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Jess Harnell
Harnell in 2013
Born (1963-12-23) December 23, 1963 (age 60)
OccupationVoice actor
Years active1987–present
Cara Leanne
(m. 2019)
Musical career
Member ofRock Sugar

Jess Harnell (born December 23, 1963[1]) is an American voice actor. His roles include Wakko Warner in Animaniacs, Captain Hero in Drawn Together, Jerry in the first two seasons of Totally Spies, Ironhide in the first three Transformers films directed by Michael Bay, the titular character in the Crash Bandicoot franchise, and Wooton Bassett in Adventures in Odyssey. Harnell has also been the announcer for America's Funniest Home Videos since 1998.

Early life

Harnell was born on December 23, 1963, at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey, and grew up in nearby Teaneck,[1] the son of Joe Harnell (a jazz composer) and his wife Alice.[2][self-published source][3]


In 1989, Harnell provided the voices of Br'er Rabbit and many other critters for the Splash Mountain attraction at Disneyland Park. Harnell also recorded some new character dialogue for the subsequent Walt Disney World version of the attraction. He has continued to reprise the role of Brer Rabbit in new Disney projects when needed, such as in the 2011 video game Kinect: Disneyland Adventures.

In 1990, Harnell served as a casting director on DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp. In 1993, he went on to voice Wakko Warner on Animaniacs and Secret Squirrel on 2 Stupid Dogs. That same year, he became the singing voice of father in the current version of Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress.[4] From 1994 to 1996, he supplied the voices of Sewer Urchin, the Human Bullet and Chief Louder in the animated series The Tick.

Also, in 1996, Harnell voiced Hunter in Road Rovers. One of Harnell's next appearances was as the principal stormtrooper in the 1997 Star Wars fan film Troops, a parody of Cops set in the Star Wars expanded universe. Harnell voiced Rudy's father, Joe Tabootie and Chalk Dad on the Nickelodeon show ChalkZone, Crash Bandicoot in Crash Tag Team Racing, Crash of the Titans, Crash: Mind over Mutant, and Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy, Lo-Lo in Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, Rodney Copperbottom in the Robots video game, Spyro the Dragon in Spyro: A Hero's Tail and Spyro: Shadow Legacy, Marlin, Bruce and Crazy Drivers in the Finding Nemo video game, Jerry in the first two seasons of Totally Spies, Linguni in Pucca and Evil Scientist in The Nightmare Before Christmas' video game spin-offs, as well as in the Kingdom Hearts series. In 2005, he voiced Buzz Blister in Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars and numerous other characters in subsequent Tom and Jerry features. He also voiced wild and energetic Cro-Magnon Doubledome from the Longhair and Doubledome cartoon shorts for Cartoon Network's Big Pick (also starring Daniel Davis as Longhair).

In 2001, Harnell was the singing voice of Buster on Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure. He also voiced Captain Hero on Comedy Central's animated comedy Drawn Together and he also does the voices of Wooton Bassett and Bennett Charles on the radio drama Adventures in Odyssey,[5] as well as playing the lead role of Finnian Jones for the Lamplighter Theatre Radio Drama. He also made appearances on Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad. His voice also made an appearance in NASCAR Rumble, and is credited for in-game commentary in the follow-up game Rumble Racing. Jess also replaced Brad Garrett as the voice of Fatso during season 3 of The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper. He also guest starred in Samurai Jack as he voiced Ringo and a waitress in the episode "Jack Under the Sea". He also produced the 2004 film Comic Book: The Movie along with Billy West, Mark Hamill, Eric Mittleman, Scott Zakarin and Roger Rose as well as playing the character Ricky. In 2006, he worked as a voice director on Pet Alien. In 2007, he replaced Neil Flynn as the voice of The Plumber in Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction and Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time. He also voiced the Smuggler in that popular series.

In that same year, Harnell voiced the characters of Ironhide and Barricade in the Michael Bay-directed Transformers, making him the only voice actor to play both an Autobot (Ironhide) and a Decepticon (Barricade) in that film. He returned to voice Ironhide once again in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen[6][7][8] and Transformers: Dark of the Moon as well as Barricade in Transformers: The Last Knight.

Harnell voiced a character in Up and replaced Brad Garrett as the voice of Professor Buffo in Special Agent Oso. He also voiced Flip Wreck, Blast Zone and Bucko in the Skylanders reboot of the franchise and Cowardly Lion and Reegull in Lego Dimensions. Harnell also provided the voice and singing voice of Cedric the Sorcerer from Sofia the First from 2013 to 2018.

