Daran Norris

Daran Norris
Born Daran Morrison Nordlund
(1964-11-01) November 1, 1964
Ferndale, Washington, U.S.
Other names Justin Shyder,[1] Chris Baker, Bob Thomas, Aaron Weslee James Penrod[1]
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (m. 1988; div. 2012)

Daran Norris (born Daran Morrison Nordlund; November 1, 1964) is an American film, television and voice actor. He has appeared or voiced characters in more than 400 films, video games, and television programs, including: Gordy in Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide; Cliff McCormack in Veronica Mars; the voices of Cosmo, Jorgen Von Strangle, and Mr. Turner in the The Fairly OddParents; Buddha Bob in Big Time Rush; and Knock Out in Transformers Prime.

Personal life

Born in Ferndale, Washington, Norris graduated from Ferndale High School in 1983, and married voice actress Mary Elizabeth McGlynn in 1988. They divorced in 2012. He is a Christian.[1][2][3]


Norris has been an actor since 1988, beginning such work in television commercials for Pop-Tarts, and moving into film, TV, and voice work in early-mid 90s.

Live action

His first film was Hobgoblins in 1988. Afterwards he moved to television.

Norris is known for the role as Gordy in 44 episodes of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide.[4][5] Gordy is the "school's lazy, wacky janitor" who always goads Ned into rash actions[6] while acting as Ned's go-to guy for advice.[7]

He portrayed Cliff McCormack, a public defender and family friend in the television drama Veronica Mars.[4] The character of McCormack served as an ally to Keith and Veronica Mars and a client of Mars Investigations. He has known Mars creator Rob Thomas since he was three.[8]

Most recently, Norris recurs as Buddha Bob in the 2010 series Big Time Rush.[1][2][3]

In 2015, it was announced that Norris will star as Phil Hartman in the film biopic, directed by Jason Priestley.[9]

Voice acting

Among his voice projects, Norris voiced characters in 22 episodes of Codename: Kids Next Door from 2002 through 2007, and 18 episodes of The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack from 2008 through 2009. He is noted for voicing the lead Dick Daring in 71 episodes of The Replacements from 2006 through 2009, and for voicing Mr. Turner, Cosmo, and Jorgen Von Strangle, for The Fairly OddParents franchise from 2001 to present,[4] including 126 episodes of the television series, six specials, and seven TV movies, as well as voicing these same chararacters in the related Jimmy Timmy Power Hour trilogy: The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour, The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide, and The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3: The Jerkinators.[1][2][3] In October 2010, Norris voiced the Decepticon 'Knock Out' in The Hub TV network original series, Transformers: Prime. He has also been a voice over in the popular anime show Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Most recently, Norris recurs as the voice of The Chief and The Chameleon in the 2010 series T.U.F.F. Puppy. He also does the voices of Barnyard Dawg and Wile E. Coyote in the new TV series, The Looney Tunes Show. Norris also played Mr. Turner in the special live-action television film A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!.[1][2][3] He has recently done commercials for Burger King.


Live action roles


Year Title Role(s) Notes
1988 Hobgoblins Club Scum MC
1989 Vice Academy Laundromat John
1998 Billy Frankenstein George Credited as Daran W. Norris
Invisible Dad Andrew Baily Direct-to-video
The Souler Opposite Young Man
2001 In the Bedroom Red Sox Replay Voice role
2004 The Greatest Short Film Ever!!! Director Short film
Comic Book: The Movie Commander Courage / Bruce Easly
2007 Jekyll Emcee
2008 El Sonoma Janitor Smithson
2013 I Know That Voice Himself Documentary
2014 Veronica Mars Cliff McCormack


