Danny Jacobs

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Born in Detroit, Michigan, Danny studied Musical Theatre at The University of Arizona. While doing dozens of productions in regional theaters and starting his own theatre company in Detroit, he began doing commercial voice-over work to support his theatre habit. Moving to Los Angeles in 1998 he got his first taste of the animation world doing “walla” on Futurama. In 2007 he landed the role of King Julien on The Penguins of Madagascar for Dreamworks/Nickelodeon, which allowed him to focus on animation full time. Danny continues to be the voice of King Julien including, but not limited to, Merry Madagascar, Madly Madagascar, Penguins of Madagascar (the movie) and on the Netflix/Dreamworks original series All Hail King Julien. He has won two Emmy™ Awards for voice acting.

Other animation roles include Admiral Watson on Disney Jr’s Miles From Tomorrowland, Rowdy Remington on Disney XD’s Kick Buttowski, and various guest roles on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Phineas and Ferb, Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Peabody and Sherman, Teen Titans Go and many others.

In the gaming world, Danny is know for voicing Victor Zsasz in the Batman Arkham Series, Swarm in Skylanders, Hyman Roth in The Godfather II among others.

On-camera roles include projects such as Mad Men, Epic Movie, Hostel III and Full Blast.
As a singer, Danny is featured on 4 tracks of the Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted Soundtrack including “AfroCircus/I like to Move It” and has performed live with Composers Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Steve Jablonski, Harry Gregson-Williams, Rupert Gregson-Williams and Lorne Balfe in Los Angeles and London.


2015 Miles from Tomorrowland (TV Series)
Admiral Watson / Axel / Bobble Blopp / …
– The Legend of the Sandelion/The Mystery of Atlantix (2015) … Admiral Watson (voice)
– The Space Trader/The Quantum Cup (2015) … Admiral Watson / Axel (voice)
– Dino World/Team Exo-Flex (2015) … Admiral Watson (voice)
– Ghost Moon/Stormy Night in a Dark Nebula (2015) … Admiral Watson (voice)
– Unexpected Ally/Skyrise (2015) … Admiral Watson / Bobble Blopp (voice)

2015 Pig Goat Banana Cricket (TV Series)
Cuddles Jr. / Lasagna / Townperson #2 / …
– Bananaland (2015) … Cuddles Jr. / Lasagna / Townperson #2 (voice)
– The Most Beautiful Roach in the World (2015) … Barbershop Quartet (voice)

2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers (Video Game) (voice)

2015 Batman: Arkham Knight (Video Game)
Victor Zsasz (voice)

2014 All Hail King Julien (TV Series)
King Julien
– Return of the Uncle King (2014) … King Julien (voice)
– Empty Is the Head (2014) … King Julien (voice)
– Enter the Fanaloka (2014) … King Julien (voice)
– Poll Position (2014) … King Julien (voice)
– King Me (2014) … King Julien (voice)

2014 Penguins of Madagascar
King Julien

2014 Skylanders: Trap Team (Video Game) (voice)

2013 Skylanders: SWAP Force (Video Game) (voice)

2013 Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (Video)
Grifter / Captain Cold (voice)

2008-2013 The Penguins of Madagascar (TV Series)
King Julien / Roy / Lobster #1 / …
– The Penguin Who Loved Me (2013) … King Julien / Johnson / Lobster #1 (voice)
– Marble Jar Head/Good Night and Good Chuck (2012) … King Julien / Roy / Citizen #1 (voice)
– Best Laid Plaintains/Skipper Makes Perfect (2012) … King Julien / Man / Hornet #1 (voice)
– A Kipper for Skipper/High Moltage (2012) … King Julien / Roy (voice)
– Street Smarts/Nighty Night Ninja (2012) … King Julien / Roy / Man (voice)

2012-2013 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series)
Snakeweed / Worker #1 / Snake
– New Girl in Town (2013) … Snakeweed (voice)
– I Think His Name Is Baxter Stockman (2012) … Worker #1 (voice)
– Rise of the Turtles: Part 2 (2012) … Snake / Snakeweed (voice)

2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (Video)
Merkel (voice)

2013 Madly Madagascar (Video short)
King Julien (voice)

2011-2012 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series)
Additional Voices
– This Is Your Backstory (2012) … Additional Voices (voice)
– What a Croc!/Ferb TV (2012) … Additional Voices (voice)
– That’s the Spirit/The Curse of Candace (2011) … Additional Voices (voice)
– Bad Hair Day/Meatloaf Surprise (2011) … Additional Voices (voice)

2012 Skylanders: Giants (Video Game) (voice)

2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (Video)
Merkel (voice)

2012 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
Croupier / Circus Master (voice)

2012 Justice League: Doom (Video)
Agent Porter (voice)

2012 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (TV Series)
Captain / Police Dispatch / Dr. Pervis
– Catch a Falling Star (2012) … Captain / Police Dispatch / Dr. Pervis (voice)

2012 Madagascar 3: The Video Game (Video Game)
King Julien (voice)

2011 Hostel: Part III (Video)
Middle Eastern Cabbie

2011 Batman: Arkham City (Video Game)
Victor Zsasz (voice)

2011 Batman: Year One (Video)
Flass’ Attorney (voice)

2011 Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns – Again (Video Game)
King Julien (voice)

2010 Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet (Video Game)
Annihilus Bugs (voice)

2010 Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight (Video Game) (voice)

2010 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (TV Series)
– Kickasaurus Wrecks/Battle for the ‘Snax (2010) … (voice)

2010 The Penguins of Madagascar – Operation: Get Ducky (Video)
King Julien (voice)

2009 Merry Madagascar (TV Short)
King Julien (voice)

2009 Madagascar Kartz (Video Game)

2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum (Video Game)
Victor Zsasz / Guard Frank Boles / Orderly Robert Stirling / … (voice)

2009 The Godfather II (Video Game)
Hyman Roth (voice)

2009 Ready 2 Rumble Revolution (Video Game)

2008 The Godfather II: Crime Rings (Video Game)
Hyman Roth (voice)

2008 White Knight Chronicles: International Edition (Video Game) (English version, voice)

2008 Endwar (Video Game) (voice)

2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (Video Game)
King Julien (voice)

2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Tourist with New York T-Shirt (voice)

2007 Mad Men (TV Series)
Yoram Ben Shulhai
– Babylon (2007) … Yoram Ben Shulhai

2007 Epic Movie
Borat / Pirate with Eye Patch

2006 The Mikes (TV Movie)

2006 Grounds Zero (Short)

2000 Full Blast

1999 Olive, the Other Reindeer (TV Movie)
Additional Voices

1999 Futurama (TV Series)
Additional Voices
– Brannigan, Begin Again (1999) … (voice, uncredited)
– When Aliens Attack (1999) … Additional Voices (voice, uncredited)
– Mars University (1999) … (voice, uncredited)
– Hell Is Other Robots (1999) … Additional Voices (voice, uncredited)
– My Three Suns (1999) … (voice, uncredited)

1999 Get the Hell Out of Hamtown