Leo Fitzpatrick

Actor, Musician, Skateboard shop worker
In a depressing case of art imitating life, Leo Fitzpatrick was a morally corrupt, deliquent teenage skateboarder when he was picked by writer/director Larry Clark to play the conniving and recklessly disinterested star ... Read more »
Born: 08/09/1978 in Orange, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (36)

Doomsdays 2015 (Movie)

Bruho (Actor)

Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale 2015 (Movie)

Black Rich (Actor)

Cold Comes the Night 2014 (Movie)

Donnie (Actor)

King of the Korner 2014 (Movie)

Monty (Actor)

Winter of Frozen Dreams 2014 (Movie)

Couture (Actor)

American Milkshake 2013 (Movie)

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Banshee 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blue Caprice 2013 (Movie)

Arms Dealer (Actor)

Blue Bloods 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack and Diane 2012 (Movie)

Joby (Actor)

The Heart, She Holler 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

A NY Thing 2010 (Movie)

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Burn Notice 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Some Guy Who Kills People 2010 (Movie)

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Sons of Anarchy 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

How to Rob a Bank 2008 (Movie)

Gunman (Actor)

Fay Grim 2007 (Movie)

Carl Fogg (Actor)

My Name is Earl 2005, 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Kill Point 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

On the Road with Judas 2006 (Movie)

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Carnivàle 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Girl From Monday 2005 (Movie)

William (Actor)

Blind Horizon 2004 (Movie)

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wire 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Personal Velocity 2002 (Movie)

Mylert (Actor)

Storytelling 2002 (Movie)

Marcus (Actor)

Bully 2001 (Movie)

Derek Kaufman--The Hitman (Actor)

Serendipity 2001 (Movie)

Leasing Office Temp (Actor)

The Bubble Boy 2001 (Movie)

Todd (Actor)

Last Ball 2000 (Movie)

Scooter (Actor)

The Practice 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

7-Teen Sips 1999 (Movie)

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Take It to the Limit 1999 (Movie)

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Another Day in Paradise 1998 (Movie)

Guard at Reverend's Gate (Actor)

Kids 1995 (Movie)

Telly (Actor)

Biography

In a depressing case of art imitating life, Leo Fitzpatrick was a morally corrupt, deliquent teenage skateboarder when he was picked by writer/director Larry Clark to play the conniving and recklessly disinterested star of his disturbing 1995 film "Kids. " A native of Orange, New Jersey (population: 29,000), Fitzpatrick was a regular skateboarder in Manhattan by the age of 14. He hung around with other skateboard kids, mostly semi-vagrants who came from unhappy homes and looked to each other for a sense of family and belonging. In the early 90's, Larry Clark began hanging around this scene, taking pictures, asking questions and just getting to know the kids, sometimes skating himself. He asked Fitzpatrick if he would like to audition for a movie he was making and Fitzpatrick was cast as Telly, a vagrant skateboarding teen whose life of violence, crime and drugs is directed by one goal, the desire to have sex with very young virgins. Fitzpatrick and Clark shared a story credit on the film, which with its untrained actors and gritty real-life feel was often mistaken as a documentary.

Milestones

2005

Starred in Hal Hartley's "The Girl From Monday," about a time in the near future when citizens are happy to be property traded on the stock exchange

2002

Featured in "Personal Velocity: Three Portraits"; directed by Rebecca Miller, daughter of playwright Arthur Miller; film also starred Posy Parker and Kyra Sedgwick; won Grand Jury Prize at Sundance

2002

Acted in the HBO series "The Wire"

2001

Reteamed with Larry Clark for a pivotal role as 'The Hitman' in "Bully", inspired by a true life incident

2001

Moved to the mainstream with a supporting role in "Serendipity", a romantic comedy starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale

2001

Starred with Selma Blair in the controversial "Storytelling", director Todd Solondz's follow-up to "Happiness"; featured in the section called "Fiction", playing a college student with cerebral palsy

2000

Had memorable guest appearance on "The Practice"

1998

Had small role in the Clark-directed drama "Another Day in Paradise"

1995

Made feature acting debut in "Kids", playing Telly, the street tough whose idea of safe sex is to sleep with virgins; first screen collaboration with director Larry Clark

Bonus Trivia

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Fitzpatrick is a member of the band The Whispers.

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"The only difference between me and my friends is that they drink Pabst Blue Ribbon and I can have Guinness." --Fitzpatrick on how fame has changed him

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Fitzpatrick was slated to be in the movie "The Last Castle" (starring Robert Redford and James Gandolfini) in 2001 but he was hit by a drunk driver while crossing a street in Los Angeles and suffered severe nerve damage causing him to be in bed for a month.

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Fitzpatrick enjoys photography and has a collection of zines he's made which he plans on turning into a book.

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"I have issues with being an actor. It's a stupid business. I want to quit every day and go work at McDonald's -- but I don't." --Fitzpatrick to Paper Magazine, Summer 2002

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