Patrick Warburton

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Patrick Warburton
Patrick Warburton by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Warburton at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International
BornPatrick John Warburton
(1964-11-14) November 14, 1964 (age 50)
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.
ParentsJohn Charles Warburton, Jr.
Barbara Jeanne Gratz (aka Barbara Lord)
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Patrick Warburton
Patrick Warburton by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Warburton at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International
BornPatrick John Warburton
(1964-11-14) November 14, 1964 (age 50)
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.
ParentsJohn Charles Warburton, Jr.
Barbara Jeanne Gratz (aka Barbara Lord)

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,[1] Johnny Johnson on NewsRadio, Jeb Denton on Less than Perfect, and Jeff Bingham on Rules of Engagement.[2] 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.[3]

Early life[edit]

Warburton was born in Paterson, New Jersey,[4] the son of surgeon John Charles Warburton, Jr. and Barbara Jeanne Gratz (an actress credited as Barbara Lord).[5][6][7] He and his three sisters, Mary, Lara, and Megan, were raised in a "very religious" and "conservative" Catholic family in Huntington Beach, California,[8] where he attended Saints Simon and Jude Catholic School. He later attended Servite High School (in Anaheim, California), which left to transfer to 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.[9]


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 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.[3]

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 voices Steve Barkin in the Disney Channel show Kim Possible.

Warburton was also cast in The Venture Bros., in which he voices Brock Samson. He voices Joe Swanson on Fox's Family Guy and Detective Cash in The Batman. He lent his voice talent to the computer-animated feature films Hoodwinked, Chicken Little, Open Season, Tak (all 3 games), and Tak and the Power of Juju (Nickelodeon) series.[citation needed]

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.[10] He appeared as Bowser in a video by CollegeHumor entitled "The Roast of Mario".[11]

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.[12]

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. In August 2009, Warburton played a high-end PC in a "Get a Mac" ad for Apple Inc.[13] Warburton also became the spokesman for Japanese automaker Honda's "Good Reasons" advertising campaign in September 2011.[14]

Warburton voices the forest ranger in a "Smokey Bear" radio ad campaign sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council.[15] He 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. 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.[3]



1994DickwadCharlie's BrotherShort film
1996American StraysRookie Cop
1999The Woman ChaserRichard Hudson
2000Scream 3Steven Stone
2000Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure BeginsLittle Green MenVoice
2000The DishAl Burnett
2000The Emperor's New GrooveKronkVoice
2001CamouflageHorace Tutt, Jr.
2001Joe SomebodyMark McKinney
2002Run Ronnie RunHead of Gay Conspiracy
2002Big TroubleOfficer Walter Kramitz
2002Men in Black IIAgent T
2004Bob SteelRudy Buckmaster
2004Home on the RangePatrickVoice
2005The Civilization of Maxwell BrightMax Bright
2005ReboundLarry Burgess
2005Chicken LittleAlien CopVoice
2005Sky HighRoyal PainVoice
2005Stewie Griffin: The Untold StoryJoe SwansonDirect-to-video
2005Kronk's New GrooveKronkDirect-to-video
2006Hoodwinked!The WolfVoice
2006The WildBlagVoice
2006Open SeasonIanVoice
2007I'll Believe YouDr. Seth Douglass
2007Bee MovieKenVoice
2007Happily N'Ever AfterPrince CharmingVoice
2008Get SmartHymie
2008Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of ControlHymieDirect-to-video
2008Space ChimpsTitanVoice
2009Made for Each OtherMack Mackenzie
2009Rock SlydeRock Slyde
2009The Action Hero's Guide to Saving LivesAce Mulligan
2010Flicka 2HankDirect-to-DVD
2010Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes BackTitanDirect-to-DVD
2010SophomoreMr. McKee
2011Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. EvilThe WolfVoice
2011The Little Engine That CouldCabooseVoice
2013Movie 43Steve
2013Bad MiloPhil
2014Mr. Peabody & ShermanKing AgamemnonVoice
2014Playing It CoolDick
2014Planes: Fire & RescuePulaskiVoice
2014School DancePrairie Puff Man
2014The Extendables
2015HooveyJeff Elliot
2015Divine AccessBob
2015Ted 2GuyPost-production
2015Lost in AustinPost-production
2016Animal CrackersBrockVoice
2016SweetwaterJoe LapchickPre-production


