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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 gained him his second
Oscar nomination. He also performed the voices of Roz in Monsters,
Inc., Mr. Ray in Finding Nemo, Dug the dog and Alpha the dog in Up
and in Dug's Special Mission, and the Janitor in Toy Story 3. 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 for the Purdue Exponent. 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 ride at Disneyland Park in 2007. His most recent job at Pixar was voicing the Janitor at Sunnyside
Daycare Center in Pixar's 11th film, Toy Story 3, which was released
on June 18, 2010.
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