Tino Insana

Tino Insana
Born (1948-02-15) February 15, 1948
Chicago, Illinois, US
Medium Film, Television, Voice Over
Years active 1977–present
Spouse Dana Moller (1975–present)
Notable works and roles ¡Three Amigos!, Barnyard, Neighbors[1]

Tino Insana (born February 15, 1948) is an American actor, voice actor, writer, and film producer.

Life and career

Insana was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Hiloray (Swanson) and Silvio A. Insana, a musician.[2] In 1971, Insana co-founded a local comedy troupe known as the West Compass Trio, along with Steve Beshekas and John Belushi. Insana's highly-distinguishable voice has been featured in many animated television series, most notably Disney's Darkwing Duck as Dr. Reginald Bushroot and Bobby's World as Bobby's Uncle Ted. More recently, he has voiced Pig in Nickelodeon's animated film Barnyard and its subsequent spin-off TV series.

In the 1980s, Insana wrote two episodes for Police Squad! and an episode of Sledge Hammer!; he also served as story editor on both series. Insana then wrote, produced, and acted in the independent comedy films Wedding Band and Masters of Menace.

Insana has also made brief acting appearances in such films as Neighbors, ¡Three Amigos!, Who's Harry Crumb?, Oscar, and Beverly Hills Cop III. He has also made guest appearances on situation comedy series such as Night Court and Mad About You.

In 2008 Insana voiced the role of Barf on Spaceballs: The Animated Series (possibly due to Insana's voice being very similar to the late John Candy). He has also done voice work in the TV series Goof Troop, Camp Candy, The Little Mermaid, Pepper Ann (as Pepper Ann's police officer uncle Jojo), House of Mouse, What-a-Mess, Bonkers, Aladdin, Jungle Cubs, Problem Child, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Teacher's Pet and the feature film Tom and Jerry: The Movie.

He currently speaking voice to Mr. Grouper in the Nickelodeon CGI animated preschool series Bubble Guppies.


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