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Bite his shiny metal ass.
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Well, yes. Yes he does. (With Blackjack and Hookers)

John William DiMaggio (born September 4, 1968) is in basically every single current Western cartoon imaginable — moreso than his Futurama co-star Billy West. You can easily spot his work by his Guttural Growler Large Ham nature.

And as the photo proves, he is not a pseudonym of Peter Cullen. He's also not to be confused with the famous baseball player Joe DiMaggio.

Has a Twitter account. Noted for being nice when not acting.

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Some of his roles include:

John DiMaggio's work provides examples of:

  • Accidental Misnaming: Hayao Mizayaki.
  • Badass Baritone: A lot of his roles are this. John naturally has a deep baritone voice. Ironically, most of his most iconic voices are him pitching his voice up.
  • Big Fun: Not only has he played plenty of these, but he's also one in real life.
  • The Big Guy: Pretty much his signature. At 6'3 1/2" or 1.92 m, he's also pretty physically imposing in real life.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Another specialty of his.
  • General Ripper: His Guttural Growler voice combined with high pitched enthusiasm has led to him being Type Cast vocally as one of these.
  • Guttural Growler: Almost all of his roles are like this.
  • Ink-Suit Actor:
    • The writers of Kim Possible created the character of "Motor Ed" so that John could "be himself." Similarly, he also looks somewhat like Marcus Fenix.
    • Word of God says they made Human Bender on the "Anthology of Interest II" episode of Futurama exactly like John - both in looks and personality.
  • Large Ham: It's one of his fortes.
  • Playing Against Type: As the Joker and the Hammer of Sauron.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Often described as "the blackest white guy in VA," his uncanny ability to do an African-American accent (one that doesn't just sound like a white guy doing a racist voice) has earned him a handful of roles as black characters. In interviews, he'll sometimes reenact a heavily-circulated tape of Barry White trying and failing to record a radio spot, and it's spot on. He's also a skilled beat-boxer.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Once in a while, he voices enough roles on Futurama to have a conversation with himself (although not as often as Billy West, David Herman, or Maurice LaMarche). Literally the case when Bender talks to a chained up Jake the Dog and tells him to shut up.
    • Also in Final Fantasy X, where he voices both the characters Wakka and Kimahri. Kimahri talks so little though that they never have a conversation as such (at one point Wakka tells him "That's enough!" and Kimahri just shakes his head and walks away).
    • Given how many characters he voices in the Ben 10 franchise, it was inevitable that he'd end up doing this at least once.
  • Typecasting: He's played a talking dog sidekick three times now.

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