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Robert Hammond Patrick
November 5, 1958
Marietta, Georgia, U.S.
|Education||Farmington High School|
|Alma mater||Bowling Green State University|
|Relatives||Richard Patrick (brother)|
Robert Hammond Patrick (born November 5, 1958) is an American actor and voice actor. Most famously known for his portrayals of villainous characters and honorable authority figures, Patrick is a Saturn Award winner with four nominations.
Patrick dropped out of college when drama class sparked his interest in acting, and entered film in 1986. After playing a supporting role in Die Hard 2 (1990), Patrick starred as the T-1000, the main antagonist of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)—a role he reprised for cameo appearances in Wayne's World (1992) and Last Action Hero (1993). Other film credits include Fire in the Sky (1993), Striptease (1996), Cop Land (1997), The Faculty (1998), Spy Kids (2001), Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Ladder 49 (2004), Walk the Line (2005), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), We Are Marshall (2006), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009), and Safe House (2012).
In television, Patrick is known for his portrayals of FBI Special Agent John Doggett in The X-Files and Colonel Tom Ryan in The Unit, and has played ongoing roles in series such as The Outer Limits, The Sopranos, Elvis, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Burn Notice, Last Resort, Sons of Anarchy, its spin-off Mayans M.C., and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. In 2014 he was cast in the role of DHS agent Cabe Gallo in the CBS drama series Scorpion. He was also guest host on season two of GunnyTime. In 2021, he also had a role in season 10 of The Walking Dead.
AllMovie journalist Tracie Cooper wrote that, by the conclusion of The X-Files in 2002, Patrick had developed a "solid reputation within the industry", with critics, fans and co-stars alike praising his "work ethic, personality, and consistent performances." Actor and director Jason Bateman described Patrick as "one of the great heavies."
Robert Hammond Patrick was born in Marietta, Georgia, on November 5, 1958, raised there and Boston, Mass., Dayton, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, and Cleveland, Ohio before he moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Robert is the oldest of five children born to Nadine and Robert M. Patrick. He is of Scots-Irish and English descent. He has two sisters named Cheri and Karen, and two brothers named Lewis and Richard, the latter of whom is best known as the lead singer for the rock band Filter.
He did not start to pursue an acting career until his mid-twenties. During his childhood, he did not like to act; in third grade, he refused to wear a pair of green tights required for Peter Pan. He graduated from Farmington High School in Farmington, Michigan in 1977. He was a track and field and football athlete at Bowling Green State University. He dropped out before graduating when he found an interest in drama and acting. After leaving college, Patrick worked as a house painter and continued as such until a boating accident in 1984 in Lake Erie. He swam for three hours in order to save others still stranded on the accident site, and nearly drowned in doing so. After the accident, he moved to Los Angeles at age 26. His main income during his first years was as a bartender, and he often lived in his car, before being cast in his first film roles.
Patrick first appeared in several low-budget science-fiction and action films produced by Roger Corman and shot in the Philippines by Cirio H. Santiago. Looking back, he credited his early appearances in films to his "tough-looking exterior". He played leading roles in pictures such as Eye of the Eagle, Equalizer 2000 or Future Hunters. Patrick later commented that his experience with Santiago had been his "film school". The B movies he made in the Philippines helped him get a SAG card. Patrick's first major Hollywood film was Die Hard 2, in a bit part henchman for Colonel Stuart before landing a role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) as the main villain, the T-1000. James Cameron, the film's director, said he chose Patrick for the role because of his physical appearance, which he felt fit the role. During the filming of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Patrick was "broke", living in a cheap apartment with his girlfriend, Barbara, whom he married during filming. He has credited the film with starting his career.
After Terminator 2, Patrick landed roles in various feature films such as Last Action Hero, Fire in the Sky (both 1993) and Striptease (1996). Because of his fondness for martial arts, Patrick starred in two martial arts films titled Double Dragon and Hong Kong 97, both released in 1994. His performance in Fire in the Sky led The X-Files creator Chris Carter to cast him in that series for the role of John Doggett. Patrick's brother, Richard, had previously worked for the series by adding music for the soundtrack album The X-Files: The Album. Patrick was cast as Doggett in 2000. The X-Files was canceled two seasons later, after Duchovny left the show following season 7, which resulted in low ratings for the show. Patrick made several appearances on many genre magazines, with TV Guide going so far as to label him one of the Ten Sexiest Men of Sci-Fi.
In 2000, Patrick appeared in three episodes of The Sopranos ("The Happy Wanderer", "Bust Out" and "Funhouse") as David "Davey" Scatino, a store owner struggling with gambling debts owed to Richie Aprile and Tony Soprano. Four years later, he made a guest appearance in the pilot episodes for Sci-Fi Channel's original series Stargate Atlantis, "Rising", as the military component commander of the Atlantis expedition, Marshall Sumner. He accepted the role, since he had worked with the same crew on The Outer Limits, a series which he appeared in during the early 1990s.
