John DiMaggio

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Actor

Birth Name: John William DiMaggio

Birth Date: September 4, 1968

Age: 55 years old

Birth Place: North Plainfield, New Jersey

A well-respected voice actor with a prolific work rate across both film and television animated projects, John DiMaggio's defining role was as Bender, the rude, alcoholic, cigar-chewing robot on Matt Groening and David X. Cohen's animated sci-fi comedy series "Futurama" (Fox 1999-2003, Comedy Central 2008-13). While his face may have remained unfamiliar to most fans, he also collected on-screen guest credits as a character actor on numerous top-rated live-action shows.

DiMaggio began acting in children's theatre in his native New Jersey, but after studying drama in college, his earliest break came as a stand-up comedian. As half of the hip-hop-influenced beat-boxing double act Red Johnny and the Round Guy (he was Johnny), DiMaggio was a contemporary on the New York comedy scene with fledgling stand-up performers like Dave Chappelle, Jay Mohr and Sarah Silverman for six years. When the act split up, DiMaggio made the move to Los Angeles and resumed his acting career. He made his television debut on a 1996 episode of "Law & Order" (NBC 1990-2010) and his first film appearance as a construction worker in the Whoopi Goldberg vehicle "Eddie" (1996). His first major TV role came as the recurring character Dr. Sean Underhill on the hospital drama "Chicago Hope" (1994-2000).

DiMaggio initially began working as a voice-over artist while still living in New York as a way to pay the bills between acting gigs, and continued to seek work in the field after moving to Los Angeles. However, his casting as Bender in "Futurama" was a serendipitous accident: he had already auditioned and been accepted for a role as a cast member of the Fox late night sketch-comedy show "MADtv" (1995-2009), but had decided to turn the show down on the advice of his agent. Undeterred, the same casting crew asked him back to read for the roles of both Bender and Professor Philo T. Farnsworth on Matt Groening's "The Simpsons" follow-up "Futurama." The gravelly mix of pathos and aggression in DiMaggio's portrayal of the hard-gambling, human-hating robot Bender would go on to be one of the most popular cult television characters of the early 2000s, with many of the robot's sardonic witticisms making it onto t-shirts and bumper stickers.

With his name in the credits of one of the critically-acclaimed animated hits of the day, DiMaggio's list of voiceover credits soon boomed in both television and film. Among his highest profile appearances were the film "Dr. Doolittle 2" (2001) and the animated television shows "Samurai Jack" (Cartoon Network 2001-03), playing a particularly convincing and memorable role as The Scotsman. As Bender, he also transferred to Groening's other famous creation "The Simpsons" (Fox 1989- ) for a one-off "Futurama" crossover episode.

His voice skills transferred to a third career voicing video games including entries in the "Final Fantasy" and "Halo" series. Amongst gamers he was best known as the lead character Marcus Fenix from the "Gears of War" series, while fans of comic book characters heard him voice supporting characters in animated shows and video games featuring Spider-Man, Superman, The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk and X-Men, although his most celebrated appearance in this genre was as Aquaman in the series "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" (Cartoon Network 2008-11).

Having remained with "Futurama" through its cancellation in 2003 and its subsequent revivals, first as a series of TV movies in 2007, then with all-new episodes from 2010 to 2013, DiMaggio's career continued to display hard-working versatility outside of his most famous role. High-profile voice parts as leading characters in the film spinoff "The Penguins of Madagascar" (Nickelodeon 2008-15) and "Adventure Time With Finn & Jake" (Cartoon Network 2010- ) competed with roles in big-budget animated films such as the sequels "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" (2008) and "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" (2012), as well as "Wreck-It Ralph" (2012).

