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Thomas "Tom" McGrath (born August 7, 1965) is an American voice actor and animator who co-directed (with Eric Darnell) the 2005 feature Madagascar and its sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa in 2008. He has also worked as a voice actor on other DreamWorks animated features like Flushed Away in 2006 and Shrek the Third in 2007. He also stepped in on Flushed Away to help make improvements prior to its release.

McGrath's experience in both television and feature animation includes work as an animator on Ralph Bakshi's film Cool World (starring Brad Pitt), storyboard artist and director for the popular series The Ren and Stimpy Show, animator on the Joe Pytka-directed Space Jam (starring Michael Jordan), and storyboard artist on the live-action film Cats & Dogs and worked as storyboard artist and concept artist/prop and set designer for How the Grinch Stole Christmas (directed by Ron Howard).

McGrath made his film directing debut as the co-director and co-writer of Madagascar where he also created the memorable squad of penguin characters and voiced their leader, Skipper. He also reprised his role as Skipper and co-directed and co-wrote the sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. He worked on The Penguins of Madagascar, a Madagascar spin-off TV series, as the voice of Skipper, and directed the DreamWorks animated feature Megamind (starring Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey and David Cross), released in November 2010.

McGrath was raised in Lynnwood, Washington.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Tom McGrath (animator), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Thomas "Tom" McGrath (born August 7, 1965) is an American voice actor and animator who co-directed (with Eric Darnell) the 2005 feature Madagascar and its sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa in 2008. He has also worked as a voice actor on other DreamWorks animated features like Flushed Away in 2006 and Shrek the Third in 2007. He also stepped in on Flushed Away to help make improvements prior to its release.

McGrath's experience in both television and feature animation includes work as an animator on Ralph Bakshi's film Cool World (starring Brad Pitt), storyboard artist and director for the popular series The Ren and Stimpy Show, animator on the Joe Pytka-directed Space Jam (starring Michael Jordan), and storyboard artist on the live-action film Cats & Dogs and worked as storyboard artist and concept artist/prop and set designer for How the Grinch Stole Christmas (directed by Ron Howard).

McGrath made his film directing debut as the co-director and co-writer of Madagascar where he also created the memorable squad of penguin characters and voiced their leader, Skipper. He also reprised his role as Skipper and co-directed and co-wrote the sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. He worked on The Penguins of Madagascar, a Madagascar spin-off TV series, as the voice of Skipper, and directed the DreamWorks animated feature Megamind (starring Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey and David Cross), released in November 2010.

McGrath was raised in Lynnwood, Washington.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Tom McGrath (animator), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 24

Birthday 1964-08-07

Place of Birth Lynnwood, Washington, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 The Boss Baby as TV Chef (voice)
2014 Penguins of Madagascar as Skipper (voice)
2014 The Penguins of Madagascar: Operation Search and Rescue as Skipper (voice)
2014 Almost Home as Jeff (voice)
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman as Odysseus (voice)
2014 I Know That Voice as Himself
2013 Madly Madagascar as Skipper (voice)
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted as Skipper / First Policeman (voice)
2012 Penguins of Madagascar: Operation Antarctica as Skipper (voice)
2011 Puss in Boots as Bar Thief (voice)
2010 Megamind as Lord Scott / Prison Guard (voice)
2010 The Penguins of Madagascar: New to the Zoo as Skipper (voice)
2010 The Penguins of Madagascar: Operation DVD Premiere as Skipper
2010 The Penguins of Madagascar - Operation: Get Ducky as Skipper
2009 Merry Madagascar as Skipper
2009 Monsters vs Aliens as Wilson (voice)
2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa as Skipper / Lemur (voice)
2007 Shrek the Third as Gary (voice)
2005 The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper as Skipper
2005 Madagascar as Skipper / Fossa / Panicky Man on Subway
1988 Lea Press on Limbs

Directing

2017 The Boss BabyDirector
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most WantedDirector
2010 MegamindDirector
2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 AfricaDirector
2005 MadagascarDirector

Writing

2009 Merry MadagascarWriter
2005 MadagascarWriter

Crew

2017 Captain Underpants: The First Epic MovieThanks
2016 Sausage PartyThanks

Creator

2009 The Penguins of MadagascarCreator

Production

2014 Penguins of MadagascarExecutive Producer

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