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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 [error]. 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.
Interesting Facts about Tom Kenny
- Grew up and was childhood friends with stand-up great Bobcat Goldthwait.
- In 2020, Tom won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for playing SpongeBob SquarePants on SpongeBob SquarePants (1999).
- In 1990, he auditioned for Saturday Night Live (1975) when the show had two openings.
- He was in the running to host Double Dare 2000 (2000).
- He is of mostly Irish descent, with a small amount of Danish and French-Canadian ancestry.
- In 2018, Tom won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for playing SpongeBob SquarePants on SpongeBob SquarePants (1999).
Personal Quotes by Tom Kenny
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.- Tom Kenny
I seem to voice a lot of sweet, kind of dumb yellow characters for some reason.- Tom Kenny
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.- Tom Kenny
I just felt like there was a world of cartoon voices that had to be discovered by me.- Tom Kenny
You have to remember we’re just performers, that we seldom have any kind of grasp on real life.- Tom Kenny