Credits

KrapopolisStream

Guest Voice
Donny the Cyclops/Traveler
Series
2023
56%

Adventure Time: Fionna and CakeStream

Guest Voice
Jake
Series
2023
100%

Skull IslandStream

Voice
Crybaby Merc
Series
2023
82%

Transformers: Rise of the BeastsStream

Voice
Stratosphere
Movie
2023
52%

Justice League: Warworld

Voice
Lobo
Movie
2023

The Boys Presents: DiabolicalStream

Actor
Groundhawk
Series
2022

Batman: The Long Halloween Deluxe Edition

Voice
Mad Hatter
Movie
2022

Inside JobStream

Voice
Glenn Dolphman
Series
2021
79%

Middlemost PostStream

Voice
Angus
Series
2021

Ben 10,010

Voice
Four Arms
Show
2021

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two

Voice
Mad Hatter
Movie
2021

A Trash Truck Christmas

Voice
Show
2020

Minions Holiday Special

Voice
Scout Master
Show
2020

Spitting Image

Voice
Show
2020

Adventure Time: Distant LandsStream

Voice
Jake
Series
2020
92%

Marvel's Spider-Man: Maximum Venom

Voice
The Jackal
Show
2020

BreadwinnersStream

Voice
Lava Mole
Series
2020

DuncanvilleStream

Guest Star
Ride Operator/Haunted House Employee/Huxter
Series
2020

DuncanvilleStream

Guest Voice
Commercial Announcer/Huxter Game Voice/Ride Operator
Series
2020

Ben 10 vs. The Universe: The Movie

Voice
Phil Billings/Four Arms
Movie
2020

Batman: Death in the Family

Voice
Joker
Movie
2020

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?Stream

Voice
Talent Agent / Crazy Karl / Baz Bozzington
Series
2019

AmphibiaStream

Guest Voice
Stumpy
Series
2019

Historical Roasts

Guest Star
Angelo Dundee
Show
2019

Love, Death & RobotsStream

Voice
Mike
Series
2019
85%

Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Voice
Mr. Freeze
Movie
2019

Minion Scouts

Voice
Scout Master
Movie
2019

Star Wars ResistanceStream

Guest Voice
Vranki the Blue
Series
2018
92%

DisenchantmentStream

Voice
King Zog
Series
2018
65%

Futurama: Extras

Actor
Show
2018

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

Voice
Chief Bullock
Movie
2018

Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Voice
Aquaman
Movie
2018

Teen Titans GO! to the Movies

Voice
Guard/Synth Skate Voice
Movie
2018

Marvel's Spider-ManStream

Voice
The Jackal
Series
2017

Comrade DetectiveStream

Guest Voice
Ivan Blaga
Series
2017
85%

Superior DonutsStream

Guest Star
Craig
Series
2017
62%

Adventure Time: Islands

Actor
Jake
Show
2017

Batman and Harley Quinn

Voice
Sarge Steel
Movie
2017

LEGO DC Super Hero Girls - Im Bann des Diamanten

Voice
Gorilla Grodd / Wildcat / Ted Grant
Movie
2017

If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie

Voice
Dog
Show
2016

Ben 10

Voice
Four Arms
Show
2016

DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High

Voice
Gorilla Grodd/Wildcat
Show
2016

ZootopiaStream

Voice
Jerry Jumbeaux Jr.
Movie
2016
98%

LEGO DC Comics Superheroes: Justice League -- Gotham City Breakout

Voice
Deathstroke
Movie
2016

Batman: The Killing JokeStream

Actor
Francesco
Movie
2016
36%

Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants

Voice
Killer Croc
Movie
2016

AlbertStream

Voice
Donny
Movie
2016

DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High

Voice
Gorilla Grodd/Wildcat
Movie
2016

TV's Funniest Animated Stars: A Paley Center for Media Special

Guest
Show
2015

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Voice
Dog
Show
2015

We Bare Bears: Charlie

Guest Voice
Ralph
Show
2015

At Midnight With Chris HardwickStream

Guest
Game Show
2015

Tom et Jerry : l'histoire de Robin des Bois

Voice
Little John
Show
2015

Tom And Jerry: The Fast And The Furry

Voice
J.W./Spike
Show
2015

We Bare BearsStream

Guest Voice
Ralph
Series
2015

Pig Goat Banana CricketStream

Guest Voice
Burgerstein/Captain Sassafras/Love Comet/Shragger
Series
2015

Golan the Insatiable

Voice
The Mayor
Show
2015

Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts

Voice
Killer Croc
Movie
2015

Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!

Voice
Lex Luthor / Joker
Movie
2015

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League

Voice
Lex Luthor / Deathstroke / Slade Wilson
Movie
2015

Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!

