Ralph Garman

Ralph Garman (born November 17, 1964)[1] is an American actor, comedian, drummer and radio host best known as the host of The Joe Schmo Show, for his voice work on the Fox animated series Family Guy, former entertainment reporter and impressionist for the Kevin and Bean morning show on Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM, and his podcast with co-host Kevin Smith, Hollywood Babble-On. Garman can currently be heard on his daily podcast, "The Ralph Report" on the Patreon platform.

Ralph Garman
Garman in 2016
Born (1964-11-17) November 17, 1964 (age 56)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
MediumActing, journalism, voice acting, podcasting
Years active1987–present
Kari Watson
(m. 20052020)
Children2 (1 deceased)

Early life

Garman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,[1] and graduated from La Salle University with a bachelor of arts degree in communication arts.[2]


Garman was a regular reporter on the long-running Playboy TV series Sexcetera, which explored avant-garde sexuality in a lighthearted manner. He hosted The Joe Schmo Show,[3] and was an entertainment reporter and impressionist for the Kevin and Bean morning show on Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM. Garman was hired to work on the show through Jimmy Kimmel, at the time the sports reporter on the show, who had received a recommendation to hire him through former roommate Adam Carolla.[4] His voice was heard over the radio by a Family Guy casting director, who requested him to audition for a part on Fox animated series.[5] He also hosts the Hollywood Babble-On podcast with Kevin Smith on SModcast.com where he utilizes various impressions in a series of ongoing segments that deliver news and satire centered around Hollywood, celebrities, and pop culture.

Garman's last Kevin and Bean show was suddenly announced on November 30, 2017.[6][7] He was let go from his long-time position at KROQ due to downsizing by new management.[8] On a wave of support from local, national, and international fans (accumulated from his work on both KROQ & Hollywood Babble-On) Garman has since launched his own new daily podcast called The Ralph Report with his 'vice' host Eddie Pence (named vice host since his last name is the same as the then US Vice President Mike Pence at the time the podcast was created.) The Ralph Report also features Steve Ashton as the U.K. Correspondent on Tuesdays and Fridays. This endeavor is made through Patreon.[9] He now hosts this podcast full-time, as well as co-hosting Hollywood Babble-On. With Garman no longer tied to KROQ, Hollywood Babble-On has been freed up to tour more than it was able to in earlier years.[10]


In 2014, Kevin Smith and Garman wrote a Batman '66 crossover featuring Batman and Green Hornet titled Batman 66 meets the Green Hornet.[11]

Personal life

Garman married to Kari Watson since April 2005.[12][13] Watson gave birth to the couple's premature twins, Lincoln and Olivia, on March 26, 2010. Lincoln acquired an illness shortly after birth and died.[14] Olivia remained in the neonatal intensive care unit for two months before coming home.[15] Garman's mother died on November 13, 2012, from a sudden heart attack and kidney failure.[16] On January 2 of 2020, Garman announced on Twitter that his father had died of brain cancer earlier that morning.[17] In March of that year, both on Twitter and during an episode #356 of the Hollywood Babble-On podcast (which Garman hosts with filmmaker Kevin Smith), he announced that he and his wife Kari were in the midst of a divorce, but that they were still on good terms.[18][19] Their divorce was finalized later that year.



Year Film Role Other notes
1988 What Price Victory
1997 Chimp Lips Theater Voice
1998 Gotcha Voice
2000 Digimon: The Movie Newsman Voice
2004 Save Virgil Plumber
2005 Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Voice
2005 Two for the Money Reggie
2006 The Other Mall Bil Travis
2006 Deceit Police Sargeant
2008 Eagle Eye Newscaster
2009 This Monday Steve
2010 Sharktopus Captain Jack
2011 Red State Caleb
2012 Ted Steve Bennett
2013 Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie Dick Head Voice
2014 Tusk Detective Frank Garmin
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West Dan
2015 Ted 2 Stormtrooper
2016 Yoga Hosers Andronicus Arcane
2017 The Lego Batman Movie Reporter #2 Voice
2017 Once Upon a Time in Venice Bum Scene cut from film
2019 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Ted Underhill
2020 Lego DC: Shazam!: Magic and Monsters Wizard Voice


