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Template:Infobox Jean-Paul Christophe "J. P." Manoux (born June 8, 1969) is an American-Canadian actor, voice artist, and comedian.

Early life

Manoux grew up in Santa Barbara, California, the eldest of 7 children.

==Career==

Manoux is perhaps best known for his work in multiple Disney series: as S.T.A.N. the android in Aaron Stone (February 2009 - July 2010), as both Curtis the Caveman and Vice Principal Hackett in Disney Channel's Phil of the Future, and as the voice of Kuzco in The Emperor's New School.

Manoux was also a contestant on Jeopardy!Family Feud and Wheel of Fortune.[1]

One of Manoux's early on-camera jobs was as a regular performer on the short-lived variety series The Wayne Brady Show.[2] He went on from there to work extensively in film, television, and commercials, including campaigns for Got Milk? and Fruit of the Loom. He played recurring surgical resident Dustin Crenshaw in two of the later seasons of ER. Other memorable guest star roles in television shows include How I Met Your MotherAngel,SmallvilleCharmedScrubs, and Community.

Curiously, he has played a mime on more than one occasion, briefly on ER (1996), years before he became a recurring character there, and in the film EuroTrip (2004). He has also made small appearances in two Michael Bay films: Transformers, where he was a guy being interviewed on television, and in The Island, where he portrayed a mentally underdeveloped clone.

Manoux has directed episodes of Aaron StonePhil of the Future, and the Canadian children's program "Mudpit".

He has authored and read two pieces for NPR's All Things Considered. Back in 2000, he provided commentary on the Screen Actors Guild strike as a striking actor and refused to do scab work.[3]

A permanent resident of Canada, he splits his time between Los Angeles and Toronto, where is currently working on the CTV sitcom "Spun Out".

Films

Television series

Video games

  • The Emperor's New Groove (Video Game) - Kuzco
  • Kronk's New Groove (2005) - Kuzco (DVD games)
  • Kingdom Hearts II (2006) - Additional Voices

Writing

Manoux and George Brant wrote the stage musical Tights on a Wire (1997).
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