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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 23 December 1963Teaneck, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameJess Q. Harnell
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jess Harnell was born on December 23, 1963 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA as Jess Q. Harnell. He is an actor, known for Up (2009), WALL·E (2008) and Animaniacs (1993).

Trade Mark (2)

Voice of Wakko in Animaniacs (1993).
Long hair and "rock star" appearance

Trivia (4)

Based the voice of Wakko Warner (from Animaniacs (1993)) on Beatle John Lennon.
He states in "Animaniacs Live" in the special features of Volume 1 of the DVDs that for Wakko Warner he did a John Lennon voice, then when he saw the picture of Wakko and how small he was, he changed the voice by making it more high pitched, like a small John Lennon.
Was the only voice actor to portray two characters in Transformers (2007). He was also the only voice actor to portray both an Autobot and a Decepticon in the film. He provided the voices for both, Ironhide and Barricade.
Harnell uses his impressionist skills as lead singer of the critically acclaimed worlds first pop/metal mash up band, "Rock Sugar". The band has had worldwide success playing for audiences as large as 100,000 at a time and opening for such legendary bands as AC/DC and Aerosmith.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on creating the voice of Wakko for Animaniacs (1993)] I at first did a John Lennon impression and then they showed me a picture and I saw that Wakko was kind of a little guy so I just made my voice a little smaller.

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