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Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
If you were looking for the article about the art director, title card designer and background painter, then see Peter Bennett.
If you were looking for the article about the writer and story editor, then see Peter Burns.
If you were looking for the article about the American internet personality, then see Peter Shukoff.

Peter Straus is the writer of several songs from season 1 to season 4. He is also the writer of the song "Ripped Pants," which he also performed instead of Tom Kenny.

Before working for the show, he was a bassist for the band Dwarves. In 2007, he retired from composing and started working as a psychologist in Los Angeles. His close friend, a musician Chris von Sneidern, performed the song "That's What Friends Do."[1][2]

Songs for the show


Trivia

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  • In the credits for "Ripped Pants" and "The Chaperone," Straus is credited by his alias "Saltpeter" instead of his real name.
  • He is the first voice actor to do SpongeBob's singing voice.


References

Awards and nominations for SpongeBob SquarePants VE

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Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television Production

Voice actors: Mary Jo Catlett as Mrs. Puff (in "No Free Rides;" 2001)

Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Television Production

Voice actors: Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants (in "Wormy;" 2001)

Outstanding Individual Achievement for a Song in an Animated Production

Singers: Peter Strauss and Paul Tibbitt for "The Very First Christmas" (in "Christmas Who?;" 2001)

Best Writing in an Animated Television Production

Writers: C.H. Greenblatt, Paul Tibbitt, Mike Bell, and Tim Hill (for "Fear of a Krabby Patty;" 2006)

Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production

Voice actors: Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants (in "Spy Buddies;" 2008)

Direction in an Animated Television Production or Short-form

Directors: Alan Smart (for "Penny Foolish;" 2009)

Best Home Entertainment Production

DVDs: SpongeBob vs. The Big One (DVD) (2010)

Best Voice Acting in a Television Production

Voice actors: Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants (in "Truth or Square;" 2010)

Music in a Television Production

Composers: Jeremy Wakefield, Sage Guyton, Nicolas Carr, and Tuck Tucker (2011)

Writing in a Television Production

Writers: Dani Michaeli, Sean Charmatz, Nate Cash, Luke Brookshier, and Paul Tibbitt (for "Patrick's Staycation;" 2012)

Character Animation in an Animated Television or other Broadcast Venue Production

Animators: Dan Driscoll and Savelen Forrest (for "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!," 2013)

Directing in an Animated Television or other Broadcast Venue Production

Directors: Mark Caballero and Seamus Walsh (for "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!," 2013)

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