Rodger Bumpass

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Rodger Bumpass
Rodger Bumpass 2016.jpg
Bumpass at the Paradise City Comic Con in 2016
Born
Rodger Dale Bumpass

(1951-11-20) November 20, 1951 (age 70)
Other namesRoger Bumpass
Alma materArkansas State University
Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • voice actor
Years active1977–present
Known forSquidward Tentacles in SpongeBob SquarePants
Spouse(s)
Angela VanZandt (m. 2019)

Rodger Dale Bumpass (born November 20, 1951) is an American actor and comedian who is 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[change | change source]

Bumpass was born Rodger Albert Bumpass in Little Rock, Arkansas on November 20, 1951.[1] Bumpass was educated at Arkansas State University. Bumpass was nominated for a 2012 Daytime Emmy Award for his role as Squidward Tentacles.

Personal life[change | change source]

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]

On July 2019, Bumpass married Angela VanZandt, his high school sweetheart of 50 years.[3]

Legal troubles[change | change source]

On January 19, 2016, Bumpass was arrested just after midnight for alleged driving under the influence in Burbank, California. He was later released on a $15,000 bail the next morning.[4][5]

Filmography[change | change source]

Voice roles[change | change source]

Live-action roles[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  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. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved June 21, 2009.
  3. https://www.theknot.com/us/angela-vanzandt-and-rodger-bumpass-jul-2019
  4. "Rodger Bumpass from 'SpongeBob SquarePants' arrested for suspicion of DUI, police records say". January 20, 2016.
  5. "Rodger Bumpass, voice of Squidward on 'SpongeBob SquarePants,' arrested for alleged DUI". Entertainment Weekly.
  6. "Friday". St. Petersberg Times. August 26, 1981. Archived from the original on March 28, 2020. Retrieved June 21, 2009.
  7. "National Lampoon's Hot Flashes". Ocala Star-Banner. June 12, 1984. Retrieved June 21, 2009.
  8. 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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