9 Beloved Characters From Your Childhood That You Had No Idea Were The Same Person
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!
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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5) Dexter's Laboratory - Valhallen
On Dexter's Lab, Kenny had a recurring role as the Justice Friends' muscular rock god with a perpetual California surfer voice. Righteous!
6) Johnny Bravo - Carl Chryniszzswics
Carl was Johnny's bespectacled geeky friend, and he was always doing what he could to keep Johnny out of trouble. This of course was mostly unsuccessful.
7) Catdog - Dog
The Yang to Cat's Yin, Kenny teamed up with fellow voice acting legend Jim Cummings as half of the titular conjoined duo.
8) Futurama - Abner Doubledeal
The sleazy owner of multiple New New York sports teams, Abner has Kenny doing his best impression of a fast-talking 30s businessman, and it's consistently hilarious.
9) Adventure Time - Ice King, Gunter
The maniacal villain with a surprisingly sad life story, the Ice King is one of Kenny's most nuanced and surprising roles. As a bonus, he also voices his army of penguins named Gunter.
What's your favorite Tom Kenny voice?