Bill Fagerbakke

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Bill Fagerbakke (born October 4, 1957, in Fontana, California) is an American actor. An imposing figure with a strong frame and a height of 6'6" (about 198 cm), Fagerbakke played football and appeared on television in such roles as Assistant Coach "Dauber" Daubinski on Coach, in movies, including Funny Farm, and several on-and-off Broadway stage shows. In 1999, he had a recurring role on HBO's original series Oz. Currently, Fagerbakke is probably best known as the voice of Patrick Star on the SpongeBob SquarePants animated series.

Fagerbakke attended University of Idaho (B.A. in theater arts) and Southern Methodist University. He's a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.

While doing a press conference to promote the animated series Gargoyles (1994), where he voiced the character Broadway, he responded to a question about whether or not the series was acceptable viewing for children by saying "It's better than Barney!"

Has has two daughters with his wife Catherine McClenahan, Carson (b. 1994) and Hannah (b. 1991).

Patrick Star's voice appears on the 2005 Steven Spielberg remake of War of the Worlds, but is uncredited. The SpongeBob lines are seen in the script for 2005's War of the Worlds.

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Bill Fagerbakke (voice of Patrick in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants) holding his Annie Award for Best Voice Acting in a TV Production


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