Bill Fagerbakke: From 'Coach' To 'SpongeBob SquarePants'

Bill Fagerbakke: Coach to Spongebob
October 4, 2020 - 18:09 / Cynthia Springer

Bill Fagerbakke in Coach was a beloved show by many and ran for a total of nine seasons! The actor is also a famous voice actor- he's the prominent voice behind "Patrick Star" of SpongeBob SquarePants! Check out more on Bill Fagerbakke's Coach career to behind-the-screen work.

Bill Fagerbakke in Coach played the role of "Michael "Dauber" Dybinski", opposite Jerry Van Dyke and Craig T. Nelson. He starred in the sitcom from 1989-1997. Considering Fagerbakke played three different sports in high school - football, basketball and track - playing the role of an assistant football coach came with ease.

Not only was Bill extremely athletic, but he also participated in his school's theatre productions! As he completed both his Bachelor's and Master's degree, he soon ended up transitioning his love for sports into his passion for acting...

Bill Fagerbakke: Coach to SpongeBob

Bill Fagerbakke's Coach serial career was the beginning of his professional work as an actor. In the '90s, he had a long line of films and TV shows he starred in, including Beethoven (TV series, 1994), Stephen King's The Stand (1994), Jumanji (TV series, 1996-99), and Oz (TV Series 1998–99).

Bill Fagerbakke: From Coach to Spongebob

Of course, his most famous work within the last 21 years is with the lovable SpongeBob SquarePants series, where he voices the gullible "Patrick Star", BFF of "SpongeBob".

He's since done several voice-over works and TV guest appearances in other series like:

  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Kim Possible 
  • American Dad! 
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz

Bill Fagerbakke voices "Patrick Star" 

His most recent piece will be continuing his role as "Patrick" in Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, which is currently in its filming stage! 

Bill Fagerbakke started in Coach and worked his way into the fun job of voice acting in SpongeBob.. not a shabby career to have!