Vince Van Patten

Actor, Director, Tennis pro
Actor, director, and former Top 100-ranked tennis pro, Vincent Van Patten seemingly grew up on television, starting at the age of nine with a string of commercials that led to major TV guest-starring. Almost from the ... Read more »
Born: 10/17/1957

Filmography

Actor (26)

The Young and the Restless 1972 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Van Patten: The Sure Bet 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Break 1995 (Movie)

Nick Irons (Actor)

Payback 1990 (Movie)

Terry (Actor)

Hell Night 1980 (Movie)

Seth Davies (Actor)

It Can't Happen to Me 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock 'n' Roll High School 1979 (Movie)

Tom Roberts (Actor)

Survival Run 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wonder Woman 1977 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Actor

James at 15 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Yesterday 1978 (Movie)

Matt Kramer (Actor)

Three For the Road 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Apple's Way 1973 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Yogi's Gang 1973 - 1975 (TV Show)

Voice

Lost in Space 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Voice

Charley and the Angel 1973 (Movie)

Willie Appleby (Actor)

Valdez il Mezzosangue 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dial Hot Line (TV Show)

Actor

Gidget's Summer Reunion (TV Show)

Actor

Jeannie (TV Show)

Voice

The Bravos (TV Show)

Actor

The Last of the Curlews (TV Show)

Voice

Three for the Road (Movie)

(Actor)

When Billie Beat Bobby (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

The Break 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Actor, director, and former Top 100-ranked tennis pro, Vincent Van Patten seemingly grew up on television, starting at the age of nine with a string of commercials that led to major TV guest-starring. Almost from the day Van Patten's actor father Dick (star of "Eight Is Enough") relocated the family to L.A, young Vinnie's career kicked into high gear. Blessed with all-American good looks and a showbiz family that also included Oscar-winning uncle-in-law Martin Balsam, Van Patten soon became a teen idol, with lead roles on the CBS family drama "Apple's Way," then "Three for the Road," a short-lived adventure series costarring fellow Tiger Beat coverboy Leif Garrett. Primed to carry his own show, Van Patten was featured in a two-hour episode of "The Six-Million Dollar Man" as the "Bionic Boy," in a spinoff attempt that's remembered fondly by fans of the superhero hit. The following year, he made another notable superhero series appearance, as a college student besieged by body-snatching aliens on "The New Adventures of Wonder Woman." Van Patten closed out the '70s with perhaps his best-known film role, as square jock Tom in producer Roger Corman's Ramones-starring punk-New Wave musical "Rock 'n' Roll High School." The actor rang in the '80s starring opposite Linda Blair in the cult-hit fright flick "Hell Night." Then, after devoting several years to the pro tennis tour, he returned to film and TV in character roles and as the writer and director of indie features "The Break" and "The Flunky."

Relationships

Vincent Van Patten Jr

Son
born September 3, 1995

Dick Patten

Father

Richard Patten

Son
born March 1993 mother Betsy Russell

Nels Patten

Brother

Betsy Russell

Wife

Dick Van Patten Actor

Father
Born Dec. 9, 1928

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