The Ultimate SpongeBob Squarepants Character Guide
Looking to brush up on your SpongeBob before seeing his new movie? Let's take a look at the characters and voice talent behind ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.’
He's really just a big krabby-patty-lovin' kid at heart, ya know. Everyone's favorite yellow sea sponge is voiced by award-winning actor and comedian Tom Kenny, who has also lent his voice to the TV shows 'Family Guy,' 'Futurama' and 'The Fairly OddParents,’ as well as films like 'Frankenweenie,' 'Hotel Transylvania' and 'The Boxtrolls.'
Patrick Star is SpongeBob's bumbling, dim-bulb best friend who never met an ice cream flavor he didn't like. He’s played by Bill Fagerbakke, who’s well-known for his role as Dauber on the TV series 'Coach.' He also had a part in the 2011 Oscar-winning movie 'The Artist.'
Actor Rodger Bumpass voices the forever-annoyed Squidward Tentacles. Living next to SpongeBob and Patrick has left Squidward in a perpetual state of exasperation, and he’s always in a chronically bad mood -- except when he’s playing his clarinet. Bumpass has also voiced characters in ‘Monsters University,' ‘Cars,' and ‘Toy Story 2.'
The sassy squirrel with the Texas twang, Sandy Cheeks is voiced by Carolyn Lawrence, who has also lent her talents to the TV shows 'The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius' and 'The Fairly Oddparents.'
SpongeBob's gruff-voiced boss and owner of the Krusty Krab is truly, madly and deeply in love -- with money. He’s voiced by Clancy Brown, who is best known to audiences for his roles in 'Starship Troopers' and 'The Shawshank Redemption.'
The minuscule Plankton will stop at nothing to obtain the secret recipe for Krabby Patties, which he’s sure will give him power, money and fame. Overcompensating for one's size, maybe? Actor and writer Doug Lawrence gives Plankton his personality. Lawrence is also known for having drawn the cover of Weird Al Yankovic's 'The Food Album.'
Gary is SpongeBob's pet snail, who’s always there for him with a friendly meow. SpongeBob actor Tom Kenny also voices Gary, proving he’s a man of many talents (and voices).