Kenny is the husband of Jill Talley (the voice of Karen Plankton). He is the only cast member to provide a voice role in every episode (with the exception of the dialogue-free episode "Reef Blower"). He has written several songs for the show, like "The Best Day Ever," and has held the position of voice director since season 9.
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At one point, voice actor Jess Harnell auditioned for the role of SpongeBob before Kenny was chosen.
Over the years, many fans of the show have asked Kenny to lend SpongeBob's voice to their voice email and answering machines. In an interview, he joked that these custom messages might be more common than the factory (default voice).
Kenny first used the voice for SpongeBob for a minor female alligator character called Al on Rocko's Modern Life who appeared in the episode "Dear John." This is also the first time Kenny and Stephen Hillenburg worked together. Hillenburg wanted Kenny to use that voice for SpongeBob, so he showed him a clip of Al in Rocko's Modern Life to remind Kenny of the voice.
He also voiced Han "Chuck" Solo in the Angry BirdsStar Wars Cinematic Trailer. Han's laugh also sounds similar to SpongeBob's.
To produce SpongeBob's trademark laugh, Kenny pats his throat while saying "ah."
His birthday is July 13, one day before SpongeBob's, on July 14.
The drop of Volcano Sauce was shot in the Nickelodeon restroom and Tom Kenny had to wear red makeup all over his face to portray the character. He also had an audition on that same day the scene was shot, but the red makeup did not completely come off in time. As a result, he still had a little bit of red makeup on his face and it made him look like he was having high blood pressure.
The Volcano Sauce drop is credited as "Hot Sauce Drop."
Before SpongeBob even became a global success, Tom showed a VHS tape of the pilot to random people and even his family and it made them laugh.
Tom does not have a laptop, so the only way he can see memes is when Bill Fagerbakke sends it to him on his phone.