Animaniacs, World of Warcraft, Transformers
Jess looks forward to meeting all his fans in Sydney and Perth in June 2017.
Jess will conduct a general admission Q&A, and participate in signing and photo sessions on Friday (2:00pm to 5:30pm) in Sydney, and throughout each Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm) in both cities.
Named by the entertainment industry’s Variety magazine as one of the top ten voice actors in the business, the Emmy-nominated Jess Harnell is truly one of the best and busiest. “If I wasn’t getting paid for this, I’d be doing it for free in a parking lot somewhere.”
Born on the east coast and moving to California when he was ten, Jess always knew he’d end up as a performer – though not necessarily as a cartoon! Jess has appeared on practically every animated series on TV from The Simpsons to Fairly Odd Parents to Phineas & Ferb. In addition, he has dozens of starring roles, including Captain Hero on Comedy Central’s Drawn Together, Chilly and The Wicked King on Doc McStuffins, Cedric on Sofia The First and Wakko on Steven Spielberg’s Animaniacs, winner of multiple Emmy awards including Best Animated Series and the prestigious Peabody Award.
Jess’s voice has been heard on countless popular prime time television series from The Practice to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Chuck and announcing shows such as America’s Funniest Home Videos and E! TV’s hit series Celebrities Uncensored, which Jess essentially hosted.
Jess has an extensive background as a rock singer winning numerous Best Singer awards and doing literally thousands of gigs as a studio vocalist and sound-alike, impersonating many famous vocalists flawlessly. In fact, Jess is currently the lead singer in the acclaimed ’80s metal/pop mash-up band Rock Sugar, sharing stages with such rock legends as AC/DC, Slash and Aerosmith.
Just a few of Jess’s film credits include Finding Nemo, The Country Bears, the Toy Story franchise, and Up as well as being the only voice actor to voice two major characters in the Transformers films.
Additionally, Jess has voiced thousands of promos and has many national commercial credits for clients such as Disney, McDonalds, Diet Coke, Fox, Kellogg’s and a series of spots for Sea World as the voices of both Shamu and Shamu Jr.
Jess is the first to admit that he has an unusual and very interesting career, “I knew that I had a weird occupation when my mom asked me what I did one particular day at work and I told her I’d been playing a ‘devil dog from hell.’ She replied, ‘Well, that’s nice. How’s everything else going?’”
One of the top celebrity voice matches in the business, Jess perfectly mimics over 150 celebrities – both speaking and singing- from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Ozzy Osbourne, Elvis Presley to all four Beatles, Albert Brooks To Christopher Walken, Steve Perry to Willie Nelson and Pee Wee Herman to Rodney Dangerfield. “If it’s related at all to the voice, I’d like to believe I can do it. And if I can’t, I’ll work on it until I figure out a way that I can.”
Professional studio portrait
Selfie at table using own camera
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