Clarence John "  Clancy" Brown III (born January 5, 1959; age 62) is an American actor and voice artist. He is a main cast member on , providing the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants Mr. Krabs. Outside of the series, Brown is well-known for his roles as Captain Byron Hadley in and the Kurgan in The Shawshank Redemption .
Brown was born on January 5, 1959, in Urbana, Ohio,
and had an older sister, Beth (c.1957–1964).  His mother, Joyce Helen (Eldridge), was a conductor, composer and concert pianist. His father, Clarence J. "Bud" Brown, Jr., was a newspaper publisher who helped manage the Brown Publishing Company, the family-owned newspaper business started by Clancy's grandfather, Congressman Clarence J. Brown. From 1965 to 1983, Bud Brown also served as a congressman, and later as Chairman of the Board of Brown Publishing. The family operated the business until  2010.
Brown graduated from St. Albans School in Washington, DC and Northwestern University.
Clancy Brown also voiced characters in other TV series such as Savage Opress from
, Long Feng from Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008 TV series) , Chris Bradford/Dogpound/Rahzar from Avatar: The Last Airbender , Vice Principal Pangborn from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles , and also voiced Frosty the Snowman in an episode of the Disney series All Grown Up . He is also known for voicing the villains Dr. Neo Cortex and Uka Uka in the early Phineas and Ferb games.
When forming Mr. Krabs' laugh, the show's creator,
Stephen Hillenburg was telling Brown to chuckle faster and faster, until he formed the laugh of Mr. Krabs. According to a
2013 interview, Brown improvised Mr. Krabs' voice when auditioning for the role. 
, Revenge of the Flying Dutchman , Employee of the Month , The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie , Lights, Camera, Pants! , SpongeBob SquarePants Saves the Day , Nickelodeon Toon Twister 3-D , Underpants Slam! , and Plankton's Robotic Revenge are the only games that had Clancy Brown voice Mr. Krabs.
SpongeBob HeroPants During the song "
The Very First Christmas" in " Christmas Who?," he was unable to sing that high so they hired Dee Bradley Baker to sing Mr. Krabs' falsetto voice. He also voices Gunmar, an antagonist on the Netflix original,
Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia.
Also, Tom Kenny voices Mr. Nunez on the same show. He also voices Red Hulk in
. Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. He did the voice of The Rhino as well in
. The Spectacular Spider-Man He also voices and is the character model for Hank Anderson in . Detroit: Become Human
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