Patrick Whitesell

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Patrick Whitesell is an American talent agent and co-CEO of WME, an entertainment and media agency.[1] He joined the Endeavor Talent Agency as a partner in February 2001, where he was a member of the company’s Executive Committee.[citation needed]


Whitesell is the son of Patricia and John Patrick "Jack" Whitesell. His brothers are Sean, Christopher, and director John Whitesell.[citation needed] 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.[2][3]

Whitesell is an appointed member of the Governor's California Film Commission and an associate member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.[citation needed]


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.[citation needed] Prior to joining CAA, he was an agent at United Talent Agency (UTA) for two years.[citation needed] This followed an almost two-year stint at InterTalent, where Whitesell was promoted to agent after an initial start in the agency’s mailroom.[citation needed]

Whitesell and WME co-CEO Ari Emanuel have been characterized as “rewriting the Hollywood script,” and they have been named to Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year list.[4][5]


  1. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (2009-04-27). "WMA, Endeavor approve merger". Variety. 
  2. ^ Lauren Sanchez and Patrick Whitesell Welcome a Girl - Babies :
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  4. ^ Garrahan, Matthew (December 6, 2011). "Rewriting the Hollywood script". Financial Times. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  5. ^ P.N. (November 19, 2010). "Businessperson of the Year". Fortune. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 

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