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Patrick Warburton portrays Lemony Snicket in the Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events.


Patrick Warburton is known to many for the role of "Puddy" in the hit NBC comedy "Seinfeld," the laconic, enigmatic, quirky Saab salesman and Elaine's boyfriend. Warburton starred for 7 seasons on the hit CBS comedy "Rules of Engagement" with David Spade, Oliver Hudson, and Megyn Price about two couples and their single friend, all at different stages in their relationships dealing with the complications of dating, commitment, and marriage. He has  starred in NBC's short lived sitcom series entitled "Crowded," premiered Sunday, March 20th, about an empty nest couple (Warburton & Carrie Preston) who find out their adult daughters want to move back home with them. Patrick also played "Guy" in the international blockbuster comedy Ted and  completed shooting the highly anticipated sequel Ted 2 where he reprises his role. Warburton starred on the ABC hit comedy "Less than Perfect," as "Jeb Denton," an opinionated network anchorman; and on the hit show "NewsRadio" as "Johnny Johnson" the unscrupulous business rival who takes over the station. Warburton starred in Disney's major motion picture, live action comedy Underdog, as the archenemy "Cad," based on the 1964 cartoon television series. He is also perhaps the busiest voiceover artist in Hollywood for his many characters including the role of the paraplegic and over-zealous cop, "Joe Swanson," on the hit comedy "Family Guy."

Warburton was the lead in the independent film The Civilization of Maxwell Bright, in which he stared as a vicious and self-destructive anti-hero who desperately needs to save his soul. The film won numerous festival awards in which Warburton captured Best Actor at the Beverly Hills Film Festival, New York VisionFest, and the Boulder International Film Festival. The film's other honors include Viewer's Choice at the Beverly Hills Film Festival, the Special Jury Award at WorldFest Houston and at the Florida Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize at the Florida Film Festival, and the Vision Award for David Beaird at WorldFest Houston. This festival favorite is essentially a modern re-telling of "Beauty and the Beast" that explores what happens when a modern Neanderthal is locked in close proximity with a kind and loving woman. Written and directed by David Beaird, The Civilization of Maxwell Bright co-stars Jennifer Tilly, Marie Matiko, Simon Callow and Eric Roberts. In addition, Warburton starred in the independent feature film I'll Believe You alongside Fred Willard, Thomas Gibson, and Chris Elliott, a comedy for young adults/teens about a hunt for an alleged alien living in a small town after a mysterious phone call is received on a radio broadcast. The film was released in April of 2007 to 1,500 theaters nationwide, quite the accomplishment for a small independent film.

To complement his animated films, Warburton voiced the hit cartoon series "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated" and the animated feature Bee Movie with Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Uma Thurman and Oprah Winfrey. He played the character "Rip Smashenburn" in the UPN animated series "Game Over," the voice of "Brock Samson" in the animated adult series "The Venture Brothers," and the voice of "Mr. Barkin" on the Disney Channel's "Disney's Kim Possible." He plays the character of Ian, "the ultimate alpha-male," in the Sony animated film Open Season opposite Ashton Kutcher and Martin Lawrence. Playing in both regular theaters and Imax 3-D, it was a box office smash on its opening week as #1 and held top spots following its debut. Warburton's voice can also be heard alongside that of Sarah Michelle Geller, Sigourney Weaver, George Carlin, Andy Dick, and Freddie Prinze Jr. in the animated feature film Happily N'ever After, from the producers of Shrek, where he plays the voice of "Prince Humperdink." As the voice of the "Savior of the Universe" in Disney's animated Saturday morning TV series "Buzz Lightyear," Warburton's voice graced the big screen in the Disney animated film The Emperor's New Groove, Kronks New Groove and "The Emperor's New School." At Disney's Epcot Center in Orlando Florida, USA, Warburton voices a comedic flight attendant named Patrick who informs guests to the ride Soarin about safety information.

Warburton started his television career appearing regularly on the CBS sitcom "Dave's World," with Harry Anderson and Mesach Taylor and originally guest-starred on "Seinfeld" as the painted-faced New Jersey Devils' fan and Jerry's mechanic, only to become one of the show's funniest fixtures. He also did commercial spots for American Express (as the voice of "Superman" alongside Seinfeld), Cadillac, and M&Ms. Warburton starred in The Woman Chaser, which received critical acclaim at the prestigious New York Film Festival and The Sundance Film Festival, as well as opposite Sam Neill in The Dish, an Australian production about the first man on the moon. Barry Sonnenfeld directed Warburton in the Columbia Tri Star half-hour comedy "The Tick," which continues to have a huge cult following since its release on DVD. The show gained its popularity with audiences due to its relaxed, adult-friendly comedy. "The Tick", in addition to the DVD, has released action figures, t-shirts, and Quaker Oat Life cereal boxes with "The Tick" character adorning the cover. He also paired up with Tim Allen in Sonnenfeld's feature films Big Trouble and Joe Somebody, and also appeared in Scream 3 and Men in Black 2.

