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Jess Harnell is a versatile voice actor who can give a show the baritone "announcer" treatment or portray the tinniest of high-pitched cartoon characters with gusto. With little previous experience in the field Harnell landed the role of "Animaniacs character Wakko Warner in 1993. More animated work followed on "The Tick," "Casper," and "Pinky and the Brain." He got his foot in the door of animated features by providing additional voices for "A Bug's Life" and "Toy Story 2," while at the same time completing the voice artist's perfect work trifecta with a flurry of video game work including "Crash Bandicoot and "Spyro: A Hero's Tail." In 1998 Harrell added an announcing job to his professional cache, assuming mic duties from the retiring Gary Owens on "America's Funniest Home Videos." By the end of the 2000's Harrell had assumed a position on the A-list of voice artists. While his focus shifted more towards features and video games during this time, he did star in the series "Totally Spies!," "The Replacements," and as Captain Hero on the adult cartoon "Drawn Together." He has also voiced the characters of Ironhide and Barricade in the "Transformers" franchise of action movies. When he's not bringing various animated animals to life on the big and small screens Harnell fronts the Pop/Metal band "Rock Sugar."
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