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Stars of new Spongebob Spinoff, Bill Fagerbakke & Cree Summer, talk the Patrick Star Show

SpongeBob SquarePants has a new spinoff, and this time Patrick isn’t just a Starfish, he’s the star!

The series debut of The Patrick Star Show premieres on Friday, July 9, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. Produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio, each series will continue to roll out new episodes Friday nights on Nickelodeon and debut internationally in the fall.

The Patrick Star Show is the second spinoff of the number-one animated series SpongeBob SquarePants and follows a younger Patrick Star living at home with his family, where he hosts his own variety show for the neighborhood from his television-turned-bedroom. In the premiere episode, “Late for Breakfast,” Patrick presents a show about food after missing out on a hearty breakfast. Then in “Bummer Jobs,” Patrick and SpongeBob experience the wonders of the workforce.

Longtime voice of Patrick Star, Bill Fagerbakke lends his voice as the young adult Patrick alongside new cast members: Tom Wilson (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Cecil Star, Patrick’s fun-loving, happy-go-lucky dad who always puts his family first;  Cree Summer (Rugrats) as Bunny Star, Patrick’s loving, sea star mom who is a kooky oddball; Jill Talley (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Squidina Star, Patrick’s 8-year-old little sister who drinks her coffee from a sippy cup; and Dana Snyder (The Penguins of Madagascar) as GrandPat Star, Patrick’s genius grandpa, and the most intelligent member of the Star family. Summer also voices Grandma Tentacles, Squidward’s grandma.

Additional cast members include veteran actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward Tentacles), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy Cheeks), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), and Mr. Lawrence (Plankton).

Marc Ceccarelli (SpongeBob SquarePants), Vincent Waller (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Jennie Monica (SpongeBob SquarePants) are co-executive producers of the series.  The Patrick Star Show is developed for television by Claudia Spinelli, SVP of Animation Development, Nickelodeon, with production overseen by Kelley Gardner, Vice President, Current Series, Animation, Nickelodeon.

Since its launch July 17, 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has reigned as the number-one animated series on TV for the last 18 years, while generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical and a global fan base.  SpongeBob SquarePants is the most widely distributed property in ViacomCBS Networks International history, seen in more than 170 countries and territories, translated in 30+ languages, and averaging more than 100 million total viewers every month. SpongeBob SquarePants was created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank. The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurable optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.

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Bill Fagerbakke as “Patrick Star”

Bill Fagerbakke voices “Patrick Star,” SpongeBob’s best friend, in Nickelodeon’s iconic hit series SpongeBob SquarePants. Fagerbakke gives voice to the character throughout the SpongeBob feature film franchise, as well as in the original series Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years and the highly anticipated original series The Patrick Star Show

Fagerbakke is best known for his portrayal of “Dauber” in long-running comedy series Coach. In 2014, he concluded a series-long recurring as Jason Segal’s dad in How I Met Your Mother.  He was most recently seen on Netflix’s critically acclaimed true-crime dramatic mini-series, Unbelievable. Other recent television credits include a recurring role on Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here and guest starring roles on BLACKISH and MOM. 

Additionally, Bill recurred on the hit series Heroes and Oz. ​In 2011, Fagerbakke appeared in the Academy Award® winning film The Artist.  His other feature film credits include roles in Funny Farm, Loose Cannons, The Secret of My Success, The Baby Makers and Halloween 2. In addition to his animation and on-camera roles, Fagerbakke spent time in NY in various Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. His distinctive voice has also been heard in Disney’s animated feature film The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the television cartoon series Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, All Hail King Julien, Transformers, Handy Manny, Dumb and Dumber, Gargoyles and many others. 

 He currently resides in Topanga, California.

Cree Summer as “Bunny Star”

Cree Summer voices “Bunny Star”, Patrick’s loving, sea star mom who is a kooky oddballand “Grandma Tentacles”, Squidward’s grandma, in The Patrick Star Show. She got her first acting role at the age of 14 as “Penny” in Inspector Gadget. Summer is best known in voiceover for her role as “Susie Carmichael” in Rugrats.

She has voiced hundreds of roles over her extensive career including recent incarnations of cartoons past, the Ducktales reboot and The Muppet Babies reboot. Her many recent credits include: DC Super Hero Girls, The Loud House, Puppy Dog Pals, Vampirina, and Tigtone.

She recently started voice directing on the hit show Lazor Wulf with several other shows yet to be announced. She can be seen currently recurring on Better Things and has many other Live Action roles coming soon. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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