WARNING: The following contains SPOILERS for The Bob’s Burgers Movie.
The Bob’s Burgers Movie brought the talented cast of the animated sitcom to the big screen for the first time. The movie featured the same familiar characters and voices as the FOX series, with enhanced animation and a bigger story than ever before. The film also gave many of the Bob’s Burgers voice actors their first moment of big-screen stardom.
The Bob’s Burgers TV series, featuring the episodic adventures of the Belcher family and their eponymous burger restaurant, premiered in 2011 and quickly became one of the most popular animated shows on TV, running for over 200 episodes. The series follows in the footsteps of grown-up cartoons, like The Simpsons and South Park, in making the jump to the big screen. The movie’s plot sees a sinkhole forming in front of the Bob’s Burgers restaurant, throwing the business into turmoil, while the Belcher children investigate a town-wide mystery.
Like The Simpsons Movie, The Bob’s Burgers Movie predominantly features the TV show’s voice cast instead of bringing in big-name guest stars. Fortunately for the animated film, Bob’s Burgers already has some of America’s best voice actors and comedians among its colorful cast of characters. Here are the Bob‘s Burgers voice actors and their on-screen counterparts in The Bob’s Burgers Movie.
H. Jon Benjamin as Bob Belcher
Voice actor veteran H. Jon Benjamin provides the voice of Bob Belcher. Bob is the frequently anxious patriarch of the Belcher family, often worrying about keeping his restaurant in business. In the movie, he faces hardships when a sinkhole containing the body of Cotton Candy Dan opens up in front of his restaurant. H. Jon Benjamin is one of the most recognizable voices in American animation. In addition to Bob, he voices the title character in Archer, Carl in Family Guy, multiple roles in Home Movies, and more. Benjamin has also appeared as a live-action actor in projects such as Master of None, and his own Jon Benjamin Has A Van. In addition to Bob, Benjamin also voices several smaller roles, including Tina’s crush Jimmy Junior.
John Roberts as Linda Belcher
One of the main Bob’s Burgers voice actors to reprise their role is John Roberts. Linda is Bob’s supportive but sometimes off-kilter wife who helps out around the restaurant and is always good for a hearty “All right!” In the movie, she helps Bob and the gang hide from health inspector Hugo by bringing a cart to the wharf. Linda is voiced by John Roberts, one of the multiple cases of actors being cast across gender in Bob’s Burgers. Besides Bob’s Burgers, Roberts is mainly known as a stand-up comedian but has also voiced characters in other cartoons such as Gravity Falls.
Dan Mintz as Tina Belcher
Tina, the Belchers’ older daughter, frequently struggles with her pubescent emotions in very meme-able ways. Tina is also voiced by a male actor, in this case, Dan Mintz, with the character originally envisioned as a boy. In The Bob’s Burgers Movie, Tina faces more of her pubescent struggles while trying to ask out Jimmy Jr. Mintz is also primarily a stand-up comedian outside of the show, known for his deadpan delivery, but has also appeared in guest roles on series such as Adventure Time and Speechless.
Eugene Mirman as Gene Belcher
The Belchers’ eccentric middle child Gene is a lover of music and non-sequiturs whose free spirit often gets him into trouble. In the film, Gene is trying his hardest to reform his band, who do eventually get to play at the end of the movie. Gene is voiced by the prolific comedian and actor Eugene Mirman. In addition to doing stand-up and appearing in offbeat comedies such as Flight of the Concords and Delocated, Mirman is also a frequent podcast guest and, for a time, hosted his own comedy festival, which was the subject of a 2020 documentary.
Kristen Schaal as Louise Belcher
Recognizable by her constantly-worn bunny ears hood, Louise Belcher is an agent of chaos, often acting as a bad influence on her older siblings even during Bob’s Burgers’ famous holiday episodes. In the film, Louise faces issues with bravery as she refuses to perform a stunt in the schoolyard that could potentially cause her to lose her hat. This is a problem as she believes her hat is what gives her bravery. Louise is voiced by Kristen Schaal, who got her early break on The Daily Show and has since become a prolific comedic actress, appearing in TV shows such as 30 Rock, What We Do in the Shadows, and Wilfred. Schaal has also voiced animated characters such as Mabel in Gravity Falls and Sarah Lynn in BoJack Horseman, a role for which she was nominated for an Emmy.
