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Patrick Warburton

Patrick Warburton
File:Patrick Warburton by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Warburton at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born Patrick John Warburton
(1964-11-14) November 14, 1964 (age 51)
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
Education Servite High School
Newport Harbor High School
Alma mater Orange Coast College
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986–present
Home town Huntington Beach, California, U.S.
Spouse(s) Cathy Jennings
  • Talon Patrick (b. 1992)
  • Alexandra Catherine (b. 1994)
  • Shane (b. 1998)
  • Gabriel (b. 2000)
Parent(s) John 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, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, and Mr. Peabody & Sherman, among others.[3]

Early life

Warburton was born in Paterson, New Jersey,[4] the son of orthopedic 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. winning the tournament and the $50,000 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]

Commercial voice-over

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]

Personal life

Warburton has been married to Cathy Jennings since 1991; they have four children – Talon Patrick (b. 1992), Alexandra Catherine (b. 1994), Shane (b. 1998) and Gabriel (b. October 2000).[16] They live in Camarillo, California.



Year Title Role Notes
1991 Scorchers Balford
1994 Dickwad Charlie's Brother Short film
1996 American Strays Rookie Cop
1999 The Woman Chaser Richard Hudson
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
2001 Camouflage Horace Tutt, Jr.
2001 Dirt Vincent
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 Rebound Larry Burgess
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
2006 Hoodwinked! The Wolf Voice
2006 The Wild Blag Voice
2006 Open Season Ian Voice
2007 I'll Believe You Dr. Seth Douglass
2007 Underdog Cad
2007 Bee Movie Ken Voice
2007 Happily N'Ever After Prince Charming Voice
2008 Get Smart Hymie
2008 Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control Hymie Direct-to-video
2008 Space Chimps Titan Voice
2009 Made for Each Other Mack Mackenzie
2009 Rock Slyde Rock Slyde
2009 The Action Hero's Guide to Saving Lives Ace Mulligan
2010 Flicka 2 Hank Direct-to-DVD
2010 Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back Titan Direct-to-DVD
2010 Sophomore
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Mr. McKee
2011 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil The Wolf Voice
2011 The Little Engine That Could Caboose Voice
2012 Ted Guy
2013 Movie 43 Steve
2013 Bad Milo Phil
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman King Agamemnon Voice
2014 Playing It Cool Dick
2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue Pulaski Voice
2014 School Dance Prairie Puff Man
2014 The Extendables
2015 Hoovey Jeff Elliot
2015 Divine Access Bob
2015 Ted 2 Guy Post-production
2015 Lost in Austin Post-production
2016 Animal Crackers Brock Voice
2016 Sweetwater Joe Lapchick Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
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 Ellen Jack 3 episodes
1995–1997 Dave's World Eric 34 episodes
1995–1998 Seinfeld David Puddy 10 episodes
1998 House Rules Dan Episode: "Sex and Violence"
1998 Maggie Winters Sonny Series
1998 Hercules: The Animated Series Agamemnon 1 episode
1998–1999 NewsRadio Johnny Johnson 5 episodes
1999 Hercules: The Animated Series Lastrigon 1 episode
1999 The Apartment Complex Morgan TV Movie
Family Guy Joe Swanson Voice
2000 Angels in the Infield Eddie "Steady" Everett TV Movie
2000 Teacher's Pet Security Guard Voice
2000–2001 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Buzz Lightyear
Little Green Men
62 episodes
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
35 episodes
2003 Happy Family Bill Harris Episode: "Bill's Back"
2003–2006 Less than Perfect Jeb Denton 49 episodes
2003–present The Venture Bros. Brock Samson Voice
54 episodes
2004 Game Over Ripley "Rip" Smashenburn Series
2005–2006 The Batman Cash Tankenson 2 episodes
2005–2006 The X's Mr. X Voice
20 episodes
2006–2008 The Emperor's New School Kronk Voice
52 episodes
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
15 episodes
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
34 episodes[17]
2011 Archer Rip Riley Voice
3 episodes
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 Actor Episode: "Clips of Love and Passion"
2014 Sequestered Governor Bennett, Governor Warburton
2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise
2015 Crowded Mike Gunn Main cast

Video games

Year Title Role
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
2006 Open Season Ian
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
2014–2015 Tales from the Borderlands Hugo Vasquez
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Flynn the Ballooner


Year Title Role
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[18]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2001 Online Film and Television Association Award Best Voice-Over Performance The Emperor's New Groove Nominated
Annie Award Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by Male Performer in an Animated Feature Production Nominated
2005 New York VisionFest Outstanding Achievement Award Acting - Male The Civilization of Maxwell Bright Won
2006 Boulder International Film Festival Award Best Actor Won
Beverly Hills Film Festival Award Best Male Performance Won
2007 Annie Award Outstanding Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production The Emperor's New School Nominated
2008 Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production Bee Movie Nominated


  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. ^ Patty Martinez (August 2012). "Celebrity Q+A: Patrick Warburton". Retrieved March 5, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Pawn of Shadows". Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. Episode 25.  - closing credits
  18. ^ Signs of being a basic bitch. CollegeHumor. March 26, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 

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