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Date of Birth 14 November 1964Paterson, New Jersey, USA
Birth NamePatrick John Warburton
Height 6' 2½" (1.89 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Patrick Warburton is known to many for the role of "Puddy" in the hit NBC comedy "Seinfeld," the laconic, enigmatic, quirky Saab salesman and Elaine's boyfriend. Warburton starred for 7 seasons on the hit CBS comedy "Rules of Engagement" with David Spade, Oliver Hudson, and Megyn Price about two couples and their single friend, all at different stages in their relationships dealing with the complications of dating, commitment, and marriage. He is now set to star in NBC's newest sitcom series entitled "Crowded," premiering Sunday, March 20th, about an empty nest couple (Warburton & Carrie Preston) who find out their adult daughters want to move back home with them. Patrick also played "Guy" in the international blockbuster comedy Ted and recently completed shooting the highly anticipated sequel Ted 2 where he reprises his role. Warburton starred on the ABC hit comedy "Less than Perfect," as "Jeb Denton," an opinionated network anchorman; and on the hit show "NewsRadio" as "Johnny Johnson" the unscrupulous business rival who takes over the station. Warburton starred in Disney's major motion picture, live action comedy Underdog, as the archenemy "Cad," based on the 1964 cartoon television series. He is also perhaps the busiest voiceover artist in Hollywood for his many characters including the role of the paraplegic and over-zealous cop, "Joe Swanson," on the hit comedy "Family Guy."

Warburton was the lead in the independent film The Civilization of Maxwell Bright, in which he stared as a vicious and self-destructive anti-hero who desperately needs to save his soul. The film won numerous festival awards in which Warburton captured Best Actor at the Beverly Hills Film Festival, New York VisionFest, and the Boulder International Film Festival. The film's other honors include Viewer's Choice at the Beverly Hills Film Festival, the Special Jury Award at WorldFest Houston and at the Florida Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize at the Florida Film Festival, and the Vision Award for David Beaird at WorldFest Houston. This festival favorite is essentially a modern re-telling of "Beauty and the Beast" that explores what happens when a modern Neanderthal is locked in close proximity with a kind and loving woman. Written and directed by David Beaird, The Civilization of Maxwell Bright co-stars Jennifer Tilly, Marie Matiko, Simon Callow and Eric Roberts. In addition, Warburton starred in the independent feature film I'll Believe You alongside Fred Willard, Thomas Gibson, and Chris Elliott, a comedy for young adults/teens about a hunt for an alleged alien living in a small town after a mysterious phone call is received on a radio broadcast. The film was released in April of 2007 to 1,500 theaters nationwide, quite the accomplishment for a small independent film.

To complement his animated films, Warburton voiced the hit cartoon series "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated" and the animated feature Bee Movie with Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Uma Thurman and Oprah Winfrey. He played the character "Rip Smashenburn" in the UPN animated series "Game Over," the voice of "Brock Samson" in the animated adult series "The Venture Brothers," and the voice of "Mr. Barkin" on the Disney Channel's "Disney's Kim Possible." He plays the character of Ian, "the ultimate alpha-male," in the Sony animated film Open Season opposite Ashton Kutcher and Martin Lawrence. Playing in both regular theaters and Imax 3-D, it was a box office smash on its opening week as #1 and held top spots following its debut. Warburton's voice can also be heard alongside that of Sarah Michelle Geller, Sigourney Weaver, George Carlin, Andy Dick, and Freddie Prinze Jr. in the animated feature film Happily N'ever After, from the producers of Shrek, where he plays the voice of "Prince Humperdink." As the voice of the "Savior of the Universe" in Disney's animated Saturday morning TV series "Buzz Lightyear," Warburton's voice graced the big screen in the Disney animated film The Emperor's New Groove, Kronks New Groove and "The Emperor's New School."

Warburton started his television career appearing regularly on the CBS sitcom "Dave's World," with Harry Anderson and Mesach Taylor and originally guest-starred on "Seinfeld" as the painted-faced New Jersey Devils' fan and Jerry's mechanic, only to become one of the show's funniest fixtures. He also did commercial spots for American Express (as the voice of "Superman" alongside Seinfeld), Cadillac, and M&Ms. Warburton starred in The Woman Chaser, which received critical acclaim at the prestigious New York Film Festival and The Sundance Film Festival, as well as opposite Sam Neill in The Dish, an Australian production about the first man on the moon. Barry Sonnenfeld directed Warburton in the Columbia Tri Star half-hour comedy "The Tick," which continues to have a huge cult following since its release on DVD. The show gained its popularity with audiences due to its relaxed, adult-friendly comedy. "The Tick", in addition to the DVD, has released action figures, t-shirts, and Quaker Oat Life cereal boxes with "The Tick" character adorning the cover. He also paired up with Tim Allen in Sonnenfeld's feature films Big Trouble and Joe Somebody, and also appeared in Scream 3 and Men in Black 2.

