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'The Bachelorette' 2022: Who is Zach Shallcross' famous celebrity relative? Uncle Patrick Warburton appears on Hometown Date

Considering Patrick Warburton seems to be Zach Shallcross' uncle, the hometown dates for 'The Bachelorette' Season 19 will include a famous visitor
Rachel and Zach (L) and Patrick Warburton (R) in 'The 'Bachelorette' 2022 (ABC)
Rachel and Zach (L) and Patrick Warburton (R) in 'The 'Bachelorette' 2022 (ABC)

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: Is 'Family Guy' star Patrick Warburton related to one of the contenders on ABC's 'The Bachelorette' this season? That's what Bachelor Nation wondered after seeing the 'Seinfeld' star in the promo for the August 22 hometown dates episode.

In a new teaser for the upcoming episode of 'The Bachelorette', actor Warburton could be seen attending Zach Shallcross' hometown date. Warburton is a well-known actor, possibly best known as Puddy on the popular sitcom 'Seinfeld'. He is also well-known for his cameos on other popular shows, such as 'Rules of Engagement' and 'Family Guy'. Warburton has also appeared in other major films, including 'Ted', 'The Emperor's New Groove', and 'Bee Movie'.


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Rachel and Zach have developed one of the season's strongest bonds, with Zach being the only participant from Rachel's group to have two one-on-one dates. Rachel gave Zach his second one-on-one early on when they went to a movie premiere that featured home videos of each of them growing up and maturing into adulthood. Zach was subsequently given another one-on-one date in Amsterdam, where he confessed his feelings for Rachel. Zach was the first of Rachel's men to get a hometown date.

While hometowns are traditionally one of the most exciting weeks of the season, there will be a celebrity visitor this season. As per TV Insider, Patrick Warburton seems to be Zach's uncle, and in a preview for the hometown dates episode, thanks to the Bachelor Nation on the ABC YouTube channel, he is shown meeting Rachel along with numerous other members of Zach's family. Patrick tells Rachel and Zach in the promo that he feels terrible for Rachel's other men because he believes Zach has the best shot with her.

Earlier in the clip, Zach is shown confessing to Rachel that he has fallen in love with her. This comes after he told her that he was falling in love with her while in Amsterdam, so Rachel visiting Zach's relatives, notably his uncle Patrick, seemed to have cemented things for him. In the following shot, Rachel is shown expressing that she has been falling in love, probably with Zach. In the promo, Zach's family is seen hugging Rachel with open arms, indicating that this hometown date went quite well.

Are Zach Shallcross and Patrick Warburton related?

According to Fansided, Patrick Warburton is Zach Shallcross' uncle. Zach's mother is Warburton's sister Megan. As reported by The Los Angeles Times, Zach's father, Chapman Shallcross, was a former fire captain for the city of Orange. Warburton features in numerous of Zach's social media postings. It appears that the two have both been associated with the charity St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which specializes in treating the most difficult juvenile malignancies and pediatric disorders.


Season 19 of 'The Bachelorette' airs Mondays at 8 pm ET on ABC.