John DiMaggio

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Not to be confused with Joe DiMaggio.
John DiMaggio
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John DiMaggio on a panel for Futurama at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego, California
Born John William DiMaggio
(1968-09-04) September 4, 1968 (age 47)
North Plainfield, New Jersey, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor, voice actor comedian
Years active 1990 – present
Spouse(s) Kate Miller

John William DiMaggio (born September 4, 1968) is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian, known for his work as Bender from the television show Futurama and Jake the Dog on Adventure Time. Other voice-over roles of his include Dr. Drakken and Motor Ed on Kim Possible, Brother Blood on Teen Titans , Rico in The Penguins of Madagascar, Fu Dog and Ogre In American Dragon: Jake Long and as the voice of Shnitzel on Chowder.

Personal life[edit]

A native of North Plainfield, New Jersey, DiMaggio currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He is married to voice actress Kate Miller.[1]


He is known for his role as Bender on Futurama, as well as playing such roles as Marcus Fenix in the Gears of War franchise, Dr. Drakken on Kim Possible, Jake the Dog on Adventure Time, and Niblet on Pound Puppies (2010). DiMaggio is a former comedian, appearing on stage as part of a comic duo named "Red Johnny and the Round Guy" and has several on-screen credits, such as Steve Ballmer in Pirates of Silicon Valley (the docudrama about the history of Apple Computers and Microsoft) and as the recurring character Dr. Sean Underhill on Chicago Hope.



Year Title Role Notes
1993 Ninja Scroll Rokai Voice role
Episode 10
English dub
1996 Eddie Construction worker
Black Mask Ricky Tai Voice role
1997 Princess Mononoke Gonza Voice role
English dub
1998 Golgo 13: Queen Bee Golgo 13, Informant Voice role
Frogs for Snakes Jersey Kid
1999 Spawn 3: Ultimate Battle Frankie, Sykes, Bone, Cop #2, Sleazeball Voice role
2000 Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Tough-Tusk, Fulla Bull Voice role
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust John Elbourne, Nolt, Mashira Voice role
2001 Dr. Dolittle 2 Seeing Eye Dog, Wassup Fish, Mouse Voice role
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within BFW Soldier #1 Voice role
2002 I Lost 20lbs in Two Months, Ask Me How Short film
2003 The Animatrix Crew Man, Kaiser Voice role
Kaena: The Prophecy Enode Voice role
English dub
Kim Possible: The Secret Files Dr. Drakken Voice role
2004 Van Helsing: The London Assignment Coachman Voice role
Short film
Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster Colin Haggart, Volunteer #1 Voice role
2005 Extreme Dating AJ
The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper Rico Voice role
Short film
Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry J.W., Spike Voice role
Thru the Moebius Strip Bodkus Voice role
Pom Poko Ryutaro Voice role
English dub
2006 Asterix and the Vikings Timandahaf Voice role
English dub
Barnyard Bud the Cow/Officer O'Hanlon Voice role
Tekkonkinkreet The Boss Voice role
English dub
Happily N'Ever After Dwarf 1, Dwarf 2, Giant Voice role
2007 7-10 Split Bobby O'Keefe
TMNT Colonel Santino Voice role
Underdog Supershep, Bulldog Voice role
Superman: Doomsday Toyman Voice role
Bee Movie Janitor, Bailiff Voice role
Futurama: Bender's Big Score Bender Rodriguez, Barbados Slim, Robot Santa Voice role
2008 Dragon Hunters Fat John Voice role
English dub
Irish Twins Danny Perrino Short film
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs Bender, Randy Munchnick, URL Voice role
Futurama: Bender's Game Bender, Titanius Anglesmith, Igner, Mom Voice role
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five Gorilla, Crocodile Voice role
Short film
Bolt Saul Voice role
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Rico Voice role
2009 Danny Greene: The Rise and Fall of the Irishman Narrator Voice role
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder Bender, Joey Mousepad, Elzar Voice role
Wonder Woman Deimos Voice role
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Minister of Autumn Voice role
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Burt the Spurt Voice role
2010 Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story Kip Caray
Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo Amos the Groundskeeper Voice role
Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back Zartog, Human #1, Human #2 Voice role
Tangled Stabbington Brother (questioned by Flynn in Cell Block) Voice role (uncredited)
Batman: Under the Red Hood The Joker Voice role
DC Showcase: Green Arrow Merc Voice role
Short film
Little Fockers EMT Voice role (uncredited)
2011 All-Star Superman Samson, Ultra-Sphinx Voice role
Carl Panzram: The Spirit of Hatred and Vengeance Carl Panzram
Mia and the Migoo Jekhide Voice role
English dub
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Leadfoot/Target Voice role
Live action
Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur Friz, GPS, Bikers Voice role
DC Showcase: Catwoman Roughcut Voice role
Short film
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Rico Voice role
Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse Little John Voice role
Secret of the Wings Minister of Autumn Voice role
Wreck-It Ralph Beard Papa Voice role
2013 Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon Mr. Hyde Voice role
Epic Pinecone Jinn Voice role
I Know That Voice Himself Documentary
The Animated Tales of GWAR Beefcake the Mighty Voice role
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Crosshairs Voice role[2]
Batman: Assault on Arkham King Shark Voice role
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Lex Luthor, Deathstroke Voice role
Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Killer Croc Voice role[3]
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom Lex Luthor, The Joker Voice role
2017 Transformers 5 Crosshairs Voice role


