Jillian Ann "Jill" Talley (born December 19, 1962; age 57) is an American actress and voice actress. She is a main cast member on SpongeBob SquarePants, voicing Karen Plankton. She has also voiced numerous other characters, such as all of Karen's family members and some of Plankton's cousins. Other characters voiced by her include the frogfish's tongue, the nurse, Grand Maul Granny, Debbie Rechid, Orchid, and occasionally Judy. Additionally, many episodes feature her voicing machines, loudspeakers, etc. in a similar fashion to Karen's deadpan tone.

Jill Talley is married to Tom Kenny, who voices SpongeBob. Talley is also well known as a cast member of Mr. Show during its four seasons on HBO. She frequently costars with her husband on programs, such as FOX's The Edge and the Disney film Sky High. They also appeared together in the 1996 Smashing Pumpkins video "Tonight, Tonight" as the married couple who take a honeymoon on the moon.

Outside of SpongeBob SquarePants, Talley has voiced various characters on Rocko's Modern Life and Camp Lazlo. She voices Rita Loud and Sam Sharp (in "L is for Love") on The Loud House. She also voices Sarah Du Bois on the Adult Swim animated series The Boondocks. Her voice was featured in the video game Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops.

Talley makes two live-action cameo appearances in the show. Her first cameo is in "Friend or Foe" as a nauseous customer eating Patchy's food. Her second is as a soap opera actress that Karen watches in "King Plankton".


Talley's father was a firefighter and she lived in Chicago near Chicago Midway International Airport during her childhood. In her twenties, she performed improv comedy in Chicago at the Improv Institute and The Second City. She currently resides in Studio City with her husband and their two children, Mack and Nora.

She married Tom Kenny in 1995.


