Homer Jay Simpson, Sr. is the spouse of Marge Simpson and the father of Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson and Maggie Simpson. Homer is overweight, lazy, and often ignorant to the world around him. Though Homer has many flaws he has shown great caring' love' and even bravery to those he cares about.

Homer works as a low level safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, in Sector 7G, although he is often incompetent and mostly sleeps on duty and eats the doughnuts that are provided. He spends a great deal of his time at Moe's Tavern with his lifelong friends Barney, Carl, Lenny, and bartender Moe. At his home, he can often be found sitting on the sofa mindlessly watching TV while snacking on food and drinking Duff. Homer is the only son of Abe and Mona.

Although Homer may be considered a bad father it is always Not intended. Homer tries to be good but usually fails. It is not all his fault. Homer's father was much worse then he was and Abe's abusive behavior caused Homer to be the way he is.

Homer may just be a normal man but he has had many great achievements and experiences in his life. He's won an academy award, been to space, and has saved Springfield more than once. He also may have some form of superhuman indurance as he's been seriously injured many times but survived. He is named after Matt Groening's father Homer Groening.