Bill Kopp

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Bill Kopp
Born (1962-04-17) April 17, 1962 (age 54)
Rockford, Illinois, United States
Occupation Animator, actor, film and voice director, voice actor, writer
Years active 1981–present

Bill Kopp (born April 17, 1962 in Rockford, Illinois) is an American actor, director, animator, voice actor, and writer who animated the Whammy on the 1980s game show Press Your Luck, and voiced the title character on Nelvana's Eek! The Cat and Kutter in The Terrible Thunderlizards, which he created with Savage Steve Holland. He also voices Tom in the Tom and Jerry movies Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars and Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry.[1]

He was also an animator for "The Simpsons" Tracey Ullman Show shorts, but left after the first season.

He created The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show and Mad Jack the Pirate, worked as an executive producer and writer for Toonsylvania, produced and directed the current Tom and Jerry cartoons, wrote Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Incredible Crash Dummies and did the story on two Roger Rabbit Shorts; Tummy Trouble and Roller Coaster Rabbit. Was the writer/director/co-producer on Tales from the Crypt's series finale "The Third Pig".

In 1984, he won an Academy Award-Student Film/Animation for Mr. Gloom and in 1985, he won his second Academy Award for Observational Hazard.

He studied animation at the California Institute of the Arts.

He is also the director of most of The Twisted Whiskers Show episodes.

In 2013, Kopp posted on his Facebook page that he have plans for the reboot of the Woody Woodpecker franchise for Universal Pictures, but was replaced by Alex Zamm.



Year Film Role Notes
1985 Jac Mac and Rad Boy Go! Rad Boy
Better Off Dead animator
1986 One Crazy Summer character designer
animation supervisor
chief animator
1989 Tummy Trouble animator
1990 Roller Coaster Rabbit animator
2005 Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars Tom, Press Guy #1 writer
Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry Tom, Frank writer
voice director


Year Film Role Notes
1987 The Tracey Ullman Show animator
1991–1994 Taz-Mania writer
1992–1997 Eek! The Cat Eek, Pierre creator
supervising producer
1993/1995 The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show creator
voice director
1994 The Baby Huey Show creative consultant
1995–1997 The What-A-Cartoon! Show Yuckie Duck voice actor
1996 Tales from the Crypt animation director
animation director
character designer
storyboard artist
Episode 7.13: "The Third Pig"
1998 Toonsylvania creator
executive producer
voice director
1998–1999 Mad Jack the Pirate Mad Jack creator
casting director
voice director
2001 Capertown Cops writer
2002 House of Mouse writer
Episode 3.10: "Humphrey in the House"
2010 'Til Death Dolphin, Whale Episode 4.21: "The Wedding"
The Twisted Whiskers Show Mister Mewser, Jack director
2011 Dan Vs. Additional Voices director
2015 Wabbit writer


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