Patrick Warburton (born November 14, 1964) is an American television, film and voice actor. On television, he has played David Puddy on Seinfeld, the title role on The Tick, Jeb Denton on Less Than Perfect, Jeff Bingham on Rules of Engagement and Lemony Snicket on A Series of Unfortunate Events, His voice acting roles include Joe Swanson on Family Guy, Kronk in The Emperor's New Groove, Brock Samson on The Venture Bros., Flynn in Skylanders and Hugo Vasquez in Tales from the Borderlands. In advertising, he plays a "control enthusiast" in commercials for National Car Rental.
Warburton in 2019
|Born||November 14, 1964|
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
|Alma mater||Orange Coast College|
Warburton is the son of orthopedic surgeon John Charles Warburton Jr. and Barbara Jeanne Gratz (an actress credited as Barbara Lord). He and his three sisters, Mary, Lara, and Megan, were raised in a "very religious" and "conservative" Catholic family in Huntington Beach, California, where he attended Saints Simon and Jude Catholic School. Warburton later attended Servite High School (in Anaheim, California), and later transferred to Newport Harbor High School (in Newport Beach, California). He studied marine biology at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, but dropped out to pursue modeling and acting.
Warburton's acting roles often rely on his distinctive deep, booming voice and large physique. In the 1990s, he was known for his recurring role as David Puddy on Seinfeld, the on-again, off-again boyfriend of Elaine Benes. He played Eric in the sitcom "Dave's World". He had a small role in the 2002 film Men in Black II as J's new partner, T.
Warburton starred in FOX's short-lived series The Tick, in which he held the title role. He has repeatedly criticized FOX's mismanagement of the series after its cancellation, stating that the network "apparently didn't have a clue."
He played Nick Sharp in 8 Simple Rules and joined the cast of Less Than Perfect in 2003, as anchorman Jeb Denton. He also played Jeff Bingham in Rules of Engagement, and Rip Riley in the FX series Archer.
Warburton has put his voice to use for several animated films and TV programs, including a lead character in Game Over, Buzz Lightyear and the Little Green Men in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and Kronk in The Emperor's New Groove, with David Spade, Eartha Kitt, and John Goodman; Spade and Warburton would reunite for the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement, which aired from 2007 to 2013, and Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser in 2015. Warburton reprised his role as Kronk for the direct-to-video sequel, Kronk's New Groove, and the subsequent TV series The Emperor's New School. He voiced Steve Barkin in the Disney Channel show Kim Possible.
Warburton was also cast in The Venture Bros., in which he voices Brock Samson. He voices Joe Swanson on Fox’s Family Guy and Detective Cash in The Batman. He lent his voice talent to the computer-animated feature films Hoodwinked, Chicken Little, Bee Movie, Open Season, and Tak (all three games),Tak and the Power of Juju. He was also the voice of Commander Blaine H. Tate on the Comedy Central animated series Moonbeam City in October 2015.
Warburton appeared on GSN’s Poker Royale Celebrities vs. the Pros tournament in 2005, winning the tournament and the $50,000 grand prize. On November 8, 2009, Warburton appeared as the wild west character Cal Johnson on Seth & Alex’s (Almost Live) Comedy Show, hosted by Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein, on Fox. He was also cast as Sheriff Bronson Stone in the Cartoon Network series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. He appeared as Bowser in a video by CollegeHumor entitled "The Roast of Mario".
Warburton starred in the 2016 NBC sitcom Crowded, in which he played alongside Carrie Preston as parents who are about to enjoy their empty nest years only to find their daughters and his parents are all moving back in to live with them. The show ran for one season of 13 episodes.
He is featured as the flight attendant, Patrick, in the "preboarding" video shown to guests at Soarin' Around the World in Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, California and Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort, in Orlando, Florida where he explains the ride's requirements, reprising his role from the preboarding video to the predecessor ride Soarin' Over California. He lent his voice to the droid G2-4T in the queue of Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida and Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
Despite being a lifelong fan of the Los Angeles Kings hockey team, Warburton has appeared at multiple New Jersey Devils games with his face (and chest) painted similar to that of his Devils crazed role in an episode of "Seinfeld", exhorting the crowd in a manner alike to that of his "Puddy" character. His real-life relationship with the Devils began when the team invited him to drop the ceremonial first puck of the 1995 season, and he showed up with his face painted. After dropping the puck, he slipped and fell, but rescued the moment by regaining his balance and ripping off his shirt to reveal his chest was painted with the letter "D". This came to be regarded as an iconic moment in Devils history. The Devils gave out a Puddy bobblehead doll to fans at a 2019 game.
