Who is Tom Kenny?
Tom Kenny is one of the well-known and popular American actors and a comedian who is famous for his work in the TV series “SpongeBob SquarePants”. In that series, he gave his voice to the titular character. Moreover, he has also contributed to video games and films related to the series.
Tom started his career in acting by playing a supporting role in the comedy film “How I Got into Collage”. Savage Steve Holland directed the movie, and the movie wasn’t that popular in the community. Other movies in which Thomas has contributed are “World’s Greatest Dad” and “Surviving Christmas”.
Tom has also contributed to several animated TV series like “Transformers: Animated” and “The Batman” in today’s days. Apart from all these, he is popularly known for his role in the series “SpongeBob SquarePants”. The show gained immense popularity and achieved several awards like “Six Annie Awards” and “Emmy Awards”. Apart from SquareBob SquarePants, Tom has also done voice-over in several other popular shows like “Samurai Jack”, “Dexter’s Laboratory”, and “The Powerpuff Girls”.
|Full Name||Thomas James Kenny|
|Profession||Singer, Comedian, Voice Actor, Actor, Screenwriter|
|Series Played||SpongeBob SquarePants, Rick and Morty, Paradies PD, Adventure Times, Rocko’s Modern Life, Brickleberry, The Powerpuff Girls, CatDog|
Birthday and Zodiac
|Age||59 years old|
|Date of Birth||Jul 13, 1962|
|Birth Place||East Syracuse, New York, United States|
|School/University||Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School|
|Height||5’11” (180 cm)|
|Estimated Net Worth (As in 2021)||$16 million|
Family and Relationship
|Children||Mack Kenny, Nora Kenny|
Thomas James Kenny Biography TimeLine
Thomas James Kenny is an American actor, comedian, and voice actor, widely recognized for his work in various animated television shows and movies. Born on July 13, 1962, in Syracuse, New York, Kenny has lent his voice to numerous iconic characters, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Ice King from Adventure Time, and Spyro the Dragon. Throughout his career, he has won multiple awards and nominations for his outstanding voice acting performances. He has lent his voice to numerous beloved characters and has left an indelible mark on the world of animation. With his talent, dedication, and passion for his craft, Kenny has become a household name, and his contributions to the industry will be remembered for years to come.
1976-1980: Thomas James Kenny attended Bishop Grimes High School in Syracuse, New York.
1980-1984: Kenny studied at Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts, where he earned a degree in television and radio.
1986-1987: He landed his first television role as a sketch comedian on the sketch comedy show, The Edge, which aired on Fox.
1990-1991: Kenny worked as a writer and cast member on the sketch comedy show, In Living Color.
1993-1996: Kenny voiced the character of Heffer Wolfe on the animated television series, Rocko’s Modern Life.
1999: He provided the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, a character that would become one of the most popular and beloved animated characters of all time.
2000-2017: Kenny continued to voice SpongeBob SquarePants in various television shows, movies, and video games.
2000-2002: Kenny voiced the character of Dog in the animated television series, CatDog.
2010-2018: He provided the voice of the Ice King in the animated television series, Adventure Time.
2011-2018: Kenny voiced the character of Rabbit in the animated television series, Regular Show.
2018-present: He currently voices the character of Spyro the Dragon in the video game series of the same name.
Childhood & Early Life
Talking about his early life, Tom was born in Syracuse, New York, on 13th July 1962. Tom’s father name is Austin Kenny, and his mother’s name is Theresa Bridget. As a child, Tom was very fond of comic books as well as drawing pictures. When Tom was very young, he was also interested in standup comedy and performed with his friend at the event. The event featured comedian Barry Crimmins.
Talking about Tom’s education, he has completed his high school at Bishop Grimes High School. After high school, he started getting engaged in standup comedies, and he did it for almost eight years.
Character and voice over
As mentioned above, Tom is popularly known by his fans as a voice artist of the SpongeBob SquarePants series. Likewise, in SquareBob SquarePants, he has also given his voice to other characters like Patchy the Pirate, Gary the Snail, and the French-accented.
Apart from SpongeBob, Tom has also given his to several other characters like the mayor and narrator (The Powerpuff Girls), Ice King (Adventure Time), Spyro (Spyro the Dragon), Eduardo (Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends), Heffer Wolfe (Rocko’s Modern Life), and Rabbit (Winnie the Pooh).
Movies and TV shows
Tom has also acted in several movies and TV shows. Talking about his debuts, Tom has debuted in several films and shows like “How I Got Into College (1989)”, Comic Book: The Movie (2004), and “Shake the Clown (1991)”. Moreover, in TV shows, he was the “Music News” host in the early 1990s.
Tom was also seen in the sketch comedy shows “Mr. show” and “The Edge”. Mr Show was seen on the HBO channel from 1995 to 1998, and The Edge was seen on the Fox channel from 1992 to 1993. In both shows, Tom was the regular cast member.
Tom’s wife’s name is Jill Talley. He met her in 1992 while he was working on the show “The Edge”. In the early days, both Tom and Jill collaborated and produced several shows like SpongeBob SquarePants. In the show, Jill has given her voice to Karen Plankton. The couple were also seen in the music video for “Tonight, Tonight”. Tom and his wife have two children together. His children’s name is Mack, born in 1997, and Nora, born in 2003.
Talking about the net worth, Tom’s net worth is estimated to be around $16 million. He is a well-known actor, singer and comedian, and all of his professions are his primary sources of income.
Did you know?
- Tom started his career in acting by playing a supporting role in the comedy film “How I Got into Collage”.
- Tom has also contributed to several animated TV series like “Transformers: Animated” and “The Batman”.
- Tom’s father name is Austin Kenny, and his mother’s name is Theresa Bridget.
- When Tom was very young, he was also interested in standup comedy and performed with his friend at the event.
- Tom’s wife’s name is Jill Talley.
- Talking about the net worth, Tom’s net worth is estimated to be around $16 million.