J. P. Manoux

Jean-Paul Christophe Manoux (born June 8, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, director and writer, best known for his work in multiple Disney productions, including S.T.A.N. in Aaron Stone, and Curtis the Caveman/Vice Principal Hackett in Phil of the Future. He voiced Scrappy Rex in Scooby-Doo, as well as being a voice double for David Spade and Steve Buscemi. Manoux was also a contestant on Jeopardy!, Family Feud, and Wheel of Fortune.[1]

J. P. Manoux
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Manoux at the 2012 Fan Expo Canada
Born (1969-06-08) June 8, 1969 (age 51)
NationalityAmerican
Other namesJean-Paul Manoux
Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • director
  • writer
Years active1986–present
Websitejpmanoux.com

Early lifeEdit

Manoux was born on June 8, 1969, in Fresno, California.[2][3] He grew up in Santa Barbara, California, the eldest of seven children.

CareerEdit

One of Manoux's early on-camera jobs was as a regular performer on The Wayne Brady Show.[4] He went on from there to work extensively in film, television, and commercials, including campaigns for Got Milk? and Fruit of the Loom. Manoux portrayed Dustin Crenshaw in two of the later seasons of ER. Other memorable guest star roles in television series include How I Met Your Mother, Angel, Smallville, Charmed, Scrubs, and Community. He has also made small appearances in two Michael Bay films: Transformers, where he was a man being interviewed on television, and in The Island, where he portrayed a mentally underdeveloped clone.

Manoux has portrayed a character impersonating musician Moby on several occasions; in the How I Met Your Mother episode "The Limo", and for a four-episode run on Community. He has also played a mime on more than one occasion, briefly on ER (1996), years before he became a recurring character there, and in EuroTrip (2004).

Manoux has also provided voice work in several films and animated television shows, including Scrappy Rex and Brainiac Scooby in Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and most notably as the voice of Kuzco in various Disney projects, including House of Mouse, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, The Emperor's New School and The Emperor's New Groove: The Video Game.

Manoux has directed episodes of Aaron Stone, Phil of the Future, Mudpit and Spun Out. He has also written for The Wayne Brady Show, The X-Fools video game, Microshaft Winblows 98 and wrote the 1997 short film Tights on a Wire along with George Brant.[5]

He has authored and read two pieces for NPR's All Things Considered. Back in 2000, he provided commentary on the Screen Actors Guild strike as a striking actor and refused to do scab work.[6]

Manoux has appeared in episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Shameless, Curb Your Enthusiasm and recurred on the HBO series Veep and the PopTV series Swedish Dicks.

Legal disputeEdit

In 2015, Manoux appeared in Canadian court after two people staying in his Toronto condo discovered a home security camera and approached police.[7] On July 30, 2015, the specific charge of voyeurism against him was dropped.[8] In 2017, Manoux was convicted of mischief for maintaining a hidden camera in a home that he sublet.[9]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings Tommy
1996 Clinic E Eric Short
1997 Fairfax Fandango Andy
1998 Art House Beezer
Breakfast with Einstein Chihuahua Owner
1999 Treasure Island Officer Hughes
The Auteur Theory Unknown Filmmaker / Mike Dong
Inspector Gadget Mayor's Sychophantic Assistant
Galaxy Quest Excited Alien (voice)
2000 Our Lips Are Sealed Robber Direct-to-video
2001 Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Kuzco (voice)
Ocean's Eleven Aide-de-Camp
2002 Crazy as Hell Arnie
Scooby-Doo Scrappy Rex (voice)
2003 Malibu's Most Wanted Gary
2004 EuroTrip Robot Man
Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Scooby Brainiac (voice)
The Day After Tomorrow L.A. Cameraman
Meet the Fockers Local Cop
2005 Tennis, Anyone...? P. J. Monet
The Island Seven Foxtrot Uncredited
The Trouble with Dee Dee Yugo
2006 The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell TV Dad
2007 Reno 911!: Miami Naked Armenian Uncredited
What We Do Is Secret Rodney Bingenheimer
Knocked Up Dr. Angelo
Transformers Witness
2008 Trailer Park of Terror Cigrit Direct-to-video
Minutemen Vice Principal Tolkan Disney Channel Original Movie
An Inconvenient Head Doctor Short
Finding Amanda Tony Clark
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control Neil Direct-to-video
Bolt Tom (voice)
2009 Weather Girl Raymond
A Heart Too Tender Desperate Actor Short
2012 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta! Gustavo Uncredited
Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 Conductor
Hail Satan Aleister Short
2013 Scary Movie 5 Pierre
Jimmy Giraffe's Flying Car Tunnels the Gopher (voice) Short
2014 Back To Christmas Waiter
2015 Gridlocked Finn
Solitary Eric Short
2019 Queen Bee Wade Turner
2020 Nobody Darren Post-production
Greatland Presenter

