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Patrick Warburton



Squared-jawed beefcake Patrick Warburton leapt into pop culture consciousness as David Puddy, Elaine's on-again, off-again boyfriend on the hit sitcom Seinfeld in 1995, and has since then steadily found his deadpan talents in ever-greater demand. With his squinty eyes and hard-boiled detective's voice, Warburton has become a humorous personality who can generate giggles with almost no effort, whether onscreen or in voice-overs.

Warburton was born on November 14, 1964, in Paterson, NJ, and raised in Southern California, a son of little-known television actress Barbara Lord. The future Bugle Boy model studied marine biology at Orange Coast College, where he met his wife, Cathi, before dropping out to pursue modeling and acting at age 19. In his first screen appearance, the 17th century slave film Dragonard (1987), Warburton was subject to what is thought to be the longest onscreen flogging on film, a 100-lash scene that consumes nearly four minutes of screen time. He also appeared in the sequel, Master of Dragonard Hill (1989), before turning his attention to television.

Warburton had guest spots on such shows as Murphy Brown, Designing Women, and Quantum Leap before scoring a recurring role on the short-lived Dave Barry sitcom Dave's World in 1993. But 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, notably the catchphrase affirmation "Yeah that's right," Warburton quickly became a popular semi-regular, involved in a running joke about his frequent breakups and reconciliations with Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). He stayed with the show until it finished in 1998, and provided the voice for Superman in a series of commercials starring Seinfeld.

Warburton had another recurring role as unscrupulous businessman Johnny Johnson on News Radio in 1999, then contributed his memorable voice to characters on the animated shows Family Guy, Hercules, and Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. By this time the big screen was really beckoning, as Warburton flexed his comic talents as a bodyguard in Scream 3 (2000), then toned them down as an American astronomer in Australia in The Dish (2000). His voice was again called upon, this time by Disney, for the role of a sorceress' thug assistant in The Emperor's New Groove (2000).

Going zanier than on Seinfeld, 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. High-profile projects in 2002 would include a role in the delayed ensemble farce Big Trouble and as Agent T alongside Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith in Men in Black 2.



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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
67% Divine Access
  • Bob
2016
No Score Yet Animal Crackers
  • Brock
2016
100% Safe Neighborhood
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Elephant Kingdom
  • Human King
2016
0% Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser
  • Actor
2015
46% Ted 2
  • Guy
2015
No Score Yet Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant
  • Bryce
2015
16% Playing It Cool
  • Dick
2015
0% Behaving Badly
  • Principal Basil Poole
2014
44% Planes: Fire And Rescue
  • Pulaski
2014
80% Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • Agamemnon
2014
No Score Yet Hoovey
  • Actor
2014
60% Bad Milo!
  • Phil
2013
4% Movie 43
  • Dad
2013
67% Ted
  • Guy
2012
No Score Yet Sophomore
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Milo
  • Actor
2012
11% Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil
  • Wolf
2011
No Score Yet The Little Engine That Could
  • Actor
2011
0% Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back
  • Titan
2010
No Score Yet Rock Slyde
  • Rock Slyde
2010
No Score Yet Flicka 2
  • Hank McLaughlin
2010
No Score Yet Made for Each Other
  • Mack Mackenzie
2009
33% Morning Light
  • Opening Sequence Narrator
2008
34% Space Chimps
  • Titan
2008
No Score Yet Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control
  • Hymie
2008
51% Get Smart
  • Hymie
2008
No Score Yet Tak and the Power of Juju - The Trouble with Magic
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet I'll Believe You
  • Dr. Seth Douglas
2007
51% Bee Movie
  • Ken
2007
14% Underdog
  • Cad
2007
4% Happily N'ever After
  • Prince Humperdink
2006
48% Open Season
  • Ian
2006
20% The Wild
  • Blag
2006
36% Chicken Little
  • Alien Cop
2005
73% Sky High
  • Royal Pain
2005
13% Rebound
  • Larry Burgess
2005
No Score Yet The Civilization of Maxwell Bright
  • Max Bright
2005
46% Hoodwinked
  • The Wolf
2005
0% Kronk's New Groove
  • Kronk
2005
No Score Yet Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Ruining
  • Bubba
2004
54% Home on the Range
  • Patrick
2004
No Score Yet Dirt (Dumber Than Dirt)
  • Actor
2004
39% Men in Black II
  • Agent T
2002
No Score Yet Kim Possible: The Secret Files
  • Actor
2002
48% Big Trouble
  • Walter Kramitz
2002
100% The Sweatbox
  • Actor
2002
21% Joe Somebody
  • Mark McKinney
2001
96% The Dish
  • Al Burnett
2001
85% The Emperor's New Groove
  • Kronk
2000
73% The Woman Chaser
  • Richard Hudson
2000
No Score Yet Angels in the Infield
  • Eddie Everett
2000
36% Scream 3
  • Steven Stone
2000
No Score Yet Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins
  • LGMs
2000
No Score Yet Camouflage
  • Horace Tutt Jr.
2000
No Score Yet The Apartment Complex
  • Morgan
1999
No Score Yet American Strays
  • Cop No. 1
1996
No Score Yet Scorchers
  • Balford
1991
No Score Yet Master of Dragonard Hill
  • Richard Abdee
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Batman
2004-2008
  • Voice
93% A Series of Unfortunate Events
2017
  • Lemony Snicket
Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
  • Meter Man
No Score Yet Rules of Engagement
2007-2013
  • Jeff
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
32% Crowded
2015
  • Mike
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
  • Landon
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Joe Swanson
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Venture Bros.
2004
  • Brock Samson
  • Voice
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
97% Archer
2009
  • Actor
  • Voice
The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
  • Azoth the Avenger
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • David Puddy Puddy

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