Will Patton

Actor, Playwright, Construction worker
A prolific character actor for decades, Will Patton populated dozens of films, television shows and plays with an arsenal of quiet resolve, malevolent schemes and inspirational courage. Additionally, Patton was a ... Read more »
Born: 06/13/1954 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (90)

Falling Skies 2010 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The November Man 2014 (Movie)

Perry Weinstein (Actor)

Waking Madison 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Girl 2012 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

Meek's Cutoff 2011 (Movie)

Solomon Tetherow (Actor)

Brooklyn's Finest 2010 (Movie)

Lieutenant Hobarts (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Knucklehead 2010 (Movie)

Vic Sullivan (Actor)

Looking at Animals 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lucky Days 2010 (Movie)

J.C. (Actor)

Princess Kaiulani 2010 (Movie)

Sanford B. Dole (Actor)

24 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Violet 2009 (Movie)

Sam Conroy (Actor)

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Voice

The Canyon 2009 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

The Fourth Kind 2009 (Movie)

Sheriff August (Actor)

The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond 2009 (Movie)

Jimmy's Father (Actor)

Dog Days of Summer 2008 (Movie)

Eli Cottonmouth (Actor)

Wendy and Lucy 2008 (Movie)

Mechanic (Actor)

A Mighty Heart 2007 (Movie)

Randall Bennett (Actor)

Code Name: The Cleaner 2007 (Movie)

Riley (Actor)

Numb3rs 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The List 2007 (Movie)

Harriston (Actor)

Into the West 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last Ride 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Punisher 2004 (Movie)

Quentin Glass (Actor)

The Agency 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Desert Saints 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Mothman Prophecies 2002 (Movie)

Gordon Smallwood (Actor)

The Rough South of Larry Brown 2001 (Movie)

Man (Actor)

Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 (Movie)

Atley Jackson (Actor)

Jesus' Son 2000 (Movie)

John Smith (Actor)

Remember the Titans 2000 (Movie)

Coach Yoast (Actor)

Trixie 2000 (Movie)

Red Rafferty (Actor)

Breakfast of Champions 1999 (Movie)

Moe (Actor)

Entrapment 1999 (Movie)

Hector Cruz (Actor)

I Woke Up Early the Day I Died 1999 (Movie)

Preacher (Actor)

Armageddon 1998 (Movie)

Charles "Chick" Chapple (Actor)

Inventing the Abbotts 1997 (Movie)

Lloyd Abbott (Actor)

The Postman 1997 (Movie)

Bethlehem (Actor)

This World, Then the Fireworks 1997 (Movie)

Lieutenant Morgan (Actor)

VR.5 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Fled 1996 (Movie)

Gibson (Actor)

OK Garage 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Spitfire Grill 1996 (Movie)

Nahum Goddard (Actor)

Tollbooth 1996 (Movie)

Dash (Actor)

Copycat 1995 (Movie)

Nicoletti (Actor)

Midnight Edition 1994 (Movie)

Jack Travers (Actor)

Natural Causes 1994 (Movie)

Michael Murphy (Actor)

Romeo Is Bleeding 1994 (Movie)

Martie Cuchinski (Actor)

The Client 1994 (Movie)

Sergeant Hardy (Actor)

The Puppet Masters 1994 (Movie)

Graves (Actor)

Painted Heart 1993 (Movie)

Wesley (Actor)

Cold Heaven 1992 (Movie)

Father Niles (Actor)

In the Soup 1992 (Movie)

Skippy (Actor)

Dillinger 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rapture 1991 (Movie)

Sheriff Foster (Actor)

A Shock to the System 1990 (Movie)

Lieutenant Laker (Actor)

Everybody Wins 1990 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Ryan's Hope 1974 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Signs of Life 1989 (Movie)

Mr Coughlin Sr (Actor)

Stars & Bars 1988 (Movie)

Duane (Actor)

Wildfire 1988 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

No Way Out 1987 (Movie)

Scott Pritchard (Actor)

Belizaire the Cajun 1986 (Movie)

