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DiMaggio at the 2022 Phoenix Fan Fusion
Born
John William DiMaggio

(1968-09-04) September 4, 1968 (age 55)
Alma mater Rutgers University
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s)
Kate Miller
(m. 2014)

John William DiMaggio (/dɪˈmæʒi/ DIM-azh-EE-oh; born September 4, 1968) is an American actor. His various voice roles include Bender on Futurama, Jake the Dog on Adventure Time, Marcus Fenix in the Gears of War series, Dr. Drakken on Kim Possible, Hak Foo in Jackie Chan Adventures, The Scotsman on Samurai Jack, Brother Blood on Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go!, Shnitzel on Chowder, Fu Dog on American Dragon: Jake Long, Hammerhead and Sandman on The Spectacular Spider-Man, Aquaman on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, King Zøg on Disenchantment, Wakka and Kimahri in Final Fantasy X, Rath in the Ben 10 franchise, Crosshairs, Leadfoot, Transit and Stratosphere in the Transformers film franchise, and Gonza in the English version of Princess Mononoke.

Early life

Born and raised in North Plainfield, New Jersey, DiMaggio graduated from North Plainfield High School. He is of Italian parentage, and was raised in the Catholic faith. He attended Rutgers University.

Career

DiMaggio is known for his roles as Bender on Futurama, Marcus Fenix in the Gears of War franchise, Dr. Drakken on Kim Possible, Jake the Dog on Adventure Time, Wakka and Kimahri in Final Fantasy X, and Niblet on Pound Puppies. He is a former comedian, appearing on stage as part of a comic duo named "Red Johnny and the Round Guy" and has several on-screen credits, such as Steve Ballmer in Pirates of Silicon Valley (the docudrama about the history of Apple Computer and Microsoft) and as Dr. Sean Underhill, a recurring character on Chicago Hope.

In 2013, he was the executive producer and narrator of I Know That Voice, a documentary on voice acting, along with producer Tommy Reid and director Lawrence Shapiro.

In 2022, upon news that Futurama would be revived for a second time through Disney and Hulu, DiMaggio ran into conflict during negotiations while demanding more money to reprise the role of Bender, which he dubbed "#BenderGate". Fans supported DiMaggio's hold out for better pay, while DiMaggio stated that he felt the entire cast deserved better pay and that it reflected a corporate attempt to take advantage of voice actors. The effort also received support from DiMaggio's colleagues, including veteran voice actors Tara Strong, Kari Wahlgren, and Mark Hamill, while James Adomian noted that a casting call for a sound-alike of DiMaggio had been sent out by the studio. While it was initially reported that DiMaggio would not be returning to the role, he later announced his decision to return. He revealed that though he did not succeed in negotiating a pay increase, he felt the attention to the issue of proper compensation in the voice acting industry was worthwhile.

Personal life

DiMaggio lives in Los Angeles and New York City. He has been married to actress Kate Miller since 2014.

Filmography

Film

Feature films

List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source
2001 Dr. Dolittle 2 Wassup Fish, Mouse, Seeing Eye Dog
2006 Barnyard Bud, Officer O'Hanlon
2007 Happily N'Ever After Dwarf #1, Dwarf #2, Giant
TMNT Colonel Santino
Underdog Attack, Bulldog
Bee Movie Janitor, Bailiff
2008 Bolt Saul
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Leadfoot
2012 Wreck-It Ralph Beard Papa
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Crosshairs
2016 Zootopia Jerry Jumbeaux Jr, Woolter, Jesse, Pig Reporter, Moose
2017 Transformers: The Last Knight Crosshairs, Nitro Zeus
2018 Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Synth Skate Voice, Guard
Ralph Breaks the Internet Arthur
2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Rex
2020 Scoob! Restaurant Owner
2023 The Super Mario Bros. Movie Uncle Arthur
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Stratosphere, Transit

