[[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 SpongeBob SquarePants]]'', 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=]). When he doesn't play those, Kenny usually plays comically serious, authoritative types (usually doctors, businessmen, and game show hosts).

Kenny played his first set of voice actor roles for ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''. 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''.
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!!Notable roles by Tom Kenny include:
!!!Anime
* Benjamin Bright in ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix''
* Griff in ''Manga/RaveMaster''
* Sawada in ''Anime/TekkonKinkreet''

!!!Film
* Himself in ''Film/IKnowThatVoice''
* Rabbit in the 2011 ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' movie
* Skids and Wheelie in ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' ([[ThrowItIn many of his lines were improvised]])
** Wheelie in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''
* Reprised the roles of SpongeBob and Gary for both theactrical films based on the show

!!!Live Action TV
* Tux in ''Series/OutOfJimmysHead''
* Uncle Howee, a loud, energetic kids' show host with a rabbit sidekick named Loomis (whom Kenny also voiced) and possible reality-warping powers, on the ''[[TheHauntingHourTheSeries Haunting Hour]]'' episode "Uncle Howee".

!!!Video Games
* Spyro and several [=NPCs=] in early ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon'' games, ''[[VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage Ripto's Rage!]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon Year of the Dragon]]''

!!!Web Animation
* A Temp. Agent and a ladybug in ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat''

!!!Western Animation
* Brick Jackson in ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan''
* Bullwinkle in an upcoming ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' short from DreamworksAnimation
* Carl Chryniszzswics in ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo''
* [[NewAgeRetroHippie Crunchy]] in ''WesternAnimation/DanVS''
* Cupid in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''
* Dog in ''WesternAnimation/CatDog''
* Ed in ''WesternAnimation/BrandyAndMrWhiskers''
* Eduardo in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''
* Flain, Seismo, and Teslo in ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}''
* Mr. Hal Gibson in ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperForceGo''
* Heffer Wolfe (and assorted others) in ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''
* The Ice King in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''
* ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, and M.O.D.O.K. in ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''
* Isaac Sumdac, Wasp, Starscream, and his clones in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''
* Jake Spidermonkey in ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey''
* Kevin and Special Agent 14 in ''WesternAnimation/{{Stripperella}}''
* Knightbrace in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''
* Mr. Lee and Spydah in ''WesternAnimation/AlphaTeensOnMachines''
* Leon in ''WesternAnimation/SquirrelBoy''
* Mr. Lopart and Pat in ''WesternAnimation/HandyManny''
* Scoutmaster Lumpus and Slinkman in ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo''
* Mandok in ''Niko and the Sword of Light''
* The Mayor, the Narrator, and others in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
* Muhannad Sabeeh "Happy" Fa-ach Nuabar in ''WesternAnimation/SitDownShutUp''
* Nute Gunray, Detective Tan Divo, and Greedo in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''
* Doctor Octopus in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' TV series
* Otto in ''WesternAnimation/TheHauntedWorldOfElSuperbeasto''
* Commander Peepers in ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''
* The Penguin in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''
* ComicBook/PlasticMan in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''
** He also played the role in an unaired Plastic Man pilot that can be found online.
* Raimundo Pedrosa, Grandmaster Dashi, and Hannibal Roy Bean in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''
* Spongebob, Gary, the Narrator, Patchy the Pirate, and others in ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''
* Sumo in ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}''
* Dr. Two Brains in ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl''
* Valhallen and many other voices in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''
* Wally Langford in ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill''
* Woody Johnson in ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}''
* Fry's brother Yancy and several background characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
* Zillius Zox, Salaak, Byth Rok and the Anti-Monitor in ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries''
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!!Tropes associated with Tom Kenny:
* {{Adorkable}}: In pretty much any interview.
* TheCameo: Appeared along with wife, Jill Talley in the movie ''Film/SkyHigh''.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Creator/BobcatGoldthwait.
* CloudCuckoolander: Frequently plays these.
* HappilyMarried: With fellow voice actress, Jill Talley.
* {{Keet}}: Is very energetic.
* LargeHam: The characters he voices are inclined to to be theatrically comedic in an over-the-top manner. The delivery of Tom's voice reinforces this.
* 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, swearing little person]] who was auditioning for an elf in a Christmas commercial. And apparently Nickelodeon does not like him telling that story.
* NiceGuy: Unlike many of his characters, Tom is a genuinely friendly individual.
* PlayingAgainstType: With the exception of Zilius Zox, most of his major roles in ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' are more serious than his usual repertoire, most notably the Anti-Monitor.
* 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!]]''