Antti Pääkkönen (born February 5th, 1964 in Kuhmo) is a Finnish actor.
In 1974, he became interested in acting when his older brother Seppo invited him to the Riihimäki Theater. After graduating from high school, he studied acting at the University of Tampere and graduated with a master's degree in theater. In 1985, he began working as an actor at the Finnish National Theater.
He has four older brothers, including actor Seppo and artist Markku. His daughters Marketta and Petra, and Seppo's son Jasper, are also actors.
He should not be confused with Antti L. J. Pääkkönen, a Finnish singer who is also a voice actor. Confusingly, both have appeared in a few dubs together, such as Spongebob Squarepants (L. J. was SpongeBob and Antti was Squidward before they were both replaced).
Some of Antti's roles include:
Films - Animation
- Ice Age as Sid (dubbing John Leguizamo)
- The Lion King (1994) as Banzai (dubbing Cheech Marin)
- The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride as Timon (dubbing Nathan Lane)
- The Lion King 1 ½
- Madagascar as King Julien (dubbing Sacha Baron Cohen)
- Shrek as the Magic Mirror (dubbing Chris Miller)
- Toy Story as Woody (dubbing Tom Hanks)
- Animaniacs as Dr. Scratchensniff (dubbing Rob Paulsen)
- Finnish voice of Darkwing Duck (dubbing Jim Cummings)
- Finnish voice of Mickey Mouse
- The Octonauts as Kwazii (dubbing Rob Rackstraw)
- The Owl House as Hooty (dubbing Alex Hirsch)
- The Powerpuff Girls (1998) as the Mayor/Narrator (dubbing Tom Kenny)
- SpongeBob SquarePants as Squidward Tentacles (dubbing Rodger Bumpass; later Darrined by Jay Kortehisto)
- VeggieTales as Bob the Tomato (dubbing Phil Vischer)
- Winnie the Pooh as Piglet
- The Men from the Ministry as Sir Clive (and other minor roles beforehand)
Tropes and trivia associated with Antti's roles:
- Man of a Thousand Voices: Look at his vocal range.
- The Original Darrin: Although he had already stepped down as the voice of Squidward after Season 7, he returned to voice him again in Sponge Out of Water and Sponge on the Run.