Patrick played Johnny Cash's father, Ray Cash, in the film Walk the Line and Elvis's father, Vernon Presley in the miniseries Elvis. In 2003, he appeared in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, which reunited him with his Striptease co-star, Demi Moore. He had a regular role on The Unit, and played Elvis Presley in Lonely Street (2009). In October 2006, he starred in the WWE Films production The Marine as Rome. He also appeared in We Are Marshall as Marshall University head coach Rick Tolley, who lost his life when Southern Airways Flight 932 crashed in 1970. His credits also include a guest starring role in the Lost episode "Outlaws", as well as a recurring role as the voice of Master Piandao in Season 3 of the Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Patrick played a supporting role in Firewall, a 2006 action movie starring Harrison Ford. He has also appeared in Meat Loaf's music video "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are" with Will Estes.
Director McG, who directed Terminator Salvation, said that he wanted to reintroduce characters from the previous Terminator films: "I like the idea and the perspective for the next picture that you meet Robert Patrick the way he looks today, and he's a scientist that's working on, you know, improving cell replication so we can stay healthier and we can cure diabetes and do all these things that sound like good ideas, and to once again live as idealized expressions as ourselves." Patrick also starred in the psychological thriller The Black Water of Echo's Pond, which was directed by Italian filmmaker Gabriel Bologna. In recent years, he has appeared in such television series as Burn Notice, NCIS and True Blood, among others. From 2012 to 2013, he also starred in Last Resort as Chief of the Boat Joseph Prosser. He played a supporting character in Identity Thief (2013). From 2014 to 2016, he starred in Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series as Jacob Fuller. He also played Agent Cabe Gallo on the CBS drama series Scorpion from 2014 to 2018.
On March 28, 2017, Patrick was cast in Amazon Video horror anthology series Lore, which is based on the award-winning and critically acclaimed podcast of the same name. Lore recounts true stories of frightening and paranormal occurrences. Lore premiered on October 13, 2017, and has been renewed for a second season. In 2021, Patrick starred in Rushed, co-produced by Lars von Trier's Zentropa Entertainment, and written by Siobhan Fallon Hogan. Also starring Jake Weary and Peri Gilpin, Vertical Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights.
Patrick married actress Barbara Hooper in 1990. They have appeared together in various films and TV shows such as Zero Tolerance and The X-Files. They have two children: a son named Samuel and a daughter named Austin.
|1986||Eye of the Eagle||Johnny Ransom|
|1987||Killer Instinct||Johnny Ransom|
|Warlords from Hell|
|1989||Hollywood Boulevard II||Cameraman|
|1990||Die Hard 2||O'Reilly|
|1991||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||T-1000|
|1993||Fire in the Sky||Mike Rogers|
|Last Action Hero||T-1000||Cameo|
|1994||Double Dragon||Victor Guisman / Koga Shuko|
|The Cool Surface||Jarvis Scott|
|Body Shot||Mickey Dane|
|Hong Kong 97||Reginald Cameron|
|1995||Zero Tolerance||Jeff Douglas|
|Last Gasp||Leslie Chase|
|1996||T2 3-D: Battle Across Time||T-1000||Universal Studios attraction|
|1997||Cop Land||Officer Jack Rucker|
|The Only Thrill||Tom McHenry|
|1998||The Vivero Letter||James Wheeler|
|Renegade Force||Jake McInroy|
|The Faculty||Coach Joe Willis|
|1999||From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money||Buck Bowers||Direct-to-video|
|A Texas Funeral||Zach|
|Tactical Assault||Colonel Lee Banning|
|2000||Mexico City||Ambassador Mills|
|All the Pretty Horses||Cole|
|2001||Spy Kids||Mr. Lisp|
|Texas Rangers||Sergeant John Armstrong|
|Angels Don't Sleep Here||Detective Russell Stark|
|2002||Out of These Rooms||John Michael|
|Ticker||FBI Agent||Segment for the BMW short film series The Hire|
|2003||Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle||Ray Carter|
|2004||Ladder 49||Lenny Richter|
|Walk the Line||Ray Cash|
|The Fix||Shay Riley|
|Flags of Our Fathers||Colonel Chandler Johnson|
|We Are Marshall||Head Coach Rick Tolley||Uncredited|
|2007||Bridge to Terabithia||Jack Aarons|
|Balls of Fury||Sergeant Pete Daytona|
|2008||Fly Me to the Moon||Louie||Voice|
|Strange Wilderness||Gus Hayden|
|2009||Autopsy||Dr. David Benway|
|Lonely Street||Mr. Aaron|
|The Black Waters of Echo's Pond||Pete|
|The Men Who Stare at Goats||Todd Nixon|
|2010||Five Minarets in New York||Becker|