Direct-to-video and television films

List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes Source
1999 Princess Mononoke Gonza English dub
2000 Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Tough Tusk, Fulla Bull
2001 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Nolt, Machira, John Elbourne, Sheriff
2003 The Animatrix Crew Man, Kaiser English dub
2003 Castle in the Sky Additional Voices English dub
2004 Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster Colin Haggart, Volunteer #1
2004 Van Helsing: The London Assignment Coachman
2005 Pom Poko Ryutaro, First ... English dub
2005 Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry Spike, J.W.
2005 Thru the Moebius Strip Bodkus
2006 Asterix and the Vikings Timandahaf
2006 Casper's Scare School Stinkie, Frankengymteacher
2007 Futurama: Bender's Big Score Bender
2007 Superman: Doomsday Toyman / Winslow Schott
2008 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five Crocodile #1, Gorilla Bandit
2008 Futurama: Bender's Game Bender / Titanius Anglesmith, Igner / Ignus
2009 Wonder Woman Deimos
2009 Dragon Hunters Fat John
2009 The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Burt the Spurt
2009 Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Minister of Autumn
2010 Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo Amos the Groundskeeper
2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood Joker
2010 Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back Zartog, Human #1, Human #2
2011 All-Star Superman Samson
2011 Mia and the Migoo Jekhide
2011 Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur Friz, GPS, Bikers, others
2012 Back to the Sea Boss
2012 Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse Little John
2012 Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings Minister of Autumn
2012 Dino Time Horace, Big Guard
2013 Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon Mr. Hyde
2013 Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure Meathead
2014 Stan Lee's Mighty 7 Chopper Pilot
2014 Batman: Assault on Arkham King Shark
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Deathstroke, Lex Luthor
2015 Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Killer Croc
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom Lex Luthor, Joker
2016 Batman: Bad Blood Tusk
2016 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout Deathstroke
2016 Batman: The Killing Joke Carlos Francesco
2016 DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year Vice-Principal Gorilla Grood
2016 Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants Killer Croc, General Sam Lane
2017 Batman and Harley Quinn Alec Holland / Swamp Thing
2018 Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold Aquaman, Mr. Freeze, Crimson Cloak
2018 Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Chief Bullock, Big Bill Dust
2018 Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High Gorilla Grodd, Wildcat
2019 Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mr. Freeze
2020 Justice League Dark: Apokolips War King Shark
2020 Batman: Death in the Family Joker, Thomas Wayne, Reporter #2
2020 Ben 10 Versus the Universe: The Movie Four Arms, Phil Billings
2021 Batman: The Long Halloween Jervis Tetch / The Mad Hatter
2022 Drifting Home Yasuji Kumagaya English dub
2023 Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham Commissioner Gordon
2023 Justice League: Warworld Lobo

