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Patrick Warburton: Hollywood's 'a fickle town'

Actor Patrick Warburton gained his first big exposure as Elaine's boyfriend, Puddy, on "Seinfeld," and his deep-voiced, slow-talking manner has made him an easily recognizable presence ever since. These days, Warburton can be seen and heard regularly, voicing Joe Swanson on Fox's long-running animated hit "Family Guy" and playing macho man Jeff Bingham on CBS's "Rules of Engagement," which just began its sixth season. As of late, he's also been the spokesman for Honda.

 
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Patrick WarburtonPhoto by PR Photos
Once you became more successful, was there anything special you splurged on?

Financial success has been very gradual. My first regular job was as a series regular on a show called "Dave's World," and I wasn't making that much money. I already had two kids and a mortgage, so I never really splurged. I bought a '69 Dodge Charger and named her Angelina, after the actress. My sexy cars are all named after sexy women. I'm not sure my wife is thrilled about that. I have a 40-foot motor home named Pammy -- after Pam Anderson.

So the Charger is the biggest thing you've ever splurged on?

It would have to be. We built a cabin, but that's for the family. That's not an item for me. The funny thing is, the car doesn't even fully belong to me because my son found it on the Internet, so he takes partial ownership.

 
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