Walt Dohrn

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Walt Dohrn
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Walter Dohrn[1]

(1970-12-05) December 5, 1970 (age 48)[1]
Alma materCalArts[1]
OccupationWriter, director, animator, musician, voice actor
Years active1997–present

Walter "Walt" Dohrn (born December 5, 1970) is an American writer, director, animator, musician, and voice actor. He performed the voice of Rumpelstiltskin in Shrek Forever After,[2] as well as the voices of a van student, Xavier, Principal Pynchley, a nanny dwarf, an evil knight, and a singing villain in Shrek the Third. Dohrn has also worked as writer, director, and storyboard director in Season 2 of SpongeBob SquarePants, and he also worked on 2 episodes from Season 3.[3]



Year Film Role Notes
1997 Mr. Magoo Layout artist: Creative Capers
2004 Shrek 2 Story artist/writer: additional dialogue
Shark Tale Additional story artist
2005 Madagascar
2007 Shrek the Third Van Student, Xavier, Principal Pynchley, Nanny Dwarf, Evil Knight, Singing Villain Story artist/writer: additional screenplay material
2010 Shrek Forever After Rumpelstiltskin, Priest, Krekraw Head of story
Donkey's Caroling Christmas-tacular Rumpelstiltskin Writer/director
Short film
2011 Thriller Night Short film
2012 Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos Water Prisoner
Rise of the Guardians Additional story artist
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Spartacus Head of story
Penguins of Madagascar Antarctic Penguin
2016 Trolls Smidge, Fuzzbert, Cloud Guy, Mr. Dinkles, Tunnel Troll, and Wedgie Bergen #2 Co-director[4]
2017 The Boss Baby Photographer
2017 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Special thanks
2020 Trolls World Tour Smidge, Cloud Guy (voice) Director[5]


Year Film Role Notes
1997 Nightmare Ned Co-creator/developer/art director
2000–2002 SpongeBob SquarePants Writer/director/storyboard director (Season 2)
2001 A Kitty Bobo Show Animation layout
2001–03 Dexter's Laboratory Story/writer/storyboard artist
2002 Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? Writer/storyboard artist
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space Link Kid TV special
2010 Scared Shrekless Special thanks
TV special
2014 King Star King Storyboard supervisor
2018 Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Cloud Guy Voice actor

Video games[edit]

Year Title Notes
1997 Nightmare Ned Director/art director/animation director
2010 Shrek Forever After Rumpelstiltskin (voice)


  1. ^ a b c Cavna, Michael (May 21, 2010). "The 'Riffs Interview: 'SHREK' animator Walt Dohrn steps into the oh-so-green limelight". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 10, 2013. But it also applies to another California artist born "Walter" on a Dec. 5: "Shrek" animator/actor WALT DOHRN. "I like old Disney films that have an edge to them," says Dohrn, 39...
  2. ^ Jonathan Crow (March 12, 2009). "Surprising Voice Behind New 'Shrek' Villain". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 2010-03-14.
  3. ^ Michael Ordo?a (2010-05-16). "Adding dimension to Shrek's last ride". San Francisco Chronicle.
  4. ^ Gleiberman, Owen; Gleiberman, Owen (8 October 2016). "Film Review: 'Trolls'".
  5. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony; D'Alessandro, Anthony (6 December 2017). "'Fast & Furious 9' Drives To Easter Weekend 2020; 'Trolls 2' Moves To Spring 2020 – Update".

External links[edit]

Media related to Walt Dohrn at Wikimedia Commons