Assange to be guest star on "The Simpsons"

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange waves legal papers as he leaves Britain's High Court Thursday Dec. 16, 2010 in London, England. (AP Photo/Peter Macdiarmid, Pool)

January 31, 2012 10:18:59 AM PST
The creator of Wikileaks is set to play himself on an episode of "The Simpsons."

Julian Assange will have a brief role playing a neighbor of the family -- after the move out of Springfield to a remote area. Assange recorded his lines remotely from Britain where he's under house arrest while he appeals his extradition to Sweden to face sexual assault charges.

Assange was heavily criticized in 2010 when Wikileaks published thousands of leaked diplomatic cables that embarrassed the U.S. and some of its allies.