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Scott Patterson

Scott Patterson

An accomplished actor in film, television and theater, Scott Patterson is well-known to The CW audience from seven seasons as diner owner Luke Danes in the hit series Gilmore Girls. Patterson now brings his many talents to network's new comedy Aliens In America, as Gary Tolchuck, the aspiring entrepreneur dad of a Wisconsin family whose lives are turned upside down by the arrival of a Pakistani Muslim exchange student.

Patterson was born in Philadelphia, and raised in New Jersey. He attended Rutgers University and pursued a degree in comparative literature. He studied acting in New York with renowned coaches Robert Lewis and Sondra Lee, and was exposed to the teachings of such luminaries as Paul Newman, Arthur Penn and Frank Corsaro at The Actors Studio, where he appeared in numerous productions, including Rasputin and Miss Julie.

Patterson recently completed filming on the upcoming feature film Saw IV. He also appeared on the big screen in Her Best Move, directed by Norm Hunter; Little Big League, with Timothy Busfield and Jason Robards; and in Three Wishes, with Patrick Swayze and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. He also starred in the independent films Highway 395 and Rhapsody in Bloom, with Penelope Ann Miller.

On television, in addition to his memorable role as Luke on Gilmore Girls, he has landed many romantic roles. On Seinfeld, Patterson was deemed spongeworthy by Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). He had a profound effect on Grace (Debra Messing) in the Das Boob episode of Will & Grace, and he played the love interests of Jennifer Grey in It's Like, You Know and Sharon Lawrence's character in Fired Up. He has also guest starred on Arli$$ and Get Real, and voiced the character of Lieutenant Farraday in the 2004 animated series Justice League Unlimited, from Warner Bros. Animation.

Patterson lives in Los Angeles.

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Scott Patterson Facts

Birth NameScott Gordon Patterson
BirthdaySeptember 11, 1958 (63)
BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Scott Patterson compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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