Former standup comic Tom Kenny is the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, the star of his own cartoon show on Nickelodeon as well as a recent feature film.
SpongeBob lives under the sea in the city of Bikini Bottom where he works as a fry cook at a greasy spoon called the Krusty Krab. He is incurably optimistic and naive. The show premiered in July 1999 and now is a huge hit with children as well as adults, spawning a merchandizing bonanza. Kenny is in the feature film, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, and is also on its enhanced soundtrack.
Kenny's other voices include the narrator and the mayor on Cartoon Network’s Powerpuff Girls, Dog in Nickelodeon's CatDog, and Boo Boo on Yogi Bear. (Original airdate: 11/16/04).