Patrick J. Adams
|Patrick J. Adams|
Adams at a promotional event of Suits, 2013
|Born||Patrick J. Adams
27 August 1981
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Early life and education
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, 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 Battlestar Galactica actress Tricia Helfer and William Devane.
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.
|2001||For the Record||Patrick||Short|
|2005||Façade||Amor en Boston||Harry, 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|
|2013||The Come Up||Steve||Short; Completed|
|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|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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".