Patrick Petersen

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Not to be confused with Patrick Peterson.

Patrick Petersen (born August 9, 1966) is an American actor best known for his role as Michael Fairgate in the television drama Knots Landing. His character was the son of "Karen Fairgate MacKenzie" (played by series star Michele Lee). He played the role from episode one on December 27, 1979 to May 16, 1991, reprising the part for Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac in May 1997.[1]

Patrick Petersen is brother of actor Chris Peterson.[2] Today[when?] he is out of acting and owns a health-food business. He is married with two children.[3]


Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
1977 The Kallikaks J.T. Jr. Kallikak Main role (5 episodes)
1977 ABC Weekend Specials Red Chief Episode: "The Ransom of Red Chief"
1978 How the West Was Won Jeffrey Main role (6 episodes)
1978 ABC Weekend Specials Harvey Small Episode: "The Contest Kid and the Big Prize"
1979 Having Babies Douglas Episode: "Sisters"
1979 CBS Library Tarby Corrigan Episode: "Once Upon a Midnight Dreary"
1979 ABC Weekend Specials Harvey Small Episode: "The Contest Kid Strikes Again"
1979 ABC Weekend Specials Red Chief Episode: "The Revenge of Red Chief"
1979 The Man in the Santa Claus Suit Lance TV film
1979–1991 Knots Landing Michael Fairgate Main role (186 episodes)
1980 Shirley Ross Burke Episode: "Fenced In"
1980 CHiPs Warren Episode: "E.M.T."
1980 Alligator Joey Feature film
1980 The Little Dragons Woody Feature film (aka Karate Kids U.S.A)
1981 Here's Boomer Joey Episode: "Boomer's East Side Story"
1981 Code Red Sam Episode: "Framed by Fire"
1982 The Kid from Nowhere Greg Baker Jr. TV film
1982 ABC Weekend Specials Toby Monroe (voice) Episode: "Bunnicula, the Vampire Rabbit"
1982 Cold River Tim Hood Feature film
1984 Best Kept Secrets Ramsey TV film
1987 CBS Schoolbreak Special Steve Hunter Episode: "Little Miss Perfect"
1997 Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac Michael Fairgate TV miniseries


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