Music career

Main article: Rock Sugar (band)

Harnell released his only solo album, The Sound of Your Voice, in 1995. He is the lead vocalist in the pop/metal mashup rock band, Rock Sugar, which evolved from his previous band, Loud & Clear. With Loud & Clear or Rock Sugar, Harnell released five albums: Disc-Connected (2003), self-titled demo album (2007), Festival of Fire (2008), Reimaginator (2010), and Reinventinator (2021)[9][10][11][12]

Personal life

On November 8, 2019, Harnell proposed to his girlfriend Cara Leanne,[13] and the couple married on November 19.[14][15]



List of voice performances in feature and direct-to-video films
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Yakko's World: An Animaniacs Singalong Wakko Warner Direct-to-video film
Pom Poko Gyobu (2005 English dub)
1995 Casper Arnold [16]
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Frollo's Soldiers
Aladdin and the King of Thieves Fat Thief Direct-to-video film
Mostly In Toon: An Animaniacs Singalong Wakko Warner Direct-to-video film
1997 Casper: A Spirited Beginning Fatso Direct-to-video film[16]
1998 Casper Meets Wendy Fatso Direct-to-video film[16]
Quest for Camelot Construction worker
A Bug's Life Bus Beetle
1999 We Wish You a Merry Christmas Santa, Man #1, Man #2 Direct-to-video film[16]
Our Friend, Martin Reporter #1, Demonstrator Direct-to-video film[16]
O' Christmas Tree Man in House, Skunk, Santa Direct-to-video film[16]
Wakko's Wish Wakko Warner Direct-to-video film[16]
2000 Lion of Oz Singer
Joseph: King of Dreams Issachar, Lead Trader Direct-to-video[16]
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus Wagif Knook, Giant Direct-to-video film[16]
Little Nicky Gary the Monster [16]
The Emperor's New Groove Guard
2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Buster (singing voice) Direct-to-video[16]
Max Keeble's Big Movie MacGoogles Direct-to-video[16]
2002 Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring Policeman [16]
Scooby-Doo Creatures [16]
Lilo & Stitch Hawaiian Man
2003 The Jungle Book 2 Dizzy, Ziggy
Finding Nemo Seagulls
2004 Comic Book: The Movie Ricky Direct-to-video film; also producer
Clifford's Really Big Movie Dirk [16]
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers Major General Direct-to-video
iMucha Lucha!: The Return of El Malefico Don Cerebro, Vegas Lounge Singer [16]
Kangaroo Jack: G'Day U.S.A.! Dude #2 [16]
2005 Racing Stripes Horse #1
Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars Buzz Blister, Martian General, Worker #3 Direct-to-video film[16]
Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry Buzz Blister, Film Director Direct-to-video film[16]
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Male Macrauchenia
Cars Sven 'The Governator'[citation needed]
Asterix and the Vikings Cacofonix English version[16]
The Wild Screaming Garbage Man, Screaming Boat Captain
Tales from Earthsea Messenger #2, Hazia Dealer English version
2007 Surf's Up Male Penguin #4
Transformers Ironhide, Barricade [16]
Underdog Astronaut [16]
2008 Horton Hears a Who! Another Who [16]
Dragon Hunters Gildas (English version)
WALL-E Axiom Passenger #9
Igor Announcer, Royal Guard #2 [16]
2009 Up Nurse AJ [16]
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Ironhide [16] Nominated - Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple
Shared with Shia LaBeouf and either Megan Fox or any "Transformer"
Dragon Hunters Gildas [16]
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Cameraman, Astronaut, Willey the Worm, Uncle Carl [16]
2010 Toy Story 3 Army Man
The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! Captain Hero, Wile E. Coyote
Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes Pan, Brett Jeremy Direct-to-video[16]
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Ironhide [16] Nominated - Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Ensemble
Shared with the entire cast
2012 Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse Pan [16]
Big Top Scooby-Doo! Human Scooby-Doo, Guard Direct-to-video[16]
Wreck-It Ralph Don [16]
2013 Monsters University Fraternity Brother, MU Security Monster [16]
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Bill Clinton, Isaac Newton, New York City cop [16]
The Hero of Color City Green [16]
Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon Pan [16]
Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love Campaign Manager, Announcer [16]
2015 Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest Pan [16]
Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run Tosh, Pete Puma Direct-to-video[16]
2016 Norm of the North Male Tourist [16]
The Secret Life of Pets Papillon
Nerdlands Reporter Jess [16]
2017 Transformers: The Last Knight Barricade [16]
Tangled: Before Ever After Pocket Television film[16]
Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Grandpa Joe Direct-to-video
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Animal Control Guy #1 [16]
Deep Luigi [16]
2021 Rick + Morty in the Eternal Nightmare Machine Scary Terry Short film
2021 History of Swear Words Grandpa
2023 Once Upon a Studio Scuttle Short film


