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Occupation  Voice actor
Years active  1988–present

Name  Jeff Bennett
Role  Voice actor
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Full Name  Jeffrey Glen Bennett
Born  October 2, 1962 (age 53) (1962-10-02) Houston, Texas, U.S.
Other names  Jeff Glen Bennett, Jeff Glenn Bennet, Jeff Glen Bennet, Jeff Bennet, Jeff G. Bennett, Jeff Glenn Bennett
Nominations  Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program
Movies and TV shows  Johnny Bravo, The Penguins of Madag, Curious George, Dexter's Laboratory, Tinker Bell
Similar People  Kevin Michael Richardson, Frank Welker, Rob Paulsen, Jim Cummings, Corey Burton

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Jeffrey Glenn Bennett (born October 2, 1962) is an American voice actor and singer. His voice roles include Johnny Bravo in the television series of the same name, Petrie in the Land Before Time films and television series, Mr. Smee and Bones in Jake and the Never Land Pirates, The Man With the Yellow Hat in Curious George, Raj in Camp Lazlo, Kowalski in The Penguins of Madagascar series and various other characters in films, television shows and video games.

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Early life

He got his acting training on the stage at the Alley Theatre in Houston, before moving to California with his family in 1990.

Career

Bennett's first role in the voice-over industry was Horace "I.Q." Boothroyd the Third in James Bond Jr.

Afterwards, more roles came which included Brooklyn in Gargoyles, Petrie in The Land Before Time series from the second film onward, Jitters A. Dog in Bonkers, Lord Camembert in Biker Mice from Mars, Roger Dearly, Lieutenant Pug and several others on 101 Dalmatians and Dexter's Dad in Dexter's Laboratory.

In 1995, he played what would be his best-known role, the title character in Johnny Bravo and Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women in The What a Cartoon Show!. For the character, Bennett used an Elvis Presley impersonation, which was somewhere between the young and the older Presley. In 1997, Johnny Bravo was made into a television series. A cult hit show, it continued from 1997–2004, receiving praise and multiple Annie Award nominations, including one for Bennett.

He has also provided various voices in the animated series Freakazoid!, voicing characters such as The Huntsman, Cave Guy, Candle Jack, Lord Bravery, and many others.

Later, he did the voices of Drixenol "Drix" Koldriliff in Ozzy and Drix, Clay Bailey on Xiaolin Showdown, Mister Boss and Mister Fizz in Codename: Kids Next Door, Raj on Camp Lazlo, Principal Luna and Jan Rongetes (janitor and Swedish air guitarist) on Class of 3000, Azmuth in Ben 10 Alien Force and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Smee and Bones on Jake and the Never Land Pirates, and various other characters in movies, TV shows and video games.

Since 2006, Bennett has voiced the role of The Man With the Yellow Hat and also voices neighborhood farmer Mr. Renkins in the PBS Kids TV series Curious George. The series was awarded Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Children's Animated Program in 2008, 2010 and 2012.

Bennett has also done the voices of the Joker and other characters on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Dorkus in Planet Sheen, several characters (Keswick, Larry and Ollie) on T.U.F.F. Puppy, Red Tornado on Young Justice, and Kowalski, Chuck Charles and the team's computer in The Penguins of Madagascar.

In 2012, he was awarded the Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting in a Television Production for his role as Kowalski. He was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award but lost to June Foray.

In 2016, Bennett won the Daytime Emmy Award for his performance as Mayor Lusky on the animated series Transformers: Rescue Bots.

Personal life

Bennett is married to Susan E. Welby since 1988 and has one daughter born in 1998.

References

Jeff Bennett Wikipedia


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