Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero is a Disney animated television series produced for on Disney XD. It follows Penn Zero, a boy from the suburbs who inherits the coolest job ever – part-time hero and leader of a team of good guys who zap to other worlds to save the day. Jared Bush serves as executive producer and writer for the series and Andy Levine is the series’ executive producer and director.
The series aired its sneak peek episode on December 5, 2014. with the show officially premiering sometime in February 2015 in Canada. On January 10, 2015, Sam Levine confirmed on his Twitter account that Penn Zero premiered on February 13, 2015 followed by a 14th, 15th and 16th premiere. He also said that an episode appeared on the Disney XD app on January 19th and another two on January 30, 2015.
The series concluded it's run on July 28, 2017.
In "Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero," Penn's destiny came knocking unexpectedly, but that doesn't stop him from jumping head first into his hero duties, while juggling his normal life in Middleburg. Every day after school, Penn teams up with his sidekick Sashi and wise man Boone to fight the evil part-time villain Rippen and save another world. Together, they will tackle everything from outer space and the Old West, to lands of enchantment and the ultimate challenge – suburbia.
- Thomas Middleditch as Penn Zero
- Adam DeVine as Boone
- Tania Gunadi as Sashi
- Sam Levine as Phyllis and Phil
- Alfred Molina as Rippen
- Larry Wilmore as Principal Larry
- Gary Cole as Brock Zero
- Lea Thompson as Vonnie Zero
- Lenny Venito as Uncle Chuck
- Rosie Perez as Aunt Rose
- George Takei as Sashi's Dad
- Lauren Tom as Sashi's Mom
- Elizabeth Henstridge as The Princess
- Diana Rigg as Mayor Pink Panda
- Sean Astin as Blaze
- Kenny Loggins as Montage Singer
- Garry Marshall as Soda Jerk
- Jeff Gordon as Rodeo Clown Announcer
- Kari Wahlgren as Bowling Ball
- Brian Posehn as Beach Ball Grandpappy
- Pamela Adlon as Drab Lieutenant
- Harland Williams as Helper Hue
- Paul Reubens as The Milkman
- Rena Strober as Queen and Orchid
- Sigourney Weaver as Lady Starblaster
- Adam West as Captain Super Captain and Professor Evil Professor
- Henry Winkler as Mr. Snowman
- Beau Bridges as Sheriff Scaley Briggs
- Olivia Holt as Amber Briggs
- Michael-Leon Wooley as General
- Kate Micucci as Cuteling General
- Kumail Nanjiani as Cuteling Mayor
- Maria Bamford as Mrs. Monkenfluffer, The President, Matthews, and Nug
- Maurice LaMarche as Fredricks and The Narrator
- Peter Stormare as Rufus
- Chris Parnell as Judge Blort Clooney
- Bruce Vilanch as himself
- Blake Anderson as Hogarth
- Wanda Sykes as General Shirley B. Awesome
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Dr. Hissy, various
- James Arnold Taylor as Merman Guards, various
- Dee Bradley Baker as various
- The show was originally scheduled to air in the fall of 2014 before it was pushed back to January 2015, only to be moved up to December 2014.
- The Wilhelm scream is used at some point in every episode of the series.