Jaret Reddick

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Jaret Reddick
Reddick with Bowling for Soup in 2022
Reddick with Bowling for Soup in 2022
Background information
Birth nameJaret Ray Reddick
Also known asJ.R., Red Dick, Jaret Von Erich, The Pope Minister
Born (1972-03-06) March 6, 1972 (age 51)[1]
Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • composer
  • podcaster
  • actor
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboards
  • drums
Years active1985–present

Jaret Ray Reddick (born March 6, 1972) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, podcaster and actor, best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Bowling for Soup.

As a voice actor, Reddick is known for his work on Phineas and Ferb, and he is also the current voice of Chuck E. Cheese.

Early life[edit]

Jaret Ray Reddick is the youngest of six children, with four sisters and a brother. He went to Cunningham Elementary School, Wichita Falls, Texas. He graduated from S. H. Rider High School in Wichita Falls. In high school, he played snare drum in the marching band, until age seventeen when he started playing guitar.

Reddick has owned a chain of toy stores while attempting to get his music career off the ground. He resides in Prosper, Texas. One of the employees at his toy stores was a Japanese mizu shotokan karate expert and noticed Reddick's natural agility and poise during a company outing to a local pool.[2] He taught Reddick the basics of mizu shotokan karate. Reddick since has continued his studies in mizu karate and is currently ranked as a fifth degree shibō no o shiri in the art. He is a fan of British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, and his favorite song by the band is "Paschendale", inspired by his old history teacher Dave McGill.[citation needed]


Jaret Reddick in 2010

Bowling for Soup[edit]

Bowling for Soup formed in 1994 in Wichita Falls, Texas.[3] Their name derives from Bowling For Dollars, a comedy routine by Steve Martin. Reddick is the songwriter for the band, penning such BFS hits as "Punk Rock 101", as well as playing guitar.

His primary guitar is a Music Man Axis that has a Miller Lite design on it; his former primary guitar until 2018 was similarly a Music Man Axis with a flag of Texas design on it.

Phineas and Ferb[edit]

Reddick's biggest project outside of Bowling for Soup is song writing and appearing as the lead singer of the fictional band Love Händel on the television show Phineas and Ferb. It started with Bowling for Soup providing the series' theme song "Today is Gonna Be a Great Day," (nominated for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music Emmy in 2008) and later Reddick's character Danny was introduced in the episode "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together".[4] Reddick has since written several songs for the show and made a handful of appearances, both as Danny from Love Händel, and once with cartoon versions of the other members of Bowling for Soup performing "Today is Gonna Be a Great Day." In a 2021 podcast interview, Reddick revealed that he almost missed his Phineas and Ferb audition due to being hungover on an episode of The Road Trip Playlists podcast.

Sonic Unleashed[edit]

Reddick also worked with SEGA for the song "Endless Possibility", which is featured as the theme to the Sonic the Hedgehog videogame, Sonic Unleashed. The song was written by longtime Sonic game composer, Tomoya Ohtani.


Jarinus is a songwriting/production team composed of Reddick and Linus of Hollywood.[5][6] The two have worked together co-writing songs for and co-producing the Bowling for Soup albums, Sorry for Partyin' (2009) and Fishin' for Woos (2011), as well as co-founding Crappy Records, and co-producing the People on Vacation EP The Carry On EP (2011). In late 2011, Jarinus announced that they would be making their debut album and that they would be seeking funding for recording it through Kickstarter, and have since reached their goal of over $18,000. The duo began releasing demo recordings as free downloads, as a "song of the week" promotion, on SoundCloud. However, Reddick later stated these songs would not appear on the album.

Crappy Records[edit]

Crappy Records is an independent record label started by Reddick and Linus of Hollywood[5] as a partnership with Oglio Records.[6][7] The label has released albums from Kurt Baker, The Leftovers, Linus of Hollywood, MC Lars, and Skyfox.[7]

Built By Ninjas[edit]

Built By Ninjas is a music video production group formed by Reddick and Heath Balderston.[6][8] The group has produced music videos for MC Lars, Patent Pending, Palmdale, and Skyfox, as well as Bowling for Soup's music video for the song "Turbulence"[9] and People on Vacation's video for the song "Where Do We Go."

