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Patrick Breen

Highest Rated:   92% Men in Black (1997)
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As a respected American supporting player in film, television, and theater who occasionally moonlights as a screenwriter, Patrick Breen first culled recognition in the American press in 1991. That spring, the then-30-year-old delivered a bravura performance as an emotionally damaged son in Jon Robin Baitz's disappointing play The Substance of Fire. Breen hit his zenith as a film actor during the mid-'90s, with turns in several memorable (if uneven) Hollywood movies. These included For Love or Money (1993), Barry Sonnenfeld's Get Shorty (1995) and Men in Black (1997), and Carl Franklin's One True Thing (1998). Breen's generally nondescript, albeit pleasant, appearance enabled him to fill practically any role, from a doctor (in the Sonnenfeld picture) to Mr. Tweedy (in the Franklin film).Breen first branched off into screenwriting just after the turn of the new millennium, with back-to-back indie features which he both acted in and scripted. The 2000 picture East of A constitutes a slice-of-life drama about a trio of New York City roommates over the course of ten years. Unfortunately, East of A received extremely limited distribution and was reviewed by very few mainstream critics. Its follow-up, the 2002 ensemble comedy Just a Kiss (directed by the character actor and comic Fisher Stevens and starring Ron Eldard, Kyra Sedgwick, and Marisa Tomei) provides a surrealistic exploration of the romantic vicissitudes among a group of swinging singles. That film fared better in terms of pedigree, but demonstrated an extremely unstable overtone, meandering between lighthearted romantic comedy and darker, more cynical black comedy; perhaps as a result, it premiered in 2002 to almost unanimously devastating reviews, opening and closing practically overnight, and effectively turning Breen away from produced screenwriting work for quite some time. In 2004, he returned to A-list acting as a character player in the holiday comedy Christmas with the Kranks, starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. He was away from movie screens for five years, returning next in 2009's Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant and had the leading role two years later in the horror film The Bleeding House.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
89% A Most Violent Year
  • Instructor
2015
60% Draft Day
  • Bill Zotti
$21.2M 2014
47% The Pretty One
  • Perfect Dad
$11.7k 2014
40% The Bleeding House
  • Nick
2011
0% Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back
  • Dr. Bob
2010
38% Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
  • Mr. Kersey
$13.9M 2009
34% Space Chimps
  • Dr. Bob
$30M 2008
No Score Yet The Neighbor
  • Actor
2007
5% Christmas With the Kranks
  • Aubie
$73.8M 2004
36% Radio
  • Tucker
$52.3M 2003
18% Just a Kiss
  • Peter
  • Screenwriter
2002
20% Stark Raving Mad
  • Jeffrey Jay
2002
No Score Yet East of A
  • Peter
  • Screenwriter
2000
90% Galaxy Quest
  • Quellek
1999
18% Just the Ticket
  • San Diego Vinnie
1999
No Score Yet Advice From a Caterpillar
  • Hunter #1
1999
89% One True Thing
  • Mr. Tweedy
1998
92% Men in Black
  • Mr. Redgick
1997
36% Sweet Nothing
  • Greg
1996
No Score Yet Magic Adventures of Mumfie
  • Actor
1996
86% Get Shorty
  • Resident Doctor
1995
No Score Yet Mumfie's White Christmas
  • Actor
1995
32% For Love or Money
  • Gary Taubin
1993
11% Passed Away
  • Father Hallahan
1992
No Score Yet Nobody's Perfect
  • Andy
1990
No Score Yet Day One
  • Richard Feynman
1989

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
19% Conviction
2016
  • Clark Sims
  • 2017
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Actor
  • 2016
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Lt. Terrence Hicks Capt. Terrence Hicks Terrence Hicks
  • 2016
  • 2011
  • 2010
95% Elementary
2012
  • Vance Ford
  • 2015
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
  • Andrew Munsey
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Joseph Scott
  • 2014
23% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
  • Actor
  • 2014
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Peter Harper
  • 2013
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Henry Duncan
  • 2012
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Duff Faraday
  • 2009
25% Three Rivers
2009-2010
  • Dr. Joseph Breen
  • 2009
No Score Yet Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
  • Leo Gaswint
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
  • Edmund
  • 2007
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Otto Beedle
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Mr. Phillipe
  • 2006
No Score Yet Monk
2002-2009
  • Jeffrey Sweeney
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Kevin Hobart Andrew Gellis Hobart
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 1996
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Kevin Kahn
  • 2002
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Kevin Stoller
  • 2001
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • Phillip
  • 2001
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Mitchell
  • 2001

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