Pinney was born in Los Angeles, California.
He attended college at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where he had many friends including assistant directorMichele 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 and the Hendersons.
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 Burger Beard from the opening theme of SpongeBob SquarePants (1999 - present) and Wormguy and Idikiukup in Men in Black: The Series.
Roles in SpongeBob
- Painty the Pirate (in every appearance except "Truth or Square")
- The zookeeper from "The Smoking Peanut"
- Eugene H. Krabs in SpongeBob SquarePants Typing
- Patrick Pinney on Wikipedia
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