Patrick Cronin (actor)

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Patrick Cronin (born 1941) is an Irish American stage, television, and film actor best known for his television appearances spanning three decades.[1][2][3]

He is currently working as a professor at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.[4][5] He received his bachelor of arts degree from La Salle University and his master's in directing from Temple University, where he taught for five years. He is the former holder of The Basler Chair and the first holder of the Permanent Artist in Residence position at East Tennessee State University.[6]


Cronin, a native of Philadelphia, married actress Beatrice Colen on October 28, 1977. Their marriage lasted until her death on November 18, 1999. She was succumbed to lung cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.[7][8] Colen's memorial service was held at Saint James Episcopal Church in Los Angeles ten days later.[9] Cronin is currently married to Amber Kinser, Ph.D. (August 2004 - present).



  1. ^ Henard, Misty (March 26, 2001). "Play to open with special performance". (East Tennessean). Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Patrick Cronin filmography". Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  3. ^ "Pat Cronin bio and interview". Actors Life. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  4. ^ Diaz, Laura (March 3, 2005). "Collaboration between Northeast State, ETSU grows behind scenes". East Tennessean. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  5. ^ "ETSU Division of Theatre and Dance Faculty". East Tennessee State University. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  6. ^ "ETSU’s division of theatre presents "A Christmas Carol"". East Tennessean. November 30, 2000. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
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  8. ^ DOUG GALLOWAY (Dec 13, 1999). "Beatrice Colen". Variety. 
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