Bill Fagerbakke (born October 4, 1957, in Fontana, California) is an American actor. 6'6" (about 198 cm) tall, Fagerbakke played football and appeared on television in such roles as Assistant Coach "Dauber" Daubinski on Coach, in movies, including Funny Farm, and several on-and-off Broadway stage shows. In 1999, he had a recurring role on HBO's original series Oz. Currently, Fagerbakke is probably best known as the voice of Patrick Star on the SpongeBob SquarePants animated series.
Fagerbakke attended Minico High School in Rupert, Idaho, the University of Idaho (B.A. in theater arts), and Southern Methodist University. He is a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.
While doing a press conference to promote the animated series Gargoyles (1994), where he voiced the character Broadway, he responded to a question about whether or not the series was acceptable viewing for children by saying "It's better than Barney!"
Has has two daughters with his wife Catherine McClenahan, Carson (Born 1994) and Hannah (Born 1991).