Bob Peterson

Animator, Voice actor, Director
Bob Peterson cut his teeth as an animator on Pixar's groundbreaking computer-animated blockbuster "Toy Story" (1995), going on to become a major contributor to the cutting-edge move house's award-laden fare; most ... Read more »
Born: 01/18/1961 in Wooster, Ohio, USA


Actor (8)

Finding Dory 2016 (Movie)

Mr. Ray (Voice)

Monsters University 2013 (Movie)

Roz (Voice)

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)


Up 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Dug/Alpha (Actor)

Cars 2006 (Movie)

Additional Voice (Actor)

The Incredibles 2004 (Movie)

Additional Voice (Actor)

Finding Nemo 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Mr Ray (Actor)

Monsters, Inc. 2001 (Movie)

Voice of Roz (Actor)
Writer (7)

Finding Dory 2016 (Movie)

Screenplay Material (Screenplay)

The Good Dinosaur 2015 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Good Dinosaur 2015 (Movie)

Original Concept & Development (Source Material)

Up 2009 (Movie)


Up 2009 (Movie)

(Story By)

Finding Nemo 2003 (Movie)


Monsters, Inc. 2001 (Movie)

story material (Story By)
Visual Effects & Animation (7)

Finding Dory 2016 (Movie)

Creative Team(Pixar Studio Team) (Visual Effects)

Toy Story 1995 (Movie)

layout (Layout Artist)

Toy Story 1995 (Movie)

animation (Animator)

The 1992 Winter Olympics 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Graphic Designer

Protect and Surf 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Special Effects

Darling Lili 1970 (Movie)

Special Photographic Effects (Visual Effects)

The Sons of Katie Elder 1965 (Movie)

(Special Effects)
Executive (6)

The Good Dinosaur 2015 (Movie)

Production Leadership (Production Executive)

Monsters University 2013 (Movie)

Creative Team(Pixar) (Creative Executive)

Brave 2012 (Movie)

Creative Team(Pixar) (Creative Executive)

Cars 2 2011 (Movie)

Creative Team(Pixar) (Creative Executive)

Toy Story 3 2010 (Movie)

Pixar Senior Creative Team (Creative Executive)

WALL-E 2008 (Movie)

Pixar Senior Creative Team (Executive)
Art Department (4)

Pitch Perfect 2 2015 (Movie)

Concert Lighting Designer(Out Of Our Minds Creative Services) (Set Designer)

Defying Gravity 1999 (Movie)

(Art Director)

Toy Story 2 1999 (Movie)

story artist (Storyboard Artist)

A Bug's Life 1998 (Movie)

story artist (Storyboard Artist)
Director (1)

Up 2009 (Movie)

Co-Director (Director)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs: Chicago 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Lighting Designer
Sound (1)

Inside Out 2015 (Movie)

Dialogue (ADR/Dialogue Editor)


Bob Peterson cut his teeth as an animator on Pixar's groundbreaking computer-animated blockbuster "Toy Story" (1995), going on to become a major contributor to the cutting-edge move house's award-laden fare; most notably as co-director on the much-lauded 2009 feature, "Up. " An early aficionado of and creator of cartoons, both strip and animation, Peterson came to Hollywood (at least figuratively), via the most technical route, working in the late 1980s and early 1990s for companies developing software and computer-generated image (CGI) technology, such as the pioneering Wavefront Technologies. Landing with Pixar in 1994, he would become increasingly pivotal in the creation of the shop's feature film releases, serving as story supervisor on colleague Pete Docter's directorial debut, "Monsters, Inc." (2001) and as one of the screenwriters on 2003's "Finding Nemo," the screenplay of which netted him an Oscar nomination, even as the movie took the statue for Best Animated Film. His and Docter's collaborative project "Up," an adventure comedy featuring an improbable 78-year-old hero, would bring him back into contention for a raft of awards, becoming one of the best-reviewed pictures of the year. Along the way, he added side-work as a voiceover actor in a number of Pixar productions; most prominently in "Up" as Dug, a lovably dotty canine. For a Midwestern boy who once dreamed of working for Disney, Peterson fulfilled that and more, rising to integral player in the most eye-popping and critically lauded animated entertainment of its time.


Ohio Northern University

Ada , Ohio

Purdue University

West Lafayette , Indiana 1986



Co-directed and co-wrote (with Pete Doctor) the animated feature, "Up"; also voiced Dug and Alpha; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay


Played the part of Terry Cane a puppeteer in Dan Scanlon's debut feature, "Tracy"


Returned to voice Mr. Ray for "Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage"


Provided additional story material for "Ratatouille"


Lent his voice to the animated feature, "The Incredibles"


First screenwriting credit, "Finding Nemo"; also voiced Mr. Ray; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay


Voiced Roz for the Pixar animated feature, "Monsters, Inc."; also was a story supervisor


Was a story artist for the animated sequel, "Toy Story 2"


Worked as a story artist on the animated feature, "A Bug's Life"


Worked as a layout artist and animator on the Pixar feature, "Toy Story"


Hired by Pixar Animation Studios

Wrote and illustrated the comic strip Loco Motives, while in graduate school