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: 06/14/1954 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA


Actor (88)

Falling Skies 2010 - 2015 (TV Show)


The November Man 2014 (Movie)

Perry Weinstein (Actor)

Waking Madison 2014 (Movie)


The Girl 2012 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

Meek's Cutoff 2011 (Movie)

Solomon Tetherow (Actor)

Brooklyn's Finest 2010 (Movie)

Lieutenant Hobarts (Actor)

Knucklehead 2010 (Movie)

Vic Sullivan (Actor)

Looking at Animals 2010 (Movie)


Lucky Days 2010 (Movie)

J.C. (Actor)

Princess Kaiulani 2010 (Movie)

Sanford B. Dole (Actor)

24 2009 (Tv Show)


American Violet 2009 (Movie)

Sam Conroy (Actor)

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


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 2007 (Tv Show)


The List 2007 (Movie)

Harriston (Actor)

The Last Ride 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


The Punisher 2004 (Movie)

Quentin Glass (Actor)

The Agency 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)


Desert Saints 2002 (Movie)


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)


Fled 1996 (Movie)

Gibson (Actor)

OK Garage 1996 (Movie)


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)


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)


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)


King Blank 1981 (Movie)

2nd Bar Customer (Actor)

A Child Lost Forever (TV Show)


A Gathering of Old Men (TV Show)


Brand of Hate (Movie)

ranch hand (Actor)

Bulldog Courage (Movie)

Sheriff Weber (Actor)

Deadly Desire (TV Show)


Family Sins (TV Show)


Honor of the Range (Movie)


In the Deep Woods (TV Show)


Judicial Consent (TV Show)


Kent State (TV Show)


Lawless Riders (Movie)

Saloon guest (Actor)

Strawberry Roan (Movie)


Taking the Heat (TV Show)


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)


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.


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



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


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


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


Featured in the TNT miniseries "Into the West"


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


Appeared in the thriller "The Mothman Prophecies"


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


Portrayed Coach Bill Yoast in "Remember the Titans"


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


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


Appeared as a sinister lawman in "The Client"


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


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


First Hollywood film, "Silkwood"


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


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


Made feature debut in "King Blank"


TV acting debut, "Kent State" (NBC)


Stage debut, "Kingdom of Earth"

Joined the Winter Project theater group, headed by Joseph Chaikin


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