Television

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source
1994–96 The Head Various characters First voice acting role
1997-2004 Johnny Bravo Various characters 2 episodes
1998 Rugrats First Mate Episode: "Submarine/Chuckie’s a Lefty"
1999 Todd McFarlane's Spawn Various characters
1999-2003, 2008-2013, 2023- Futurama Bender, various characters Main Role
2000 Rocket Power Mongo
2000–01 Zombie College Zeke
2001-02 Lloyd in Space Herb, Lou 2000 2 episodes
2001–05 Jackie Chan Adventures Hak Foo
2001-17 Samurai Jack The Scotsman, others
2002–07 Kim Possible Dr. Drakken, Motor Ed
2002–05 Codename: Kids Next Door Big Brother, Emperor Dave
2003 Star Wars: Clone Wars General Grievous, Sha'a Gi
2003–05 Teen Titans Brother Blood, Spike
2003–05 Duck Dodgers Crusher, others
2004 Dave the Barbarian Gagnar
2004 Static Shock Tarmack Episode: "Where the Rubber Meets the Road"
2004 The Powerpuff Girls Various characters 2 episodes
2004–05 The Batman Rhino, Mugsy
2005-14 The Simpsons Bender 2 episodes
2005 Catscratch Various characters
2005 Justice League Unlimited Dreamslayer Episode: "Shadow of the Hawk"
2005 Ben 10 Baron Highway, Vulkanus
2005-14 The Boondocks Rich Partygoers, Steve Wilkos 2 episodes
2005–07 American Dragon: Jake Long Fu Dog
2005 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Fu Dog, Dr. Drakken 2 episodes
2006 Korgoth of Barbaria Stink, Skrotus, others
2006–08 Avatar: The Last Airbender Actor Toph, Actor Iroh, Additional voices
2006–20 American Dad! Various characters 15 episodes
2007 Afro Samurai Brother 2, Ivanov English dub
2007 SpongeBob SquarePants Blackjack Episode: "Blackjack"  
2007 El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera El Oso, others
2007 All Grown Up! Hungarian Man Episode: "O Bro, Where Art Thou?"
2007–10 Chowder Shnitzel, others
2008–11 Back at the Barnyard Various characters
2008–10 Ben 10: Alien Force Rath, Vulkanus, Octagon Vreedle
2008–09 The Spectacular Spider-Man Hammerhead, Sandman
2008–11 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Aquaman, Gorilla Grodd, Faceless Hunter, Black Adam, Black Mask, Toyman, Vigilante, Hellgrammite, Mr. Freeze, Captain Boomerang, Typhon, Enemy Ace, Ubu, Legionnaire
2008-15 Phineas and Ferb Pinhead Pierre 2 episodes
2008–15 The Penguins of Madagascar Rico, Bada, Burt, others
2009-12 Fanboy and Chum Chum Yum Yum the Gum
2010–18 Adventure Time Jake the Dog, others Main Role
2010–14 Fish Hooks Jocktopus
2010–13 Generator Rex Bobo Haha, others
2010–12 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Aggregor, Dagon, Vulkanus, Rath, Zombozo, various characters
2010-13 Planet Sheen Guard #2
2010–11 Sym-Bionic Titan The King, General Julius Steel, Muculox, Adnon
2010 Transformers: Prime Vogel
2010–13 Pound Puppies Niblet, others
2010 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Eitri
2011–13 The Problem Solverz Narrator, Teacher, The Mewmeoh, Jerry, Gary, Tux Dog, Badcat
2011–16 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Fung, Wall Eye, Bing, others
2012 Green Lantern: The Animated Series Kothack
2012 Ultimate Spider-Man Wrecker, Grizzly, others
2012 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Big Rock Candy Monster, others
2012 Kaijudo Master Nigel Brightmore, Heller, Toji, Vorg, Lord Skycrusher, others
2012–16 Gravity Falls Manly Dan, Harry Claymore, Love God
2012–15 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Hannibal McFist, others
2012 Ben 10: Omniverse Various characters
2012–13 Brickleberry Various characters
2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizzaface, Zeno, others
2013–15 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Master Shake's Muscles, Dr. Zord 2 episodes
2013 Out There Wayne
2013 The Animated Tales of GWAR Beefcake the Mighty
2013–present Teen Titans Go! Brother Blood
2013–16 Sanjay and Craig Penny Pepper, Noodman's Father, Noodman's Grandfather, others
2013 Avengers Assemble Wrecker, Galactus, others
2013 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Galactus, Obnoxio, Firelord, Null, others
2013 Turbo Fast Various characters
2014 Breadwinners Lava Mole, Baby Lava Mole
2014 TripTank Various characters
2014 Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered Lex Luthor, Joker
2014 All Hail King Julien Jumping Rats, others
2014–18 Clarence Mel Sumouski
2015–18 The Adventures of Puss in Boots Mole King, others
2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Groundpounder, Farnum
2015 Pig Goat Banana Cricket Various characters
2015 Guardians of the Galaxy Lunatik
2015 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Various characters
2015 The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show George Stephenson Episode: "George Stephenson"
2015 Golan the Insatiable Mayor of Oak Grove, Kruung
2016–present The Loud House Bud Grouse, Chunk, Flip, others
2016 Morris and the Cow Windy Joe
2016 Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Baash, others
2016 Ben 10 Four Arms, Maurice, Zombozo, others
2016-18 Skylanders Academy Chef Pepper Jack, Bad Breath, Fisticuffs
2017 F Is for Family Scoop Dunbarton
2017 We Bare Bears Ralph 2 episodes
2017-19 Rick and Morty Death Stalker Leader, Knight, Trandor, Bully #2, Gramuflack Reporter 4 episodes
2017–18 Spider-Man Raymond Warren / Jackal
2018–23 Disenchantment King Zøg, Freckles
2018–21 Final Space Terk, Superior Stone, additional voices
2018 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Joey the Junkyard Dog Episode: "Mascot Melee"
2018 Voltron: Legendary Defender Tavo, Ozar
2018 DuckTales Fisher, Clown, Strongbeard 3 episodes
2018–20 Tigtone Memory Gnome, Bridge Smither, Lord Festus, Bard Sword, Festroll
2019–22 Amphibia Stumpy
2019 Love, Death & Robots Mike Episode: "Ice Age"
2019 Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? Abraham Lincoln, Jebb
2019 Star Wars Resistance Vranki the Blue Episode: "The Voxx Vortex 5000"
2019 Cleopatra in Space Gled Episode: "Humility"
2020 It's Pony Dave
2020 Spitting Image Pope Francis, Elon Musk Series regular
2020-22 The Casagrandes Flip Episode: "Cursed!"
2020-2021 Animaniacs The Incredible Gnome in People's Mouths 2 episodes
2021 Adventure Time: Distant Lands Jake the Dog Episode: "Together Again"
2021-present Middlemost Post Angus
2021–22 Inside Job Glenn Dolphman
2022 Interview with the Vampire Alderman Fenwick 3 episodes
2023 Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake Jake the Dog

