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Patrick Schwarzenegger
Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger

(1993-09-18) September 18, 1993 (age 30)
  • American
  • Austrian
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
  • Model
  • actor
  • investor
  • entrepreneur
Years active2006–present
Partner(s)Abby Champion (2015–present; engaged)
RelativesKennedy family

Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger (born September 18, 1993) is an American actor. He is the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.

Early life and family[edit]

Schwarzenegger was born at Providence St John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California and raised in Los Angeles, California. He is the oldest son of Maria Shriver, journalist, author and member of the Kennedy family; and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Austrian-born bodybuilder, actor, and former Governor of California.[1] Schwarzenegger has two older sisters, Katherine and Christina,[2] a younger brother, Christopher,[3] and a younger paternal half-brother, Joseph.[4][5] His maternal grandparents were activist Eunice Kennedy Shriver and diplomat and politician Sargent Shriver.

Schwarzenegger holds dual Austrian-American citizenship, speaks English and a little German,[6] regularly visits Austria and maintains a strong connection to his father's native country.[7] His cousin, also named Patrick Schwarzenegger, lost his father (Arnold's brother) in a car accident in 1971 and is now an attorney.

Acting career[edit]

Schwarzenegger and his sister, Katherine, October 17, 2010

At the age of ten, Schwarzenegger had a small role in the film The Benchwarmers. Throughout his childhood, he practiced acting with his father, and through his young adult years, he studied theater at USC while taking acting classes weekly at Nancy Banks Studio.[8] At age 15 he started a clothing line.[9]

Patrick is also signed with LA Models, which had plans to push him for Ralph Lauren and Armani ad campaigns.[10] He has stated that he hopes to raise awareness of his clothing company by taking on high-profile modeling jobs.[9]

Schwarzenegger had supporting roles in 2012's Stuck in Love, 2013's Grown Ups 2 and 2015's Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. His first leading role was opposite Bella Thorne in 2018's Midnight Sun, a romantic drama about a teenage girl with a rare medical condition, which went on to gross over 27 million dollars worldwide.[11] His performance in the 2019 horror Daniel Isn't Real was praised as "excellent"[12] and played with "a playful intensity similar to his father"[13] and "a restraint unusual in actors his age".[14] In 2020, Schwarzenegger worked opposite Academy Award winner Michael Shannon in Echo Boomers,[citation needed] then in 2021, went to star in Netflix's comedy-drama coming-of-age film Moxie.[15]

In 2022, Schwarzenegger starred in the HBO true crime mini-series, The Staircase, alongside Colin Firth and Toni Collette.[16] In it, he portrays Todd Peterson, the son of Michael Peterson, whose wife dies under mysterious circumstances.

It was announced in 2022 that Schwarzenegger was joining the cast of The Boys spinoff series, Gen V, on Prime Video. He's set to play a young man with superpowers called Golden Boy, described as "a 22-year-old big name on campus who possesses thermonuclear power and pure charisma."[17]

Business and entrepreneurship[edit]

Throughout Schwarzenegger's childhood, his father and mother played an influential role in developing his exposure to business and entrepreneurship, including setting up lemonade stands to teach him about profit margins, costs of operations, and other business lessons. Arnold Schwarzenegger gave his son the responsibility of selling his acting memorabilia to raise funds for charity.[18]

In 2011 and 2012, Schwarzenegger interned for Academy Award-nominated producer, John Davis (Waterworld, Alien vs. Predator, I, Robot), after his Wetzel's Pretzels exit, while he was investing in a new idea that was then positioned as "the Subway of pizza." Blaze Pizza became Schwarzenegger's first investment.

Schwarzenegger went on to franchise his own Blaze Pizza locations,[19] including one at USC while he was a student there, and one at The Grove in Los Angeles. Patrick Schwarzenegger later sold his Blaze Pizza shares and began investing in young entrepreneurs who were creating companies to meet the demand for healthier food and beverage alternatives.[20]

Some of Schwarzenegger's other investments include electrolyte drink mix company Liquid I.V.,[21] protein coffee brand Super Coffee,[22] and vegan chicken company Nuggs.[23]

In 2020, Schwarzenegger and his mother, who is an advocate for people living with Alzheimer's,[24] created brain nutrition and wellness brand MOSH.[25] The company, whose name stands for Maria Owings Shriver Health, officially launched on World Alzheimer's Day.[26][27] Jonathan Jarry at the Office for Science and Society pointed out the ingredients used in the MOSH bar do not conclusively improve brain health.[28]

Personal life[edit]

While studying at Brentwood High School, Schwarzenegger took private acting lessons with Nancy Banks.[29] In 2012, he matriculated at the University of Southern California, and graduated from the USC Marshall School of Business with a minor in Cinematic Arts in May 2016.[30] He was part of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.[29] Since 2015, he has been in a relationship with model Abby Champion[31] and on December 26, 2023, announced their engagement.[32]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Benchwarmers Jock Kid Game No. 3
2012 Stuck in Love Glen
2013 Grown Ups 2 Frat Boy Cooper
2015 Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Jeff
2016 Dear Eleanor Bud
2017 Go North Caleb
2018 Midnight Sun Charlie Reed
2019 Daniel Isn't Real Luke/Daniel
2020 Echo Boomers Lance
2021 Moxie Mitchell Wilson
2021 Warning Ben
2022 Stowaway Michael


