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Patrick Pinney
Born June 30, 1952 (1952-06-30) (age 69)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater University of the Pacific
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1979–present
Agent William Morris Agency

Patrick Pinney (born June 30, 1952) is an American actor and voice actor.

Pinney has provided voices for a number of animated characters, including Mighty Mouse in the short-lived Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures (1987–1988), Pa Gorg, Uncle Traveling Matt, Flange Doozer, and "Additional Voices" in the animated version of Fraggle Rock, Chico the Bouncer in the hybrid live-action/animated film Cool World (1992), the speaking voice of Painty the Pirate from the opening theme of SpongeBob SquarePants (1999–present) and Wormguy and Idikiukup in Men in Black: The Series.

He supplied the voice of the Fish Ghoulie in the sequel Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College (1987) and voiced Stan in the video game The Curse of Monkey Island.

Pinney has appeared on the stop-motion animation series Robot Chicken as He-Man, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester, Monterey Jack, Ted Kennedy, Dick Cheney, and O. J. Simpson.

Background

He attended college at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where he had many friends including assistant director Michele Panelli Venetis and San Francisco Bay area costumer Alison Barnwell Morris, with whom he costarred in "The Deputy" at the UOP Rotunda Theatre.

He studied theatre along with producer / director Dennis Jones at University of the Pacific in Stockton where the two of them were room mates. As well as performing in theaters in the United States, he had also done theaters in Europe. He came to Los Angeles. Some time later, he played three characters in a play. Afterwards he was approached by a producer who offered him work in animation. It was a role in a Hanna-Barbera animation. From there he made the transition from a serious stage actor to voice.

He has also done work on Harry & the Hendersons.

Voice-over career

In the late 1980s, he worked on a number of projects. One was providing the voice for Mainframe in G.I. Joe: The Movie in 1987. A couple of years later, he was involved in another project. It was on the X-Men in 1989. He provided the voice for Wolverine in Pryde of the X-Men which was the pilot episode for the cartoon series. He had given the character an Australian sounding accent instead of the Canadian one that was expected. An article by Simone Pozzoli for the Italian language OverNewsMagazine Italian stated, molti oggi la vedono come “una profezia” which meant that Pinney's Australian accent imterperatation of the character would be seen as prophetic as Hugh Jackman has played the part. He is the first voice actor to provide the voice for the Wolverine character in animation. He has worked in the Phil Nibbelink and Simon Wells directed animation An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. From 1997 to 2001, he worked on Men in Black: The Series in episodes which include The Long Goodbye Syndrome in 1997, The Buzzard Syndrome, also in 1997 and The Big Bad Bug Syndrome in 1998.

Filmography

Film (animated)

Year Title Role Note(s)
1986 G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise! Mainframe Television film
1987 G.I. Joe: The Movie Mainframe Direct-to-video
1987 The Chipmunk Adventure Additional voices Credited as Pat Pinney
1988 Casual Sex? Additional voices
1988 Christmas in Tattertown
1989 Star Street: The Happy Birthday Movie
1989 The Little Mermaid Additional voices
1990 DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Additional voices
1990 The Rescuers Down Under Additional voices
1991 Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College Fish Ghoulie Direct-to-video
1991 Beauty and the Beast Additional voices
1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Additional voices
1992 Aladdin Additional voices
1993 Look Who's Talking Now Dog and Wolf
1995 Toy Story Additional voices
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Guards, Gypsies, Additional voices
1997 Hercules Cyclops, Lythos at left head, Additional voices
1998 Mulan Fa Deng Parade Leader and Bai Additional voices
1998 Antz Additional voices
1998 The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Scared Silly Phantom Head Direct-to-video
1998 The Prince of Egypt Additional voices
1999 Tarzan Additional voices
1999 The Iron Giant Additional voices
2000 Chicken Run Additional voices
2001 Shrek ADR Group
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Smithsonian Board Member #2, Additional voices
2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron ADR Group
2002 Lilo & Stitch Additional voices
2002 Treasure Planet Additional voices
2003 Brother Bear Additional voices
2004 The Incredibles Additional voices
2005 Robots Additional voices
2005 Madagascar ADR Group
2006 Curious George Additional voices

Television (animated)

Year Title Role Note(s)
1989 X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men Wolverine TV Short
1997 Spider-Man The Thing / Ben Grimm 2 Episodes
1999 The Wild Thornberrys MacWhirter, Radio Voice Ep. "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yeti"
2000 Johnny Bravo Bailiff, Defense Attorney, Juror #1 Ep. "I Dream of Johnny/One Angry Bravo/Carnival of the Darned"
2003 My Life as a Teenage Robot Dismal, Soggy, Rich Guy Ep. "Attack of the 5 1/2 Ft. Geek/Doom with a View"
2007-present Robot Chicken He-Man, Prince Adam, Terminator, Sylvester the Cat, Carl Fredricksen 14 Episodes
2018 Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Nagus Ep. "Royal Review/Funishment"

Acting roles (physical)

Film and television

Even though Pinney's on screen / physical acting roles are secondary to his voice over career, he has appeared in a few television and film roles. In 1979, he played the part of the Captain of the guards in the Ken Annakin directed feature film The Fifth Musketeer which starred Beau Bridges, Sylvia Kristel and Ursula Andress. In 1983, he played a heckler in the God Child/Curtain Call episode of Fantasy Island. The episode which was directed by Ted Lange also featured Cassandra Peterson. He appeared in The Terminator in 1984. In 2014, he played the part of Eugene Dugan in Atwill Web Series which was directed by Charles Dennis.

Stage

In June 2015, Pinney appeared at the Sierra Repertory Theatre in the play Unnecessary Farce. The play also starred Daniel Hines, Kristin Howell, Ty Smith and Nick Ferruci. The story which was set in a small town motel with an embezzling mayor with undercover police trying to catch him. Pinney played the part of a 6.4 Scottish assassin. The reviewer for the Sierra Lodestar magazine said that audiences might recognize Pinney from his part as Painty the Pirate. Pinney and director Dennis Jones have a history that goes back to 1972 when they worked together at the theatre company for Fallon House.

Filmography list

Acting roles (screen)

Film
Title Role Director Year
Chicanery Mannheim Hofflung Charles Dennis 2014
Atwill Web Series
Episode: Judge Joanie
Eugene Dugan Charles Dennis 2014
Dead Men Don't Die Announcer Malcolm Marmorstein 1990
The Terminator Bar customer James Cameron 1984
Fantasy Island
Episode" God Child / Curtain Call
Heckler Ted Lange 1983
The Fifth Musketeer Captain of the Guards Ken Annakin 1979

Acting roles (stage) (Selective)

Film
Title Role Director Venue Year Notes #
The Golden Fleece The Hub Theatre Sunday August 5, 2007 Adaptation of A.R. Gurney's The Golden Fleece
Co-starring with Becky Bonar
The Alchemist of Cecil Street Charles Dennis Radio Ranch, Sherman Oaks, California March 31, 2009
Tolstoy Was Never There Brian Mayhew Charles Dennis 2010 Cast included Kevin Dunn, Ed Begley Jr.,
John O'Hurley, Ron Orbach
and Enn Reitel
Unnecessary Farce Todd Dennis Jones Sierra Repertory Theatre 2015
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