Year Title Role(s) Notes
1991 Earth Angel Flat Top Television film
1995–1996 MADtv Waiter / Passbyer
1999 Becker Man Episode: "Choose Me"
The Jersey Counselor Episode: "Heroes"
2002 Son of the Beach Karoke Emcee Episode: "Empty the Dragon"
2004–2007 Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Gordy
Recurring role (season 1); main role (seasons 2–3)
Voice role; episode: "Daydreaming"
2004–2007 Veronica Mars Cliff McCormack Recurring role
2005 Grounded for Life Glamourous Man Episode: "Tom Sawyer"
2007 Ben 10: Race Against Time Diamondhead Voice role; Television film
2008 Gym Teacher: The Movie Announcer Television film
2009 Imagination Movers Captain Terrific Episode: "Captain Terrific"
Party Down Tony Carolla Episode: "Investors Dinner"
Tracey Ullman's State of the Union Larry King Episode 2.1
2009–2013 Big Time Rush Buddha Bob Recurring role
2011 A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! Cosmo/Mr. Turner Television film
Desperate Housewives Phil Episode: "The Art of Making Art"
2012 A Fairly Odd Christmas Cosmo/Mr. Turner Television film
2014 A Fairly Odd Summer Cosmo/Mr. Turner Television film
2015–present iZombie Johnny Frost 4 episodes
2015 Dog with a Blog Colonel Fink Episode: "Stan's Secret is Out"
2016 Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything Jefferson Landry Episode: "The Cabin"
2016 100 Things To Do Before High School Janitor Episode: "Leave Your Mark Thing!"; uncredited
2016 The Real O'Neals Game Show Host Episode: "The Real Dates"

Voice roles


Year Title Role(s) Notes
1998–2001 Oh Yeah! Cartoons Cosmo, Jorgen Von Strangle, Mr. Turner The Fairly OddParents shorts
2000 Rocket Power TV Reporter Episode: "Snow Day/Welcome to the Club"
2001 Jason and the Heroes of Mount Olympus Dracchus
2001–2002 Time Squad XJ5, Samuel Adams, Sinon, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Louis Pasteur, Davey Crockett, Jack the Ripper, William Shakespeare, Phileander Knox / Vampire
2001–present The Fairly OddParents Cosmo, Jorgen Von Strangle, Mr. Turner, Anti-Cosmo, Additional voices Main role
Samurai Jack X-49, Ra, Rama, Spartok, Gentleman, Barber, Chartman, Pirate Captain, Max
Oswald Egbert
2002 Chalkzone Additional Voices
2002–2004 The Powerpuff Girls Voodooric, Additional Voices
2002–2005 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Nanobot #1
2002–2007 Codename: Kids Next Door Count Spankulot, Big Brother
2003 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Ugo DiRinaldi, Shopkeeper, Camel Sam, Tourist Dad, Sheriff, Additional voices
Dexter's Laboratory Additional Voices
2003–2005 Star Wars: Clone Wars Durge, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Tarr Seirr, Daakmen Barrek, Even Piell
2003 My Life as a Teenage Robot Shop Teacher, Mopey, Old Lady #2 Episode: "Attack of the 5 1/2 Ft. Geek/Doom with a View"
2004 Megas XLR Gynok, Brock
2005 Stroker and Hoop Santa Claus, Elf, Mall Cop
Danny Phantom Bullet, Newscaster Episode: "Public Enemies"
Duck Dodgers Fox Bounty Hunter, Cyborg#1, Hungortus Episode: "Good Duck Hunting/Consumption Overruled"
The Batman Brent Episode: "Meltdown"
The Buzz on Maggie Dr. Electric, Flynator
Loonatics Unleashed Ralph Runner, Alien Dad
2005–present American Dad! Jack Smith
2005–2006 The Life and Times of Juniper Lee Mr. Radcliff, Camel, Steven the Sandman, Mr. Rosskins
2006–2009 The Replacements Dick Daring, Emile Zupleck, Henchman 1
2006 W.I.T.C.H. Tynar Episode: "B is for Betrayal"
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Imaginary Man Episode: "Challenge of the Superfriends"
2007 Random Cartoons Conrad Episode: "SamSquatch"
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera Emilliano Suarez
Chowder Bubble Gum Vendor, Screaming Vendor Episode: "Grubble Gum/The Cinnamini Monster"
2008–2009 The Spectacular Spider-Man J. Jonah Jameson, John Jameson, Colonel Jupiter
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Dock Hag, Dashing Danny, Additional Voices
2009 Wishology Cosmo, Anti-Cosmo, Jorgen Von Strangle, Mr. Turner, Additional voices Television specials
2007–2015 WordGirl Seymour Smooth, additional voices
2010 DC Super Friends Batman Short
Handy Manny Jack Episode: "Big Construction Job"
2010–2015 T.U.F.F. Puppy The Chief, The Chameleon, Jack Rabbit, Bad Dog, Additional voices
2010–2012 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Bjorgen
2011 Generator Rex Coach, Burly Jock Episode: "Without A Paddle"
Dan Vs. Colby Episode: "Dan Vs. The Family Camping Trip"
Fish Hooks Scientist Episode: "Parasite Fight"
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Skipper's Brother Episode: "The Sirens Song"
2011–2013 Transformers: Prime Knock Out
2012 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Police Chief Episode: "Along Came a Spider"
2013 Phineas & Ferb Additional Voices Episodes: "Backyard Hodge Podge", "Bully Bust"
2013–present Turbo F.A.S.T. Mel Shellman Netflix series
2014–2016 Wander Over Yonder Additional Voices
2015–present Mixels Snoof, Waka, Spugg, Tiketz, Mixapod 2 episodes[10]
2015 Wabbit Sir Littlechin Episode: "St. Bugs and the Dragon"
2016 The Loud House TV announcer Episode: "Sound of Silence"
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wingnut Episode: "Bat in the Belfry"


