to have great caring, love, and even bravery to those he cares about and, sometimes, even others he doesn't. He serves as the main protagonist of both the TV series and the 2007 film adaptation.
Homer works as a low-level safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant in Sector 7G, although he is often incompetent and negligent towards his duty. He spends a great deal of his time at Moe's Tavern with his lifelong friends Barney, Carl, Lenny, and the bartender Moe. At his home, he can often be found sitting on the couch mindlessly watching TV while snacking on food and drinking Duff. Homer is also the only son of Abe and Mona. When Homer gets provoked, he strangles Bart for pressuring him. Even though he hates Patty and Selma, he played as Selma’s husband in order for her to adopt Ling. As a result of this, Homer is the legal adoptive father of Ling Bouvier.
Homer may just be a normal man, but he has had many great achievements and experiences in his life. He has won a Grammy, an Academy Award, a Pulitzer Prize, been to space, and has saved Springfield many times.
Homer is named after Matt Groening's late father, Homer Groening. In a series of interviews in 1990, Groening reportedly stated that he named the character after the Homer Simpson in The Day Of the Locust, a 1939 novel by Nathanael West, according to Planet Simpson, but neither explanation is considered definitive.