Patrick Fugit

Patrick Raymond Fugit (/ˈfjɡɪt/;[1] born October 27, 1982) is an American actor. He has appeared in the films Almost Famous (2000), White Oleander (2002), Spun (2003), Saved! (2004) and Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006), and portrayed Kyle Barnes in the Cinemax series Outcast. He also played Owen in The Last of Us Part II.

Patrick Fugit
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Fugit in October 2018
Patrick Raymond Fugit

(1982-10-27) October 27, 1982 (age 40)
Years active1997–present

Early lifeEdit

Fugit was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and lived briefly in Danbury, New Hampshire. His mother, Jan Clark-Fugit, is a dance teacher, and his father, Bruce Fugit, is an electrical engineer.[2][3] Fugit is the oldest of three children: he has a younger sister and a younger brother. Fugit attended East High School. He appeared in a school production of The Twelve Dancing Princesses as the shoemaker when he was in seventh grade. He has been a skateboarder since he was fifteen.[3]


Fugit's career launched when he was cast as the young rock-fan-turned-reporter in Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous. Fugit said that he did not have any knowledge of 1970s rock music before starting the music-laden project.[4][5]

Fugit played an aspiring comic book artist in White Oleander (2002) and a naive drug addict in the dark comedy Spun (2003).

His next film, Saved! (2004), was a satirical look at the religious right in high schools. Fugit's character was originally a surfer, but it changed into a skateboarder due to his skateboarding experience.[6]

Fugit starred in The Amateurs and played Evra Von in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009).[7]

In 2011, Fugit was cast in We Bought A Zoo, another Cameron Crowe movie.

In 2016, he joined the cast of Cinemax's television series Outcast. He stated he enjoyed playing a father but worried that not being one in real life at the time might make him seem awkward.[8]

In 2020, Fugit was cast in a lead role on ABC's pilot for Thirtysomething(else), a sequel to Thirtysomething; however, the pilot was scrapped by ABC later that same year.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Fugit and his best friend, David Fetzer, formed a folk rock band, Mushman, in which Fugit played the guitar and sometimes sang. Fetzer died in 2012.[10][11] Fugit studies flamenco guitar, which he played on the Cavedoll song "Mayday" and the Mushman song "Brennan's Theme" for the ending scene in Wristcutters: A Love Story.[12] [13]

Growing up in Salt Lake City, Fugit says he was "the weird kid" in school because he learned ballet as his mother was a ballet teacher and because he was not Mormon but attended a predominantly Mormon school.[14]

Fugit in 2016

Fugit has a child with his long-term partner, actress Jennifer Del Rosario.[15][4]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Almost Famous William Miller
2002 Spun Frisbee
2002 White Oleander Paul Trout
2004 Saved! Patrick Wheeler
2004 Dead Birds Sam
2005 The Amateurs Emmett Orwin Alternative title: The Moguls
2006 Wristcutters: A Love Story Zia
2006 Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas Bickford Shmeckler
2007 The Good Life Andrew
2009 Horsemen Cory
2009 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Evra the Snake Boy
2011 We Bought a Zoo Robin Jones
2012 Thanks for Sharing Danny
2013 Reckless David Harrison
2014 Gone Girl Officer James Gilpin
2015 Queen of Earth Rich
2018 Alex & The List Alex
2018 First Man Elliot See
2019 Robert the Bruce Will
2020 My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To Dwight Also producer
2022 Babylon Officer Elwood


Year Title Role Notes
1997–98 Touched by an Angel Boy #1 / Joey 2 episodes
1998 Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! Scott Blount Television film
2001 MADtv William Miller Episode: 6.19
2003 ER Sean Simmons 3 episodes
2005 Everything You Want Customer Television film
Also known as Love Surreal
2006 House Jack Walters Episode: "Whac-A-Mole"
2011 Cinema Verite Alan Raymond Television film
2016–2018 Outcast Kyle Barnes Main role
Nominated – Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best TV Actor (2017)[16]
2019 Treadstone Stephen Haynes Recurring role
TBA Love and Death Pat Montgomery Upcoming miniseries

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2020 The Last of Us Part II Owen Moore (voice) Also motion capture


  1. ^ "Star Wars Memories: Patrick Fugit". EPN. December 17, 2015. Archived from the original on December 21, 2021. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  2. ^ Patrick Fugit Biography – Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved on May 6, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Saved Movie – Patrick Fugit and Heather Matarazzo Interview. (April 13, 2012). Retrieved on 2012-05-06.
  4. ^ a b "Patrick Fugit Will Always Be Grateful for 'Almost Famous'". Observer. September 11, 2020. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  5. ^ "Almost Famous – SF Chronicle – The Uncool - The Official Site for Everything Cameron Crowe". Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  6. ^ Saved Movie – Patrick Fugit and Heather Matarazzo Interview. (April 13, 2012). Retrieved on 2012-05-06.
  7. ^ Punch Drunk Critics Archived June 12, 2018, at the Wayback Machine. Punch Drunk Critics (2010–11). Retrieved on May 6, 2012.
  8. ^ "Interview: Patrick Fugit Enthuses About 'Outcast' Season 2". The Mary Sue. April 19, 2018. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  9. ^ "Patrick Fugit To Star In ABC's Thirtysomething Sequel Pilot".
  10. ^ "David Fetzer, Salt Lake City actor, dies unexpectedly at 30". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  11. ^ Mason, Aiden (December 14, 2019). "10 Things You Didn't Know About Patrick Fugit". TVOvermind. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  12. ^ "'Wristcutters' Soundtrack Features Gogol Bordello, Tom Waits, Joy Division; More". Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  13. ^ "Patrick Fugit Biography | Booking Info for Speaking Engagements". Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  14. ^ Growing Up In Utah, Patrick Fugit Was "The Weird Kid", archived from the original on December 21, 2021, retrieved June 18, 2021
  15. ^ "'Almost Famous' Cast: Where Are They Now?". Us Weekly. July 24, 2020. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  16. ^ "Never mind Oscar, here's the 2017 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Nominees Ballot!". FANGORIA®. Retrieved February 14, 2017.

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