Phil Vischer

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Phil Vischer
Phillip Roger Vischer

(1966-06-16) June 16, 1966 (age 52)
Muscatine, Iowa, United States
ResidenceWheaton, Illinois
OccupationVoice actor, puppeteer, writer, producer, director, songwriter, speaker
Years active1993–present
Known forVeggieTales
The Phil Vischer Podcast
Spouse(s)Lisa Vischer

Phillip Roger Vischer (born June 16, 1966) is an American animator, puppeteer, writer, voice actor and songwriter who created the computer-animated video series VeggieTales alongside Mike Nawrocki. He provided the voice of Bob the Tomato and about half of the other characters in the series. Currently, he owns a small film business, Jellyfish Labs, based in Wheaton, Illinois.

Early life and education[edit]

Phil Vischer was born June 16, 1966 in Muscatine, Iowa,[1] United States, and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. For three semesters, Vischer attended St. Paul Bible College; around that time, he also worked at a small Christian video production company.[2]


After Big Idea was purchased by Classic Media in 2004, Vischer still worked on VeggieTales under a contract as a writer and voice actor until 2017.

Since 2012, Vischer has hosted a weekly podcast discussing life in what he characterizes as a post-Christian America.[3] The podcast, co-hosted by writer and former Christianity Today editor Skye Jethani and actress Christian Taylor, regularly ranks in the top 100 podcasts.[4]

Voice acting[edit]

As the co-creator of VeggieTales, alongside Mike Nawrocki, Vischer has voiced hundreds of characters. Among them being; Bob the Tomato, Archibald Asparagus, Pa Grape, Mr. Lunt, Jimmy Gourd, Mr. Nezzer, Philippe Pea and several others.

With JellyTelly he has been the puppeteer, and voice, of several characters as well; Buck Denver, Captain Pete, Helen Rosenfiddle, Sunday School Lady, and others.

Personal life[edit]

He currently lives in Wheaton, Illinois with his wife Lisa and two daughters Sydney and Shelby, and his son, Jeremy.


Year Title Role Notes
1993–2015 VeggieTales Bob the Tomato, Archibald Asparagus, Mr. Lunt, Pa Grape, Jimmy Gourd, various voices (voice) Co-creator, director, producer, writer and composer
2000-2006 3-2-1 Penguins! N/A Co-developer and writer
2002 Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie Archibald Asparagus (as Jonah and Twippo), Bob the Tomato, Mr. Lunt, Pa Grape, various voices (voice) Director, writer and composer
2002 Larryboy: The Cartoon Adventures Alfred, Bob the Tomato (voice)
2008 The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie George, Sedgewick, Willory, various voices (voice) Writer and composer
2010–2014 What's in the Bible? Himself, Buck Denver, Clive & Ian, Sunday School Lady, Cap'n Pete, various voices (voice) Creator, director, producer, writer and composer
2012–present The Phil Vischer Podcast Himself/Host
2014–2016 VeggieTales in the House Bob the Tomato, Archibald Asparagus, Pa Grape, Jimmy Gourd, Mr. Lunt, various voices (voice)
2014 Holy Ghost Himself Documentary
2015 Galaxy Buck: Mission to Sector 9 Buck Denver, Clive & Ian, Sunday School Lady, Marcy, Pastor Paul, Cap'n Pete, Aliens, Old Man(Voices) Director, producer and writer
2017 VeggieTales in the City Bob the Tomato, Archibald Asparagus, Pa Grape, Jimmy Gourd, Mr. Lunt, various voices (voice)

Published works[edit]

Books by Vischer include the following:

  • Junior's Colors (1997) ISBN 0-8499-1487-6
  • How Many Veggies? (1997) ISBN 0-8499-1488-4
  • Pa Grape's Shapes (1997) ISBN 0-8499-1507-4
  • Bob & Larry's ABC's (1997) ISBN 0-8499-5986-1
  • The Story of Flibber-o-Loo (1997)
  • Rack, Shack and Benny (1997)
  • Dave and the Giant Pickle (1997)
  • Larry-Boy! And the Fib from Outer Space! (1997)
  • Archibald's Opposites (1998) ISBN 0-8499-1533-3
  • Time for Tom (1998) ISBN 0-8499-1534-1
  • A Snoodle's Tale (2004) ISBN 0-310-70751-X
  • Sidney & Norman: A Tale of Two Pigs (2005) ISBN 1-4003-0834-8
  • Me, Myself, & Bob (2005) ISBN 0-7852-2207-3
  • 47 Beavers On the Big Blue Sea (2007) ISBN 1-4003-0836-4
  • Why Do We Call it Christmas? (2014)
  • What is Easter? (2015)


  1. ^ "Phil Vischer". Behind The Voice Actors. June 16, 1966. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  2. ^ Vischer, Phil (2006). Me, Myself, and Bob: A True Story About Dreams, God, and Talking Vegetables. Thomas Nelson.
  3. ^ "The Phil Vischer Podcast". Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  4. ^ "Stats for The Phil Vischer Podcast on podbay". Retrieved 2015-04-05.

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