Phil Vischer

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Phil Vischer
Born Phillip Roger Vischer
(1966-06-16) June 16, 1966 (age 51)
Muscatine, Iowa, United States
Residence Wheaton, Illinois
Occupation Voice actor, puppeteer, writer, producer, director, songwriter, speaker
Known for VeggieTales
The Phil Vischer Podcast
Spouse(s) Lisa Vischer
Children 3

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[edit]

Phil Vischer was born June 16, 1966 in Muscatine, Iowa,[1] United States, and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. Vischer still works on VeggieTales as a writer and voice actor, under a contract with Universal Studios.

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.[2] The podcast, co-hosted by Christianity Today editor Skye Jethani and actress Christian Taylor, regularly ranks in the top 100 podcasts.[3]

Characters voiced by Phil Vischer[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.


Year Title Role Notes
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"
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) Also writer
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-present 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:


  1. ^ "Phil Vischer". Behind The Voice Actors. June 16, 1966. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Phil Vischer Podcast". Retrieved 2015-12-09. 
  3. ^ "Stats for The Phil Vischer Podcast on podbay". Retrieved 2015-04-05. 

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