List of voice performances in television shows
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Wake, Rattle & Roll Droop-A-Long Coyote, Hardy Har Har
1993 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Captain Zorax, Wolf Jackson Episode: "Night of the Dark Turtle"
Bonkers Toon Bomb, Charlie the Toon Pig, Heckler 5 episodes
2 Stupid Dogs Secret Squirrel, Scirocco Mole
1993–1995 Biker Mice from Mars Evil Eye Weevil, Honka Loogie 5 episodes
1993–1998 Animaniacs Wakko Warner, Walter Wolf, Alvey, Humphrey Bogart, Cabby Main role
1994 Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad Man on Street, Radio Nerd, Rock n' Roll Virus 3 episodes[16]
Tiny Toon Spring Break Special Michael Molten-Lava, Rank Television special
1995 Empty Nest Vince Episode: "Harry Weston: Man's Best Friend"
What A Cartoon Cerberus [16]
Freakazoid! Wakko Warner [16]
Dumb and Dumber Ox [16]
1995–1999 Cow and Chicken Workman #2 3 episodes[16]
1995–1999 Timon & Pumbaa Bugs, Santa's Elf, Male Children, Carolers, The Dingo 5 episodes
1996 Fantastic Four Impossible Man, Super-Skrull Episode: "Hopelessly Impossible"
Road Rovers Hunter 13 episodes[16]
1996–1998 The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper Fatso
1997 I Am Weasel Admiral Bullets, French Prime Minister, Workman Episode: "This Bridge, Not Weasel Bridge"
The Weird Al Show Dr. Legume Episode: "One for the Record Books"
Jungle Cubs Toucan Episode: "Old Green Teeth/The Elephant Who Couldn't Say No"
Kyûketsuki Miyu Takashi Kashiwabara Episode: "The Red Shoe's"
1997–1998 Recess Micky McCloud 3 episodes
1997–1999 Rugrats Guide, Singer, Jingle Singer 2 episodes
1998 The Wild Thornberrys Marsh Deer, Tortoise Episode: "Vacant Lot"[16]
1998–present America's Funniest Home Videos Himself Announcer
1998–1999 The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs William, Big Jim Jones, Frank Sir 4 episodes
Mad Jack the Pirate Snuck
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Bartender Heads, Clay, Bomb Vender, Gramps Munchapper, Keno Kentrix, Dealer, Announcer #3 [16]
2001 The Simpsons Charlton Heston sound bite Episode: "The Parent Rap"
The Drew Carey Show Elvis Performer Episode: "Drew and the King"
2001–2002 Horrible Histories Darren Dongle
House of Mouse Buzzy the Vulture, Ziggy the Vulture, Dizzy the Vulture, Flaps the Vulture
2001–2004 Totally Spies! Jerry, Frankie Dude, Coach [16]
2001–2002 Butt-Ugly Martians Do-Wah Diddy [16]
2002–2004 ChalkZone Joe Tabootie, Chalk Dad, Lars, Announcer
2002–2008 Codename: Kids Next Door Ice Cream Man, Chef Pierre, Dr. Phineas B. Sharp 5 episodes
2003 Clifford the Big Red Dog Rexxington, Singing Dog Episode: "Food for Thought/Friends Forever"[16]
Evil Con Carne Harv, Policeman, Radio Singer Episode: "Gridlocked and Loaded/Fool's Paradise"
The Powerpuff Girls Gnome, Elders, Male Townie Episode: "See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey"[16]
Ozzy & Drix Shwee Episode: "Gas of Doom"
Dexter's Laboratory Boy Band Germ #2, Boy Band Germ #4, Boy Band Germ #5 Episode: "Head Band"
2003–2005 Duck Dodgers Tosh Gopher, Captain Peters, Puerco [16]
Clifford's Puppy Days Jorge, Mr. Sidarsky, Mr.Digby [16]
2004 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Constable, Flute Player, Shane Flinty Episode: "Large Dragon at Large"
The Fairly OddParents Singer Episode: "Shelf Life"
Higglytown Heroes Higglyhune Chief Episode: "Higgly Islands"
My Life as a Teenage Robot Singer, Todd's Dad Episode: "A Robot for All Seasons"[16]
2004 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Singing Meldar Episode: "Win, Lose, and Kaboom!"
2005–2007 Pet Alien Gumpers, Swanky, Granville DeSpray [16] Nominated - Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program
2005 The Buzz on Maggie Eugene, Wendell 3 episodes
