Patrick Schwarzenegger

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Patrick Schwarzenegger
Patrick Schwarzenegger TIFF 2012.jpg
Schwarzenegger in 2012
Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger

(1993-09-18) September 18, 1993 (age 29)
  • American
  • Austrian
EducationBrentwood School
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
  • Model
  • actor
  • entrepreneur
Years active2006–present
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
RelativesSee Schwarzenegger family and Kennedy family

Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger (born September 18, 1993) is an American actor, businessman, investor, and entrepreneur. 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 eldest son of Maria Shriver, a journalist and author who is a member of the Kennedy family, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, an Austrian-born bodybuilder, actor, and former Governor of California.[1] Schwarzenegger has two elder 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 German, regularly visits Austria and maintains a strong connection to his father's native country.[6] 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.[7] At age 15 he started a clothing line.[8]

Patrick is also signed with LA Models, which had plans to push him for Ralph Lauren and Armani ad campaigns.[9] He has stated that he hopes to raise awareness of his clothing company by taking on high-profile modeling jobs.[8]

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.[10] His performance in the 2019 horror Daniel Isn't Real was praised as "excellent"[11] and played with "a playful intensity similar to his father"[12] and "a restraint unusual in actors his age".[13] The film was Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes,[14] and Schwarzenegger won awards for his breakout performance in the internationally-recognized film. Los Angeles Times Critic Geoff Berkshire says the film is “a wild ride worth taking to be in the company of its promising young stars.”[15] In 2020, Schwarzenegger worked opposite Academy Award Winner Michael Shannon in Echo Boomers, then in 2021, went to star in Netflix’s comedy-drama coming-of-age film Moxie,[16] which was directed by Amy Poehler. Most recently, he had a breakout role in the Emmy-nominated HBO limited series, The Staircase. Schwarzenegger played the role of Todd Peterson opposite Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth, as well as Academy Award-winning actresses Juliette Binoche and Toni Collette. The series received excellent reviews, with a stunning 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, Certified Fresh.[17] Doreenn St. Felix, a critic from The New Yorker, said that the series “makes tantalizing equivalences between the filmmaking process and the justice system.” Later in 2022, it was announced that Schwarzenegger would join the franchise The Boys, which is scheduled to finish filming in Spring 2023.

Business and Entrepreneurship[edit]

Patrick Schwarzenegger graduated the University of Southern California in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a minor in Cinematic Arts. During his time at USC, he had a strict focus on entrepreneurship, which would later reflect in multiple successful investments within the health and wellness space. This passion for health and wellness prompted Schwarzenegger to co-found the brain wellness company MOSH with his mother, Maria Shriver. Throughout Patrick Schwarzenegger’s childhood, his father and mother played an influential role in developing his early interests in business and entrepreneurship. Every weekend, they would set up lemonade stands to help integrate concepts of profit margins, cost of operations, and other facets that overall intensified Patrick Schwarzenegger's drive to pursue business as he grew older. In early adolescence, Arnold Schwarzenegger entrusted his son Patrick with the responsibility of selling Arnold Schwarzenegger acting memorabilia to raise funds for charity. This was another experience that significantly contributed to and impacted Patrick Schwarzenegger’s experience in successfully managing and operating varying types of business organizations. In 2011 and 2012, Patrick Schwarzenegger interned for Academy Award-nominated producer John Davis (Waterworld, Alien vs. Predator, I, Robot), who just exited Wetzel's Pretzels and was investing in a new idea that was then positioned as “the Subway of pizza.” Schwarzenegger knew this concept had value, and Blaze Pizza became his first investment. As of early 2022, Blaze Pizza is one of the fastest-growing pizza franchises with over 340 locations in 38 states and 6 countries. Schwarzenegger went on to franchise his own Blaze Pizza locations, one at USC while he was a student there, and one at The Grove at Farmers Market in Los Angeles. While working hands-on in the management of these franchises, Schwarzenegger noticed a shift in consumer interest around the types of food and beverage products they were willing to put their money into — they wanted healthier alternatives, and Schwarzenegger was prepared to be one of the first entrepreneurs to actively invest in this space. Patrick Schwarzenegger 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 by offering higher quality nutrition than the many convenience-based brands currently occupying the market. Some of Schwarzenegger’s most successful investments in this space include:

