Patrick at the USO Gala at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C., October 7, 2009
|Born||Robert Hammond Patrick, Jr.
November 5, 1958
Marietta, Georgia, USA
|Spouse(s)||Barbara Patrick (m. 1990)|
Patrick dropped out of college when drama class sparked his interest in acting, receiving his first professional acting job in the 1986 television film, Eye of the Eagle. He went on to appear in supporting roles in such motion pictures as Die Hard 2, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, as the T-1000; Wayne's World, Last Action Hero, Fire in the Sky, Cop Land, The Faculty, Walk the Line, Bridge to Terabithia, Spy Kids and Flags of Our Fathers. Patrick also starred in popular television shows such as The Sopranos, The Outer Limits, Elvis, The Unit, and The X-Files, as FBI Special Agent John Doggett. He recently teamed up again with The Unit writer Shawn Ryan for the TV series Last Resort.
Patrick, the oldest of five siblings, was born in Marietta, Georgia, the son of Nadine and Robert Patrick, Sr., a banker. His siblings are Richard (who is the lead singer for the rock band, Filter), Cheri, Karen, and Lewis. He spent his early life in Bay Village, a small suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, while he moved around the country. Patrick did not start to pursue an acting career until his mid-twenties. During his childhood years, Patrick did not like to act. In third grade he refused to wear a pair of green tights required for Peter Pan. He graduated from Farmington High School in Farmington, Michigan in 1977. Patrick was a track and field and football athlete at Bowling Green State University, although he dropped out before graduating when he found interest in drama and acting.
After leaving college, Patrick got a job as a house painter and continued as such until a boating accident in 1984 in Lake Erie. He swam for three hours in order to save the others still stranded on the accident site, nearly drowning in the attempt. After the accident, he moved from Ohio to Los Angeles, California at the age of 26. His main income during the first years was as a bartender, and he often lived in his car. Patrick was then picked up for various small roles and cameos in low budget films. Looking back, Patrick credited his early appearances in films for his "tough-looking exterior".
Prior to starring in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Patrick made a short appearance in Die Hard 2 as the main villain's henchman. In 1990, he was cast in the role of T-1000 in Terminator 2. James Cameron, the director of the film, said he chose Patrick for the role because of his physical appearance, which he felt fit the role. During the filming of Terminator 2, Patrick was "broke", living in a cheap apartment with his girlfriend, Barbara, whom he married during filming of Terminator 2. He has credited the film for starting his career.
After Terminator, Patrick landed roles in various feature films such as Last Action Hero, Fire in the Sky (both 1993) and Striptease (1996). Because of his fondness for martial arts, Patrick starred in two martial arts films titled Double Dragon and Hong Kong 97, both released in 1994. His performance in Fire in the Sky caught the attention of The X-Files creator, Chris Carter. After David Duchovny distanced himself from the show during the seventh season, Carter immediately contacted Patrick to audition for the role of John Doggett. Patrick's brother, Richard, had previous worked for the series by adding music for the soundtrack album The X-Files: The Album. Patrick was cast as Doggett in 2000. The X-Files was canceled two seasons later, after Duchovny left the show following season 9, which resulted in low ratings for the show. Patrick made several appearances on many genre magazines, with TV Guide going so far as to label him one of the Ten Sexiest Men of Sci-Fi.
In 2000, Patrick appeared in three episodes of The Sopranos ("The Happy Wanderer", "Bust Out", and "Funhouse)") as David Scatino, a store owner struggling with gambling debts owed to Richie Aprile and Tony Soprano. Four years later, he made a guest appearance in the pilot episodes for Sci-Fi Channel's original series Stargate Atlantis, "Rising", as the military component commander of the Atlantis expedition, Marshall Sumner. He accepted the role, since he had worked with the same crew on The Outer Limits, a show which he appeared in during the early 90s.