Year Title Role Other notes
1999 Charmed DJ Episode: "She's a Man, Baby, a Man!; The Devil's Music"
2003 The Joe Schmo Show Himself/Host 10 episodes
2004 Joe Schmo Show 2 Derek Newcastle/Host 9 episodes
2005-present American Dad! Various/Hazmat Guy/Police Officer 5 episodes
2006 20 to 1 Himself Episode: "Hoaxes, Cheats and Liars"
2008–2009 10 Items or Less Charles Kliphouse Episode: "The Ren Fair"
Episode: "Turkey Bowling"
Episode: "The Whistler"
2008–2009 Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy Various Episode: "Why Bob Marley Should Not Have Acted as His Own Attorney"
Episode: "Things You Never Hear"
2009 Born Hye: The Armenian Comedian Story Himself
2009 Titan Maximum Bud Freewell Episode: One Billion Dead Grandparents
2011 House M.D. Bobby, the patient Vanessa's ex-boyfriend Episode: "Transplant"
2011–2012 Mad Caesar/Donald Chimp/Al Pacino/Elongated Man Episode: "Demise of the Planet of the Apes/The Celebrity Ape-rentice"
Episode: "Al Pacino and the Chipmunks/That's What Super Friends Are For"
2012 Bones Morgan Donnelly (dead guy) Episode: "The But in the Joke"
2013 The Joe Schmo Show: The Full Bounty Jake Montrose "The Bounty Hunter"/Host 10 episodes
2014 Avengers Assemble Mojo[20] (voice) Episode: "Mojo World"
2014 Maron Pete (voice) Episode: "Mouth Cancer Gig"
2015 Agent Carter Radio Announcer Episode: "Bridge and Tunnel"
Episode: "Valediction"
2015 Lavalantula Pirate Jack Television film
2017 The Orville Kanoot Episode: "Cupid's Dagger"
2018 Elena of Avalor Torpe (voice) Episode: "The Tides of Change"


  1. "Ralph Garman". BehindTheVoiceActors.com. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-18. Retrieved 2014-01-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (October 16, 2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Random House Digital, Inc. pp. 707–. ISBN 9780345497734. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
  4. Loveline, 1999-05-20 (Guest - Ralph Garman)
  5. "The Soapbox Office Podcast: Episode 5: Scar-crow". www.soapboxoffice.com. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
  6. https://twitter.com/kevinandbean
  7. https://twitter.com/thatkevinsmith
  8. Ralph Garman Leaves KROQ 'Kevin & Bean Show' After 18 Years
  9. Ralph Garman on His New Daily Podcast, Leaving 'Kevin & Bean' and Terrestrial Radio's Future
  10. SmodCo Live Shows
  11. Kevin Smith & Ralph Garman Announce New Batman/Green Hornet Project - (DCAA 206)
  12. "April Articles and Emails". LAradio.com. April 2013. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  13. Fey, Dan (October 15, 2008). "KROQ morning personality buys in Studio City". BlockShopper. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  14. "A Sad Day For The Kevin And Bean Family". KROQ-FM. CBS Radio. April 5, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  15. "Olivia Garman Finally At Home Where She Belongs". KROQ-FM. CBS Radio. June 1, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  16. "A Personal Message From Ralph Garman". KROQ-FM. CBS Radio. November 15, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  17. https://twitter.com/RalphGarman/status/1212452470657409024
  18. "Hollywood Babble-On 356: New Year's Babble-Eve 2020". Smodcast.com. January 3, 2020. Retrieved January 3, 2020.
  19. "https://twitter.com/ralphgarman/status/1239573610534035456". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-03-02. External link in |title= (help)
  20. "Mojo World". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 18. March 9, 2014. Disney XD.