Waits plays, what else, the leader of a kinda-cult.

The venerable Tom Waits lent his thunderstorm of a voice to a character on "The Simpsons." The episode called "Homer Goes to Prep School" airs Sunday. In it, Waits' character (which, it seems, is this gruff guy above) is a leader of a survivalist group, Springfield Preppers. Of course, the doomsayers lure the helpless Homer to their hideout on the outskirts of town. Then again... with a voice like that, Waits could probably Pied Piper me anywhere, too.