Kimiko Glenn is Baby Shark on Nickelodeon’s Baby Shark’s Big Show! and we are happy to bring you an exclusive interview with Kimiko about the show.
Kimiko Glenn is the voice of Baby Shark, a sweet, bubbly, and abso-toothly fearless little shark who has a habit of biting off more than he can chew.
BSCKids: Tell us a bit about the character you are voicing on Baby Shark’s Big Show! and how you got the role.
Kimiko Glenn: Baby is a fun-loving, bubbly, adventurous little shark who is absolutely ready for anything. He gets whacky ideas in his head and always jumps in headfirst with his best friend William. I just auditioned. It was slightly more extensive than most animation auditions, but I felt confident in what I was bringing to the character and I think they liked it!
Do you remember the first time you heard the Baby Shark song?
I can’t remember distinctly, but it was likely creeping into my social media, slowly infiltrating my subconscious until I knew it without knowing it. It’s so catchy and fun!
How does a typical day go for you when working on the show and how do you get in character?
Well, the process has changed a lot. It started out as mostly voice looping to the already finished animation and matching scratch vocals. We were playing catch-up for a while as plans for the show shifted with the pandemic. But now that we are all caught up on episodes, we are doing ensemble records with the rest of the cast on Zoom which has been super rewarding.
Do you find live-action acting or doing voice work harder for you?
Voice work is definitely a natural fit for me. I’ve always loved to sing and imitate crazy voices and characters, so it’s just like being a kid again.
Tell us something that people would be surprised to learn about you?
I am incredibly musical, but I cannot keep rhythm or snap my fingers.
If you could guest star on any Nickelodeon show which one would it be and why?
I’ve always wanted to be on All That! I was such a fan of SNL and MadTV, and I think doing a show like that would be the joy of my life.
Tell us why Baby Shark’s Big Show! is the best show and why you think it really resonates with children.
Baby Shark’s Big Show! is an amazing show because it is enjoyable for everyone! It’s geared toward preschoolers but there are some serious nuggets of comedy goodness in there for the adults to enjoy. My friends have come back to me with glowing reviews truly enjoying it, and I trust them implicitly!
If you could have a Baby Shark’s Big Show! toy what would it be?
I LOVE the character Hank. The little whale fish. Kind of obsessed. He’s so cute, I could cry. I would definitely have a little speaking stuffed animal of that character.
Is there anything else you are working on that you can tell us about?
I am currently doing several other animation projects that will be released throughout this year and I’m also shooting a third season of the YouTube hit series Liza On Demand with Liza Koshy and having a blast!
Thanks to Kimiko Glenn for taking the time to speak with us. Nickelodeon’s brand-new preschool series Baby Shark’s Big Show! will make a splash with its spring premieres, beginning Friday, March 26, at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT), when preschoolers can join the pop culture phenomenon for jaw-some underwater escapades.