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Larry Kenney
Larrykenney
First appearance | Exodus
Last appearance | The Book of Omens (Episode)
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Name | Larry Kenney
Affiliation | ThunderCats


Larry Kenney (Born August 5, 1947) is an American radio personality and voice actor. Larry started his radio career at the age of 15 as a Disc Jockey. He joined the radio show "Imus in the Morning" in 1973 as a regular cast member where he did voice impersonations of a number of famous people such as Elvis Presley, General Patton, Ross Perot, and Richard Nixon.

In the 1980's, Larry was hired to provide the voice of Lion-O, the main protagonist in the ThunderCats (original series) cartoons produced by Rankin/Bass. He also voiced a number of other characters on the show. After his stint on ThunderCats, Larry went on to provide his voice in the cartoons SilverHawks and TigerSharks, both also produced by Rankin/Bass. He also did voice work for several breakfast cereal characters, including Count Chocula and Sonny the Cuckoo Bird.

He and his wife Carol Ann Jacobs Kenney have three children: daughters Kerri and Ashley, and son Tanner.

Characters voiced

ThunderCats (1980s)

ThunderCats (2011)

Trivia

  • Once he saw two boys talking about which ThunderCats action figure they were going to get in a "Toys 'R' Us" store. In his Lion-O voice, he suggested that the boys get Lion-O and as he walked away, one of the boys said, "He doesn't even sound like Lion-O!"
  • Whenever his two characters had dialog back and forth, he would record both characters' voices in real time.
  • Larry, along with Jim Meskimen, are two of only a small number of people who have contributed to both the Original ThunderCats series and the 2011 series.
  • Larry also voiced the character Bluegrass in the TV series Silverhawks

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