Patrick Bergin

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Patrick Bergin
Born Patrick Connolly Bergin
(1951-02-04) 4 February 1951 (age 63)
Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Paula Frazier (1992-Present) - Separated[citation needed]
Children 1

Patrick Connolly Bergin (born 4 February 1951) is an Irish actor and singer.


He may be best-known internationally for playing the menacing husband of Julia Roberts' character in the thriller Sleeping with the Enemy and is also known for his role as Irish terrorist Kevin O'Donnell in the film adaption of Patriot Games. Bergin also appeared as Robin Hood in a 1991 TV movie.[1] He also played the role of psychotic Provisional Irish Republican Army gunman in Johnny Was, opposite Vinnie Jones and Roger Daltrey.


Currently, he leads Patrick Bergin and the Spirit Merchants. Bergin had a top 10 hit in Ireland with the song "The Knacker", which tells the story of a person who recycles horse carcasses and turns them into glue. He also appeared in the video of DJ Steve Mac's song "Paddy's Revenge".[2]



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