Patrick Pinney

Patrick Cullen Pinney[1] (born June 30, 1952) is an American television, film and voice actor.

Patrick Pinney
Patrick Cullen Pinney

(1952-06-30) June 30, 1952 (age 69)
Alma materUniversity of the Pacific
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1979–present
AgentWilliam Morris Agency

Pinney has provided voices for a number of animated characters, including Mighty Mouse in the short-lived Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures (1987–1988), Pa Gorg, Uncle Traveling Matt, Flange Doozer, and "Additional Voices" in the animated version of Fraggle Rock, Chico the Bouncer in the hybrid live-action/animated film Cool World (1992), the speaking voice of Painty the Pirate from the opening theme of SpongeBob SquarePants (1999–present) and Wormguy and Idikiukup in Men in Black: The Series.

He supplied the voice of the Fish Ghoulie in the Ghoulies sequel Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College (1987) and voiced Stan in the video game The Curse of Monkey Island.

Pinney has appeared on the stop-motion animation series Robot Chicken as He-Man, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester, Monterey Jack, Ted Kennedy, Dick Cheney, and O. J. Simpson.


He attended college at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where he had many friends[citation needed] including assistant director Michele Panelli Venetis[citation needed] and San Francisco Bay area costumer Alison Barnwell Morris,[citation needed] with whom he costarred in "The Deputy" at the UOP Rotunda Theatre.

He studied theatre along with producer / director Dennis Jones at University of the Pacific in Stockton where the two of them were roommates.[2][3] As well as performing in theaters in the United States, he had also done theaters in Europe. He came to Los Angeles. Some time later, he played three characters in a play. Afterwards he was approached by a producer who offered him work in animation. It was a role in a Hanna-Barbera animation. From there he made the transition from a serious stage actor to voice.[4]

He has also done work on Harry & the Hendersons.[5]

Voice-over careerEdit

In the late 1980s, he worked on a number of projects. One was providing the voice for Mainframe in G.I. Joe: The Movie in 1987.[6][7] A couple of years later, he was involved in another project. It was on the X-Men in 1989. He provided the voice for Wolverine in Pryde of the X-Men which was the pilot episode for the cartoon series.[8] He had given the character an Australian sounding accent instead of the Canadian one that was expected.[9] An article by Simone Pozzoli for the Italian language OverNewsMagazine Italian stated, molti oggi la vedono come “una profezia” which meant that Pinney's Australian accent interperatation of the character would be seen as prophetic as Hugh Jackman has played the part.[10] He is the first voice actor to provide the voice for the Wolverine character in animation.[11] He has worked in the Phil Nibbelink and Simon Wells directed animation An American Tail: Fievel Goes West.[12] From 1997 to 2001, he worked on Men in Black: The Series in episodes which include The Long Goodbye Syndrome in 1997, The Buzzard Syndrome, also in 1997 and The Big Bad Bug Syndrome in 1998.[13][14]


