Stern, who is the younger brother of the wonderful character actor, Daniel Stern, got his start in television writing for The Wonder Years.
Other than Apu, Azaria has also voiced the Simpsons characters of Black police officer Lou and the Mexican-American Bumblebee Man. Harry Shearer has played Dr. Hibbert, who is Black.
The season four episode shows Asian characters sneezing, spreading some sort of virus, and Homer and other characters getting affected by this very virus.
Azaria has been the thickly accented caricatured voice of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, manager of the show’s Kwik-E-Mart convenience store, for 30 years.
The first episode of 30th season features a glimpse of 'Jewish heaven.'