Bruce Lanoil

Bruce Lanoil (born July 5, 1960) is an American actor, voice actor and puppeteer for The Jim Henson Company and for The Walt Disney Company, who frequently works with puppeteer David Alan Barclay.

Bruce Lanoil
Born (1960-07-05) July 5, 1960
OccupationActor, voice actor, puppeteer
Years active1986–present

Early life and career

Lanoil hails from Brooklyn, New York. He voiced the Cat in the Hat and Fox in Socks in the first season of The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss. For Disney, he is also a voice double for Timon from The Lion King.[1] So far he has voiced Timon in Kingdom Hearts II, Disney Think Fast, and Disney's Wild About Safety shorts. He has also performed a voice sample for an additional character in the 2011 Spyro game, Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.

He worked as a puppeteer on movies such as The Muppets, Where the Wild Things Are, Dr. Dolittle, Jack Frost, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, and Cats & Dogs.[2]

Outside of the Henson company, he was an on-set animation reference puppeteer and voice actor for the movies Monkeybone and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (as Pepé Le Pew).

In 2017, he was an additional Muppet performer on The Muppets Take the Bowl.



  1. Bruce Lanoil's LinkedIn profile
  2. The Internet Movie Database. "Bruce Lanoil". Accessed 26 August 2007.

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