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Patrick Warburton

Warburton in January 2007
Born Patrick John Warburton
November 14, 1964 (1964-11-14) (age 45)
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Voice actor
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Cathy Warburton (1991-present)

Patrick John Warburton (born November 14, 1964) is an American television and voice actor. He is best known for the 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 uniquely deep voice has been lent to well-known roles including Ken in Bee Movie, Kronk in The Emperor's New Groove and its sequels, bodyguard Brock Samson on The Venture Bros., the wheelchair-using Joe Swanson on Family Guy, Steve Barkin on Kim Possible, and The Wolf in Hoodwinked, among others. He currently appears as macho married man Jeff Bingham in the CBS television program, Rules of Engagement.[1]

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Early life

Warburton was born in Paterson, New Jersey[2] and grew up in Huntington Beach, California, moving there with his family when he was three years old. His father, John Warburton, is an orthopedic surgeon,[3] and his mother, Barbara Lord (née Gratz), is an actress. He has three sisters, Mary, Lara, and Megan. Warburton attended Servite High School in Anaheim, California. He studied marine biology at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, but dropped out to pursue modeling and acting.[4]

Career

Warburton's acting roles often rely on his deep, booming voice and large physique. In the mid to late 1990s, he was known for his role as David Puddy on Seinfeld, the indifferent boyfriend of Elaine Benes. He also starred in FOX's short-lived, live-action series, The Tick, in the title role.

Warburton has put his voice to use for several animated films and TV programs, including a lead character in Game Over, and Buzz Lightyear in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, replacing Tim Allen. He played Nick Sharp in 8 Simple Rules, and he voiced Steve Barkin in the Disney Channel show Kim Possible. He joined the cast of Less Than Perfect in 2003, as anchorman Jeb Denton.

He played the voice of Kronk in The Emperor's New Groove, a role he reprised for Kronk's New Groove and the subsequent TV series The Emperor's New School. His next major project was on the animated series The Venture Bros., under Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block; in it he voices Brock Samson, the Venture family's brutally effective bodyguard and former secret agent. Warburton also voices Joe Swanson on Fox's Family Guy and Detective Cash on The Batman's episode JTV.

Warburton lent his voice talent to computer-animated feature films Hoodwinked, Chicken Little and Open Season. He also voices Lok in all 3 Tak games and Lok in Tak and the Power of Juju Nickelodeon series.

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".

Warburton is featured in the "preboarding" film shown to guests at Soarin' Over California (located in Disney's California Adventure Park). A similar film is shown, albeit slightly edited (new intro), at Soarin' located in Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort. Warburton delivers all of the instructions in his typical deadpan style.

Warburton appeared on GSN's Poker Royale Celebrities vs. the Pros tournament in 2005. He made it to the Grand Finale and won the $100,000 grand prize. Warburton's enduring identification with his character in Seinfeld was evident on January 13, 2007, during an NFL football broadcast. An advertisement for his new series, Rules of Engagement was played, and when the telecast returned to the broadcast booth, one of the announcers exclaimed, "Puddy!"

Warburton played a cameo role as a car salesman in the video of the song "Online" by Brad Paisley.

In August 2009, Warburton played a high-end PC in a "Get a Mac" ad for Apple Inc.

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.

There is a current radio advertisement for the United States Forest Service in which Warburton plays a park ranger, delivered in his typical deadpanned voice. The commercial begins with a ringing phone and his voice, "Ranger station; ranger speaking." The advertisement is sponsored by the Ad Council, along with the US Forest Service, and can be heard on WEEI's online radio broadcast.

Personal life

Warburton has been married to Cathy Warburton since 1991; they have four children - the oldest named Talon, 17. They live in Camarillo, California. According to the MySpace his friend set up for him,[5] he is Roman Catholic and a fan of the band Pearl Jam.[6]

Voiceography

Year Film Role Other notes
1999 Hercules: The Animated Series Lastrigon  
Family Guy Joe Swanson Animation Series
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins L.G.M.'s  
Teacher's Pet Security Guard  
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Buzz Lightyear/L.G.M.'s  
Spider-Man Hostage on "What If?" Mode Video game
The Emperor's New Groove Kronk  
2001 The Emperor's New Groove: The Game Kronk video game
2002 Kim Possible Mr. Steve Barkin  
2003 Kim Possible: The Secret Files Mr. Steve Barkin  
Metal Arms: Glitch in the System Moser video game
Tak and the Power of Juju Lok video game  
The Venture Bros. Brock Samson  
2004 A Uniform Used to Mean Something Superman short
Game Over Ripley "Rip" Smashenburn  
Home on the Range Patrick  
Hindsight Is 20/20... Superman short
Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams Lok video game
2005 Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin - The Untold Story Joe Swanson  
Who Rules? The Game Game Show Host video game
Tak 3: The Great Juju Challenge Lok video game
Chicken Little Alien Cop cameo
Kronk's New Groove Kronk  
The Batman Cash Tankenson  
The X's Mr. X  
2006 The Emperor's New School Kronk  
Family Guy Joe Swanson video game
Hoodwinked The Wolf  
The Wild Blag  
Open Season Ian  
2007 Happily N'Ever After Prince Humperdink  
Tak and the Power of Juju Lok  
Bee Movie Ken  
Underdog Cad  
2008 Space Chimps Titan  
2010 Hoodwinked 2: Hood vs. Evil The Wolf  
2011 Zenon: The Animated Series Oscar  

Filmography

Year Film Role Other notes
1987 Dragonard Richard Abdee  
1989 Master of Dragonard Hill Richard Abdee  
1991 Scorchers Balford  
1994 Dickwad Charlie's Brother  
1996 American Strays Rookie Cop  
1998 Blind Men    
1999 The Woman Chaser Richard Hudson  
2000 Scream 3 Steven Stone  
The Dish Al Burnett  
2001 Camouflage Horace Tutt, Junior  
Dirt Vincent  
Joe Somebody Mark McKinney  
The Tick (2001 TV series) The Tick  
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  
2005 The Civilization of Maxwell Bright Max Bright  
Rebound Larry Burgess  
2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby ESPN Correspondent Unaccredited
2007 I'll Believe You Dr. Seth Douglass
Underdog Cad
2007 Bee Movie Ken
2008 Get Smart Hymie the Robot
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control Hymie the Robot
2009 Sophomore Mr. McKee
Rock Slyde Rock Slyde

Video games

Television

Other

References

  1. ^ http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/patrick-warburton/169214
  2. ^ Yannis, Alex. "HOCKEY;The Devils, And Fans, Ignite First Match", The New York Times, October 8, 1995. Accessed 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."
  3. ^ ESPN.com - Page2 - Patrick Warburton
  4. ^ Patrick Warburton - Biography - Moviefone
  5. ^ http://animatedtv.about.com/od/gftriviaresources/a/warburton.htm
  6. ^ http://www.myspace.com/patrickwarburton

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