SpongeBob SquarePants (award accepted by Bill Fagerbakke)
Fagerbakke is best known for his portrayal of Dauber in long-running comedy series Coach and can next be seen in on Netflix’s highly anticipated true-crime dramatic mini-series, Unbelievable. Other recent television credits include a recurring role on Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, and in 2014, he concluded a series-long recurring role as Jason Segal’s dad in How I Met Your Mother. Additionally, Fagerbakke had recurring roles on Heroes and Oz. In 2011, he 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. His distinctive voice has also been heard in Disney’s animated feature film The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and as a series regular on the television cartoon series Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, as well as All Hail King Julien, Transformers, Handy Manny, Dumb and Dumber, Gargoyles, and many others.
He currently resides in Topanga, Calif., with his two daughters.