Oct. 4th, 1957
Fontana, California, USA
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William Mark "Bill" Fagerbakke is an American actor and voice actor. He is well-known for his long-running-role as Patrick Star in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants.
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. 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 role in HBO's original series Oz as Officer Karl Metzger.
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. In 2009, he had a role in the film, Jennifer's Body. He also has the role of Marvin Eriksen Sr. in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
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.
- While doing a press conference to promote the animated series Gargoyles (1994), where he voiced the character Broadway, he responded to a question about whether or not the series was acceptable viewing for children by saying "It's better than Barney!"
- Is a Member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.
- Attended University of Idaho (B.A., theater arts) and Southern Methodist University.
- Lives in Los Angeles
- Has been good friends with 'Nick Bakay' (qv) since they were roommates in college.
- Daughter, Hannah (b. 1991)
- Daughter, Carson (b. 1994)
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