Bill Fagerbakke Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Bill Fagerbakke Quick Info
Height6 ft 6 in
Weight102 kg
Date of BirthOctober 4, 1957
Zodiac SignLibra
SpouseNone

Bill Fagerbakke is an American actor and voice actor who is known for giving voice to the character Patrick Star on the famous Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. He has also appeared in various films and TV shows including the sitcom How I Met Your Mother and the movie Funny Farm.

Born Name

William Mark Fagerbakke

Nick Name

Bill

Bill Fagerbakke, the voice of Patrick Star in SpongeBob SquarePants
Bill Fagerbakke, the voice of Patrick Star in SpongeBob SquarePants (Ryan Vo / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Fontana, California, United States

Residence

Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Bill attended the Minico High School in Rupert, from which he graduated in 1975. Then he graduated from the University of Idaho in Moscow with a bachelor’s degree in 1981. Besides studying, Bill also used to play for the Spartans.

He later went to Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Occupation

Actor, Voice Actor

Family

  • Father – Wilhelm/William “Bill” Fagerbakke
  • Mother –  Eileen/Ilene Viola (Jacobson/Jacobsen)
  • Siblings – Unknown
  • Others – Nels Fagerbakke (Paternal Grandfather), Thora Thorkildson (Paternal Grandmother), George Jacobson (Maternal Grandfather), Clara Jacobson (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

Bill is represented by Innovative Artists Talent Agency.

Build

Average

Height

6 ft 6 in or 198 cm

Weight

102 kg or 225 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Bill has dated –

  1. Catherine McClenahan (1989-2012) – Bill went out with the Canadian star, Catherine McClenahan, before marrying her in 1989. The couple has two daughters together, Hannah (born 1991), and Carson (born 1994). The duo separated in 2012 after sharing a relationship for about 23 years.
Bill Fagerbakke with Danny Skinner
Bill Fagerbakke with Danny Skinner (Jessika / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Bill has Norwegian ancestry.

Hair Color

Blonde (Natural)

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Tall stature
  • Deep voice
  • Usually plays slow-witted characters
Bill Fagerbakke sitting on the SpongeBob SquarePants panel at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2009
Bill Fagerbakke sitting on the SpongeBob SquarePants panel at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2009 (Michelle Nakashima / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Brand Endorsements

Bill has appeared in a TV commercial for Sprite in 1984 and 1986.

Religion

He hasn’t acknowledged his religious beliefs publicly.

Best Known For

  • Voicing the character, Patrick Star, on Nickelodeon’s highest rated animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Being cast as Marshall Eriksen’s father, Marvin Eriksen, in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother
  • Playing the role of Michael “Dauber” Dybinski in the American sitcom Coach

First Film

Bill made his theatrical movie debut in 1984 in the movie Perfect Strangers, in which he played the role of Carl.

His movie voice debut was made in 1992 in the English version of the Japanese animated comedy-adventure movie, Porco Rosso, in which he voiced Mamma Aiuto Gang.

First TV Show

He made his TV show debut in 1986 when he appeared on the soap opera As the World Turns.

Bill made his TV show voice debut in 1991 when he voiced the character Steve Long in the animated series, 3×3 Eyes.

Personal Trainer

Bill Fagerbakke’s fitness regime information is unknown.

Bill Fagerbakke Favorite Things

His favorite things are unknown.

Bill Fagerbakke and Rodger Bumpass standing on the SpongeBob SquarePants panel at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2009
Bill Fagerbakke and Rodger Bumpass (standing) on the SpongeBob SquarePants panel at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2009 (Michelle Nakashima / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Bill Fagerbakke Facts

  1. He is one of the tallest Hollywood actors.
  2. He was an athlete in school and college and played football, basketball, and track for the Spartans.
  3. Bill was a defensive lineman for his college football team, Idaho Vandals.
  4. It was a knee injury which ended up his career as an athlete.
  5. The campus production of the musical Godspell marked the commencement of Bill’s career as an actor as he got cast in his first theatrical role.
  6. Apart from movies and TV shows, Bill has also been a part of various on-and-off Broadway stage shows.
  7. Bill has been close friends with American actor, voice actor, and comedian, Nick Bakay, since college as they were roommates.
  8. He was also a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
  9. He is not present on social media.

Featured Image by Ryan Vo / Instagram

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