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Thomas James "Tom" Kenny
Tom Kenny
General Information
Birth: Thomas James Kenny
July 13, 1962 (age 52)
Syracuse, New York
Gender: Male
Series Information
Credits: Voice artist, actor, comedian, singer
Portrays: SpongeBob SquarePants
Gary
Harold SquarePants
French Narrator
Patchy the Pirate
SpongeBuck SquarePants
Dirty Bubble (2010-) (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, singer, voice artist, 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. 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.

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

    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 fake deaths on Twitter.
  • Alongside that, Kenny was also famous for voicing the narrator and Mayor of Townsville from The Powerpuff Girls, Mumbo from Teen TitansSlinkman 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 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.
  • 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 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.

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Cast and Crew (VTE)

Cast
Bill FagerbakkeCarolyn LawrenceClancy BrownDee Bradley BakerDoug LawrenceJill TalleyJoe WhyteLori AlanMary Jo CatlettRodger BumpassSirena IrwinTom KennyGuest stars

Crew
Andrea RomanoCasey AlexanderSteven BanksClint BondLuke BrookshierPeter BurnsNate CashNick CrossCatherine SimmondsMarc CeccarelliMarco CinelloZeus CervasCarson KuglerSherm CohenMike RothMike BellKazKris WimberlySean DempseyWalt DohrnPhilip HarrisTim ParsonsDave CunninghamDani MichaeliDerek DrymonDerek L'estrangeDerek IversenDavid FainDan PovenmireDoug LawrenceSteve FontiC.H. GreenblattGregor F. NarholzJim WiseTim HillStephen HillenburgSyd DaleSeamus WalshKent OsborneKaren HeathwoodTom KingTed SekoTodd WhiteThaddeus Paul CouldronChris ReccardiCaleb MeurerChuck KleinKyle McCullochPhilip HarrisBruce HellerEduardo AcostaEdgar LarrazabalLarry LeichliterHeather MartinezOctavio RodriguezBlake LemonsJay LenderJack PendarvisFred MillerGreg MillerChris MitchellMark O'HareMarcelo SouzaMonica TomovaMonica DavilaMaureen MascarinaMerriwether WilliamsMark CaballeroAndrew OvertoomAndrew GoodmanRichard PurselJanice TolentinoWilliam ReissRobertryan CoryJim SchumannIan GrahamSean CharmatzGarrett HoRob RosenJohn MagnessEric ShawAlan SmartAaron SpringerPaul TibbittEban SchletterEnnio Torresan, Jr.Tuck TuckerTeale Reon WangFrank WeissBrad VandergriftVincent WallerFrank WelkerErik WieseTom YasumiVirginia Hawes

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