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John DiMaggio (/dɪˈmæʒi/;[1] born September 4, 1968)[2] is an American voice actor and comedian, known for his gruff voice and for his work as Bender from the television series Futurama, Jake the Dog on Adventure Time, and Marcus Fenix in the Xbox video game Gears of War. Other voice-over roles of his include Dr. Drakken and Motor Ed on Kim Possible, Brother Blood on Teen Titans, Aquaman in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Rico in The Penguins of Madagascar, Fu Dog and Ogre In American Dragon: Jake Long, Niblet on Pound Puppies, the Scotsman on Samurai Jack, King Zøg on Disenchantment and Shnitzel on Chowder.

John DiMaggio
John DiMaggio by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
DiMaggio on a panel for Futurama at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born (1968-09-04) September 4, 1968 (age 49)
North Plainfield, New Jersey, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater Rutgers University
Occupation Voice actor, comedian
Years active 1986–present
Kate Miller (m. 2014)



A native of North Plainfield, New Jersey, DiMaggio graduated from North Plainfield High School.[3] DiMaggio attended Rutgers University.[4][5]

DiMaggio is known for his role as Bender on Futurama, as well as playing such roles as Marcus Fenix in the Gears of War franchise, Dr. Drakken on Kim Possible, Jake the Dog on Adventure Time, and Niblet on Pound Puppies (2010).[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

In 2013, he was the executive producer/narrator of I Know That Voice, a documentary about the world of voice acting, along with producer Tommy Reid and director Lawrence Shapiro.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

DiMaggio lives in Los Angeles, California. He is married to voice actress Kate Miller.[7]



List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source
1997 Johnny Bravo Various characters [8]
1998 The Powerpuff Girls Various characters [8]
Futurama Bender, others [9]
2000 Static Shock Tarmack [8]
2001; 2017 Samurai Jack The Scotsman, others [8]
2003–05 Teen Titans Brother Blood, Spike [8]
2003–05 Duck Dodgers Crusher, others [8]
2004 Dave the Barbarian Gagnar [8]
2004 Justice League Unlimited Dreamslayer [8]
2004–05 The Batman Rhino, Mugsy [8]
2005 Catscratch Various characters [8]
2005 Ben 10 Baron Highway, Vulcanus [8]
2005–07 American Dragon: Jake Long Fu Dog [10]
2006 Korgoth of Barbaria Stink, Skrotus, others [8]
2007 Afro Samurai Brother 2, Ivanov [8]
2007 El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera El Oso, others [8]
2007–10 Chowder Schnitzel, others [8]
2008–11 Back at the Barnyard Various characters [8]
2008–09 The Spectacular Spider-Man Hammerhead, Sandman [8]
2008–11 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Aquaman, Gorilla Grodd, Faceless Hunter, Black Adam, Black Mask, Toyman, Vigilante, Hellgrammite, Mr. Freeze, Captain Boomerang [8]
2008–15 The Penguins of Madagascar Rico, others [8]
2010–present Adventure Time Jake the Dog, others [8]
2010–13 Generator Rex Various characters [8]
2010–12 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Various characters [8]
2010 Planet Sheen Guard #2 [8]
2010 Transformers: Prime Vogel [8]
2010–13 Pound Puppies Niblet, others [8]
2010 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Eitri [8]
2012 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Fung, Wall Eye, Bing, others [8]
2012 Green Lantern: The Animated Series Kothack [8]
2012 Ultimate Spider-Man The Wrecker, Grizzly, others [8]
2012 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Big Rock Candy Monster, others [8]
2012 Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters Master Nigel Brightmore, Heller, Toji, Vorg, Lord Skycrusher, others [8]
2012–16 Gravity Falls Manly Dan, Harry Claymore, Love God [8]
2012 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Hannibal McFist, others [8]
2012 Ben 10: Omniverse Various characters [8]
2012–13 Brickleberry Various characters [8]
2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizzaface, Zeno, others [8]
2013 Out There Wayne [8]
2013–present Teen Titans Go! Brother Blood [8]
2013 Sanjay and Craig Penny Pepper, Noodman's Father, Noodman's Grandfather, others [8]
2013 Avengers Assemble Wrecker, Galactus, others [8]
2013 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Galactus, Obnoxio, Firelord, Null, others [8]
2013 Turbo FAST Various characters [8]
2014 Breadwinners_(TV_series) Lava Mole, Baby Lava Mole [8]
2014 TripTank Various characters [8]
2014 Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered Lex Luthor, Joker [8]
2014 All Hail King Julien Jumping Rats, others [8]
2015–present The Adventures of Puss in Boots Mole King, others [8]
2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Groundpounder, Farnum [8]
2015 Pig Goat Banana Cricket Various characters [8]
2015 Guardians of the Galaxy Lunatik [8]
2015 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Various characters [8]
2015 The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show George Stephenson Ep. "George Stephenson" [8]
2015 Golan the Insatiable Mayor of Oak Grove Season 2 [11]
2016–present The Loud House Mr. Grouse, Chunk, Flip, others [8]
2016 Morris and the Cow Windy Joe [8]
2016 Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Baash, others [8]
2016–present Ben 10 Four Arms, Maurice, Zombozo, others [8]
2018–present Disenchantment King Zøg [12]


