Timothy Patrick Blaney (born April 23, 1959) is an American puppeteer and voice actor. He has provided the voices for Frank the Pug in Men in Black and Men in Black II and the self-aware robot "Johnny 5" in Short Circuit and Short Circuit 2.

Tim Blaney
Timothy Patrick Blaney

(1959-04-23) April 23, 1959 (age 60)
OccupationPuppeteer, Voice actor
Years active1986–present



Year Title Role Notes
1986 Short Circuit Number 5/"Johnny Five" voice
1986 Flight of the Navigator Puppeteer voice
1988 Short Circuit 2 Johnny 5 voice
1997 Men in Black Frank the Pug voice
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Puppeteer voice
2002 Men in Black II Frank the Pug voice
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Goofy Goober (voice) Singing "Goofy Goober Rock"
2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall Puppeteer voice
2008 Studio DC: Almost Live Puppeteer voice
2011 The Muppets Additional Muppet Performer voice
2012 Men in Black 3 Worm voice
2019 Men in Black: International Frank the Pug voice

Short filmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1989 The Adventures of Ronald McDonald: McTreasure Island Grimace/Long John Silver/Captain Smollett Voice
2009 The Macabre World of Lavender Williams Puppeteer Voice

TV seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Dinosaurs Additional Dinosaur Performer "Earl's Big Jackpot" (1994)
1996–1997 Muppets Tonight Additional Muppets (voice) "Cindy Crawford" (1996)
Season 2 (1996-1997) episodes 1, 5, 6, 7
2004 Angel Grufus "Smile Time" (2004)
2006 Still Standing Jess Milton "Still Eighteen" (2006)
2013–2017 Uncle Grandpa Emperor Krell, Additional Voices "Space Emperor" (2013)
"Nickname" (2013)
2017– Mystery Science Theater 3000 Gypsy (puppeteer)


Year Title Role Notes
2017 The Muppets Take the Bowl Additional Muppet Performer voice, live show at the Hollywood Bowl, Sept. 8–10

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Male Argonians Voice
2012 Asura's Wrath Kagebosh Voice: English version
2012 Men in Black: Alien Crisis Frank the Pug / Archeologist / C-YA Programmer Riddick Voice
2017 Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Vlast Voice[1]
2019 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Kingpin Voice


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