Year Title Role(s) Notes
1993 Doomed Megaopolis Astronomy Teacher English dub
1996 Hyper Doll Detective Todo English dub
Giant Robo Zangetsu the Mid-day English dub (Animaze dub)
1997 Black Jack Tokio Umetani English dub
Street Fighter II V Narrator, Additional Voices English dub (Manga Ent. version)
El Hazard: The Wanderers Villager English dub
1998 Fushigi Yûgi Tasuki English dub
Bastard! Dark Schneider English dub
1999 Fist of the North Star Rei English dub
Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Andy Von de Oniyate, Morgan English dub
Battle Athletes Victory Lahrri's Coach, Exercise Voice English dub
2000 Dinozaurs Dark Dragon English dub
2001 Mon Colle Knights Gabriolis, Redda English dub
Gate Keepers Fiance English dub
2001–2002 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Heavy Load English dub
2001 Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team Yuri Kellarney English dub
2002–2003 Digimon Frontier Mercurymon, Sakkakumon English dub
2003–2005 Lupin III Part II Marcal Daran/George Marshall, H. Von Meyer English dub
2004 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Nanao English dub
2005 Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG Sergeant Rod English dub
2005 Naruto Sangorou English dub
2010 Stitch! Peter / Goodman English dub; episodes 18 & 24
2011 Marvel Anime: Iron Man Editor Nomura English dub
2013 Tiger & Bunny Alexander Lloyds, Mario English dub


Year Title Role(s) Notes
1995 Meltdown The Doctor American dub (2001)
1996 They Were Eleven Doctor, Instructor #1 English dub
1998 Ninku: The Movie Touji English dub
1999 Black Jack: The Movie Additional Voices English dub
2001 Ah! My Goddess: The Movie Hikozaemon Ohtaki English dub
2002 Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Vincent Volaju English dub
2003 The Little Polar Bear Brutus English dub
WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 Kiichi Goto English dub
2004 Team America: World Police Spottswoode
2006 Asterix and the Vikings Vitalstatsisx English dub
2007 Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow Sandayu Asama English dub
2008 Bolt Louie
2009 Naruto Shippuden the Movie Mouryou English dub
2013 Escape from Planet Earth Orientation Film Host
Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning Alexander Lloyds, Mario English dub
Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising Knock Out

Video games

Title Year Role(s) Notes
1998 Jade Cocoon: Story of the Tamamayu Koris, Kikinak
King's Quest VIII: Mask of Eternity Ice Lord, King Graham, Weapons Dealer Gnome
Bushido Blade 2 Additional Voices Credited as James Penrod
2000 Ground Control Squad Voices, Dropship Voice #13
Spider-Man Venom, Captain America, Human Torch, Mysterio, Punisher, Scorpion, Eddie Brock
2001 Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro Shocker, Beetle, Sandman, Charles Xavier
2002 SkyGunner Ventre English version, uncredited
The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian Hammet, Set
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Aragorn, Tom Bombadil, Barliman Butterbur Credited as Darren Norris
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Dark Acolyte, Engineer, Old Obi-Wan Credited as Darren Norris
The Mark of Kri Rongo, Additional Voices
Minority Report Roy Verhaegen
2003 .hack//Infection Piros English version
.hack//Mutation Piros English version
Command & Conquer: Generals Additional Voices Credited as Darren Norris
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Zelka Forn
Command & Conquer: Generals Zero Hour Additional Voices Credited as Darren Norris
True Crime: Streets of LA Additional Voices
The Hobbit Gollum Credited as Darren Norris
Metal Arms: Glitch in the System Additional Voices
Armed & Dangerous Henry, 01-12, Shrub Patrol 1 Credited as Darren Norris
.hack//Outbreak Piros English version
2004 Front Mission 4 Additional Voices English version; uncredited
Onimusha Blade Warriors Osric English version
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time Biwig, Croswell English version
.hack//Quarantine Piros English version
Tales of Symphonia Rodyle, Shadow English version
Onimusha 3: Demon Siege Soldier [11]
Transformers Red Alert, Cyclonus
Drakengard Manah (Evil voice) English version
Doom 3 Additional Voices [12]
EverQuest II Generic Amygdalan Enemy, Generic Dragon Enemy, Generic Centaur Enemy
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines Chunk, Milligan, Cal, Bum
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II G0-T0
2005 Nicktoons Unite Cosmo
Dynasty Warriors 5 Pang De English version; uncredited
Doom 3 Sergeant Kelly Credited as Darran Norris
Rise of the Kasai Additional Voices
Death By Degrees Soldiers English version
Madagascar Announcer, Sailor, Construction Worker
Kingdom of Paradise Uzo English version
Radiata Stories Genius Weissheit English version; uncredited
Urban Reign Various Gang Members English version; uncredited
Ratchet: Deadlocked Dallas
2006 Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War AWACS Eagle Eye English version; uncredited
Steambot Chronicles Comfrey, Commander Ferguson, Dino, Mayor Marlow English version; uncredited
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Gatou, Kaji English version
.hack//G.U. vol.1//Rebirth Piros the 3rd, Grein, Salvador Aihara English version
God Hand Belze, Great Sensei, Villains, Narrator English version
Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island Cosmo
Resistance: Fall of Man Additional Voices
Grandia III La-Ilim English version; uncredited
Tales of Legendia Commander Vacalv Bloud English version; uncredited
2007 .hack//G.U. vol.2//Reminisce Piros the 3rd, Grein, Salvador Aihara English version
Project Sylpheed Additional Voices English version, uncredited
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Narrator
.hack//G.U. vol.3//Redemption Piros the 3rd, Grein, Salvador Aihara English version
Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots Cosmo, Jorgen von Strangle
Bee Movie Game Honex
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation Additional Voices
2008 Ninja Gaiden II Volf English version
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows J. Jonah Jameson
Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors Gorilla Boss, Yak Minon #1
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens Additional Voices
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Volf English version
2010 Final Fantasy XIII Additional Voices (Cocoon Inhabitants) English version; credited as Darren Norris
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Gault Rennow [13]
2012 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Additional Voices English version
Transformers: Prime – The Game Knock Out
2013 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional Voices English version[14]
2014 Scooby Doo and Looney Tunes: Cartoon Universe Wile E. Coyote


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