Nick Kroll's Vocal Range for 'Big Mouth' Characters Is Impressive
In addition to co-creating 'Big Mouth,' Nick Kroll voices a wide range of characters on the series. Here's who he plays, aside from Nick Birch.
Nick Kroll co-created Big Mouth with his best friend Andrew Goldberg. The series addresses the awkwardness of teen puberty through a humorous lens.
Nick voices one of Big Mouth's main protagonists, Nick Birch, who is based off his own coming-of-age experiences. However, that's not the only voice Nick does for the show.
Nick Kroll voices a wide variety of 'Big Mouth' characters. Is he the man behind Maury?
What's funny and downright impressive about Nick's vocal range is the fact that he can transition from voicing the awkward Nick Birch to Nick's perpetually horny hormone monster, Maury. The difference in the two voices is like night and day. In addition to voicing Maury and Nick Birch, Nick also voices Lola Ugfuglio Skumpy, Coach Steve Steve, and Rick, the old hormone monster who coined the Big Mouth catchphrase, "What are you gonna do?"
And those are just the main recurring characters that Nick lends his voice to. He also has voiced multiple minor roles on Big Mouth, including the Statue of Liberty, a ladybug with a dirty mouth, Joe Walsh, the ghosts of Richard Burton and Picasso, a webcam girl, Sylvester Stallone, Rabbi Poblart, and Gina's abuela. Check out a clip below of Nick voicing Maury the hormone monster. (Please note: This show is not appropriate for kids.)
Nick also voices Future Nick. Future Nick works as a game show host and goes by the moniker Nick Starr. Nick Starr is essentially the grown-up (yet incredibly obnoxious) version of Nick Birch. Once again, Nick Kroll demonstrates great vocal range with Nick Starr, adding a layer of loneliness to Nick Staar's voice that's absent in Nick Birch's adolescent voice.
Nick plays another new character on 'Big Mouth' Season 5.
Season 5 of Big Mouth dropped on Netflix in November 2021. Of course, Nick reprised his multiple character roles for the series, but he also made a cameo as himself in the Season 5 finale. The show reached new levels of meta-ness when Nick Birch met Nick Kroll as Nick Birch attempted to return back to his own world after sneaking into Human Resources (where the hormone monsters work).
Fans of Big Mouth who want to check out more behind-the-scenes Nick Kroll content should scroll through the official Big Mouth Instagram page.
It'll be interesting to see if Nick (Kroll, not Birch) takes on voicing even more characters when Season 6 of Big Mouth premieres on Netflix. There's no confirmed release date for Season 6 yet, but fans can stream Seasons 1 through 5 of Big Mouth while they wait.
Big Mouth is streaming on Netflix.