Feature filmsEdit

List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source
2001 Dr. Dolittle 2 Wassup Fish, Mouse, Seeing Eye Dog [8]
2006 Barnyard Bud the Cow, Officer O'Hanlon [8]
2007 Happily N'Ever After Dwarf 1, Dwarf 2, Giant [8]
2007 TMNT Colonel Santino [8]
2007 Underdog Supershep, Bulldog [8]
2007 Bee Movie Janitor, Baliff [8]
2008 Bolt Saul [8]
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Leadfoot [8]
2012 Wreck-It Ralph Beard Papa [8]
2013 Epic Pinecone Jinn [8]
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Crosshairs [8][13]
2016 Zootopia Jerry Jumbeaux Jr. [8]

Direct-to-video and television filmsEdit

List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes Source
1999 Princess Mononoke Gonza [8]
2000 Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Tough Tusk, Fulla Bull [8]
2001 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Nolt, Machira, John Elbourne, Sheriff [8]
2003 The Animatrix Crew Man, Kaiser [8]
2004 Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster Colin Haggart, Volunteer #1 [8]
2004 Van Helsing: The London Assignment Coachman [8]
2005 Pom Poko Ryutaro [8]
2005 Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry Spike, J.W. [8]
2005 Thru the Moebius Strip Bodkus [8]
2006 Asterix and the Vikings Timandahaf [8]
2006 Casper's Scare School Stinkie, Frankengymteacher [8]
2007 Futurama: Bender's Big Score Bender [14]
2007 Superman: Doomsday Toyman, Winslow Schott [8]
2008 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five Crocodile #1, Gorilla Bandit [8]
2008 Futurama: Bender's Game Bender, (Titanius Anglesmith, Igner) [15]
2009 Wonder Woman Deimos [8][16]
2009 Dragon Hunters Fat John [8]
2009 The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Burt the Spurt [8]
2009 Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Minister of Autumn [8]
2010 Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo Amos the Groundskeeper [8]
2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood Joker [8]
2010 Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back Zartog, Human #1, Human #2 [8]
2011 All-Star Superman Samson [8]
2011 Mia and the Migoo Jekhide [8]
2011 Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur Friz, GPS, Bikers, others [8]
2012 Back to the Sea Boss [8]
2012 Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse Little John [8]
2012 Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings Minister of Autumn [8]
2012 Dino Time Horace, Big Guard [8]
2013 Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon Mr. Hyde [8]
2013 Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure Meathead [8]
2014 Stan Lee's Mighty 7 Chopper Pilot [8]
2014 Batman: Assault on Arkham King Shark [8]
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Deathstroke, Lex Luthor [8]
2015 Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Killer Croc [8]
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom Lex Luthor, Joker [8]
2016 Batman: Bad Blood Tusk [8]
2016 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout Deathstroke [8]
2016 Batman: The Killing Joke Francesco [8]
2016 DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year Vice-Principal Gorilla Grood [8]
2016 Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants Killer Croc, General Sam Lane [8]
2017 Batman and Harley Quinn Sarge Steel [8]
2018 Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Chief Bullock [17]

