Tim Blaney

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Tim Blaney
Timothy Patrick Blaney

(1959-04-23) April 23, 1959 (age 63)
OccupationPuppeteer, Voice actor
Years active1986–present

Timothy Patrick Blaney (born April 23, 1959) is an American puppeteer and voice actor. He has provided the voices for Frank the Pug in Men in Black, Men in Black II, and Men in Black: International,[1][2][3][4] and the self-aware robot "Johnny 5" in Short Circuit and Short Circuit 2.



Year Title Role Notes
1985 The Hugga Bunch Additional puppeteer TV Movie
1986 Short Circuit Number 5/"Johnny Five" Puppeteer / voice
1986 Flight of the Navigator Puppeteer / Puckmaren Voice
1988 Short Circuit 2 Johnny 5 voice
1989 The Abyss Puppeteer
1994 Muppet Classic Theater Additional Muppet Performer voice
1997 Men in Black Puppeteer / Frank the Pug voice
1998 Blues Brothers 2000 Puppeteer
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Puppeteer voice
2002 Men in Black II Frank the Pug voice
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Goofy Goober (voice) Singing "Goofy Goober Theme Song"
2004 Team America: World Police Puppeteer
2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall Puppeteer voice
2008 Studio DC: Almost Live Puppeteer voice
2009 Where the Wild Things Are Puppeteer
2011 The Muppets Additional Muppet Performer voice
2012 Casa de mi padre Puppeteer
2012 Men in Black 3 Worm Voice
2013 Lady Gaga and the Muppets Holiday Spectacular Additional Muppet Performer Voice
2014 Muppets Most Wanted LA Muppet Performer Voice
2017 Soylent Scrooge: Or, Christmas Is Made of People Fezziwig Voice
2018 It's A Tell-Tale Valentine, Eddie Poe! Edgar Allen Poe / Snooby the Anthropomorphic Bassett Hound / Woodraven the Woodraven Voice
2018 The Happytime Murders Additional puppet performer
2018 The Tragicall Historie of Plan the IX The Ruler Voice
2018 Do Rabbots Dream of Electric Cheepz? Mr. Marigold Voice
2018 It's the Great Spaghetti Squash, Eddie Poe! Snooby the Anthropomorphic Bassett Hound / Woodraven the Woodraven
2019 Albert Kitschschlock Presents: The Films That Blew Too Much Narrator Voice
2019 Men in Black: International Frank the Pug Voice
2019 The Legend of Joan of Arc Ladvenu Voice
2020 It's the Masque of the Polychrome Death, Eddie Poe! Snooby the Anthropomorphic Basset Hound Voice
2020 The Young Witchfinder Mauldrix / Goobley TV Movie
2021 It's A Mystery Trip to the Rue Morgue, Eddie Poe! Edgar Allan Poe / Snooby / Woodraven Voice

Short film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 The Adventures of Ronald McDonald: McTreasure Island Long John Silver / Captain Smollett Voice
2002 MIB ADR Self
2002 Creature Featurettes Self
2009 The Macabre World of Lavender Williams Puppeteer Voice
2014 Pillywags Mansion Greg
2020 Life After the Navigator Self

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters Puppeteer Episode #1.3
1984-1994 McDonaldland Puppeteer Voice
1994 Dinosaurs Additional Dinosaur Performer "Earl's Big Jackpot" (1994)
1996–1997 Muppets Tonight Additional Muppets (voice) "Cindy Crawford" (1996)
Season 2 (1996-1997) episodes 1, 5, 6, 7
2004 Angel Puppeteer / Grufus "Smile Time"
2006 Still Standing Jess Milton "Still Eighteen"
2013 Community Puppeteer "Intro to Felt Surrogacy"
2013–2017 Uncle Grandpa Emperor Krell, Additional Voices "Space Emperor" (2013)
"Nickname" (2013)
2017–2018 Mystery Science Theater 3000 Gypsy (puppeteer)


Year Title Role Notes
2017 The Muppets Take the Bowl Additional Muppet Performer Voice, live show at the Hollywood Bowl, Sept. 8–10
2018 The Muppets Take the O2 Additional Muppet Performer Voice, live show at the O2 Arena, Jul. 13-14

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Male Argonians / Usha - Dragonborn DLC Voice
2011 Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster Voice
2012 Asura's Wrath Kagebosh Voice: English version
2012 Men in Black: Alien Crisis Frank the Pug / Archeologist / C-YA Programmer Riddick Voice
2012 Guild Wars 2 Vlast Voice[5]
2013 Marvel Heroes Ben Urich Voice
2017 Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Vlast Voice[6]
2018 World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Voice
2019 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Kingpin Voice
2022 Men in Black: First Assignment — VR Experience Frank the Pug Voice: English version


  1. ^ "Men in Black: International cast and who has returned since Men In Black 3?". Metro. 2019-06-14. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  2. ^ "The story behind MIBII's scene-stealing dog". EW.com. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  3. ^ "Everything You May Have Forgotten About Emma Thompson's Intimidating 'MIB' Character". Bustle. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  4. ^ "'Men in Black: International': 10 Connections To The First Three Movies". Complex. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  5. ^ "Vlast was played by …". 26 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Vlast was played by …". 26 September 2017.

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