Producing Darlington singles[edit]

In 2008, Reddick produced, co-wrote, and co-arranged two singles with solo artist Christy Darlington. SUV & Girls + Summer = Fun! were subsequently recorded at Valve Studios with Reddick producing. Reddick also sung backing vocals and performed guitar parts on the songs, with Christy performing lead vocal parts and guitar parts as well. Erik Chandler performed the bass parts and also backing vocals, and Gary Wiseman performed the drum parts. These two singles would later be released digitally. This collaboration was a result of Reddick & Bowling for Soup having known Darlington & performed concerts together in Dallas in the late 1990s, and a mutual liking and respect for each other's music.

People on Vacation[edit]

In 2010, Reddick started a side project band, called People on Vacation, with Ryan Hamilton from the indie rock band Smile Smile.[10][11][12][13][14][15] The duo have since released two songs online. The first, "Better Off Dead"[10][11][12] was released in late 2010, and a second, "She Was the Only One"[10][14] was released in early 2011. A video for "Better Off Dead" has also been released.[11] The duo released their debut EP The Carry On EP on November 24, 2011, through Brando Records.

Chuck E. Cheese[edit]

In 2012, Chuck E. Cheese chose Reddick to be the new voice of their mascot, as part of a revamp for the character. He replaces Duncan Brannan in the role.[16]

Jaret Goes to the Movies[edit]

In October 2015, Reddick started a podcast with family friend, Rich Coleman, called Jaret Goes to the Movies where they discuss a popular movie from their past each week. The show's cast has now been expanded to include Reddick's wife, Casey, Eric Dillow, Amy Pittsinger and Sean Timothy (producer).

Jaret Ray Reddick[edit]

In March 2022, Reddick released his debut country album, titled Just Woke Up.


Jaret Ray Reddick[edit]

  • Just Woke Up (2022)

Bowling for Soup[edit]

Phineas and Ferb and Love Händel[edit]

Year Artist Song Release Notes
2008 Danny and Phineas Flynn "History of Rock" Phineas and Ferb, episode: "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together" Reddick as Danny from Love Händel and Vincent Martella as Phineas.
Love Händel "You Snuck Your Way Right Into My Heart" Reddick as Danny from Love Händel.
"Music Makes Us Better"
2009 Love Händel and Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz "Couldn't Kick My Way Right Into Her Heart" Phineas and Ferb, episode: "Thaddeus and Thor" Reddick as Danny from Love Händel and Dan Povenmire as Doofenshmirtz.
Love Händel "You Snuck Your Way Right Into My Heart" Phineas and Ferb soundtrack Reddick as Danny from Love Händel.
2010 Love Händel "Tri-State Area Unification Day" Phineas and Ferb, episode: "Hip Hip Parade" Reddick as Danny from Love Händel.
Carmen Carter "Izzy's Got the Frizzies" Phineas and Ferb, episode "Robot Rodeo" Songwriter
Love Händel "Bouncin' Around the World" Phineas and Ferb, "Summer Belongs to You" episode and soundtrack Reddick as Danny from Love Händel; also songwriter
"The Ballad of Klimpaloon" Phineas and Ferb, "Summer Belongs to You" soundtrack only Reddick as Danny from Love Händel.
Dan Povenmire, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, Martin Olson, and Jaret Reddick "Robot Riot" – Demo Original demo written for Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension Also songwriter
Love Händel "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" Phineas and Ferb: Holiday Favorites[17] Reddick as Danny from Love Händel.
2010–2011 Jaret Reddick Take Two with Phineas and Ferb theme Take Two with Phineas and Ferb
2011 Love Händel "Robot Riot" Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension and soundtrack Reddick as Danny from Love Händel; also songwriter


