Jess Harnell (born December 23, 1963) is a voice actor and professional singer.
He's best known for his role as Wakko from Animaniacs, but has done many other roles. He's told a story about meeting a young Animaniacs fan at Disneyland who didn't believe he was the voice of Wakko, even after Harnell performed the voice for him. Harnell was also a producer and co-star in the live-action Comic Book: The Movie, a mocumentary directed by and starring Mark Hamill.
Since 1998, he has been the announcer on America's Funniest Home Videos.
He's also in a band called Rock Sugar.
Jess Harnell's voice-acting credits include:
- Wakko Warner on Animaniacs
- Captain Hero on Drawn Together
- Secret Squirrel on 2 Stupid Dogs
- Jerry in the first two seasons of Totally Spies!
- Tim the Bear on the third and fourth season episodes of The Cleveland Show (Tim the Bear was originally voiced by Seth MacFarlane)
- The Sewer Urchin on The Tick
- Hunter from Road Rovers
- Joe Tabootie and other voices on ChalkZone
- Donny Rottweiller on The Replacements
- Ironhide and Barricade in the Transformers films
- Odin, Hercules and others on The Super Hero Squad Show
- Tosh Gopher in The Looney Tunes Show
- Professor Buffo on Special Agent Oso
- Texas on Motorcity
- Don in Wreck-It Ralph
- The title character in the Crash Bandicoot franchise from Crash Tag Team Racing on. Also voiced Lo-Lo - The Air Elemental in Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, as well as Ripper Roo and Pinstripe Potoroo in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.
- Spyro the Dragon, Hunter, Moneybags, Red, Astor, Magnus, Titan and Tomas in Spyro: A Hero's Tail
- Gumpers and Swanky in Pet Alien
- Do Wah-Diddy from Butt-Ugly Martians
- Gary The Monster in Little Nicky
- Estaban and Judge Tripps in Escape from Monkey Island
- Impossible Man and Super-Skrull in Fantastic Four
- Evil Eye Weevil and Honka Lougie from Biker Mice from Mars. Also voiced Ronaldo Rump and Dr. Catorkian in the revival and serving as The Other Darrin for Rimfire, the Pit Boss, Lord Camembert, and Greasepit.
- Sven 'The Governator' in Cars
- Gyobu in Pom Poko
- Takashi Kashiwabara in episode 7 of Vampire Princess Miyu
- Fatso in Casper: A Spirited Beginning, Casper Meets Wendy and The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper
- Gildas in the Dragon Hunters film
- Grim Gloom in The 7D
- Piecemeal in The Secret Saturdays
- Nurse AJ in Up
- Uncle Carl in The Haunted World of El Superbeasto
- Chilly and the Wicked King in Doc McStuffins
- Taxi Crab in Jungle Junction
- Shuff, Vulk, Zaptor, Burnard, Meltus, Vaka, Zabo, Hydro, Surgeo, Hotstuff, and singer of "Go, Go, Go Mighty Nindjas!" in Mixels
- Jimmy Earl in Monster Farm
- Colonel Richter, Optical and D-Zel in Alpha Teens on Machines
- Human Scooby in Big Top Scooby-Doo!
- King Happy Neppy in The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat
- Sofia the First - Cedric the Sorcerer, Sir Gilliam, Woodsman, Additional voices
- The Loud House - Pucker Uppenheimer, Sean's Dad, Billy Dad, Bass Player
- Kulipari: An Army of Frogs - Burnu, Yabber & Sergu
- Mighty Magiswords - Bag Puppets, Fud Fit Theme Song Singer
- Elena of Avalor - King Hector, Chief Zephyr, King Zephyr
- Additional and guest voices in, among others; The Lorax, Ponyo, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Darkwing Duck, Tripping the Rift, WALL•E, Phineas and Ferb, Space Chimps, Finding Nemo, Ben 10, The Simpsons, Histeria!, Extreme Ghostbusters, Rugrats, The Emperor's New Groove, The Emoji Movie and The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature