|Known for||The Sketchersons, Hotbox, Sunnyside, Satisfaction|
Born in Kingston and raised in Mississauga, Ontario, Thornton was a founding member of the sketch comedy troupe The Sketchersons, he also later appeared in the sketch comedy series Hotbox and Sunnyside.
His acting roles have included a recurring role in the sitcom Satisfaction, the web series Space Janitors and Everyone's Famous, and guest appearances in Warehouse 13, Working the Engels, Spun Out and Royal Canadian Air Farce. He garnered two Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards in 2014, in the categories of Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Satisfaction, and Performance in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media for Everyone's Famous. Thornton won Best Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Series for his work on Sunnyside at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards.
- "Pat Thornton". Now, November 8, 2012.
- @patthornton (31 January 2019). "@nickmoreau Born in Kingston, raised in Mississauga" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Sunnyside a surreal new Canadian sketch-com awash in ponies". canada.com, January 7, 2015.
- "Shawn Mendes and the Weeknd lead the 2019 Juno nominations". CBC Music, January 29, 2019.