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Bob Peterson
Born Robert Peterson
January 1961 (age 49)
Wooster, Ohio
Occupation Voice Actor, Screenwriter, Animator and Director
Years active 1994-present

Robert "Bob" Peterson (born January 1961) is an American animator, screenwriter, director and voice actor, who has worked for Pixar since 1994. His first job was working as a layout artist and animator on Toy Story. He was nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay for Finding Nemo. Peterson is a co-director and the writer of Up which is his second Oscar nomination. He also performed the voices of Roz in Monsters, Inc., Mr. Ray in Finding Nemo and Dug the dog and Alpha the dog in Up and in Dug's Special Mission.

Peterson was born in Wooster, Ohio, his family moved to Dover, Ohio where he graduated from Dover High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio Northern University, and a Master's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 1986. While attending Purdue, he wrote and illustrated the comic strip Loco Motives. Prior to coming to Pixar, Peterson worked at Wavefront Technologies and Rezn8 Productions.

In 2008, Peterson played the part of Terry Cane a puppeteer in Dan Scanlon's first feature film Tracy. He also played additional voices in Tokyo Mater in 2008 and the voice of Mr. Ray for the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage in 2007.





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