How much is Tom Kenny worth?
|Net Worth:||$18 Million|
|Date of Birth:||July 13, 1962|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Tom Kenny
Tom Kenny, whose full name is Thomas James Kenny, is an American actor and (stand-up) comedian. He gained national popularity when he began voicing the eponymous character in the television series, video games, and films of “SpongeBob SquarePants”. His career in the film industry began in the late 1980s and since then, apart from Sponge Bob, he has voiced many other characters such as Spyro (“Spyro the Dragon”), Heffer Wolfe (“Rocko’s Modern Life”), Ice King (“Adventure Time) and the narrator and mayor in “The Powerpuff Girls”.
How Did Tom Kenny Get So Rich?
The two-time Emmy Award-winning actor became rich from his outstanding performance in many productions. Immediately after he began his acting career, Tom landed a role in the series “Rocko’s Modern Life. He joined the controversial animated series voicing the role of “Heffer Wolfe” for three consecutive years. Towards the late 1990s, he had brief and supporting roles in the shows “What a Cartoon”, “Dr. Katz”, “Dumb and Dumber” and “Cow and Chicken”. Around that time, he began voicing various characters at the same time in the fan favorites “Dexter’s Laboratory” and “Johnny Bravo”.
By the beginning of the new century, the voice actor continued to improve and make a name for himself, with his earnings amassing $100,000 per year. In 1999, he won the auditions for the voice role of the eponymous character in one of the most-watched animated television series of all time – “SpongeBob SquarePants”. Since then, to this day he continues to voice the role of “SpongeBob”, which brought him both wealth and international fame. The media franchise has generated well over $13 billion and that’s the main reason why Tom Kenny’s net worth now exceeds $20 million.
Why is he so famous?
Tom Kenny is famous for his work in the widely popular “Sponge Bob Square Pants” films, television series, and video games. He was born on July 13, 1962, in Syracuse, New York. He’s one of four children to Paul and Theresa Kenny. He has an older brother and two sisters but their names and lives remain private. When he was a child, throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Tom loved collecting record albums and drawing. He met Bobcat Goldthwait during first grade and the two have been friends ever since.
He attended the catholic Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School and during his teenage years, he formed a comic duo with his friend Bobcat. The two went under the name “Tomcat and Bobcat” and worked in many ads and open-mic nights at stand-up comedy venues. Shortly after his graduation, Tom focused his attention on stand-up comedy and began touring the country to improve his skills and earn some additional income. He spent approximately eight years before he moved on to other ventures and began acting full-time.
What Makes Him So Successful?
The success of the “Sponge Bob Square Pants” star came thanks to his many roles in the show business. Concurrently with voicing the role of SpongeBob, Tom Kenny has spent nearly fifteen years on the show “Futurama”, which eventually became his second-longest-running voice role. Among some of his other leading roles that lasted for a couple of years are in “What’s With Andy?”, “Samurai Jack”, “The Cramp Twins”, “The Batman”, “Handy Manny”, and “Word Girl”.
Apart from the hundreds of animated television series that Tom Kenny has taken part in, he has also taken part of many direct-to-films and video games. He has had multiple roles in film adaptations of “Scooby-Doo”, “Tom and Jerry”, “The Batman”, “Beverly Hills Chihuahua”, and “Lego DC Comics Super Heroes”. Since the beginning of his illustrious career, Kenny has had many voice roles in “SpongeBob Square Pants” video games. He also voiced various characters in “Spyro”, “Scooby-Doo”, “Samurai Jack”, and “Marvel Heroes” to name a few.
When it comes to voice actors, Tom Kenny is one of the richest and most popular of them all. The talented actor and comedian began his career in the late years of the 20th century and he quickly became a fan favorite to both adults and children.
For the past three decades, concurrently with voicing the leading role of the eponymous character in Nickelodeon’s most-watched show, “SpongeBob SquarePants”, the television star has taken part in hundreds of other films, television series, and video games.