'Modern Family' star Ty Burrell plays dog scientist in 'Peabody'

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NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- "Modern Family" star Ty Burrell says one of the most fun and exciting moments of his career was seeing his animated Hollywood film "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" after it was complete.
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Patrick Warburton to host the Annie Awards ceremony Feb. 1

Patrick Warburton to host the Annie Awards ceremony Feb. 1

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Actor Patrick Warburton is to serve as host of the 41st Annie Awards ceremony at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles this winter, organizers said Friday.

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TBS to air David Spade's 'Rules of Engagement' reruns

TBS to air David Spade's 'Rules of Engagement' reruns

CULVER CITY, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures Television says it has sold the cable syndication rights to its American comedy series, "Rules of Engagement," to TBS.

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Star: 'Engagement' may end this season

Star: 'Engagement' may end this season

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Patrick Warburton says he thinks CBS will cancel his sitcom "Rules of Engagement" after it reaches the 100-episode milestone.
Black, Harris plan trip to 'Sesame Street'

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CBS re-casts part of 'Rules of Engagement'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- CBS has picked Oliver Hudson to star on its new mid-season comedy "Rules of Engagement."

CBS reveals 2006-2007 schedule

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DreamWorks sets date for 'Bee Movie'

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- DreamWorks Animation has set a Nov. 2, 2007, release date for the animated feature "Bee Movie," Daily Variety reported Thursday.

Seinfeld, Superman star in new short film

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) -- A short film featuring New York comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his comic-book hero Superman can now be viewed at AmericanExpress.com.

Lucy Liu joins cast of 'Game Over'

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Lucy Liu, whose credits include "Charlie's Angeles: Full Throttle," is joining the cast of voices in the animated series "Game Over."
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Patrick Warburton
Cast of "Less Than Perfect" (left to right) Andy Dick, Patrick Warburton and Eric Roberts pose for pictures at the ABC Up-Fronts at Cipriani in New York on May 18, 2004. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

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.

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