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Biography

Thomas James Kenny was born 13 July 1962 in Syracuse, New York, United States to Paul Austin Kenny (1928-2002) and Theresa Donigan (1929-2007) .


Thomas James Kenny is an American actor and comedian. He is known for voicing the title character in the SpongeBob SquarePants TV series, video games, and films. Kenny has voiced many other characters including Heffer Wolfe in Rocko's Modern Life; the Ice King in Adventure Time; the Narrator and Mayor in The Powerpuff Girls; Carl Chryniszzswics in Johnny Bravo; Dog in CatDog; and Spyro from the Spyro the Dragon video game series. His live-action work includes the comedy variety shows The Edge and Mr. Show. Kenny has won a Daytime Emmy Award and two Annie Awards for his voice work as SpongeBob SquarePants and the Ice King.

Marriage and Family

Kenny first met his wife Jill Talley in 1992 while working on The Edge. The two have also collaborated on HBO's Mr. Show and SpongeBob SquarePants, they also both appeared in the music video for "Tonight, Tonight" by The Smashing Pumpkins. They have two children, Mack (born c. 1997) and Nora (born August 2003).[1][2] The Kennys live in Studio City, California.[3]


Children


Offspring of Tom Kenny and Jillian Ann Talley (1962)
Name Birth Death Joined with
McKinley Kenny (1998) 16 June 1998 Studio City, California, United States
Nora Kenny (2003) 1 August 2003 Studio City, California, United States



Siblings


Offspring of Paul Austin Kenny (1928-2002) and Theresa Donigan (1929-2007)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas James Kenny (1962) 13 July 1962 Syracuse, New York, United States Jillian Ann Talley (1962)

Residences

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Film/TV Show Result
2001 Annie Award Best Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Television Production SpongeBob SquarePants Nominated
2008 Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production Nominated
2010 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Screen Couple (shared with Shia LaBeouf and either Megan Fox or any "Transformer") Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Nominated
Annie Award Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production SpongeBob SquarePants Won
2011 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Screen Ensemble (shared with the entire cast) Transformers: Dark of the Moon Nominated
2014 Annie Award Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Adventure Time Won
2015 Annie Award Voice Acting in an Animated Feature The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Nominated
2018 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program SpongeBob SquarePants Won

Filmography

  • How I Got into College (1989)
  • Shakes the Clown (1992)
  • Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II (1994)
  • Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)
  • The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002)
  • Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002)
  • Run Ronnie Run (2002)
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
  • Surviving Christmas (2004)
  • Hoodwinked (2005)
  • Ant Bully (2006)
  • Idiocracy (2006)[4]
  • Meet the Robinsons (2007)
  • Happily N'Ever After (2007)
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
  • World's Greatest Dad (2009)
  • Winnie the Pooh (2011)
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
  • God Bless America (2011)
  • Frankenweenie (2012)
  • Hotel Transylvania (2012)
  • Zambezia (2012)
  • Back to the Sea (2012)
  • I Know That Voice (2013)
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)
  • Ant-Man (2015)


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Footnotes (including sources)

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