Doug Lawrence
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Doug Lawrence
Mr. Lawrence
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Lawrence at the San Diego ComicCon, 2009
Born Douglas Lawrence Osowski
(1969-01-01) January 1, 1969 (age 49)
East Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Voice actor, show writer, storyboard artist
Years active 1992-present

Douglas Lawrence Osowski (born January 1, 1969), credited as Mr. Lawrence and sometimes Doug Lawrence, is an American voice actor, show writer, and storyboard artist. He is noted for his work as a writer and voice actor for the animated series Rocko's Modern Life and SpongeBob SquarePants.

Life and career

Lawrence was born in East Brunswick, New Jersey. He is known for his work on the animated TV series SpongeBob SquarePants, on which he has long-running-roles as the voice of Sheldon Plankton and various recurring characters such as the Realistic Fish Head and Larry the Lobster. He physically appears as the live-action artist in "Frankendoodle".

He was the voice of Edward T. Platypus, Nurse Leslie, Dave, and Ping-Pong on Camp Lazlo. Lawrence also performed the voice of Filburt in Rocko's Modern Life and is recently the voice of the Announcer and Manant in The Aquabats! Super Show!. Lawrence is a standup comedian, cartoonist, writer-director, animator and producer on the television series Johnny Talk. He worked on The Ren and Stimpy Show in its second season as a layout assistant. Apart from his voice work he is a writer and, since season 10, the story editor on SpongeBob SquarePants and worked as a writer on Rocko's Modern Life and The Twisted Whiskers Show. He is also currently a writer and story editor on Mighty Magiswords, Cartoon Network's first original online series which later became a TV series in June 2016, and provides the voice of Ralphio among other characters.

As a comedian, Mr. Lawrence performed in New Jersey and Los Angeles, collaborating with comedian Jeremy Kramer and Boston comedy writer Martin Olson. Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, a storyboard writer for Rocko's Modern Life and co-creator of Phineas and Ferb, described Lawrence as bearing a "unique sense of humor", and that one "would really have to know Doug to understand (or not understand)" his style. Marsh says that the rationale for Lawrence's humor techniques and decisions "remain a mystery to us forever."[1]


Films and television shows

Year Title Role Notes
1993-96 Rocko's Modern Life Filburt, Additional Voices writer, storyboard artist, and director
1999-present SpongeBob SquarePants Sheldon Plankton, Additional Voices writer (1999-)
story editor (2016-)
2000 Hairballs Short film
2003 Do the Voice Fictionalized version of Himself
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Sheldon Plankton
2005-08 Camp Lazlo Edward, Dave and Ping Pong, Nurse Leslie
2006 Ergo Proxy Dog Cop #4 Episode: "Shôjo sumairu"
2007 The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Alien #2 Episode: "Billy and Mandy Moon the Moon"
2010 The Cartoonstitute Joey Episode: "Joey to the World"
2012-14 The Aquabats! Super Show! Narrator, ManAnt (voice) Series narrator
Episode: "ManAnt!"
2014 Wander Over Yonder Additional Voices
Breadwinners Turtle Episode: "Beach Day of Horror"
2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Sheldon Plankton/Plank-Ton
Uncle Grandpa Philip Episode: "Older"
2015-present Mighty Magiswords Ralphio, Jest-O the Best-O, Additional Voices writer and story editor (2015-2016)
2018 Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling Filburt

Video games



  • Looks Can Kill (1994)
  • Rocko's Modern Life (1993-1996) - Leap Frogs/Bedfellows (1993) - Sugar-Frosted Frights/Ed Is Dead: A Thriller! (1995) - Fish-N-Chumps/Camera Shy (1995) - Nothing to Sneeze At/Old Fogey Froggy (1995) - Speaking Terms/Tooth and Nail (1995)
  • The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (1995-97)
  • General Chaos: Uncensored Animation (1998)
  • Hairballs (2000)
  • The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) - Assistant director
  • "Lucky Lady" (2014)

Other work

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result
1995 CableACE Award Best Animated Programming Special or Series Won
2012 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program Nominated


  1. ^ "Dan Abrams' interview with Jeff "Swampy" Marsh," The Rocko's Modern Life FAQ

External links

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.



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