  • Rhymes with Vaginus (2013)
Demo recordings released
  • "18395" – 1:05
  • "!@#$%" (Clean Version) – 1:14
  • "The Day After Valentine's Day" – 1:40
  • "Don't Be a Jerk" – 1:32
  • "DVB" – 2:17
  • "Farting at Staples" – 1:05
  • "Happy Holidays Asshole" – 0:36
  • "Happy New Year Asshole" – 1:12
  • "It's Parry Gripp's Birthday!" – 0:38
  • "Jarinus Kickstarter Theme" – 0:42
  • "Jarinus Rhymes with Vaginus" – 1:30
  • "Tweet for a Track" – 1:56

People on Vacation[edit]

Other work[edit]

Year Artist Song Release Notes
2006 MC Lars feat. Jaret Reddick "Download This Song" The Graduate
Army of Freshmen feat. Jaret Reddick "At the End of the Day" Under the Radar
"Down at the Shore"
"Maybe in the Midwest"
"Wrinkle in Time"
The Lordz feat. Jaret Reddick "Runaway" The Brooklyn Way
2007 Junior feat. Jaret Reddick "She's So Amazing" Are We Famous Yet? Also songwriter
2008 Jaret Reddick with various artists "Endless Possibility" Sonic Unleashed[18] Reddick performs lead vocals and wrote the song's lyrics.
Erik Chandler of Bowling for Soup also sings during chorus.
MC Lars feat. Jaret Reddick "I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas" The Green Christmas EP Also songwriter
2009 Darlington feat. Jaret Reddick SUV & Girls + Summer = Fun! produced, cowrote & coarranged the two singles, as well as performed guitar parts & backing vocals. Erik Chandler also performed bass parts & backing vocals & Gary Wiseman performed the drum parts.
RollerCoasteR feat. Jaret Reddick "Ex Best Friend" First Contact
2011 "Dallas 'til I Die" Theme for FC Dallas
Marti Dodson feat. Jaret Reddick "Sonny and Cher" Also producer
2013 Bret Michaels feat. Jaret Reddick "What I Got" Jammin' With Friends
Patent Pending (band) feat. Jaret Reddick "Classic You" Brighter Also Co-songwriter
2015 Suburban Legends "Love Song" Forever in the Friendzone Co-songwriter
2020 Karma Kids "Matrix" Dystopian Dream Part Two: Land of the Free Vocals
2020 Punk Rock Factory feat. Jaret Reddick "Let It Go" A Whole New Wurst Vocals
2023 Chin Up, Kid "1985 (feat. Jaret Reddick)" 1985 (feat. Jaret Reddick) - Single Vocals
2023 Rival Town "Seasons" feat. Jaret Reddick "Seasons" feat. Jaret Reddick Vocals


Year Film Role Notes
2002 Crossroads As himself
with Bowling for Soup
2005 Cursed
2011 Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension[19] Danny TV movie
2017 Saving the Tin Man Daniel Kilgore
Television series
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Never Mind the Buzzcocks Himself 1 episode, Series 12 – Episode 8
2008–2013 Phineas and Ferb Danny / Himself 3 episodes (Danny)
1 episode (Himself)


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  4. ^ [1] Archived October 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
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  12. ^ a b c d "Albums I'm looking forward to in 2011 (and so should you)". Nightanddayfilms.com. January 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2011.
  13. ^ "Introducing...People On Vacation". January 11, 2011. Archived from the original on December 13, 2021. Retrieved January 14, 2011 – via YouTube.
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  16. ^ Candice Choi (July 3, 2012). "Chuck E. Cheese being replaced with hipper image". Yahoo! News. Associated Press. Archived from the original on November 22, 2019. Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  17. ^ Santa Claus is Coming to Town...and so are Phineas, Ferb and Their Friends with a Unique and Humorous Twist on Holiday Tunes. PR Newswire.
  18. ^ "SEGA Blog | Sonic the Hedgehog". Blogs.sega.com. Archived from the original on June 13, 2011. Retrieved November 5, 2011.
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