Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Date Of Birth: Jul 13, 1962
Birth Place: East Syracuse, New York, USA

Popularity: 24th All Time, 40th This Week

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Trivia & Fun Facts:

Favorite Roles: Spongebob (Spongebob SquarePants), Ice King (Adventure Time)

Husband of Jill Talley

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Credits On BTVA: 1339 Roles from 251 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]
Additional Voice Credits on BTVA: 5

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Shaun Ince
said at 9:18 PM on Fri Nov 25 2016
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Damn Tom Kenny is raking in the roles. Over 1300 hundred credits!! I know the update to the PPG page helped push him up the rankings. Anyway congrats Tom.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 4:19 PM on Sat Nov 5 2016
I met him at Alamo City Comic Con this past Saturday! He liked my impressions, and was surprised to learn that he has over 1,100 credits and that I remembered when he was on "Fun Day Night at the Movies" on TCM!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:25 PM on Sun Aug 28 2016
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I've never seen anyone upload a video of it, but I distinctly remember that about 7 years ago (2009), there was an episode of The View where they talked about SpongeBob and how it was running for 10 years, and Tom Kenny happened to be in the audience.

They asked him what the secret to the show's success is, and he said something along the lines of, "creating an iconic, lovable character who is easily likable and relateable to a wide variety of audiences, and lots of underwear jokes."
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 3:20 PM on Fri Nov 25 2016
@NCZ Oh my God... 2009 was 7 years ago...
said at 9:29 PM on Wed Jul 13 2016
Happy Birthday Tom Kenny and congrats on reaching 1,000+ roles.
said at 5:21 PM on Wed Jul 13 2016
Happy Birthday Tom! One of my all-time favorite voice actors!!! While he's most known for Spongebob, he's played such a wide array of characters over the years. Whether they be a total goofball, or creepy as hell!
said at 5:06 PM on Wed Jul 13 2016
The funny thing is that he got 1000 roles almost in time for his birthday
said at 4:30 PM on Wed Jul 13 2016
Happy Birthday Mr. Kenny!
said at 3:52 PM on Wed Jul 13 2016
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Happy Birthday!! Here's ur present! (Gets hit on head with it) ur welcome
said at 1:52 PM on Wed Jul 13 2016
My Top 10 Favorite Voices of Tom Kenny:

1) Spongebob Squarepants (Spongebob Squarepants)
2) Ice King (Adventure Time)
3) Gary (Spongebob Squarepants)
4) Mayor of Townsville (The Powerpuff Girls)
5) Jake Spidermonkey (My Gym Partner's A Monkey)
6) Raimundo Pedrosa (Xiaolin Showdown)
7) Cupid (The Fairly Oddparents)
8) The Dirty Bubble (Spongebob Squarepants)
9) Jellyfish (Spongebob Squarepants)
10) Harold Squarepants (Spongebob Squarepants)
said at 1:42 PM on Wed Jul 13 2016
Happy Birthday Tom Kenny! And Happy Birthday Spongebob! I've always been a Fan of yours long when I was little! Hope you keep going!
said at 1:38 PM on Wed Jul 13 2016
Happy birthday, and congrats on 1K credits!
said at 1:04 PM on Wed Jul 13 2016
Happy birthday Tom! And congrats on 1000 credits!
said at 12:32 PM on Wed Jul 13 2016
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One of my all-time favorite voice actors!
Happy 54th birthday to the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, Gary, Eduardo, Dog, Rabbit, the Mayor of Townsville, the Townsville Narrator, the Ice King, Heffer Wolfe, Scoutmaster Lumpus, Slinkman, and the Penguin :)
said at 11:40 AM on Wed Jul 13 2016
Happy birthday, Tom.
said at 9:24 AM on Wed Jul 13 2016
Happy birthday!
Shaun Ince
said at 9:15 AM on Wed Jul 13 2016
Happy Birthday Tom Kenny.
said at 7:29 AM on Wed Jul 13 2016
Happy Birthday Tom Kenny!
said at 7:10 AM on Wed Jul 13 2016
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Happy Birthday, Tom Kenny! He was a big part of my childhood thanks to his performance as SpongeBob and narrator for the original Powerpuff Girls and of course SpongeBob Squarepants; speaking of SB, he's also a hilarious Patchy the Pirate. My other all-time favorite Kenny roles include Ice King, Raimundo Pedrosa, Algonquin C. Lumpus, Slinkman, Plastic Man, the Mayor of Townsville, Spyro the Dragon, Knightbrace, Mumbo Jumbo, Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot, Jake Spidermonkey, and Heffer Wolfe. Oh, so many credits! Prolific doesn't even do this VA justice.

