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Mike Nawrocki

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Residence  Franklin, Tennessee
Role  Director
Name  Mike Nawrocki

Religion  Christianity
Notable work  VeggieTales
Spouse  Lisa Nawrocki
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Full Name  Michael Nawrocki
Born  July 8, 1966 (age 49) (1966-07-08) Dayton, Ohio
Occupation  Executive Vice President and co-founder of Big Idea Entertainment
Education  University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Movies and TV shows  VeggieTales, Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie
Children  Alejandra Nawrocki, Michael Nawrocki, Jr.
Books  The pirates who don't do anythi, Bob lends a helping‑‑‑hand?, Peas and Thank You!
Similar People  Phil Vischer, Lisa Vischer, Tim Hodge, Kurt Heinecke, Brian K Roberts

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Michael Nawrocki (born July 8, 1966) is an American director, producer, writer, voice actor, animator, musician, puppeteer, and businessman best known as the co-creator of the long-running, Christian video series, VeggieTales where he voices Larry the Cucumber. He also voices many other main characters on the show, including Jerry Gourd, Jean-Claude Pea, and other various characters, is the co-founder of Big Idea Entertainment alongside Phil Vischer, and currently serves as the Executive Vice President of the company. He has directed several of their productions, including the award-winning Silly Songs with Larry segments from VeggieTales.


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Life and career

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Nawrocki originally wanted a career in the medicine field, and studied at St. Paul Bible College (now Crown College) where he met Phil Vischer while serving on a puppet ministry. Nawrocki later enrolled at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and joined Vischer at GRAFx, Nawrocki helped to finance his medical education by taking a job with Renaissance Video, a video production facility where he gained experience in video production and animation. In 1993, Nawrocki left Film & Tape Works, a company that had purchased GRAFx Studios, and his future in medicine to join Vischer and founded Big Idea Productions. After Big Idea's liquidation in 2003, Nawrocki reactivated the company in 2004.

On September 30, 2008, Big Idea Entertainment announced that Nawrocki had been appointed to Executive Vice President. He will "oversee all creative and production at the Big Idea studio," "spearhead the development and launch of new series, brands and properties for Big Idea," will have the "initial focus will include developing an original new VeggieTales TV series," and "cultivate new strategic partnerships and alliances in the creative community to help expand the Big Idea portfolio."

In 2014, DreamWorks Classics, the parent company of Big Idea, signed an exclusive deal with Netflix to produce and distribute VeggieTales in the House. Nawrocki was signed on to continue voicing Larry, Jerry, and Jean-Claude.

Published works

  • Bob Lends a Helping . . . Hand? (2003) ISBN 0-310-70538-X (co-author with Cindy Kenney)
  • Peas and Thank You! (2003) ISBN 0-310-70540-1 (writing as the voice of Larry the Cucumber)
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything and Me! (2004) (co-author with Karen Poth)
  • References

    Mike Nawrocki Wikipedia