Jess Harnell

Jess Harnell

Date Of Birth: Dec 23, 1963
Birth Place: Teaneck, New Jersey, USA

Popularity: 138th All Time, 122nd This Week

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Based the voice of Wakko Warner on Beatle Ringo Starr

Jess Harnell Voices

Credits On BTVA: 413 Roles from 210 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]
Additional Voice Credits on BTVA: 28

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said at 5:48 PM on Sun Jan 14 2018
It says on a web page he (Jess Harnell) played in Buffy, Angel and The Practice could you please tell me what Roll or voice he was in these shows, especially Buffy and Angel! I’ve been searching for 3 days and can’t find the info anywhere☹️
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said at 9:29 PM on Sun Jan 14 2018

I've seen every episode of Buffy and I don't remember him being in it... It could be possible he did some uncredited ADR work? Towards the end there were some voice-only roles that were uncredited.
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said at 8:08 AM on Sat Dec 23 2017
Happy Birthday Jess Harnell
said at 7:43 AM on Sat Dec 23 2017
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Happy Birthday Jess Harnell!

My top 10 favourite roles of his are:

1.) Wakko Warner (Animaniacs)
2.) Ironhide (Transformers)
3.) Barricade (Transformers)
4.) Texas (Motorcity)
5.) Impossible Man (Fantastic Four)
6.) Secret Squirrel (Super Secret Secret Squirrel)
7.) Joe Tabootie (ChalkZone)
8.) Crimson Dynamo (The Super Hero Squad Show)
9.) Nurse AJ (Up)
10.) Tosh (The Looney Tunes Show)

Oh man it was great to hear Jess Harnell return to the Transformers franchise earlier this year as Barricade. I honestly loved the voice he used for Barricade in The Last Knight way more than the first movie voice he used which was more of a growly monster voice. His Last Knight voice I felt despite sounding more like an accentless Ironhide, fits the character and the redesign rather well. It's a shame Barricade didn't have more lines (and got replaced by Frank Welker in his last few scenes, again) but it was a bit of a step in the right direction. I hope that if Barricade continues to appear in the series from this point on, it's this voice being used. Also his new Barricade voice sounds a lot like Fred Tatasciore and that's awesome.

*Fingers Crossed Barricade is in The Bumblebee Movie in some capacity*

I also have to say despite the Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movie being such an awful and cheap cash in, Jess gives one of the better performances in it as Grandpa Joe doing a really nice Jack Albertson impression.
said at 8:52 PM on Wed Nov 22 2017
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Jess is one talented voice actor he great as Impossible Man, Barricade, Secret Squirrel, Do-Wah Diddy, Fatso, Crash Bandicoot, Captain Leslie Hero, Ironhide, and Wakko Warner
#1 Voice Actor Fan
said at 12:27 PM on Sun Jul 9 2017
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one of the best Voice actors ever...
said at 7:40 PM on Fri Dec 23 2016
Happy birthday Wakko Warner
said at 7:39 PM on Fri Dec 23 2016
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Happ 53rd birthday Jess!
said at 5:29 PM on Fri Dec 23 2016
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Happy Birthday, Jess Harnell (aka Wooton Basset from Adventures in Oydssey [which isn't credited here!!! D:]) You have made my day so much, and I've grown up listening and hearing your voice - thanks for that, Jess!
said at 2:59 PM on Fri Dec 23 2016
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Happy Birthday Ironhide, Barricade, Tosh, Wakko, The Sing Beans, The Theater Manager, & The America's Funniest Home Videos Announcer!!!
said at 12:02 PM on Fri Dec 23 2016
Happy B-Day Jess Harnell!! My favorite va roles by him would be Wakko,Texas, Chief Pierre, Dr. Finkelstien (KH), Sewer Urchin, Joe Tabootie, Secret Squirrel, Ringo, Wang Newton, Louie/Manly Man and Cacofonix
said at 7:51 AM on Fri Dec 23 2016
Happy Birthday, Crash^+^
said at 7:36 AM on Fri Dec 23 2016
Happy birthday wakko and Cedric!
said at 6:23 AM on Fri Dec 23 2016
Happy Birthday Jess Harnell!
said at 5:59 AM on Fri Dec 23 2016
Happy Birthday, Jess Harnell! His range is just manifold. The first three roles I ever heard from him were Captain Hero, Secret Squirrel, and Jerry; not exactly in that order. My other favorite Harnell performances include Wakko Warner, Ironhide, Buzz Blister, Kung Pow, Lo-Lo the Air Elemental, Darth Maul, Eugene, Wendell, Saliva, Cedric, Tosh, Grim, and Piecemeal. Initially didn't find this guy's take on Crash Bandicoot to be that good, though he's been growing on me as of late.
HK-47 master
said at 6:49 PM on Fri Jan 22 2016
Has anyone else seen him do a Cartman impression?
said at 1:07 PM on Wed Dec 23 2015
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Happy Birthday Jess Harnell!

