Patrick Fugit

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Patrick Fugit
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Fugit in November 2006
Born Patrick Raymond Fugit
(1982-10-27) October 27, 1982 (age 34)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present

Patrick Raymond Fugit (born October 27, 1982) is an American actor. He starred in his main role in Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous.

Personal life[edit]

Fugit was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. His mother, Jan Clark-Fugit, is a dance teacher and his father, Bruce is an electrical engineer.[1][2] Fugit is the oldest of three children, he has a younger sister, Jocelyn and a younger brother, Colin. Fugit attended East High School, where he was diagnosed with ADHD.[2] Fugit appeared in a school production of The Twelve Dancing Princesses as the shoemaker, while he was at grade seven. He has been a skateboarder since the age of 15.[2] In the film Saved!, his role for Patrick Wheeler was originally supposed to be a surfer, but the character was changed to a skateboarder due to Fugit's skateboarding experience.[3] Fugit and his best friend, David Fetzer formed "Mushman" by "accident". It was described as a blend of folk and rock. He plays the guitar, sometimes sings and studies flamenco guitar, which he played on the Cavedoll song "MAYDAY" and his song "Brennan's Theme" for the ending scene in Wristcutters: A Love Story.

Career[edit]

Fugit played a young rock-fan-turned-reporter in Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous and claimed that his knowledge of 1970s rock music was nil ("I actually thought Led Zeppelin was one person"). He declined the title role in Richard Kelly's Donnie Darko; it went to Jake Gyllenhaal. Fugit played a sweetly geeky, aspiring comic book artist in White Oleander (2002) and a naive drug addict in the indie dark comedy Spun (2003). His next film, Saved! (2004), was a satirical look at the religious right in high school. Fugit played the cool young pastor's skateboarding son and love interest to a pregnant, once-popular teen (Jena Malone) who re-evaluates her moral positions. In 2005, he co-starred in The Amateurs, about a sleepy town that comes together to film a porno. Fugit and Olivia Wilde starred in Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas and House, M.D.. In 2007, he starred with Shannyn Sossamon in Wristcutters: A Love Story, and played Evra Von in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009).[4] Fugit currently stars in the television series, Outcast.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Almost Famous William Miller
2002 Spun Frisbee
2002 White Oleander Paul Trout
2004 Saved! Patrick Wheeler
2004 Dead Birds Sam
2005 The Amateurs Emmett Orwin Alternative title: The Moguls
2006 Wristcutters: A Love Story Zia
2006 Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas Bickford Shmeckler
2007 The Good Life Andrew
2009 Horsemen Cory
2009 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Evra the Snake Boy
2011 We Bought a Zoo Robin Jones
2012 Thanks for Sharing Danny
2013 Reckless David Harrison
2014 Gone Girl Officer James Gilpin
2014 The List Alex
2015 Queen of Earth Rich
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1997–98 Touched by an Angel Boy #1 / Joey 2 episodes
1998 Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! Scott Blount Television film
2001 MADtv William Miller Episode: 6.19
2003 ER Sean Simmons 3 episodes
2005 Everything You Want Customer Television film
Alternative title: Love Surreal
2006 House, M.D. Jack Walters Episode: "Whac-A-Mole"
2011 Cinema Verite Alan Raymond Television film
2016 Outcast Kyle Barnes 10 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patrick Fugit Biography – Yahoo! Movies. Movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-06.
  2. ^ a b c Saved Movie – Patrick Fugit and Heather Matarazzo Interview. Movies.about.com (2012-04-13). Retrieved on 2012-05-06.
  3. ^ Saved Movie – Patrick Fugit and Heather Matarazzo Interview. Movies.about.com (2012-04-13). Retrieved on 2012-05-06.
  4. ^ Punch Drunk Critics. Punch Drunk Critics (2010–11). Retrieved on 2012-05-06.

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