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Jess Harnell
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Jess Harnell
Born
Jess Q Harnell

December 23, 1963 (1963-12-23) (age 55)
Occupation Voice actor, singer
Years active 1987–present
Notable work
Animaniacs
Transformers
Doc McStuffins
Crash Bandicoot
America's Funniest Home Videos

Jess Harnell (born December 23, 1963) is an American voice actor and musician, best known for voicing Wakko Warner in Animaniacs and Crash Bandicoot in the video game franchise of the same name.

Harnell has been the announcer for America's Funniest Home Videos since 1998.

Early career

In 1989, Harnell provided the voices of Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Fox for the Splash Mountain attraction at Disneyland Park, reviving the roles last played in 1946 by Johnny Lee and James Baskett, respectively, in the film Song of the South.

In 1990, Harnell served as a casting director on DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp.

In 1993, he went on to voice Wakko Warner on Animaniacs and Secret Squirrel on 2 Stupid Dogs. From 1994 to 1996, he supplied the voices of Sewer Urchin, the Human Bullet and Chief Louder in the animated series The Tick.

Music career

As a musician, Harnell released his only solo album, The Sound of Your Voice, in 1995. He is the lead vocalist in the pop/metal mashup rock band, Rock Sugar, which evolved from his previous band, Loud & Clear. With Loud & Clear or Rock Sugar, Harnell released four albums: Disc-Connected (2003), self-titled demo album (2007), Festival of Fire (2008), and Reimaginator (2010).

Filmography

Movies

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Boulevard of Broken Dreams Benny Dimase
1994 Yakko's World: An Animaniacs Singalong Wakko Warner (voice) Direct-to-video
Pom Poko Gyobu (voice) 2005 English dub
1996 Aladdin and the King of Thieves Fat Thief (voice) Direct-to-video
1997 Casper: A Spirited Beginning Fatso (voice) Live Action/Animated comedy
Direct-to-video
1998 Casper Meets Wendy Fatso (voice) Direct-to-video
A Bug's Life Bus Beetle (voice)
1999 We Wish You a Merry Christmas Santa
Man #1
Man #2
Direct-to-video
Our Friend, Martin Reporter #1
Demonstrator
O' Christmas Tree Man in House
Skunk
Santa
Wakko's Wish Wakko Warner (voice)
Toy Story 2 Additional Voices
2000 Lion of Oz Singer (voice)
Joseph: King of Dreams Issachar
Lead Trader
Direct-to-video
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus Wagif Knook
Giant
Additional Voices
Little Nicky Gary the Monster (voice)
The Emperor's New Groove Additional Voices
2002 Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring Policeman
Scooby-Doo Creatures (voice)
Lilo & Stitch Additional Voices
The Country Bears Long-Haired Dude
2004 Comic Book: The Movie Ricky Direct-to-video
Also producer
Clifford's Really Big Movie Dirk (voice)
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers Major General (voice) Direct-to-video
Kangaroo Jack: G'Day U.S.A.! Dude #2 (voice)
2005 Racing Stripes Additional Voices
Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars Major Buzz Blister
Martian General
Worker #3 (voice)
Direct-to-video
Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry Buzz Blister
Film Director
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Additional Voices
Cars Sven
Asterix and the Vikings Cacofonix (voice) English version
The Wild Additional Voices
Tales from Earthsea Hazia Dealer English version
2007 TMNT Additional Voices
Surf's Up
Transformers Ironhide
Barricade (voice)
Underdog Astronaut (voice)
Jekyll Guy #1
2008 Horton Hears a Who! Another Who
Dragon Hunters Gildas (voice) English version
WALL·E Additional Voices
Space Chimps
Ponyo English version
Igor Announcer
Royal Guard #2
2009 Up Nurse AJ
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Ironhide (voice) Nominated - Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple
Shared with Shia LaBeouf and either Megan Fox or any "Transformer"
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Uncle Carl
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Additional Voices
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Bloo Superdude theme song singer Episode "The Bloo Superdude and the Great Creator of Everything's Awesome Ceremony of Fun That He's Not Invited To"
2010 Toy Story 3 Army Man
The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! Captain Hero
Wile E. Coyote
Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes Pan
Brett Jeremy
Direct-to-video
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Ironhide (voice) Nominated - Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Ensemble
Shared with the entire cast
2012 The Lorax Additional Voices
Wreck-It Ralph Don (voice)
2013 Monsters University Fraternity Brother
MU Security Monster
Despicable Me 2 Additional Voices
I Know That Voice Himself Documentary
Get a Horse! Additional Voices
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Bill Clinton
Isaac Newton
New York City Cop
The Hero of Color City Green
2015 Inside Out Additional Voices Uncredited
Minions Additional Voices
Hotel Transylvania 2 Additional Voices
2016 Norm of the North Male Tourist (voice)
Zootopia Additional Voices