Video games

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
1997 The Space Bar Ni'Dopal, Click Snap Snap Rattle
1999 T'ai Fu: Wrath of the Tiger T'ai Fu
2001 Final Fantasy X Wakka, Kimahri Ronso English dub
2003 Crash Nitro Kart Tiny Tiger
2003 Final Fantasy X-2 Kimahri Ronso, Wakka English dub
2003 Futurama (video game) Bender
2003 Spawn: Armageddon Redeemer, Space Station Crew
2004 Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku The Scotsman, The King, Announcer, The Tree Spirit
2004 X-Men Legends Juggernaut, General William Kincaid
2004 Spider-Man 2 Rhino
2004 Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines Smiling Jack
2005 Shadow of Rome Additional voices
2005 X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Juggernaut
2006 Yakuza Osamu Kashiwagi English dub
2006 Final Fantasy XII Migelo, Gilgamesh English dub
2006 Gears of War Marcus Fenix
2007 Halo 3 Brute Chieftain
2007 Spider-Man: Friend or Foe Rhino
2007 Crash of the Titans Uka Uka
2007 The Simpsons Game Bender
2008 Ben 10: Alien Force Gorvan, Vulkanus
2008 Valkyria Chronicles Gen. Georg von Damon English dub  
2008 Crash: Mind over Mutant Uka Uka
2008 Gears of War 2 Marcus Fenix, Franklin Tsoko
2009 Afro Samurai Brother 2
2009 MadWorld Kreese Kreely
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Sideways, Maj. Lennox
2009 Final Fantasy XIII Cocoon Inhabitants
2010 Batman: The Brave and The Bold - The Videogame Aquaman, Gorilla Grodd
2010 Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks Vilgax, Octagon Vreedle
2010 Valkyria Chronicles II Drill Instructor
2010 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Hammerhead
2010 Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction Rath, Vulkanus, Zombozo, Octagon Vreedle, Will Harangue
2010 Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp Dustin Planks
2011 Gears of War 3 Marcus Fenix
2011 Ben 10: Galactic Racing Vilgax, Rath, Octagon Vreedle
2011 Generator Rex: Agent of Providence Bobo Haha, Quarry
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Nico Okarr
2012 Ben 10: Omniverse Octagon Vreedle, Four Arms
2012 Guild Wars 2 Canach
2012 Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! Jake the Dog
2013 Gears of War: Judgment Marcus Fenix
2013 Ben 10: Omniverse 2 Watchmaker, Four arms
2014 Destiny Banshee-44, City Civilian
2014 Halo 2 Anniversary Sesa 'Refumee Terminals only
2015 Lego Dimensions Jake the Dog
2016 Gears of War 4 Marcus Fenix
2017 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Uka Uka, Tiny Tiger Grouped under "Voice Actors"
2017 Halo Wars 2 Atriox
2018 Hearthstone Dr. Boom
2019 Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Tiny Tiger, Uka Uka, Ebeneezer Von Clutch
2019 Gears 5 Marcus Fenix
2019 Freedom Finger The Comrade, Pee Pants Dude
2020 Final Fantasy VII Remake Heidegger
2021 Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! Tiny Tiger, Uka Uka
2022 MultiVersus Jake the Dog

Live-action

List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes Source
1996 Law & Order Bartender Episode: "Charm City"
1997 Cracker Simon Episode: "Talk to Me"
1999 Pirates of Silicon Valley Steve Ballmer Television film
2006 My Name Is Earl Officer Ross Episode: "BB"
2008 Bones Jim Dodd Episode: "The Man in the Outhouse"
2012 Modern Family Boat Captain Episode: "Leap Day"
2013 I Know That Voice Himself Documentary
Also narrator, writer and producer
2013 The Newsroom Police Sergeant Episode: "The Genoa Tip"
2018 Superior Donuts Craig Episode: "The Chicago Way"
2019 Historical Roasts Angelo Dundee Episode: "Muhammad Ali"
2020 Better Call Saul Construction Foreman Episode: "Dedicado a Max"
2020 Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet Dan Williams 3 episodes
2020 Sierra Grove's Trip to Saturn Sleep Paralysis Demon 2 episodes
2022 Perry Mason Frank Finnerty 3 episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Film/TV show Results
2001 Annie Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Television Production Futurama Won
2011 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Screen Ensemble (shared with the entire cast) Transformers: Dark of the Moon Nominated

See also

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