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Robert Patrick Biography

Birth Name:
Robert Hammond Patrick Jr.
Birth Place:
Marietta, Georgia, United States

Fast Facts

  • Is the oldest of five children
  • Grew up in Marietta, GA, Boston, MA, Kettering, OH, Detroit, MI and Cleveland, OH
  • Played football his freshman year of college, but dropped out of school after he took a drama course
  • Was in a boating accident on Lake Erie in 1984; swam for three hours to get help for the others stranded on the lake
  • Brother Richard was a member of Nine Inch Nails before joining Filter
  • Formed the production company 360 Entertainment in 1996
  • Appeared in the video for "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are" by Meat Loaf
  • Worked with his real-life wife Barbara Patrick in a number of films including Killer Instinct (1987), Body Shot (1993), Zero Tolerance (1995) and Shogun Cop (1999)
  • She also appeared as his character's ex-wife on a few episodes of The X Files
  • In 2005, he played the fathers of Elvis Presley (in the TV movie Elvis) and Johnny Cash (in the feature film Walk the Line)
  • Has visited U
  • S
  • troops in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Is a member of the Boozefighters motorcycle club, which is a nonprofit organization that raises funds for veterans, children and the poor
  • Has participated in the Love Ride, a charity motorcycle event in Southern California
  • Has said that though he's done a lot of work in the entertainment business, only a small portion of it has involved working with great material
  • Is proud of his Scotch-Irish heritage and claims to have ancestors that came to America on the Mayflower


  • Lewis Patrick -- Brother
  • Richard Patrick -- Brother
  • Austin Patrick -- Daughter
  • Robert Patrick -- Father
  • Nadine Patrick -- Mother
  • Samuel Patrick -- Son