John Kricfalusi

Canadian animator

Michael John Kricfalusi (/ˌkrɪsfəˈlsi/; born September 9, 1955), known professionally as John K., is a Canadian blogger, former animator and voice actor. He is best known for creating the Nickelodeon animated television series The Ren & Stimpy Show, voicing Ren and being the original singer for the song Happy Happy Joy Joy on the show and for voicing Dr. Theopolis in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and in the 1979 film of the same name. He was born in Chicoutimi, Quebec.

John Kricfalusi
Kricfalusi at the Castro Theatre in July 2006
Michael John Kricfalusi[1]

(1955-09-09) September 9, 1955 (age 68)
Other names
  • Raymond Spüm
  • John K.
  • Raymond S.
EducationSheridan College
Occupation(s)Animator, illustrator, voice actor, blogger, music video director
Years active1979–present
Known for
AwardsInkpot Award (2009)[2]

In 2018, Kricfalusi was accused of sexually abusing underage girls in the late 1990s.[3] Kricfalusi released an apology for his behavior, blaming his bipolar disorder.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Lenburg, Jeff (2006). Who's Who in Animated Cartoons. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 186–187. ISBN 1-55783-671-X. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  2. Inkpot Award
  3. "The Disturbing Secret Behind An Iconic Cartoon: Underage Sexual Abuse".
  4. Feldman, Kate (May 14, 2018). "'Ren & Stimpy' creator John Kricfalusi apologizes to women who accused him of sexual misconduct". New York Daily News. New York City: Tribune Publishing. Archived from the original on August 9, 2018. Retrieved August 8, 2018.