|Saw IV||2007||Actor||Agent Strahm||20077|
|Them||1997 1996 - 1997||Actor||Simon Trent||19977|
|Will & Grace||1999 1999||Actor||John||19997|
|Saw V||2008||Actor||Agent Strahm||20087|
|CSI: Miami||2011 2011||Actor||Brendon Dwyer||20117|
|The Event||2011 2010 - 2011||Actor||Mark Gasiorowski||20117|
|Gilmore Girls Backstage Special||2005 2004 - 2005||Actor||Himself||20057|
|Aliens in America||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||Gary Tolchuk||20087|
|Intent to Kill||1992||Actor||n/a||19927|
|Love at the Christmas Table||Actor||n/a||7|
|Gilmore Girls||2007 2000 - 2007||Actor||Luke Danes||20077|
|Rhapsody in Bloom||Actor||n/a||7|
|Alien Nation: Dark Horizon||Actor||Ahpossno||7|
|Arli$$||1997 1997||Actor||Dan Manville||19977|
|The Return of Ironside||Actor||n/a||7|
|Justice League Unlimited||2003 2003||Voice||Agent King Faraday||20036|
|Three Wishes||1995||Actor||Scott's Father||19957|
|Little Big League||1994||Actor||Mike McGrevey||19947|
|It's Like, You Know...||1999 1999||Actor||Ted||19997|
|Fired Up||1997 1997||Actor||Mickey||19977|
|Get Real||2000 1999 - 2000||Actor||Jacob Perryhill||20007|
|Vengeance Unlimited||1999 1998 - 1999||Actor||Thomas Swain||19997|
Patterson was born September 11, 1958 in Philadelphia, but was raised in Haddonfield, N.J. and Baltimore. He attended Rutgers University, studying comparative literature, but dropped out to study acting in New York. He was exposed to the instruction of Robert Lewis, Sondra Lee and Paul Newman and appeared in Actor's Studio productions of "Rasputin" and "Miss Julie" under Frank Caruso before minor league baseball drafted him. Patterson joined the minor leagues in 1980 and wore Yankees,' Braves' and Rangers' jerseys until he was dropped in 1988.
He first appeared in Hollywood as a stunt man on Rupert Wainwright's "Blank Check" (1993). His first role was in "The Return of Ironside" (1993) with Raymond Burr. He followed up with "Little Big League" (1994), the baseball trivia hound's dream flick, starring Jason Robards and Dennis Farina. In 1994, Patterson starred in "Alien Nation: Dark Horizon" as a ruthless alien sent to Earth to investigate the disappearance of 250,000 slaves. He then played smaller roles in "Three Wishes" (1995) with Patrick Swayze and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio; "A Boy Called Hate" (1996) with James Caan, Scott Caan and Elliot Gould; and "Rhapsody in Bloom"(1998) with Penelope Ann Miller and Dan Castellaneta.
Patterson carved out an attractive niche for himself as the hunky love-interest type when Elaine dubbed him "sponge-worthy" on an episode of "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1995). He then piqued the interest of Sharon Lawrence's on "Fired Up" (NBC, 1997), also starring Leah Rimini; attracted Jennifer Grey on the L.A. satire "It's Like, You Know" (ABC, 1999); and had a profound effect on Debra Messing in a "Will & Grace" episode (NBC, 1999). In 2000, Patterson was tapped for his breakthrough role as Luke Danes on "Gilmore," and he began winning the hearts of millions of women every Wednesday night--though it took him five seasons to win over the unpredictable Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham).
|Vera Davich||Wife||married in 1983; divorced in 1985|
|Frank Patterson||Father||divorced from Patterson's mother c. 1974|
|Hope Patterson||Mother||divorced from Patterson's father c. 1974|
|Barbara Patterson||Sister||born c. 1947|
|Judy Patterson||Sister||born c. 1952|
|Abigail Wiest||Sister||born c. 1957|
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