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9 Beloved Characters From Your Childhood That You Had No Idea Were The Same Person

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You may not know Tom Kenny's face, but you definitely know his voice. He started acting back in 1989, and he's gone on to voice some of the best cartoon characters. Here's a few of our favorites!


1) Spongebob Squarepants - Spongebob, Gary


Probably his best-known role, Kenny has played the talking yellow sponge since the show began back in 1999. He also does the cat noises that come from his pet snail, Gary!


2) Rocko's Modern Life - Heffer Wolfe


Kenny voiced Rocko's best friend Heff, giving the show what was probably its best-known catchphrase, "That was a hoot!" He's even coming back to the role in the upcoming Rocko's Modern Life finale movie!


3) Spyro the Dragon - Spyro


If you grew up with the original PlayStation, you definitely played the Spyro the Dragon games, which means you definitely heard Kenny's voice as the titular purple dragon for a full three games!

Year of the Dragon was the BESTActivision

4) The Powerpuff Girls - Narrator, The Mayor

Yup, he's the voice that starts off every episode with "The CITY of TOWNSVILLE." He's also the city's perpetually ineffective (and sometimes raunchy) Mayor.

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