Tom Kenny Biography
Tom Kenny born as Thomas James Kenny is an American actor and voice artist. He is known for voicing the title character in the SpongeBob SquarePants TV series, video game and films. He had voiced many characters.
These characters including Heffer Wolfe in Rocko’s Modern Life; the Ice King in Adventure Time; the Narrator and Mayor in The Powerpuff Girls; Carl Chryniszzswics in Johnny Bravo; Dog in CatDog; and Spyro from the Spyro the Dragon video game series. His live-action work includes the comedy variety shows The Edge and Mr. Show. Kenny has won a Daytime Emmy Award and two Annie Awards for his voice work as SpongeBob SquarePants and the Ice King.
Tom Kenny Age
He was born on July 13, 1962, in East Syracuse, New York, United States. He is 56 years old as of 2018.
Tom Kenny And Jill Talley|Wife
Jil met Tom Kenny in 1992 while working on The Edge. The started dating and they got married in 1995. The couple is blessed with two children, Mack born 1997 and Nora born August 2003. The couple has collaborated on HBO’s Mr. Show and SpongeBob SquarePants, they also both appeared in the music video for “Tonight, Tonight” by The Smashing Pumpkins.
Tom Kenny Stephen Hillenburg
Kenny met marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg, who was a creative director in the show’s fourth season. Hillenburg drew a square sponge that he thought was funny and decided that he had found his character. in 1996 the Rocko’s Modern Life was a cancellation, Hillenburg began developing the concept and hired former Rocko crew members.
To voice the character of SpongeBob, then Hillenburg approached Kenny. Hillenburg chose the name SpongeBob and used the name SquarePants as a family name that “had a nice ring to it”. The series debuted on May 1, 1999, on Nickelodeon and became a commercial success in 2000. In the second season, Kenny voiced other characters on the show including Gary the snail, the French narrator SpongeBob’s father Harold SquarePants, and his live-action portrayal of Patchy the Pirate.
Tom Kenny Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $16 million dollars.
Voices|Tom Kenny Spongebob
He voices in the SpongeBob SquarePants TV, Video games and films. He had voiced in Heffer Wolfe, Rocko’s Modern Life, Ice King in time to adventure, the Narrator and Mayor in The Powerpuff Girls, and Spyro from the Spyro the Dragon video game series.
Tom Kenny Rick And Morty
He voices in several characters on Rick and Monty. in Meeseeks and Destroys, Bad Cop and King Jellybean
Tom Kenny Dead
Tom is still alive has not died.
Tom Kenny Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts is a video game cast and crew credits, it includes actors, actresses, and directors it is voiced by Tom Kenny.
Tom Kenny Adventure Time
He has voiced the Ice King in Adventure Time video game series.
Tom Kenny Futurama
This is a list of guest stars who debuted on Futurama, an animated comedy created by Matt Groening. Like Groening’s other animated show, The Simpsons, Futurama features a large number of celebrity guests contributing their voices to the show, whether as themselves or as fictional characters. This list does not include those celebrities whose voices were impersonated. Due to the futuristic setting of the show, the majority of the guest stars playing themselves are actually playing their own disembodied heads in a jar.
Guest stars are listed in chronological order by episode. Each episode’s guest stars are listed in alphabetical order. People who guest star in multiple episodes are listed for each separate episode they appear in; as such if they play multiple roles in one episode these will be listed together.
Tom Kenny Transformers
He plays some roles in the Transformers Animated TV show. A few of the characters he voices in this series are Starscream and his clones, Isaac Sumdac and Waspinator. Kenny has also voiced several characters on the animated show Xiaolin Showdown, as well as the Autobots Skids and Wheelie in the live-action Transformers film series. On Dilbert, Kenny voiced Ratbert, Asok, Dilbert’s shower, and some minor characters.