Episode Credit(s)
Season 1
3b - "Plankton!" Voice of Karen
6b - "Pickles" Voice of Customer #3
10b - "F.U.N." Voice of Karen and Woman
Season 2
24b - "Imitation Krabs" Voice of Karen
25b - "Patty Hype" Voice of Phyllis, Girl #27, and Ladies
34a - "Welcome to the Chum Bucket" Voice of Karen
Season 3
41a - "The Algae's Always Greener" Voice of Karen and Female Fish
58b - "Plankton's Army" Voice of Karen, Cousin #2, and Cousin #4
Season 4
61a - "Fear of a Krabby Patty" Voice of Karen and Girl Fish
62a - "The Lost Mattress" Voice of Nurse
62b - "Krabs vs. Plankton" Voice of Karen, Fish Gal #1 and Judge
63 - "Have You Seen This Snail?" Voice of Customer and Tammy
64b - "Good Neighbors" Voice of Woman Fish
65a - "Selling Out" Voice of Old Woman, Mother, and Woman Patron
66 - "Dunces and Dragons" Voice of Karen, Queen, Audience Member, and Woman Peasant
67a - "Enemy In-Law" Voice of Karen
68b - "SquidBob TentaclePants" Voice of Female Fan, Teacher, and Mrs. Smith
69a - "Krusty Towers" Voice of Nurse
71a - "Whale of a Birthday" Voice of Judy and Clerk
72a - "All That Glitters" Voice of Female Voice #1 and Female Voice #2
74b - "Wigstruck" Voice of Fish #2, Fish #5, and Fish #8
76a - "The Thing" Voice of Little Girl Fish, Mom Fish
77b - "Rule of Dumb" Voice of Soap Actress
78b - "Best Frenemies" Voice of Karen and Girl Employee #2
Season 5
81 - "Friend or Foe" Voice of Karen, Girl Fish, and Customer
82b - "Night Light" Voice of Cashier
84a - "Spy Buddies" Voice of Karen and Operator
85b - "Krabs à la Mode" Voice of Karen and Girl Fish
86a - "Roller Cowards" Voice of Teen #2, Mom Fish, Little Girl Fish, and Recorded Voice
86b - "Bucket Sweet Bucket" Voice of Karen
87b - "Breath of Fresh Squidward" Voice of Little Girl Fish and Mom Fish
88c - "Slimy Dancing" Voice of Loudspeaker and Mom
91a - "Goo Goo Gas" Voice of Karen
97a - "20,000 Patties Under the Sea" Voice of Karen, Boy Fish, and Gramma
99a - "The Two Faces of Squidward" Voice of Mabel, Female Fish #3, and Grandma
100a - "Banned in Bikini Bottom" Voice of Karen
Season 6
101b - "Krabby Road" Voice of Karen
103a - "Spongicus" Voice of Karen, Female Fish #1, and Female Fish #2
103b - "Suction Cup Symphony" Voice of Woman Fish #1 and Woman Fish #2
104a - "Not Normal" Voice of Woman Fish #1, Woman Fish #2, and Little Girl Fish
106a - "A Life in a Day" Voice of Kid Fish #4
106b - "Sun Bleached" Voice of Wife, Woman #2, and Fish #2
107a - "Giant Squidward" Voice of Mom Fish, Hideous Hair Fish, and Kid Fish #151
108a - "Patty Caper" Voice of Karen and Dodo
108b - "Plankton's Regular" Voice of Karen
109a - "Boating Buddies" Voice of Student #3 and Student #8
114b - "Ditchin'" Voice of Ice Cream Fish and Fish #49
116b - "To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants" Voice of Customer #4
117a - "Shuffleboarding" Voice of Mabel
118a - "Pet or Pests" Voice of Fish #115
118b - "Komputer Overload" Voice of Karen
120b - "Toy Store of Doom" Voice of Pa Fish, Baby Fish
121a - "Sand Castles in the Sand" Voice of Bus Driver and Mom Fish
122a - "Chum Bucket Supreme" Voice of Karen
122b - "Single Cell Anniversary" Voice of Karen and Mother-In-Law
123-124 - "Truth or Square" Voice of Karen
125b - "Chum Caverns" Voice of Karen
Season 7
127b - "I ♥ Dancing" Voice of Twin #1 and Twin #2
129a - "Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy" Voice of Karen, Fish #48, and Fish #49
129b - "The Inside Job" Voice of Karen
130a - "Greasy Buffoons" Voice of Karen and Customer #4
131a - "Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful" Voice of Fish #157, Mom, and Gramma
137a - "One Coarse Meal" Voice of Karen
139b - "The Cent of Money" Voice of Fish #45 and Fish #46
140b - "Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle" Voice of Mermaid #1 and Mermaid #3
141a - "The Curse of the Hex" Voice of Fish #87 and Fish #48
143 - "The Great Patty Caper" Voice of Karen and Lady in teal
145a - "Buried in Time" Voice of Karen and Fish #49
147b - "Shellback Shenanigans" Voice of Karen, Nurse #1 and Nurse #2
148a - "The Masterpiece" Voice of Cashier and Kids
150a - "Krusty Dogs" Voice of Billy and Female Customer #2
150b - "The Wreck of the Mauna Loa" Voice of Fish #46, Fish #47, and Fish #48
152b - "Perfect Chemistry" Voice of Karen
Season 8
156 - "Frozen Face-Off" Voice of Karen
158a - "Sweet and Sour Squid" Voice of Karen and Female Fish #1
158b - "The Googly Artiste" Voice of Fish #1
160b - "Walking the Plankton" Voice of Karen, Fish #49, and Fish #151
163b - "Plankton's Good Eye" Voice of Karen
164a - "Barnacle Face" Voice of Teen Girl #1 and Pearl's Friend
165b - "Smoothe Jazz at Bikini Bottom" Voice of Female Fan #1 and Female Fan #2
168b - "Fiasco!" Voice of Karen, Fish #7, Female Fish, and Girl Fish
170a - "Free Samples" Voice of Karen, Fish #47, and Kid
171a - "Karen 2.0" Voice of Karen
174a - "Treats!" Voice of Female Spokesmodel and Viking Pet Store Owner
174b - "For Here or to Go" Voice of Karen, Fish #49, and Customer #48
176a - "Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up is Go!" Voice of Old Lady #1 and Old Lady #3
176b - "Chum Fricassee" Voice of Karen, Fish #45, and Fish #7
177b - "Move It or Lose It" Voice of Karen and Fish #1
175 - "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" Voice of Karen and Little Girl
Season 9
179a - "Extreme Spots" Voice of Fish #49 and Grand Maul Granny
183a - "Eek, an Urchin!" Voice of Karen and Customer #3
184a - "Jailbreak!" Voice of Karen and Women
184b - "Evil Spatula" Voice of Karen
185 - "It Came from Goo Lagoon" Voice of Karen
186b - "Plankton's Pet" Voice of Karen, Baby, and Female Fish #2
191b - "The Executive Treatment" Voice of Business Fish #6
192a - "Company Picnic" Voice of Karen and Customer
195a - "SpongeBob LongPants" Voice of Fish Woman #2 and the Mom
197a - "Mall Girl Pearl" Voice of Marina, Dangles and Bangles Manager, and Myrtle
198a - "Sharks vs. Pods" Voice of Girl and Officer #2
198b - "CopyBob DittoPants" Voice of Karen
199b - "Lame and Fortune" Voice of Karen and Random Patron
203a - "Pineapple Invasion" Voice of Karen
203b - "Salsa Imbecilicus" Voice of Karen
204a - "Mutiny on the Krusty" Voice of Female Customer
Season 10
208a - "Snooze You Lose" Voice of Old Lady, Fish Lady, and Child Fish
209b - "Plankton Gets the Boot" Voice of Karen
210b - "Burst Your Bubble" Voice of Bikini Fish and Grandma Fish
211a - "Plankton Retires" Voice of Karen, Mom, and Baby
212a - "The Incredible Shrinking Sponge" Voice of Karen
Season 11
217a - "Spot Returns" Voice of Karen and Sweetie Scout #2
218a - "Spin the Bottle" Voice of Karen
218b - "There's a Sponge in My Soup" Voice of Sunshine and Plump Fish Woman
220 - "The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom" Voice of Karen, Costumed Boy, Fish Kids, Seahorse, and Kid Fish #1
222a - "Krabby Patty Creature Feature" Voice of Karen, Kid, and Customer #2
223a - "Sanitation Insanity" Voice of Doll
227b - "Old Man Patrick" Voice of Clarabelle, Scared Fish, Kid, and Mother
228b - "Grandmum's the Word" Voice of Karen
230a - "High Sea Diving" Voice of Fish Woman, Fish Girl, and Fish Scouts
230b - "Bottle Burglars" Voice of Karen and TV Actress
232b - "Shopping List" Voice of Karen
234a - "Patnocchio" Voice of Karen and Female Driver
237 - "Goons on the Moon" Voice of Squidina and Lady
238b - "Karen's Virus" Voice of Karen, Female Hick, and Hanna
240a - "Bubbletown" Voice of Adorable Bubble Child and Fancy Bubble Woman
240b - "Girls' Night Out" Voice of Karen and Cloud
Season 12
242b - "Gary & Spot" Voice of Karen and Mother
243b - "The Ballad of Filthy Muck" Voice of News Boy, Lady Fish, Mother, Dry Cleaner Fish
244a - "The Krusty Slammer" Voice of Policewoman
245b - "King Plankton" Voice of Karen, Sea Chimp, Child, Fish Wife, and Soap Opera Actress
246a - "Plankton's Old Chum" Voice of Karen, Fish Lady, Fish Baby
246b - "Stormy Weather" Voice of Pitch Woman, Kid, Old Lady, Cloud
248a - "The Krusty Bucket" Voice of Karen and Baby
248b - "Squid's on a Bus" Voice of Old Lady and Fish Woman Skeleton
252a - "Mind the Gap" Voice of Lady Patron
254-255 - "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout" Voice of Karen
256a - "SpongeBob in RandomLand" Voice of Funny Lady and Bathing Female
259a - "The Ghost of Plankton" Voice of Karen and Woman
262a - "A Cabin in the Kelp" Voice of Karen
262b - "The Hankering" Voice of Karen and Customer #1
F1 - "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" Voice of Karen and Old Lady
F2 - "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" Voice of Karen, Harold's Wife, and Ice Cream Cone #2
F3 - "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run" Voice of Karen
List of episode credits