Film (animated)Edit

Year Title Role Note(s) Source
1986 G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise! Mainframe Television film
1987 G.I. Joe: The Movie Mainframe Direct-to-video [15]
1987 The Chipmunk Adventure Additional voices Credited as Pat Pinney
1988 Casual Sex? Additional voices
1988 Christmas in Tattertown Television film
1989 Star Street: The Happy Birthday Movie Chuck McFarlane
1989 The Little Mermaid Sailor #2, Additional voices [15]
1990 DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Additional voices [15]
1990 The Rescuers Down Under Iceland Mouse, Additional voices [15]
1991 Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College Fish Ghoulie Direct-to-video [15]
1991 Beauty and the Beast Walter [15]
1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West One-Eye, Additional voices [15]
1992 Aladdin Arab #2, Additional voices [15]
1993 Happily Ever After Goons, Additional voices [15]
1993 Look Who's Talking Now Dog and Wolf [15]
1995 Toy Story Pizza Delivery Guy, Angry Driver #2 [15]
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Quasimodo's Father, Guard [15]
1997 Hercules Cyclops, Lythos at left head [15]
1998 Mulan Fa Deng, Parade Leader, Hun Twin 3 [15]
1998 Antz Soldier Ants [15]
1998 The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Scared Silly Phantom Head Direct-to-video [15]
1998 The Prince of Egypt Rameses' Soldiers [15]
1999 Doug's 1st Movie Police Officers, Additional voices [15]
1999 Tarzan Florentino, Additional voices [15]
1999 The Iron Giant Soldiers [15]
1999 Seasons of Giving Bees, Additional voices Direct-to-video [15]
1999 Toy Story 2 Soldier [15]
2000 Chicken Run Dogs [15]
2000 Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders Additional voices Direct-to-video [15]
2000 The Emperor's New Groove Townsman [15]
2001 Recess: School's Out Ninjas, Additional voices [15]
2001 Shrek Lord Farquaad's Guards, ADR Group [15]
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Smithsonian Board Member #2, Viking Captain [15]
2002 Peter Pan in Return to Neverland Conductor, Additional voices [15]
2002 Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Citizens, Additional voices Direct-to-video [15]
2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Colonel's Soldiers, ADR Group [15]
2002 Lilo & Stitch Firefighter, Additional voices [15]
2002 Treasure Planet Aguanoggin, Additional voices [15]
2003 Brother Bear Male Bear #1, Additional voices [15]
2003 The Little Polar Bear Additional voices English dub [15]
2004 The Incredibles Oliver Sansweet, Firefighters [16]
2005 Robots Gary Hickenbottom, Wrestling Announcer, Additional voices [15]
2005 Madagascar Crowd Member, ADR Group [15]
2006 Curious George Scared Chicken, Additional voices [15]
2006 Cars Various Reporters, Additional voices [15]
2006 Flushed Away Passerby #3, Additional voices [15]
2007 Cinderella III: A Twist in Time Citizens, Additional voices Direct-to-video [15]
2007 The Simpsons Movie Truck Driver, Additional voices [15]
2011 Cars 2 Various Reporters, Additional voices [15]
2016 Sausage Party Groceries, Additional voices [15]
2017 Cars 3 Various Reporters, Additional voices [15]
2019 The Lion King Hyenas, Additional voices [15]

Television (animated)Edit

Year Title Role Note(s) Source
1987–88 Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures Mighty Mouse Main role
1989 X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men Wolverine TV Short
1997 Spider-Man The Thing / Ben Grimm 2 Episodes
1999 The Wild Thornberrys MacWhirter, Radio Voice Ep. "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yeti" [15]
1999–present SpongeBob SquarePants Painty the Pirate Performer: "SpongeBob SquarePants Theme"
2000 Johnny Bravo Bailiff, Defense Attorney, Juror #1 Ep. "I Dream of Johnny/One Angry Bravo/Carnival of the Darned" [15]
2003 My Life as a Teenage Robot Dismal, Soggy, Rich Guy Ep. "Attack of the 5 1/2 Ft. Geek/Doom with a View" [15]
2007–present Robot Chicken He-Man / Prince Adam, Arnold Schwarzenegger / Terminator, Sylvester, Monterey Jack, Ted Kennedy, Dick Cheney, O. J. Simpson, Carl Fredricksen 14 Episodes
2018 Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Nangus Ep. "Royal Review/Funishment" [15]

Acting roles (physical)Edit

Film and televisionEdit

Even though Pinney's onscreen / physical acting roles are secondary to his voice over career, he has appeared in a few television and film roles. In 1979, he played the part of the Captain of the guards in the Ken Annakin directed feature film The Fifth Musketeer which starred Beau Bridges, Sylvia Kristel and Ursula Andress.[17] In 1983, he played a heckler in the God Child/Curtain Call episode of Fantasy Island. The episode which was directed by Ted Lange also featured Cassandra Peterson.[18][19] He appeared in The Terminator in 1984.[20] In 2014, he played the part of Eugene Dugan in Atwill Web Series which was directed by Charles Dennis.[21][22]


In June 2015, Pinney appeared at the Sierra Repertory Theatre in the play Unnecessary Farce. The play also starred Daniel Hines, Kristin Howell, Ty Smith and Nick Ferruci. The story which was set in a small town motel with an embezzling mayor with undercover police trying to catch him.[23] Pinney played the part of a 6.4 Scottish assassin. The reviewer for the Sierra Lodestar magazine said that audiences might recognize Pinney from his part as Painty the Pirate.[24] Pinney and director Dennis Jones have a history that goes back to 1972 when they worked together at the theatre company for Fallon House.[25]

