Patrick at the 2016 Wondercon
Robert Hammond Patrick Jr.
November 5, 1958
Marietta, Georgia, U.S.
|Alma mater||Bowling Green State University (dropped out)|
Barbara Hooper (m. 1990)
Patrick dropped out of college when drama class sparked his interest in acting, and entered film in 1986. After playing a supporting role in Die Hard 2 (1990), Patrick starred as the T-1000, the main antagonist of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) – a role he reprised for cameo appearances in Wayne's World (1992) and Last Action Hero (1993). Other notable film credits include Fire in the Sky (1993), Striptease (1996), Cop Land (1997), The Faculty (1998), Spy Kids (2001), Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Ladder 49 (2004), Walk the Line (2005), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), We Are Marshall (2006), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009), and Safe House (2012).
In television, Patrick is known for his portrayals of FBI Special Agent John Doggett in The X-Files and Colonel Tom Ryan in The Unit, and has played ongoing roles in series such as The Outer Limits, The Sopranos, Elvis, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Burn Notice, Last Resort, Sons of Anarchy and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. In 2014 he was cast in the role of DHS agent Cabe Gallo in the CBS drama series Scorpion. He was also guest host on season two of GunnyTime.
AllMovie journalist Tracie Cooper wrote that, by the conclusion of The X-Files in 2002, Patrick had developed a "solid reputation within the industry", with critics, fans and co-stars alike praising his "work ethic, personality, and consistent performances." He was described by actor and director Jason Bateman as "one of the great heavies."
Patrick was born in Marietta, Georgia, the oldest of five children born to Nadine and Robert Patrick Sr. Patrick is of Scottish-Irish ancestry and Irish ancestry His siblings are Richard Patrick (who is the lead singer for the rock band Filter), Cheri, Karen and Lewis. He spent his early life in Bay Village, a small suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. Patrick did not start to pursue an acting career until his mid-twenties. During his childhood years, Patrick did not like to act. In third grade, he refused to wear a pair of green tights required for Peter Pan. He graduated from Farmington High School in Farmington, Michigan in 1977. Patrick was a track and field and football athlete at Bowling Green State University He dropped out before graduating when he found interest in Drama and acting.
After leaving college, Patrick secured a position as a house painter and continued as such until a boating accident in 1984 in Lake Erie. He swam for three hours in order to save the others still stranded on the accident site, nearly drowning in the attempt. After the accident, he moved from Ohio to Los Angeles, California, at age 26. His main income during the first years was as a bartender, and he often lived in his car. Patrick was then picked up for various small roles and cameos in low-budget films. Looking back, Patrick credited his early appearances in films to his "tough-looking exterior".
Patrick made a short appearance in Die Hard 2 as a bit part henchman for Colonel Stuart before landing a role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) as the main villain, the T-1000; it was his first starring role. James Cameron, the film's director, said he chose Patrick for the role because of his physical appearance, which he felt fit the role. During the filming of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Patrick was "broke", living in a cheap apartment with his girlfriend, Barbara, whom he married during filming. He has credited the film with starting his career.
After Terminator 2, Patrick landed roles in various feature films such as Last Action Hero, Fire in the Sky (both 1993) and Striptease (1996). Because of his fondness for martial arts, Patrick starred in two martial arts films titled Double Dragon and Hong Kong 97, both released in 1994. His performance in Fire in the Sky led The X-Files creator Chris Carter to cast him in that series for the role of John Doggett. Patrick's brother, Richard, had previously worked for the series by adding music for the soundtrack album The X-Files: The Album. Patrick was cast as Doggett in 2000. The X-Files was canceled two seasons later, after Duchovny left the show following season 7, which resulted in low ratings for the show. Patrick made several appearances on many genre magazines, with TV Guide going so far as to label him one of the Ten Sexiest Men of Sci-Fi.
In 2000, Patrick appeared in three episodes of The Sopranos ("The Happy Wanderer", "Bust Out" and "Funhouse") as David Scatino, a store owner struggling with gambling debts owed to Richie Aprile and Tony Soprano. Four years later, he made a guest appearance in the pilot episodes for Sci-Fi Channel's original series Stargate Atlantis, "Rising", as the military component commander of the Atlantis expedition, Marshall Sumner. He accepted the role, since he had worked with the same crew on The Outer Limits, a series which he appeared in during the early 1990s.
Patrick played Johnny Cash's father, Ray Cash, in the film Walk the Line and Elvis's father, Vernon Presley in the miniseries Elvis. He had a regular role on The Unit, and played Elvis Presley in Lonely Street (2009). In October 2006, he starred in the WWE Films production The Marine as Rome. He also appeared in We Are Marshall as Marshall University head coach Rick Tolley, who lost his life when Southern Airways Flight 932 crashed in 1970. His credits also include a guest starring role in the Lost episode "Outlaws", as well as a recurring role as the voice of Master Piandao in Season 3 of the Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Patrick played a supporting role in Firewall, a 2006 action movie starring Harrison Ford. He has also appeared in Meat Loaf's music video "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are" with Will Estes. Director McG, who directed Terminator Salvation, said that he wanted to reintroduce characters from the previous Terminator films: "I like the idea and the perspective for the next picture that you meet Robert Patrick the way he looks today, and he's a scientist that's working on, you know, improving cell replication so we can stay healthier and we can cure diabetes and do all these things that sound like good ideas, and to once again live as idealized expressions as ourselves." Patrick also starred in the psychological thriller The Black Water of Echo's Pond, which was directed by Italian filmmaker Gabriel Bologna. In recent years, he has appeared in such television series as Burn Notice, NCIS and True Blood, among others. From 2012 to 2013, he also starred in Last Resort as Chief of the Boat Joseph Prosser. He played a supporting character in Identity Thief (2013). From 2014 to 2016, he starred in Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series as Jacob Fuller. He also played Agent Cabe Gallo on the CBS drama series Scorpion from 2014 to 2018.
On March 28, 2017, Patrick was cast in upcoming Amazon Video horror anthology series Lore, which is based on the award-winning and critically acclaimed podcast of the same name. Lore recounts true stories of frightening and paranormal occurrences. Lore premiered on October 13, 2017,  and has recently been renewed for a second season.
Patrick married actress Barbara Hooper during the filming of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Patrick and Barbara have appeared together in various media releases such as Zero Tolerance and The X-Files. He has two children, a son, Samuel, and a daughter, Austin (named after the police officer the T-1000 impersonates in Terminator 2). Almost every year, he does the Love Ride, a charity motorcycle ride held annually in Southern California. His brother is Richard Patrick, former guitarist of Nine Inch Nails and lead singer of the rock bands Filter and Army of Anyone. On October 22, 2010, the brothers sang guest vocals on the Filter song "So I Quit" on stage in Dallas, Texas. Patrick is a devout Christian, of the Episcopalian denomination.
Robert Patrick is a member of the Boozefighters motorcycle club.
|1986||Eye of the Eagle||Johnny Ransom|
|1987||Killer Instinct||Johnny Ransom|
|Warlords from Hell|
|1989||Hollywood Boulevard II||Cameraman|
|1990||Die Hard 2||O'Reilly|
|1991||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||T-1000|
|1993||Fire in the Sky||Mike Rogers|
|Last Action Hero||T-1000||Brief non-speaking cameo|
|1994||Double Dragon||Koga Shuko|
|The Cool Surface||Jarvis Scott||Writer|
|Body Shot||Mickey Dane|
|Hong Kong 97||Reginald Cameron|
|1995||Zero Tolerance||Jeff Douglas|
|1996||T2 3-D: Battle Across Time||T-1000||Universal Studios attraction|
|1997||Cop Land||Officer Jack Rucker|
|The Only Thrill||Tom McHenry|
|1998||The Vivero Letter||James Wheeler|
|Renegade Force||Jake McInroy|
|The Faculty||Coach Joe Willis|
|1999||From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money||Buck||Direct-to-video|
|A Texas Funeral||Zach|
|Tactical Assault||Colonel Lee Banning|
|2000||Mexico City||Ambassador Mills|
|All the Pretty Horses||Cole|
|2001||Spy Kids||Mr. Lisp|
|Texas Rangers||Sgt. John Armstrong|
|Angels Don't Sleep Here||Detective Russell Stark|
|2002||Out of These Rooms||John Michael|
|The Hire: Ticker||FBI Agent||Short film|
|2003||Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle||Ray Carter|
|2004||Ladder 49||Lenny Richter|
|Walk the Line||Ray Cash|
|The Fix||Shay Riley|
|Flags of Our Fathers||Colonel Chandler Johnson|
|We Are Marshall||Head Coach Rick Tolley||Uncredited|
|2007||Bridge to Terabithia||Jack Aarons|
|Balls of Fury||Sgt. Pete Daytona|
|2008||Fly Me to the Moon||Louie||Voice|
|Strange Wilderness||Gus Hayden|
|2008||Autopsy||Dr. David Benway|
|Lonely Street||Mr. Aaron|
|The Black Waters of Echo's Pond||Pete|
|The Men Who Stare at Goats||Todd Nixon|
|2010||Five Minarets in New York||Becker|
|The Wrath of Cain||Warden Dean|
|2011||S.W.A.T.: Fire Fight||Walter Hatch|
|Red Faction: Origins||Alec Mason|
|Good Day for It||Luke Cain|
|2012||Safe House||Daniel Kiefer|
|Trouble with the Curve||Vince|
|Jayne Mansfield's Car||Jimbo Caldwell|
|2013||Gangster Squad||Max Kennard|
|2014||Endless Love||Harry Elliot|
|Kill the Messenger||Ronald J. Quail|
|The Road Within||Robert|
|Ask Me Anything||Doug Kampenfelt|
|2015||Lost After Dark||Mr. C|
|Hollywood Adventures||Studio Guard #1||Chinese film|
|2017||Eloise||Dr. H.H. Greiss|
|Last Rampage||Gary Tison|
|2018||Edge of Fear||Jack Pryor|
|Back Roads||Chief Mansour|
|TBA||The Poison Rose||Chief Walsh|
|TBA||The Laundromat||Captain Perry||Post-production|
|1989||The New Lassie||Russ||Episode: "Once Upon a Time..."|
|1992||Tales from the Crypt||Lothar||Episode: "The New Arrival"|
|1993||SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron||Dr. Lieter Greenbox||Voice|
Episode: "Chaos in Crystal"
|1995||Body Language||Delbert Radley||Television film|
|1995–1996||The Outer Limits||Major John Stokes||Guest role; 2 episodes|
|1996–1997||The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest||Roger T. "Race" Bannon/Additional voices||Main role; 24 episodes|
|1996||Superman: The Animated Series||LeBeau||Voice|
Episode: "Feeding Time"
|1997||Rag and Bone||Sgt. Daniel Ryan||Television film|
|1998||Perfect Assassins||Leo Benita||Television film|
|1999||The Angry Beavers||Wingnut||Voice|
Episode: "Mistaken Identity/Easy Peasy Rider"
|2000||The Sopranos||David Scatino||Guest role; 3 episodes|
|Batman Beyond||Richard Armacost||Voice|
Episode: "Big Time"
|2000–2002||The X-Files||John Doggett||Main role; 41 episodes|
|2003||1st to Die||Nicholas Jenks||Television film|
|2004||Bad Apple||Colonel Tom Ryanmy "Bells" Bellavita||Television film|
|Stargate Atlantis||Colonel Marshall Sumner||Episode: "Rising"|
|Duck Dodgers||J. Edgar Ashcan/Prisoner||Voice|
Episode: "Of Course You Know, This Means War and Peace: Part I"
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Ray Schenkel||Episode: "Demons"|
|2006–2009||The Unit||Colonel Tom Ryan||Main role; 69 episodes|
|2006–2009||Disorderly Conduct: Video on Patrol||Narrator||Voice|
|2007–2008||Avatar: The Last Airbender||Piandao||Voice|
|2008||The Batman||Hawkman/Katar Hol||Voice|
|2009||Hell's Kitchen||Himself||Red guest diner; Season 5 Episode 8: "9 Chefs Compete"|
|American Dad!||Stranger||Episode: "In Country...Club|
|NCIS||Col. Merton Bell||Episode: "Outlaws and In-Laws"|
|2010||Psych||Major General Felts||Episode: "You Can't Handle This Episode"|
|Chuck||Colonel Keller||Episode: "Chuck Versus the Tic Tac"|
|Burn Notice||John Barrett||Guest role; 2 episodes|
|2011||Big Love||Bud Mayberry||Guest role; 2 episodes|
|2012–2014||True Blood||Jackson Herveaux||Main role; 12 episodes|
|2012||Last Resort||Command Master Chief Petty Officer Joseph Prosser||Main role; 13 episodes|
|2013–2014||Sons of Anarchy||President Les Packer||Guest role; 2 episodes|
|2014||Community||Head of Parking Waldron||Episode: "Analysis of Cork-Based Networking"|
|From Dusk till Dawn: The Series||Jacob Fuller||Main cast (season 1); 10 episodes|
|2014–2018||Scorpion||Agent Cabe Gallo||Main role; 93 episodes|
|2017||Lore||Reverend Eliakim Phelps||Episode: "Passing Notes"|
|2018||Mayans M.C.||President Les Packer||Episode "Perro/Oc"|
|1992||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||T-1000||Voice|
|1995||The Dig||Commander Boston Low||Voice|
|2005||The Outfit||Deuce Williams||Voice|
|2014||Elite: Dangerous||Zachary Hudson||Voice|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1992||MTV Movie Awards||Best Villain||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||Nominated|
|1992||Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||Nominated|
|1994||Saturn Awards||Best Actor||Fire in the Sky||Nominated|
|2001||Saturn Awards||Best Actor on Television||The X-Files||Won|
|2002||Saturn Awards||Best Actor on Television||The X-Files||Nominated|
|2005||Jury Awards||Best Actor||The Fix||Won|
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