at San Diego Comic-Con International
|Born||Patrick John Warburton
November 14, 1964
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
|Education||Servite High School
Newport Harbor High School
|Alma mater||Orange Coast College|
|Home town||Huntington Beach, California, U.S.|
|Parents||John Charles Warburton, Jr.
Barbara Jeanne Gratz
Patrick John Warburton (sometimes credited as Pat Warburton, born November 14, 1964) is an American actor. He is known for his several TV roles, including the title role of The Tick, David Puddy on Seinfeld, the evil Johnny Johnson on NewsRadio, and anchorman Jeb Denton on Less than Perfect. As a voice actor, his distinctive deep voice has been heard in roles including Kronk in The Emperor's New Groove and its sequels, paraplegic police officer Joe Swanson on Family Guy, and bodyguard Brock Samson on The Venture Bros.. Warburton was also featured in roles in Bee Movie, Kim Possible, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command TV series, Hoodwinked, and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, among others. He also starred as macho married man Jeff Bingham in the CBS television program Rules of Engagement.
Patrick John Warburton was born in Paterson, New Jersey to surgeon John Charles Warburton, Jr. and actress Barbara Jeanne Gratz (credited as Barbara Lord). He has three sisters, Mary, Lara, and Megan. He was raised in a "very religious, conservative" family, and grew up in Huntington Beach, California, where he attended Saints Simon and Jude Catholic School until high school. Warburton attended Servite High School in Anaheim, California, and 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. He played in episodes of "Designing Women" the final season. In the mid to late 1990s, he was known for his role as David Puddy on Seinfeld, the indifferent on-again, off-again boyfriend of Elaine Benes. Warburton also had a small role in the 2002 movie Men in Black II as J's new partner, T. He also starred in FOX's short-lived, live-action series, The Tick, in the title role. 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 as the husband of Audrey Bingham
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. 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 is also the voice of Steve Barkin in the Disney Channel show Kim Possible. Warburton was also cast in The Venture Bros., under Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block. In this show he voices Brock Samson, the Venture family's brutally effective bodyguard and former secret agent. Warburton voices Joe Swanson on Fox's Family Guy and Detective Cash in The Batman. Warburton lent his voice talent to the computer-animated feature films Hoodwinked, Chicken Little and Open Season. He also voiced Lok in all 3 Tak games and Lok in Tak and the Power of Juju Nickelodeon series.
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".
Advertising and theme parks
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 with Richard Kind as "Clark". During the 1990s and early 2000s, Warburton appeared in several M&M's commercials with the "spokescandies." He appeared in another M&M's commercial about 10 years later when Pretzel M&M's were introduced.
In August 2009, Warburton played a high-end PC in a "Get a Mac" ad for Apple Inc. Warburton also became the spokesman for Japanese automaker Honda's "Good Reasons" advertising campaign in September 2011. He has also provided the voice of the "NAPA Know How" can in a series of television commercials for the company that began to air in early 2013.
Warburton is featured in the "preboarding" film shown to guests at Soarin' Over California in Disney California Adventure and Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort. He again, delivers all of the instructions in the same deadpan style. He lent his voice to the droid G2-4T in the queue of Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disneyland.
