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Jo Marie Payton

Jo Marie Payton

TOM KENNY is a former stand-up comic and sought-after voice artist who is best known as the voice of cartoon icon SpongeBob SquarePants, the star of his own long-lived animated show on Nickelodeon as well as The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, as well as playing several other voices on the series.

Kenny grew up in New York before hitting the clubs as a comic, eventually landing regular stints on such late-night television shows as Late Night with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He made his screen debut with How I Got into College and Shakes the Clown and was a regular on Fox TV's The Edge and host of NBC's Friday Night Videos. In 1995, Kenny started writing and acting on the HBO series Mr. Show with Bob and David, where he me his wife, Jill Talley.

He has since provided voices for hundreds of popular cartoons for television and film, and his extensive voice work ranges from playing The Penguin on The Batman to the Mayor of The Powerpuff Girls to Ratbert and Ashok on Dilbert.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Jo Marie Payton Facts

BirthdayAugust 3, 1950 (72)
BirthplaceAlbany, Georgia, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.