A native Californian, Patrick grew up in Huntington Beach and resides in Ventura County with his wife Cathy and four children Talon, Alexandra (Lexie), Shane, and Gabriel. When talking about his children, Patrick's face lights up as he describes them as the ultimate joy and love of his life. With what little spare time he has, Patrick gets in a game of golf or tennis, does activities with his children, and spends time in his cabin on the Rogue River in Oregon with his family. Warburton also hosts the annual charity golf tournament The Warburton a Celebrity Tournament to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital each year in Palm Springs, CA.[1]

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Barry Sonnenfeld wanted to cast Warburton as Lemony Snicket incredibly quickly; Warburton simply got a text from Sonnenfeld that sound "Could you come up to Vancouver and work on a show for six months?" Warburton was originally not excited for the character, for as a narrator he wouldn't be able to interact with other characters much, but the more he found out about Snicket, the more he realized that he was a wonderful character.

It was difficult for Warburton to memorize Snicket's lines due to his different way of speaking, and they had to be careful to make sure he did not seem goofy in his approach to narration. He also felt that while he was usually acting alone, he was expressing everything to the viewer, and thus could focus on them.

When Lemony gave a speech about how all he had of his life was his tattoo, Warburton decided to get the tattoo himself, and got his first tattoo at the age of fifty-two. [2]



Year Title Role Notes
1986 Life Is a Banquet Mike
1987 Master of Dragonard Hill Richard Abdee
1987 Dragonard Richard Abdee
1991 Scorchers Balford
1992 Battle in the Erogeneous Zone Pool Boy Short
1994 Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story Scott Mersereau
1994 Dickwad Charlie's Brother Short
1996 American Strays Rookie Cop
1998 Blind Men
1999 The Woman Chaser Richard Hudson
1999 The Apartment Complex Morgan
2000 Scream 3 Steven Stone
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Little Green Men Voice
2000 The Dish Al Burnett
2000 The Emperor's New Groove Kronk Voice
2001 Camouflage Horace Tutt, Junior
2001 Dirt Vincent
2001 Joe Somebody Mark McKinney
2002 Run Ronnie Run Head of Gay Conspiracy
2002 Big Trouble Police Officer Walter Kramitz
2002 Men in Black II Agent Tee
2002 Men in Black Training Video: UK Agnet T Short
2002 Men in Black Training Video: Japan Agent T Short
2002 Men in Black Training Video: Germany Agent T Short
2002 Men in Black Training Video: Austrailia  Agent T Short
2003 I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia Jack
2003 These Guys Bud
2004 A Uniform Used to Mean Something... Superman Short


2004 Home on the Range Patrick Voice
2004 Hindsight is 20/20 Superman Short


2004 The Ruining Bubba
2004 Bob Steel Rudy Buckmaster
2005 The Civilization of Maxwell Bright Max Bright
2005 Rebound Larry Burgess Sr.
2005 Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Joe Swanson Voice
2005 Sky High Royal Pain Voice
2005 Chicken Little Alien Cop Voice
2005 Kronk's New Groove Kronk Voice
2005 Hoodwinked! Wolf W. Wolf Voice
2006 The Wild Blag Voice
2006 Open Season Ian Voice
2006 I'll Believe You Dr. Seth Douglass
2006 Happily N'Ever After Prince Humperdink Voice
2007 Underdog Cad
2007 Bee Movie Ken Voice
2008 Get Smart Hymie
2008 Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control Hymie
2008 Space Chimps Titan Voice
2009 Rock Slyde Rock Slyde
2009 Made for Each Other Mack Mackenzie
2009 The Action Hero's Guide to Saving Lives Ace Mulligan Short
2009 Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show Cal Johnson Voice


2010 Flicka 2 Hank McLaughlin
2010 Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back Titan Voice
2011 The Little Engine That Could Caboose Voice
2011 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil The Big Bad Wolf Voice
2011 Star Tours: The Adventures Continue G2-4T Voice


