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Rodger Bumpass
Rodger Bumpass
Information
Birth Name Rodger Albert Bumpass
Gender Male
Date of birth November 20, 1951
Place of birth Jonesboro, Arkansas, U.S.
Roles Character actor
Voice actor
Characters Portrayed Flamzer
Naut
Major Nixel
Narrator
Gate Keeper
Various incidentals
Other Projects SpongeBob SquarePants
Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?
Invader Zim


Rodger Albert Bumpass (born November 20, 1951) is an American character actor and voice actor. He is best known for his long-running role as Squidward Tentacles on the Nickelodeon cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants.

Early life

Bumpass was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on November 20, 1951. He attended Little Rock Central High School where he received his first training in theater. He attended Arkansas State University where he majored in radio–TV and minored in theater. He worked at the campus radio station and also at Jonesboro's Raycom Media owned ABC-affiliated television station, KAIT-TV, where he had multiple duties as announcer, film processor, cameraman, audio technician, and technical director.

While at KAIT, he also wrote, produced, and performed in a late-night comedy program called Mid-Century Nonsense Festival Featuring Kumquat Theater. He graduated from A-State in 1976, and when encouraged by an A-State professor to consider professional theater, he went to New York in June 1977.

Involvement in Mixels

In Mixels, he voices FlamzerNaut, the Narrator, the Gate Keeper, various students, and Major Nixel (replacing Fred Tatasciore, later replaced by Peter Jason).

Trivia

  • He is the first replacement voice actor for a character, being Major Nixel's second voice actor.
Crew

TV

Creators: John Fang / David P. Smith

Executive Producers: Tatiana Krokar / Jennifer Pelphray / Tramm Wigzell / Brian A. Miller / Jordan Reichek / Rob Sorcher

Composers: Kiara Geller / Kevin Manthei

Other: Robert Alvarez / John Aquino / Timothy Barnes / Steven Banks / Linda Barry / Daniel Bejines / Sandy Benenati / Dominic Bisignano / Timothy J. Borquez / Andrew Brandou / Patricia Burgos / Joe Campana / Susy Campos / Vicki Caspar / Christa Castro / Andy Chiang / Richard Collado / Chris Corum / Kelley Derr / Bill Devine / Michael Diederich / Miranda Dressler / Erik Elizarrez / Karl Fischer / Rob Getzschman / Francis Giglio / Anna Granfors / Antonio Gonella / Nick Gotten / Jeff Hall / Pernelle Hayes / James Hearn / Eddie Houchins / Mike Jones / Skip Jones / Danny Kimanyen / Adrienne Lee / Stephen Lewis / Douglas McCarty / Majella Milne / Randy Myers / Nollan Obena / Tony Orozco / Tony Ostyn / Alicia Parkinson / Kevin Petrilak / Karie Gima Pham / Robin Police / Sherie Pollack / Maribel Pozos / Stacey Renfroe / Rob Romeo / Neringa Salehi / Daisuke Sawa / Robert Serda / Donna Smith / Vitaliy Strokous / Collette Sunderman / Tony Tedford / Andy Underwood / Carolyn Urban / Maria Vitan / Glenn Wong

Voice Actors: Carlos Alazraqui / Eric Bauza / Jeff Bennett / Gregg Bissonette / Steve Blum / Rodger Bumpass / Griffin Burns / Chris Cox / Dave Fennoy / Leonard Garner / Justin Grollman / Jess Harnell / Phil Hayes / Richard Horvitz / Peter Jason / Tom Kenny / Andrew Kishino / Phil LaMarr / Daran Norris / Sam Riegel / Bumper Robinson / David P. Smith / Brian Stepanek / Cree Summer / Fred Tatasciore / Maddie Taylor / Billy West / Michael Winslow

Toys

Design Leads: Andy Seenan

Product Designers: Gemma Anderson / Jeremy Luettgen / Jamie Berard / Carl Merriam / Joe / Max / Simon / Nico / Morten / Robert / Jason