Patrick Whitesell is an American talent agent and co-CEO of WME, an entertainment and media agency. He joined the Endeavor Talent Agency as a partner in February 2001, where he was a member of the company’s Executive Committee.
Whitesell is the son of Patricia and John Patrick "Jack" Whitesell. His brothers are Sean, Christopher, and director John Whitesell. He is originally from Iowa Falls, Iowa. A graduate of Luther College in Iowa, he resides in Beverly Hills, CA with his wife and two children.
Until his arrival at Endeavor, Whitesell served as head of the talent department of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) four of the five years he was with the agency. Prior to joining CAA, he was an agent at United Talent Agency (UTA) for two years. This followed an almost two-year stint at InterTalent, where Whitesell was promoted to agent after an initial start in the agency’s mailroom.
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