Patty McCormack

Patty McCormack

Highest Rated: 93% Frost/Nixon (2008)

Lowest Rated: 29% Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988)

Birthday: Aug 21, 1945

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Most child performers are recalled for their Shirley Templesque sweetness; others for being "awful bad" such as Jane Withers. But no child actor can boast a role as memorably malicious, evil, psychotic and twisted as Patty McCormack, who played Rhoda Penmark, the petite blonde-braided girl who seems so neat, clean and perfect, but who kills a schoolmate because he won a penmanship award she thought was due her in "The Bad Seed" (1956). Come to think of it, McCormack's Rhoda killed half the cast on Broadway in 1954 and on the big screen in 1956. Since outgrowing her youthful parts, Patricia McCormack (as she is now billed) has had a sporadic adult career, but each year a new generation comes to know her 10-year old self as "The Bad Seed."

Highest rated movies

Frost/Nixon
The Bad Seed
Shallow Ground
Bug
Saturday the 14th Strikes Back

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 0% Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy Nan Baxter (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 37% The Bad Seed Dr. March (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 25% House of Deadly Secrets Sylvia Holmes (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 27% A Moving Romance Mrs. Norrell (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 70% Soda Springs Beth (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 40% 2nd Take Estelle (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 52% Elevator Girl Rosemary (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 38% Citizen Jane Aunt Gertrude (Character) - 2009
93% 88% Frost/Nixon Pat Nixon (Character) $18.6M 2008
No Score Yet 11% A Christmas Proposal Maggie (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Wall Dolores (Character) - 2007
57% 33% Shallow Ground Helen Reedy (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 42% Mystery Woman: Snapshot Barbara Sommers (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target Maysie (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 20% Inhabited Olivia Hagen (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Medicine Show Janice Piegi (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 18% Acceptable Risk Lois (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 23% Silent Predators Vera Conrad (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 33% Mommy 2: Mommy's Day Mrs. Sterling (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1997
No Score Yet 31% Mommy Mommy (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Road Alice Wilson (Character) - 1988
29% 37% Saturday the 14th Strikes Back Kate Baxter (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 23% Invitation to Hell Mary Peterson (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Partners Sophie Metzman (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Awakening of Cassie Sally (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emergency: The Convention Gail (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing...? Unknown (Character) - 1979
33% 25% Bug Sylvia Ross (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 30% The Mini-Skirt Mob Edie (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maryjane Susan Hoffman (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young Runaways Deannie Donford (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Born Wild Janet (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jacktown Margaret (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 56% The Explosive Generation Janet Sommers (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 39% The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Joanna Wilkes (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 33% The Snow Queen Angel, the Robber Girl (Voice) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kathy O' Kathy O'Rourke (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 70% All Mine to Give Annabelle Eunson (Character) - 1957
63% 82% The Bad Seed Rhoda Penmark (Character) - 1956

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 74% Hawaii Five-0 Tabitha (Guest Star) 2020
81% 87% Hart of Dixie Sylvie Stephens-Wilkes (Guest Star) 2013-2015
93% 73% Scandal Anne Pierce (Character) 2012
42% 72% GCB Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
75% 65% Greek Joan (Guest Star) 2009
51% 81% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 100% South of Nowhere Mary Spencer (Guest Star) 2008
52% 60% Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet What About Brian Lillian (Guest Star) 2006
92% 98% The Sopranos Liz La Cerva (Guest Star) 2004 2006
No Score Yet 87% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
66% 83% Entourage Realtor (Guest Star) 2005
84% 80% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
83% 83% NYPD Blue Jeannie Wyatt (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The D.A. Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 18% Baywatch Rose O'Hara (Character) 1997
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners in Crime Irene (Guest Star) 1984
24% No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 100% Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1981-1982
60% No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ropers Anne Brookes (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1979-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Linda Halsey (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Jill Cameron Lawrence (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Marie Hall (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Helga (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Virginia Reed (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Unknown (Character) 1954