Patrick Warburton

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Patrick Warburton
Patrick Warburton by Gage Skidmore.jpg
BornPatrick John Warburton
(1964-11-14) November 14, 1964 (age 49)
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
EducationServite High School
Newport Harbor High School
Alma materOrange Coast College
Years active1986–present
Home townHuntington Beach, California, U.S.
Spouse(s)Cathy Jennings
(m. 1991–present)
  • Talon Patrick Warburton
  • Alexandra Catherine Warburton
  • Shane Warburton
  • Gabriel Warburton
ParentsJohn Charles Warburton, Jr.
Barbara Jeanne Gratz
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Patrick Warburton
Patrick Warburton by Gage Skidmore.jpg
BornPatrick John Warburton
(1964-11-14) November 14, 1964 (age 49)
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
EducationServite High School
Newport Harbor High School
Alma materOrange Coast College
Years active1986–present
Home townHuntington Beach, California, U.S.
Spouse(s)Cathy Jennings
(m. 1991–present)
  • Talon Patrick Warburton
  • Alexandra Catherine Warburton
  • Shane Warburton
  • Gabriel Warburton
ParentsJohn 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.[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]

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:



1987DragonardRichard Abdee
1989Master of Dragonard Hill
1994DickwadCharlie's Brother
1996American StraysRookie Cop
1999The Woman ChaserRichard Hudson
2000Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure BeginsBuzz Lightyear, Little Green Men (LGM)
Scream 3Steven Stone
The DishAl Burnett
The Emperor's New GrooveKronk
2001CamouflageHorace Tutt, Junior
Joe SomebodyMark McKinney
2002Run Ronnie RunHead of Gay Conspiracy
Big TroubleOfficer Walter Kramitz, Miami PD
Men in Black IIAgent T
2003I'd Rather Be in PhiladelphiaJack
2004Bob SteelRudy Buckmaster
Vacation KidsJulio
Home on the RangePatrick
2005The Civilization of Maxwell BrightMax Bright
ReboundLarry Burgess
Chicken LittleAlien Cop
Sky HighRoyal Pain Voice
2006Hoodwinked!The Wolf
The WildBlag
Open SeasonIan
2007I'll Believe YouDr. Seth Douglass
Bee MovieKen
Happily N'Ever AfterPrince Charming
2008Get SmartHymie the Robot
Fall Down a SchoolJulio / Kid / 439-bus MotoristVoice only
Space ChimpsTitan
2009Made for Each OtherMack Mackenzie
Rock SlydeRock Slyde
2010Sophomore[15]Mr. McKee
Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes BackTitan
2011Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. EvilThe Wolf
2013Movie 43SteveSegment "Middleschool Date"
A Many Splintered Thing
2014Mr. Peabody & ShermanKing Agamemnon
The Extendables[16][17]

Television films[edit]

1992Battle in the Erogenous ZonePool Boy
1994Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story
1998Blind Men
1999The Apartment ComplexMorgan
2000Angels in the InfieldEddie "Steady" Everett
2003These Guys
2002Less than PerfectJebb
2009WishologyM.E.R.F. agents


2005Stewie Griffin: The Untold StoryJoe Swanson
Kronk's New GrooveKronk
2008Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of ControlHymie the Robot
2010Family Guy: It's a Trap!Joe Swanson as Jabba the Hutt
Flicka 2Hank
Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes BackTitan


1995–1997Dave's WorldEricRegular role
1995, 1997–1998SeinfeldDavid PuddyRecurring role
1998–1999NewsRadioJohnny Johnson
Family GuyJoe SwansonVoice only
2000–2001Buzz Lightyear of Star CommandBuzz Lightyear/L.G.M.'sRegular roleVoice only
2001–2002The TickThe TickRegular role
2002–2007Kim PossibleMr. Steve BarkinRecurring role
2003–2006Less than PerfectJeb DentonRegular role
2003–presentThe Venture Bros.Brock SamsonVoice only
2004Game OverRip Smashenburn
2005–presentRobot ChickenVarious voices
2005–2006The X'sMr. X
2006–2008The Emperor's New SchoolKronkVoice only
2007–2009Tak and the Power of JujuLokVoice only
2007–2013Rules of EngagementJeff BinghamMain role
2010–2013Scooby-Doo! Mystery IncorporatedSheriff Bronson StoneVoice only
2010Bolts and BlipTiggr JaxxonVoice only
2011ArcherRileyvoice only
2012The Eric Andre ShowGeorge Clooney
2012-TBAZenon: The Animated SeriesOscar

