Tom Kenny

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Tom Kenny
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Birth name Thomas James Kenny
Born July 13, 1962 in East Syracuse, New York, USA
Notable Roles SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob SquarePants
Mr. Show with Bob and David: Himself/Various
Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends: Edaurdo
Rocko's Modern Life: Heffer Wolfe
Notable Episodes
Awards

Thomas James "Tom" Kenny is an American actor and comedian, best known for his long running role as the title character of SpongeBob SquarePants. Alongside voicing SpongeBob, he has voiced many other characters including Heffer Wolfe in Rocko's Modern Life, the Ice King in Adventure Time, and many more.

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Biography

Kenny was born in East Syracuse, New York to Theresa Bridget and Paul Austin Kenny. As a young child growing in the late 1960s and 70s, he loved drawing and collecting records. He went to Bishop Grimes High School, a Catholic high school located in Syracuse. He became friends with comedian Bobcat Goldthwait when Goldthwait got into trouble with one of the teachers, who had dragged him into Kenny's class. Both men remained friends through school and college. They later appeared in films directed by and starring Bobcat such as Shakey the Clown and World's Greatest Dad.

While working on the Nickelodeon series Rocko's Modern Life, Kenny met marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg, who was the creative director during the fourth season. Years before the airing of the show, Hillenburg made a comic book titled The Intertidal Zone in 1989, and a friend of his told him it would be a good idea to make an animated series based on it.

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Edge Cast Member 1992–1993 1
Rocko's Modern Life Heffer Wolfe / various characters 1993–1996 1 2 3 4
Dumb and Dumber Weenie 1995–1996 1
Mr. Show with Bob and David Himself 1995–1998 1 2 3 4
Dexter's Laboratory Val Hallen / Douglas E. Mordecai III / various characters 1996–2003 1 2 3 4
Johnny Bravo Carl Chryniszzswics 1997–2004 1 2 3 4
CatDog Dog / Cliff / various characters 1998–2005 1 2 3 4
Godzilla: The Series N.I.G.E.L 1998–2000 1 2
The Powerpuff Girls Narrator / Mayor 1998–2005 1 2 3 4 5 6
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants 1999–  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Xiaolin Showdown Raimundo Pedrosa 2003–2006 1 2 3
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Eduardo / various characters 2004–2009 1 2 3 4 5 6
Brandy & Mr. Whiskers Ed / various characters 2004–2006 1 2
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Gibson 2004–2006 1 2
Camp Lazlo Scoutmaster Algonquin C. Lumpus / Slinkman 2005–2008 1 2 3 4 5
My Gym Partner's a Monkey Jake Spidermonkey / Henry the Armadillo 2005–2008 1 2 3 4
Squirrel Boy Leon 2006–2008 1 2
Handy Manny Mr. Lopart / Pat 2006–2011 1 2 3
Class of 3000 Edward "Eddie" Phillip James Lawrence III 2006–2008 1 2
Out of Jimmy's Head Tux 2007–2008 1
Cosmic Quantum Ray Quantum Ray / Kronecker / Doctor Brainhead 2009–2010 1
Brickleberry Woody Johnson 2012–2015 1 2 3
Henry Hugglemonster Daddo Hugglemonster / Grando Hugglemonster 2013–2015 1 2
Clarence Ryan "Sumo" Sumozski 2014–present 1 2
Miles from Tomorrowland Leo Callisto 2015–present 1 2
The Powerpuff Girls (2016) Mayor / Narrator 2016–present 1

Recurring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Just Shoot Me Persky 1997–1999 1 2 3
Futurama Various characters 1999–2013 1 2 3 4 5 7 8
Mission Hill Wally Langford 1999–2002 1
The Fairly OddParents Cupid 2001–present 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
The Batman The Penguin 2004–2008 1 2 3 4 5
Rick and Morty Squanchy / Jon / Pencilvestyr / King Jellybean 2014–present 1 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) Dr. Tyler Rockwell 2015–present 3 4

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Brotherly Love Doug 1x13 - Remember March 11, 1996
Brotherly Love Lucien 2x23 - Mother's Day May 11, 1997
Unhappily Ever After A. Cyril Studebaker 5x02 - Feline Alright September 20, 1998
Roswell Barkeep 2x04 - Summer of '47 October 23, 2000
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Boo Boo 1x04 - Death by Chocolate July 14, 2002
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Spongebob Squarepants (voice) 7x08 - Bada-Ping! November 15, 2002
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Elroy/Boo Boo/Computer Voice 2x06 - Back to the Present May 16, 2004
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Top Cat/Choo Choo 3x10 - Mindless September 25, 2005

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Pat Sajak Show Show 53 March 24, 1989
The Pat Sajak Show Show 107 June 9, 1989
Late Night with David Letterman July 10, 1991
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 125 March 4, 1994
Late Night with Conan O'Brien September 4, 2002
Jimmy Kimmel Live! November 19, 2004
Jimmy Kimmel Live! May 9, 2005

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Annie Awards

(2 Nominations)

Trivia