Thomas James Kenny, professionally known as Tom Kenny, is the most popular American comedian and actor. Kenny is recognized for voicing the different characters of SpongeBob SquarePants TV series, films, and video games. His voice has been used for voicing many characters like Ice King, Heffer Wolfe, the Mayor and Narrator in The Powerpuff Girls, and more.
Kenny has live-action worked in many comedy series and shows, including Mr. Show and The Edge. He won two Annie Awards and two Daytime Emmy Awards for the Ice King and SpongeBob SquarePants for his voicing. He works by collaborating with some fellow artist Jill Talley and his wife.
Early Life and relation with stand-up comedy
Tom Kenny was born and bought up in Syracuse, New York. In his childhood, he loved painting and assembling record albums of the 1960s-1970s. In his school, he met Bobcat Goldthwait and became friends forever. Along with Goldthwait, Kenny went to an open-mic night where the great comedian Barry Crimmins was about to come with “Bear Cat.” Goldthwait suggested Kenny go at the stage being a therapist by looking at his stand-up routines.
Kenny started a Catholic high school, Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School, and completed his graduation degree. After graduation, he started performing stand-up comedy in his country for more than seven years.
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Film/Television Career and Voice acting
Kenny has performed in plenty of TV shows and films, including Shakes the Clown, How I Got Into College and Comic Book: The Movie, and more. In the 1990s, he also hosted the “Music News” of Friday Night Videos. Kenny appeared in live-action films like The Haunting Hour and SpongeBob SquarePants and more.
Tom Kenny described his voice in SpongeBob as a combination of a child’s voice and an adult. He stated the SpongeBob’s voice is like a Stan Laurel and Jerry Lewis as a child-man. Joe Murray auditioned Kenny for acting roles in a casting call for Rocko’s Modern Life in California. Joe Murray was impressed by Kenny and chose him for many projects. He also voiced Dog in film CatDog and many characters of The PowerPuff Girls like the Narrator, Snake and Liffle Arturo, Rainbow the Clown, the Mayor, Mitch Mitchelson, and more.
In 1992, Kenny got married to Jill Talley. Both worked together in The Edge, and further both collaborated on SpongeBob SquarePants and Mr. Show. Kenny and his wife also appeared in the most popular music video by The Smashing Pumpkins entitled “Tonight, Tonight.” The couple has two children named Nora and Mack. All four live in Studio City of California.
Awards and Nominations
From the year 2001 to 2020, Kenny was nominated for over seven awards and won 4 of them. He Won Annie Award two times and Daytime Emmy Award two times. He is popularly known for his voice and has attracted many people and won awards.
This American comedian, singer, and actor have an estimated net worth of approximately $16 million. He earns by his talent of voicing and doing many movies and shows and entertaining people.