Douglas Lawrence Osowski (born January 1, 1969), better known as Mr. Lawrence and sometimes credited as Doug Lawrence, is an American voice actor, writer, director, and storyboard artist, best known for his work as a writer and actor for the animated series Rocko's Modern Life and SpongeBob SquarePants.

Life and career

Lawrence was born in East Brunswick, New Jersey. He is known for his work on the animated TV series SpongeBob SquarePants, on which he has long-running-roles as Sheldon Plankton, Larry the Lobster, Elaine and various other characters including Artist at Sea.

He was the voice of Edward T. Platypus, Nurse Leslie, Dave, and Ping-Pong on Camp Lazlo. Lawrence also performed the voice of Filburt in Rocko's Modern Life and is recently the voice of the Announcer and Manant in The Aquabats! Super Show!. Lawrence is a standup comedian, cartoonist, writer-director, animator and producer on the television series Johnny Talk. He worked on The Ren and Stimpy Show in its second season as a layout assistant. Apart from his voice work he is a writer on SpongeBob SquarePants and worked as a writer on Rocko's Modern Life and The Twisted Whiskers Show. He is currently a writer and story editor on Mighty Magiswords, Cartoon Network's first original online series.

As a comedian, Mr. Lawrence performed in New Jersey and Los Angeles, collaborating with comedian Jeremy Kramer and Boston comedy writer Martin Olson. Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, a storyboard writer for Rocko's Modern Life and co-creator of Phineas and Ferb, described Lawrence as bearing a "unique sense of humor", and that one "would really have to know Doug to understand (or not understand)" his style. Marsh says that the rationale for Lawrence's humor techniques and decisions "remain a mystery to us forever."


Films and television shows

1993–96Rocko's Modern LifeFilburt Turtle, Additional Voices
1999–presentSpongeBob SquarePantsPlankton, Larry the Lobster, Additional Voices
2000HairballsShort film
2003Do the VoiceFictionalized version of Himself
2004The SpongeBob SquarePants MoviePlanktonAdditional Voices
2005–08Camp LazloEdward, Dave and Ping Pong, Nurse Leslie
2006Ergo ProxyDog Cop #4Episode: "Shôjo sumairu"
2007The Grim Adventures of Billy and MandyAlien #2Episode: "Billy and Mandy Moon the Moon"
2010The CartoonstituteJoeyEpisode: "Joey To the World"
2012–14The Aquabats! Super Show!Narrator, ManAnt (voice)Series narrator
Episode: "ManAnt!"
2014Wander Over YonderAdditional Voices
BreadwinnersTurtleEpisode: "Beach Day of Horror"
2015The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of WaterPlankton/Plank-Ton
Mighty MagiswordsTaunting Jester, Additional Voices
Uncle GrandpaPhilip

Video games

1993Awesome Possum... Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt
1996Nickelodeon 3D Movie MakerFilburt Turtle
2001SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSpongePlankton
Nicktoons Racing
SpongeBob SquarePants: Operation Krabby Patty
2002SpongeBob SquarePants: Employee of the MonthPlankton
Larry the Lobster
SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman
2003Nickelodeon Toon Twister 3DPlankton
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini BottomPlankton, Larry the Lobster, Prawn, Fish Announcer
2004The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: The Video GamePlankton
2005Nicktoons Unite
SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants!
2006SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab
2008SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis
2009SpongeBob's Truth or Square
BorderlandsAdditional Voices
2011Nicktoons MLBLarry the Lobster
2013SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic RevengePlankton
2015SpongeBob HeroPantsPlankton/Plank-Ton



  • Looks Can Kill (1994)
  • Rocko's Modern Life (1993–1996) – Leap Frogs/Bedfellows (1993) - Sugar-Frosted Frights/Ed Is Dead: A Thriller! (1995) – Fish-N-Chumps/Camera Shy (1995) – Nothing to Sneeze At/Old Fogey Froggy (1995) – Speaking Terms/Tooth and Nail (1995)
  • The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (1995–97)
  • General Chaos: Uncensored Animation (1998)
  • Hairballs (2000)
  • The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) – Assistant director
  • "Lucky Lady" (2014)

Other work

Awards and nominations

1995CableACE AwardBest Animated Programming Special or SeriesWon
2012Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Short-Format Animated ProgramNominated