Tim Blaney

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Tim Blaney
Timothy Patrick Blaney

(1959-04-23) April 23, 1959 (age 64)
Occupation(s) Puppeteer, Voice actor
Years active1985–present

Timothy Patrick Blaney (born April 23, 1959) is an American puppeteer and voice actor. He has provided the voices for Frank the Pug in Men in Black , Men in Black II , and Men in Black: International , [1] [2] [3] [4] and the self-aware robot "Johnny 5" in Short Circuit and Short Circuit 2 .




1985 The Hugga Bunch Additional puppeteerTV movie
1986 Short Circuit Number 5/"Johnny Five"Puppeteer / voice
1986 Flight of the Navigator Puppeteer / PuckmarenVoice
1988 Short Circuit 2 Johnny 5voice
1989 The Abyss Puppeteer
1994 Muppet Classic Theater Additional Muppet Performervoice
1997 Men in Black Puppeteer / Frank the Pug voice
1998 Blues Brothers 2000 Puppeteer
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Puppeteervoice
2002 Men in Black II Frank the Pugvoice
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Goofy Goober (voice)Singing "Goofy Goober Theme Song"
2004 Team America: World Police Puppeteer
2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall Puppeteervoice
2008 Studio DC: Almost Live Puppeteervoice
2009 Where the Wild Things Are Puppeteer
2011 The Muppets Additional Muppet Performervoice
2012 Casa de mi padre Puppeteer
2012 Men in Black 3 WormVoice
2013 Lady Gaga and the Muppets Holiday Spectacular Additional Muppet PerformerVoice
2014 Muppets Most Wanted LA Muppet PerformerVoice
2017Soylent Scrooge: Or, Christmas Is Made of PeopleFezziwigVoice
2018It's A Tell-Tale Valentine, Eddie Poe!Edgar Allen Poe / Snooby the Anthropomorphic Bassett Hound / Woodraven the WoodravenVoice
2018 The Happytime Murders Additional puppet performer
2018The Tragicall Historie of Plan the IXThe RulerVoice
2018Do Rabbots Dream of Electric Cheepz?Mr. MarigoldVoice
2018It's the Great Spaghetti Squash, Eddie Poe!Snooby the Anthropomorphic Bassett Hound / Woodraven the Woodraven
2019Albert Kitschschlock Presents: The Films That Blew Too MuchNarratorVoice
2019 Men in Black: International Frank the PugVoice
2019The Legend of Joan of ArcLadvenuVoice
2020It's the Masque of the Polychrome Death, Eddie Poe!Snooby the Anthropomorphic Basset HoundVoice
2020The Young WitchfinderMauldrix / GoobleyTV movie
2021It's A Mystery Trip to the Rue Morgue, Eddie Poe!Edgar Allan Poe / Snooby / WoodravenVoice

Short film

1989The Adventures of Ronald McDonald: McTreasure IslandLong John Silver / Captain SmollettVoice
2002MIB ADRSelf
2002Creature FeaturettesSelf
2009The Macabre World of Lavender WilliamsPuppeteerVoice
2014Pillywags MansionGreg
2020Life After the NavigatorSelf

TV series

1980 Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters PuppeteerEpisode #1.3
1984-1994 McDonaldland PuppeteerVoice
1994 Dinosaurs Additional Dinosaur Performer"Earl's Big Jackpot" (1994)
1996–1997 Muppets Tonight Additional Muppets (voice)"Cindy Crawford" (1996)
Season 2 (1996-1997) episodes 1, 5, 6, 7
2004 Angel Puppeteer / Grufus"Smile Time"
2006 Still Standing Jess Milton"Still Eighteen"
2013 Community Puppeteer"Intro to Felt Surrogacy"
2013–2017 Uncle Grandpa Emperor Krell, Additional Voices"Space Emperor" (2013)
"Nickname" (2013)
2017–2018 Mystery Science Theater 3000 Gypsy (puppeteer)


2017 The Muppets Take the BowlAdditional Muppet PerformerVoice, live show at the Hollywood Bowl, Sept. 8–10
2018The Muppets Take the O2Additional Muppet PerformerVoice, live show at the O2 Arena, Jul. 13-14

Video games

2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Male Argonians / Usha - Dragonborn DLCVoice
2011 Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster Voice
2012 Asura's Wrath KageboshVoice: English version
2012 Men in Black: Alien Crisis Frank the Pug / Archeologist / C-YA Programmer RiddickVoice
2012 Guild Wars 2 VlastVoice [5]
2013 Marvel Heroes Ben Urich Voice
2017 Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire VlastVoice [6]
2018 World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Voice
2019 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Kingpin Voice
2022 Men in Black: First Assignment — VR Experience Frank the PugVoice: English version

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