Patrick played Johnny Cash's father, Ray Cash, in the Academy Award-winning film Walk the Line and Elvis's father, Vernon Presley in the Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning TV miniseries Elvis. He had a regular role on The Unit, and is scheduled to finish filming Lonely Street, in which he played Elvis Presley. In October 2006, he starred in the WWE Films production The Marine as Rome. He also appeared in We Are Marshall as Marshall University head coach Rick Tolley, who lost his life when Southern Airways Flight 932 crashed in 1970. His credits also include a guest starring role in the Lost episode "Outlaws", as well as a recurring role as the voice of Master Piandao in the third season of the Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender.
He has also appeared in Meat Loaf's "Objects in the Rear View Mirror" music video with Will Estes. Director McG, who directed Terminator: Salvation, said that he wanted to reintroduce characters from the previous Terminator films: "I like the idea and the perspective for the next picture that you meet Robert Patrick the way he looks today, and he's a scientist that's working on, you know, improving cell replication so we can stay healthier and we can cure diabetes and do all these things that sound like good ideas, and to once again live as idealized expressions as ourselves." Patrick also starred in the psychological thriller The Black Water of Echo's Pond, which was directed by Italian filmmaker Gabriel Bologna. In recent years, he has appeared in several TV shows like Burn Notice, NCIS, and True Blood, among others. From 2012 to 2013, he also starred in Last Resort as Chief of the Boat Joseph Prosser.
Patrick married actress Barbara Patrick during the filming of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Patrick and Barbara have appeared together in various media releases such as Zero Tolerance and The X-Files. He has two children, a son, Samuel, and a daughter, Austin (named after the police officer the T-1000 impersonates in Terminator 2). Almost every year, he does the Love Ride, a charity motorcycle ride held annually in Southern California. He is the current president of Chapter 101 of the Boozefighters motorcycle club. His brother is Richard Patrick, former guitarist of Nine Inch Nails and lead singer of the rock bands Filter and Army of Anyone. On 22 October 2010, the brothers sang guest vocals on the Filter song "So I Quit" on stage in Dallas, Texas.
|1990||Die Hard 2||O'Reilly|
|1991||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||T-1000|
|1993||Fire in the Sky||Mike Rogers|
|Last Action Hero||T-1000||Cameo|
|1994||Double Dragon||Koga Shuko|
|The Cool Surface||Writer|
|1997||Cop Land||Officer Jack Rucker|
|Hacks||Goatee||aka Sink or Swim|
|1998||The Faculty||Coach Joe Willis|
|1999||From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money||Buck|
|2000||All the Pretty Horses||Cole|
|2001||Spy Kids||Mr. Lisp|
|Texas Rangers||Sgt. John Armstrong|
|2003||Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle||Ray Carter||2002|
|2004||Ladder 49||Lenny Richter|
|Walk the Line||Ray Cash|
|Flags of Our Fathers||Colonel Chandler Johnson|
|We Are Marshall||Head Coach Rick Tolley||Uncredited|
|2007||Bridge To Terabithia||Jack Aarons|
|Balls of Fury||Sgt. Pete Daytona|
|2008||Fly Me to the Moon||Louie||Voice|
|Strange Wilderness||Gus Hayden|
|Autopsy||Dr David Benway|
|Lonely Street||Mr. Aaron|
|The Men Who Stare at Goats||Todd Nixon|
|2010||Five Minarets in New York||Becker|
|2011||Good Day For It||Luke Cain||Lead/Main Character|
|2012||Safe House||Daniel Kiefer|
|Trouble with the Curve||Vince|
