Patrick Renna's acting career took off early. While barely in his teens, he won a major part in the 1993 period piece about youthful baseball players, "The Sandlot." This head start helped push Renna into a prolific career in both TV and movies. Even in his early days, the slightly chubby, curly-haired actor could shift effectively between comedy and drama. In the former genre, he appeared in such offerings as the 1993 young city-girl-meets-country comedy "Son in Law</b), starring Pauly Shore, and in an episode of the hit sitcom "Home Improvement" (1996). His more dramatic work included parts in the lawyer series "Boston Legal," where he had an occasional recurring role as a young assistant D.A., and a one-off appearance in the durable Las Vegas crime procedural " CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2007). Though he has been active in TV, Renna has tended to work more often in films. He had a minor role in 1999's "The Secret Life of Girls," a dramedy about a teenage girl discovering her father's infidelity. On the comedy side, the actor portrayed Styles McFee in the 2003 college romp "National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze."