J. P. Manoux

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J.P. Manoux
JP Manoux.jpg
Manoux at the 2012 Fan Expo Canada
Born Jean-Paul Christophe Manoux
(1969-06-08) June 8, 1969 (age 47)
Fresno, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Other names Jean-Paul Manoux
J.P. Manoux
Occupation Actor, voice actor, television personality, comedian
Years active 1994–present
Known for Aaron Stone
Phil of the Future
The Emperor's New School
Website http://www.jpmanoux.com/

Jean-Paul Christophe "J.P." Manoux (born June 8, 1969) is an American actor, voice actor, television personality, and comedian best known for his work in multiple Disney productions, including S.T.A.N. in Aaron Stone, Curtis the Caveman and Vice Principal Hackett in Phil of the Future, and the voice of Kuzco in The Emperor's New School (instead of David Spade). He voiced Scrappy Rex in Scooby-Doo. Manoux was also a contestant on Jeopardy!, Family Feud, and Wheel of Fortune.[1]

Early life[edit]

Manoux was born Jean-Paul Christophe Manoux in Fresno, California on June 8, 1969.[2][3] He grew up in Santa Barbara, California, the eldest of seven children.

Career[edit]

One of Manoux's early on-camera jobs was as a regular performer on The Wayne Brady Show.[4] He went on from there to work extensively in film, television, and commercials, including campaigns for Got Milk? and Fruit of the Loom. Manoux portrayed Dustin Crenshaw in two of the later seasons of ER. Other memorable guest star roles in television series include How I Met Your Mother, Angel, Smallville, Charmed, Scrubs, and Community.

He has played a mime on more than one occasion, briefly on ER (1996), years before he became a recurring character there, and in EuroTrip (2004). He has also made small appearances in two Michael Bay films: Transformers, where he was a man being interviewed on television, and in The Island, where he portrayed a mentally underdeveloped clone.

Manoux has directed episodes of Aaron Stone, Phil of the Future, Mudpit and Spun Out.

He has authored and read two pieces for NPR's All Things Considered. Back in 2000, he provided commentary on the Screen Actors Guild strike as a striking actor and refused to do scab work.[5]

A permanent resident of Canada, he splits his time between Los Angeles and Toronto, where he recently worked on the CTV sitcom Spun Out.

Writing[edit]

Manoux and George Brant wrote Tights on a Wire (1997).[6]

Arrest[edit]

On January 27, 2015, Manoux turned himself in to Toronto Police and was charged with one count of voyeurism. Two women who were staying in his home while he was out of town discovered a security camera in the living room and approached police.[7] On July 30, 2015, all charges of voyeurism were dropped.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings Tommy
1996 Clinic E Eric Short
1997 Fairfax Fandango Andy Short
1998 Art House (film) Beezer
1998 Breakfast with Einstein Chihuahua Owner
1999 The Darwin Conspiracy (film) Roger Television movie
1999 Treasure Island Officer Hughes
1999 The Auteur Theory Unknown Filmmaker / Mike Dong
1999 Inspector Gadget (film) Mayor's Sychophantic Assistant
1999 Galaxy Quest Excited Alien
2000 Our Lips Are Sealed (film) Robber Direct-to-video
2000 Running Mates (film) Carl - Producer #1 Television movie
2001 Beer Money Neal Blank Television movie
2001 Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Kuzco Direct-to-video
2001 Ocean's Eleven Aide-de-Camp
2002 Crazy as Hell Arnie
2002 Scooby-Doo Scrappy Rex Voice only
2003 Malibu's Most Wanted Gary
2004 EuroTrip Robot Man
2004 Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Scooby Braniac Voice only
2004 Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation TSgt. Ari Peck
2004 The Day After Tomorrow L.A. Cameraman
2004 Meet the Fockers Local Cop
2005 Tennis, Anyone...? P.J. Monet
2005 The Island Seven Foxtrot Uncredited
2005 The Trouble with Dee Dee Yugo
2006 The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell TV Dad
2007 Imperfect Union Reggie Television movie
2007 Reno 911!: Miami Naked Armenian Uncredited
2007 What We Do Is Secret Rodney Bingenheimer
2007 Knocked Up Dr. Angelo
2007 Transformers Witness
2008 Trailer Park of Terror Cigrit Direct-to-video
2008 Minutemen Vice Principal Tolkan Disney Channel Original Movie
2008 An Inconvenient Head Doctor Short
2008 Finding Amanda Tony Clark
2008 Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control Neil Direct-to-video
2008 Bolt Tom Voice only
2009 Weather Girl Raymond
2009 A Heart Too Tender Desperate Actor Short
2011 My Life As an Experiment Guy Television movie
2012 Secrets of Eden Detective Emmet Walker Television movie
2012 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta! Gustavo Uncredited
2012 Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 Conductor
2012 Hail Satan Aleister Short
2013 Scary Movie 5 Pierre
2013 Jimmy Giraffe's Flying Car Tunnels the Gopher Voice only, short
2014 Correcting Christmas Waiter Credited as JP Manoux
2014 Table 58 Vice Principal Monty Television movie
2015 Gridlocked Finn
2015 Solitary Eric Short