Voice
Lex Luthor / Joker
Movie
2015

Lego: Batman Be-Leaguered

Voice
Lex Luthor/Joker
Show
2014

LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered

Voice
Lex Luthor/Joker
Show
2014

ClarenceStream

Guest Voice
Mel
Series
2014

Transformers: Age of ExtinctionStream

Voice
Crosshairs
Movie
2014
18%

Penguins of Madagascar: Operation Special Delivery

Voice
Movie
2014

LEGO DC Super Heroes: Batman Be-leaguered

Actor
Lex Luthor/Joker
Movie
2014

The Shoot

Actor
Steve
Movie
2014

Rick and MortyStream

Guest Voice
Death Stalker Leader/Knight
Series
2013
90%

Teen Titans Go! Best of Starfire

Guest Voice
Brother Blood
Show
2013

Teen Titans Go!Stream

Guest Voice
Brother Blood
Series
2013

Out There

Voice
Wayne
Show
2013

I Know That Voice

Executive Producer
Movie
2013

I Know That Voice

Narrator
Movie
2013

Concrete Jungle

Voice
Show
2012

Sofia the FirstStream

Guest Voice
Hale
Series
2012

Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja

Voice
Hannibal McFist
Show
2012

Ben 10: Omniverse

Voice
Four Arms/Bubble Helmet/Zombozo
Show
2012

The NewsroomStream

Guest Star
Police Sergeant
Series
2012

Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse

Voice
Little John
Movie
2012

Back to the Sea

Voice
Movie
2012

Superthief: Inside America's Biggest Bank Score

Executive Producer
Movie
2012

Superthief: Inside America's Biggest Bank Score

Narrator
Movie
2012

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of AwesomenessStream

Guest Voice
Fung
Series
2011

The Looney Tunes ShowStream

Guest Voice
Hugo the Abominable Snowman/Junior Bear
Series
2011

Carl Panzram: The Spirit of Hatred and Revenge

Voice
Carl Panzram
Movie
2011

Transformers Prime

Guest Voice
Vogel
Show
2010

Pound PuppiesStream

Voice
Niblet
Series
2010

Planet Sheen

Guest Voice
Guard #2
Show
2010

Sym-bionic TitanStream

Actor
Series
2010

Sym-bionic TitanStream

Voice
Series
2010

Generator Rex

Voice
Show
2010

Adventure TimeStream

Actor
Jake
Series
2010
100%

Adventure TimeStream

Voice
Jake
Series
2010
100%

Scooby-Doo: Mystery IncorporatedStream

Guest Voice
Grady Gator/Delivery Guy
Series
2010

Kick Buttowski: Suburban DaredevilStream

Actor
Mr. Vickle
Series
2010

Batman Dhe Kapuci i Kuq

Actor
Movie
2010

Batman: Under the Red HoodStream

Voice
Joker
Movie
2010
100%

Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back

Voice
Zartog/Human 1/Human 2
Movie
2010

Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story

Actor
Kip Caray
Movie
2010

DC Showcase: Green Arrow

Voice
Merc 1
Movie
2010

The LeagueStream

Actor
Bartender
Series
2009
81%

Modern FamilyStream

Guest Star
Boat Captain
Series
2009
85%

Kevin Pollak's Chat Show

Guest
Show
2009

Secrets of the Furious Five

Voice
Gorilla / Crocodile
Show
2009

Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder

Voice
Bender/Joey Mousepad/Elzar/Sal
Movie
2009

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

Voice
Minister of Autumn
Movie
2009

Danny Greene: The Rise and Fall of the Irishman

Narrator
Movie
2009

The Penguins of Madagascar

Actor
Show
2008

The Penguins of Madagascar

Voice
Show
2008

The Madagascar Penguins In a Christmas Caper

Voice
Rico
Show
2008

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Voice
Aquaman/Gorilla Grodd
Show
2008

The Spectacular Spider-ManStream

Guest Voice
Flint Marko/Hammerhead
Series
2008
100%

Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs

Voice
Movie
2008

Futurama: Bender's Game

Voice
Movie
2008

Mia and the Migoo

Voice
Jekhide
Movie
2008

Irish Twins

Actor
Danny Perrino
Movie
2008

Chowder

Voice
Shnitzel
Show
2007

Tak and the Power of Juju

Voice
Keeko
Show
2007

Friday: The Animated Series

Voice
Show
2007

TMNT

Voice
Col. Santino
Movie
2007

7-10 Split

Actor
Bobby O'Keefe
Movie
2007

Futurama: Bender's Big Score

Voice
Bender/Additional Voices/Sal
Movie
2007

Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!

Voice
Show
2006

Korgoth of Barbaria

Voice
Show
2006

Casper's Scare School

Voice
Stinkie/Frankengymteacher
Movie
2006

My Name Is EarlStream

Guest Star
Officer Ross
Series
2005
82%

BonesStream

Guest Star
Jim Dodd
Series
2005
90%

American DadStream

Guest Voice
Hitman
Series
2005

American Dragon: Jake LongStream

Actor
Series
2004

American Dragon: Jake LongStream

Voice
Fu Dog
Series
2004

CSI: NYStream

Guest Star
Mike Donelly
Series
2004

Van Helsing: The London Assignment

Voice
Coachman
Movie
2004

Scooby-Doo et le monstre du Loch Ness

Voice
Colin Haggart/Volunteer 1
Movie
2004

Extreme Dating

Actor
AJ
Movie
2004

Star Wars: Clone WarsStream

Voice
General Grievous
Series
2003

Kim Possible: The Secret Files

Voice
Dr. Drakken
Show
2003

Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time

Voice
Dr. Drakken
Movie
2003

Less Than PerfectStream

Guest Star
Series
2002

Without a TraceStream

Guest Star
Series
2002

Kim PossibleStream

Guest Voice
Series
2002

Samurai JackStream

Voice
The Scotsman
Series
2001

Jackie Chan Adventures

Guest Voice
Show
2000

Whispers: An Elephant's Tale

Voice
Tough-Tusk / Fulla Bull
Movie
2000

Vampire Hunter D

Voice
Nolt/Mashira
Movie
2000

SpongeBob SquarePantsStream

Guest Voice
Blackjack
Series
1999

FuturamaStream

Voice
Bender
Series
1999

Pirates of Silicon Valley

Actor
Steve Ballmer
Movie
1999
89%

Costello

Guest Star
Show
1998

Cracker

Guest Star
Show
1997

Princess Mononoke

Voice
Gonza
Movie
1997

Common Law

Guest Star
Show
1996

Chicago Hope

Actor
Series
1994

Chicago Hope

Guest Star
Series
1994

NYPD BlueStream

Guest Star
Gary Laird
Series
1993
83%

RugratsStream

Guest Voice
First Mate
Series
1991

The SimpsonsStream

Guest Voice
Bender
Series
1989
85%

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