He's such a versatile and extremely underrated VA and is one amazing singer too!

I think my favourite role of his has to be Wakko Warner, it's a unique impression of Ringo Starr and his 50 States and Capital song is hilarious, memorable and very educational too!

A close runner up for second place would have to be Ironhide in the live-action Transformers movies, Ironhide was one of the few Transformers characters who I felt stood out from the background and had some personality as a aggressive, trigger-happy yet loyal follower and friend of Optimus Prime, but another major aspect was the voice. I really love the voice Jess gave to Ironhide, a deep British accent with a hint of Dirty Harry, it's such a departure from the classic southern Texan voice Ironhide had in G1 yet it worked perfectly. It's a shame what happened to Ironhide in DOTM and he still is sorely missed. I also would love it if Jess reprise as Ironhide but next time doing the classic Southern accent.

third favourite....Texas from the short-lived Motorcity, I only saw a few episode but from what I saw he was not only the funniest character but quite possibly one of the most awesome idiot characters ever!

I also loved his performances as Impossible Man, Crimson Dynamo, Secret Squirrel, Barricade, Joe Tabootie, Darth Maul, Tosh, Reuben, Nurse AJ and his voice over for America's Funniest Home Videos.
said at 5:11 AM on Fri Dec 23 2016
It would be pretty awesome if Jess did come back and reprised as Barricade for Transformers: The Last Knight. I know bringing back Ironhide is most likely out of the question.

It would have been cool to hear Jess's Barricade with more material and this could be a bit more of what he needs. Also any excuse for Jess to voice in Transformers is not a bad thing either.

Pretty cool he's also returned as the voice of Crash Bandicoot for the upcoming remasters.

Happy Birthday Jess Harnell!
said at 12:10 PM on Wed Dec 23 2015
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Happy Birthday to the guy who gave voice to Wakko Warner, Chilly, Secret Squirrel, and half the cast of Splash Mountain!
said at 6:17 AM on Wed Dec 23 2015
Happy Birthday Wakko, Secret Squirrel, Buzz Blister, Impossible Man, Gnome, Joe Tabootie, Jerry the Butler, Chef Pierre, Tosh, Captain Leslie Hero, Cedric, and Grim from The 7D.
said at 4:23 PM on Sun Sep 13 2015
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This guy is extremely talented; his Wakko doesn't sound a thing like Captain Hero.
said at 9:28 AM on Tue Dec 23 2014
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Happy birthday Jess.
said at 3:30 PM on Mon Oct 27 2014
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Awesome voice actor!
said at 11:47 PM on Wed Mar 5 2014
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Huh... I thought he based Wakko on John Lennon? Either way, he's awesome to the max.
said at 8:40 AM on Mon Dec 23 2013
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Happy birthday Jess!! Keep up the great work!
said at 6:13 AM on Mon Dec 23 2013
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Happy 50th, Jess!
said at 11:54 AM on Fri Oct 25 2013
The great Wakko Warner & good voice actor.
said at 3:12 PM on Sat Mar 23 2013
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He was great as Wakko and Secret Squirrel, but I REALLY enjoyed him as Texas on Motorcity. That character was hilarious! Not to mention he was one of the few main actors who did lots of other voices on that show as well!
said at 4:25 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012
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Wakko, Ironhide, Fatso, Dang he is awesome!
said at 10:00 AM on Fri Dec 23 2011
A happy 48th birthday to Jess Harnell (a.k.a. the voice of Captain Hero)! :D
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Jess Harnell role? *
Wakko Warner
48.2% (40 votes)
13.3% (11 votes)
Captain Leslie Hero
9.6% (8 votes)
Secret Squirrel
8.4% (7 votes)
3.6% (3 votes)
2.4% (2 votes)
Crash Bandicoot
2.4% (2 votes)
2.4% (2 votes)
Br'er Rabbit
2.4% (2 votes)
Sewer Urchin
1.2% (1 vote)
The Human Bullet
1.2% (1 vote)
Spyro the Dragon
1.2% (1 vote)
1.2% (1 vote)
Do-Wah Diddy
1.2% (1 vote)
Scary Terry
1.2% (1 vote)
83 Total Votes
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