Monday, October 17, 2011

You Know The Voice: Tom Kenny, "heart salesman" (1992)

Before he achieved his greatest success as an in-demand voice actor, comedian Tom Kenny had his first brush with television fame in the short-lived Fox series, The Edge, a Sunday night sketch comedy series that was supposed to be a complement to the more popular and successful In Living Color, but couldn't hold the audience. Kenny was part of an ensemble that also included future sitcom stars Wayne Knight (Seinfeld, 3rd Rock From the Sun) & Jennifer Aniston (Friends) and ex-MTV personality Julie Brown (ex-Just Say Julie), whom the show was supposedly built around in the first place. Here's Tom as heart salesman Tex Worthy in this clip from 1992, uploaded by BrianHamiltonTV:

Thanks to SpongeBob Squarepants, as well as a stint as narrator of The Powerpuff Girls, Kenny has become a star in his own right. These days, in addition to SpongeBob, Tom is also the voice of Plastic Man on Batman: The Brave & The Bold on Cartoon Network, and worked on the Winnie The Pooh feature film that was released earlier this year.

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