Actor Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett (born October 2, 1962) is an American voice actor. His voice roles include Johnny Bravo in the television series of the same name, Dexter’s Dad in Dexter’s Laboratory, Petrie in The Land Before Time films and television series, The Man With the Yellow Hat in Curious George, Raj and Samson in Camp Lazlo, Dr. Jacques von Hämsterviel in Lilo & Stitch, Kowalski in The Penguins of Madagascar series, Jonathan Long in American Dragon: Jake Long, Principal Pestrip in The Buzz on Maggie, Clay Bailey in Xiaolin Showdown and various other characters in films, television shows and video games.

In 2012, Bennett was awarded an Annie Award for his role in The Penguins of Madagascar and in 2016, he was awarded an Emmy Award for his role in Transformers: Rescue Bots. He has been listed among the top names in the voice-over field.

Early life

Bennett was born in 1962. He got his acting training on the stage at the Alley Theatre in Houston, before moving to California with his family in 1990.


Bennett’s first role in the voice-over industry was Horace “I.Q.” Boothroyd the Third in James Bond Jr..

Afterwards, more roles came which included Brooklyn in Gargoyles, Petrie in The Land Before Time series from the second film onward, Jitters A. Dog in Bonkers, Lord Camembert in Biker Mice from Mars, Roger Dearly, Lieutenant Pug and several others on 101 Dalmatians, and Dexter’s Dad in Dexter’s Laboratory.

In 1995, he played what would be his best-known role, the title character in Johnny Bravo and Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women in The What a Cartoon Show!. For the character, Bennett used an Elvis Presley impersonation, which was somewhere between the young and the older Presley. In 1997, Johnny Bravo was made into a television series. A cult hit show, it continued from 1997 to 2004, receiving praise and multiple Annie Award nominations, including one for Bennett.

He has also provided various voices in the animated series Freakazoid!, voicing characters such as The Huntsman, Cave Guy, Candle Jack, Lord Bravery, and many others.

Later, he did the voices of Drixenol “Drix” Koldriliff in Ozzy and Drix (replacing David Hyde Pierce), Clay Bailey on Xiaolin Showdown, Mister Boss and Mister Fizz in Codename: Kids Next Door, Raj on Camp Lazlo, Principal Luna and Jan Rongetes (janitor and Swedish air guitarist) on Class of 3000, Azmuth in Ben 10 Alien Force and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Smee and Bones on Jake and the Never Land Pirates.

Since 2006, Bennett has voiced the role of The Man With the Yellow Hat and also voices neighborhood farmer Mr. Renkins in the PBS Kids TV series Curious George. The series was awarded Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program in 2008, 2010 and 2012.

Bennett has also done the voices of the Joker and other characters on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Dorkus in Planet Sheen, several characters (Keswick, Larry and Ollie) on T.U.F.F. Puppy, Red Tornado on Young Justice, and Kowalski, Chuck Charles and the team’s computer in The Penguins of Madagascar.

In 2012, he was awarded the Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting in a Television Production for his role as Kowalski. He was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program, but lost to June Foray.

In 2016, Bennett won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for his performance as Mayor Lusky on Transformers: Rescue Bots.

Personal life

Bennett has been married to Susan E. Welby since 1988 and has one daughter born in 1998. A legal separation was filed in 2016, but they later reconciled.



