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Also Known As: Thomas James Kenny Died:
Born: July 13, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: East Syracuse, New York, USA Profession: voice actor, actor

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Many lay claim to the title "voice of a generation," but voice actor Tom Kenny took the phrase to a whole new level. A stand-up comedian with an ear for music, Kenny first gained notice with appearances on late-night talk shows and sketch comedy series such as "The Edge" (Fox, 1992-93) and "Mr. Show with Bob and David" (HBO, 1995-98). But as funny as his live performances were, it was Kenny's distinctively reedy, shape-shifting voice that turned out to be his greatest talent. Starting in the 1990s, Kenny became an in-demand voice actor, giving life to such characters as the nervous Heffer Wolfe in "Rocko's Modern Life" (Nickelodeon, 1993-96); the suave narrator and bumbling Mayor on "The Powerpuff Girls" (Cartoon Network, 1998-2005); and the eponymous, optimistic sea sponge in "SpongeBob Squarepants" (Nickelodeon, 1999- ). His affinity for fast-paced, slightly absurd comedy later found him work on cult shows such as "Futurama" (Fox, 1999-2003, 2010- ) and "Adventure Time" (Cartoon Network, 2010- ). And with his expansion into video game series such as "Spyro the Dragon" (1999) as well as feature films including "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (2009) and "Frankenweenie" (2012), Tom Kenny's...

Many lay claim to the title "voice of a generation," but voice actor Tom Kenny took the phrase to a whole new level. A stand-up comedian with an ear for music, Kenny first gained notice with appearances on late-night talk shows and sketch comedy series such as "The Edge" (Fox, 1992-93) and "Mr. Show with Bob and David" (HBO, 1995-98). But as funny as his live performances were, it was Kenny's distinctively reedy, shape-shifting voice that turned out to be his greatest talent. Starting in the 1990s, Kenny became an in-demand voice actor, giving life to such characters as the nervous Heffer Wolfe in "Rocko's Modern Life" (Nickelodeon, 1993-96); the suave narrator and bumbling Mayor on "The Powerpuff Girls" (Cartoon Network, 1998-2005); and the eponymous, optimistic sea sponge in "SpongeBob Squarepants" (Nickelodeon, 1999- ). His affinity for fast-paced, slightly absurd comedy later found him work on cult shows such as "Futurama" (Fox, 1999-2003, 2010- ) and "Adventure Time" (Cartoon Network, 2010- ). And with his expansion into video game series such as "Spyro the Dragon" (1999) as well as feature films including "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (2009) and "Frankenweenie" (2012), Tom Kenny's status as the hardest-working voice in show business was complete.

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 Dorothy of Oz (2014)
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 Quantum Quest (2012)
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 Back To The Sea (2012)
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 Frankenweenie (2012)
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 Winnie the Pooh (2011)
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1982:
Hosted the series, "An Evening at the Improv"
1989:
Made film debut in "How I Got Into College," starring Anthony Edwards and Lara-Flynn Boyle
1990:
Hosted "Friday Night Videos" (NBC)
1992:
Cast in the short-lived Fox sketch show "The Edge," where he worked with Jill Talley, whom he subsequently married
1993:
First voice acting job as Heffer Wolfe, a happy-go-lucky and not-too-bright steer in the Nickelodeon animated series, "Rocko's Modern Life"
1995:
Provided the voices for the HBO sketch comedy program, "Mr. Show"; also credited as a writer
1999:
Landed the lead role in the animated series, "SpongeBob SquarePants" (Nickelodeon) as the voice of the title character, the narrator, Patchy the Pirate, and a number of other characters
2004:
Voiced Eduardo, an imaginary friend in the animated series, "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends" (Cartoon Network)
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