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Wheel of Fortune Himself/Contestant [10]
1989 Family Feud
1993 Jeopardy!
1994 Skip TV N/A
1996 The John Larroquette Show Student No. 1 Episode: "The Master Class"
1996–2008 ER Dr. Dustin Crenshaw / Mime 24 episodes
1997 Working Jr. Executive Episode: "Close Quarters"
1998 For Your Love Shelter Director Episode: "The Gift That Keeps on Giving"
3rd Rock from the Sun Clerk Episode: "Collect Call for Dick"
Maggie Ted Episode: "The Greatest Story Ever Toad"
Reunited Father Stasniak Episode: "Where Is Joanne Going, and When?"
Becker Rusty Episode: "My Dinner with Becker"
1998–1999 Just Shoot Me! Glenn 3 episodes
1999 Suddenly Susan Lukaro Episode: "Wedding Bell Blues"
Caroline in the City Customer Episode: "Caroline and the Ultimatum"
Oh, Grow Up Marc Episode: "Love Stinks"
The Darwin Conspiracy Roger Television movie
2000 Stark Raving Mad Lewis Episode: "My Bodyguard"
Brutally Normal Twitch Episode: "Stretching Ethics"
Shasta McNasty Nicolai 2 episodes
The Drew Carey Show Malcolm Episode: "Drew Goes to Hell"
Opposite Sex A-Tech Guy Episode: "The Virgin Episode"
Bull N/A Episode: "In the Course of Human Events"
Angel Bellman Episode: "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been"
The Norm Show Thomas Episode: "I've Got a Crush on You"
Running Mates Carl – Producer No. 1 Television movie
2001 Nikki Colin Episode: "Fallback"
Beer Money Neal Blank Television movie
Nash Bridges Gene Bacon Episode: "Slam Dunk"
The King of Queens Clerk Episode: "Departure Time"
The Wayne Brady Show Various Also writer (1 episode)
The Hughleys Mr. Babbes Episode: "Go with the Flow"
Grounded for Life Dave Episode: "Baby You Can't Drive My Car"
2002 Even Stevens Shorty Episode: "Rengate"
Will & Grace Minion Episode: "Hocus Focus"
Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) Dave Henry 2 episodes
House of Mouse Kuzco (voice) Episode: "Ask Von Drake"
Yes, Dear Host Episode: "Mr. Big Shot"
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Stan / Counter Guy Episode: "Sabrina Unplugged" as Stan
Episode: "Call Me Crazy" as Counter Guy
The District Jerry Dworski 3 episodes
2003 Birds of Prey Camera Anderson Episode: "Reunion"
Charmed Stanley Episode: "The Day the Magic Died"
Less Than Perfect Peter Episode: "Picture Perfect Party"
2003–2004 Reno 911! Naked Armenian 2 episodes
2004 Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation Sgt. Ari Peck Television film
2004–2006 Phil of the Future Curtis / Vice Principal Hackett 30 episodes, credited as JP Manoux
Also director (1 episode)
2004 My Wife and Kids Steve 2 episodes
Smallville Edgar Cole Episode: "Transference"
Half & Half Erik Episode: "The Big Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls Episode"
Joint Custody Stan Episode: "Presentation"
2005 Unscripted Editor Episode: "Episode #1.4"
How I Met Your Mother Eric Episode: "The Limo"
2006 Scrubs Charlie Episode: "My Rite of Passage"
Crossing Jordan Sorenson Episode: "Myserious Ways"
Classroom Pirate Episode: "Episode #1.5"
2006–2008 The Emperor's New School Kuzco (voice) 52 episodes
2006–2009 The Replacements Mr. Fraley / Skateboarder (voices) 23 episodes
2007 Random! Cartoons Additional voices Episode: "Bradwurst"
In Case of Emergency Marty Episode: "The Picture"
Monk Jacob Poser Episode: "Mr. Monk Is Up All Night"
Higglytown Heroes Bike Repair Guy (voice) Episode: "Wayne's Cycle Recycle/Wayne's Wet Pet"
The Disney Channel Games Kuzco (voice) TV mini-series
Cavemen Glen 3 episodes
Imperfect Union Reggie Television movie
2008 Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show Tax Auditor Episode: "Broken Fun"
My Boys David Episode: "Take My Work Wife... Please"
2009 Family Guy Alan Harper (voice) Episode: "Ocean's Three and a Half"
2009–2010 Aaron Stone S.T.A.N. 34 episodes
Also director (1 episode)
2010 True Jackson, VP Waiter Episode: "True Royal"
The Good Guys Monroe Episode: "Broken Door Theory"
Svetlana Casting Associate Episode: "Crystal Methdown"
Warehouse 13 Lenny Malone Episode: "Around the Bend"
2011 Raising Hope Gary Episode: "Everybody Flirts... Sometimes"
Wilfred Leo 3 episodes
InSecurity Dodson Episode: "Spies of a Certain Age"
2011 My Life As an Experiment Guy Television movie
2012 Secrets of Eden Detective Emmet Walker Television movie
Mudpit N/A Episode: "The Avatarts"
Also director (3 episodes)
Bones Farmer Episode: "The Family in the Feud"
NCIS: Los Angeles Bob Wright Episode: "Neighborhood Watch"
The L.A. Complex Jeff the Incredible Episode: "Xs and Os"
Transporter: The Series Kagan 2 episodes
Wedding Band Keith Episode: "Don't Forget About Me"
2012–2013 Community Faux-by 4 episodes
2013 Suburgatory Chef Norman Neuman Episode: "T-Ball & Sympathy"
Alien Mysteries Matthew Reed Episode: "The Reed Family"
Men at Work Frank Episode: "The Good, the Bad & the Milo"
Big Time Rush Mitchell V. Gold Episode: "Big Time Invasion"
Modern Family Todd Episode: "First Days"
The League Donald Episode: "The Near Death Flex-perience"
2014 Hot in Cleveland Nate Episode: "I Just Met the Man I'm Going to Marry"
Table 58 Vice Principal Monty Television movie
2014–2015 Spun Out Bryce McBradden 24 episodes
Also director (1 episode)
2015 The Thundermans Mr. Hollister Episode: "Mall Time Crooks"
2016 Good Girls Revolt J. P. Crowley 7 episodes
2016–2017 Veep Congressman Clarence Clark 8 episodes
2017 The Magicians River Watcher Episode: "Knight of Crowns"
2018 The Librarians Preacher/Dradok/Bartender Episode: "And the Silver Screen"
Swedish Dicks Lou 4 episodes
Turnt Pizza Boss 3 episodes
2019 Shameless Zach Episode: "Down Like the Titanic"
Grey's Anatomy Danny Nelstadt Episode: "Blood and Water"
Curb Your Enthusiasm Calvin the waiter Episode: "10.5"
2020 9-1-1: Lone Star Trevor Episode: "Monster Inside"
All That Thomas Edison Episode: "1116"

