|Born:|| Thomas James Kenny|
July 13, 1962 (age 51)
Syracuse, New York
|Credits:||Voice artist, actor, comedian, singer|
|Portrays:|| SpongeBob SquarePants|
Gary the Snail
Patchy the Pirate
Dirty Bubble (2010-) (after Charles Nelson Reilly's death in 2007)
|Years:||1999 - present|
Thomas James "Tom" Kenny (born July 13, 1962) is an American actor, singer, voice artist, and comedian, best known as the voice of SpongeBob in the franchise of the same name, as well as Gary, Harold SquarePants, and the French Narrator. He also voices Ice King in Adventure Time. In addition to voice acting, he has also portrayed some live-action characters, such as Patchy the Pirate, and live-action cameo appearances as himself.
List of live-action cameos
- Note: This does NOT include the Patchy the Pirate appearances.
- "Suds" - The guy taking a shower and used to help cure SpongeBob of the suds.
- "Neptune's Spatula" - The same guy taking a shower, but this time, he was frightened by King Neptune.
- "No Free Rides" (possibly) - Seen after the French Narrator got ran over by SpongeBob on the driving course.
- "Ugh" - As a choir member.
- Kenny appeared as Patchy the Pirate in one episode of Big Time Rush. The episode is "Big Time Beach Party," where he leads Carlos and Logan on a treasure hunt.
- Kenny also does the voice of the announcer at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards every year.
- He also voices Heffer Wolfe as well as many other voices from Rocko's Modern Life.
- Kenny first used the voice for SpongeBob for a minor female alligator character called Al on "Rocko's Modern Life". This is also the first time Kenny and Stephen Hillenburg worked together. Hillenburg wanted Kenny to use that voice for SpongeBob, so he showed him a clip of Al in "Rocko's Modern Life" to remind Kenny of the voice. He also voices Cupid on The Fairly OddParents.
- Kenny also voiced Dog and Cliff from another Nickelodeon TV show CatDog.
- SpongeBob SquarePants is the longest running Nicktoon, so Kenny is the most succesful voice actor on Nicktoons.
- Alongside that, Kenny was also famous for voicing the narrator and Mayor of Townsville from The Powerpuff Girls, Mumbo from Teen Titans, Slinkman and Scoutmaster Lumpus from Camp Lazlo, and Carl Chryniszzswics from Johnny Bravo (from 1999 to 2001). Kenny has many other roles from this.
- Kenny also voices Rabbit in Winnie the Pooh (2011 film), replacing Ken Sansom and taking over after Sansom's death in October 2012.
- As of February 22, 2013, SpongeBob has had a line in every episode (except Reef Blower, which had no dialogue at all), making Kenny the only voice actor to have a line in every episode (except Reef Blower).
- He is currently married to Jill Talley, who voices Karen.
- He is known for the voice of the Ice King on Cartoon Network's Adventure Time.
- Kenny is also known to be one of the long-running voice actors to voice Spyro in the Spyro the Dragon video game series. He voiced him in 3 games: Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage, Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon, and Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly.
- He also voiced Starscream in Transformers Animated, along with Isaac Sumdac, Wasp and some other bots.
- He also voiced as Gunter and Ice King in Adventure Time.