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Skip TV
1996 The John Larroquette Show Student #1 Episode: "The Master Class"
1997 Working Jr. Executive Episode: "Close Quarters"
1998 For Your Love Shelter Director Episode: "The Gift That Keeps on Giving"
1998 3rd Rock from the Sun Clerk Episode: "Collect Call for Dick"
1998 Maggie Ted Episode: "The Greatest Story Ever Toad"
1998 Reunited Father Stasniak Episode: "Where Is Joanne Going, and When?"
1998 Becker Rusty Episode: "My Dinner with Becker"
1999 Suddenly Susan Lukaro Episode: "Wedding Bell Blues"
1999 Caroline in the City Customer Episode: "Caroline and the Ultimatum"
1998-1999 Just Shoot Me! Glenn 3 episodes
1999 Oh, Grow Up Marc Episode: "Love Stinks"
2000 Stark Raving Mad Lewis Episode: "My Bodyguard"
2000 Brutally Normal Twitch Episode: "Stretching Ethics"
2000 Shasta McNasty Nicolai 2 episodes
2000 The Drew Carey Show Malcolm Episode: "Drew Goes to Hell"
2000 Opposite Sex A-Tech Guy Episode: "The Virgin Episode"
2000 Bull Episode: "In the Course of Human Events"
2000 Angel Bellman Episode: "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been"
2000 The Norm Show Thomas Episode: "I've Got a Crush on You"
2001 Nikki Colin Episode: "Fallback"
2001 Nash Bridges Gene Bacon Episode: "Slam Dunk"
2001 The King of Queens Clerk Episode: "Departure Time"
2001 The Wayne Brady Show Various
2001 The Hughleys Mr. Babbes Episode: "Go with the Flow"
2001 Grounded for Life Dave Episode: "Baby You Can't Drive My Car"
2002 Even Stevens Shorty Episode: "Rengate"
2002 Will & Grace Minion Episode: "Hocus Focus"
2002 Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) Dave Henry 2 episodes
2002 House of Mouse Kuzco Episode: "Ask Von Drake", voice only
2002 Yes, Dear Host Episode: "Mr. Big Shot"
2002 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Stan / Counter Guy Episode: "Sabrina Unplugged" as Stan
Episode: "Call Me Crazy" as Counter Guy
2002 The District Jerry Dworski 3 episodes
2003 Birds of Prey Camera Anderson Episode: "Reunion"
2003 Charmed Stanley Episode: "The Day the Magic Died"
2003 Less Than Perfect Peter Episode: "Picture Perfect Party"
2003-2004 Reno 911! Naked Armenian 2 episodes
2004 My Wife and Kids Steve 2 episodes
2004 Smallville Edgar Cole Episode: "Transference"
2004 Half & Half Erik Episode: "The Big Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls Episode"
2004 Joint Custody Stan Episode: "Presentation"
2005 Unscripted Editor Episode: "Episode #1.4"
2005 How I Met Your Mother Not Moby Episode: "The Limo"
2006 Scrubs Charlie Episode: "My Rite of Passage"
2006 Crossing Jordan Sorenson Episode: "Myserious Ways"
2006 Classroom Pirate Episode: "Episode #1.5"
2004-2006 Phil of the Future Curtis / Vice Principal Hackett 30 episodes, credited as JP Manoux
2007 Random! Cartoons Episode: "Bradwurst", voice only
2007 In Case of Emergency Marty Episode: "The Picture"
2007 Monk Jacob Poser Episode: "Mr. Monk Is Up All Night"
2007 Cavemen Glen 3 episodes
2008 Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show Tax Auditor Episode: "Broken Fun"
2008 My Boys David Episode: "Take My Work Wife... Please"
1996-2008 ER Dr. Dustin Crenshaw / Mime 24 episodes
2006-2008 The Emperor's New School Kuzco 52 episodes, voice only
2009 Family Guy Episode: "Ocean's Three and a Half"
