Abraham Simpson

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Abraham Jay "Abe" Simpson[1][2] (voiced by Dan Castellaneta), known simply as Grampa, is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. He is the patriarch of the Simpson family, the father of Homer Simpson, and the grandfather of Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson. In the 1000th issue of Entertainment Weekly, Abe was selected as the Grandpa for "The Perfect TV Family. His parents are revealed in the book, "The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album" to be Oreville Simpson and Yuma Hickman, who star briefly in Episode #3F20 "Much Apu About Nothing."[3]

Abe is a veteran of both World War I (by enlisting as a toddler) and World War II who was later sent to the Springfield Retirement Castle by Homer. He is known for his long, rambling stories and incompetence. He shares his name with Matt Groening's grandfather. However, Groening says he refused to name him, leaving it to other writers to choose a name. By coincidence, the writers chose the name Abraham.

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Role in The Simpsons

Abraham Simpson is the father to Homer Simpson, father-in-law to Marge Simpson and grandfather to siblings Bart, Lisa and Maggie. Abe has also fathered two illegitimate children; a daughter named Abbie by a British woman named Edwina while in England during World War II,[4] and Herbert Powell by a carnival prostitute.[5] Abe has an older brother named Cyrus, who lives in Tahiti and has multiple native wives.[6] He also has a younger brother named Chet, who owns an unsuccessful shrimp company.[7] Abe was briefly married to Amber, the same woman Homer married on a drinking binge in Las Vegas.[8] Abe has also been briefly married to Marge's sister, Selma Bouvier.[9], though Homer was against it.

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