Robert Hammond Patrick Jr.


Robert Hammond Patrick Jr.

Robert Hammond Patrick Jr. was born on November 5, 1958. He is an American actor, perhaps best known for his portrayals of villainous characters. He is a Saturn Award winner with four nominations.


Patrick dropped out of college when drama class sparked his interest in acting, and entered film in 1986. After playing a supporting role in Die Hard 2 (1990), Patrick starred as the T-1000, the main antagonist of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) – a role he reprised for cameo appearances in Wayne’s World (1992) and Last Action Hero (1993).


Other notable film credits include Fire in the Sky (1993), Striptease (1996), Cop Land (1997), The Faculty (1998), Spy Kids (2001), Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Ladder 49 (2004), Walk the Line (2005), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), We Are Marshall (2006), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009), and Safe House (2012).Patrick Patrick

In television, Patrick is known for his portrayals of FBI Special Agent John Doggett in The X-Files and Colonel Tom Ryan in The Unit,


and has played ongoing roles in series such as The Outer Limits, The Sopranos, Elvis, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Burn Notice, Last Resort,


Sons of Anarchy and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. In 2014 he was cast in the role of DHS agent Cabe Gallo in the CBS drama series Scorpion. He was also guest host on season two of GunnyTime.


AllMovie journalist Tracie Cooper wrote that, by the conclusion of The X-Files in 2002, Patrick had developed a “solid reputation within the industry”, with critics, fans and co-stars alike praising his “work ethic, personality, and consistent performances.” He was described by actor and director Jason Bateman as “one of the great heavies.”


Early life

Patrick was born in Marietta, Georgia, the oldest of five children born to Nadine and Robert Patrick Sr. Patrick is of Scottish-Irish ancestry Irish ancestry.  His siblings are Richard Patrick (who is the lead singer for the rock band Filter), Cheri, Karen and Lewis.


Growing up in Ohio

He spent his early life in Bay Village, a small suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. Patrick did not start to pursue an acting career until his mid-twenties. During his childhood years, Patrick did not like to act. In third grade, he refused to wear a pair of green tights required for Peter Pan. He graduated from Farmington High School in Farmington, Michigan in 1977. Patrick was a track and field and football athlete at Bowling Green State University He dropped out before graduating when he found interest in Drama and acting.

After leaving college, Patrick secured a position as a house painter and continued as such until a boating accident in 1984 in Lake Erie. He swam for three hours in order to save the others still stranded on the accident site, nearly drowning in the attempt. After the accident, he moved from Ohio to Los Angeles, California, at age 26.


His main income during the first years was as a bartender, and he often lived in his car. Patrick was then picked up for various small roles and cameos in low-budget films. Looking back, Patrick credited his early appearances in films to his “tough-looking exterior”.


Early work

Patrick made a short appearance in Die Hard 2 as a bit part henchman for Colonel Stuart before landing a role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) as the main villain, the T-1000; it was his first starring role. James Cameron, the film’s director, said he chose Patrick for the role because of his physical appearance, which he felt fit the role. During the filming of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Patrick was “broke”, living in a cheap apartment with his girlfriend, Barbara, whom he married during filming. He has credited the film with starting his career.


Life After Terminator

After Terminator 2, Patrick landed roles in various feature films such as Last Action Hero, Fire in the Sky (both 1993) and Striptease (1996). Because of his fondness for martial arts, Patrick starred in two martial arts films titled Double Dragon and Hong Kong 97, both released in 1994. His performance in Fire in the Sky led The X-Files creator Chris Carter to cast him in that series for the role of John Doggett. Patrick’s brother, Richard, had previously worked for the series by adding music for the soundtrack album The X-Files: The Album. Patrick was cast as Doggett in 2000. The X-Files was canceled two seasons later, after Duchovny left the show following season 7, which resulted in low ratings for the show. Patrick made several appearances on many genre magazines, with TV Guide going so far as to label him one of the Ten Sexiest Men of Sci-Fi.

