Patrick Warburton

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Patrick Warburton
Patrick Warburton by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born Patrick John Warburton
(1964-11-14) November 14, 1964 (age 49)
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
Education Servite High School
Newport Harbor High School
Alma mater Orange Coast College
Occupation actor
Years active 1986–present
Home town Huntington Beach, California, U.S.
Spouse(s) Cathy Jennings
(m. 1991–present)
  • Talon Patrick Warburton
  • Alexandra Catherine Warburton
  • Shane Warburton
  • Gabriel Warburton
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,[1] 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.[2]

Early life[edit]

Patrick John Warburton was born in Paterson, New Jersey[3] to surgeon John Charles Warburton, Jr. and actress Barbara Jeanne Gratz (credited as Barbara Lord).[4][5][6] He has three sisters, Mary, Lara, and Megan. He was raised in a "very religious, conservative" family,[7] 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.[8]


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 in January 2007

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.

Warburton appeared on GSN's Poker Royale Celebrities vs. the Pros tournament in 2005. He made it to the Grand Finale and won the $1,000 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.[9] He appeared as Bowser in a video by CollegeHumor entitled "The Roast of Mario".[10]

He appeared on the American version of Top Gear on February 21, 2012. He set the "Big Star, Small Car" lap record, beating previous record-holder Arlene Tur.[11]

Advertising and theme parks[edit]

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.[12] Warburton also became the spokesman for Japanese automaker Honda's "Good Reasons" advertising campaign in September 2011.[13] 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 (in his typical deadpanned voice) plays the role of the forest ranger in a "Smokey Bear" radio ad campaign sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council.[14]

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.

Personal life[edit]

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)



Year Title Role Notes
1987 Dragonard Richard Abdee
1989 Master of Dragonard Hill
1991 Scorchers Balford
1994 Dickwad Charlie's Brother
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
Dirt Vincent
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
Vacation Kids Julio
Home on the Range Patrick
2005 The Civilization of Maxwell Bright Max Bright
Rebound Larry Burgess
Chicken Little Alien Cop
Sky High Royal Pain Voice
2006 Hoodwinked! The Wolf
The Wild Blag
Open Season Ian
2007 I'll Believe You Dr. Seth Douglass
Underdog Cad
Bee Movie Ken
Happily N'Ever After Prince Charming
2008 Get Smart Hymie the Robot
Fall Down a School Julio / Kid / 439-bus Motorist Voice only
Space Chimps Titan
2009 Made for Each Other Mack Mackenzie
Rock Slyde Rock Slyde
2010 Sophomore Mr. McKee
2011 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil The Wolf
2012 Ted Scott
2013 Movie 43 Steve Segment "Middleschool Date"
A Many Splintered Thing
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman King Agamemnon
Planes: Fire & Rescue Pulaski
The Extendables[15]

Television films[edit]

Year Title Role
1992 Battle in the Erogenous Zone Pool Boy
1994 Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story
1998 Blind Men
1999 The Apartment Complex Morgan
2000 Angels in the Infield Eddie "Steady" Everett
2003 These Guys
2002 Less than Perfect Jebb
2009 Wishology M.E.R.F. agents


Year Title Role Notes
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
Flicka 2 Hank
Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back Titan


Year Title Role Notes Type
1995–1997 Dave's World Eric Regular role
1995, 1997–1998 Seinfeld David Puddy Recurring role
1998–1999 NewsRadio Johnny Johnson
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
2011 Archer Riley voice only
2012 The Eric Andre Show George Clooney
2012-TBA Zenon: The Animated Series Oscar

Television guest appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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"
Ellen Jack 3 episodes:
"Thirty Kilo Man: Part 1",
"Thirty Kilo Man: Part 2",
"The Spa"
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:
"Beer Walk!"
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

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
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
Open Season Ian
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

Web shorts[edit]

Year Title Role
2011–present Yomama Brody
2014 How To Tell if You're a Basic Bitch[16] Philip A. Oliva, M.D


  1. ^ "David Puddy". Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Patrick Warburton News, Patrick Warburton Bio and Photos". Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ 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." 
  4. ^ "10 Burning Questions For..... Patrick Warburton". Page 2 ( Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Gratz -- Warburton". The New York Times. March 31, 1961. 
  6. ^ "Warburton — Gratz". The New York Times. June 4, 1961. 
  7. ^ Patrick Warburton Awaits A New Series Of Options - (August 7, 1998). Retrieved on July 25, 2012.
  8. ^ "Patrick Warburton – Biography – Moviefone". November 14, 1964. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  9. ^ Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated at the Internet Movie Database
  10. ^ The Roast of Mario (featuring Patrick Warburton). YouTube (December 20, 2010). Retrieved on July 25, 2012.
  11. ^ 'Top Gear': Patrick Warburton Named His 1969 Dodge Charger After Angelina Jolie (VIDEO). (February 22, 2012). Retrieved on July 25, 2012.
  12. ^ Patrick Warburton is a 'top of the line' PC in the latest Mac ad. (August 26, 2009). Retrieved on July 25, 2012.
  13. ^ New Ad Campaign Provides Plenty of ‘Good Reasons’ to Buy a New Honda | EON: Enhanced Online News. (September 12, 2011). Retrieved on July 25, 2012.
  14. ^ USDA Radio News: Smokey Bear Updates Part of New Ad Campaign. U.S. Dept of Agriculture. Retrieved on September 6, 2012.
  15. ^ The Extendables (2014) —
  16. ^ Signs of being a basic bitch. CollegeHumor. March 26, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 

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