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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 4 September 1968North Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameJohn William DiMaggio
Height 6' 3½" (1.92 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John DiMaggio was born on September 4, 1968 in North Plainfield, New Jersey, USA as John William DiMaggio. He is an actor, known for Adventure Time (2010), Futurama (1999) and Princess Mononoke (1997). He has been married to Kate Miller since October 2014.

Spouse (1)

Kate Miller (October 2014 - present)

Trade Mark (1)

New Jersey Accent

Trivia (9)

Grew up in North Plainfield, NJ.
Not related to Joe DiMaggio.
His inspiration for Bender was Slim Pickens from "Blazing Saddles" and his friend from college, who would do improvisations of an old man who liked sausage.
Is a very talented beatboxer, as seen by some of his work on Futurama.
Once performed stand-up comedy at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem.
Is the only one of two actors to play the same fictional character (Bender Bending Rodriguez) on both The Simpsons (1989) and Futurama (1999) the other is Nancy Cartwright who played Bart in both, although several people (including Conan O'Brien, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Stephen Hawking and Dick Clark) have played themselves on both series.
Italian-American.
Married to actress Kate Miller 10/2014.

Personal Quotes (10)

As long as I'm working, I'm happy. You see my face - great. You don't see my face - too bad, I don't care. I'll keep going.
As a standup comedian, you have to develop a sense of fearlessness. It's really important for your livelihood and your well-being. And if you don't do that, you're going to fail; you're never going to be able to stand up on the cliff and jump off.
Any good production team is going to allow an actor to breathe life into the characters - that's why they hired that woman, that man, whatever the case.
Any voice where you've got to scream over a battle or whatever, that's always difficult. It's harder than it seems.
I don't like it when celebrities get voice work. But then again, if I was the producer, I wouldn't want a bunch of no-names doing my show and have to worry about word-of-mouth. I see both sides of the story.
Tell me that you don't like cartoons, and I think there's something wrong with you. I don't understand why people don't like cartoons.
I love nothing better than a dirty cartoon. I think that it's really, really funny to see adult themes in a genre that's usually directed towards children.
I had always been heavily influenced by stand-up. I was in a comedy team called Red Johnny And The Round Guy.
I wasn't hip to 'Samurai Jack' until I saw it, but then I was all, 'This show is awesome!'
'Futurama' was a big deal. People had already started to hear about me a little bit here and there, but that was the first series I booked to be a regular on.

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