Year Title Role Note(s)
1992 The Little Mermaid Cosgrove Thackery
1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Additional voices
1994 A Hollywood Hounds Christmas Dude, Additional voices
The Return of Jafar Thief Direct-to-video
The Lion King Zazu (singing voice) 2003 Platinum Edition
The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure Petrie, Ozzy Direct-to-video
1995 Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins Johnny Cage, Scorpion Direct-to-video
Gargoyles the Movie: The Heroes Awaken Brooklyn, Magus, Owen
The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving Petrie, Mutt, Iguanodon Direct-to-video
1996 Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible
James and the Giant Peach Centipede (singing voice)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Frollo’s Soldiers
Aladdin and the King of Thieves Additional voices Direct-to-video
The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists Petrie, Ichy Direct-to-video
Dot and Spot’s Magical Christmas Steve
1997 Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off Duke L’Orange
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Axe, Poke Direct-to-video
The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island Petrie, Mr. Clubtail Direct-to-video
1998 Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World Crane Direct-to-video
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World Additional voices Direct-to-video
The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock Petrie, Spike Direct-to-video
1999 Wakko’s Wish Captain of the Guard, Baloney Direct-to-video
The Nuttiest Nutcracker The Colonel, Mouse Doctor, Mouse Soldier Direct-to-video
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas Dad, Firefighter #2, Mortimer, Store Announcer, Man, Costumer Direct-to-video
An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster Slug / Dog Leader Direct-to-video
Dexter’s Laboratory: Ego Trip Action Dexter, Mandark Robot, Dad, Robot #1, Officer 9412
2000 An Extremely Goofy Movie Bradley Uppercrust III, Unemployment Lady, Chuck the Sportscaster Direct-to-video
Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders Lester Direct-to-video
Tweety’s High-Flying Adventure Foghorn Leghorn, Casino Cat, additional voices
Joseph: King of Dreams Levi Direct-to-video
The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire Petrie, Spokes Dinosaur, Narrator Direct-to-video
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman Additional voices (uncredited) Direct-to-video
2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure Tramp, Jock, Trusty, Dogcatcher Direct-to-video
The Flintstones: On the Rocks Xavier the Villain, Club Announcer, Pool Waiter Direct-to-video
Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Mr. Jollyland, additional voices Direct-to-video
The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze Petrie, Corythosaurus Direct-to-video
2002 Return to Never Land Smee, Pirate Crew
Balto II: Wolf Quest Yak Direct-to-video
Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Additional voices Direct-to-video
Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring Tom, Droopy, Joey Direct-to-video
The Powerpuff Girls Movie Ace, Big Billy, Grubber, Baboon Kaboom, Go-Go Patrol, Hacha Chacha
Tarzan & Jane Professor Archimedes Q. Porter, Robert “Bobby” Canler Direct-to-video
Mickey’s House of Villains Salesman Direct-to-video
The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water Petrie Direct-to-video
2003 101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure Jasper Direct-to-video
The Jungle Book 2 Buzzie the Vulture
Inspector Gadget 2 Brain
Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire Jasper Ridgeway, Jack, Lifeguard #1
Atlantis: Milo’s Return Sam McKeane Direct-to-video
Stitch! The Movie Dr. Jacques von Hämsterviel Direct-to-video
Looney Tunes: Back in Action Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Nasty Canasta
The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration Petrie Direct-to-video
The Powerpuff Girls: ‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas Driver, Servant, Elf #2 Direct-to-video
2004 The Lion King 1½ Iron Joe and Bashful Direct-to-video
The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour Fairy Agent #2 Direct-to-video
Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster Del Chillman, Sir Ian Locksley, Harpoon Gunner Direct-to-video
Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom Gorlock #2, Brain #1 Direct-to-video
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers Beagle Boys, Additional voices Direct-to-video
Kangaroo Jack: G’Day U.S.A.! Kangaroo “Jackie Legs” Jack
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas Donner Direct-to-video