In 2000, Patrick appeared in three episodes of The Sopranos (“The Happy Wanderer”, “Bust Out” and “Funhouse”) as David Scatino, a store owner struggling with gambling debts owed to Richie Aprile and Tony Soprano. Four years later, he made a guest appearance in the pilot episodes for Sci-Fi Channel’s original series Stargate Atlantis, “Rising”, as the military component commander of the Atlantis expedition, Marshall Sumner. He accepted the role, since he had worked with the same crew on The Outer Limits, a series which he appeared in during the early 1990s.

Additional Work

Patrick played Johnny Cash’s father, Ray Cash, in the film Walk the Line and Elvis’s father, Vernon Presley in the miniseries Elvis. He had a regular role on The Unit, and played Elvis Presley in Lonely Street (2009). In October 2006, he starred in the WWE Films production The Marine as Rome. He also appeared in We Are Marshall as Marshall University head coach Rick Tolley, who lost his life when Southern Airways Flight 932 crashed in 1970.

His credits also include a guest starring role in the Lost episode “Outlaws”, as well as a recurring role as the voice of Master Piandao in Season 3 of the Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Patrick played a supporting role in Firewall, a 2006 action movie starring Harrison Ford.

Music Video Work

He has also appeared in Meat Loaf’s music video “Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are” with Will Estes. Director McG, who directed Terminator Salvation, said that he wanted to reintroduce characters from the previous Terminator films: “I like the idea and the perspective for the next picture that you meet Robert Patrick the way he looks today, and he’s a scientist that’s working on, you know, improving cell replication so we can stay healthier and we can cure diabetes and do all these things that sound like good ideas, and to once again live as idealized expressions as ourselves.”

Later Works

Patrick also starred in the psychological thriller The Black Water of Echo’s Pond, which was directed by Italian filmmaker Gabriel Bologna. In recent years, he has appeared in such television series as Burn Notice, NCIS and True Blood, among others. From 2012 to 2013, he also starred in Last Resort as Chief of the Boat Joseph Prosser. He played a supporting character in Identity Thief (2013). From 2014 to 2016, he starred in Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series as Jacob Fuller. He also played Agent Cabe Gallo on the CBS drama series Scorpion from 2014 to 2018.

On March 28, 2017, Patrick was cast in upcoming Amazon Video horror anthology series Lore, which is based on the award-winning and critically acclaimed podcast of the same name. Lore recounts true stories of frightening and paranormal occurrences. Lore premiered on October 13, 2017, and has recently been renewed for a second season.

Personal life

Patrick married actress Barbara Hooper during the filming of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Patrick and Barbara have appeared together in various media releases such as Zero Tolerance and The X-Files.

He has two children, a son, Samuel, and a daughter, Austin (named after the police officer the T-1000 impersonates in Terminator 2).

Almost every year, he does the Love Ride, a charity motorcycle ride held annually in Southern California.

His brother is Richard Patrick, former guitarist of Nine Inch Nails and lead singer of the rock bands Filter and Army of Anyone. On October 22, 2010, the brothers sang guest vocals on the Filter song “So I Quit” on stage in Dallas, Texas. Patrick is a devout Christian, of the Episcopalian denomination.

Robert Patrick is a member of the Boozefighters motorcycle club.



