Patrick J. Adams
|Patrick J. Adams|
Adams at a promotional event of Suits, 2013
|Born||Patrick Johannes Adams
27 August 1981
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Alma mater||University of Southern California|
Patrick Johannes Adams (born August 27, 1981) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for playing Mike Ross, a brilliant college dropout turned lawyer in USA Network's hit TV series Suits. He is also an avid photographer, and many of his photos got much more recognition after Suits' Behind The Lens and #PJAGallery events.
Early life and education
Adams was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His father is journalist Claude Adams. He attended Northern Secondary School. Following his parents' divorce, Adams moved from Toronto, Canada to Los Angeles, United States at age 19, where he attended the University of Southern California, earning a theatre degree. After earning the Jack Nicholson Award in 2004, which provided scholarships directly funded by the eponymous actor to outstanding performers at the school, Adams earned his bachelor of fine arts in theater and immediately began working on a production of Edward Albee's "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?" at the Mark Taper Forum, which later earned an Ovation Award.
Adams appeared in episodes of the U.S. series Cold Case and Jack and Bobby, and has since had roles in Lost, Friday Night Lights, Without a Trace, Commander in Chief, Heartland, Ghost Whisperer, NCIS, Cupid, Luck, Raising the Bar and Suits. He starred as twin brothers in the 2008 ABC pilot Good Behavior, executive produced by Rob Thomas. In 2009, he signed for the male lead in the one hour drama The Dealership, starring opposite Tricia Helfer and William Devane.
Adams' television appearances grew over the next few years, from guest appearances on Numb3rs to a recurring role as a love interest for Adrianne Palicki on Friday Night Lights and leads in TV features like the romantic comedy Christmas in Boston.
In 2007, he moved up to guest appearances on top-rated shows like Lost, where he played a young man who sought out John Locke (Terry O'Quinn), while maintaining his presence in the Los Angeles theater scene, most notably with an award-winning production of "Marat/Sade," which he produced and directed for the Blue House Theatre Company.
Adams guest starred in the ABC Family hit show Pretty Little Liars, in the 5th episode; "Reality Bites Me" as Ezra Fitz's college friend, Hardy. In summer 2011, he began starring in the co-lead role of Mike Ross in Suits on the basic-cable USA Network, after being fired from the pilot of NBC’s Friends With Benefits. He appeared in HBO's 2012 TV series Luck as recurring character Nathan Israel.
His work in film includes supporting roles in Old School and Two: Thirteen, and lead roles in Weather Girl (a 2009 Slamdance entry) and the 2009 Berlin Film Festival competitor Rage, directed by Sally Potter.
Adams met Pretty Little Liars star Troian Bellisario in 2009 when they were cast opposite each other in the play Equivocation. Prior to his appearance on Pretty Little Liars, Adams and Bellisario had broken up; but, after Adams' guest appearance on Pretty Little Liars, the two have since gotten back together.
He plays the guitar and is also an avid photographer who owns over 25 cameras.
On February 24, 2014, it was confirmed that Bellisario and Adams had become engaged.
|2001||For the Record||Patrick||Short|
|2005||Christmas in Boston||Matt, Seth|
|2007||Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story||The Kid||Uncredited|
|2008||The Butcher's Daughter||Ellis McArthur||Short|
|3 Days Gone||Doug Corss|
|Extreme Movie||Male voice|
|2009||2:13||Carter Pullman at 19|
|2011||6 Month Rule||Julian|
|2012||The Come Up||Steve||Short|
|2014||Car Dogs||Mark Chamberlain||Post-production|
|2004||Jack & Bobby||Matt Kramer||Episode: Lost Boys|
|Cold Case||Dean Lang 1953||Episode: Red Glare|
|Strong Medicine||Brandon||Episode: Code|
|2005||Close to Home||Paul the Paralegal||Episode: Under Threat|
|Christmas in Boston||Seth||TV movie|
|Numb3rs||Adam Bennett||Episode: Protest|
|Commander in Chief||Colin James||2 episodes|
|2006–2007||Friday Night Lights||Connor Hayes||2 episodes|
|2007||Without a Trace||Adam Clark||Episode: Primed|
|Lost||Peter Talbot||Episode: The Man From Tallahassee|
|Heartland||Henry Gilliam||Episode: I Make Myself Into Something New|
|2008||Good Behavior||Van/Haden West||TV movie|
|NCIS||Tommy Doyle||Episode: Murder 2.0|
|2009||The Dealership||Jack Carson||TV movie|
|Ghost Whisperer||Linus Van Horn||Episode: Ghost Busted|
|Cupid||Joe Adams||Episode: Shipping Out|
|Lie to Me||Lou Nemeroff||Episode: Control Factor|
|Raising the Bar||James Parsons||Episode: Oh, Say You Can Pee|
|2010||FlashForward||Ed||Episode: Future Shock|
|Pretty Little Liars||Hardy||Episode: Reality Bites Me|
|2011–present||Suits||Mike Ross||Lead Role;
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (2012)
|2012||Luck||Nathan Israel||4 episodes|
|2014||Rosemary's Baby||Guy Woodhouse||Mini-series; 2 episodes|
|Orphan Black||Jesse||Episode: "To Hound Nature in Her Wanderings"|
- Christina Radish (12 November 2012). "Patrick J. Adams Talks SUITS, Joining the Show, Challenging Scenes, Improv on Set and Fan Expectations for the Rest of Season 2". Collider.com.
- USA Network (12 February 2015). "PJA Gallery, Suits Behind the Lens". usanetwork.com.
- Sheri Block (22 August 2011). "Toronto-native Patrick J. Adams scores 'breakout role' in new legal drama series 'Suits'". The CTV.ca Insider. CTV.
- Andreeva, Nellie. "Patrick J. Adams To Star In 'A Legal Mind'; Mark Pellegrino Joins 'Being Human'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-01-11.
- "Canwest's new drama pilot 'The Dealership' signs Tricia Helfer, William Devane & Patrick J. Adams". PRNewswire. 18 March 2009.
- "Patrick J. Adams Biography".
- Mandi Bierly (14 December 2011). "'Suits' star Patrick J. Adams on his surprise SAG nomination and the role that stopped him from quitting the business". Entertainment Weekly.
- December 14, 2011 (2011-12-14). "SAG-Awards: Patrick J. Adams discusses his nomination surprise". Latimesblogs.latimes.com. Retrieved 2013-01-11.
- Pamela Tan (4 March 2013). "Patrick J Adams in Sg: Talks Suits and girlfriend Troian Bellisario".
- Suits Star Patrick Adams Talks Love, Lawyers, and His Stroke of Luck on YouTube
- Marinel R. Cruz (28 February 2013). "‘Pretty Little Liars’ star likens love, fame to ‘thrilling roller-coaster ride’". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
is in town with actor boyfriend Patrick J. Adams
- "LawSoc Presents Patrick J. Adams with Honorary Life Membership to the Society".
- "Patrick J.Adams honoured by Lawsoc". University College Dublin Student Societies. 11 September 2013.
- "LawSoc Presents Patrick J. Adams with Honorary Life Membership to the Society". LawSoc.
- "The Morning Show on Global".
- Murphy, Shaunna. "‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Troian Bellisario Engaged To Patrick Adams". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
- Jeff Sneider (14 November 2013). "Cory Hardrict to Star in ‘Car Dogs’ With George Lopez, Octavia Spencer (Exclusive)". The Wrap.