1986The Paper ChasePool BoyEpisode: "Honor"
1990Quantum LeapBlasterEpisode: "The Leap Home: Part 2 (Vietnam) – April 7, 1970"
1991Anything But LoveEpisode: "The Torrid Zone"
1992GrapevineBillyEpisode: "The Lisa and Billy Story"
1992Northern ExposureGlennEpisode: "Northwest Passages"
1992Murphy BrownBoEpisode: "A Year to Remember"
1993Mad About YouSamEpisode: "Love Among the Tiles"
1993NursesChuckEpisode: "What Are Friends For?"
1993Designing WomenCraig3 episodes
1993Love & WarDuaneEpisode: "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing"
1995Grace Under FireMeter ManEpisode: "A Night at the Opera"
1995EllenJack3 episodes
1995–1997Dave's WorldEric34 episodes
1995–1998SeinfeldDavid Puddy10 episodes
1998House RulesDanEpisode: "Sex and Violence"
1998Maggie WintersSonnySeries
1998Hercules: The Animated SeriesAgamemnon1 episode
1998–1999NewsRadioJohnny Johnson5 episodes
1999Hercules: The Animated SeriesLastrigon1 episode
1999The Apartment ComplexMorganTV Movie
Family GuyJoe SwansonVoice
2000Angels in the InfieldEddie "Steady" EverettTV Movie
2000Teacher's PetSecurity GuardVoice
2000–2001Buzz Lightyear of Star CommandBuzz Lightyear
Little Green Men
62 episodes
2001–2002The TickThe Tick9 episodes
2002Malcolm in the MiddleBurt LandonEpisode: "Company Picnic: Part 1"
2002The Twilight ZoneAzoth the AvengerEpisode: "Azoth the Avenger is a Friend of Mine"
2002–20038 Simple RulesNick Sharpe3 episodes
2002–2007Kim PossibleSteve / Franklin BarkinVoice
35 episodes
2003Happy FamilyBill HarrisEpisode: "Bill's Back"
2003–2006Less than PerfectJeb Denton49 episodes
2003–presentThe Venture Bros.Brock SamsonVoice
54 episodes
2004Game OverRipley "Rip" SmashenburnSeries
2005–2006The BatmanCash Tankenson2 episodes
2005–2006The X'sMr. XVoice
20 episodes
2006–2008The Emperor's New SchoolKronkVoice
52 episodes
2007Biker Mice from MarsA-BombVoice
Episode: "Here Comes the Judge"
2007Robot ChickenBig Jim / The Riddler / Seuss DadVoice
Episode: "Endless Breadsticks"
2007–2008Tak and the Power of JujuLokVoice
15 episodes
2007–2013Rules of EngagementJeff Bingham100 episodes
2009The Fairly Odd ParentsAgent #1 / #22 episodes
2009–2010The Cleveland ShowJoe Swanson2 episodes
2010–2013Scooby-Doo! Mystery IncorporatedSheriff Bronson StoneVoice
34 episodes[16]
2011ArcherRip RileyVoice
3 episodes
2012The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying OrangeBig Mike WatermelonVoice
Episode: "Generic Holiday Special"
2012The Penguins of MadagascarElmerEpisode: "Street Smarts/Nighty Night Ninja"
2013-2014Bolts and BlipTigrr JaxxonVoice
2014The SoupActorEpisode: "Clips of Love and Passion"
2014SequesteredGovernor Bennett, Governor Warburton
2015Transformers: Robots in Disguise

Video games[edit]

2000Spider-ManHostage on "What If?" Mode
2001The Emperor's New Groove: The GameKronk
2003Metal Arms: Glitch in the SystemMozer
2003Tak and the Power of JujuLok
2004Tak 2: The Staff of DreamsLok
2005Tak: The Great Juju ChallengeLok
2006Family Guy Video Game!Joe Swanson
2006Open SeasonIan
2007Call of Duty 4: Modern WarfareAdditional Voices
2009Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office BustDamone
2010Call of Duty: Black OpsS.O.G. Operative
2011Skylanders: Spyro's AdventureFlynn the Ballooner
2011-presentLeague of LegendsVolibear, Zac
2012Skylanders: GiantsFlynn the Ballooner
2012Family Guy: Back to the MultiverseJoe Swanson
2013Poker Night 2Brock Samson
2013Skylanders: Swap ForceFlynn the Ballooner
2014Family Guy: The Quest for StuffJoe Swanson
2014Tales from the BorderlandsHugo Vasquez
2014Skylanders: Trap TeamFlynn the Ballooner


2011–presentYomamaBrody (edit) Brock Baker from the YouTube Channel "McGoiter" voices Brody using Warburton's voice.
2014How To Tell if You're a Basic BitchPhilip A. Oliva, M.D[17]

Awards and nominations[edit]

2001Online Film and Television Association AwardBest Voice-Over PerformanceThe Emperor's New GrooveNominated
Annie AwardOutstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by Male Performer in an Animated Feature ProductionNominated
2005New York VisionFest Outstanding Achievement AwardActing - MaleThe Civilization of Maxwell BrightWon
2006Boulder International Film Festival AwardBest ActorWon
Beverly Hills Film Festival AwardBest Male PerformanceWon
2007Annie AwardOutstanding Voice Acting in an Animated Television ProductionThe Emperor's New SchoolNominated
2008Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature ProductionBee MovieNominated


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

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