Television

Year Title Role Notes/Awards
1987 Throb Member of The Playthings Episode: "The Spa"
1990 Wake, Rattle & Roll Droop-A-Long Coyote
Hardy Har Har
1991 Darkwing Duck Additional Voices
1992 Camp Candy Episode: "When It Rains... It Snows"
Goof Troop Episode: "E=MC Goof"
1993 The Pink Panther Episode: "Pilgrim Panther / That Old Pink Magic"
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Captain Zorax
Wolf Jaxon
Episode: "Night of the Dark Turtle"
Problem Child Additional Voices
Bonkers Toon Bomb
Charlie the Toon Pig
Heckler
Additional Voices
Episodes: "Color Me Piquel", "Tune Pig", "Fall Apart Bomb Squad", "Going Bonkers", "When the Spirit Moves You"
2 Stupid Dogs Secret Squirrel
Scirocco Mole
1993–1995 Biker Mice from Mars Evil Eye Weevil
Honka Lougie
Episodes: "Garbage Wars", "Villain of the Year", "Motocross Trap", "Test of Friendship", "We Don't Need No Stinkin' City"
1993–1996 Rocko's Modern Life Additional Voices
1993–1998 Animaniacs Wakko Warner
Walter Wolf
Alvey
Humphrey Bogart
Cabby
Additional Voices
All 99 episodes
1994 Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? Additional Voices
Red Planet
The Legend of Prince Valiant Episode: "The Gathering Storm"
Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad Man on Street
Radio Nerd
Rock n' Roll Virus
Episodes: "Loose Lips Sink Microchips", "The Taunt Heard Round the World", "Rock n' Roll Virucide"
Tiny Toon Spring Break Special Michael Molten-Lava
Rank
Additional Voices
Television special
1995 Empty Nest Vince Episode: "Harry Weston: Man's Best Friend"
The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat Additional Voices
Timon & Pumbaa Bugs Episode: "Rocky Mountain Lie/Amazon Quiver"
1995–1998 Pinky and the Brain Additional Voices
1996 Fantastic Four Impossible Man
Super-Skrull
Episode: "Hopelessly Impossible
Road Rovers Hunter Episodes: "Hunter's Heroes", "Where Rovers Dare", "A Hair of the Dog That Bit You", "Let's Hit the Road",
Dexter's Laboratory Additional Voices
Quack Pack Additional Voice Episode: "Recipe for Adventure"
1996–1998 The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper Fatso
1997 Rugrats Guide
Singer
Voice
Episode: "Vacation"
Extreme Ghostbusters Additional Voices
I Am Weasel French Prime Minister
Workman
Episode: "This Bridge, Not Weasel Bridge"
The Weird Al Show Dr. Legume Episode: "One for the Record Books"
Johnny Bravo Additional Voices
Jungle Cubs Toucan Episode: "Old Green Teeth/The Elephant Who Couldn't Say No"
1997 Kyûketsuki Miyu Takashi Kashiwabara Episode: "The Red Shoe's"
1997–1998 Life with Louie Additional Voices Episodes: "Louie's Gate", "Do It or Donut"
Recess Micky McCloud Episodes: "Swing on Thru to the Other Side", "Parents' Night", "Yes, Mikey, Santa Does Shave: Part 1"
1998 Histeria! Additional Voices
The Wild Thornberrys Marsh Deer
Tortoise
Episode: "Vacant Lot"
1998–present America's Funniest Home Videos Announcer Reality Television show
1998–1999 The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs William
Big Jim Jones
Frank Sir
Episodes: "Bone / Time"
"Escape / Exposed"
"DNA / Santa"
"Charlie / Automutt"
Mad Jack the Pirate Snuck
Additional Voices
1999 The New Woody Woodpecker Show Additional Voices
Detention
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Bartender Heads
Clay
Poochini's Yard Additional Voices
2001 The Simpsons Pancho
The Drew Carey Show Elvis Performer Episode: "Drew and the King"
2001–2002 Horrible Histories Darren Dongle
House of Mouse Additional Voices
2001–2004 Totally Spies! Jerry
Frankie Dude
Coach
2001–2007 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Additional Voices
2002–2004 ChalkZone Joe Tabootie
Lars
Announcer
Additional Voices
2002–2007 Kim Possible The Mayor Episodes: "Cap'n Drakken"
