Homer Jay Simpson is the father of the eponymous family in Springfield. He is an overweight, lazy, and ignorant individual, but is strongly devoted to his wife and children. His behavior is often absurd, selfish, dangerous, clumsy, idiotic, and insensitive. Despite this and his below average intelligence, he has shown moments of great intellect, and can be a caring parent and husband at times.
Homer Simpson was born as the third child of Abraham Simpson, and the first (and only) child of Mona Simpson on May 12, 1960 and is said to be 39. Homer attended Springfield High School and fell in love with Marge Bouvier in 1974. After high school, Homer and Marge bought an apartment at Springfield Place.
Homer and Marge have three children. In 1982, Marge became pregnant with Bart. Two years after Bart was born, Marge became pregnant with Lisa. She finally became pregnant with their third child Maggie in 1992.
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 donuts provided. He spends a great deal of his time at Moe's Tavern with his lifelong friends Barney, Carl, Lenny and bartender Moe. At home he can often be found sitting on the sofa mindlessly watching TV while snacking on food and drinking Duff beer.