Warburton at the 2011 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 (born November 14, 1964) is an American actor. He is known for his several television roles, including the title role on The Tick, David Puddy on Seinfeld, Johnny Johnson on NewsRadio, Jeb Denton on Less than Perfect, and Jeff Bingham on Rules of Engagement. 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 has also appeared in Bee Movie, Kim Possible, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Hoodwinked, and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, among others.
Warburton was born in Paterson, New Jersey, the son of surgeon John Charles Warburton, Jr. and actress Barbara Jeanne Gratz (credited as Barbara Lord). He and his three sisters, Mary, Lara, and Megan, were raised in a "very religious" and "conservative" family in Huntington Beach, California, where he attended Saints Simon and Jude Catholic School. He later 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. In the 1990s, he was known for his role as David Puddy on Seinfeld, the indifferent on-again, off-again boyfriend of Elaine Benes. He had a small role in the 2002 film Men in Black II as J's new partner, T. He starred in FOX's short-lived series The Tick, in which he held 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.
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. 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 (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. Warburton is featured in the "preboarding" video shown to guests at Soarin' Over California in Disney California Adventure and Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort, where he explains the ride's requirements in his typically 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.
|1994||Dickwad||Charlie's Brother||Short film|
|1996||American Strays||Rookie Cop|
|1999||The Woman Chaser||Richard Hudson|
|1999||The Apartment Complex||Morgan||Television film|
|2000||Scream 3||Steven Stone|
|2000||Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins||Little Green Men||Voice
|2000||The Dish||Al Burnett|
|2000||The Emperor's New Groove||Kronk||Voice|
|2000||Angels in the Infield||Eddie "Steady" Everett||Television film|
|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||Sky High||Royal Pain||Voice|
|2005||Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story||Joe Swanson||Direct-to-video|
|2005||Kronk's New Groove||Kronk||Direct-to-video|
|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-video|
|2009||Made for Each Other||Mack Mackenzie|
|2009||Rock Slyde||Rock Slyde|
|2009||The Action Hero's Guide to Saving Lives||Ace Mulligan|
|2010||Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back||Titan||Direct-to-DVD|
|2011||Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil||The Wolf||Voice|
|2011||The Little Engine That Could||Caboose||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|
|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"|
|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||Hercules: The Animated Series||Agamemnon||1 episode|
|1998–1999||NewsRadio||Johnny Johnson||5 episodes|
|1999||Hercules: The Animated Series||Lastrigon||1 episode|
|Family Guy||Joe Swanson||Voice|
|2000||Teacher's Pet||Security Guard||Voice|
|2000–2001||Buzz Lightyear of Star Command||Buzz Lightyear
Little Green Men
|2001–2002||The Tick||The Tick||9 episodes|
|2002||Malcolm in the Middle||Burt Landon||Episode: "Company Picnic: Part 1"|
|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|
|2002–2007||Kim Possible||Steve / Franklin Barkin||Voice
|2003||Happy Family||Bill Harris||Episode: "Bill's Back"|
|2003–2006||Less than Perfect||Jeb Denton||49 episodes|
|2003–2013||The Venture Bros.||Brock Samson||Voice
|2004||Game Over||Ripley "Rip" Smashenburn||Series|
|2005–2006||The Batman||Cash Tankenson||2 episodes|
|2005–2006||The X's||Mr. X||Voice
|2006–2008||The Emperor's New School||Kronk||Voice
|2007||Biker Mice from Mars||A-Bomb||Voice
Episode: "Here Comes the Judge"
|2007||Robot Chicken||Big Jim / The Riddler / Seuss Dad||Voice
Episode: "Endless Breadsticks"
|2007–2008||Tak and the Power of Juju||Lok||Voice
|2007–2013||Rules of Engagement||Jeff Bingham||100 episodes|
|2009||The Fairly Odd Parents||Agent #1 / #2||2 episodes|
|2009–2010||The Cleveland Show||Joe Swanson||2 episodes|
|2010–2013||Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated||Sheriff Bronson Stone||Voice
|2012||The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange||Big Mike Watermelon||Voice
Episode: "Generic Holiday Special"
|2012||The Penguins of Madagascar||Elmer||Episode: "Street Smarts/Nighty Night Ninja"|
|2013-2014||Bolts and Blip||Tigrr Jaxxon||Voice|
|2014||The Soup||Episode: "Clips of Love and Passion"|
|2015||Transformers: Robots in Disguise|
|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|
|2003||Tak and the Power of Juju||Lok|
|2004||Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams||Lok|
|2005||Tak: The Great Juju Challenge||Lok|
|2006||Family Guy Video Game!||Joe Swanson|
|2007||Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare||Additional Voices|
|2009||Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust||Damone|
|2010||Call of Duty: Black Ops||S.O.G. Operative|
|2011||Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure||Flynn the Ballooner|
|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||Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff||Joe Swanson|
|2014||Tales from the Borderlands||Hugo Vasquez|
|2011–present||Yomama||Brody (edit) Brock Baker from the Youtube Channel "McGoiter" voices Brody using Warburton's voice.|
|2014||How To Tell if You're a Basic Bitch||Philip A. Oliva, M.D|
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- "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.
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- Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated at the Internet Movie Database
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- '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.
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