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Law & Order Bartender
Common Law Francis Quazzo
1996–1997 Chicago Hope Dr. Sean Underhill
1997 Reign: The Conqueror King Philip
Johnny Bravo G.I. Jeremy Voice role
Cracker: Mind Over Murder Simon
1999–2003, 2008–2013 Futurama Bender, Sal, URL, various voices Voice role
1999 Spawn Bone, Cop #2, Frankie Voice role
Pirates of Silicon Valley Steve Ballmer Television film
2000 NYPD Blue Gary Laird
The Pooch and the Pauper Bucky Television film
The Darkling Darkling voice Voice role
Television film
Rude Awakening Graham Sheridan
Becker Mr. Thalasinos
2001–2003 Samurai Jack The Scotsman, Alien Guard, Clansman #3 Voice role
2001–2005 Jackie Chan Adventures Hak Foo, Doctor, additional voices Voice role
2001 Felicity
The Legend of Tarzan Gozan Voice role
Dead Last Stalker
Taking Back Our Town Television film
2002–2005 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Dragon, Judge, Malachi Crunch Voice role
Codename: Kids Next Door Big Brother, Emperor Dave Voice role
2002–2007 Kim Possible Dr. Drakken, Motor Ed, Heinrich Voice role
2003–2005 Duck Dodgers The Crusher, Alien Hermit Crab, Frankenstein Voice role
2003 Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Dr. Drakken Voice role
Television film
The Mummy: Secrets of the Medjai Shape Shifter, Tiger-Man Voice role
2004–2005 Teen Titans Brother Blood, Spike Voice role
2004–2005 The Batman Mugsy, Rhino Voice role
2004 Without a Trace Reese Randall
Static Shock Tarmac Voice role
Star Wars: Clone Wars General Grievous, Padawan Sha'A Gi Voice role
ER Narcotics Cop
CSI: NY Mike Donelly
Less than Perfect Bartender
Father of the Pride Rabbit, Snout Brothers, Rabbits Gary & Lamont Voice role
The Powerpuff Girls Captain Craig McGraigen Episode: "Mizzen in Action"
2005–2007 American Dragon: Jake Long Fu Dog, Ogre Voice role
2005 Grown Men Television film
Kim Possible: So the Drama Dr. Drakken Voice role
Catscratch Chumpy Chump Brother #1, Chumpy Chump Brother #3, Tad Voice role
Lilo & Stitch: The Series Dr. Drakken, Fu Dog Voice role
Justice League Alexi Nikolai, Dreamslayer, Lord Havok Voice role
2006–2007 Shorty McShorts' Shorts Jimbob, Mr. Hoffenfoffer Voice role
Ben 10 Baron, Vulkanus Voice role
American Dad! Bouncer, Brad, Dove, Repo Man Voice role
2006–2009 The Replacements Buck Spikes, Buford Joe, Coach Goodchild Voice role
2006 My Name Is Earl Officer Ross
Korgoth the Barbarian Henchman #4, Scrotus, Stink Voice role
The Disney Channel Games Dr. Drakken, Fu Dog Voice role
Celebrity Deathmatch Chris Farley, Don Vito, Paul Teutul, Sr., Carlos Mencia Voice role
Where My Dogs At? Dogcatcher Voice role
The Emperor's New School Mr. Notaempa Voice role
Casper's Scare School Stinkie, Frankengymteacher Voice role
Television film
2007–2009 Tak and the Power of Juju Keeko, Repulsive Juju, Husband Stone Head Voice role
2007–2010 Chowder Shnitzel, Pate, Guy Voice role
2007–2011 Back at the Barnyard Anchorman, Cop, Horse Voice role
2007 Afro Samurai Brother #2, Giant Voice role
Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! Bruce Voice role
The Disney Channel Games Fu Dog Voice role
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera El Oso, General Chapuzo, Municipal President Rodriguez Voice role
Friday: The Animated Series Mr. Jones Voice role
SpongeBob SquarePants Blackjack Voice role
My Gym Partner's a Monkey Mr. Cheetah Voice role
2008–2009 The Spectacular Spider-Man Hammerhead, Flint Marko/Sandman Voice role
Random! Cartoons Ice Clops, Jake, Mumpy Voice role
2008–2010 Ben 10: Alien Force Rath, Octagon Vreedle, Vulcanus Voice role
2008–2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Aquaman, Gorilla Grodd, Faceless Hunter, Mr. Freeze, Black Mask, Taboo Voice role
2008–2014 The Penguins of Madagascar Rico, Burt, Bada, Hans Voice role