Video gamesEdit

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
1999 T'ai Fu: Wrath of the Tiger T'ai Fu [8]
2001 Final Fantasy X Wakka, Kimahri Ronso [8]
2003 Crash Nitro Kart Tiny Tiger [8]
2003 Final Fantasy X-2 Kimahri Ronso, Wakka [8]
2003 Spawn: Armageddon Redeemer, Space Station Crew [8]
2004 Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku Scottsman, The King, Announcer, The Tree Spirit [8]
2004 X-Men Legends Juggernaut, General William Kincaid [8]
2004 Spider-Man 2 Rhino [8]
2005 X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Juggernaut [8]
2006 Final Fantasy XII Migelo, Gilgamesh [8]
2006 Gears of War Marcus Fenix [8]
2007 Halo 3 Brute Chieftain [8]
2007 Spider-Man: Friend or Foe Rhino [8]
2007 Crash of the Titans Uka Uka [8]
2008 Ben 10: Alien Force Gorvan, Vulkanus [8]
2008 Gears of War 2 Marcus Fenix, Franklin Tsoko [8]
2009 Afro Samurai Brother 2 [8]
2009 MadWorld Kreese Kreely [8]
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Sideways [8]
2009 Final Fantasy XIII Cocoon Inhabitants [18]
2010 Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks Vilgax, Octagon Vreedle [8]
2010 Valkyria Chronicles II Drill Instructor [8]
2010 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Hammerhead [8]
2010 Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction Rath, Vulkanus, Zombozo, Octagon Vreedle, Will Harangue [8]
2011 Gears of War 3 Marcus Fenix [8]
2011 Ben 10: Galactic Racing Vilgax, Rath, Octagon Vreedle [8]
2011 Generator Rex: Agent of Providence Bobo Haha, Quarry [8]
2012 Ben 10: Omniverse Octagon Vreedle, Four Arms [8]
2012 Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! Jake the Dog [8]
2013 Gears of War: Judgment Marcus Fenix [8][19]
2013 Ben 10: Omniverse 2 Watchmaker, Four arms [8]
2014 Destiny Banshee-44, City Civilian [20]
2016 Gears of War 4 Marcus Fenix [8][21]
2017 Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy Uka Uka, Tiny Tiger Grouped under Voice Actors [8]
2017 Halo Wars 2 Atriox [22]
TBA Gears 5 Marcus Fenix [8]

Live-action televisionEdit

List of acting performances in television
Year Title Role Notes Source
2006 My Name Is Earl Officer Ross Episode: "BB" [23]
2012 Modern Family Boat Captain Episode: "Leap Day" [24]

Live-action filmsEdit

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source
2013 I Know That Voice Himself Also producer, writer and narrator
Documentary on voice acting

Awards and nominationsEdit

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


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  3. ^ "North Plainfield High School Alumni Association 2018 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Set for April 21"". TAPinto. Warren. March 18, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018. John DiMaggio, Class of ’86 – Film/TV Arts 
  4. ^ Olivier, Bobby. "Through countless cartoons, N.J. native's voice touches all corners of N.Y. Comic Con", NJ Advance Media for, October 11, 2013. Accessed November 23, 2017. "John DiMaggio, a North Plainfield native, is a wildly successful voice actor whose tones have fueled hundreds of characters from television, film and video games.... Growing up in North Plainfield, DiMaggio attended Rutgers University in the late '80s."
  5. ^ American Dragon: Jake Long – John DiMaggio "Fu Dog", Disney Channel, backed up by the Internet Archive as of June 8, 2008. Accessed November 23, 2017. "A native of North Plainfield, New Jersey, DiMaggio celebrates his birthday September 4 and resides in Los Angeles."
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