In the commercial and advertising world, Warburton is the voice in the Carrier Corporation commercials for their air-conditioning and HVAC units, and was the voice of Superman in The Adventures of Seinfeld and Superman for American Express. He is the voice of "Lewis" in the "Clark & Lewis Expedition" radio commercials for Horizon Air. In August 2009, Warburton played a high-end PC in a "Get a Mac" ad for Apple Inc. Warburton became the spokesman for Japanese automaker Honda's "Good Reasons" advertising campaign in September 2011. He is the voice in NAPA's "Can of Know How" commercial. In 2015, Warburton became the star of National Car Rental commercials "Be the Boss of You". And he became the voice in the current "Discover Fresh" radio ad campaign by Souplantation, a California-based buffet-style restaurant chain (the restaurant is known as "Sweet Tomatoes" in other markets).
Live action rolesEdit
|1994||Dickwad||Charlie's Brother||Short film|
|1996||American Strays||Rookie Cop|
|1999||The Woman Chaser||Richard Hudson|
|2000||Scream 3||Steven Stone|
|2000||The Dish||Al Burnett|
|2001||Camouflage||Horace Tutt, Jr.|
|2001||Joe Somebody||Mark McKinney|
|2002||Run Ronnie Run||Head of Gay Conspiracy|
|2002||Big Trouble||Officer Walter Kramitz|
|2002||Men in Black II||Agent T|
|2004||Bob Steel||Rudy Buckmaster|
|2005||The Civilization of Maxwell Bright||Max Bright|
|2007||I'll Believe You||Dr. Seth Douglass|
|2008||Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control||Hymie||Direct-to-DVD|
|2009||Made for Each Other||Mack Mackenzie|
|2009||Rock Slyde||Rock Slyde||Also executive producer|
|2009||The Action Hero's Guide to Saving Lives||Ace Mulligan|
|2013||Movie 43||Steve||Nominated - Razzie Award for Worst Screen Combo|
|2014||Playing It Cool||Dick|
|2014||School Dance||Prairie Puff Man|
|2015||Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant||Captain Bryce|
|2015||Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser||Foggle / Guardian Angel|
|2016||Better Watch Out||Robert|
|2017||Austin Found||Chief Williams|
|2019||The Wedding Year||Michael|
|1986||The Paper Chase||Pool Boy||Episode: "Honor"|
|1990||Quantum Leap||Blaster||Episode: "The Leap Home: Part 2 (Vietnam) – April 7, 1970"|
|1991||Anything But Love||Zak Saturday (Adult)||Episode: "The Torrid Zone"|
|1992||Grapevine||Billy||Episode: "The Lisa and Billy Story"|
|1992||Northern Exposure||Glenn||Episode: "Northwest Passages"|
|1992||Murphy Brown||Bo||Episode: "A Year to Remember"|
|1993||Mad About You||Sam||Episode: "Love Among the Tiles"|
|1993||Nurses||Chuck||Episode: "What Are Friends For?"|
|1993||Designing Women||Craig||3 episodes|
|1993||Love & War||Duane||Episode: "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing"|
|1994||Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story||Scott Mersereau||Television film|
|1995||Grace Under Fire||Meter Man||Episode: "A Night at the Opera"|
|1995–1997||Dave's World||Eric||34 episodes|
|1995–1998||Seinfeld||David Puddy||10 episodes|
|1998||House Rules||Dan||Episode: "Sex and Violence"|
|1998||Maggie Winters||Sonny||Episode: "Likable Maggie"|
|1998–1999||NewsRadio||Johnny Johnson||5 episodes|
|1999||The Apartment Complex||Morgan||Television film|
|2000||Angels in the Infield||Eddie "Steady" Everett||Television film|
|2001–2002||The Tick||The Tick||9 episodes|
|2002||Malcolm in the Middle||Burt Landon||Episode: "Company Picnic"|
|2002||The Twilight Zone||Azoth the Avenger||Episode: "Azoth the Avenger is a Friend of Mine"|
|2002–2003||8 Simple Rules||Nick Sharpe||3 episodes|
|2003||Happy Family||Bill Harris||Episode: "Bill's Back"|
|2003–2006||Less than Perfect||Jeb Denton||49 episodes|
|2007–2013||Rules of Engagement||Jeff Bingham||100 episodes|
|2014||The Soup||Actor||Episode: "Clips of Love and Passion"|
|2014||Sequestered||Governor Bennett||12 episodes|
|2016||Crowded||Mike Moore||13 episodes; also producer|
|2017–2019||A Series of Unfortunate Events||Lemony Snicket||25 episodes|
|2018–2020||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||General Rick Stoner||4 episodes|
|2019||The Orville||Lt. Tharl||2 episodes|
|2020||Space Force||General Dabney Stramm||3 episodes|
|2000||Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins||Little Green Men/ Buzz Lightyear (TV version)||Direct-to-DVD|
