Sam Lavagnino

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Sam Lavagnino
Born (2006-06-29) June 29, 2006 (age 12)[1]
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 2012–present

Sam Lavagnino (born June 29, 2006)[1] is an American child voice actor known for his roles as Catbug in Bravest Warriors[1][5][6][7] and Young Grizz in We Bare Bears. He also voices the dog "Rolly" in the Disney Junior show Puppy Dog Pals.


Lavagnino was born to voice actress Hope Levy and screenwriter Tom Lavagnino.[3] At 14 months old, he was on the cover of TIME magazine where he was dressed up as Albert Einstein.[8] He was cast for Bravest Warriors as the role of Catbug, "a creature that’s half-cat, half-ladybug, who’s actually a big draw for the series simply for the random comments he makes and the sound of his voice."[7] The series was broadcast in 2013, and he participated in the Cartoon Hangover panel for Comic-Con 2013 when he was seven years old,[9] as well as an autograph session for Catbug-related comics at Comic-Con 2014.[5] He provided a voice in the trailer for the 2014 film The Boxtrolls.[10] In 2015, he was cast as the voice of the younger version of Grizzly in We Bare Bears. He also voiced the character 'Mr. Muffin' in the Asdfmovie series created by TomSka. His first role as a leading character was as the dog "Rolly" in the Disney Junior show Puppy Dog Pals.


Film and television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 asdfmovie7 Mr.Muffin YouTube video
2014 Sanjay and Craig Munchie Episode: "Flip Flopas"[11]
2014 The 7D Eenie Episode: "New Shoe"[12][11]
2014 The Boxtrolls Additional Voices [10]
2015 The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Hippo Kid TV Movie[11]
2014-2018 We Bare Bears Baby Grizzly 11 Episodes[11]
2017-2018 Puppy Dog Pals Rolly
2015-2018 Miles from Tomorrowland Blodger [11]
2013-2018 Bravest Warriors Catbug [5]
2018 Summer Camp Island Pepper [13]

Other media[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Happy Birthday, Sam! Of all the ages to be". The Frederator Studios Tumblr. June 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hope Levy (Hopelevysings) on Twitter". Retrieved 2014-09-03. Hope Levy is a singer songwriter & actress in Los Angeles! She is also the mom of Sam Lavagnino AKA Catbug on Bravest Warriors! 
  3. ^ a b "Hope Levy - News". Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  4. ^ "Who's the cutest bug? Catbug —— DUH!". Frederator Times. Frederator. June 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Aoki, Deb (July 31, 2014). "Manga Buzz is Strong at Comic-Con 2014". Publishers Weekly. 
  6. ^ "Creators Celebrate Catbug In "Bravest Warriors 2014 Annual"". Comic Book Resources. September 27, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Lovato, Chris (February 8, 2014). "Animated Web Series: Bravest Warriors & Homestar Runner". Kings River Life Magazine. 
  8. ^ "A tip of the fedora to those of you". Frederator Studios Tumbr. March 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Comic-Con 2013 Thursday Programs – Thursday, July 18 • 2:00pm – 3:00pm Cartoon Hangover: Bravest Warriors, Bee and Puppycat, and Friends". Comic-Con. Retrieved September 2, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Is Sam Lavagnino in The Boxtrolls trailer?". Cartoon July 24, 2013. That is indeed his voice! 
  11. ^ a b c d e
  12. ^ "The 8th D / New Shoe". The 7D. Episode 8.  – closing credits
  13. ^ "Summer Camp Island on IMDB". 
  14. ^ "What's a Catbug Book?". Frederator Books. Retrieved September 2, 2014. 
  15. ^ " CATBUG". Retrieved September 30, 2014. 

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