[[quoteright:300:[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TomKennypatchy.jpg]]]][[caption-width-right:300:[[{{Earworm}} Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?]]]]

Thomas James "Tom" Kenny (born July 13, 1962) is an American voice actor and comedian perhaps best known for his work in the animated series ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', in which he is the voice of [=SpongeBob=] among others. Aside from voice acting, Kenny starred in the short-lived Fox sketch show, ''The Edge'' and was a cast member of the HBO sketch comedy program, ''Series/MrShow'', where he worked with Jill Talley, whom he subsequently married. He also hosted the show ''Funday Night at the Movies'' on TCM in 2007, which encouraged kids to watch "old movies".

Kenny voices many characters in many productions, and in his own words "a lot of sweet, kind of stupid yellow characters for some reason" (which would explain Heffer and [=SpongeBob=]).

Kenny played his first set of voice actor roles for ''[[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife Rocko's Modern Life]]''. Joe Murray auditioned Kenny for voice acting roles for the series in a large casting call in Los Angeles, California, United States. On one occasion during the production, the producers required Kenny to fill the role of Creator/CharlieAdler, who was absent on that occasion. In addition, Kenny had to perform one song and learn how to play another song within ten minutes due to time constraints. Kenny achieved this goal. He said that this helped him believe that he could stand "toe to toe" with other voice actors.

Joe Murray chose Kenny for a voice acting position in ''WesternANimation/CampLazlo'' because Murray, after seeing Kenny's previous work for ''Rocko's Modern Life'', felt that Kenny "adds writing to his roles" and "brings so much".

He's been the announcer for Nickelodeon's annual Kids' Choice Awards for years; at the 2007 show he called himself the "Man of 1,000 Voices, all of them this one." He was featured as the Voice in a Box at the 2008 show, and at the 2009 show he claimed to be the only announcer who does all of his own stunts.

He and his wife, Jill Talley, played the couple in the music video for Music/TheSmashingPumpkins' "Tonight Tonight".

Aside from Spongebob, his most famous current role is that of The Ice King from Cartoon Network's ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime.''

!!Some of Tom Kenny's most notable roles include:
* Spongebob, Gary, the Narrator, Patchy the Pirate, and others in ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''.
* Several background characters and Fry's brother Yancy in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. "What kind of troper turns down a free blast of searing hot resin?"
* Heffer Wolfe in ''[[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife Rocko's Modern Life]]''.
* Dog in ''WesternAnimation/CatDog''.
* ComicBook/PlasticMan in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.
** He also played the role in an unaired Plastic Man pilot that can be found online.
* The Mayor, the Narrator, and others in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
* Mr. Hal Gibson in ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperForceGo''.
* Isaac Sumdac, Wasp, Starscream, and his clones in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''.
* Skids and Wheelie in ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' ([[ThrowItIn Many of his lines were improvised]]).
** Wheelie in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''
* Muhannad Sabeeh "Happy" Fa-ach Nuabar in ''WesternAnimation/SitDownShutUp''.
* Dr. Two Brains in ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl''.
* The Ice King in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''.
* ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and M.O.D.O.K. in ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''.
* Eduardo in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''.
* Jake Spidermonkey in ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey''.
* Tux in ''Series/OutOfJimmysHead''
* Scoutmaster Lumpus and Slinkman in ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo''.
* Cupid in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''.
* The Penguin in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.
* Knightbrace in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''.
* Leon in ''WesternAnimation/SquirrelBoy''.
* Mr. Lopart and Pat in ''WesternAnimation/HandyManny''.
* Raimundo Pedrosa, Grandmaster Dashi, and Hannibal Roy Bean in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''.
* Ed in ''WesternAnimation/BrandyAndMrWhiskers''.
* Carl Chryniszzswics in ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo''.
* Valhallen and many other voices in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''.
* Wally Langford in ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill''.
* Spyro and several [=NPCs=] in early ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon'' games, ''[[VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage Ripto's Rage!]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon Year of the Dragon]]''.
* Benjamin Bright in ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix''.
* Griff in ''Manga/RaveMaster''
* Kevin and Special Agent 14 in ''WesternAnimation/{{Stripperella}}''
* Otto in ''WesternAnimation/TheHauntedWorldOfElSuperbeasto''
* Mr. Lee and Spydah in ''WesternAnimation/AlphaTeensOnMachines''
* Brick Jackson in ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan''
* Rabbit in the 2011 ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' movie.
* Nute Gunray, Detective Tan Divo and Greedo in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''.
* Zillius Zox, Salaak, Byth Rok and the Anti-Monitor in ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries''.
* Doctor Octopus in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' TV series.
* Himself in ''Film/IKnowThatVoice''.
* [[NewAgeRetroHippie Crunchy]] in ''WesternAnimation/DanVS''.
* Woody Johnson in ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}''
* Commander Peepers in ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''
* A Temp. Agent and a ladybug in ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat.''
* Sumo in ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}''
* Bullwinkle in an upcoming ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' short from DreamworksAnimation
* Flain, Seismo, and Teslo in ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}''
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!!Tropes Associated With Tom Kenny:

* {{Adorkable}}: In pretty much any interview.
* TheCameo: Appeared along with wife, Creator/JillTalley in the movie ''Film/SkyHigh''.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Creator/BobcatGoldthwait.
* CloudCuckoolander: Frequently plays these.
* HappilyMarried: With fellow voice actress, Creator/JillTalley.
* {{Keet}}: Is very energetic.
* ManOfAThousandVoices
** According to his interview with Marc Maron, the origin of his most famous voice, Spongebob, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtAOD96RXPE was a ticked off little person]]. And apparently Nickelodeon does not like him telling that story.
* NiceGuy
* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: Once discussed on a podcast how he was mistakenly reported dead, and how he thinks that something like that is more likely to happen to someone like him, who's relatively well known but not super well known like someone like Creator/GeorgeClooney, so it takes longer to debunk.
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YouFool! [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Do you know who Tom Kenny is?]]

[[JohnDiMaggio I know who Tom Kenny is.]] [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime A BIG NERD!]]

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