Vince Van Patten

Vince Van Patten

Highest Rated: 81% Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)

Lowest Rated: 62% Hell Night (1981)

Birthday: Oct 17, 1957

Birthplace: Bellrose, New York, USA

Actor, director, and former Top 100-ranked tennis pro, Vincent Van Patten seemingly grew up on television, starting at the age of nine with a string of commercials that led to major TV guest-starring. Almost from the day Van Patten's actor father Dick (star of "Eight Is Enough") relocated the family to L.A, young Vinnie's career kicked into high gear. Blessed with all-American good looks and a showbiz family that also included Oscar-winning uncle-in-law Martin Balsam, Van Patten soon became a teen idol, with lead roles on the CBS family drama "Apple's Way," then "Three for the Road," a short-lived adventure series costarring fellow Tiger Beat coverboy Leif Garrett. Primed to carry his own show, Van Patten was featured in a two-hour episode of "The Six-Million Dollar Man" as the "Bionic Boy," in a spinoff attempt that's remembered fondly by fans of the superhero hit. The following year, he made another notable superhero series appearance, as a college student besieged by body-snatching aliens on "The New Adventures of Wonder Woman." Van Patten closed out the '70s with perhaps his best-known film role, as square jock Tom in producer Roger Corman's Ramones-starring punk-New Wave musical "Rock 'n' Roll High School." The actor rang in the '80s starring opposite Linda Blair in the cult-hit fright flick "Hell Night." Then, after devoting several years to the pro tennis tour, he returned to film and TV in character roles and as the writer and director of indie features "The Break" and "The Flunky."

Highest rated movies

Rock 'n' Roll High School
Hell Night

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 96% 7 Days to Vegas Duke (Character),
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guest House Abe (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 55% Stuey Jimmy D. (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 56% When Billie Beat Bobby Lornie Kuhle (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 14% The Break Nick Irons (Character),
Producer
- 1995
No Score Yet 17% Camp Fear Professor Hamilton (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 29% The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission Ronnie Webber (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gidget's Summer Reunion Mickey (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fowl Kill Wyatt (Character) - 1983
62% 44% Hell Night Seth (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Victory Matt Kramer (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Time Forever Matt Kramer (Character) - 1980
81% 75% Rock 'n' Roll High School Tom Roberts (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 12% Survival Run Chip (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet James at 15 Rip Lindeman (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 40% Chino Unknown (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three for the Road John Karras (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 33% Charley and the Angel Willie Appleby (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 30% Chino Jamie Wagner (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boy and the Bronc Buster Todd Thompson (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bravos Peter Harkness (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Flying Spy Davey (Character) - 1972

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cuts Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 18% Baywatch Dr. Tom Morella (Guest Star) 1996-1997
0% No Score Yet Baby Talk Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
100% 86% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple's Way Paul Apple (Character) 1974-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Heck Walden (Guest Star) 1972-1973
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1970 1972
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Shaun Donaldson (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courtship of Eddie's Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1970