George Gillick (born April 11, 1967) is a Canadian puppeteer, actor, and voice actor.

In 2001, George played SpongeBob SquarePants fan club president Patchy the Pirate in promotional appearances while Tom Kenny did the Nickelodeon Cast Tours. He then went on to play Patchy in SpongeBob SquarePants Live!, SpongeBob SquarePants Live! The Flying Dutchman's Treasure Tour, and SpongeBob SquarePants Live! The Adventures of the Krusty Krew.

George is currently the man behind Basil from Sesame Park, performing him in the CBC Kids series Sesame Port. In 2015, Basil appeared as a guest in It's the Paul Taylor Anniversary Special! and at the Canadian Screen Awards. In 2016, Gillick inherited the body role of Dudley the Dragon, with Alex Galatis still doing the voice, making his first appearance as Dudley as part of the YTV Throwback Mall Tour at Toronto Eaton Centre.

Trivia

  • He was originally going to perform both the voice & puppetry of Potty the Parrot in SpongeBob after Stephen Hillenburg's departure in 2005, but due to him not getting the correct "macaw" accent and contractual obligations back in his native Canada, he ended up passing on the role. Adam Hamerlinck, who performed Potty's puppetry in the first leg of SpongeBob SquarePants Live! and in The Flying Dutchman's Treasure Tour, was then offered the role as he was able to get the correct "macaw" accent, but turned down the role as he also had contractual obligations elsewhere.
  • His father was from Kelowna, British Columbia and his mother was a native of Miramichi, New Brunswick.
  • Prior to Sesame Port, he had assisted Basil late in the run of Sesame Park and performed Grover in the Sesame Park Live shows, as well as performing aerial Waldo puppetry for Petrie in The Land Before Time Live!.
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