After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 1997, Volpe began his career at Humongous Entertainment, working as an animator on the children's computer games Pajama Sam and Putt-Putt Enters the Race. He moved to Fox in 1998 to work on King of the Hill, where he was the layout artist and assistant director.
In 2008, he moved to Lucasfilm Animation as an episodic director on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, where he worked directly with famed filmmaker George Lucas.
2007: Won an Annie Award for Avatar: The Last Airbender (Best Directing in an Animated Television Production)
IMDb has him listed in two more episodes as an uncredited writer.