‘Dexter: New Blood’ Fans Can’t Take Clancy Brown’s Character Seriously

Clancy Brown plays Iron Lake’s “unofficial mayor” in Dexter: New Blood. But before joining the cast of the Showtime series starring Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter, Brown lent his voice to dozens of animated characters. After finding out about one of Brown’s most beloved character voices, some Dexter: New Blood fans are having trouble taking his villainous side seriously. 

Michael C. Hall as Dexter and Clancy Brown as Kurt Caldwell in 'Dexter: New Blood'
Michael C. Hall & Clancy Brown | Showtime/Seacia Pavao

Clancy Brown is the voice of Mr. Krabs in ‘Spongebob Squarepants’ 

Brown has over 300 acting credits on IMDb. But one of his most notable roles is Mr. Krabs, Spongebob Squarepants‘ money-loving boss in the animated series. 

Providing the voice for Mr. Krabs is one of Brown’s great joys. “It’s always fun when Mr. Krabs gets a joke that he gets to tell,” Brown told Today in November 2020. “He turns everything into an ‘r,’ adds an extra syllable-ble-ble or two sometimes into his dialogue.” 

‘Dexter: New Blood’ fans are struggling to take Kurt Caldwell seriously 

Brown first appeared in Dexter: New Blood in episode 2, “Storm of F***.” As the father of Dexter’s first victim in over 10 years, Matt Caldwell (Steve M. Robertson), Brown’s Kurt Caldwell shows up to take the lead in the search to find his son. 

“Can’t take this guy seriously when I [know] he’s the voice of Mr. [Krabs],” a fan wrote in the Dexter Reddit. “Spongebob me boy, I’ve committed several felonies,” commented another Reddit user

“Conversely, anytime I walk into a room and flick on the light, I’m worried Clancy Brown will be standing there with a nightstick ready to beat me into catatonia,” writes another

“For me, this actor will forever remain the Kurgan from the Highlander movie,” another Reddit user says of Brown. “So I’m fine that he’s the villain on this show.” Many other comments cite Brown’s extensive work in voice acting, which includes several iconic roles. 

Characters Clancy Brown voices 

Outside of voicing Spongebob’s boss in the Nickelodeon cartoon series, Brown has lent his voice to several other characters. He recently voiced Surtur in the “What If… Thor Were an Only Child?” episode of the Disney+ series What If…?

Brown’s work with Disney is extensive, from Mighty Ducks to Kim PossibleLilo & Stitch: The Series, and beyond. His voice is also featured in the shows mentioned below, among several other animated projects:

  • American Dad 
  • A.T.O.M. 
  • Adventure Time 
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series 
  • All Grown Up! 
  • Archer 
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Avengers Assemble 
  • Axe Cop
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold
  • Batman Beyond
  • Ben 10
  • Ben & Izzy 
  • Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot
  • Biker Mice from Mars 
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 
  • Catscratch
  • Cow and Chicken
  • Duck Dodgers 
  • Kung Fu Pando: Legends of Awesomeness 
  • The Penguins of Madagascar 
  • El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera 
  • Extreme Ghostbusters 
  • G.I. Joe: Renegades
  • Gargoyles 
  • Godzilla: The Series 

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  • Green Lantern: The Animated Series 
  • Heavy Gear
  • Hey Arnold! 
  • Histeria! 
  • Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
  • Jack Chan Adventures 
  • Justice League
  • Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart 
  • Megas XLR 
  • Men in Black: The Series
  • Mortal Kombat 
  • OK K.O.I Let’s Be Heroes 
  • Pound Puppies 
  • Rick and Morty 
  • Samurai Jack 
  • Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated 
  • Spider-Man: The New Animated Series 
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels
  • Teen Titans 
  • The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
  • The Batman
  • The Incredible Hulk 
  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • Thundercats 
  • Wolverine and the X-Men
  • Young Justice 

Watch Brown in new episodes of Dexter: New Blood airing Sundays at 9 PM ET on Showtime.