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Jess Harnell
Jess Harnell
Biographical information
Full name

Jess Harnell


December 23, 1963


Englewood, New Jersey

Career information

Voice actor, musician




The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa

Jess Harnell is an American voice actor and musician. He voices Stinky and his bandmates in The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa.



Harnell is best known for voicing Wakko Warner in Animaniacs and Crash Bandicoot in the video game franchise of the same name. He has also been an announcer for America's Funniest Home Videos since 1998.

As a musician, Harnell is the lead vocalist of Rock Sugar, a pop/metal mashup rock band that's been active since 2010. This band evolved from his previous band, Loud & Clear. With Loud & Clear or Rock Sugar, Harnell released four albums: Disc-Connected (2003), self-titled demo album (2007), Festival of Fire (2008), and Reimaginator (2010). Harnell has also released his only solo album, The Sound of Your Voice, in 1995.

Personal life

Despite being born in Englewood, Harnell grew up in nearby Teaneck along with his father Joe Harnell, who is a jazz composer, and his mother Alice.[1][2]


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