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Scream Queens Thad Radwell Episode: "Thanksgiving"
2017 The Long Road Home Ben Hayhurst Miniseries
2022 The Staircase Todd Peterson Miniseries
2022 The Terminal List Donny Mitchell 3 episodes
2023 Gen V Golden Boy Recurring role, 5 episodes
2024 Shark Tank Himself Presenting Mosh Business
TBA The White Lotus TBA Pre-production

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Title Role
2013 Ariana Grande featuring Big Sean "Right There" Romeo


  1. ^ "Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Brentwood High School Commencement Speech". gov.ca.gov. June 7, 2008. Archived from the original on June 18, 2008. Retrieved June 22, 2008.
  2. ^ Pace, Eric (July 24, 1991). "Chronicle". The New York Times. Retrieved April 18, 2008.
  3. ^ Brozan, Nadine (September 30, 1997). "Chronicle". The New York Times. Retrieved April 18, 2008.
  4. ^ "State of California Certificate of Live Birth" (PDF). TMZ. May 20, 2011. Retrieved August 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "Schwarzenegger's son with housekeeper born days after Shriver gave birth". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on May 21, 2011.
  6. ^ "Patrick Schwarzenegger bei Fellner! Live". YouTube.
  7. ^ Tara Brady (February 6, 2020). "Patrick Schwarzenegger: 'Dad didn't tell me how to act'". The Irish Times. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  8. ^ "Patrick Schwarzenegger embraces his famous family but carves his own path as an actor". Los Angeles Times. March 23, 2018. Retrieved June 14, 2023.
  9. ^ a b "Meet Patrick Schwarzenegger, Arnold and Maria's enterprising son". Los Angeles Times. April 20, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
  10. ^ Lowe, Laurence (n.d.). "Patrick Schwarzenegger: Critical Eye". Details. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
  11. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (October 13, 2016). "Open Road Acquires 'Midnight Sun', Sets Wide Summer Release For Bella Thorne & Patrick Schwarzenegger Pic". Deadline Hollywood.
  12. ^ Radcliffe, Gena (October 19, 2019). "BHFF: "Daniel Isn't Real" is a Frightening Look at Our Hidden Selves".
  13. ^ "'Daniel Isn't Real': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. December 4, 2019.
  14. ^ "Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Movie Review from Eye for Film". eyeforfilm.co.uk.
  15. ^ Hedash, Kara (March 2, 2021). "Patrick Schwarzenegger Movie & TV Roles: Where You've Seen The Moxie Star". Retrieved September 10, 2022 – via screenrant.com.
  16. ^ Gibson, Kelsie. "Patrick Schwarzenegger Was 'Almost Speechless' at Colin Firth's Transformation for 'The Staircase'". Retrieved July 9, 2023 – via people.com.
  17. ^ Chand, Neeraj (March 3, 2021). "The Boys Spinoff Update Reveals College Superhero Character Details". Retrieved July 9, 2023 – via movieweb.com.
  18. ^ Iyer, Radha (November 16, 2022). ""My Dad Was Obsessed": Arnold Schwarzenegger's Son, Patrick, Revealed a Preschool Ritual That Taught Him to Be Self-Dependent". Retrieved August 7, 2023 – via essentiallysports.com.
  19. ^ "Patrick Schwarzenegger Opens Blaze Pizza Restaurant in L.A." December 3, 2020. Retrieved August 7, 2023 – via people.com.
  20. ^ "Patrick Schwarzenegger talks CPG Investing and Healthy Living". April 14, 2021. Retrieved August 7, 2023 – via sku.is.
  21. ^ "Liquid I.V. Assembles Blockbuster Investment Team to Fuel Historic Growth and Global Giveback Mission" (Press release). July 23, 2019. Retrieved August 7, 2023 – via prnewswire.com.
  22. ^ "Super Coffee parent company raises $106M to continue expansion". August 10, 2021. Retrieved August 7, 2023 – via fooddive.com.
  23. ^ "Patrick Schwarzenegger-Backed Vegan Chicken Brand NUGGS Launches in Major US Retailers". April 14, 2021. Retrieved August 7, 2023 – via plantbasednews.org.
  24. ^ "Maria Shriver and The Women's Alzheimer's Movement Join Cleveland Clinic". February 3, 2022. Retrieved August 7, 2023 – via clevelandclinic.org.
  25. ^ "Patrick Schwarzenegger And Maria Shriver Founded Nutrition Platform Company MOSH Brings Brain Health To Center Stage". September 21, 2021. Retrieved August 7, 2023 – via forbes.com.
  26. ^ "Maria Shriver and Patrick Schwarzenegger launch brain health brand". June 27, 2022. Retrieved June 27, 2022 – via cnn.com.
  27. ^ "Brain Health". Retrieved August 7, 2023 – via thewomensalzheimersmovement.org.
  28. ^ Jarry, Jonathan (April 5, 2024). "MOSH Bars Are Starved of Good Science". Office for Science and Society. Archived from the original on April 8, 2024. Retrieved April 8, 2024.
  29. ^ a b Amy Kaufman, Patrick Schwarzenegger embraces his famous family but carves his own path as an actor, Los Angeles Times, March 23, 2018
  30. ^ Johnson, Zach (May 2, 2012). "Patrick Schwarzenegger:I'm going to the University of Southern California". Us Weekly. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  31. ^ "Who Is Patrick Schwarzenegger's Girlfriend? All About Abby Champion". People. Retrieved April 13, 2023.
  32. ^ "Patrick Schwarzenegger Is Engaged to Model Abby Champion: See the Stunning Ring and Cute Cake!". People.com. December 26, 2023. Retrieved December 27, 2023.

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