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland Squat
1997 Blue Heat: The Case of the Cover Girl Murders Victor
The X-Fools N/A Writer
1998 Microshaft Winblows 98 Graham the janitor Credited as Jean-Paul Manoux, also writer
2000 The Emperor's New Groove Kuzco
2001 Monsters, Inc. Randall Boggs
2005 Kronk's New Groove Kuzco DVD game
Kingdom Hearts II Additional voices
2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ Additional voices
2012 Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Kuzco
2019 Kingdom Hearts III Randall Boggs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Interview : J.P Manoux". Moviehole. April 22, 2004. Archived from the original on December 25, 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "J. P. Manoux Biography (1969–)". Retrieved December 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "Jeanpaul C Manoux, Born 06/08/1969 in California". California Birth Index. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
  4. ^ Cox, Ted (August 7, 2001). "Wayne Brady Revives the Classic Variety Show: Can He Pull It Off?". Daily Herald. Arlington Heights, IL. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  5. ^ "'The African Company' blends comedy, anger and history". Chicago Sun-Times. 1997. Archived from the original on November 11, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2012 – via HighBeam Research.
  6. ^ Linda Wertheimer (2000). "Commentary: Screen Actors Guild strike". All Things Considered. NPR. Archived from the original on March 9, 2016. Retrieved September 28, 2012 – via HighBeam Research.
  7. ^ Ansari, Sadiya (January 27, 2015). "Actor in CTV sitcom charged with voyeurism". Toronto Star.
  8. ^ Pazzano, Sam (July 30, 2015). "Voyeurism Charges Dropped Against Actor Jean Paul Manoux". Toronto Sun.
  9. ^ "Actor guilty of mischief for hiding camera in rental condo". Toronto Star, January 11, 2017.
  10. ^ http://jpmanoux.com/clips/jeopardy/

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