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Bill Fagerbakke
Born William Mark Fagerbakke
October 4, 1957 (1957-10-04) (age 52)
Fontana, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Voice actor
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Catherine McClenahan

William Mark "Bill" Fagerbakke (born October 4, 1957) is an American actor and voice actor. One of his main roles is as Patrick Star in the animated series Spongebob Squarepants.

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Life and career

Fagerbakke, who stands at 6'6" (1.98 m), was born in Fontana, California and played college football. He appeared on television in such roles as Assistant Coach "Dauber" Dybinski on Coach, in movies, including Funny Farm, and several on-and-off Broadway stage shows.[1][2] He had a role as the mentally retarded Tom Cullen in the 1994 mini-series Stephen King's The Stand. In 1999, he had a recurring role on HBO's original series Oz as Officer Karl Metzger. He also currently supplies the voice of Patrick Star on the Nicktoon, SpongeBob SquarePants.[3]

In 2007, he made a cameo appearance on the show Heroes as Steve Gustavson in the episodes "Run" and "Unexpected." Fagerbakke has received critical acclaim as a thespian by the Screen Actors Guild and Juilliard School of Performing Arts for his roles as Shylock in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, and Torvald in Ibsen's A Doll's House.[4]

Fagerbakke is a graduate of Minico High School in Rupert, Idaho, and the University of Idaho. He played football for the Vandals until an injury ended his athletic career, which turned his focus to theater. He later attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

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