2008 Bones Jim Dodd
Phineas and Ferb Pinhead Pierre, Conk Voice role
2009 Popzilla Various Voice role
Fanboy and Chum Chum Yum Yum Voice role
2010–2012 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Aggregor, Rath, Colonel Rozum, Octagon Vreedle, Vulcanus Voice role
2010–2013 Generator Rex Bobo Haha, Skalamander, Providence Agent Voice role
Pound Puppies Niblet, Mutt, Tiny, additional voices Voice role
2010–2014 Fish Hooks Jocktopus Voice role
2010–present Adventure Time Jake, Bellamy Bug, Business Man #4, Muscle Princess, Jermaine Voice role
2010 Glenn Martin, DDS Russ Nero Voice role
The Sarah Silverman Program Trent
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Delivery Guy, Grady Gator Voice role
Planet Sheen Guard #2 Voice role
Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon Gobber's Father Voice role
Short film
Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Mr. Vickle Voice role
That's Our Joe Nonners Voice role
Recurring role
Sym-Bionic Titan King, General Julius Steel, Adnon Voice role
2011–2013 Dan Vs. Barber, Chad, Police Officer Voice role
2011 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Dum Dum Dugan, Eitri Voice role
The Problem Solverz Narrator, Tux Dog, Teacher Voice role
The Amazing World of Gumball Anais Watterson as an adult Voice role
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Fung, Wall Eye, Bing, additional voices Voice role[4]
2012 Modern Family Boat Captain Episode: "Leap Day"[5]
Green Lantern: The Animated Series Kothack Voice role
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange The Rock Candy Monster, Sweet Cookie, Organic Mango, Squashie #1 Voice role
MAD Aquaman, Al, Yo-yo Master, Jake Voice role
Transformers: Prime Vogel Voice role
Ben 10: Omniverse Zombozo, Rath, Four Arms, Humungousaur, Armodrillo, Bullfrag, Ultimate Rath, Ultimate Humungousaur, Atomix, Whampire, Vulkanus, additional voices Voice role[4]
Ultimate Spider-Man The Wrecker, Grizzly, additional voices Voice role[4][6]
Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters Nigel Brightmore, Heller, Toji, Lord Skycrusher, Vorg, Fire Mystic Voice role
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Hannibal McFist Voice role
Gravity Falls Manly Dan, Harry Claymore, Love God Voice role[4]
2012–2013 Brickleberry Rick, Duke Dick, Ghost, Magnus Blickensterfer, John Radcliffe, Silly Willie (Fake Carruthers), Joe Wolf, Todd Rowland (Mall Cop), Astronaut, additional voices Voice role
2013 Aqua TV Show Show Shake's Muscles Voice role
Episode: "Muscles"
Credited as "Johnny Dee"
Sanjay and Craig Penny Pepper Voice role
Out There Wayne Stevens Voice role
The Newsroom Police Sergeant
Avengers Assemble Wrecker, Galactus Voice role
2014 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Galactus, Firelord, The Null, Obnoxio the Clown Voice role
The Simpsons Bender Rodriguez Voice role
Episode: "Simpsorama", a crossover with Futurama
Teen Titans Go! Brother Blood Voice role
Breadwinners Lava Mole Voice role
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizzaface Voice role
Episode: "Pizzaface"
Girl Meets World Computer voice Voice role
Episode: "Girl Meets Father"
Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered Lex Luthor, Joker [7]
2015 All Hail King Julien Jumping Rat #1, Jumping Rat #2, Jumping Rat #3 Voice role[8]
Golan the Insatiable Mayor of Oak Grove (Season 2) Voice role[9]
Pig Goat Banana Cricket Burgerstein, Breakfast Burrito, additional voices Voice role[10][11]
Transformers: Robots in Disguise Groundpounder Voice role[12]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 T'ai Fu: Wrath of the Tiger T'ai Fu English dub
2001 Final Fantasy X Wakka, Kimahri Ronso English dub
2002 Earth & Beyond Loric
Kim Possible: Revenge of Monkey Fist Dr. Drakken
2003 Final Fantasy X-2 Wakka, Kimahri Ronso English dub
