Jim Fitzpatrick (actor)

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Jim Fitzpatrick
Born (1959-08-28) August 28, 1959 (age 57)
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, producer, director
Years active 1963-present
Spouse(s) Jodi Knotts (1990-present; 2 sons)
Children J.J. Fitzpatrick
Jadon Fitzpatrick

Jim Fitzpatrick (born August 28, 1959) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director.[1] He has starred in over 55 feature films and television series. He also is the founder and president of Five Star Studios (established in 1992) and PacAtlantic Pictures, LLC (established in 2005).

Early life[edit]

Fitzpatrick is from Seminole, Florida. He began acting at age 13 when he appeared in his first school play, A Thousand Clowns, at Seminole High School in Florida. He accepted a football scholarship to Illinois State University, where he was a theater major. While living in Illinois, he became involved with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, founded by Gary Sinise and John Malkovich.

Athletic career[edit]

Fitzpatrick pursued a career in professional football. He was a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Canadian Football League (CFL) in 1981. Thereafter he played for short stints with the National Football League (NFL) Chicago Bears (1981) and the Baltimore Colts (1982). He retired from pro football in 1985, after spending three seasons with the Tampa Bay Bandits in the USFL (1983–85).

Acting career[edit]

Before moving to Los Angeles, he landed supporting roles in the feature films Cocoon, and D.A.R.Y.L. His first television acting credit was on Miami Vice.



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