  • Liquid I.V. — An electrolyte drink mix company, which was later sold to the multinational consumer goods company Unilever (owner of brands including Seventh Generation Inc., Ben & Jerry’s, The Vegetarian Butcher, Hellmann’s and Best Foods, and Magnum (ice cream).
  • Super Coffee — A traditional coffee alternative that still includes coffee, but also includes whey protein, coconut MCT oil, and organic green coffee extract; the company had a total valuation of over $500 million by early 2021.
  • Nuggs — A company dedicated to most closely as possible simulating the texture and flavor of real chicken, without the animal cruelty; Nuggs announced $50 million in Series B funding in June of 2021, for a valuation of over $250 million.
  • Everytable — Aimed to be the healthier fast food chain, this grab-and-go healthy alternative restaurant is predicted to have 54 locations by the end of 2022.

Other notable investments in now successful companies in the health food and wellness space include Poppi, Verb Energy, MUD\WTR, and Whoop.


In 2020, after moving back home with his mother during the COVID-19 pandemic, Patrick Schwarzenegger decided to partner with his mother to create a new company that combined his passion for investing into human health and wellness with his mother’s background in brain health and neurodegenerative disease research — with that, the brain nutrition and wellness brand MOSH was created. MOSH, which stands for Maria Owings Shriver Health, officially launched on World Alzheimer’s Day, in honor of Maria Shriver’s research and advocacy organization, the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM) at Cleveland Clinic. MOSH debuted with great success, growing to a 5-million dollar run rate in their first year and selling out of the brain-fueling protein bars 3 times. The company stands out in the protein bar industry by offering ingredients that not only support physical recovery and satiety, but also work to supply fuel to the brain with proven nootropic, adaptogenic, and overall brain-healthy ingredients such as lion’s mane, ashwagandha, vitamin B12, and omega-3s.

Personal life[edit]


Schwarzenegger dated actress and singer Miley Cyrus from October 2014 to April 2015.[18] He is now dating Abby Champion, whom he has been in a relationship with since 2016.[19]


While studying at Brentwood High School, he took private acting lessons with Nancy Banks.[20] 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.[21] Patrick Schwarzenegger was part of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.[20]



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 Daniel
2020 Echo Boomers Lance
2021 Moxie Mitchell Wilson
2021 Warning Ben


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

Music videos[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Brentwood High School Commencement Speech". 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. ^ Tara Brady (February 6, 2020). "Patrick Schwarzenegger: 'Dad didn't tell me how to act'". The Irish Times. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  7. ^ Cindy Adams, Patrick Schwarzenegger: Acting is how I bonded with Arnold,, March 26, 2018
  8. ^ a b "Meet Patrick Schwarzenegger, Arnold and Maria's enterprising son". Los Angeles Times. April 20, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
  9. ^ Lowe, Laurence (n.d.). "Patrick Schwarzenegger: Critical Eye". Details. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
  10. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (October 13, 2016). "Open Road Acquires 'Midnight Sun', Sets Wide Summer Release For Bella Thorne & Patrick Schwarzenegger Pic". Deadline Hollywood.
  11. ^ Radcliffe, Gena (October 19, 2019). "BHFF: "Daniel Isn't Real" is a Frightening Look at Our Hidden Selves".
  12. ^ "'Daniel Isn't Real': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
  13. ^ "Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Movie Review from Eye for Film".
  14. ^ "Daniel Isn't Real". Retrieved September 10, 2022 – via
  15. ^ "Daniel Isn't Real". Retrieved September 10, 2022 – via
  16. ^ Hedash, Kara. "Patrick Schwarzenegger Movie & TV Roles: Where You've Seen The Moxie Star". Retrieved September 10, 2022 – via
  17. ^ "Daniel Isn't Real". Retrieved September 10, 2022 – via
  18. ^ "Miley Cyrus, Patrick Schwarzenegger reportedly call it quits". Los Angeles Times. April 21, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  19. ^ "Patrick Schwarzenegger Calls Girlfriend Abby Champion 'Beautiful' and 'Faithful' on Her 25th Birthday". People Magazine. February 28, 2022. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  20. ^ a b Amy Kaufman, Patrick Schwarzenegger embraces his famous family but carves his own path as an actor, Los Angeles Times, March 23, 2018
  21. ^ Johnson, Zach (May 2, 2012). "Patrick Schwarzenegger:I'm going to the University of Southern California". Us Weekly. Retrieved June 29, 2014.

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