2005 Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars Dr. Gluckman, Martian Guard #1, President Direct-to-video
Mulan II Additional voices Direct-to-video
The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses Petrie Direct-to-video
Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry Steed, TV Announcer Direct-to-video
The Batman vs. Dracula Arkham Asylum Inmate, Additional voices Direct-to-video
Kronk’s New Groove Skinny Old Man, Stout Old Man, Gollum-Rudy, Additional voices
2006 The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide Dr. Moist Direct-to-video
Curious George Salesman
Asterix and the Vikings Getafix, Narrator
Queer Duck: The Movie Rev. Vandergelding, Additional voices
Leroy & Stitch Dr. Jacques von Hämsterviel Direct-to-video
Codename: Kids Next Door: Operation Z.E.R.O. Mr. Boss, Mr. Fizz, Benedict Wigglestein
Brother Bear 2 Atka Direct-to-video
The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers Petrie, Petrie’s Sibling #2 Direct-to-video
The Fox and the Hound 2 Amos Slade (replacing Jack Albertson) Direct-to-video
Bratz Genie Magic Kon Direct-to-video
Bratz: Passion 4 Fashion – Diamondz Mr. Jones Direct-to-video
2007 Cinderella III: A Twist in Time Additional voices Direct-to-video
Camp Lazlo: Where’s Lazlo? Raj, Samson, Hoo Ha, Harold Direct-to-video
TMNT Additional voices
Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams Lord Duke, The Painter, The Sultan, King Hubert, Farmer, Arguing Neighbor #1 Direct-to-video
Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! Dell Chillman, Pilot Direct-to-video
Enchanted Pip in Andalasia
The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends Petrie Direct-to-video
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier Sportscaster Direct-to-video
The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning Benjamin, Swordfish Guards Direct-to-video
Tinker Bell Clank Direct-to-video
Dead Space: Downfall Leggio, Dobbs, Jackson
Bolt Lloyd
The Powerpuff Girls Rule! Ace, Prisoner, Concerned Citizen
A Cranberry Christmas Cyrus Grape
2009 Open Season 2 Additional voices Direct-to-video
Dr. Dolittle Million Dollar Mutts Princess, Rocco, Frog, Horse
Bionicle: The Legend Reborn Strakk, Tarix Direct-to-video
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Clank, Leech, Fairy Gary Direct-to-video
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Nerdy Patron Direct-to-video
Dr. Dolittle Million Dollar Mutts Princess Rocco, Frog, Horse
Bionicle: The Legend Reborn Strakk, Tarix Direct-to-video
2010 Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! Ted Direct-to-video
Lego Atlantis: The Movie Dr. Jeff “Fish” Fisher
Gaturro Federico Michou English dub
Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers Bernie von Beam, Artie Fol Direct-to-video
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Duncan MacDougall
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Clank, Driver Direct-to-video
Kung Fu Magoo Sid, Evil Moustache Cabal, Guard
DC Showcase: The Spectre Foster Brenner, Flemming, Peter McCoy
2011 Open Season 3 Earl Direct-to-video
The Little Engine That Could Hudson, Engine 35 Direct-to-video
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension Additional voices
Pixie Hollow Games Clank, Fairy Gary
Batman: Year One Alfred Pennyworth Direct-to-video
2012 Secret of the Wings Clank, Dewey
Foodfight! Lieutenant X, Additional voices
Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire Lord Valdronya, Vincent Van Helsing Direct-to-video
2013 Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon Owen Garrison/Blue Falcon Direct-to-video
Khumba Riverine Rabbit, Elder # 3, The Zebra
Turbo The Crows #2
Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright Mike Gale, Mel Richmond Direct-to-video
Planes Additional voices
Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map Lighthouse Lou, Hot Dog Vendor Direct-to-video
2014 Khumba Rabbit, Elder #3
The Pirate Fairy Smee, Clank, Fairy Gairy Direct-to-video
Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy Iago, Schmidlap Direct-to-video
The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King Troll King
2015 Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness Colt Steelcase Direct-to-video
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Ted Direct-to-video
2016 The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave Petrie Direct-to-video
2017 Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash Deputy, Museum Guide Direct-to-video
2018 Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold Joker, Arkham Security Guard Direct-to-video
2019 Curious George: Royal Monkey Ted Direct-to-video
2020 Curious George: Go West, Go Wild! Ted Direct-to-video



