John Di Maggio

John Di Maggio

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Age
50
Birthday
Sep. 4th, 1968
Born in
North Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
Height
6' 4

John Di Maggio's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Futurama TV Show
Futurama
Kim Possible TV Show
Kim Possible
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake TV Show
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Jackie Chan Adventures TV Show
Jackie Chan Adventures
The Penguins of Madagascar TV Show
The Penguins of Madagascar
Samurai Jack TV Show
Samurai Jack
American Dragon: Jake Long TV Show
American Dragon: Jake Long
Chowder TV Show
Chowder
Batman: The Brave and The Bold TV Show
Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Shakugan no Shana  TV Show
Shakugan no Shana
Generator Rex TV Show
Generator Rex
Adventure Time (CA) TV Show
Adventure Time (CA)
Tak and the Power of JuJu TV Show
Tak and the Power of JuJu
Shakugan no Shana Second (JP) TV Show
Shakugan no Shana Second (JP)
Shorty McShorts' Shorts TV Show
Shorty McShorts' Shorts
The Problem Solverz TV Show
The Problem Solverz
Lady Georgie (JP) TV Show
Lady Georgie (JP)
Shrine of the Morning Mist (JP) TV Show
Shrine of the Morning Mist (JP)
 

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BIOGRAPHY:

John William DiMaggio (born September 4, 1968) is an American voice actor. A native of North Plainfield, New Jersey, he is known for his longtime role as Bender on Futurama. He has also played such roles as Jake the Dog on Adventure Time, Dr. Drakken on Kim Possible, and Marcus Fenix in the Gears of War franchise.

DiMaggio is a former comedian, appearing on stage as part of a comic duo named 'Red Johnny and the Round Guy' and has several on-screen credits, such as Steve Ballmer in Pirates of Silicon Valley. DiMaggio is also know for his voices on Batman: The Brave and the Bold as Aquaman, Shnize on Chowder, The Spectacular Spider-Man as Hammerhead, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and much more.


TRIVIA:
  • Is a very talented beatboxer, as seen by some of his work on Futurama.
  • Is the only one of two actors to play the same fictional character (Bender Bending Rodriguez) on both _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv) and _"Futurama" (1999)_ (qv) the other is Nancy Cartwrtight who played Bart in both, although several people (including 'Conan O'Brien' (qv), 'Leonard Nimoy' (qv), 'Nichelle Nichols' (qv), 'Stephen Hawking' (qv) and 'Dick Clark (I)' (qv)) have played themselves on both series.
  • Provided the voices for two very memorable robot characters in two different Emmy-winning animated series'. "Bender" in _"Futurama" (1999)_ (qv) and "General Grievous" in _"Star Wars: Clone Wars" (2003)_ (qv).
  • Not related to 'Joe DiMaggio (I)' (qv).
  • His inspiration for Bender was 'Slim Pickens (I)' (qv) from "Blazing Saddles" and his friend from college, who would do improvisations of an old man who liked sausage.
  • Grew up in North Plainfield, NJ.
  • Played 'Steve Ballmer' (qv) in _Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) (TV)_ (qv).
  • Once performed stand-up comedy at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem.


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