Nov. 14th, 1964
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
Patrick Warburton's Main TV Roles
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Patrick Warburton appeared as David Puddy, Elaine's on-again, off-again boyfriend on the hit sitcom Seinfeld in 1995, and has since then steadily found his talents in ever-greater demand. With his squinty eyes and detective's voice, Warburton has become a humorous personality for all kinds of characters.
Warburton was born on November 14, 1964, in Paterson, NJ, and raised in Southern California. Patrick studied marine biology at Orange Coast College, where he met his wife, Cathi, before dropping out to pursue modeling and acting at age 19.
It was not until he appeared in the 1995 episode of 'Seinfeld' entitled "The Fusilli Jerry" that Warburton really started to attract attention. As Puddy, Jerry's lunkhead mechanic who spits out dialogue in macho spurts. Warburton quickly became a popular semi-regular, involved in a running joke about his frequent breakups and reconciliations with Elaine. He stayed with the show until it finished in 1998, and provided the voice for Superman in a series of commercials.
Warburton had then contributed his memorable voice to characters on the animated shows 'Family Guy', 'Hercules', and 'Buzz Lightyear of Star Command'. At this time as Warburton flexed his comic talents as a bodyguard in 'Scream 3', then toned them down as an American astronomer in 'Australia in The Dish'. His voice was again called upon, this time by Disney, for the role of a sorceress' thug assistant in 'The Emperor's New Groove'.
Warburton signed on as the star of the Fox sitcom The Tick, about a muscle-bound but dimwitted superhero in a blue costume, which premiered in the fall of 2001.
Warburton became an in demand voice actor working on a variety of projects including TV series like 'The Venture Brothers' and 'Family Guy', as well as movies such as 'Home on the Range', 'Chicken Little', 'The Wild', and 'Bee Movie'. In 2007 he started on a successful run with the sitcom Rules of Engagement, and in 2012 he appeared in Seth McFarland's directorial debut, Ted.
- Appeared in _Big Trouble (2002)_ (qv) with 'Tim Allen (I)' (qv). Both have voiced Buzz Lightyear.
- Chosen for the title role on _"The Tick" (2001)_ (qv), the short-lived, live-action series due to his size. The producers were astonished by the size of the "crater" he left in the couch when he came in to discuss the role.
- Studied marine biology at Orange Coast College, where he met his wife, Cathi.
- (1998) Third child born.
- Dropped the puck to start the game after the New Jersey Devils raised their 1995 Stanley Cup banner as the "face Painter" character from _"Seinfeld" (1990)_ (qv).
- Was a model for Bugle Boy Clothes.
- Attended Servite High School Class of 1982 in Anaheim, California.
- Suffered through what may be the longest flogging in screen history in the 1987 movie, "Dragonard." He plays a slave on a 17th-century Caribbean island who's sentenced to 100 lashes across his back for insubordination to his master. The lashes are delivered in the public square, are counted out by enthusiastic spectators, and from start to finish consume about 3 minutes and 50 seconds of screen time.