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Tom Kenny
Tom Kenny
Born Thomas James Kenny
July 13, 1962
Syracuse, New York, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1962-present
Spouse(s) Jill Talley (1993-present)

Thomas James "Tom" Kenny (born July 13, 1962) is an American actor, voice actor and comedian. He is especially known for his long-running-role as SpongeBob SquarePants in the series of the same name, as well as the live-action character Patchy the Pirate, Gary the Snail and the French narrator based on Jacques Cousteau. He reprised most of the roles for The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. He is also the narrator of Cartoon Network's The Powerpuff Girls. Aside from voice acting, Kenny starred in the short-lived Fox sketch show The Edge and was a cast member of the HBO sketch comedy program Mr. Show, where he worked with his wife, Jill Talley. He also voiced TJ Botsford and Dr. Two Brains from WordGirl.

As part of his duties voicing SpongeBob, he also voices all descendants and ancestors of the character, including the Spongetrons in "SB-129", SpongeGar in "Ugh", and SpongeBuck in "Pest of the West".

Before he landed the role of SpongeBob, Kenny had already worked with Nickelodeon multiple times. The first was Rocko's Modern Life as Heffer Wolfe, best friend to Rocko. He was even the Nickelodeon Pinchface in a Network Identification commercial. He was also Dog and Cliff on CatDog.

Since SpongeBob, Kenny has branched to many other roles as well. He voices Cupid on The Fairly OddParents. He reprised his role as Patchy in the Big Time Rush episode "Big Time Beach Party", and played Bingo in the True Jackson, VP episodes "Saving Snackleberry" and "True Royalty". He also voiced Wally in two episodes of The X's, the taller Nanobot in episodes of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Joey in the The Wild Thornberrys episode "Pal Joey", and Buzz Harris in the As Told by Ginger episode "Ms. Foutley's Boys".

Since at least 2005, he has been the announcer for the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

His wife, Jill Talley, is the voice of Karen, the computer wife of Sheldon J. Plankton.

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