Danny Jacobs

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Danny Jacobs
Danny Jacobs
Born July 7, 1968 in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Notable Roles King Julien in The Penguins of Madagascar and Merry Madagascar
Notable Episodes
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Danny Jacobs is an American voice actor, best known for voicing King Julien in The Penguins of Madagascar and Merry Madagascar, replacing Sacha Baron Cohen.



Born in Detroit, Michigan, Jacobs is the sixth of seven children. Attending St. Matthew Elementary School and Bishop Gallagher High School, he then went on to business school at Wayne State University for 2 years. In 1988, he transferred to the University of Arizona and switched his major to musical theatre.

Since graduating from the University of Arizona, Jacobs has been acting in regional theaters across the country. He has established himself as a national voiceover talent with clients, such as Bissel, Blockbuster, Bud Light, Ford Dealers, GMAC, and KFC, among others. Jacobs is also a pro at impersonating Baron Cohen.

In 1993, Jacobs originated the role of Chico Fernández in Jeff Daniel's comedy "The Vast Difference" at the Purple Rose Theatre.

In 1996-97, Jacobs won acting awards in Michigan, Florida, and Wisconsin for his portrayal of Aram in Richard Kalinoski's "Beast on the Moon."

In 2003, Jacobs began touring the nation with "Triple Espresso: A Highly Caffeinated Comedy."

Now based in Los Angeles, he continues to work in film, television, and voiceover.


Starring Roles

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The West Wing Jules 4x11 - Holy Night December 11, 2002
NCIS: Los Angeles Colin Benson 2x21 - Rocket Man April 12, 2011
Grey's Anatomy ND Doctor 11x01 - I Must Have Lost It on the Wind September 25, 2014
Grey's Anatomy Doctor 11x05 - Only Mama Knows October 16, 2014

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Jacobs was nominated for the 2010 Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Television Production for playing King Julien in Merry Madagascar, but lost the award to Tom Kenny.