"Mathter and Fervent"
2002–2008 Codename: Kids Next Door Ice Cream Man
Chef Pierre
Dr. Julious B. Sharp
Additional Voices
Episode: "Operation: I.-S.C.R.E.A.M./Operation: C.A.N.N.O.N.", "Operation B.R.E.A.K-U.P./Operation S.A.F.A.R.I.", "Operation C.A.N.Y.O.N./Operation H.O.L.I.D.A.Y.", "Operation C.A.K.E.D.-F.I.V.E.", "Operation C.L.O.W.N./Operation S.P.A.N.K.E.N.S.T.I.N.E."
2003 Clifford the Big Red Dog Rexxington
Singing Dog
Episode: "Food for Thought/Friends Forever"
Evil Con Carne Harv
Policeman
Radio Singer
Episode: "Gridlocked and Loaded/Fool's Paradise"
The Powerpuff Girls Gnomey Episode: "See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey"
Ozzy & Drix Shwee Episode: "Gas of Doom"
2003–2005 Duck Dodgers Tosh Gopher
Captain Peters
Puerco
Clifford's Puppy Days Jorge
Mr. Sidarsky
Mr.Digby
2004 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Constable
Flute Player
Shane Flinty
Episode: "Large Dragon at Large"
Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends Additional Voices
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi
The Fairly OddParents Singer Episode: "Shelf Life"
Higglytown Heroes Higglyhune Chief Episode: "Higgly Islands"
My Life as a Teenage Robot Singer
Todd's Dad
Episode: "A Robot for All Seasons"
2004–2009 Drawn Together Captain Hero
Additional Voices
2005 The Buzz on Maggie Eugene
Wendell
Additional Voices
Episodes: "The Science Whatchamacallit", "King Flear", "The Usual Insects"
Camp Lazlo Additional Voices
Tripping the Rift Captain Kirk Episode: "Chode & Bobo's High School Reunion"
2006 Pet Alien Gumpers
Swanky
Nominated - Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program
My Gym Partner's a Monkey Bear Kid
Crocodile
Episode: "Shark Attack/Me Adam, You Jake"
Catscratch Mitchell the Mammoth Episode: "A Woolly Adventure/Evil!"
2006–2007 Biker Mice from Mars Ronaldo Rump
Dr. Catorkian
Bangers
Camembert
2006–2009 The Replacements Donny Rottweiler
Additional Voices
2007 Random! Cartoons Crank The Mall Security Guard Episode: "Ratzafratz!"
The Land Before Time Swooper Episode: "The Hermit of Black Rock"
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera Additional Voices
2007–2008 Chowder Episodes: "The Sing Beans/Certifrycation Class", "The Broken Part/The Meach Harvest", "The Fire Breather/The Flying Flinger Lingons"
2008–2009 The Secret Saturdays Piecemeal
Newscaster
Episodes: "Guess Who's Going to Be Dinner", "Target: Fiskerton"
2008–2010 Phineas and Ferb Episodes: "Bowl-R-Ama Drama", "Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian Vacation"
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Additional Voices
2009–2011 The Super Hero Squad Show Odin
Hercules
Computer
Additional Voices
2009–2012 Jungle Junction Taxicrab
2010 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Additional Voices
2010–2014 Special Agent Oso Professor Buffo, Chilly, Buddy, and The Wicked King
2010–present Adventure Time Additional Voices
Regular Show
2011–2013 The Cleveland Show Tim
The Looney Tunes Show Tosh Gopher
Additional Voices
2012 Pound Puppies Additional Voices Episodes: "Lucky Gets Adopted", "Zipper the Zoomit Dog"
Motorcity Texas
Big Time Rush Babylace Episode: "Big Time Babysitting"
2012–present Doc McStuffins Chilly, Buddy and the Wicked King
Sofia the First Cedric the Sorcerer
Sir Gilliam
Woodsman
Additional Voices
2013 Rick and Morty Scary Terry
Additional Voices
Episodes: "Lawnmower Dog", "Anatomy Park"
2014 Mixels Shuff
Vulk
Zaptor
Meltus
Burnard
Vaka
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Additional Voices Episode: "North Pole Down"
2014–present The 7D Grim Gloom
Additional Voices
2015 Fresh Beat Band of Spies Savage Strawberry Episode: "Fruit Racer Game"

