Sam Marin

American animator and voice actor

Samuel David Marin (born March 4, 1984) is an American voice actor and animator. He is mostly known for his work on the animated series Regular Show as the voices of the characters Benson, Pops, and Muscle Man, and many other additional roles.[1]

Sam Marin
BornMarch 4, 1984
OccupationVoice actor; animator; storyboard artist
Years active2005-2023
Notable work
Regular Show; Adventure Time; Gravity Falls

Early Life and CareerEdit

Sam Marin was born on March 4, 1984 in Rochester, Michigan. He moved to California in 2002 to major in character animation at CalArts.[2] He met fellow animator J.G. Quintel, who was in the same class as him, and the two became friends. Marin would help Quintel on his student films, such as The Naive Man from Lolliland and 2 in the AM PM, and voiced characters in the films. This would have started his career in voice acting.[3] Marin later graduated from CalArts and got a job as an animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where he worked for three years before Regular Show was greenlit. Marin left Disney in 2009 to work for Cartoon Network.



Series Character Year Notes
Regular Show Benson Dunwoody; Pops; Muscle Man; additional roles 2010-2017 Marin's voice for Benson is his own[4]
Adventure Time Clarence (Ep. "Ghost Princess") 2012
Gareth (Ep. "One Last Job") 2013
Over The Garden Wall Old Man Langtree 2014
Gravity Falls Celestabellebethabelle (Ep. "The Last Mabelcorn") 2015
Pillywag’s Mansion Pillywag (Al & Ian) 2016


Film Character Year Notes
Regular Show: The Movie Benson Dunwoody; Pops; Muscle Man 2015


Work Year Type Produced By Notes
"Bolt" 2008 Film Disney
"The Princess and the Frog" 2009
"Tangled" 2010
"Regular Show" 2010-2017 TV series Cartoon Network
"Gravity Falls" 2012-2016 Disney
"Close Enough" 2020-present HBO Max

Personal lifeEdit

Marin lives in an undisclosed location in the Los Angeles metro area, drawing in his freetime.


  1. "Sam Marin (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2022-03-28.
  2. "Sam Marin". IMDb. Retrieved 2022-03-28.
  3. Sims, Chris SimsChris. "J.G. Quintel Is Not A Bird: The 'Regular Show' Roundtable [SDCC]". ComicsAlliance. Retrieved 2022-03-28.
  4. "Sam Marin". IMDb. Retrieved 2022-03-29.