Matthew Perry (Actor)

After Hours 1985 (Movie)

Horst (Actor)

Desperately Seeking Susan 1985 (Movie)

Wayne Nolan (Actor)

Variety 1985 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Chinese Boxes 1984 (Movie)

Langdon Marsh (Actor)

Silkwood 1983 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Robbers, Rooftops and Witches 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

King Blank 1981 (Movie)

2nd Bar Customer (Actor)

A Child Lost Forever (TV Show)

Actor

A Gathering of Old Men (TV Show)

Actor

Brand of Hate (Movie)

ranch hand (Actor)

Bulldog Courage (Movie)

Sheriff Weber (Actor)

Deadly Desire (TV Show)

Actor

Family Sins (TV Show)

Actor

Honor of the Range (Movie)

(Actor)

In the Deep Woods (TV Show)

Actor

Judicial Consent (TV Show)

Actor

Kent State (TV Show)

Actor

Lawless Riders (Movie)

Saloon guest (Actor)

Strawberry Roan (Movie)

(Actor)

Taking the Heat (TV Show)

Actor

The Fighting Sheriff (Movie)

henchman (Actor)

The Phantom Thunderbolt (Movie)

henchman (Actor)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Movie)

Loader (Actor)

The Westerner (Movie)

cowboy (Actor)

Biography

A prolific character actor for decades, Will Patton populated dozens of films, television shows and plays with an arsenal of quiet resolve, malevolent schemes and inspirational courage. Additionally, Patton was a seasoned vocal performer as narrator for scores of audio books, which included several by American mystery writer, James Lee. As an actor, he was highly regarded as dependable player, always providing quality work in project no matter the size role, genre or budget. After a successful start in the theater - which garnered him a total of three Obie awards - Patton accumulated many memorable turns in independent movies such as "The Spitfire Grill" (1996), "Jesus' Son" (2000) and "Wendy and Lucy" (2008), as well as in more big budget offerings like "Desperately Seeking Susan" (1985), "After Hours" (1985), "No Way Out" (1987), "Armageddon" (1998) and "Remember the Titans" (2000). Television viewers caught Patton at action on "The Agency" (CBS 2001-03), and the hit series "24" (FOX 2001-2010). Despite years of consistent work, the private actor was able to tap into his well of shyness and depth of character to flourish in projects on both the big and small screen.

EDUCATION

The Actors Studio

New York , New York
Studied with Lee Strasberg

North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem , North Carolina 1975

Open Theatre

New York , New York
Studied with Joseph Chaikin

Milestones

2008

Appeared in the indie feature "Wendy and Lucy" directed by Kelly Reichardt and starring Michelle Williams

2007

Played Special Agent Randall Bennett, opposite Angelina Jolie in "A Mighty Heart"

2006

Appeared in several episodes of CBS' "Numb3rs" as Det. Gary Walker

2005

Featured in the TNT miniseries "Into the West"

2004

Cast opposite John Travolta as lawyer Quentin Glass in "The Punisher"

2002

Appeared in the thriller "The Mothman Prophecies"

2001

TV series debut as regular on CBS' "The Agency"

2000

Portrayed Coach Bill Yoast in "Remember the Titans"

1998

Cast as a oil-rig worker who goes into space to stop an asteroid in "Armageddon"

1997

Co-starred as Kevin Costner's brother in "The Postman"

1994

Appeared as a sinister lawman in "The Client"

1987

Breakthrough screen role, "No Way Out" co-starring Kevin Costner

1985

Featured in Shepard's production of "A Lie of the Mind"

1983

First collaboration with playwright Sam Shepard, the Off-Broadway production of "Fool For Love"

1983

First Hollywood film, "Silkwood"

1982

Made feature debut in "King Blank"

1982

Cast on the ABC soap opera "Ryan's Hope" as Ox Knowles

1981

TV acting debut, "Kent State" (NBC)

1976

Stage debut, "Kingdom of Earth"

Joined the Winter Project theater group, headed by Joseph Chaikin

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