Warburton has been married to Cathy Jennings since 1991; they have four children:
- Talon Patrick Warburton (b. November 29, 1992)
- Alexandra Catherine Warburton (b. July 9, 1994)
- Shane Warburton (b. 1998)
- Gabriel Warburton (b. October 2000)
|1989||Master of Dragonard Hill|
|1996||American Strays||Rookie Cop|
|1999||The Woman Chaser||Richard Hudson|
|2000||Scream 3||Steven Stone|
|The Dish||Al Burnett|
|The Emperor's New Groove||Kronk|
|2001||Camouflage||Horace Tutt, Junior|
|Joe Somebody||Mark McKinney|
|2002||Run Ronnie Run||Head of Gay Conspiracy|
|Big Trouble||Officer Walter Kramitz, Miami PD|
|Men in Black II||Agent T|
|2003||I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia||Jack|
|2004||Bob Steel||Rudy Buckmaster|
|Home on the Range||Patrick|
|2005||The Civilization of Maxwell Bright||Max Bright|
|Chicken Little||Alien Cop|
|Sky High||Royal Pain Voice|
|2007||I'll Believe You||Dr. Seth Douglass|
|Happily N'Ever After||Prince Charming|
|2008||Get Smart||Hymie the Robot|
|Fall Down a School||Julio / Kid / 439-bus Motorist||Voice only|
|2009||Made for Each Other||Mack Mackenzie|
|Rock Slyde||Rock Slyde|
|2011||Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil||The Wolf|
|2013||Movie 43||Steve||Segment "Middleschool Date"|
|A Many Splintered Thing|
|2014||Mr. Peabody & Sherman||King Agamemnon|
|Planes: Fire & Rescue||Pulaski|
|1992||Battle in the Erogenous Zone||Pool Boy|
|1994||Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story|
|1999||The Apartment Complex||Morgan|
|2000||Angels in the Infield||Eddie "Steady" Everett|
|2002||Less than Perfect||Jebb|
|2000||Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins||Little Green Men (LGM)|
|2005||Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story||Joe Swanson|
|Kronk's New Groove||Kronk|
|2008||Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control||Hymie the Robot|
|2010||Family Guy: It's a Trap!||Joe Swanson as Jabba the Hutt|
|Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back||Titan|
|1995–1997||Dave's World||Eric||Regular role|
|1995, 1997–1998||Seinfeld||David Puddy||Recurring role|
|Family Guy||Joe Swanson||Voice only|
|2000–2001||Buzz Lightyear of Star Command||Buzz Lightyear/L.G.M.'s||Regular role||Voice only|
|2001–2002||The Tick||The Tick||Regular role|
|2002–2007||Kim Possible||Mr. Steve Barkin||Recurring role|
|2003–2006||Less than Perfect||Jeb Denton||Regular role|
|2003–present||The Venture Bros.||Brock Samson||Voice only|
|2004||Game Over||Rip Smashenburn|
|2005–present||Robot Chicken||Various voices|
|2005–2006||The X's||Mr. X|
|2006–2008||The Emperor's New School||Kronk||Voice only|
|2007–2009||Tak and the Power of Juju||Lok||Voice only|
|2007–2013||Rules of Engagement||Jeff Bingham||Main role|
|2010–2013||Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated||Sheriff Bronson Stone||Voice only|
|2010||Bolts and Blip||Tiggr Jaxxon||Voice only|
|2012||The Eric Andre Show||George Clooney|
|2012-TBA||Zenon: The Animated Series||Oscar|
Television guest appearances
|1986||The Paper Chase||Honor||1 episode|
|1990||Quantum Leap||Blaster||1 episode: "The Leap Home: Part 2 (Vietnam) – April 7, 1970"|
|1991||Anything But Love||1 episode: "The Torrid Zone"|
|1992||Grapevine||Billy||1 episode: "The Lisa and Billy story"|
|Northern Exposure||Glenn||1 episode: "Northwest Passages"|
|Murphy Brown||Bo||1 episode: "A Year to Remember"|
|1993||Mad About You||Sam||1 episode: "Love Among the Tiles"|
|Nurses||Chuck||1 episode: "What Are Friends For?"|
|Designing Women||Craig||3 episodes:
"Gone with a Whim: Part 1",
"Gone with a Whim: Part 2",
"Too Dumb to Date"
|1994||Mike & Spike||Mark F. Pickles||1 episode: "Person To Food"|
|1995||Grace Under Fire||Meter Man||1 episode: "A Night at the Opera"|
"Thirty Kilo Man: Part 1",
