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An Invisible Celebrity: The Life of Voice Actor Tom Kenny — aka SpongeBob SquarePants

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Yep, of course, SpongeBob SquarePants. But the voice behind SpongeBob — actor and comedian Tom Kenny — lives on land, and visited Galveston recently for the opening of Moody Gardens’ Ice Land exhibit, which features some 900 tons of ice sculptures – including a number of SpongeBob characters. Houston Matters’ Michael Mann catches […]

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Yep, of course, SpongeBob SquarePants.

But the voice behind SpongeBob — actor and comedian Tom Kenny — lives on land, and visited Galveston recently for the opening of Moody Gardens’ Ice Land exhibit, which features some 900 tons of ice sculptures – including a number of SpongeBob characters.

Houston Matters’ Michael Mann catches up with Kenny to talk about his now 15-year-long experience voicing the original absorbent, yellow, porous self-confessed goofy goober.

Michael began by asking him what’s behind the lasting appeal of SpongeBob and about the life of a voice actor.

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