On a side note, Tom and his wife Jill Talley starred in the music video made for The Smashing Pumpkins' "Tonight, Tonight". How's that for retroactive recognition?
said at 4:19 AM on Wed Jul 13 2016
Happy birthday 🎂 I love you're cartoon character's voices I wanna do them too
said at 1:40 AM on Wed Jul 13 2016
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Happy 54th birthday Tom Kenny!
Toon Angel
said at 9:26 PM on Tue Jul 12 2016
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Awesome job Tom Kenny for reaching 1000 roles! You're awesome! This guy does an excellent job voicing Spongebob! Yeah!!!!!! ^_^
said at 8:15 AM on Tue Jul 12 2016
Congratulations, Tom! You are officially the new Mel Blanc!
said at 4:14 AM on Tue Jul 12 2016
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On time percentage: 1000%
said at 9:54 PM on Mon Jul 11 2016
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Congrats on reaching over 1000 roles Tom!!
Shaun Ince
said at 8:18 AM on Mon Jul 11 2016
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Congratulations Spongebob. You did it. You finally reached the big 1000 credit milestone.
said at 6:48 AM on Mon Jul 11 2016
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Congrats on reaching 1000 roles Tom Kenny.
said at 3:55 AM on Mon Jul 11 2016
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CONGRATS, Tom Kenny, on reaching over 1000 roles on this site!!!!!!!1
said at 11:37 PM on Sun Jul 10 2016
I wish there was a way you can look at what characters were added to the page instead of having every role in order
said at 8:20 PM on Mon Jul 4 2016
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He is LITERALLY at 1000 roles!
said at 6:22 PM on Sun Aug 2 2015
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Thank you for making my childhood so awesome with all of your fantastic voice acting, and thank you for continuing to enhance my life. Seriously, you're that great!
said at 2:46 PM on Mon Jul 13 2015
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happy birthday, SpongeBob (I love u Tom Kenny and you're exactly the same age as my mom)
said at 12:15 PM on Mon Jul 13 2015
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Happy Birthday Tom Kenny!

You were and still are one of my all-time favourite VA's, ever since I was a kid, Spongebob Squarepants was one of my favourite cartoons growing up and still is (okay season 1 to 3 only but still). The fact that not only he was Spongebob but also Gary, Mr. Squarepants, The French Narrator and even Patchy The Pirate in live action, that's pretty awesome.

Of course he has had so many great roles in so many other greats shows including The Mayor of Townsville and the Narrator on The Powerpuff Girls, Starscream and his Clones, Issac Sumdac, Jetfire, Scrapper, Waspinator, Rattletrap and the Tutor Bot on Transformers Animated, Ice King and Gunther on Adventure Time, Zilius Zox and Anti-Monitor on Green Lantern The Animated Series, Mumbo Jumbo and Fixit on Teen Titans, The Penguin on The Batman, Plastic Man on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Doctor Octopus, Wizard and Impossible Man in the Loebverse Marvel cartoons, Iron Man, Captain America and MODOK on Superhero Squad Show Nute Gunray and Greedo in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Scoutmaster Lumpus and Slinkman on Camp Lazlo, Eduardo on Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, Yancy Fry on Futurama, Dog and Cliff on CatDog, Valhallen on Dexter's Laboratory, Carl Chryniszzwics on Johnny Bravo, Heffer Wolfe on Rocko's Modern Life, Raimundo, Hannibal Roy Bean and Grand Master Dashi on Xiaolin Showdown, Nightstrike on Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Dr. Tyler Rockwell in TMNT, Benjamin Bright on IGPX and Spyro the Dragon.

