More Robert Patrick Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Walk the Line)A steely-eyed veteran to his craft, Robert Patrick commands the screen with his powerful, confident presence. In 2006, he co-stars with Harrison Ford in the thriller Firewall, and he appears in The Marine. For the small screen, Patrick also just landed the starring role of Tom Ryan, the team commander, in the CBS pilot The Unit, which was officially picked up as a midseason series.
Audiences will remember him as 'John Doggett' on the last two seasons of Fox Television's cult-classic The X-Files but Patrick has an extensive television and film resume. He is best known for his performance as the 'T-1000' in the box office smash hit Terminator 2: Judgement Day. He received critical acclaim for his high profile performances in the second season of HBO's The Sopranos. Other movies include Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Spy Kids opposite Antonio Banderas and All The Pretty Horses with Matt Damon and directed by Billy Bob Thornton; as well as The Faculty, From Dusk 'Til Dawn 2: Texas Blood, James Mangold's Cop Land alongside Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro, Eye See You, also with Stallone, A Texas Funeral and the independent film The Only Thrill, opposite Diane Keaton, Diane Lane, and Sam Shepard. Other films include his chilling appearance in Rosewood as a personal favor to John Singleton, Striptease with Demi Moore, Fire In The Sky, Double Dragon: The Movie, Decoy, The Last Gasp and Hong Kong '97. He was also featured in an episode of Showtime's The Outer Limits, the TNT Original Movie Bad Apple and CBS's mini series Elvis in which he plays Elvis's father. Patrick notably was just seen starring as a heroic firefighter alongside John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix in Ladder 49.
Born in Marietta, Georgia, Patrick was an avid athlete growing up but was taken with acting after sitting in on some drama classes in high school. He moved to Hollywood in 1984 and was cast in the beatnik play Go. He got his break during this performance when he was discovered by casting director Roger Corman. Ever involved in all aspects of his trade, he enjoys producing film when he is not performing. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Barbara and their two children.
Bio courtesy Fox for "Walk the Line" (14-Dec-2005)
Biography #3 (for Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle)Robert Patrick has enjoyed a career marked by several standout performances, and his work demonstrates an impressive range not often seen by many actors. He recently wrapped the pilot for the FX Network's original series, Snitch and production on the film Pavement opposite Lauren Holly.
Audiences most recently saw him starring as 'John Doggett' on the last two seasons of the now-classic television series The X-Files. Prior to that he was seen in the Robert Rodriguez box office hit Spy Kids opposite Antonio Banderas and All the Pretty Horses opposite Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz, under the direction of Billy Bob Thornton.
Also upcoming for Patrick are roles in Universal Pictures' Eye See You opposite Sylvester Stallone and A Texas Funeral opposite Jane Adams and Joanne Whalley. He received critical acclaim for his performance in three high-profile second season episodes of The Sopranos. He is best known for his performance as T-100 in Terminator 2: Judgement Day opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and The Faculty directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Kevin Williamson.
Patrick's other film credits include From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood, the sequel to From Dusk Till Dawn with Quentin Tarantino, Cop Land opposite Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro, as well as the independent film The Only Thrill starring Diane Keaton, Diane Lane and Sam Shepherd.
Also, as a favor to John Singleton, Patrick made a chilling cameo appearance in Rosewood, and before that took a comedic turn as Demi Moore's lowlife, thieving ex-husband in Striptease. He also starred in Fire In the Sky, Double Dragon: The Movie, Decoy with Peter Weller, The Last Gasp and Hong Kong '97 as well as a Showtime episode of The Outer Limits.
Born in Marietta, Georgia, Patrick was raised in Dayton, Cleveland, Detroit and Boston. He played American Legion Baseball in high school and football at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, but after sitting in on drama classes, he decided to quit football and pursue acting.
In 1984, Patrick moved to Hollywood where a few weeks later, he was cast as a joint-smoking beatnik in the play Go. While performing on stage, Patrick was discovered by a casting director for Roger Corman's production company and quickly won the role of a psychotic biker in Warlords From Hell. Patrick next starred in the futuristic western Equalizer 2000. Taking his talents to the stage, he co-starred in the Los Angeles premiere of David Mamet's The Shawl at the Waterfront Stage.
While a partner in the now dissolved independent film production company, 360 Entertainment, Patrick produced, along with Stanley Isaacs, Within the Rock and The End of the Road, a film in which he had a starring role.