A.T.O.M. Richter, Optical, Deezel
Tripping the Rift Captain Kirk Episode: "Chode & Bobo's High School Reunion"[16]
The Kellys Denny Kelly, Calvin T. Tibbins [16]
2006 My Gym Partner's a Monkey Bear Kid, Crocodile Episode: "Shark Attack/Me Adam, You Jake"
Catscratch Mitchell the Mammoth Episode: "A Woolly Adventure/Evil!"
2006–2007 Biker Mice from Mars Ronaldo Rump, Dr. Catorkian, Bangers, Camembert [16]
2006–2009 The Replacements Donny Rottweiler
2007 Random! Cartoons Crank The Mall Security Guard Episode: "Ratzafratz!"
The Land Before Time Swooper Episode: "The Hermit of Black Rock"[16]
Ben 10 Band Member #1, Announcer Episode: "Monster Weather"[16]
Kim Possible The Mayer Episodes: "Cap'n Drakken", "Mathter and Fervent"
2007–2008 Chowder Singing Bean #1, Theater Manager 3 episodes[16]
2008–2009 The Secret Saturdays Piecemeal, Newscaster Episodes: "Guess Who's Going to Be Dinner", "Target: Fiskerton"[16]
2009 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Bloo Superdude theme song singer Episode: "The Bloo Superdude and the Great Creator of Everything's Awesome Ceremony of Fun"
2009–2011 The Super Hero Squad Show Odin, Hercules, Computer
2009–2012 Jungle Junction Taxicrab [16]
2010–2012 Special Agent Oso Professor Buffo
2011–2013 The Cleveland Show Tim
The Looney Tunes Show Tosh Gopher [16]
2012 Motorcity Texas [16]
2012–2020 Doc McStuffins Chilly, Buddy, Wicked King, Fabio, Father, Pet Owners [16]
2012–2018 Sofia the First Cedric the Sorcerer, Sir Gilliam, Woodsman [16]
2013 Rick and Morty Scary Terry Episodes: "Lawnmower Dog", "Anatomy Park"
2014-2016 Mixels Various characters [16]
The 7D Grim Gloom [16]
2014 Turbo: F.A.S.T Dean Cuizeen 2 episodes[16]
2015 Fresh Beat Band of Spies Savage Strawberry Episode: "Fruit Racer Game"
2015–2016 TripTank Hell's Angel, Amber Twinklez as Old Man, Mustache Cop 3 episodes[16]
2016–2017 The Loud House Pucker Uppenheimer, Sean's Dad, Billy Dad, Bass Player Episode: "For Bros About to Rock", "Two Boys And A Baby", "Yes Man"[16]
2016–present Kulipari: An Army of Frogs Burnu, Yabber & Sergu Recurring roles
2016–2018 Blaze and the Monster Machines Bunk, Bruce Moose, Grizzly Bear 2, Workee Bee 1 7 episodes
2016 Mighty Magiswords Bag Puppets, Fud Fit Theme Song Singer[16] Episodes: "Dungeons and Dayjobs", "Champions of Breakfast"[16]
2016–2020 Elena of Avalor King Hector, Chief Zephyr, King Zephyr, Jaguar King Episodes: "Royal Retreat", "Flight of the Jacquins", "Realm of the Jacquins", "Shapeshifters", "Father-in-Chief", "The Incredible Shrinking Royals", "Norberg Peace Prize", "Heart of The Jaguar"
2017 Big Mouth Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (voice) Episode: “Am I Gay?”
2017–2020 Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz Cowardly Lion, Lyman, Crank, Schooler, Tik Tok, Witch #2, Baroness Bunchausen, Undertaker 51 episodes[16]
2017 Tangled: Before Ever After Pocket TV movie
Pickle and Peanut Banjo-Vie Episode: "Watchin' Darlin’/Petting Zoo"
2018 Life in Pieces Dr. Hoot-Stein, Mouse Husband Episode: "Reading Egg Nurse Neighbor"
Puppy Dog Pals Reginald, Daddy Squirrel Episodes: "Puggy-ology/Squirrels Just Wanna Have Fun", "A New Pup In Town/The Last Pup-icorn"
DC's Legends of Tomorrow Elvis Vocal Impersonator Episode: "Amazing Grace"
Mickey and the Roadster Racers Jess Episode: "Super-Charged: Pop Star Helpers/The Chip ‘N Dale 500"
2019 Tangled: The Series Pocket, Thug #1 Episode: "Peril on the High Seas"[16]
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? Jimmy the Gardener, Ghost Of The Doom Bringer, Ghost Knight, Lawyer, Tiny, Jimmy 3 episodes[16]
2020–2023 Animaniacs Wakko Warner [17][18]
2021 History of Swear Words Grandpa [17][18]
2022 Batwheels Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin [19]

