Tom Kenny, full name Thomas James Kenny is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He has won two Daytime Emmy Awards, and two Annie Awards for his voice work as SpongeBob SquarePants and IceKing. In this blog, we will cover some interesting facts about his life and career, and Tom Kenny Net Worth in 2020.
Tom is famously known for his work in SpongeBob SquarePants. He gave his voice to the title character in the SpongeBob SquarePants TV series, video games, and films.
Furthermore, Kenny has also worked as a voice actor in many other TV shows, and films which include Heffer Wolfe in Rocko’s Modern Life; the Ice King in Adventure Time; The Powerpuff Girls; Johnny Bravo; Dog in CatDog; Hank and Jeremy in Talking Tom and Friends; and Spyro from the Spyro the Dragon video games series.
He has also worked in Comedy shows like The Edge and Mr Show.
Sometimes he collaborates with his wife and another voice artist Jill Talley, who plays Karen on SpongeBob SquarePants.
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Rickie Fowler Net Worth and Overview
|Net Worth||$16 Million|
|Occupation||Voice actor, Comedian, actor|
|Date of Birth||July 13, 1962|
|Height||5’11″ ft. or 1.8 m|
|Spouse(s)||Jill Talley (m. 1995)|
|Children||Mack Kenny and Nora Kenny|
|Country of Origin||The United States of America|
|Source of Wealth||TV Shows and cartoons|
|Last Updated||August 2020|
Tom Kenny was born on July 13, 1962, and raised in Syracuse, NewYork and son of Theresa Bridget and Paul Austin Kenny. As a child, he loved drawing and collecting record albums in the late 1960s and 1970s.
When he was in his first grade, he met Bobcat Goldthwait, and they became friends for a lifetime. During their teens, they both participated in the open-mic night at Skaneateles that featured comedian Barry Crimmins with the moniker “Bear Cat”.
Tom Keny and Bobcat Goldthwait went to the event and performed under the monikers Tomcat and Bobcat, respectively, as a tribute to Crimmins.
He went to Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School, a Catholic high school. After completing his college, he started performing as a Stand -up comedian around the country for about eight years.
Career Highlights and Achievments
Tom Kenny has started his career with How I Got Into College(1989 ). He has acted in many films and TV shows. He has also made his remarkable mark in various films like Shakes the Clown(1991) and Comic Book: The Movie(2004)
Let’s dive more into his career.
When it comes to Television, he has hosted the “Music News” segments of Friday Friday Night Videos in the early 1990s. He has also made his appearance in sketch comedy shows The Edge which aired on Fox from 1992-93 and Mr Show which aired on HBO from 1995 to 1998.
He has also worked in the live-action segments of SpongeBob SquarePants as Patchy the Pirate, appeared on R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.
Voice Acting Career
Tom Kenny has also given an audition for voice acting roles for Rocko’s Modern Life in a Casting Call in Los Angeles, California.
There is one incident where producers required Kenny to fill the role of Charlie Adler, who was absent.
Joe Murray, director, writer and illustrator, who chose Kenny for several roles in his projects and one of them is Camp Lazlo as Scoutmaster Lumpus and Slinkman.
He voiced Eduardo and various other characters in “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends”.He also voiced the character “Squanchy on Rick and Morty”.
Tom Kenny has played different roles in the Transformers Animated TV show. Listed below are the characters in which he has given his voice:
- Starscream and his clones
- Issac Sumdac and
- It was in 2009 when Kenny became a regular cast voice in the Fox comedy series Sit Down, Shut Up.
Awards and Nominations
In 2001 Tom Kenny was nominated for Best Voice Acting (Male) in an Animated Television Production – SpongeBob SquarePants, and
He won the Annie Award for Best Voice Acting (Male) in an Animated Television Production in 2008 and 2010.
In 2014 Kenny won the award for Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production/ Broadcast production (Adventure Time), and in 2016 for Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature.
He won two times Daytime Emmy Award in 2018 and 2020.
In 1992 Kenny met his wife Jill Talley on the set of The Edge.
They both have collaborated on HBO’s, Mr Show and SpongeBob Square pants. The couple appeared in the music video for “Tonight, Tonight” by The Smashing Pumpkins.
They have two children, Mack, born in 1997 and Nora, in August 2003.
What is Tom Kenny Net Worth in 2020?
Tom Kenny is the voice behind one of the most popular cartoon shows SpongeBob Square Pants. He started his career as a stand-up comedian but he didn’t limit himself to that. Kenny appeared in a few TV shows as an actor as well as a host.
He got his big break when he was offered the job of giving the voice to one of the characters in the cartoon series Rocko’s Modern Life. After a few years, he got the opportunity to be the voice of iconic SpongeBob. His art earned him popularity among the kids and he made a quite decent fortune with his voice acting. Tom Kenny Net Worth in 2020 is $16 million.
A Few Interesting Facts About Tom Kenny
- Tom Kenny belongs to Irish descent with Danish and French-Canadian ancestry.
- In 1990, he auditioned for Saturday Night Live.
- He worked with Hillenburg in a 1993 cartoon series “Rocko’s Modern World”.
- He is a childhood friend of Bobcat Goldthwait. They both performed stand-up comedy together.
- Kenny worked in a grocery store for 6 years before starting a career as a comedian.
Some of his famous personal quotes:
- ” People are always saying that I must have been the class clown, with all these voices. No, I was way too shy to be the class clown; I was a class clown’s writer”.
- “I seem to voice a lot of sweet, kind of dumb yellow characters for some reason.”
- He became famous after giving his voice to Heffer, the yellow cow, on Rocko’s Modern Life.
Tom Kenny described himself as “a man of a thousand voices, many of them gay.” He bagged groceries at Price Chopper for six years, before leaving for Boston and eventually San Francisco. Very few people know that Bobcat Goldthwait and Tom Kenny are very close friends. When it comes to making money, Tom Kenny Net Worth is $16 million in 2020.
He never disappoints his fan. Wherever he goes his fans always request him to make an animated character’s signature laugh. In following days, his fans will see his work after a very long time and SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run will be releasing this year. In many of the interviews, he has said that he is very excited about his upcoming movie.