Patrick Cronin (actor)

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Patrick Cronin
Born 1941 (age 75–76)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Beatrice Colen, 1977–1999 (her death); two children
Amber Kinser, August 2004 - present

Patrick Cronin (born 1941) is an Irish American stage, television, and film actor best known for his television appearances spanning three decades.[1][2][3]

After graduating from Roman Catholic High School, Cronin attended La Salle University where he received a bachelor's degree and his master's in directing from Temple University. He taught at Temple for five years.

He is currently working as a professor at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.[4][5] He is the former holder of The Basler Chair and the first holder of the Permanent Artist in Residence position at East Tennessee State University.[6]


Cronin, a native of Philadelphia, married actress Beatrice Colen on October 28, 1977. This marriage converted Beatrice to Christianity. It lasted until her death on November 18, 1999. She succumbed to lung cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.[7][8] Her memorial service was held at Saint James Episcopal Church in Los Angeles ten days later.[9] Cronin is currently married to Amber Kinser. (August 2004 - present).



  1. ^ Henard, Misty (March 26, 2001). "Play to open with special performance". East Tennessean. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Patrick Cronin filmography". Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  3. ^ "Pat Cronin bio and interview". Actors Life. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  4. ^ Diaz, Laura (March 3, 2005). "Collaboration between Northeast State, ETSU grows behind scenes". East Tennessean. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  5. ^ "ETSU Division of Theatre and Dance Faculty". East Tennessee State University. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  6. ^ "ETSU’s division of theatre presents "A Christmas Carol"". East Tennessean. November 30, 2000. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  7. ^ Playbill
  8. ^ Galloway, Doug (Dec 13, 1999). "Beatrice Colen". Variety. 
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