William Mark “Bill” Fagerbakke is an American actor, voice actor, producer, director and writer. Fagerbakke, was born in Fontana, California, and moved to Rupert, Idaho, as a youth. He graduated from Minico High School in Rupert in 1975, where he was a three-sport athlete for the Spartans in football, basketball, and track. He is best known for his long-running roles as Patrick Star in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants and Michael “Dauber” Dybinski on the sitcom Coach. He also appeared in 12 episodes of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother as Marshall Eriksen’s father Marvin.
Fagerbakke has appeared on television in roles such as assistant coach “Dauber” Dybinski on Coach, in movies, including Funny Farm, and several on-and-off Broadway stage shows. In 2007, he made a cameo appearance on the show Heroes as Steve Gustavson in the episodes “Run” and “Unexpected. In 2012, he made a cameo appearance in the TV show Weeds.