Tom Kenny is an Irish American who grew up in Syracuse, New York. When Tom was young he was actually shy and quiet, but had a hobby of collecting comic books, and drawing funny pictures. Tom turned to stand-up comedy in Boston and San Francisco, which led to appearances on every cable show spawned by the stand-up epidemic of the 80's and 90's including Late Night with Conan O'Brian and Late Night with David Letterman.
- One of Tom Kenny's most notable voice roles is that of Spongebob in the ever popular and long running Spongebob Square Pants.
- Ironically, one of his first voice roles from 1992 was a TV series titled The Edge where he voiced various characters. In fact, he met his wife Jill on the set.
- He grew up with Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait . They would perform stand-up together, and titled their act "Tomcat and Bobcat".