Michael Patrick "Mike" Bell works as a writer, storyboard artist, director and voice actor in the animation industry.
In childhood, Bell was interested in comic books and wanted to be an artist for the genre, inspired by Jack Kirby. However, by his teenage years, Mike instead sought to enter the animation industry, citing Jay Ward as an influence.
He studied at the California Institute of the Arts. Bell frequently plays Santa Claus in animated productions, including Oh Yeah! Cartoons, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Powerpuff Girls and The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show. In 2013, he voiced White Shadow in Turbo, a role he reprised in the series Turbo FAST.
As a writer, he penned episodes of My Life as a Teenage Robot, The Fairly OddParents, Ape Escape and Sanjay and Craig. Bell has storyboarded for Class of 3000, Neighbors from Hell, Chowder and Mickey Mouse.
|119a||"Macro Mayhem"||Written solo|
|202a||"What's the Frequency Bessie?"||Written solo|
|119a||"Macro Mayhem"||Santa, Homeless Guy, Maitre'D|
|202a||"What's the Frequency Bessie?"||Conductor, Fancy Usher|
|1999||The Miracle Maker||key animator|
|2000||The Tigger Movie||additional animator|
|2004||Surviving Christmas||Actor (Christmas Present)|
|2004||The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie||Actor (Fisherman)|
|2011||Kung Fu Panda 2||Actor (Gorilla guard #1)|
|2011||Puss in Boots||storyboard artist|
|2013||The Croods||additional story artist|
|2013||Turbo||Actor (White Shadow)|
|Series regulars||Amy Poehler • Andy Richter • Jessica DiCicco • Dee Bradley Baker • Dannah Feinglass • Grey DeLisle|
|Recurring||Matt Besser • John Ross Bowie • Megan Cavanagh • Jessica Chaffin • Rob Corddry • Niecy Nash • Rob Paulsen • Kevin Michael Richardson • Hal Rudnick • Justin Stein • Jill Talley • Kenan Thompson • Sarah Thyre • Keone Young|
|Guest stars||Pamela Adlon • Will Arnett • Mike Bell • Paul Butcher • Jamie Denbo • Mathias Dougherty • Zachary Gordon • Jackée Harry • Artie Lange • Danny Mann • Donald Newhouse • Mike O'Malley • Suze Orman • Brian Posehn • Maya Rudolph • Dan Schneider • Audrey Wasilewski • Ken Wilson|