Tom Kenny Paradise Pd
Paradise PD is an American adult animation comedy it was created by Waco O’Guin and Roger Black that debuted on August 31, 2018, on Netflix. The series stars are Tom Kenny, Dana Snyder, Cedric Yarbrough, David Herman, Sarah Chalke, and Kyle Kinane. On October 30, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had renewed the series for a second season.
Tom Kenny Spyro
In video games, Kenny is best known as the voice of Spyro the Dragon, he replaced the voice actor Carlos Alazraqui. He first voiced Spyro in 2: Ripto’s Rage!, and continued to voice the character up until Spyro: A Hero’s Tail, he was then replaced by Jess Harnell. He also voiced another character in the series, Sgt. James Byrd, in Spyro, Year of the Dragon. He reprised both roles in Spyro Reignited Trilogy, a collection of modern remakes of the original Spyro trilogy.
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Tom Kenny,The Voice of SpongeBob Talks to Us! Gahahahahahahaha! (INTERVIEW)
It’s rarely a compliment to posit that an artist has a face for radio, a phrase coined in 1952 by snarky Broadway entertainment columnist Earl Wilson, the implication being that a performer lacks the facial aesthetics to succeed on the strength of beauty alone. While most audiences worldwide may be unfamiliar with the face of Tom Kenny, it’s not because it’s an ugly one; he’s just too damned busy being the voice in our heads – lending his talents to more than 200 films, TV shows, and animated projects including, most famously SpongeBob Squarepants – to plaster his mug all over the collective consciousness.
Today, at 52, the modern-day Mel Blanc is simultaneously giving voice to eight or nine different projects, having recently wrapped The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, the second big-screen installment of the sassy, surreal, long-running hit Nickelodeon series. (The first SpongeBob movie in 2004 grossed more than $140-million at the global box office.) While the agile-sighted may recall Kenny’s live-action work from the late, great HBO sketch comedy series, Mr. Show, as well as several films directed by Kenny’s friend Bobcat Goldthwait, Kenny refers to himself as “a professional chameleon. Not only don’t most people know my face, but a lot of them don’t realize I’m not only the voice of whatever character I do that they most love, but a dozen other ones too. I kind of like that.”
As Sponge Out of Water hits theaters today, we talked with the man behind one of Hollywood’s most beloved sea creatures.
Looking over your IMDB page, you may very well have the longest resume of any man in show business.
Well, thank you very much! (Laughs) Really? I mean, that’s kind of cool, isn’t it? I think I kind of get off on that. But you know, there’s this guy named Frank Welker, who was the original voice of Fred on Scooby-Doo, and I think his might be longer. He definitely has the most movie credits of anybody. He did all the gremlins in the Gremlins movies. In Out of Africa, when the baby elephant gets shot in the head, that’s Frank. (Laughs) Crazy resume! He still works pretty often, but he’s very reclusive. He’s like the J.D. Salinger of Cartoon Voices.
That’s some epitaph!
Frank is this very gentle, quiet guy who likes to make weird sounds.
Going back to your resume, you’ve done so many beloved voices – Jimmy Neutron, CatDog, Fairly Oddparents, Powerpuff Girls, Winnie the Pooh. And, interestingly, a lot of these characters are the color yellow.
Yeah, but they didn’t give me Bart or Homer Simpson. I don’t have those yellow guys!
Still, when people think about the voices in their heads, a lot of them may first consider Siri on their iPhones, but for anyone with children, it’s got to be Tom Kenny.
Yeah. I get that a lot. A lot of the shows I’ve done, they’re not even in production anymore, but they still air on television all the time, so my voice is coming at people from every direction. With SpongeBob alone, I think you can hear me talking to you probably, like, 24 hours a day. That show has just been the anchor of my career, you know. How many jobs last 15 years anymore? How many things in the world at all last 15 years anymore? It’s shocking to me that we’ve been able to keep the ball in the air that many years. I think we’re still doing really, really great work, and the audiences around the world still seem to be really into what we’re doing. We’re all pinching ourselves every single day.
On the one hand, as long as people keep having babies, there will always be an audience for SpongeBob.