2011 Rollercoaster Safety with Patrick Warburton Short
2012 Yahoo! News/Funnie or Die GOP Presidential Online Internet Cyber Debate Rick Perry Short
2012 Sophomore Mr. McKee
2012 Ted Guy
2013 Movie 43 Dad
2013 Bad Milo Phil
2013 Jacked Up Jack Wheeler
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Agamemnon Voice
2014 Beyond Beyond The Feather King English Version


2014 Behaving Badly Principal Basil Poole
2014 School Dance Prairie Puff Man
2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue Pulaski Voice
2014 The Extendables Stray Butler
2014 Playing It Cool Hedge Funder
2015 Hoovey Jeff Elliott
2015 Divine Access Bob
2015 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Captain Bryce
2015 Ted 2 Guy
2015 Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser Foggle / Guardian Angel
2016 Elephant Kingdom Human King Voice
2016 Better Watch Out Robert Lerner
2017 The Reason You Haven't Had Sex in So Long Twighlight Zone Host Short
2017 Austin Found Chief Williams
2017 Animal Crackers Brock Voice
2019 Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs Magic Mirror Voice
2020 Love-40 Dentist
Inheritance Archer Monroe
2020 Seal Team Geraldo
Darwin in Malibu Thomas Huxley


Year Title Role Notes
1986 The Paper Chase One Episode
1990 Quantum Leap Blaster One Episode
1991 Anything But Love One Episode
1992 Grapevine Billy One Episode
1992 Northern Exposure Glenn One Episode
1992 Murphy Brown Bo
1993 Mad About You Sam One Episode
1993 Nurses Chuck One Episode
1993 Designing Women Craig
1993 Love & War Duane
1995 Grace Under Fire Meter Man One Episode
1995 Ellen Jack / Brent
1995-1997 Dave's World Eric
1998 House Rules Dan One Episode
1995-1998 Seinfeld David Puddy
1998 Maggie Winters Sonny Mayfield
1998-1999 Hercules Agamemnon / Lastrigon Voice
1998-1999 The Secret Files of the Spyogs Additional Voices
1998-1999 NewsRadio Johnny Johnson
2000 The Wonderful World of Disney Eddie "Steady" Everett One Episode
2000 Teacher's Pet Security Guard One Episode
2000-2001 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Buzz Lightyear / Little Green Men Voice
2001-2002 The Tick The Tick
2002 Malcolm in the Middle Burt Landon
2002 The Twilight Zone Azoth the Avenger
2002-2003 8 Simple Rules Nick Sharpe
2003 Happy Family Bill Harris One Episode
2004 Game Over Ripley "Rip" Smashenburn
2005-2006 The Batman Cash Tankinson
2003-2006 Less Than Perfect Jeb Denton
2005-2006 The X's Mr. X
2006 The Disney Channel Games Kronk Voice
2002-2007 Kim Possible Mr. Steve Barkin / Franklin Barkin Voice
2007 Robot Chicken Big Jim / The Riddler / Seuss Dad Voice
2007 Biker Mice from Mars A-Bomb One Episode
2006-2008 The Emperor's New School Kronk / Guardian Angel / Devilkin Voice
2007-2008 Tak & the Power of Juju Lok Voice
2009 The Fairly OddParents Agent #1 / Agent #2
2009-2010 The Cleveland Show Joe Swanson
2011 Kid vs. Kat Buck Diamond One Episode
2011 Archer Rip Riley
2012 The Penguins of Madagascar Elmer One Episode
2010-2012 CollegeHumor Originals General America / Bowser / President Binford
2012 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Big Mike Watermelon One Episode
2010-2013 Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated Sheriff Bronson Stone / Clown
2007-2013 Rules of Engagement Jeff Bingham
2014 Inside Amy Schumer Patrick One Episode
2014 Sequestered  Governor Bennett
2015 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Ninja 2005 One Episode
2015 Moonbeam City Commander Blade H. Tate One Episode
2016 Crowded Mike Moore
2015-2016 TripTank Cop / Steve's Dad / Officer
2018 Skylanders Academy Flynn One Episode
2003-2018 The Venture Bros. Brock Samson / Brock Samson No. 2 Voice
2017-2019 A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket
2019 The Orville Lt. Tharl
2017-2019 Puppy Dog Pals Captain Dog / Worker #1 / Worker Voice
1999-2019 Family Guy Joe Swanson / Various  Voice
2018-2020 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. General Rick Stoner


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