Cast and Crew (VTE)

Main character voices
Tom KennyBill FagerbakkeRodger BumpassClancy BrownLori AlanCarolyn LawrenceMary Jo CatlettDoug LawrenceJill Talley

Supporting character voices
Stephen HillenburgPaul TibbittErnest BorgnineTim ConwayBrian Doyle-MurrayJohn O'HurleyMarion RossDee Bradley BakerSirena IrwinCarlos AlazraquiThomas F. WilsonBob JolesMark FiteSara PaxtonJohn GegenhuberGuest stars

Aaron SpringerAdam FayAdam PaloianAlan SmartAndrea RomanoAndrew GoodmanAndrew OvertoomBlake LemonsBob CampBob JaquesBrad VandergriftBrian MoranteBrice MallierBruce HellerCaleb MeurerCarson KuglerCasey AlexanderCatherine SimmondsC.H. GreenblattCharlie BeanChris AllisonChris HeadrickChris MitchellChris ReccardiChuck KleinClare O'KaneClint Bond Jr.Dave CunninghamDavid FainDani MichaeliDan PovenmireDaniel DominguezDerek DrymonDerek IversenDerek L'estrangeDoug LawrenceEban SchletterEdgar LarrazábalEduardo AcostaEnnio Torresan, Jr.Eric FilipkowskiEric ShawErik WieseFrank WeissFred MillerFred OsmondGarrett HoGreg MillerGregor F. NarholzHeather MartinezHowie PerryIan GrahamIIya SkorupskyJack PendarvisJanice TolentinoJay LenderJennie MonicaJim SchumannJoe LissJoe WierengaJohn MagnessJohn TrabbicJosh AndroskyKaren HeathwoodKazKelly ArmstrongKent OsborneKris WimberlyKurt SnyderKyle McCullochLarry LeFrancisLarry LeichliterLeonard RobinsonLloyd AhlquistLuke BrookshierLynne NaylorMarc CeccarelliMarcelo SouzaMarco CinelloMark CaballeroMark O'HareMaureen MascarinaMerriwether WilliamsMike BellMike FasoloMike MitchellMike RothMonica DavilaMonica TomovaNate CashNick CrossNick JenningsOctavio RodriguezPaul TibbittPeter BennettPeter BurnsPeter ShukoffPhilip HarrisRichard PurselRobertryan CoryRob RosenRobert DressRyan KhatamRyan KramerSam HendersonSolomon GeorgioSeamus WalshSaeid ZameniateniSean CharmatzSean DempseySherm CohenShellie O'BrienStephen HerczegStephen HillenburgSteve FontiSteven BanksSyd DaleThaddeus Paul CouldronTim HillTim ParsonsTeale Reon WangTed SekoTodd WhiteTom KingTom YasumiTuck TuckerVincent WallerVirginia HawesWalt DohrnWilliam ReissWolf-Rudiger BlossZeus Cervas

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