Some people actually leave our show on for their kids while they go upstairs to make another kid! “Hey, we’ve got 11-minutes here, honey. Let’s go!”
How big is the love you get from fans around the world? I would imagine only the real die-hard fans know what you actually look like.
There are a few of those die-hard fans, that’s for sure. It’s such a pleasant thing to be a part of. People in their 20s and 30s will come up to me sometimes and it’s, like, “Dude, thanks for being the soundtrack to my childhood.” Sometimes there are tears. Sometimes there are hugs. Everyone gets a good, happy childhood or a really unpleasant childhood, right? If you had a happy childhood, then SpongeBob was probably, if you’re of a certain age, some warm, fuzzy part of it, and if you had a terrible childhood, then SpongeBob might have been some kind of escape for you. Either way, I think there are a lot of positive associations with this character.
It’s been more than a decade since the last SpongeBob movie. That’s a long layover, and that David Hasselhoff guy from the first movie, he’s become kind of a big deal.
Yep. In Germany. (Laughs) No, I’m kidding. I see him around sometimes, and he’s always, like, “So when are we gonna do another one?” He’s so great. On the new SpongeBob movie, we had to “settle” for Antonio Banderas. Again, I’m kidding. With Antonio Banderas, you’re never settling. He’s amazing in this movie. He’s our villain, Burger-Beard the Pirate.
Maybe you didn’t hear this movie’s kind of crazy. Very weird. Very bizarre. It’s a little bit Willy Wonka and a little bit Neverending Story or Labyrinth, that whole wacky, dark, bizarre, thing. Here’s a better description for you: Mad Max meets Back to the Future meets Guardians of the Galaxy and Hot Tub Time Machine. But with SpongeBob Squarepants as the hero.
You’ve just confused the hell out of every parent in the country.
Oh, I forgot to tell you about the hand puppet! There’s a very cool, old school hand puppet in the film, which is pretty darn cool. (Laughs) I’ve been to a couple of screenings of the movie and there have been, like, small children there and then there have been grandparents and everyone in between, and they all seem to be having a really good time.
So why wait so long to do another film?
I think the feeling was that we didn’t have a story that warranted the extra screen time. There’s no point in just doing a triple-length TV episode. This movie is a crazy mash-up of 2D animation, 3D animation, CGI, live-action, and – don’t forget! – the hand puppet. When people see it, they will not be saying, “Oh, man, this is just a really long episode of the TV show.” It’s not that.
You grew up in Syracuse, New York, and your first performances were as a stand-up comedian. How did that work prepare you for the voiceover work you do today?
The things you get good at as a stand-up are being in the moment, being able to think quickly on your feet, going off-book, improvising. In that kind of arena, dive bars, and comedy clubs, at least the ones I was playing, you cannot afford to stick to what you’ve prepared because it might not be working. If it’s not working and you’ve got eight-minutes on that stage, those eight-minutes can seem like an eternity if you can’t reinvent right there on the spot. You have to be able to ad-lib and riff. I think I got pretty good at that, and that’s a skill-set that’s served me well in the work I do today. Also, when I was doing stand-up, I was doing a lot of characters, so I’m still kind of doing today what I used to do a long time ago. I’m just, you know, getting paid for it now! (Laughs)
At 52, it’s very clear that you’ve found your voice – or your voices. What suggestions might you make to the rest of us, who are still struggling to find our voices?
One thing that I like about working with actors and voice actors and writers and animators is that they all have this sense of playfulness and a sense of childlike wonder. They grew up playing with action figures and telling stories in their heads and making stuff up and, somehow, they’ve been able to keep doing that as grown-ups. I mean, the ones who are making a living at playing also are incredibly competent, efficient, capable human beings. They have to deliver a product at the end of the day, if they expect to be rewarded for their efforts. But I guess the suggestion is: Get down on the floor and play with your toys. Don’t forget what it was like to be a child. Don’t be afraid to play.
Any idea what you’ll be when you grow up?
I’ll let you know when I do. If I do!