Patrick Warburton

Biography: Patrick Warburton lept 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,
Patrick Warburton lept 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, Gone with the Whim, 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. ~ Derek Armstrong, All Movie Guide
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Patrick Warburton's Scores

Average career score: 52
Highest Metascore: 64 Dave's World: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 28 Rules of Engagement: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
4 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Scooby-Doo - Mystery Incorporated : Season 1 Apr 5, 2010 Sheriff Bronson Stone / Sheriff Stone 8.6
tbd Tak and the Power of Juju: Season 1 Aug 1, 2007 Lok 2.7
tbd The Emperor's New School: Season 2 Jun 23, 2007 Kronk 7.2
tbd Up Late with Stewie and Brian: Season 1 Feb 25, 2007 Joe tbd
tbd Kim Possible: Season 4 Feb 10, 2007 Mr. Barkin tbd
28 Rules of Engagement: Season 1 Feb 5, 2007 Jeff 7.5
tbd Family Guy: Season 5 Sep 10, 2006 Joe 7.0
tbd The Venture Brothers: Season 2 Jun 25, 2006 Brock Samson 8.6
tbd Less Than Perfect: Season 4 Apr 18, 2006 Jeb Denton 10
tbd The Emperor's New School: Season 1 Jan 27, 2006 Kronk 6.7
tbd The X's: Season 1 Nov 25, 2005 Mr. X tbd
63 Family Guy: Season 4 May 1, 2005 Joe 7.3
tbd Kim Possible: Season 3 Sep 25, 2004 Mr. Barkin / Steve Barkin tbd
tbd Less Than Perfect: Season 3 Sep 24, 2004 Jeb Denton 10
tbd The Venture Brothers: Season 1 Aug 7, 2004 Brock Samson 8.9
tbd Less Than Perfect: Season 2 Sep 23, 2003 Jeb Denton 10
tbd Kim Possible: Season 2 Jul 18, 2003 Steve Barkin / Mr. Barkin tbd
tbd Kim Possible: Season 1 Jun 7, 2002 Mr. Barkin / Steve Barkin / Steve Barkin 8.5
tbd Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: Season 2 Oct 14, 2000 Buzz Lightyear / Buzz Lightyear, LGMs 10
tbd Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: Season 1 Oct 2, 2000 Buzz Lightyear / Buzz Lightyear, LGMs 10
tbd Family Guy: Season 2 Sep 23, 1999 Joe / Joe Swanson 7.3
53 Family Guy: Season 1 Jan 31, 1999 Joe Swanson / Joe Swanson / Joe Swanson As Wise Man 7.5
tbd NewsRadio: Season 4 Sep 23, 1997 Johnny Johnson tbd
tbd Seinfeld: Season 8 Sep 19, 1996 David Puddy 8.5
tbd Dave's World: Season 4 Sep 13, 1996 Eric (1994-1997) tbd
tbd Dave's World: Season 3 Sep 13, 1995 Eric (1994-1997) tbd
tbd Dave's World: Season 2 Sep 12, 1994 Eric (1994-1997) tbd
64 Dave's World: Season 1 Sep 20, 1993 Eric (1994-1997) tbd
tbd Seinfeld: Season 5 Sep 16, 1993 David Puddy 8.8
tbd Today : Season 1 Jan 14, 1952 Himself tbd