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Mr. Lawrence

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Mr. Lawrence
Mr. Lawrence - Panel - Cropped.jpg
Lawrence at the 2009 San Diego ComicCon
Douglas Lawrence Osowski
Other namesDoug Lawrence
OccupationAnimator, voice actor, writer, comedian
Years active1992–present

Douglas Lawrence Osowski, credited as Mr. Lawrence and sometimes Doug Lawrence, is an American animator, writer, and voice actor. He is noted for his work as a writer and occasional voice actor for the Nicktoons Rocko's Modern Life and mostly known for his role as Plankton on various occasions on SpongeBob SquarePants since 1999.


Lawrence is known for his work as a writer (and since season 10, story editor) on the animated TV series SpongeBob SquarePants. He also has long-running character roles on the show, providing the voice of Sheldon Plankton and various recurring characters, such as Potty the Parrot (replacing Paul Tibbitt from season 10 onwards), the Realistic Fish Head, and Larry the Lobster. He physically appears as the live-action artist in "Frankendoodle".

He was the voice of Edward T. Platypus, Nurse Leslie, Dave, and Ping-Pong on Camp Lazlo. Lawrence also performed the voice of Filburt in Rocko's Modern Life and is recently the voice of the Announcer and Manant in The Aquabats! Super Show!. Lawrence is a standup comedian, cartoonist, writer-director, animator and producer on the television series Johnny Talk. He worked on The Ren and Stimpy Show in its second season as a layout assistant. He also worked as a writer on Rocko's Modern Life, The Twisted Whiskers Show, and Mighty Magiswords.

As a comedian, Mr. Lawrence performed in New Jersey and Los Angeles, collaborating with comedian Jeremy Kramer and Boston comedy writer Martin Olson. Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, a storyboard writer for Rocko's Modern Life and co-creator of Phineas and Ferb, described Lawrence as bearing a "unique sense of humor", and that one "would really have to know Doug to understand (or not understand)" his style. Marsh says that the rationale for Lawrence's humor techniques and decisions "remain a mystery to us forever."[1]


Films and television shows[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993–96 Rocko's Modern Life Filburt, Additional Voices additional writer, storyboard artist, and director
1999–present SpongeBob SquarePants Plankton, Potty the Parrot (since season 10), Realistic Fish Head, Larry the Lobster, Additional Voices writer (1999–2002; 2009–)
story editor (2016–)
2000 Hairballs Short film
2003 Do the Voice Fictionalized version of Himself
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Plankton
2005–08 Camp Lazlo Edward, Dave and Ping Pong, Nurse Leslie
2006 Ergo Proxy Dog Cop #4 Episode: "Shôjo sumairu"
2007 The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Alien #2 Episode: "Billy and Mandy Moon the Moon"
2010 The Cartoonstitute Joey Episode: "Joey to the World"
2012–14 The Aquabats! Super Show! Narrator, ManAnt (voice) Series narrator
Episode: "ManAnt!"
2014 Wander Over Yonder Additional Voices
Breadwinners Turtle Episode: "Beach Day of Horror"
2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Plankton/Plank-Ton
Uncle Grandpa Philip Episode: "Older"
2015–19 Mighty Magiswords Ralphio, Jest-O the Best-O, Additional Voices writer and story editor (2015–2016)
2019 Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling Filburt
2020 The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge Plankton In production[2]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
1993 Awesome Possum... Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt
1996 Nickelodeon 3D Movie Maker Filburt Turtle
2001 SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge Plankton
Nicktoons Racing
SpongeBob SquarePants: Operation Krabby Patty
2002 SpongeBob SquarePants: Employee of the Month Plankton
Larry the Lobster
SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman
2003 Nickelodeon Toon Twister 3D Plankton
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Plankton, Larry the Lobster, Prawn, Fish Announcer
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: The Video Game Plankton
2005 Nicktoons Unite
SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants!
2006 SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab
2008 SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis
2008 SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom
2009 SpongeBob's Truth or Square
Borderlands Additional Voices
2011 Nicktoons MLB Larry the Lobster
2013 SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge Plankton
2015 SpongeBob HeroPants Plankton/Plank-Ton



  • Looks Can Kill (1994)
  • Rocko's Modern Life (1993–1996) – Leap Frogs/Bedfellows (1993) - Sugar-Frosted Frights/Ed Is Dead: A Thriller! (1995) – Fish-N-Chumps/Camera Shy (1995) – Nothing to Sneeze At/Old Fogey Froggy (1995) – Speaking Terms/Tooth and Nail (1995)
  • The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (1995–97)
  • General Chaos: Uncensored Animation (1998)
  • Hairballs (2000)
  • The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) – Assistant director
  • "Lucky Lady" (2014)

Other work[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
1995 CableACE Award Best Animated Programming Special or Series Won
2012 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program Nominated


  1. ^ "Dan Abrams' interview with Jeff "Swampy" Marsh," The Rocko's Modern Life FAQ
  2. ^ Davis, Brandon (January 23, 2019). "'SpongeBob SquarePants 3' Begins Production". Comicbook. Retrieved January 23, 2019.

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