SpongeBob SquarePants has been on air since 1999 and during that time, there have been numerous characters who have appeared in the show. Some of these characters have been featured for only a few episodes, while others have been featured for years.
One character who has been featured in nearly every episode is the titular SpongeBob SquarePants. However, who played the role of SpongeBob SquarePants during the show’s early years?.
The role of SpongeBob SquarePants was originally played by Tom Kenny. Kenny first appeared as SpongeBob in the show’s pilot episode “Help Wanted” and continued to play the role throughout the show’s first six seasons. Kenny left the show in 2004 to focus on his comedy career, but he reprised his role as SpongeBob for one episode in 2006. Since Kenny’s departure, several other actors have taken on the role of SpongeBob SquarePants.
These include Rodger Bumpass (who played Squidward Tentacles from 1999 to 2004), Bill Fagerbakke (who played Mr. Krabs from 2004 to 2006), and most recently, Timothy Omundson (who has played SpongeBob since 2013).
So who played BlackJack in SpongeBob? Tom Kenny played the role of SpongeBob during the show’s early years and Rodger Bumpass played Squidward Tentacles.