A native Californian, Patrick grew up in Huntington Beach and resides in Los Angeles with his wife Cathy and four children Talon, Alexandra (Lexie), Shane, and Gabriel. When talking about his children, Patrick's face lights up as he describes them as the ultimate joy and love of his life. With what little spare time he has, Patrick gets in a game of golf or tennis, does activities with his children, and spends time in his cabin on the Rogue River in Oregon with his family. Warburton also hosts the annual charity golf tournament "Golf for Kids," a Celebrity Tournament to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital each year in Palm Springs, CA.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Cathy Jennings (1 February 1991 - present) (4 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Deep monotone voice
Large frame

Trivia (19)

Studied marine biology at Orange Coast College, where he met his wife, Cathi.
Was a model for Bugle Boy Clothes.
Son of Barbara Lord.
Suffered through what may be the longest flogging in screen history in Dragonard (1987). 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.
Scene in A Mighty Wind (2003) was cut and is in the deleted scenes on the DVD.
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 (1989).
Chosen for the title role on The Tick (2001), 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.
Appeared in Big Trouble (2002) with Tim Allen. Both have voiced Buzz Lightyear.
Has done the voice of an animated Superman twice: Once during an episode of Family Guy (1999) and again for Jerry Seinfeld's Seinfeld/Superman series of American Express commercials.
The Woman Chaser (1999) was the first feature film in which he played the lead character. He portrayed the role of an eccentric used- car salesman who became a wannabe movie director. The film was nominated for the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.
Is the namesake of the "Patrick Warburton Manliest Man Award" given by the Dallas, TX radio show "Pugs and Kelly" on 105.3 FM.
Attended Servite High School Class of 1982 in Anaheim, California. Ran on the high school cross country team with Michael McDonald.
Father of Talon Patrick (b. 1992), Alexandra Catherine (b. 1994), Shane (b. 1998) and Gabriel (b. October 2000).
His father is of Irish, English, Alsatian German, Slovenian, and French descent. His mother is of German ancestry.
His father, Dr. Jack Warburton, was a surgeon.
Warburton appeared on the auto enthusiast show Top Gear (2002) and revealed to host Adam Ferrara that he owns/owned a previously wrecked Dodge Viper and a coveted '69 Dodge Charger R/T. He refers to them as Pamela and Angelina respectively.
He is currently living in Ventura County, California. [2004]
Plays "Patrick...your flight attendant" on Soarin' at Walt Disney World' EPCOT and Soarin' Over California at Disney's California Adventure [2005]
Along with Richard Kind, starring in radio commercials portraying "Lewis & Clark", for Horizon Air (a smaller branch of Alaska Airlines), in the Seattle Area. [2006]

Personal Quotes (22)

I've actually become much, much dumber through being married and having these children. I find that I'm not half as sharp that I once was. I can't even help them with their 4th and 5th grade vocabulary and math work at this point.
The greatest risk is really to take no risk at all. You've got to go out there, jump off the cliff, and take chances.
I believe I'm doing the right thing in trying to step away from that and to take chances and work on little independent films and do stuff like that wild dance scene.
I do believe that we have the opportunity to continue - I repeat myself over and over again with this - to redefine and reinvent ourselves and as long as we do that, then I think we've got some pretty good odds in our favor, because we're not always presenting the same thing.
I have a family to support. And I'm not always going to be doing exactly what I want to do.
All I try to do is as earnestly and as acutely as I can, conceive a character and try to portray this character just honestly. If the humor is within the absurdity and the awfulness of situations, then let it be seen that way.
You never know what's going to happen with television these days.
So, deadpan I think just means not acknowledging for one second that you think that this is funny and clever.
My only job as an actor is to try and understand the character and, to the best of my ability, bring this character to life.
Let an audience be able to find it themselves without spoonfeeding it.
I love westerns. I've always wanted to do a western.
I don't know if I ever really considered making a connection with the audience.
I always wanted to do a Disney movie.
He'd never seen Seinfeld (1989), so he didn't know who Puddy was or anything.
Apparently I work for free, look at some of the independent films I've done.
You don't make a fortune doing cartoons. It's a lot of fun, it keeps you busy, and it's better than a kick in the pants, absolutely. But doing voiceover work doesn't make you rich. It just doesn't.
Tick is a cartoon character, I don't know if you're familiar with him. This is the third step in his evolution. Comic book to cartoon to, now, live-action.
There's not a fortune to be made doing voiceover work unless you're one of the main voices on The Simpsons (1989). See, there's "The Simpsons", and then there's everything else.
Never met Levinson. Ever. He directed those American Express spots for us for Seinfeld (1989), and I was off on some guest spot that I didn't even want to do . . . and I got talked into doing it.
I'll work with Jerry Seinfeld any day of the week. Get a nice little paycheck there, but you do it for free. It's just good to be associated with that man. He's a great guy.
I thought he was an interesting central figure, central character, one who is definitely not your typical central character figure in a film, who's easy to like. He's not easy to like. It forces you to involve yourself with what's going on.
I have heard nothing from my friends at Family Guy (1999). Yeah, I heard that they got picked up again and all that good stuff, but I haven't heard anything yet. But, you know, I'm very elusive and hard to contact.

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