Patrick Pinney

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Patrick Pinney
Born (1952-06-30) June 30, 1952 (age 66)
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 Patchy 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.


He attended college at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where he had many friends[citation needed] including assistant director Michele Panelli Venetis[citation needed] and San Francisco Bay area costumer Alison Barnwell Morris,[citation needed] 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.[1][2] 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.[3]

He has also done work on Harry & the Hendersons.[4]

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.[5][6] 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.[7] He had given the character an Australian sounding accent instead of the Canadian one that was expected.[8] 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.[9] He is the first voice actor to provide the voice for the Wolverine character in animation.[10] He has worked in the Phil Nibbelink and Simon Wells directed animation An American Tail: Fievel Goes West.[11] 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.[12][13]

Acting roles (voice) (selective)

Title Role Director Year Notes #
G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise! Mainframe Ray Lee 1986
G.I. Joe: The Movie Mainframe Don Jurwich 1987
The Chipmunk Adventure Janice Karman 1987
Casual Sex? Additional voices Geneviève Robert 1988
Christmas in Tattertown Ralph Bakshi 1988
Star Street: The Happy Birthday Movie Mike Svayko 1989
The Little Mermaid Sailor #2 Ron Clements
John Musker
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Additional Voices Bob Hathcock 1990
The Rescuers Down Under Iceland Mouse Mike Gabriel
Hendel Butoy
Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College Fish Ghoulie John Carl Buechler 1991

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.[14] 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.[15][16] He appeared in The Terminator in 1984.[17] In 2014, he played the part of Eugene Dugan in Atwill Web Series which was directed by Charles Dennis.[18][19]


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.[20] 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.[21] Pinney and director Dennis Jones have a history that goes back to 1972 when they worked together at the theatre company for Fallon House.[22]

Filmography list

Acting roles (screen)

Title Role Director Year Notes #
Chicanery Mannheim Hofflung Charles Dennis 2014 [23]
Atwill Web Series
Episode: Judge Joanie
Eugene Dugan Charles Dennis 2014 [24][25]
Dead Men Don't Die Announcer Malcolm Marmorstein 1990
The Terminator Bar customer James Cameron 1984 [26]
Fantasy Island
Episode" God Child / Curtain Call
Heckler Ted Lange 1983 [27]
The Fifth Musketeer Captain of the Guards Ken Annakin 1979 [28]

Acting roles (stage) (Selective)

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[29]
The Alchemist of Cecil Street Charles Dennis Radio Ranch, Sherman Oaks, California March 31, 2009 [30]
Tolstoy Was Never There Brian Mayhew Charles Dennis 2010 Cast included Kevin Dunn, Ed Begley Jr.,
John O'Hurley, Ron Orbach
and Enn Reitel[31][32][33]
Unnecessary Farce Todd Dennis Jones Sierra Repertory Theatre 2015 [34][35]


  1. ^ Sierra Lodestar May 27 - June 2, 2015 Page 16 Kilts and hit men make for laughs at Sierra Rep
  2. ^ The Modesto Bee May 20, 2015 Comedic ‘Unnecessary Farce’ slams into Sierra Rep By Marijke Rowland
  3. ^ Talent for Conventions Patrick Pinney
  4. ^ Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2d ed. by Vincent Terrace Page 436 3835, Harry and the Hendersons
  5. ^ Oh My Gore ! > Database > G.I. Joe: The Movie - Acteurs : Cast
  6. ^ Behind The Voice Actors Patrick Pinney
  7. ^ OverNewsMagazine 11 novembre 2015 Marvel Eye – La Prim(issim)a Serie Animata degli X-Men by Simone Pozzoli
  8. ^ 411 Mania Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD 3.16 Review – ‘Paradise Lost’, The Review by Wayatt Beougher
  9. ^ OverNewsMagazine 11 novembre 2015 Marvel Eye – La Prim(issim)a Serie Animata degli X-Men by Simone Pozzoli
  10. ^ Silver Screen Hub 6/12/2011 Character of the Week (6/13/11-6/19/11): James Howlett/Logan/Wolverine
  11. ^ Film Cartoons: A Guide to 20th Century American Animated Features and Shorts By Douglas L. McCall Page 8 , Page 9 - 13, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
  12. ^ 05/01/2014 Film Review: Men In Black (1997) - Nigel Honeybone
  13. ^ Film Reference Patrick Pinney Biography ((?)-)
  14. ^ Cast and credits of The 5th Musketeer
  15. ^ Solar Movie God Child/Curtain Call / Episode 4, Fantasy Island
  16. ^ Patrick Pinney, Credits
  17. ^ Cineclick Participações Ltda O Exterminador Do Futuro (The Terminator, 1984)
  18. ^ Hrají – Atwill Web Series| více (17), Hrají
  19. ^ Shorts Showcase Judge Joanie (2015 SS Fest Entry)
  20. ^ June 18, 2015 Friday, Theater: “Unnecessary Farce”
  21. ^ Sierra Lodestar May 27 - June 2, 2015 Page 16 Kilts and hit men make for laughs at Sierra Rep
  22. ^ Pacific Review Fall 2015 Page 40 Together again, Former 70s classmates teamed up this year for the first time since they were together at Pacific
  23. ^ Patrick Pinney
  24. ^ Shorts Showcase Judge Joanie (2015 SS Fest Entry)
  25. ^ Patrick Pinney
  26. ^ Media Bang Patrick Pinney
  27. ^ Patrick Pinney
  28. ^ French Film Site The Fifth Musketeer (1979)
  29. ^ Goldstar A.R. Gurney's Drama The Golden Fleece
  30. ^ Charles Dennis The Alchemist of Cecil Street
  31. ^ Charles Dennis Tolstoy was Never There
  32. ^ The Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia Dennis, Charles
  33. ^ Verge Multimedia Paid to Dream
  34. ^ June 18, 2015 Friday, Theater: “Unnecessary Farce”
  35. ^ Sierra Lodestar May 27 - June 2, 2015 Page 16 Kilts and hit men make for laughs at Sierra Rep

External links

  • Patrick Pinney on IMDb
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