Nathan Ruegger

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Nathan Ruegger
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Ruegger on set, directing Another Life
Born (1984-01-19) January 19, 1984 (age 34)
Alma materDartmouth College, USC School of Cinematic Arts
OccupationScreenwriter, film director, voice actor
Years active1990–present
Notable work
Another Life
Spouse(s)Alexis Sivertsen (2007–present)

Nathan Alexander-Ruegger (born January 19, 1984) is an American screenwriter, voice actor and film director, the son of writer/producer/director Tom Ruegger and voice actress Adrienne Alexander. He was the voice of certain characters in his father's cartoon shows. The first was in Tiny Toon Adventures when he played the baby version of Plucky Duck, famous for his catchphrase "Water go down the hooooooooole!". The second was in Animaniacs, in a far more prominent role as Skippy Squirrel, the nephew of Slappy Squirrel. Around the end of that show's run, he landed the role of Froggo in Histeria!. He is also well known for being the inspiration of Yakko Warner.

In 2006, Nathan graduated from Dartmouth College with high honors in Film Studies, the Dartmouth Film Award, and acceptance into the USC School of Cinematic Arts. While at USC, Nathan was a finalist in the 2008-2009 Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker's Award, produced the documentary Carry Me Home, and wrote two feature screenplays. In May 2010, Nathan graduated from USC with a finished thesis film, Another Life, a suspense thriller about a young female veteran tapped with the daunting task of assassinating a fellow soldier.

Another Life won the Jury Selection Award at the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival, the Award of Merit at the Accolade Competition, and Official Selection at several Film Festivals:

As of 2017, Nathan is a Second-Rounder at the Austin Screenwriting Competition, a Quarter-Finalist at the Big Bear Lake Screenwriting Competition, Finalist at the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, and a screenwriter of popcorn thrillers.


Year Title Director Writer Actor Role Notes
1990–1995 Tiny Toon Adventures
Baby Plucky TV Show
1993–1998 Animaniacs
Skippy Squirrel
1998–2000 Histeria!
1999 Wakko's Wish
Skippy Squirrel Direct-To-Video
2010 Another Life
The Nostalgia Critic
Himself Internet

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