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Secret of Monkey Island Bill Fettuccini
Estervan - the SCUMM Bar Pirate
Pirate Leader I Store Keeper
Sword-Head Ghost
1994 Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness Franz
1997 Clayfighter 63 1/3 Kung Pow
1999 Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time Merlin 'Moyle' Munroe
2000 Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles Jedi Knight Ki-Adi-Mundi
102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue Jean‑Pierre Le Pelt
Star Wars: Demolition Darth Maul
Malakili
2001 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Darth Maul
Gungan Bolo Trooper
Hannoon Soldier
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Lo-Lo
Star Wars: Starfighter Special Edition Ric Olié
Pirate Ground Forces
Rumble Racing In-Game Commentator
2002 Star Wars: Racer Revenge Darth Maul
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Gran Thug
Ki-Adi-Mundi
Wounded Naboo Soldier
Kingdom Hearts Dr. Finkelstein
Lock
Engish version
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast Mon Calomari Rogue Leader
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III Additional Voices
2003 Finding Nemo Marlin
Bruce
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Republic Soldier
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Gran
Trandoshan
2004 Hot Shots Golf Fore! Allan
Regis
English version
Spyro: A Hero's Tail Spyro the Dragon
Hunter the Cheetah
Moneybags the Bear
Sgt. Byrd the Penguin
Red
Astor
Magnus
Titan
Tomas
Additional Voices
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge Dr. Finkelstein
2005 Robots Rodney Copperbottom
Additional Voices
Crash Tag Team Racing Crash Bandicoot
Kingdom Hearts II Dr. Finkelstein
Lock
Engish version
2006 Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Additional Voices
Over the Hedge Vincent
King Rat
Police Chief
2007 Shrek the Third Pirate Captain
Peasant Actor
Evil Knight 3
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ Dr. Finkelstein
Lock
Engish version
Crash of the Titans Crash Bandicoot
Biker Mice from Mars Ronaldo Rump
Narrator
Goon
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Smuggler
Plumber
Parrot
2008 Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty
Crash: Mind Over Mutant Crash Bandicoot
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Ironhide
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Smuggler, Plumber, Battery Bot
2010 Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet Hercules
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Ironhide
Kinect Disneyland Adventures Br'er Fox
Br'er Rabbit
2013 Skylanders: Swap Force Blast Zone
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Flip Wreck, Blast Zone
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Flip Wreck, Blast Zone
Lego Dimensions Additional Voices

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