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In SpongeBob SquarePants, Squidward’s Voice Actor Tentacles is voiced by Rokuro Naya for the Japanese version and Rodger Bumpass for the English version.

Rodger Bumpass As Squidward!

Born on 20 November 1951, Rodger Bumpass is an actor & comedian. Rodger Bumpass is well-known for his protracted appearance on the American cartoon television series ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ as Squidward Tentacles. In addition, Rodger Bumpass provides the voices for a number of other personalities on the programme, such as the ‘purple doctor fish’ as well as other anchovies. Rodger Bumpass also provided the voices for Professor Membrane from ‘Invader Zim’, The Chief in ‘Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?’, & Mr. Besser, the school administrator in The Kids from ‘Room 402’. Bumpass has a lot of other work experience in cartoon movies, cartoon television shows, and video games.

Spongebob SquarePants

Stephen Hillenburg, a marine biologist, developed the American cartoon programme “SpongeBob Squarepants” for Nickelodeon. The cartoon series follows the exploits and escapades of the marine sponge SpongeBob SquarePants, who resides in the underwater metropolis of Bikini Bottom. Patrick Star, Squidward Tentacles, Sandy Cheeks, and Mr. Krabs are some of SpongeBob’s pals.

Rodger Bumpass’s Work

Rodger Bumpass was cast in the ‘National Lampoon’s ‘That’s Not Funny’, ‘That’s Sick’ musical & comedy road show in 1977, and Rodger Bumpass worked alongside them until 1978. Rodger Bumpass made an appearance in the HBO television special ‘Disco Beaver’ from ‘Outer Space’ that same year. Bumpass was chosen to play the lead character in the 1979 National Lampoon movie Jaws 3, People 0, in which Rodger would share a passionate sequence with Bo Derek. But the makers of the Jaws movie objected, and the movie was scrapped. To feature on the ‘National Lampoon’ album The White Album in 1980, Bumpass invented the character of “Fartman,” who later served as the model for the ‘Howard Stern’ character of the same name.

Rodger Bumpass Controversy

In Burbank, California, 2016, Rodger was detained on suspicion of DUI. Bumpass was allegedly discovered by Burbank Police Department officers in his blue automobile in the middle of the street. When cops approached Bumpass for questioning, it was claimed that he had been leaning against the car. As they approached, Bumpass attempted to move away but lost his balance and nearly fell to the ground. Before police arrived, Rodger Bumpass admitted to driving after partying at a Burbank bar, and he was immediately arrested after failing a breathalyzer test. According to reports, Rodger Bumpass’s levels of alcohol in his blood were more than double the legal limit. Rodger Bumpass was subsequently released the next morning after posting a 15,000 dollar bail.


  • According to Bumpass, the greatest method to voice Squidward’s Voice Actor is to stuff him full of air and give him a “Oh PuhLEEZE!” attitude.
  • First SpongeBob SquarePants actor to be detained was Rodger Bumpass.
  • After performing the pilot, his father was sound asleep.
  • Rodger Bumpass married Angela, his girlfriend of 50 years, whom he had fallen in love with.
  • For exercise, Bumpass frequently enjoys riding a recumbent bicycle. This served as the inspiration for Squidward’s recumbent bike scene in The ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Movie.