Patrick John Warburton (born November 14, 1964) is an American actor of television, film, and voice. He is best known for his several TV roles, including the title role of The Tick, David Puddy on Seinfeld, the evil Johnny Johnson on NewsRadio, and anchorman Jeb Denton on Less Than Perfect. As a voice actor, his distinctive deep voice has been lent to well-known roles including Ken in Bee Movie, Kronk in The Emperor's New Groove and its sequels, bodyguard Brock Samson on The Venture Bros., paraplegic police officer Joe Swanson on Family Guy, Steve Barkin on Kim Possible, Buzz Lightyear in the Buzz Lightyear of Star Command TV series, and The Wolf in Hoodwinked, among others. He currently stars as macho married man Jeff Bingham in the CBS television program Rules of Engagement.
Warburton was born in Paterson, New Jersey and grew up in Huntington Beach, California, where he attended Saints Simon and Jude Catholic School until high school, moving there with his family when he was three years old. His father, John Warburton, is an orthopedic surgeon, and his mother, Barbara Lord (née Gratz), is an actress. He has three sisters, Mary, Lara, and Megan. Warburton attended Servite High School in Anaheim, California, and Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, CA. He studied marine biology at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, but dropped out to pursue modeling and acting.
Warburton's acting roles often rely on his deep, booming voice and large physique. In the mid to late 1990s, he was known for his role as David Puddy on Seinfeld, the indifferent boyfriend of Elaine Benes. He also starred in FOX's short-lived, live-action series, The Tick, in the title role. He played Nick Sharp in 8 Simple Rules as well as joined the cast of Less Than Perfect in 2003, as anchorman Jeb Denton.