Video games

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness Franz
1997 ClayFighter 63⅓ Bad Mr. Frosty
Animaniacs Game Pack Wakko Warner [16]
1998 Animaniacs: Ten Pen Alley Wakko Warner [16]
1999 Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time Merlin 'Moyle' Munroe [16]
NASCAR Rumble In-Game Commentator
2000 Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles Jedi Knight Ki-Adi-Mundi
102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue Jean‑Pierre Le Pelt
Star Wars: Demolition Darth Maul, Malakili [16]
2001 Star Wars: Obi-Wan Ki-Adi Mundi [16]
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Darth Maul, Gungan Bolo Trooper, Hannoon Soldier [16]
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Lo-Lo [16]
Star Wars: Starfighter Special Edition Ric Olié, Pirate Ground Forces
Rumble Racing In-Game Commentator
2002 Star Wars: Racer Revenge Darth Maul
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Gran Thug, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Wounded Naboo Soldier
Kingdom Hearts Evil Scientist, Lock English version
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast Mon Calomari Rogue Leader
2003 Finding Nemo Marlin, Bruce
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Republic Soldier
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Gran, Trandoshan
2004 Spyro: A Hero's Tail Spyro, Hunter the Cheetah, Sgt. Byrd, Moneybags the Bear, Red, Astor, Magnus, Titan, Tomas
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge Evil Scientist
2005 Robots Rodney Copperbottom
Crash Tag Team Racing Crash Bandicoot [16]
Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt Wakko Warner, Big Chief Sitting Bison
Kingdom Hearts II Evil Scientist, Lock English version
2006 Over the Hedge Vincent, King Rat, King Rat, Police Chief [16]
2007 Shrek the Third Pirate Captain, Peasant Actor, Evil Knight 3 [16]
Surf's Up Chicken Joe [16]
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ Evil Scientist, Lock English version
Crash of the Titans Crash Bandicoot [16]
Biker Mice from Mars Ronaldo Rump, Narrator, Goon
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Smuggler, Plumber, Parrot [16]
2008 Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty Smuggler, Parrot
Crash: Mind Over Mutant Crash Bandicoot
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Ironhide [16]
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Bill Fettuccini, Estervan – the SCUMM Bar Pirate, Pirate Leader I, Store Keeper, Sword-Head Ghost
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Smuggler, Plumber, Battery Bot
The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun Piecemeal [16]
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crank in Time Plumber, Smuggler [16]
2010 Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet Hercules [16]
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Ironhide [16]
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One Plumber [16]
Kinect: Disneyland Adventures Br'er Rabbit
2012 Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Plumber [16]
2013 Skylanders: Swap Force Blast Zone
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus Plumber, Smuggler, Parrot [16]
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Flip Wreck, Blast Zone
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Flip Wreck, Blast Zone [20]
Heroes of the Storm E.T.C.
2016 Ratchet & Clank Plumber, Skid McMarx, Blarg #4 [16]
Skylanders: Imaginators Crash Bandicoot, Flip Wreck, Blast Zone, Fake Crash
2017 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Crash Bandicoot, Pinstripe Potoroo, Ripper Roo [16]
2019 Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Crash Bandicoot, Baby Crash [16]
2021 Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! Crash Bandicoot
2021 Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Skidd, Phantom [16]
2022 Return to Monkey Island LeChuck [21]
2023 Sea of Thieves LeChuck, Pirate Leader I, Store Keeper, Bill Fettuccini


