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The American actor and voice actor Rodger Bumpass, who is active in the entertainment industry since 1977, is famous for his voice role as Squidward Tentacles in the animated TV series, SpongeBob SquarePants. Besides Squidward, he has also voiced a plethora of characters including Purple Doctor Fish.

Short Bio of Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass was born as Rodger D. Bumpass, on November 20, 1951, in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is 68 years old at the moment.

He grew up in his birthplace where he enrolled at the Little Rock Central High School where he received first-hand experience in theater. After he graduated from high school in 1970, he attended the Arkansas State University where he majored in radio and TV and minored in theater.

Before working as an actor, Rodger worked at the campus radio station and also KAIT-TV. He has worked in a number of position in the stations as well. He has worked as a film processor, cameraman, announcer, audio technician, and also a technical director.

Besides all these, he’s also worked as a writer, producer, and performer for his employer KAIT-TV’s late night comedy program, Mid-Century Nonsense Festival featuring Kumquat Theater.

In 1976, he completed his bachelor’s and then moved to New York a year later.

Married or Dating?

The 5 feet 9 inches tall voice actor Rodger Bumpass walked down the aisle with her partner, Angela Ann VanZandt, who is a screenwriter and Founding President of Women in Film Arkansas. The duo met for the first time in high school.

Rodger Bumpass walked down the aisle with her partner, Angela Ann VanZandt.
Rodger Bumpass with her partner, Angela Ann VanZandt

Image Source: Arkansas Online

It was not until July 27, 2019, that the duo married. Their wedding ceremony was held at The Capital Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Arrested for DUI

On January 15, 2016, Rodger was arrested for drunk driving in Burbank, California. According to the police, he failed a sobriety test and his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.

Nevertheless, he was let out of prison the following morning for a bail of $15 thousand. Despite the arrest, Nickelodeon didn’t fire him though it was considered an immoral act.

Rodger Bumpass Net Worth

The American voice actor Rodger Bumpass has an estimated net worth of around $4 million as of 2020. He made his worth from his successful career as an actor and voice actor.

Bumpass gained critical acclaim for portraying the role of Squidward on the animated TV series, SpongeBob SquarePants. He also voiced several other characters on the same TV series including Squidward’s mother. Some of his other voice roles include Spirited Away, Toy Story 2, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, and Monsters Inc. Rodger’s also voiced for Escape from New York, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Cars, Incredibles 2, and so on.

For his work in SpongeBob SquarePants, Rodger was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer though he couldn’t win it.

Also see: Sascha Ferguson, Daniella Deutscher

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