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Bob Peterson

Bob Peterson

Bob Peterson has been a key player at Pixar Animation Studios since 1994. His first assignment was that of layout artist and animator on Toy Story. He later served as story artist on A Bug's Life and Toy Story 2, story supervisor on Monsters, Inc., and was also one of the screenwriters on the Academy Award-winning feature Finding Nemo."

In addition to his story work, Peterson has voiced several of the company's memorable animated characters: the aged chess-playing hero of Geri's Game, paperwork-obsessed slugwoman Roz in Monsters, Inc., and the tuneful teacher Mr. Ray in Finding Nemo. He also lends his voice talents to Up for the character of Dug the dog.

While studying for a master's degree in mechanical engineering at Indiana's Purdue University, Peterson had his first experience working in a computer graphics lab. It was there that he also received his first cartooning experience, writing and drawing Loco-Motives, a daily four-panel strip for Purdue University's Exponent newspaper.

Following graduation, Peterson moved to Santa Barbara, California, to work for Maya creator, Wavefront Technologies, and then to Hollywood-based Rezn8 Productions, before joining Pixar in 1994.

Born in Wooster, Ohio, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and Dover, Ohio, Peterson earned his undergrad degree from Ohio Northern University. He currently lives in San Francisco with his wife, three children and two non-talking dogs.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.

Bob Peterson Facts

OccupationAnimator, Screenwriter, Director
BirthplaceWooster, Ohio, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.