List of acting performances in feature films and television shows
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Throb Member of The Playthings Episode: "The Spa"
1988 Boulevard of Broken Dreams Benny Dimase
2002 The Country Bears Long-Haired Dude
2007 Jekyll Guy #1
2012 Big Time Rush Babylace Episode: "Big Time Babysitting"
2013 I Know That Voice Himself Documentary

Theme parks

List of voice performances in theme parks
Year Title Role Notes
1989, 1992 Splash Mountain Br'er Rabbit, Mr. Bluebird, Geese, Vultures, Owl, Alligator, Brer Turtle, Porcupine, Safety Spiels [22]
1994 Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin Roger Rabbit [23][24]
2007 Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage Marlin [25]
2011 Transformers: The Ride 3D Ironhide


List of voice performances in radio series
Year Title Role Notes
2001–present Adventures in Odyssey Wooton Bassett, Bennett Charles, Additional voices 148 episodes

Soundtrack appearances

Year Film Role Song Artist/Writer
1991–95 Taz-Mania Theme song vocalist "Come to Taz-Mania" Jess Harnell & Jim Cummings
1993–99 Animaniacs Wakko "Theme Song"
"French Theme Song"
"Sing-Along Theme"
"The Monkey Song"
"I Am the Very Model of a Cartoon Individual"
"Wakko's America"
"Be Careful What You Eat"
"The Senses Song"
"John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt"
"The Twelve Days of Christmas"
"Hello Nurse"
"The Presidents Song"
"Yakko's Universe"
"Macadamia Nut"
"I'm Mad"
"Variety Speak"
"The Anvil Song"
"At the Big Wrap Party Tonight"
"The Ballad of Magellan
"Bones in the Body"
"The Etiquette Song"
"Hungarian Rapsody"
"I'll Take an Island"
"I'm Cute"
"I've Got a Ha'Penny"
"If I Could Have My Wish Then I'd Be Happy"
"L.A. Dot"
"Lake Titicaca"
"Make a Gookie"
"Let the Anvils Ring"
"Our First Day of School"
"Never Give Up Hope"
"A Quake! A Quake!"
"Several Drops of Rain"
"The Studio Shrink"
"There's Only One of You"
"Traveling Animaniacs"
"Twinkle, Twinkle"
"U.N. Me"
"Video Revue"
"What Are We"
"When You're Traveling"
"The Wishing Star"
"Yes, Brothers Warner We"
Richard Stone, Steve Bernstein, Julie Bernstein & Gordon Goodwin
1996 Aladdin and the King of Thieves Additional voices "Are You In or Out?" David Friedman
1997-98 Pepper Ann Mik Snott Band Member/various voices Multiple episodes Disney Toonimation Studios
2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Buster "Junkyard Society Rag" Melissa Manchester & Norman Gimbel
2004 The Powerpuff Girls Additional voices "Give Something to Me"
"Sai Lai lufti de santra mekidu"
"Sunshine, Sunshine, Down on Me"
"Thank You"
"This is the Best Day of My Life Today"
"Real Good"
"Sai Lai lufti de santra mekidu 2"
Manda Rin, Steven Clark, John Disco, James L. Venable, Thomas Chase & Stephen Rucker
2005 The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge Evil Scientist "Dr. Finklestein's Song" Danny Elfman
2006 Codename: Kids Next Door Singer "Don't Pee in Your Pants If You Wanna Victory Dance" ?
2008 Chowder Singer "Fireheart" ?
2009 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Singer "The Bloo supersede and the Great Creator of Everything's Awesome Ceremony of Fun That He's Not Invited To" ?
2011–14 The Looney Tunes Show Tosh Gopher "Be Polite"
"You Like / I Like"
"Drifting Apart"
"Christmas Rules"
Andy Sturmer
2012 Doc McStuffins Chilly "You Can Do It"
"Chillin' in the Snow"
Michelle Lewis & Kay Hanley
2013 Sofia the First Cedric All
2014 Special Agent Oso Professor Buffo "The Doc with the Golden Bed" ?
2019 Muppet Babies "Kick It Up A Notch"
2021 History of Swear Words "TBA"


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