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|Born||Phillip Roger Vischer
June 16, 1966
Muscatine, Iowa, United States
|Occupation||Voice actor, puppeteer, writer, producer, director, songwriter, speaker|
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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 provides 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.
Background and career
Phil Vischer was born June 16, 1966 in Muscatine, Iowa, United States, and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. Vischer still works on VeggieTales as a writer and voice actor, under a contract with DreamWorks Classics.
He currently lives in Wheaton, Illinois with his wife Lisa and two daughters, Sydney and Shelby, and his son, Jeremy.
Since 2013, Vischer has hosted a weekly podcast discussing life in what he characterizes as a post-Christian America. The podcast, co-hosted by Christianity Today editor Skye Jethani and actress Christian Taylor, regularly ranks in the top 100 podcasts.
Characters voiced by Phil Vischer
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.
|1993–present||VeggieTales||Bob the Tomato, Archibald Asparagus, Mr. Lunt, Pa Grape, Jimmy Gourd, various voices (voice)||Also director, producer, writer and composer|
|2000-2006||3-2-1 Penguins!||N/A||Developer, writer|
|2002||Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie||Archibald Asparagus (as Jonah and Twippo), Bob the Tomato, Mr. Lunt, Pa Grape, various voices (voice)||Also 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, Bob the Tomato, various voices||2010–2014||What's in the Bible?||Buck Denver, Clive & Ian, Sunday School Lady, Brother Louie, Marcy, Chuck, "Bubble-Cadabra", "X Marks the Spot", "Super Shrimptennial Celebration"|
|1982–present||The Phil Vischer Podcast||Himself/Host|
|2014–2016||VeggieTales in the House||Bob the Tomato, Archibald Asparagus, Pa Grape, Jimmy Gourd, various voices (voice)||Also writer|
|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-present||VeggieTales in the City||Bob the Tomato, Archibald Asparagus, Pa Grape, Jimmy Gourd, Mr. Lunt, various voices (voice)|
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
- Pirate in Training (2012) (co-writing with Karen Poth)
- Why Do We Call it Christmas? (2014)
- What is Easter? (2015)
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