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Overview (3)

Born in East Syracuse, New York, USA
Birth NameThomas James Kenny
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tom Kenny grew up in East Syracuse, New York. When Tom was young he was into comic books, drawing funny pictures and collecting records. Tom turned to stand-up comedy in Boston and San Francisco. This led to appearances on every cable show spawned by the stand-up epidemic of the '80s and '90s as well as stints on The Dennis Miller Show (1992), The Pat Sajak Show (1989), Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) and Late Night with David Letterman (1982). Tom was a regular on Fox TV's The Edge (1992) and spent a year as the host of NBC's Friday Night (1983). His mainstream television appearances include Brotherly Love (1995) and David Alan Grier's sitcom debacle, The Preston Episodes (1995). Tom supplies the voice for "Heffer" the cow on Nickelodeon's Rocko's Modern Life (1993) and Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants (1999), as well as regular performances on The Cartoon Network's Dexter's Laboratory (1996), Justice League (2001), The Powerpuff Girls (1998), and Johnny Bravo (1997). Tom joined the cast of Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995) where he met his future wife Jill Talley. Together they've teamed up on Comedy Central's The Mark Thomas Comedy Product (1996), the stage show "The Show With Two Heads", HBO's Not Necessarily the Election (1996), the Smashing Pumpkins' "Tonight, Tonight" video and Travis "Sing" video.

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Spouse (1)

Jill Talley (1995 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

The voice of SpongeBob SquarePants.
Horn-rimmed glasses

Trivia (5)

Grew up and was childhood friends with stand-up great Bobcat Goldthwait.
He was in the running to host Double Dare 2000 (2000).
In 1990, he auditioned for Saturday Night Live (1975) when the show had two openings.
In 2018, Tom won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for playing SpongeBob SquarePants on SpongeBob SquarePants (1999).

Personal Quotes (5)

People are always saying that I must have been the class clown, with all these voices. No, I was way too shy to be the class clown; I was a class clown's writer.
You have to remember we're just performers, that we seldom have any kind of grasp on real life.
I seem to voice a lot of sweet, kind of dumb yellow characters for some reason.
I just felt like there was a world of cartoon voices that had to be discovered by me.
[on SpongeBob SquarePants (1999)] He's not a child but he's childlike, he's not a grown up, he's not a kid, maybe he sounds like an elf on helium, we'll play with it.

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