2006-2009 The Replacements Johnny Hitswell / Mr. Fraley / Ronnie Puckswell / Skateboarder 23 episodes
2010 True Jackson, VP Waiter Episode: "True Royal"
2010 The Good Guys Monroe Episode: "Broken Door Theory"
2010 Svetlana Casting Associate Episode: "Crystal Methdown"
2009-2010 Aaron Stone S.T.A.N. 34 episodes
2010 Warehouse 13 Lenny Malone Episode: "Around the Bend"
2011 Raising Hope Gary Episode: "Everybody Flirts... Sometimes"
2011 Wilfred Leo 3 episodes
2011 InSecurity Dodson Episode: "Spies of a Certain Age"
2012 Mudpit Episode: "The Avatarts"
2012 Bones Farmer Episode: "The Family in the Feud"
2012 NCIS: Los Angeles Bob Wright Episode: "Neighborhood Watch"
2012 The L.A. Complex Magician Episode: "Xs and Os"
2012 Transporter: The Series Kagan 2 episodes
2012 Wedding Band Keith Episode: "Don't Forget About Me"
2013 Suburgatory Chef Norman Neuman Episode: "T-Ball & Sympathy"
2013 Alien Mysteries Matthew Reed Episode: "The Reed Family"
2013 Men at Work Frank Episode: "The Good, the Bad & the Milo"
2013 Big Time Rush Mitchell V. Gold Episode: "Big Time Invasion"
2012-2013 Community Faux-by 4 episodes
2013 Modern Family Todd Episode: "First Days"
2013 The League Donald Episode: "The Near Death Flex-perience"
2014 Hot in Cleveland Nate Episode: "I Just Met the Man I'm Going to Marry"
2015 The Thundermans Mr. Hollister Episode: "Mall Time Crooks"
2014-2015 Spun Out Bryce McBradden 24 episodes
2016 Veep Congressman Clark 2 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland Squat
1997 Blue Heat: The Case of the Cover Girl Murders Victor
1998 Microshaft Winblows 98 Graham the janitor Credited as Jean-Paul Manoux
2001 The Emperor's New Groove Kuzco
2002 Monsters, Inc. Randall Boggs
2005 Kronk's New Groove Kuzco DVD game
2005 Kingdom Hearts II Additional voices
2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ Additional voices
2012 Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Kuzco

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview : J.P Manoux". Moviehole. 2004-04-22. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  2. ^ "J. P. Manoux Biography (1969–)". Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Jeanpaul C Manoux, Born 06/08/1969 in California - CaliforniaBirthIndex.org". Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Cox, Ted (August 7, 2001). "Wayne Brady Revives the Classic Variety Show: Can He Pull It Off?". Daily Herald. Arlington Heights, IL. Retrieved September 28, 2012. (subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ LINDA WERTHEIMER. "Commentary: Screen Actors Guild strike." NPR All Things Considered. National Public Radio. 2000. Retrieved September 28, 2012 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-30369545.html Subscription required.
  6. ^ "`The African Company' blends comedy, anger and history." Chicago Sun-Times. Sun-Times News Group. 1997. Retrieved September 28, 2012 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-4392350.html Subscription required
  7. ^ Ansari, Sadiya (January 27, 2015). "Actor in CTV sitcom charged with voyeurism". Toronto Star. 
  8. ^ Pazzano, Sam (July 30, 2015). "Voyeurism Charges Dropped Against Actor Jean Paul Manoux". Toronto Sun. 

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