Filmography listEdit

Acting roles (screen)Edit

Title Role Director Year Notes #
Chicanery Mannheim Hofflung Charles Dennis 2014 [26]
Atwill Web Series
Episode: Judge Joanie
Eugene Dugan Charles Dennis 2014 [27][28]
Dead Men Don't Die Announcer Malcolm Marmorstein 1990
The Terminator Bar customer James Cameron 1984 [29]
Fantasy Island
Episode "God Child / Curtain Call"
Heckler Ted Lange 1983 [30]
The Fifth Musketeer Captain of the Guards Ken Annakin 1979 [31]

Acting roles (stage) (Selective)Edit

Title Role Director Venue Year Notes #
The Golden Fleece The Hub Theatre Sunday August 5, 2007 Adaptation of A.R. Gurney's The Golden Fleece
Co-starring with Becky Bonar[32]
The Alchemist of Cecil Street Charles Dennis Radio Ranch, Sherman Oaks, California March 31, 2009 [33]
Tolstoy Was Never There Brian Mayhew Charles Dennis 2010 Cast included Kevin Dunn, Ed Begley Jr.,
John O'Hurley, Ron Orbach
and Enn Reitel[34][35][36]
Unnecessary Farce Todd Dennis Jones Sierra Repertory Theatre 2015 [37][38]


  1. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Sierra Lodestar May 27 - June 2, 2015 Page 16 Kilts and hit men make for laughs at Sierra Rep
  3. ^ The Modesto Bee May 20, 2015 Comedic ‘Unnecessary Farce’ slams into Sierra Rep By Marijke Rowland
  4. ^ Talent for Conventions Patrick Pinney
  5. ^ Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2d ed. by Vincent Terrace Page 436 3835, Harry and the Hendersons
  6. ^ Oh My Gore ! > Database > G.I. Joe: The Movie - Acteurs : Cast
  7. ^ Behind The Voice Actors Patrick Pinney
  8. ^ OverNewsMagazine 11 novembre 2015 Marvel Eye – La Prim(issim)a Serie Animata degli X-Men by Simone Pozzoli
  9. ^ 411 Mania Marvel's Agents of SHIELD 3.16 Review – ‘Paradise Lost’, The Review by Wayatt Beougher
  10. ^ OverNewsMagazine 11 novembre 2015 Marvel Eye – La Prim(issim)a Serie Animata degli X-Men by Simone Pozzoli
  11. ^ Silver Screen Hub 6/12/2011 Character of the Week (6/13/11-6/19/11): James Howlett/Logan/Wolverine
  12. ^ Film Cartoons: A Guide to 20th Century American Animated Features and Shorts By Douglas L. McCall Page 8 , Page 9 - 13, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
  13. ^ 05/01/2014 Film Review: Men In Black (1997) - Nigel Honeybone
  14. ^ Film Reference Patrick Pinney Biography ((?)-)
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax "Patrick Pinney (Visual voices guide)".
  16. ^ "The Incredibles (2004) - IMDb".
  17. ^ Cast and credits of The 5th Musketeer
  18. ^ Solar Movie God Child/Curtain Call / Episode 4, Fantasy Island < Season 7 Archived 2016-04-25 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ Patrick Pinney, Credits
  20. ^ Cineclick Participações Ltda O Exterminador Do Futuro (The Terminator, 1984)
  21. ^ Hrají – Atwill Web Series| více (17), Hrají
  22. ^ Shorts Showcase Judge Joanie (2015 SS Fest Entry)
  23. ^ June 18, 2015 Friday, Theater: “Unnecessary Farce”
  24. ^ Sierra Lodestar May 27 - June 2, 2015 Page 16 Kilts and hit men make for laughs at Sierra Rep
  25. ^ Pacific Review Fall 2015 Page 40 Together again, Former 70s classmates teamed up this year for the first time since they were together at Pacific
  26. ^ Patrick Pinney
  27. ^ Shorts Showcase Judge Joanie (2015 SS Fest Entry)
  28. ^ Patrick Pinney
  29. ^ Media Bang Patrick Pinney
  30. ^ Patrick Pinney
  31. ^ French Film Site The Fifth Musketeer (1979)
  32. ^ Goldstar A.R. Gurney's Drama The Golden Fleece
  33. ^ Charles Dennis The Alchemist of Cecil Street
  34. ^ Charles Dennis Tolstoy was Never There
  35. ^ The Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia Dennis, Charles
  36. ^ Verge Multimedia Paid to Dream
  37. ^ June 18, 2015 Friday, Theater: “Unnecessary Farce”
  38. ^ Sierra Lodestar May 27 - June 2, 2015 Page 16 Kilts and hit men make for laughs at Sierra Rep

External linksEdit