J. P. Manoux

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J.P. Manoux
JP Manoux.jpg
Manoux at the 2012 Fan Expo UA
Born Jean-Paul Christophe Manoux
(1969-06-08) June 8, 1969 (age 46)
Fresno, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Other names Jean-Paul Manoux
J.P. Manoux
Occupation Actor, television personality, voice artist, 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, television personality, voice artist, 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.


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 guy 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.


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


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]




Video games[edit]

  • Microsoft Windows 98 (Video Game) – Graham the janitor[18]
  • The Emperor's New Groove (Video Game) – Kuzco
  • Monsters, Inc. - Randall
  • Kronk's New Groove (2005) – Kuzco (DVD games)
  • Kingdom Hearts II (2006)- Additional Voices


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  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. 
  9. ^ Kathy Blumenstock – Washington Post Staff Writer. "In a High School Minute; Students Hopscotch Across Time to Fix the Small Stuff." The Washington Post. Washingtonpost Newsweek Interactive. 2008. Retrieved September 28, 2012 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-15136428.html Subscription required
  10. ^ "Knocked Up." VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever. Gale. 2008. Retrieved September 28, 2012 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G2-2505914059.html Subscription required
  11. ^ McNary, Dave. "'Party' on at Lampoon.(National Lampoon Inc.)(Brief article)." Daily Variety. Reed Business Information, Inc. (US). 2007. Retrieved September 28, 2012 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-167894535.html Subscription required
  12. ^ Leydon, Joe. "Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation(motion picture).(Movie Review)." Daily Variety. Reed Business Information, Inc. (US). 2004. Retrieved September 28, 2012 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-119113639.html Subscription required
  13. ^ Wesley Morris, Globe Staff. "`EUROTRIP' HAPPILY TRAVELS IN TEEN-SEX TERRITORY." The Boston Globe (Boston, MA). The New York Times Company. 2004. Retrieved September 28, 2012 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-7826377.html Subscription required
  14. ^ "Television highlights for the week of June 17–24.(Knight Ridder Newspapers)." Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. 2001. Retrieved September 28, 2012 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-75362170.html Subscription required
  15. ^ "Action meets magic." New Straits Times. Financial Times Ltd. 2010. Retrieved September 28, 2012 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-180220228.html Subscription required
  16. ^ "When bosses attack; A look at the worst – and a few of the best – taskmasters on TV.(Arts and Lifestyle)." The Boston Herald. Herald Media, LLC. 2006. Retrieved September 28, 2012 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-153492784.html Subscription required
  17. ^ NOAH ADAMS. "Commentary: Network debut." NPR All Things Considered. National Public Radio. 2001. Retrieved September 28, 2012 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-42227267.html Subscription required
  18. ^ Microsoft Windows 98 Playthrough. 23 October. Retrieved 20 December 2015 – via YouTube.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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