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Robert Patrick

Highest Rated:   93% Spy Kids (2001)
Lowest Rated:   0% Eloise (2017)
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Birthplace:   Marietta, Georgia, USA
While significant mainstream recognition has eluded Robert Patrick, with two notable exceptions -- he all but replaced David Duchovny in the waning days of The X-Files and admirably portrayed "the liquid metal cop guy" in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) -- he has nonetheless built an impressive resumé with over 60 television and film appearances since the mid-'80s. The eldest of five children, Patrick didn't choose to pursue a career in acting until his mid-twenties, despite having a bona fide diva moment during a third-grade production of Peter Pan, for which he refused to wear the required green tights. Rather, after a successful stint as a linebacker for Bowling Green University, Patrick became a house painter and may have continued as such were it not for a serious accident in the waters of Lake Erie, where he nearly drowned. The accident served as a revelation of sorts for Patrick, who promptly quit his day job and moved from Ohio to Los Angeles. It took more than a few sacrifices -- a then 26-year-old Patrick lived in his car and tended bar for his major source of income -- but the young actor found himself playing small roles in various low-budget films, which he credited to his tough-looking exterior and motorcycle-riding abilities.Though Patrick spent most of the late '80s paying his dues, his breakout performance landed him opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in director James Cameron's Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Patrick readied himself for the role of the T-1000 android in a rather unique fashion; in addition to martial arts, endurance, and strength training, he observed the movements of cats, eagles, and praying mantises. Odd as that may have sounded at the time, it certainly enhanced one of the most memorable roles in one of the most memorable films of the decade. After T2, Patrick was able to leave the world of B-movies and hold his own alongside some of the most established actors in Hollywood, including a second performance with Schwarzenegger in Last Action Hero (1993) and a more prominent role opposite Demi Moore in Striptease (1996). Patrick also expressed a fondness for martial arts films, and starred in both Double Dragon and Hong Kong 97 in 1994. However, it was his 1993 performance as a stoic regular-guy-turned-UFO-believer in Fire in the Sky that caught the attention of X-Files director Chris Carter. Carter immediately thought of Patrick when David Duchovny distanced himself from The X-Files, and, after auditioning 70-odd actors for the role of John Doggett, became determined to initiate Patrick into his long-running world of conspiracy theories and paranormal phenomena. To the surprise of fans and critics alike, Patrick was received quite well on The X-Files, and quickly found himself gracing the covers of many a genre magazine -- he was even anointed one of the Ten Sexiest Men of Sci-Fi by TV Guide.By the time The X-Files aired its last show, Patrick had developed a solid reputation within the industry; critics, fans, and co-stars alike praised him for his work ethic, personality, and consistent performances. Rather than fading into the scenery, Patrick starred as the mysterious Mr. Lisp in Spy Kids (2001), and later starred as a reclusive wilderness tracker in Pavement (2002). After making appearances in Richard Shepard's Mexico City (2002), Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), and the sci-fi spin-off series Stargate: Atlantis, Patrick filmed director Jay W. Russell's Ladder 49 (2004). A memorable performance as Johnny Cash's distant father Ray in Walk the Line followed in 2005, with a subsequent role as a security expert in the Harrison Ford thriller Firewall preceeding a return to weekly television in the David Mamet-created series The Unit in 2006. Later in 2006, Patrick would incur the wrath of WWE superstar John Cena with his role as a ruthless kidnapper in the explosive action thriller The Marine. Patrick lives with his wife, Barbara, whom he marrie

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
0% Eloise
  • Dr. H.H. Greiss
2017
24% Hellions
  • Corman
2015
31% The Road Within
  • Robert
2015
No Score Yet Ask Me Anything
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Tell
  • Ashton
2014
78% Kill the Messenger
  • Ronald J. Quail
2014
15% Endless Love
  • Harry Elliot
2014
No Score Yet Lost After Dark
  • Actor
2014
34% Jayne Mansfield's Car
  • Jimbo Caldwell
2013
53% Lovelace
  • John Boreman
2013
19% Identity Thief
  • Skiptracer
2013
31% Gangster Squad
  • Officer Max Kennard
2013
51% Trouble with the Curve
  • Vince
2012
53% Safe House
  • Daniel Kiefer
2012
No Score Yet Mafia
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet S.W.A.T.: Firefight
  • Walter Hatch
2011
No Score Yet Red Faction: Origins
  • Alec Mason
2011
No Score Yet Five Minarets in New York
  • Becker
2010
22% The Black Waters of Echo's Pond
  • Peter
2010
No Score Yet Good Day for It
  • Luke Cain
2010
No Score Yet Act Of Vengeance
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Caged Animal
  • Actor
2010
52% The Men Who Stare at Goats
  • Todd Nixon
2009
35% Alien Trespass
  • Vernon
2009
No Score Yet Autopsy
  • Dr. David Benway
2009
No Score Yet Starz Inside: Unforgettably Evil
  • Actor
2009
19% Fly Me to the Moon
  • Louie
2008
2% Strange Wilderness
  • Gus Hayden
2008
No Score Yet Autopsy
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Lonely Street
  • Mr. Aaron
2008
23% Balls of Fury
  • Sgt. Pete Daytona
2007
85% Bridge to Terabithia
  • Jack Aarons
2007
73% Flags of Our Fathers
  • Col. Chandler Johnson
2006
20% The Marine
  • Rome
2006
19% Firewall
  • Gary Mitchell
2006
82% Walk the Line
  • Ray Cash
2005
5% Supercross
  • Earl Cole
2005
40% Ladder 49
  • Lenny Richter
2004
No Score Yet Bad Apple
  • Tommy `Bells' Bellavita
2004
No Score Yet Framed By Seduction
  • Actor
2004
43% Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle
  • Ray Carter
2003
No Score Yet James Patterson's '1st to Die'
  • Nicholas Jenks
2003
No Score Yet Pavement
  • Samuel Brown
2002
No Score Yet Angels Don't Sleep Here
  • Stark
2002
No Score Yet Backflash
  • Ray Bennett
2002
15% D-Tox (Eye See You)
  • Noah
2002
2% Texas Rangers
  • Sgt. Armstrong
2001
93% Spy Kids
  • Mr. Lisp
2001
32% All the Pretty Horses
  • Cole
2000
No Score Yet Mexico City
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet A Texas Funeral
  • Zach
2000
No Score Yet The Vivero Letter
  • James Wheeler
2000
9% From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
  • Buck
1999
54% The Faculty
  • Coach Willis
1998
No Score Yet Renegade Force
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Ambushed
  • Shannon Harrold
1998
No Score Yet Perfect Assassins
  • Leo Benita
1998
No Score Yet The Only Thrill
  • Tom
1998
No Score Yet Forgotten City
  • James
1998
No Score Yet Tactical Assault
  • Colonel Lee Banning
1998
No Score Yet Sink or Swim
  • Goatee
1997
72% Cop Land
  • Jack Rucker
1997
No Score Yet Asylum
  • Nicholas Tordone
1997
85% Rosewood
  • Fannie's Lover
1997
No Score Yet Within The Rock
  • Producer
1996
12% Striptease
  • Darrell Grant
1996
No Score Yet Body Language
  • Delbert Radley
1995
No Score Yet Decoy
  • Travis
1995
No Score Yet Last Gasp
  • Leslie
1995
No Score Yet Hong Kong '97
  • Reginald Cameron
1994
8% Double Dragon
  • Koga Shuko
1994
No Score Yet Body Shot
  • Mickey Dane
1994
37% Last Action Hero
  • T-1000
1993
No Score Yet The Cool Surface
  • Jarvis Scott
1993
41% Fire in the Sky
  • Mike Rogers
1993
No Score Yet Zero Tolerance
  • Jeff Douglas
1993
86% Wayne's World
  • Bad Cop
1992
No Score Yet Resident Alien
  • Actor
1991
93% Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • T-1000
1991
69% Die Hard 2
  • O'Reilly
1990
No Score Yet Hollywood Boulevard II
  • Cameraman
1989
No Score Yet Future Hunters
  • Slade
1988
No Score Yet Eye of the Eagle
  • Johnny Ransom
1987
No Score Yet Equalizer 2000
  • Deke
1986
No Score Yet Future Hunters (Deadly Quest) (Spear of Destiny)
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Hell on Wheels
  • Producer
1967
No Score Yet Road to Nashville
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet The Mighty Jungle
  • Producer
1964

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
2014
  • Jacob Fuller
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Col. Merton Bell
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Major Felts
No Score Yet Scorpion
2014
  • Cabe Gallo
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
86% Community
2009-2015
  • Waldron
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Ray Schenkel
70% True Blood
2008-2014
  • Jackson Herveaux
97% The Sopranos
1999-2007
  • David Scatino
77% Last Resort
2012-2013
  • Joseph Prosser
85% Big Love
2006-2011
  • Bud Mayberry
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • John Doggett Agent John Doggett
89% Lost
2004-2010
  • Hibbs
69% From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Actor
83% Chuck
2007-2012
  • Col. James Keller
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
86% Burn Notice
2007-2013
  • John Barrett

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