Voice of penguin King Julien XIII in Nickelodeon's The Penguins of Madagascar and Merry Madagascar.
He studied musical theater in school, and began performing in regional theaters after graduation.
He also lent his voice to commercials for Bissell, KFC, and Bud Light, among others.
He was born in Detroit, Michigan, the second youngest of seven children.
His King Julien character was voiced by Sacha Baron Cohen in the Madagascar films.