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Robert Patrick

A steely-eyed veteran to his craft, Robert Patrick commands the screen with his powerful, confident presence.

He can currently be seen starring as Colonel Tom Ryan in CBS' hit action-drama The Unit, produced by David Mamet. The show follows a team of America's covert operatives and how their dangerous job affects their lives.

Patrick was recently seen in the Paramount Pictures comedy Strange Wilderness, about a television nature show that goes in search of Bigfoot to boost ratings.

He was also recently seen in Flags of Our Fathers, Clint Eastwood's Golden Globe-nominated WWII epic tale of the battle for Iwo Jima and the iconic picture of the flag raisers. He was also seen alongside an all-star cast including Matthew McConaughey in Warner Bros.' We Are Marshall. The story of West Virginia University's tragic loss of their football team in a plane crash and the entire town's heartfelt struggle to rebuild and carry on.

Robert Patrick starred in the 20th Century Fox film, The Marine, also with Harrison Ford in Warner Bros.' Firewall, and opposite Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash's father in Twentieth Century Fox's Golden Globe-winning film Walk the Line for director James Mangold.

Audiences will remember Patrick 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: Judgment 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. The Faculty, From Dusk Til Dawn 2: Texas Blood, and Copland, 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 seen starring as a heroic firefighter alongside John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix in Disney's Ladder 49.

In 2009, Robert can be seen in the horror film Autopsy in which a young woman tries to find her injured boyfriend in a bizzare and dangerous hospital as well as a role in Alien Trespass.

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.

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Robert Patrick Facts

BirthdayNovember 5, 1958 (64)
BirthplaceMarietta, Georgia, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Robert Patrick compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Runaway Bride
Escape From Alcatraz
The World Is Not Enough
The Brady Bunch Movie
10:00 A.M.
Sleeping With The Enemy
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