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Thomas James "Tom" Kenny
Tom Kenny
General Information
Birth: Thomas James Kenny
July 13, 1962 (age 54)
Syracuse, New York
Gender: Male
Series Information
Credits: Actor, voice actor, voice director, comedian
Portrays: SpongeBob SquarePants
Gary
Harold SquarePants
French Narrator
Patchy the Pirate
SpongeBuck SquarePants
Dirty Bubble (2010–present) (after Charles Nelson Reilly's death in 2007)
Years: 1999–present
List of episode credits

Thomas James "Tom" Kenny (born July 13, 1962) is an American actor, voice actor and comedian, best known as the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants in the franchise of the same name, as well as Gary, Harold SquarePants, the French Narrator, and some other characters in the show. He was born in Syracuse, New York in 1962. 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. In SpongeBob, he has said at least one line in each episode, except for the episode "Reef Blower," which has no dialogue. He has voiced numerous characters in cartoons.

For the resumption of Season 9 in 2015, he will have a new role as voice director, as well as his normal voice acting duties.[1]

List of live-action cameos

Note: This list does not include the Patchy the Pirate appearances.

Trivia

  • 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.
    LA Animation Festival - Tom Kenny and Nylon Pink

    Tom Kenny with Nylon Pink

  • 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 CatDog.
  • Kenny also voices Peepers on Wander Over Yonder.
  • Kenny also voiced ValHallen and Douglas from Dexter's Laboratory.
  • Kenny also voiced Peter Cottontail, Junior, and Antoine in the 2005 direct-to-video film, Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants is the longest running Nicktoon, which makes Kenny the most successful voice actor on Nicktoons.
  • Kenny also voices many minor roles in the movie "Happily Never After".
  • It's noted by Tom Kenny in interviews that he had rumors of him being dead on Twitter.
  • Alongside that, Kenny was also famous for voicing the narrator and Mayor of Townsville in the original The Powerpuff Girls series and the 2016 reboot, Mumbo Jumbo from Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go!, 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 July 15, 2016, SpongeBob 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 nearly every episode (minus "Reef Blower").
  • He is currently married to Jill Talley, who voices Karen.
  • 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.
    • Also, in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage, Kenny also voiced the Electrolls (Inhabitants of the level "Hurricos"), And they sound very similar to SpongeBob. He also voiced Han "Chuck" Solo in the Angry Birds Star Wars Cinematic Trailer. Han's laugh also sounds similar to SpongeBob.
  • He also voiced Starscream in Transformers Animated, along with Isaac Sumdac, Wasp and some other bots.
  • He also voices Gunter and the Ice King from the show, Adventure Time.
  • He is the voice of Sumo from Clarence.
  • To produce SpongeBob's trademark laugh, Kenny pats his throat while saying "ah."
  • He voices Stink Bomb from the Skylanders games starting with Swap Force.
  • He is the voice of Flain from Mixels.
  • He is the voice of Plastic Man from Batman: the Brave and the Bold.
  • His birthday is one day before SpongeBob's on July 14.
  • He is the voice of Hank, Tom's roommate in the animated series Talking Tom and Friends.
  • "Mall Girl Pearl" is only episode where Tom Kenny voices SpongeBob once (due to that character only having one line in the episode).
  • He also voices Leo Callisto in Miles from Tomorrowland.
  • Kenny also voiced SwaySway's Father on Breadwinners.
  • He also voices Eduardo on Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends.

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Cast and Crew (VTE)

Cast
Bill FagerbakkeCarolyn LawrenceClancy BrownDee Bradley BakerDoug LawrenceDennis QuaidFrank WelkerJill TalleyJoe WhyteGrey DeLisleLori AlanMary Jo CatlettRodger BumpassSirena IrwinTom KennyMark FiteGuest stars

Crew
Aaron SpringerAdam FayAdam PaloianAlan SmartAndrea RomanoAndrew GoodmanAndrew OvertoomBlake LemonsBob CampBob JacquesBrad VandergriftBrian MoranteBrice MallierBruce HellerCaleb MeurerCarson KuglerCasey AlexanderCatherine SimmondsC.H. GreenblattCharlie BeanChris AllisonChris HeadrickChris MitchellChris ReccardiChuck KleinClare O'KaneClint Bond Jr.Dave CunninghamDavid FainDani MichaeliDan PovenmireDaniel DominguezDerek DrymonDerek IversenDerek L'estrangeDoug LawrenceEban SchletterEdgar LarrazábalEduardo AcostaEnnio Torresan, Jr.Eric FilipkowskiEric ShawErik WieseFrank WeissFred MillerFred OsmondGarrett HoGreg MillerGregor F. NarholzHeather MartinezHowie PerryIan GrahamIIya SkorupskyJack PendarvisJanice TolentinoJay LenderJim SchumannJoe LissJoe WierengaJohn MagnessJohn TrabbicJosh AndroskyKaren HeathwoodKazKent OsborneKris WimberlyKurt SnyderKyle McCullochLarry LeFrancisLarry LeichliterLeonard RobinsonLloyd AhlquistLuke BrookshierLynne NaylorMarc CeccarelliMarcelo SouzaMarco CinelloMark CaballeroMark O'HareMaureen MascarinaMerriwether WilliamsMike MitchellMike RothMike BellMonica DavilaMonica TomovaNate CashNick CrossNick JenningsOctavio RodriguezPaul TibbittPeter BennettPeter BurnsPeter ShukoffPhilip HarrisRichard PurselRobertryan CoryRob RosenRobert DressRyan KramerSam HendersonSolomon GeorgioSeamus WalshSaeid ZameniateniSean CharmatzSean DempseySherm CohenShellie O'BrienStephen HerczegStephen HillenburgSteve FontiSteven BanksSyd DaleThaddeus Paul CouldronTim HillTim ParsonsTeale Reon WangTed SekoTodd WhiteTom KingTom YasumiTuck TuckerVincent WallerVirginia HawesWalt DohrnWilliam ReissZeus Cervas

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