|Jayne Mansfield's Car||Jimbo|
|2013||Gangster Squad||Max Kennard|
|1986||Eye of the Eagle||Johnny Ransom|
|Equalizer 2000||Deke||aka Defender 2000|
|1987||Killer Instinct||Johnny Ransom||aka Behind Enemy Lines|
|Warlords from Hell|
|1989||Hollywood Boulevard II||Cameraman|
|1994||Body Shot||Mickey Dane|
|Hong Kong 97||Reginald Cameron|
|The Cool Surface||Jarvis Scott|
|1995||Zero Tolerance||Jeff Douglas|
|Body Language||Delbert Radley||TV film|
|1996||T2 3-D: Battle Across Time||T-1000||Universal Studios attraction|
|1997||The Only Thrill||Tom McHenry|
|Rag and Bone||Sgt. Daniel Ryan||TV film|
|1998||The Vivero Letter||James Wheeler|
|Tactical Assault||Colonel Lee Banning|
|Perfect Assassins||Leo Benita||TV film|
|Rogue Force||Jake McInroy|
|1999||From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money||Buck||Direct-to-video|
|A Texas Funeral||Zach|
|2000||Mexico City||Ambassador Mills|
|Angels Don't Sleep Here||Detective Russell Stark|
|Out of These Rooms||John Michael|
|The Hire: Ticker||FBI Agent||Short film; Uncredited|
|2003||1st to Die||Nicholas Jenks||TV film|
|2004||Bad Apple||Colonel Tom Ryanmy 'Bells' Bellavita||TV film|
|2005||The Fix||Shay Riley|
|2008||Autopsy||Dr. David Benway|
|2009||The Black Waters of Echo's Pond||Pete|
|2010||The Wrath of Cain||Warden Dean|
|2011||S.W.A.T.: Fire Fight||Walter Hatch|
|2011||Red Faction: Origins||Alec Mason|
|1993||SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron||Dr. Lieter Greenbox||Voice (1 episode)|
|1995–1996||The Outer Limits||Major John Strokes||Episodes: "Quality of Mercy", "The Light Brigade"|
|1996||The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest||Roger T. "Race" Bannon||Voice|
|2000||The Sopranos||David Scatino||Episodes: "The Happy Wanderer", "Bust Out", "Funhouse"|
|2000–2002||The X-Files||John Doggett||Regular|
|2004||Stargate Atlantis||Colonel Marshall Sumner||Episode: "Rising"|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Ray Schenkel||Episode: "Demons"|
|2006||Ben 10||Phil||Voice (Episode: "Truth")|
|2006–2009||The Unit||Colonel Tom Ryan||Regular|
|2006–2009||Disorderly Conduct: Video on Patrol||Narrator||Voice, all episodes|
|2007–2008||Avatar: The Last Airbender||Piandao||Voice (2 episodes)|
|2009||NCIS||Col. Merton Bell||Episode: "Outlaws And In-Laws"|
|Hell's Kitchen||Himself||Guest Diner; "Season 5 Episode 8"|
|2010||Psych||Major General Felts||Episode: "You Can't Handle This Episode"|
|2010||Chuck||Colonel Keller||Episode: "Chuck Versus the Tic Tac"|
|2010||Burn Notice||John Barrett||Episodes: "Blind Spot", "Guilty as Charged"|
|2011||Big Love||Bud Mayberry|
|2012-2013||True Blood||Jackson Herveaux||Guest star, season 5; Regular, season 6|
|2012||Last Resort||Command Master Chief Petty Officer / Chief of the Boat (COB) Joseph Prosser|
|2013||Sons of Anarchy||Guest star, season 6;|
|1992||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||T-1000||voice|
|1995||The Dig||Commander Boston Low||voice|
|2005||The Outfit||Deuce Williams||voice|
Awards and nominations
|1992||MTV Movie Awards||Best Villain||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||Nominated|
|Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||Nominated|
|1994||Best Actor||Fire in the Sky||Nominated|
|2001||Best Actor on Television||The X-Files||Won|
|2002||Best Actor in a Television Series||The X-Files||Nominated|
|2005||Jury Awards||Best Actor||The Fix||Won|
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- Source: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001598/awards IMDb.com
- Robert Patrick at the Internet Movie Database
- Robert Patrick on Twitter
- Robert Patrick bio at CBS, The Unit