Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass
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Bumpass at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con
Rodger Albert Bumpass

(1951-11-20) November 20, 1951 (age 68)
Other namesRoger Bumpass
Alma materArkansas State University
OccupationActor, singer, voice artist, comedian
Years active1981–2015
Known forSquidward Tentacles in SpongeBob SquarePants
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Rodger Albert Bumpass (born November 20, 1951) is an American actor, singer, voice artist, and comedian, best known for his roles as Squidward Tentacles in SpongeBob SquarePants and Professor Membrane in Invader Zim. He is also known for providing extra voices in Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life, and Tarzan.

Early life

Bumpass was born Rodger Albert Bumpass in Little Rock, Arkansas on November 20, 1951.[1] Bumpass was educated at Arkansas State University. He is currently married to Amy Stiller (the sister of Ben Stiller) since 2008. Bumpass was nominated for a 2012 Daytime Emmy Award for his role as Squidward Tentacles.

Personal life

During August 2006, rumors were circulated that Bumpass died during heart surgery. His death was noted on IMDb and in the Arkansas State University alumni newsletter. Bumpass confirmed that reports of his death were untrue.[2]


Voice roles

Live-action roles


  1. "Rodger Bumpass (1951–)". The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Retrieved June 21, 2009.
  2. "Reports of Death of Squidward's "Voice" Premature". KAIT. August 28, 2006. Retrieved June 21, 2009.
  3. Gallagher, Brian (July 11, 2013). "The Spongebob Squarepants Movie 2 Sets Up Shop in Savannah, Georgia -". Retrieved July 16, 2013.
  4. "Friday". St. Petersberg Times. August 26, 1981. Retrieved June 21, 2009.
  5. "National Lampoon's Hot Flashes". Ocala Star-Banner. June 12, 1984. Retrieved June 21, 2009.
  6. Bruckner, D. J. R. (May 25, 1986). "LAMPOON'S 'CLASS OF '86'". New York Times. paragraph 6. Retrieved June 21, 2009.

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