Will Patton

Birthday: Jun 14, 1954
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Actor Will Patton successfully divides his time between mainstream and independent features, television films, and a stage career on and off-Broadway. Born and raised in North Carolina, the son of a Lutheran minister, Patton learned his craft at the North Carolina School of the Arts and at New York's Actor's Studio where he studied under Lee Strasberg. In addition, Patton studied at the Open Theater under Joseph Chaikin before making it to the New York stage. Patton has won two Obie Awards for Tourists and Refugees No. 2 and for Sam Shepard's Fool for Love. Patton also has had experience working at London's Royal Court Theatre. Upon his return to New York, Patton joined the experimental Winter Project troupe. During the 1970s, Patton performed in two soap operas, Search for Tomorrow and Ryan's Hope. Patton first appeared on film in the short underground film Minus Zero(1979). During the early '80s, Patton appeared in such New York-based independent films as Michael Oblowitz's King Blank and Variety (both 1983). After playing a small but important villainous role in Susan Seidelman's Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Patton was cast in his first big-budget film, Martin Scorsese's After Hours (1985), where he played a brutish boyfriend with a thing for leather and chains. His best portrayal of a villain can be found in the Gene Hackman-starring thriller No Way Out (1987). In the '90s he could be seen in The Rapture, In the Soup, Romeo Is Bleeding, Copycat, the infamous Kevin Costner project The Postman, and the Michael Bay blockbuster Armageddon. At the beginning of the 21st century Patton continued to remain busy with major roles in Remember the Titans, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Mothman Prophecies, and The Punisher, as well as smaller roles in diverse films like Into the West, Wendy and Lucy, Meek's Cutoff, and Brooklyn's Finest.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
80% Halloween Hawkins 2018
33% Boarding School Dr. Sherman 2018
38% An Actor Prepares Actor 2018
100% The Scent of Rain & Lightning Actor 2018
86% Megan Leavey Jim $13.5M 2017
79% American Honey Backseat Cowboy $0.7M 2016
35% The November Man Perry Weinstein 2014
38% Abigail Harm Narrator/The Visitor 2013
53% The Girl Tommy $34.7K 2013
No Score Yet Minus Zero Actor 2012
No Score Yet Waking Madison Actor 2011
86% Meek's Cutoff Solomon Tetherow $1M 2011
64% Belizaire the Cajun Matthew Perry 2011
10% Knucklehead Vic Sullivan 2010
18% Princess Ka'iulani Sanford Dole $0.9M 2010
44% Brooklyn's Finest Lt. Bill Hobarts $26.8M 2010
No Score Yet Lucky Days Actor 2010
25% The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Old Man Dobyne $95K 2009
19% The Fourth Kind Sheriff August $25.6M 2009
27% The Canyon Henry 2009
75% American Violet Sam Conroy $0.5M 2009
85% Wendy and Lucy Mechanic $0.8M 2008
No Score Yet Dog Days of Summer Eli Cottonmouth 2007
No Score Yet The List Harriston 2007
4% Code Name: The Cleaner Riley $8.2M 2007
No Score Yet Road House 2 Nate Tanner 2006
No Score Yet The Last Ride Aaron Purnell 2004
29% The Punisher Quentin Glass $33.7M 2004
No Score Yet Family Sins Phillip Rothman 2004
52% The Mothman Prophecies Gordon Smallwood $35.3M 2002
73% Remember the Titans Coach Bill Yoast $114.3M 2000
28% Trixie Red Rafferty 2000
25% Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds) Atley Jackson $101M 2000
26% Breakfast of Champions Moe 1999
81% Jesus' Son John Smith 1999
38% Entrapment Hector Cruz 1999
27% I Woke Up Early the Day I Died Preacher 1998
38% Armageddon Charles 'Chick' Chapple 1998
No Score Yet O.K. Garage Sean 1998
9% The Postman Bethlehem 1997
43% This World, Then the Fireworks Police Lt. Morgan 1997
31% Inventing the Abbotts Lloyd Abbott 1997
33% The Spitfire Grill Nahum Goddard 1996
13% Fled Gibson 1996
No Score Yet Natural Causes Michael 1995
76% Copycat Nicoletti 1995
26% The Puppet Masters Graves 1994
78% The Client Sergeant Hardy 1994
No Score Yet Edición de Medianoche Jack Travers 1994
No Score Yet Implicación Judicial Alan Warwick 1994
No Score Yet Tollbooth Dash Pepper 1994
No Score Yet Taking The Heat Roberts 1993
22% Romeo Is Bleeding Martie 1993
No Score Yet The Paint Job Wesley 1993
No Score Yet A Child Lost Forever Frank Maxwell 1992
No Score Yet In the Deep Woods Eric Gaines 1992
No Score Yet Cold Heaven Father Niles 1992
92% In the Soup Skippy 1992
80% Bright Angel Woody 1991
No Score Yet Dillinger Purvis 1991
66% The Rapture Sheriff 1991
No Score Yet Deadly Desire Giles Menteer 1991
77% A Shock to the System Lt. Laker 1990
17% Everybody Wins Jerry 1990
No Score Yet Signs Of Life Mr. Coughlin Sr. 1989
No Score Yet Stars and Bars Duane Gage 1988
No Score Yet Wildfire Mike 1988
91% No Way Out Scott Pritchard 1987
No Score Yet A Gathering of Old Men (Murder on the Bayou) Lou Dimes 1987
88% After Hours Horst $10.7M 1985
85% Desperately Seeking Susan Nolan $27.5M 1985
No Score Yet The Beniker Gang Forest Ranger 1985
No Score Yet Chinese Boxes Lang Marsh 1984
79% Silkwood Joe 1983
No Score Yet Variety Mark 1983
No Score Yet King Blank Actor 1983
No Score Yet Barbarian Princess Actor

TV

CREDIT
84% Shots Fired
2017
Sheriff Daniel Platt
  • 2017
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Michael Tascioni Mike Tascioni
  • 2016
79% Falling Skies
2011-2015
Weaver
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Craig Halliday
  • 2010
87% 24
2001-2014
Alan Wilson
  • 2009
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice
  • 2009
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Lt. Gary Walker Gary Walker Det. Gary Walker
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Agency
2001-2003
Jackson Haisley
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Braxton
  • 1985

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