Patrick Warburton is an American television, film and voice actor best known for his roles in Seinfeld, The Tick, Rules of Engagement and The Emperor’s New Groove. His memorable characters are often stereotyped by Warburton’s bulky figure, deadpan humor and signature voice.
Warburton began acting and modeling at age 19 and would land his first film roles in 1987. Throughout the 1990s, Warburton would appear in guest roles on many popular TV series, including Quantum Leap, Northern Exposure, Murphy Brown, Grace Under Fire, Dave’s World and Ellen.
His first major role on television came in 1995, appearing as Elaine’s on-again-off-again boyfriend, David Puddy, on Seinfeld. He also appeared on News Radio, Less Than Perfect and in the lead role of the 2000s series Rules of Engagement. He also starred as the main character of the campy, yet short-lived TV series The Tick.
Warburton is an accomplished voice actor, most prominently known for his role as Kronk in Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove and its TV and video game spin-offs. He collaborated with Disney for several other roles, providing the voice for Steve Barkin in the Kim Possible series and Buzz Lightyear in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. He appears as the “flight attendant” in the instructional videos for Soarin’ Over California at Disney’s California Adventure park and Soarin’ at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT and also voices a robot in Disneyland’s Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.
Other prominent appearances throughout Warburton’s career include roles in Men in Black II, Ted, Home on the Range, Hoodwinked!, Open Season, Family Guy, Robot Chicken, The Cleveland Show, Archer, The Venture Bros. and the Skylanders video game franchise.