"Thirty Kilo Man: Part 2",
|1998||House Rules||Dan||1 episode: "Sex and Violence"|
|Maggie Winters||Sonny||Unknown episodes|
|The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs||Mange||1 episode: "Mange"|
|1999||Hercules: The Animated Series||Agamemnon/Lastrigon||2 episodes|
|2000||Teacher's Pet||Security Guard|
|2002||Malcolm in the Middle||Burt Landon||2 episodes: "Company Picnic: Parts 1 and 2"|
|The Twilight Zone||Azoth the Avenger||1 episode: "Azoth the Avenger Is a Friend of Mine"|
|2003||8 Simple Rules||Nick Sharpe||3 episodes:
"Paul Meets His Match",
"Queen Bees and King Bees",
"Goodbye: Part 1", 2003
|2005||The Batman||Cash Tankenson||2 episodes|
|The Daily Buzz||1 episode|
|2007||Biker Mice from Mars||A-Bomb||1 episode|
|2010||The Cleveland Show||Joe Swanson||2 episodes:
|2011||Archer||Rip Riley||3 episodes: "Heart of Archness, Parts I-III"|
|2012||Top Gear||Himself||Set a record time in a celebrity event on the show|
|2012||The Penguins of Madagascar||Elmer||1 episode|
|2013||Fish Hooks||Albert Glass||1 episode|
|2000||Spider-Man||Hostage on "What If?" Mode|
|2001||The Emperor's New Groove: The Game||Kronk|
|2003||Metal Arms: Glitch in the System||Mozer|
|Tak and the Power of Juju||Lok|
|Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams||Lok|
|2005||Who Rules? The Game||Game show host|
|Tak 3: The Great Juju Challenge||Lok|
|2006||Family Guy Video Game!||Joe Swanson|
|2007||Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare||Additional voices (uncredited)|
|2009||Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust||Damone|
|Madden: Pro Bowl XX Years|
|2010||Call of Duty: Black Ops||S.O.G. operative|
|2011||The Little Engine That Could||Caboose|
|Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure||Flynn the Ballooner, extra voices|
|League of Legends||Volibear, Zac|
|2012||Skylanders: Giants||Flynn the Ballooner|
|2012||Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse||Joe Swanson|
|2013||Poker Night 2||Brock Samson|
|2013||Skylanders: Swap Force||Flynn the Ballooner|
|2014||How To Tell if You're a Basic Bitch||Philip A. Oliva, M.D|
- "David Puddy". seinfeldonline.com. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
- "Patrick Warburton News, Patrick Warburton Bio and Photos". TVGuide.com. Retrieved May 27, 2010.
- 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."
- "10 Burning Questions For..... Patrick Warburton". Page 2 (ESPN.com). Retrieved April 5, 2010.
- "Gratz -- Warburton". The New York Times. March 31, 1961.
- "Warburton — Gratz". The New York Times. June 4, 1961.
- Patrick Warburton Awaits A New Series Of Options - Philly.com. Articles.philly.com (August 7, 1998). Retrieved on July 25, 2012.
- "Patrick Warburton – Biography – Moviefone". Movies.aol.com. November 14, 1964. Retrieved May 27, 2010.
- Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated at the Internet Movie Database
- The Roast of Mario (featuring Patrick Warburton). YouTube (December 20, 2010). Retrieved on July 25, 2012.
- 'Top Gear': Patrick Warburton Named His 1969 Dodge Charger After Angelina Jolie (VIDEO). Huffingtonpost.com (February 22, 2012). Retrieved on July 25, 2012.
- Patrick Warburton is a 'top of the line' PC in the latest Mac ad. Aoltv.com (August 26, 2009). Retrieved on July 25, 2012.
- New Ad Campaign Provides Plenty of ‘Good Reasons’ to Buy a New Honda | EON: Enhanced Online News. Eon.businesswire.com (September 12, 2011). Retrieved on July 25, 2012.
- USDA Radio News: Smokey Bear Updates Part of New Ad Campaign. U.S. Dept of Agriculture. Retrieved on September 6, 2012.
- The Extendables (2014) — BrianThompson.com
- Signs of being a basic bitch. CollegeHumor. March 26, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
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