Year Title Role Note(s)
1998 Kiki’s Delivery Service Kiki’s Dad English dub
1999 My Neighbors the Yamadas Additional voices English dub
2003 Porco Rosso Additional voices English dub
2005 Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Gikkuri English dub
Pom Poko Additional voices English dub
2006 Whisper of the Heart English dub
Tales from Earthsea Advisor #1 (additional voices) English dub
2007 Afro Samurai Foo, Hachiro English dub
2009 Afro Samurai: Resurrection Brother 3 English dub

Video games

Year Title Role Note(s)
1993 Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! Gary the Towel Attendant
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers Sam, Uniform Officer, Artist, Bruno, Lucky Dog Vendor, Motorcycle Cop
1994 Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness Dr. Cranium, Igor, Bonehead, Ad Avis
1995 Stonekeep Murph, Winkle
1996 Someone’s in the Kitchen! Blub, Sir Eaton Scraps, Dendron
Goosebumps: Escape from HorrorLand Pumpkins
Toonstruck The Carecrow, Jim, Spike, Woof, Outhouse Guard, The Robot Maker
1997 Fallout Loxley
The Lost Vikings 2 Baleog the Fierce
Animaniacs Game Pack Baloney
1998 Rocky & Bullwinkle’s Know-It-All Quiz Game Mr. Peabody
ClayFighter: Sculptor’s Cut Laughing Voice in Mudville Mansion
Baldur’s Gate Xan, Drizzt Do’Urden, Dream Knight, Quayle
1999 The Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-Traction Ace, Big Billy, Grubber
2000 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue Dipstick, Jasper, Shelby the Turtle
X-Squad Judd
Star Wars: Force Commander Brenn Tantor
Buzz Lightyear Second Grade Hamm
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command NOS-4-A2
Escape from Monkey Island Marco de Pollo
102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue Horace Badun, Waddlesworth
The Jungle Book Groove Party Ziggy the Vulture
2001 Disney-Pixar Learning: First Grade Hamm
The Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-Traction Ace, Big Billy
Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader Imperial Official
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Jango Fett
Baldur’s Gate II: Throne of Bhaal Saemon Havarian, Cespenar, Cyric, Carras, Yakman, Carston
Stupid Invaders Bud Bidiovitch
2002 Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Kyle Katarn
Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter Jango Fett, Count Dooku
The Powerpuff Girls: Relish Rampage Ace, Big Billy, Grubber
Kingdom Hearts The Mayor of Halloween Town, Barrel, Mr. Smee
2003 Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Kyle Katarn
Tak and the Power of Juju Caged Juju, Pins and Needles
2004 Tak 2 The Staff of Dreams JB, Caged Juju, Pins and Needles
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Big Poppa Voice Mission: A Home in the Hills
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem Alan Dinsdale, Walter Peabody, Robert Zabrinski, Travis Sherman, Mercenaries
Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku Jack’s Father, Extor, The Priest, Kami, Lead Kid
2005 Tak: The Great Juju Challenge Caged Juju
Kingdom Hearts II Barrel, Lumiere, Merlin
Chicken Little Mayor Turkey Lurkey
2006 The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning Cyril the Ice Guardian Dragon, Flash (Sparx’s Dad), Mole-Yair
Xiaolin Showdown Clay Bailey
Cartoon Network Racing Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Dad
2007 The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night Cyril the Ice Guardian Dragon, Mole-Yair, Scratch
Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey Lumiere
2008 The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon Cyril the Ice Guardian Dragon
Transformers Animated: The Game Prowl
2009 Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall Johnny Bravo, Ace
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Spider Witch’s Victim
Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks Azmuth, Bellicus, Ghostfreak
2010 Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction Azmuth, Kraab
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2 Ripper Roo
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Mr. Smee, Merlin, Bashful
2011 Kinect Disneyland Adventures Smee, White Rabbit, March Hare
Star Wars: The Old Republic Revan
The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns – Again! Kowalski
Ben 10: Galactic Racing Ghostfreak, Azmuth
2012 Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Geppetto, Beagle Boys
Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure Lumiere, Man on Bridge, Baker #2
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Mr. Smee
2013 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix The Mayor of Halloween Town, Barrel, Mr. Smee
Young Justice: Legacy Psimon, Red Tornado
2014 The Legend of Korra Shiro Shinobi
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes The Collector
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Lumiere, Mr. Smee, Merlin, Bashful
2015 SpongeBob HeroPants Bubbles
Disney Infinity 3.0 Merlin
2017 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Geppetto, Beagle Boys
2019 Kingdom Hearts III Merlin


Year Title Role Note(s)
2013 I Know That Voice Himself Documentary


Year Title Role
2015 Rain of the Ghosts Pete Grier, Shore Patrolman


Year Title Role Note(s)
2014 There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Dog, Artist Audiobook
2018 Ani-Mayhem Foghorn Leghorn, Michigan J. Frog

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Title Result
1997 Annie Awards Voice Acting by a Male Performer in a TV Production Johnny Bravo Nominated
2012 Annie Awards Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production The Penguins of Madagascar Won
2016 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Transformers: Rescue Bots Won

External Links

Actor Jeff Bennett – Wikipedia

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