Larry Murphy as Teddy
The unofficial sixth member of the family is Bob’s most frequent customer Teddy, who is kind but often neurotic. In The Bob’s Burgers Movie, Teddy does his best to help out Bob and his family as they struggle with keeping their business open after the sinkhole and their money troubles. Teddy’s voice actor Larry Murphy got his start as a sketch actor on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and has also done voices on The Venture Bros and Assy McGee. The Bob’s Burgers Movie will be Murphy’s first film credit.
The Bob’s Burgers Movie Supporting Cast
The Bob’s Burgers voice actors return to reprise their roles as supporting characters. Some of the actors in the ensemble cast are instantly recognizable, and many may be surprised to see that they have a role in the beloved television show. Every character is essential when it comes to keeping the story moving, and The Bob’s Burgers Movie‘s supporting cast is no different. Here are the supporting players in the film alongside their on-screen characters.
Kevin Kline as Calvin Fischoeder
The one-eyed Calvin Fischoeder is a rich and aloof man who often acts as an antagonist to the Belchers. In the movie, he plays the Belcher’s landlord, who is being framed for the murder of the carny, Cotton Candy Dan. Eventually, he helps the Belcher family out with their monetary struggles after they save his reputation. He is voiced by Oscar and Tony Award-winning actor Kevin Kline, known for appearances in classics such as Sophie’s Choice and A Fish Called Wanda.
Zach Galifianakis as Felix Fischoeder
Felix is Calvin’s spoiled and obnoxious adult son. In The Bob’s Burgers Movie, Felix appears alongside Calvin and thinks about fleeing the country while the Belcher kids search his treehouse for the missing cufflink. Galifianakis is a famous comedian and actor best known for starring in The Hangover trilogy and the FX series Baskets.
David Wain as Grover Fischoeder
One of the Bob’s Burgers voice actors, David Wain, plays the character Grover Fischoeder in the movie. During the film, Grover tries to frame his brother Calvin for murder. He does this to inherit the Fischoeder family fortune, which states that none of the children can have a criminal record to qualify for the money. Murderville celebrity guest Wain is a writer and director who was a member of the sketch comedy group The State and created the Wet Hot American Summer series.
Sam Seder as Hugo
Hugo is another generally antagonistic character, a health inspector who bears a grudge against Bob and has been trying to shut the restaurant down since the early days of Bob’s Burgers. The health inspector returns for The Bob’s Burgers Movie, and the Belcher family has to hide from him by bringing a cart down to the wharf. Seder is well-known as the host of his political talk show, The Majority Report, but has also acted in TV shows such as The Good Fight.
Aziz Ansari as Darryl
Another one of the Bob’s Burgers voice actors, Aziz Ansari, returns for The Bob’s Burgers Movie to voice the role of Darryl, a nerdy student at Wagstaff School. Ansari broke out through his role as Tom on Parks & Rec before launching his own Emmy-winning series, Master of None.
David Herman as Mr. Frond
David Herman is another one of the Bob’s Burgers voice actors who reprises his role on the show for the movie. Mr. Frond is the frazzled school guidance counselor at Wagstaff School. Herman was an original cast member on MADtv and has since become a prominent voice actor in series such as O. K. KO!
Gary Cole as Sergeant Bosco
Bosco is a grizzled detective who is frequently tasked with solving mysteries around the town. In The Bob’s Burgers Movie, Sgt. Bosco is hot on the trail solving the murder of Cotton Candy Dan, though the cops initially bag the wrong guy. Cole is a veteran actor whose recent television roles include Kurt McVeigh on The Good Wife and The Good Fight and Special Agent Aiden Parker on NCIS.
- The Bob’s Burgers Movie (2022)Release date: May 27, 2022
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