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Rugg at Comic-Con in San Diego, 2008
|Born||Paul Kevin Rugg
October 21, 1960
|Occupation||Screen writer, producer, voice actor, puppeteer|
|Agent||SBV Talent Agency|
Paul Rugg (born October 21, 1960) is an American screen writer, producer, and voice actor.
Rugg has worked extensively in the field of animation. His list of credits include writing for, co-producing, and playing the voices of several cartoon characters, first being credited as "Mr. Director" (a Jerry Lewis-esque character when he screams) from Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs. Afterwards, he voiced the title character in Steven Spielberg Presents Freakazoid! and the Histeria! portrayal of Nostradamus, as well as the main recurring villain, the Dark Lord Chuckles The Silly Piggy in the Disney series Dave the Barbarian. Recently, he has provided the voice of Barbra for Cartoon Network's Secret Mountain Fort Awesome.
Rugg created and directed The Sam Plenty Cavalcade of Action Show Plus Singing! with Mitch Schauer, on behalf of The Jim Henson Company. He also played the voice of Principal Rotwood in the Disney Channel Original series American Dragon Jake Long.
Rugg was once—along with Adam Carolla and John P. McCann (his co-producer on Freakazoid!)—an improvisational actor at the Acme Comedy Theatre in Los Angeles, where he created the character Manny the Uncanny.
Rugg was recruited to the Warner Brothers Television Animation team headed up by Jean MacCurdy and Tom Ruegger and was a key contributor to their various series in the 1990s. Rugg recently moderated a panel about some of the classic series produced during this time at Comic-Con in 2008. (Participants included Paul Dini, Jean MacCurdy, John P. McCann, and Andrea Romano).
Rugg has been nominated for several Emmys, and has received three. He lives up the coast from Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
- American Dragon: Jake Long - Professor Rotwood
- Animaniacs - Mr. Director, Additional Voices
- Buzz Lightyear of Star Command - Cosmo, Ed the Courier
- Dave the Barbarian - Dark Lord Chuckles the Silly Pig
- DreamWorks Dragons - Savage
- Freakazoid! - Freakazoid, Paul Harvey
- Histeria! - Nostradamus, Charles Darwin, Eli Whitney, Merriwether Lewis, Montezuma, Qinshihuangdi, Sergei Eisenstein
- Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness - Master Yao
- Pinky and the Brain - Sultana Sultana
- Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated - Dr. Portio
- Secret Mountain Fort Awesome - Gweelock
- Toonsylvania - Seth Tuber's Mother
- The Modifyers - Baron, Katz
- The Ant Bully - Ant #5
- The Country Bears - TV Reporter
- Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright - Steve Trilby
- Wakko's Wish - Mr. Director
- EverQuest II - Calig Shauwls, Captain Ganwail, Dailin Blainin, Drammer Quickblade, Haunt of Solusek Mines, Lord Fannos Stormhelm
- Hitman: Blood Money - Additional Voices
- Xiaolin Showdown - Dojo Kanojo Cho
- Alt/Reality - Various
- Puppet for President - Marvin E. Quasniki
- Simian Undercover Detective Squad - Captain Marion Futz
- Puppet Up! - Himself, Various
- Animaniacs! - Story Editor, Writer
- Freakazoid! - Writer
- Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness - Writer
- Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures - Developer, Writer
- Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated - Writer
- The Looney Tunes Show - Writer
- The Sam Plenty Cavalcade of Action Show Plus Singing! - Creator, Director
- Toonsylvania - Creative Consultant
- The 7D - Writer
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