Television guest appearances[edit]

1986The Paper ChaseHonor1 episode
1990Quantum LeapBlaster1 episode: "The Leap Home: Part 2 (Vietnam) – April 7, 1970"
1991Anything But Love1 episode: "The Torrid Zone"
1992GrapevineBilly1 episode: "The Lisa and Billy story"
Northern ExposureGlenn1 episode: "Northwest Passages"
Murphy BrownBo1 episode: "A Year to Remember"
1993Mad About YouSam1 episode: "Love Among the Tiles"
NursesChuck1 episode: "What Are Friends For?"
Designing WomenCraig3 episodes:
"Gone with a Whim: Part 1",
"Gone with a Whim: Part 2",
"Too Dumb to Date"
1994Mike & SpikeMark F. Pickles1 episode: "Person To Food"
1995Grace Under FireMeter Man1 episode: "A Night at the Opera"
EllenJack3 episodes:
"Thirty Kilo Man: Part 1",
"Thirty Kilo Man: Part 2",
"The Spa"
1998House RulesDan1 episode: "Sex and Violence"
Maggie WintersSonnyUnknown episodes
The Secret Files of the Spy DogsMange1 episode: "Mange"
1999Hercules: The Animated SeriesAgamemnon/Lastrigon2 episodes
2000Teacher's PetSecurity Guard
2002Malcolm in the MiddleBurt Landon2 episodes: "Company Picnic: Parts 1 and 2"
The Twilight ZoneAzoth the Avenger1 episode: "Azoth the Avenger Is a Friend of Mine"
20038 Simple RulesNick Sharpe3 episodes:
"Paul Meets His Match",
"Queen Bees and King Bees",
"Goodbye: Part 1", 2003
2005The BatmanCash Tankenson2 episodes
The Daily Buzz1 episode
2007Biker Mice from MarsA-Bomb1 episode
2010The Cleveland ShowJoe Swanson2 episodes:
"Beer Walk!"
2011ArcherRip Riley3 episodes: "Heart of Archness, Parts I-III"
2012Top GearHimselfSet a record time in a celebrity event on the show
2012The Penguins of MadagascarElmer1 episode
2013Fish HooksAlbert Glass1 episode

Video games[edit]

2000Spider-ManHostage on "What If?" Mode
2001The Emperor's New Groove: The GameKronk
2003Metal Arms: Glitch in the SystemMozer
Tak and the Power of JujuLok
Tak 2: The Staff of DreamsLok
2005Who Rules? The GameGame show host
Tak 3: The Great Juju ChallengeLok
2006Family Guy Video Game!Joe Swanson
Open SeasonIan
2007Call of Duty 4: Modern WarfareAdditional voices (uncredited)
2009Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office BustDamone
Madden: Pro Bowl XX Years
2010Call of Duty: Black OpsS.O.G. operative
2011The Little Engine That CouldCaboose
Skylanders: Spyro's AdventureFlynn the Ballooner, extra voices
League of LegendsVolibear, Zac
2012Skylanders: GiantsFlynn the Ballooner
2012Family Guy: Back to the MultiverseJoe Swanson
2013Poker Night 2Brock Samson
2013Skylanders: Swap ForceFlynn the Ballooner

Web Shorts[edit]



  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. ^ Sophomore (2011) – IMDb
  16. ^ The Extendables (2014) — Full Cast & Crew — IMDb
  17. ^ The Extendables (2014) —

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