|2000||The Emperor's New Groove||Kronk|
|2004||Home on the Range||Patrick|
|2005||Chicken Little||Alien Cop|
|2005||Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story||Joe Swanson||Direct-to-DVD|
|2005||Sky High||Royal Pain|
|2005||Kronk's New Groove||Kronk||Direct-to-DVD|
|2007||Happily N'Ever After||Prince Charming|
|2010||Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back||Titan||Direct-to-DVD|
|2011||Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil||The Wolf|
|2011||The Little Engine That Could||Caboose|
|2014||Beyond Beyond||The Feather King|
|2014||Mr. Peabody & Sherman||King Agamemnon|
|2014||Planes: Fire & Rescue||Pulaski|
|2016||Elephant Kingdom||Human King||Direct-to-DVD|
|2019||Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs||Magic Mirror|
|2021||To Meet the Faces You Meet||Timmy the Wunderbot|
|1998–1999||Hercules: The Animated Series||Lastrigon/ Agamemnon||2 episodes|
|1999–present||Family Guy||Joe Swanson||257 episodes|
|2000||Teacher's Pet||Security Guard||Episode: "Movin' on Pup/Escaping Dog Trick"|
|2000–2001||Buzz Lightyear of Star Command||Buzz Lightyear / Little Green Men||62 episodes|
|2001||The Zeta Project||Sheriff Bronson Stone||Main role|
|2002–2007||Kim Possible||Steve Barkin||35 episodes|
|2003–2018||The Venture Bros.||Brock Samson||71 episodes|
|2004||Game Over||Ripley "Rip" Smashenburn||6 episodes|
|2005–2006||The Batman||Cash Tankenson||2 episodes|
|2005–2006||The X's||Mr. X||20 episodes|
|2006–2008||The Emperor's New School||Kronk||52 episodes|
|2007||Biker Mice from Mars||A-Bomb||Episode: "Here Comes the Judge"|
|2007||Robot Chicken||Big Jim / The Riddler / Seuss Dad||Episode: "Endless Breadsticks"|
|2007–2009||Tak and the Power of Juju||Lok||15 episodes|
|2009||The Fairly OddParents||Agent #1 / Agent #2||2 episodes|
|2009–2010||The Cleveland Show||Joe Swanson||2 episodes|
|2010–2013||Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated||Sheriff Bronson Stone||34 episodes|
|2011||Archer||Rip Riley||3 episodes|
|2012||The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange||Big Mike Watermelon||Episode: "Generic Holiday Special"|
|2012||The Penguins of Madagascar||Elmer||Episode: "Street Smarts/Nighty Night Ninja"|
|2015||Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja||Ninja 2005||Episode: "When Howie Met Randy"|
|2015||Moonbeam City||Commander Blade H. Tate||Episode: "Quest for Aquatica"|
|2015||TripTank||Cop / Steve's Dad||6 episodes|
|2017||Puppy Dog Pals||Captain Dog / Worker #1||4 episodes|
|2018||Skylanders Academy||Flynn||5 episodes|
|2020||Elena of Avalor||General Macaw||Episode: "Coronation Day"|
|2020–present||Baby Shark's Big Show!||Grandpa Shark||English dub|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2001||Online Film and Television Association Award||Best Voice-Over Performance||The Emperor's New Groove||Nominated|
|Annie Award||Voice Acting in a Feature Production||Nominated|
|2005||New York VisionFest Outstanding Achievement Award||Acting – Male||The Civilization of Maxwell Bright||Won|
|2006||Boulder International Film Festival Award||Best Actor||Won|
|Beverly Hills Film Festival Award||Best Male Performance||Won|
|2007||Annie Award||Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production||The Emperor's New School||Nominated|
|2008||Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production||Bee Movie||Nominated|
- Skylanders roles are reprising for later releases.
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- "Plarium Launches Nords: Heroes of the North on Facebook". adweek.com. Archived from the original on 22 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
- Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.
- "'Skylanders' to add vehicles in next game, 'Skylanders SuperChargers'". mercurynews.com. Archived from the original on October 4, 2015. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
The next "Skylanders" entry will also add 20 new characters to the roster of more than 300 heroes that have been released since the original "Spyro's Adventure."...Josh Duhamel, Neal McDonough and Brittney Snow are among the celebrities who will join longtime "Skylanders" voice actor Patrick Warburton for the latest adventure.
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