Futurama Bender, Sal, Igner
Crash Nitro Kart Tiny Tiger
Spawn: Armageddon Redeemer, Space Station Crew
2004 Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku The Scotsman, The King, The Tree Spirit
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay Guard
Ground Control II: Operation Exodus APC Driver
Spider-Man 2 Rhino
Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone Thibbledorf, Troll King
X-Men Legends Juggernaut, General Kincaid
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines Smiling Jack
2005 Shadow of Rome English dub
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction Destroyer
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Juggernaut
Ultimate Spider-Man Additional voices
50 Cent: Bulletproof
Yakuza Osamu Kashiwagi English dub
Kingdom Hearts II Jacoby (Undead Pirate C)
2006 Final Fantasy XII Migelo, Gilgamesh English dub
Gears of War Marcus Fenix
Superman Returns Bizarro
2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ Jacoby (Undead Pirate C) English dub
Halo 3 Brute Chieftain
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe Rhino
Crash of the Titans Uka-Uka
Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck Microphone Archive footage, including some from Law & Order
The Simpsons Game Bender Bending Rodriguez
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Uncredited
2008 Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom Regnier
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty Angelo
Valkyria Chronicles Gen. Georg von Damon, Jann Walker English dub
Crash: Mind Over Mutant Uka-Uka
Tak and the Guardians of Gross Keeko
Gears of War 2 Marcus Fenix, Franklin
2009 Afro Samurai Brother #2, Giant
Ninja Blade Michael Wilson English dub
MadWorld Kreese Kreely English dub
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Sideways, William Lennox
Real Heroes: Firefighter Captain Tomihiro Kotaka
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Juggernaut, Magneto
Halo 3: ODST Brute
Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks Vilgax, Octagon Vreedle
Tekken 6 Craig Marduk Uncredited
Theater ending
Final Fantasy XIII Cocoon Inhabitants English dub[13]
2010 Valkyria Chronicles II Calvaro Rodriguez - Drill Instructor, Jann Walker English dub
Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame Aquaman, Gorilla Grodd, Prison Warden
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Noir Hammerhead
Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction Octagon Vreedle, Will Harangue, Zombozo, Cannonbolt, Ultimate Cannonbolt
2011 Gears of War 3 Marcus Fenix, Minion
Ben 10: Galactic Racing Octagon Vreedle, Rath, Vilgax
Star Wars: The Old Republic Nico Okarr
2012 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Gilgamesh English dub
Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall The Scotsman, Schnitzel, Bobo Haha, Jake
2013 Gears of War: Judgment Marcus Fenix [4][14]
Lego Marvel Super Heroes Galactus, Mandarin, Absorbing Man, Colossus, Ultimate Green Goblin, J. Jonah Jameson, Kingpin, Laufey, Odin, Rocket Raccoon, Ronan the Accuser, Super-Skrull, Thanos, Thunderbolt Ross, Whiplash
Skylanders: Swap Force Wash Buckler
2014 Destiny Banshee-44, City Civilian [15]
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor The Hammer of Sauron
Skylanders: Trap Team Wallop, Wash Buckler
Halo 2 Anniversary Heretic Leader (Terminals Only)
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Wallop, Wash Buckler [16]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film/TV show Results
2001 Annie Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Television Production Futurama Won
2011 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Screen Ensemble (shared with the entire cast) Transformers: Dark of the Moon Nominated