|The Wrath of Cain||Warden Dean|
|2011||S.W.A.T.: Fire Fight||Walter Hatch|
|Red Faction: Origins||Alec Mason|
|Good Day for It||Luke Cain|
|2012||Safe House||CIA Agent Daniel Kiefer|
|Trouble with the Curve||Vince|
|Jayne Mansfield's Car||Jim 'Jimbo' Caldwell|
|2013||Gangster Squad||Officer Max Kennard|
|2014||Endless Love||Harry Elliot|
|Kill the Messenger||Ronald J. Quail|
|The Road Within||Robert|
|Ask Me Anything||Doug Kampenfelt|
|2015||Lost After Dark||Mr. C.|
|Hollywood Adventures||Studio Guard #1||Chinese film|
|2017||Eloise||Dr. H.H. Greiss|
|Last Rampage||Gary Tison|
|2018||Edge of Fear||Jack Pryor|
|Back Roads||Chief Mansour|
|2019||Sgt. Will Gardner||Tony|
|The Poison Rose||Chief Walsh|
|The Rising Hawk||Zakhar Berkut|
|The Laundromat||Captain Richard Paris|
|2020||Honest Thief||Agent Sam Baker|
|2021||No Man of God||Roger Depue|
|What Josiah Saw||Josiah Graham|
|The Protégé||Billy 'Billy Boy'|
|1989||The New Lassie||Russ||Episode: "Once Upon a Time..."|
|1992||Tales from the Crypt||Lothar||Episode: "The New Arrival"|
|1993||SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron||Dr. Lieter Greenbox||Voice|
Episode: "Chaos in Crystal"
|1995||Body Language||Delbert Radley||Television film|
|1995–1996||The Outer Limits||Major John Skokes||Guest role; 2 episodes|
|1996–1997||The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest||Roger T. "Race" Bannon / Additional voices||Main role; 24 episodes|
|1996||Superman: The Animated Series||Martin LeBeau||Voice|
Episode: "Feeding Time"
|1997||Rag and Bone||Sergeant Daniel Ryan||Television film|
|1998||Perfect Assassins||Leo Benita||Television film|
|1999||The Angry Beavers||Wingnut||Voice|
Episode: "Mistaken Identity/Easy Peasy Rider"
|2000||The Sopranos||David Scatino||Guest role; 3 episodes|
|Batman Beyond||Richard Armacost||Voice|
Episode: "Big Time"
|2000–2002||The X-Files||John Doggett||Main role; 41 episodes|
|2003||1st to Die||Nicholas Jenks||Television film|
|2004||Bad Apple||Colonel Tom Ryanmy "Bells" Bellavita||Television film|
|Stargate Atlantis||Colonel Marshall Sumner||Episode: "Rising"|
|Duck Dodgers||J. Edgar Ashcan / Prisoner||Voice|
Episode: "Of Course You Know, This Means War and Peace: Part I"
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Ray Schenkel||Episode: "Demons"|
|2006||Ben 10||Phil Billings / Rookie||Voice|
|2006–2009||The Unit||Colonel Tom Ryan||Main role; 69 episodes|
|2006–2009||Disorderly Conduct: Video on Patrol||Narrator||Voice|
|2007–2008||Avatar: The Last Airbender||Master Piandao||Voice|
|2008||The Batman||Hawkman / Katar Hol||Voice|
|2009||Hell's Kitchen||Himself||Red guest diner; Season 5 Episode 8: "9 Chefs Compete"|
|American Dad!||Stranger||Episode: "In Country...Club"|
|NCIS||Colonel Merton Bell||Episode: "Outlaws and In-Laws"|
|2010||Psych||Major General Felts||Episode: "You Can't Handle This Episode"|
|Chuck||Colonel Keller||Episode: "Chuck Versus the Tic Tac"|
|Burn Notice||John Barrett||Guest role; 2 episodes|
|2011||Big Love||Bud Mayberry||Guest role; 2 episodes|
|2012–2014||True Blood||Jackson Herveaux||Main role; 12 episodes|
|2012||Last Resort||Command Master Chief Petty Officer Joseph Prosser||Main role; 13 episodes|
|2013–2014||Sons of Anarchy||President Les Packer||Guest role; 2 episodes (seasons 6–7)|
|2014||Community||Head of Parking Waldron||Episode: "Analysis of Cork-Based Networking"|
|From Dusk till Dawn: The Series||Jacob Fuller||Main cast (season 1); 10 episodes|
|2014–2018||Scorpion||Cabe Gallo||Main role; 93 episodes|
|2015||Ultimate Spider-Man||Robert Frank / Whizzer (voice)||Episode: "S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy"|
|2017||Lore||Reverend Eliakim Phelps||Episode: "Passing Notes"|
|2018–2019||Mayans M.C.||President Les Packer||2 episodes|
|2020||Perry Mason||Herman Baggerly||Recurring role|
|2021||The Walking Dead||Mays||Episode "One More"|
|MacGyver||Ian Cain||Episode: "SOS + Hazmat + Ultrasound + Frequency + Malihini"|
|Goliath||Coach (Billy's Father)||Recurring role; 4 episodes|
|2022||Peacemaker||Auggie Smith||Main role, upcoming series|
|1992||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||T-1000||Voice|
|1995||The Dig||Commander Boston Low|
|2005||The Outfit||'Deuce' Williams|
|2014||Elite: Dangerous||Zachary Hudson|
|2020||Madden NFL 21||Coach 'Red' O'Brien|
Awards and nominations
|1992||MTV Movie Awards||Best Villain||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||Nominated|
|Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|1994||Best Actor||Fire in the Sky||Nominated|
|2001||Best Actor on Television||The X-Files||Won|
|2005||Jury Awards||Best Actor||The Fix||Won|
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