I also like his takes on Rabbit, Bullwinkle, Boo Boo Bear and Funky Phantom.

I know it's been brought up here before but I really do feel people always underestimate his range and the kind of characters he can play just because he's Spongebob. His darker roles are very impressive and I hope he gets opportunities to voice more characters like that. Of course he's wonderful playing wacky characters too.
said at 5:09 AM on Wed Jul 13 2016
I actually rather enjoyed his performance as Ummite in The Laws of Universe, again while I thought the movie was just meh, it was great to hear Tom in an new anime dub. the first time he's been in one in over a decade and his performance as Ummite was actually pretty hilarious. I think the character is one of the better aspects of the movie, so it's not hard to see why he got a nomination for this years BTVA anime awards. It'd be nice to hear him in more anime.....if possible. He tends to be very entertaining when cast in anime.

I also really like his performance as Sumo in Clarence.

and finally Congrats on reaching over a thousand voice credits just a few days before your 54th Birthday.

Happy Birthday Tom Kenny!
said at 10:33 AM on Mon Jul 13 2015
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Happy Birthday Tom Kenny.

He was a huge part of my childhood years while watching "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "The Powerpuff Girls" on saturday mornings. His roles as Spongebob, Gary, The Mayor of Townsville, and the Narrator on all two series have been an delight to listen. :)

I also enjoy his other voice roles such as Dog (CatDog), Heffer Wolfe, (Rocko's Modern Life), Eduardo (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends), Mumbo Jumbo (Teen Titans), Scout Master Lumpus and Slinkman (Camp Lazlo), Raimundo (Xiaolin Showdown), Knightbrace (KND), The Ice King (Adventure Time), and Commander Peepers (Wander over Yonder).

So Happy Birthday for 20+ years of voice over work, Mr. Kenny.

''Three cheers on your birthday, Tom "Spongebob" Kenny! Three cheers for you!''
Shaun Ince
said at 9:04 AM on Mon Jul 13 2015
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Happy Birthday Tom "Spongebob" Kenny.
said at 6:14 AM on Mon Jul 13 2015
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Happy Birthday Spongebob, Gary, Heffer Wolfe, Spyro the Dragon, Professor, Valhallen, Carl Chryniszzwics, Dog from Catdog, Mayor of Townsville, Snake, Arturo, Yancy Fry Jr, Harold SquarePants, Cupid, Chester, Knightbrace, Common Cold, Mr. Wink, Mumbo Jumbo, Raimundo Pedrosa,Hannibal Roy Bean, Eduardo, Penguin from The Batman, Dr. Two-Brains, Starscream and his clones from Transformers Animated, Ice King, Rocka, Zilius Zox, Commander Peepers, Sumo, and Nightstrike.
said at 9:58 PM on Sun Jul 5 2015
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The male Tara Strong, in other words awesome.
said at 8:39 PM on Tue Feb 3 2015
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He did an interview with Preston and Steve earlier today!! They discussed the upcoming movie, how David Hasselhoff looks the same after 11 years, and how Antonio Banderas is pretty much talking to no one while filming (obviously). They also taking about how big of an impact the show has left over the years, as well as the driving question, "We're they actually swearing while recording the episode, Sailor Mouth (which happens to be Tom Kenny's favorite episode, as well as Preston and Steve's)?!! While Tom didn't answer it outright, he did mention Stephen Hillenburg saying something along the lines of, "just say what you want, we'll edit it later". While I was disappointed they didn't mention any of his other roles while talking to him, they did mention his early on camera roles on Mr. Show and Shakes the Clown afterwards. Either way, this got me out of bed early!!!
said at 4:58 PM on Sun Jan 18 2015
Although I like Heffer as well.
said at 4:57 PM on Sun Jan 18 2015
My favourite likable yellow character of his has to be Slinkman.
said at 10:30 AM on Wed Sep 3 2014
Congradulations Tom, you are right up there with Tara Strong and the like.
said at 6:26 PM on Tue Sep 2 2014
Congrats to Tom for getting over 600 voice roles!
said at 8:38 PM on Sun Jul 13 2014
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Happy Birthday Tom!!! He was a huge part of my childhood, being in practically every cartoon known to man. I love him as SpongeBob, Ice King, Mayor of Townsville, Raimundo, Eduardo, Spyro, Spider-Man, Mumbo Jumbo, Iron Man, Penguin, Captain America, Lumpus, Slinkman, Doctor Octopus, Anti-Monitor(from the little I heard at least, he sounds awesome), among MANY others!!!!
said at 12:41 PM on Sun Jul 13 2014
Happy Birthday to Tom Kenny.
said at 12:34 PM on Sun Jul 13 2014
Happy birthday Tom!
said at 10:03 AM on Sun Jul 13 2014
Happy birthday, Tom.