  1. ^ John DiMaggio profile, Disney Channel. Accessed October 20, 2007. "A native of North Plainfield, New Jersey, DiMaggio celebrates his birthday September 4 and resides in Los Angeles."[dead link]
  2. ^ Bay, Michael (May 8, 2014). "John Goodman And Ken Watanabe Join The Autobot Voice Cast in Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’". Michael Bay. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts (film). 2015. Closing credits. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Behind The Voice Actors - John DiMaggio". Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ "10 Voice Actors You Probably Didn't Notice in Live Action". 
  6. ^ "Damage". Ultimate Spider-Man. Season 1. Episode 18. August 19, 2012. Disney XD. 
  7. ^ "Lego Batman: Be-Leaguered". Lego Batman. October 27, 2014. Closing credits. 
  8. ^ "One More Cup". All Hail King Julien. Season 1. Episode 10. April 3, 2015. Netflix. 
  9. ^ "New Half Hour Animated Series "Golan the Insatiable" Premieres". 
  10. ^ "Pig Goat Banana Cricket High Five!". Pig Goat Banana Cricket. Season 1. Episode 1. July 16, 2015. Nickelodeon. 
  11. ^ "Super Space Meatball". Pig Goat Banana Cricket. Season 1. Episode 3. July 25, 2015. Nickelodeon. 
  12. ^ "The Champ". Transformers: Robots in Disguise. Season 1. Episode 19. July 25, 2015. Cartoon Network. 
  13. ^ Square Enix. Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 2:15 minutes in, Cocoon Inhabitants, Additional Voices. 
  14. ^ "Gears of War: Judgment Credits". Microsoft Game Studios. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
  15. ^ Destiny - End Credits - IGN Video. IGN Video. 2014-09-11. 4:30 (Voice and Motion Performers). Retrieved 2014-12-04. 
  16. ^ Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors. 

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