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Patrick Warburton (born November 14, 1964) is an American comedic actor and voice artist. In 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 distinct, firm bass voice has landed him prolific roles in animation, including Kronk in The Emperor's New Groove and its sequels, Joe Swanson on Family Guy, Brock Samson on The Venture Bros., Lok in the Tak and the Power of Juju video games and its television series, Ken in Bee Movie, Flynn in Skylanders and Hugo Vasquez in Tales from the Borderlands. In advertising, he has played a "control enthusiast" in a series of commercials for National Car Rental.
Warburton at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International
November 14, 1964
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
|Alma mater||Orange Coast College|
|Occupation||Actor, voice artist|
|Home town||Huntington Beach, California, U.S.|
Cathy Jennings (m. 1991)
|Parent(s)||John Charles Warburton Jr.|
Barbara Jeanne Gratz (aka Barbara Lord)
Warburton was born in Paterson, New Jersey, 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. He 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 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 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 the sheriff 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.
A real-life fan of the New Jersey Devils hockey team, Warburton has appeared at multiple 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. 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).
Warburton married Cathy Jennings in 1991, and they have four children together.
|1994||Dickwad||Charlie's Brother||Short film|
|1996||American Strays||Rookie Cop|
|1999||The Woman Chaser||Richard Hudson|
|2000||Scream 3||Steven Stone|
|2000||Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins||Little Green Men, Buzz Lightyear (TV version)||Voices|
|2000||The Dish||Al Burnett|
|2000||The Emperor's New Groove||Kronk||Voice|
|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|
|2004||Home on the Range||Patrick||Voice|
|2005||The Civilization of Maxwell Bright||Max Bright|
|2005||Chicken Little||Alien Cop||Voice|
|2005||Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story||Joe Swanson||Voice|
|2005||Sky High||Royal Pain||Voice|
|2005||Kronk's New Groove||Kronk||Voice|
|2007||I'll Believe You||Dr. Seth Douglass|
|2007||Happily N'Ever After||Prince Charming||Voice|
|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|
|2010||Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back||Titan||Voice|
|2011||Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil||The Wolf||Voice|
|2011||The Little Engine That Could||Caboose||Voice|
|2014||Beyond Beyond||The Feather King||Voice|
|2014||Mr. Peabody & Sherman||King Agamemnon||Voice|
|2014||Playing It Cool||Dick|
|2014||Planes: Fire & Rescue||Pulaski||Voice|
|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||Elephant Kingdom||Human King||Voice|
|2016||Better Watch Out||Robert|
|2017||Austin Found||Chief Williams|
|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||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"|
|1995–97||Dave's World||Eric||34 episodes|
|1995–98||Seinfeld||David Puddy||10 episodes|
|1998||House Rules||Dan||Episode: "Sex and Violence"|
|1998||Maggie Winters||Sonny||Episode: "Likable Maggie"|
|1998–99||NewsRadio||Johnny Johnson||5 episodes|
|1998–99||Hercules: The Animated Series||Lastrigon, Agamemnon||Voices|
|1999||The Apartment Complex||Morgan||Television film|
|Family Guy||Joe Swanson||Voice|
|2000||Angels in the Infield||Eddie "Steady" Everett||Television film|
|2000||Teacher's Pet||Security Guard||Voice|
Episode: "Movin' on Pup/Escaping Dog Trick"
|2000–01||Buzz Lightyear of Star Command||Buzz Lightyear, Little Green Men||Voices|
|2001–02||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|
|2002–07||Kim Possible||Steve Barkin||Voice|
|2003||Happy Family||Bill Harris||Episode: "Bill's Back"|
|2003–06||Less than Perfect||Jeb Denton||49 episodes|
|2003–present||The Venture Bros.||Brock Samson||Voice|
|2004||Game Over||Ripley "Rip" Smashenburn||Voice|
|2005, 2006||The Batman||Cash Tankenson||Voice|
|2005–06||The X's||Mr. X||Voice|
|2006–08||The Emperor's New School||Kronk||Lead character; voice; 2 seasons|
|2007||Biker Mice from Mars||A-Bomb||Voice|
Episode: "Here Comes the Judge"
|2007||Robot Chicken||Big Jim, The Riddler, Seuss Dad||Voices|
Episode: "Endless Breadsticks"
|2007–09||Tak and the Power of Juju||Lok||Voice|
|2007–13||Rules of Engagement||Jeff Bingham||100 episodes|
|2009||The Fairly OddParents||Agent #1, Agent #2||Voices|
|2009–10||The Cleveland Show||Joe Swanson||Voice|
|2010–13||Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated||Sheriff Bronson Stone||Voice|
|2011||Kid vs. Kat||Buck Diamond||Uncredited|
Episode: "Bootsville's Most Wanted/Kat of Diamonds"
|2012||The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange||Big Mike Watermelon||Voice|
Episode: "Generic Holiday Special"
|2012||The Penguins of Madagascar||Elmer||Voice|
Episode: "Street Smarts/Nighty Night Ninja"
|2014||The Soup||Actor||Episode: "Clips of Love and Passion"|
|2014||Sequestered||Governor Bennett||12 episodes|
|2015||Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja||Ninja 2005||Voice|
Episode: "When Howie Met Randy"
|2015||Moonbeam City||Commander Blade H. Tate||Voice|
Episode: "Quest for Aquatica"
|2015||TripTank||Cop, Steve's Dad||Voices|
|2016||Crowded||Mike Moore||13 episodes; also producer|
|2017–2019||A Series of Unfortunate Events||Lemony Snicket||25 episodes|
|2017||Puppy Dog Pals||Captain Dog, Worker #1||Voices|
|2018||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||General Rick Stoner||2 episodes|
|2019||The Orville||Lt. Tharl||2 episodes|
|2010||CollegeHumor: The Roast of Mario||Bowser||Voice|
|2015||Nerdist: COPS: Skyrim||Police Officer||Voice|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2001||Online Film and Television Association Award||Best Voice-Over Performance||The Emperor's New Groove||Nominated|
|Annie Award||Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by Male Performer in an Animated 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||Outstanding Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production||The Emperor's New School||Nominated|
|2008||Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production||Bee Movie||Nominated|
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- Yannis, Alex (October 8, 1995). "HOCKEY;The Devils, And Fans, Ignite First Match". The New York Times. Retrieved November 25, 2007.
Moments after the banner was raised, Patrick Warburton, the actor who portrayed a fanatic Devils’ fan in a segment of the “Seinfeld” television show, was called upon to drop the puck. With his face painted in Devils red and black, the native of nearby Paterson dropped the puck, then stripped the Brodeur jersey he was wearing to display the letter D on his chest.
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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.