He's got a great range, with roles like Spongebob, Spyro, Whirlwind, Ice King and Zilius Zox.
said at 8:25 AM on Sun Jul 13 2014
Happy Birthday to the iconic voice of Spongebob, as well as Ice King, Spyro, Raimundo, Mayor of Townsville, etc.
said at 2:41 AM on Sun Jul 13 2014
Happy birthday Tom. Keep on voicing SpongeBob now until it ends.
said at 7:26 PM on Tue May 6 2014
he was also the best for voicing Spyro the Dragon! ;)
said at 8:52 PM on Sun Apr 20 2014
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While I like the Ice King the most out of all his roles, I think Dr. Octopus deserves a mention. I didn't he think he could pull it off, but he did! I love how creepy and sinister he makes him sound, I'm glad he's voicing him more often!
Spider RedNight
said at 3:48 PM on Fri Jan 31 2014
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Hnnnng I can't really pick between Ice King and Spyro. I just LOVE Tom as Spyro
said at 1:11 PM on Wed Jan 8 2014
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Zilius Zox needs more love here.
said at 1:46 PM on Sat Jan 11 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight For sure.
said at 3:10 PM on Sun Oct 27 2013
I had to choose between Starscream and Ice King for my favorite role of his...
said at 11:39 AM on Wed Jan 8 2014
@BlankSlate Eduardo seriously needs more love here.
said at 8:51 AM on Mon Oct 14 2013
He's a great voice actor that really makes me laugh.
said at 12:44 AM on Sat Jul 13 2013
Happy Birthday Tom! :)
said at 12:05 AM on Sat Jul 13 2013
said at 12:29 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
Tom is the best voice actor there is
said at 11:54 AM on Wed Mar 27 2013
I'm ready.
said at 1:44 AM on Sat Feb 23 2013
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It's amazing how many people underestimate him.
said at 5:12 AM on Wed Oct 23 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I think it's because he's got such a distinctive voice.
said at 10:07 PM on Thu Feb 21 2013
Holy...he's done a LOT!
said at 10:01 PM on Mon Nov 26 2012
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said at 12:36 PM on Wed Nov 7 2012
tom kenny is my fav voice acter well after zendaya
said at 2:44 AM on Tue Jun 18 2013
She isn't really much of a voice actor though
said at 12:18 PM on Wed Nov 7 2012
I have to admit, Tom Kenny is a pretty good voice actor.
said at 2:05 PM on Fri Jul 13 2012
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Happy Birthday Tom!
said at 3:04 PM on Fri Jul 6 2012
He does Rabbit from Winnie-the-pooh and the ice king too? Wow. Always loved Rabbit's voice.
said at 5:15 PM on Fri Feb 10 2012
Hope he does more with Funky Phantom.
said at 10:07 AM on Thu Nov 24 2011
Wow that Juggernaut sample was cool. Wish he did more voices like that one. I could never tell that was him from that voice!
said at 3:56 AM on Thu Nov 17 2011
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Tigger and Rabbit are also Cat and Dog!! I always love it when Jim Cummings and Tom Kenny perform together.
said at 10:24 PM on Thu Oct 13 2011
Hey, Tom.
Nice work on Dickie and Rabbit. They were cute. :D
said at 10:22 AM on Wed Sep 21 2011
He did an amazing Penguin and Plastic Man.
said at 10:44 AM on Thu Sep 15 2011
I'll always remember him for Wayne Cramp and Spongebob. Couldn't believe he did so many other roles.
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