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Robert Lee "Bob" Peterson is an American animator, screenwriter, director, storyboard artist, and voice actor, who works at Pixar Animation Studios.

Early life

Robert Peterson was born in Wooster, Ohio on January 18, 1961. He is one of four children. Growing up, Peterson and his family lived in various places such as Brooklyn, New York and Dover, Ohio. He began drawing from a very young age and even had his own cartoon strip called “Loco Motive”, but disregarded the possibility of a career in art.

Peterson’s college education began in mechanical engineering at Ohio Northern University. During his time at the university, Peterson joined a computer graphics course which introduced him to the world of computer animation. After graduating from Ohio Northern University in 1983, Peterson continued his education at Purdue University; in 1985, he attended a conference where John Lasseter spoke of combining Disney character animation with computer graphics. Peterson was determined to one day work with Lasseter, but it wasn't until nine years later, in 1994, after earning a master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1986, that Peterson came to work for Pixar.

Feature Film Filmography


Year Film Position Subsidiary
1995 Toy Story Additional Animator/Additional Layout Artist Pixar
1998 A Bug's Life Story Artist
1999 Toy Story 2
2001 Monsters, Inc. Additional Story Material/Story Supervisor/Voice Actor (Roz)
2003 Finding Nemo Screenplay/Voice Actor (Mr. Ray)/Additional Voices
2004 The Incredibles Additional Voices
2006 Cars
2007 Ratatouille Additional Story Material
2009 Up Co-Director/Screenplay/Story/Voice Actors (Dug and Alpha)
2010 Toy Story 3 Voice Actors (Mr. Tony and Chuckles)
2012 Brave Senior Creative Team
2013 Monsters University Voice Actor (Roz)/Senior Creative Team
2015 Inside Out Additional Dialogue/Senior Creative Team
The Good Dinosaur Original Concept & Development/Story
2016 Finding Dory Additional Screenplay Material/Voice Actor (Mr. Ray)/Additional Voices
2017 Cars 3 Screenplay/Voice Actor (Chick Hicks)
2019 Toy Story 4 Additional Voices
2020 Soul Additional Story Contribution

Animated Shorts Filmography

Year Film Position Subsidiary
1997 Geri's Game Voice Actor (Geri) Pixar
2000 For the Birds Thanks
2003 Exploring the Reef Writer
2008 Presto Special Thanks
Cars Toons Additional Voices
2009 Dug's Special Mission Writer/Voice Actors (Dug and Alpha)
George and A.J. Special Thanks/Voice Actor (Dug)
2011 Toy Story Toons: Small Fry Special Thanks
2016 Marine Life Interviews Writer
2017 Miss Fritter's Racing Skoool Voice Actor (Dr. Damage)
2021 Monsters at Work Voice Actors (Roz, Roze, and Bob Peterson)
Dug Days Creator/Director/Voice Actor (Dug)

Disney/Pixar Roles


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