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Arkansas actor lands ‘job of a lifetime’ in SpongeBob SquarePants

Bumpass’s unique ability to manipulate his voice opened doors in the realm of voice acting.
Little Rock Native Who Voices Squidward Talks 20 Years Of ‘SpongeBob Squarepants’

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Rodger Bumpass was a college student at Arkansas State University majoring in television and radio with a minor in theater. One night after a live theater performance in a play, he came off stage and one of his professors said something that changed his life.

“I look forward to seeing you in professional theater,” the professor said.

Those words fueled a desire in Bumpass and when he graduated from college he moved to New York and became a professional actor, he told Talk Business & Politics. He eventually landed in Hollywood where he was cast in several movies.

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