Rodger Bumpass, the Emmy-nominated voice of Squidward on Spongebob Squarepants, will visit with fans in the Expo Hall and will take part in a question-and-answer session during the convention, according to Bill Solleder, marketing director of Visit Hot Springs and one of the founders of Spa-Con.
Bumpass says he “has been in acting for 45 years. And he’s going to keep on ‘til he gets it right.”
In addition to Squidward, he was the voice of Professor Membrane in “Invader Zim,” Dr. Light in “Teen Titans” and Hanover Fyst in the cult favorite “Heave Metal.” He has provided various voices in many of Disney and Pixar feature animation movies such as “A Bug’s Life,” “Monsters Inc.,” “Cars,” “Finding Nemo,” “Treasure Planet,” “Emperor’s New Groove” and, more recently, “Monsters University.”
Bumpass began his career with the National Lampoon Magazine touring the country “and falling down on stage a lot” (on purpose). He says he likes kitty cats and long walks on the beach, where falling doesn’t hurt as much. If you pass him in the hallway, just say, “do the voice, please” and he will gladly comply “for the nominal price of $2.37 cash only. He does take IOUs if they involve a kiss from a pretty girl.”