Voice Actor You Should Know: Tom Kenny

(Last Updated On: February 2, 2022)

Go through the major voice acting roles you SHOULD know Tom Kenny for.

Before you read, test your Tom Kenny knowledge with this Sporcle quiz!

Most people have great knowledge of movie actors and television actors. These actors are all the buzz across the news, and they are common household names. We can all name famous and popular roles of Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks, Zendaya, and so on. 

While these actors have also had voice acting roles, we don’t often take time to appreciate those who are familiar to us only as voice actors. It’s time to change that.

This series will dive into voice actors who are already so dear to us, but we just need to get better at recognizing them as they appear. Hopefully, this will also give you newfound trivia knowledge!

An excellent place to start is with the wonderful work of Tom Kenny. 

Here are 5 famous roles Tom Kenny has played:

1. Spongebob in Spongebob Squarepants

Big fan of this yellow sponge? Try to test your Spongebob knowledge with this Sporcle quiz.

I know we have all tried to do that iconic Spongebob laugh, and now we all know we have Tom Kenny to thank for it. Not only is Tom Kenny the voice of our favorite sponge, but he is also the voice of Gary, the French narrator, Patchy the Pirate, and so many others! 

2. Ice King in Adventure Time

Try to name all these Adventure Time princesses in this Sporcle quiz! I know Ice King knows them all by heart.

Just like Spongebob and Gary, Tom Kenny is also the voice of the key character Ice King and his companion Gunter. And just like the Ice King having conversations with himself, you can only imagine Tom Kenny in the recording booth having conversations with himself as Ice King and Gunter. 

Besides those two, Tom Kenny has MANY roles within the entirety of Adventure Time. It’s hard to watch any of the 283 episodes without hearing Tom Kenny’s voice or scream at least once. Watching Adventure Time is probably the easiest way to get familiar with Tom Kenny’s talented array of voices. 

3. Eduardo in Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends

Haven’t seen Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends in awhile? Try remembering everyone’s name with this Sporcle quiz.

Tom Kenny also voices the kind giant in Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Eduardo. This voice can be hard to distinguish with its deepness and raspy qualities, but now it’s hard to unhear the wonderful Tom Kenny each time Eduardo shares that he “likes potatoes”.

4. Heffer Wolfe in Rocko’s Modern Life

Did you grow up watching 90s cartoons? Why not try to remember what their theme songs are with this Sporcle quiz.

For all the 90’s kids out there, yes, Tom Kenny also voiced Rocko’s best friend, Heffer, in Rocko’s Modern Life. Heffer is Tom Kenny’s first major voice acting role in animation.

5. Mayor and Narrator in The Powerpuff Girls

Not all cartoon characters need to have complicated names. Try to guess every Powerpuff Girl characters’ name with this Sporcle quiz.

And so once again the day is saved thanks to…Tom Kenny! We all remember the hypnotic heart pattern at the end of each episode of The Powerpuff Girls, and Tom Kenny can be thanked as the narrator to end each one. And of course, Tom Kenny has another role in this show as the Mayor!

And that’s not all! Now that you’re at least somewhat familiar with what Tom Kenny sounds like, you are sure to hear him as an additional voice in so many shows and movies. You can find a great list of everything here. Thank you, Tom Kenny, for being the talented voices of so many throughout a great number of our childhoods!

Feel free to share your favorite role of Tom Kenny’s, and let us know if we missed any you’re obsessed with!