In 1977, Rodger Bumpass won a role in the National Lampoon’s music and comedy road show That’s Not Funny, That’s Sick and toured with them until 1978. That same year, he appeared in the TV special Disco Beaver from Outer Space for HBO. In 1979, Bumpass was cast as the leading role in a National Lampoon film to be called Jaws 3, People 0 in which he would have a love scene with Bo Derek. However, the film was canceled due to objections by the creators of the movie Jaws. In 1980, Bumpass created the character of ‘Fartman’ to appear on the National Lampoon LP The White Album, which later inspired the Howard Stern character by the same name.
Bumpass is best known to present-day viewers as the voice of Squidward Tentacles and various incidental characters on the Nickelodeon animated comedy series SpongeBob SquarePants. In 2012, Bumpass received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for his role as Squidward.
He is also known for voicing The Chief from Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?, Dr. Light on Teen Titans, and Professor Membrane on Invader Zim. Bumpass has been voicing and acting in films since the 60s and has also appeared on stage through the mid 70s until the late 80s