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Also Known As: Robert Hammond Patrick Jr. Died:
Born: November 5, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Marietta, Georgia, USA Profession: actor, producer, house painter, waiter

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It would have been easy for actor Robert Patrick to become a cinematic one-hit wonder after his breakout role in James Cameron's blockbuster sequel "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991). As the liquid metal killing machine sent from the future to do battle with Arnold Schwarzenegger, his performance was as terrifying as it was understated. It was also just the type of iconic role that an actor could get pigeon-holed by. Pragmatic in his choice of projects, Patrick continued onward as relentlessly as his T-1000 character, taking whatever work came his way. Following "Judgment Day," there were low-budget thrillers like 1994's "The Cool Surface," in addition to roles in more respectable features such as "Cop Land" (1997) alongside Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone. Patrick managed to land some choice television jobs as well, performing admirably in recurring roles on "The Sopranos (HBO, 1998-2006) and as Agent Doggett on "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002). Later big screen appearances would find him collaborating with heavy hitters like director Clint Eastwood in "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006), and leading man George Clooney in "The Men Who Stare at Goats" (2009). With such a diverse body of work, the...

It would have been easy for actor Robert Patrick to become a cinematic one-hit wonder after his breakout role in James Cameron's blockbuster sequel "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991). As the liquid metal killing machine sent from the future to do battle with Arnold Schwarzenegger, his performance was as terrifying as it was understated. It was also just the type of iconic role that an actor could get pigeon-holed by. Pragmatic in his choice of projects, Patrick continued onward as relentlessly as his T-1000 character, taking whatever work came his way. Following "Judgment Day," there were low-budget thrillers like 1994's "The Cool Surface," in addition to roles in more respectable features such as "Cop Land" (1997) alongside Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone. Patrick managed to land some choice television jobs as well, performing admirably in recurring roles on "The Sopranos (HBO, 1998-2006) and as Agent Doggett on "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002). Later big screen appearances would find him collaborating with heavy hitters like director Clint Eastwood in "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006), and leading man George Clooney in "The Men Who Stare at Goats" (2009). With such a diverse body of work, the ever-employable Patrick would gain the reputation of being one of the most dedicated and consistently strong working actors in film and television.

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Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Tell (2014)
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 Endless Love (2014)
4.
 Hellions (2014)
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 Lovelace (2013)
8.
 Gangster Squad (2013)
9.
 Identity Thief (2013)
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Milestones close milestones

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Played American Legion Baseball in high school
1984:
Moved to Hollywood to pursue acting
1984:
Stage debut in the Los Angeles production of "Go"
1987:
Film acting debut in "Warlords from Hell"
1990:
First big-budget film, "Die Hard 2: Die Harder"
1991:
Breakthrough screen role as a shape-shifting cyborg sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"
1993:
Co-starred in "Fire in the Sky"
1993:
Made cameo appearance reprising the cyborg in "The Last Action Hero," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
1996:
Had featured role in "Striptease"
1996:
Announced formation of 360 Entertainment
1996:
Produced and acted in "Within the Rock" (Sci-Fi Channel)
1997:
Co-starred in the acclaimed independent film "Cop Land"
1998:
Played the coach in the high school-set thriller "The Faculty"
1999:
Appeared in "A Texas Funeral"
2000:
Had recurring role on the hit HBO series "The Sopranos"
2000:
Joined cast of Fox's "The X-Files" as Agent John Doggett
2000:
Played Matt Damon's father in "All the Pretty Horses"
2001:
Cast alongside Antonio Banderas and Kelly Preston in "Spy Kids"
2002:
Had featured role in "Texas Rangers"
2003:
Cast opposite Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu in "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle"
2004:
Featured opposite Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta in "Ladder 49" a drama about Baltimore firefighters
2005:
Portrayed Vernon Presley in the CBS miniseries "Elvis"
2005:
Once again cast opposite Joaquin Phoenix in James Mangold's "Walk the Line," the biopic of late country music legend Johnny Cash
2005:
Cast as Col. Tom Ryan on the CBS drama series "The Unit," created by David Mamet
2006:
Cast in Clint Eastwood's WWII drama "Flags of Our Fathers"
2007:
Featured in the family adventure "Bridge to Terabithia"
2009:
Joined Ewan McGregor, George Clooney and Kevin Spacey in the Grant Heslov directed war comedy "The Men Who Stare at Goats"
2010:
Guest-starred on NBC's "Chuck," and USA Network's "Psych" and "Burn Notice"
2012:
Appeared in "Safe House" opposite Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds
2012:
Had a recurring stint on "True Blood"
2013:
Cast alongside Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling in crime drama "Gangster Squad"
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Education

Bowling Green State University: Bowling Green , Ohio - 1979 - 1980

Notes

Not to be confused with the American playwright of the same name.

"Playing bad guys is fun because you get to take out everything inside. And I keep a lot in." --Robert Patrick in People, September 2, 1991.

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wife:
Barbara Patrick. Actor. Born c. 1961; together since 1985; married Thanksgiving 1990; appeared together in "Behind Enemy Lines" (1988).

Family close complete family listing

father:
Robert Patrick. Banker.
mother:
Nadine Patrick.
brother:
Richard Patrick. Musician. Born c. 1968; was a member of Nine Inch Nails; later fronted the rock band Filter.

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