June 30, 1952|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of the Pacific|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
|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.
Background[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Film (animated)[edit | edit source]
|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|
|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||The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Scared Silly||Phantom Head||Direct-to-video|
|1998||The Prince of Egypt||Additional voices|
|1999||The Iron Giant||Soldiers, Additional voices|
|1999||Toy Story 2||Additional voices|
|2000||Chicken Run||Additional voices|
|2001||Atlantis: The Lost Empire||Additional voices|
|2002||Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron||ADR Group|
|2002||Lilo & Stitch||Additional voices|
|2003||Brother Bear||Additional voices|
|2004||The Incredibles||Additional voices|
|2006||Curious George||Additional voices|
Television (animated)[edit | edit source]
|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)[edit | edit source]
Film and television[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Acting roles (screen)[edit | edit source]
|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|
Episode" God Child / Curtain Call
|The Fifth Musketeer||Captain of the Guards||Ken Annakin||1979|
Acting roles (stage) (Selective)[edit | edit source]
|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|