Year    Title    Role    Notes


  • 1986    Eye of the Eagle         Johnny Ransom
  • Equalizer 2000            Deke
  • Future Hunters            Slade
  • 1987    Killer Instinct Johnny Ransom
  • Warlords from Hell
  • 1989    Hollywood Boulevard II         Cameraman
  • 1990    Die Hard 2      O’Reilly
  • 1991    Terminator 2: Judgment Day  T-1000
  • 1992    Wayne’s World           Cameo
  • Broken Cop     Uncredited
  • 1993    Fire in the Sky Mike Rogers
  • Last Action Hero        T-1000 Brief non-speaking cameo
  • 1994    Double Dragon           Koga Shuko
  • The Cool Surface        Jarvis Scott     Writer
  • Body Shot       Mickey Dane
  • Hong Kong 97 Reginald Cameron
  • 1995    Zero Tolerance           Jeff Douglas
  • Decoy  Jack Travis
  • 1996    T2 3-D: Battle Across Time   T-1000 Universal Studios attraction
  • Striptease        Darrell Grant
  • 1997    Cop Land        Officer Jack Rucker
  • Rosewood       Fanny’s Lover
  • Hacks  Goatee
  • The Only Thrill          Tom McHenry
  • Asylum           Nicholas Tordone
  • 1998    The Vivero Letter       James Wheeler
  • Ambushed       Shannon Herrold
  • Renegade Force          Jake McInroy
  • The Faculty     Coach Joe Willis
  • 1999    From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money           Buck    Direct-to-video
  • A Texas Funeral         Zach
  • Shogun Cop    Detective
  • Tactical Assault          Colonel Lee Banning


  • 2000    Mexico City    Ambassador Mills
  • All the Pretty Horses  Cole
  • 2001    Spy Kids         Mr. Lisp
  • Texas Rangers Sgt. John Armstrong
  • BackFlash       Ray Bennet
  • Angels Don’t Sleep Here        Detective Russell Stark
  • 2002    Out of These Rooms   John Michael
  • Pavement        Samuel Brown
  • The Hire: Ticker         FBI Agent       Short film
  • Uncredited
  • D-Tox Peter Noah
  • 2003    Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle           Ray Carter
  • 2004    Ladder 49        Lenny Richter
  • 2005    Supercross      Earl Cole
  • Walk the Line Ray Cash
  • The Fix           Shay Riley
  • 2006    Firewall          Gary Mitchell
  • The Marine     Rome
  • Flags of Our Fathers   Colonel Chandler Johnson
  • We Are Marshall        Head Coach Rick Tolley        Uncredited
  • 2007    Bridge to Terabithia   Jack Aarons
  • Balls of Fury   Sgt. Pete Daytona
  • 2008    Fly Me to the Moon    Louie   Voice
  • Strange Wilderness    Gus Hayden
  • 2008    Autopsy          Dr. David Benway
  • Alien Trespass Vernon
  • Lonely Street  Mr. Aaron
  • The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond      Pete
  • The Men Who Stare at Goats Todd Nixon


  • 2010    Five Minarets in New York    Becker
  • The Wrath of Cain      Warden Dean
  • 2011    S.W.A.T.: Fire Fight  Walter Hatch
  • Red Faction: Origins  Alec Mason
  • Good Day for It          Luke Cain
  • 2012    Safe House      Daniel Kiefer
  • Trouble with the Curve          Vince
  • Jayne Mansfield’s Car Jimbo Caldwell
  • Mafia  Jules Dupree
  • 2013    Gangster Squad           Max Kennard
  • Lovelace         John Boreman
  • Identity Thief  Skiptracer
  • 2014    Endless Love  Harry Elliot
  • Kill the Messenger     Ronald J. Quail
  • The Road Within        Robert
  • Ask Me Anything       Doug Kampenfelt
  • 2015    Lost After Dark          Mr. C
  • Hellions          Corman
  • Hollywood Adventures          Studio Guard #1          Chinese film
  • 2017    Eloise  Dr. H.H. Greiss
  • Last Rampage Gary Tison
  • 2018    Back Roads     Chief Mansour
  • TBA    The Poison Rose         Chief Walsh
  •           The Laundromat         Captain Perry  Post-production
  •            Honest Thief               Filming


Year    Title    Role    Notes


  • 1989    The New Lassie          Russ    Episode: “Once Upon a Time…”
  • 1992    Tales from the Crypt  Lothar Episode: “The New Arrival”
  • 1993    SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron  Dr. Lieter Greenbox   Voice
  • Episode: “Chaos in Crystal”
  • 1995    Body Language           Delbert Radley            Television film
  • 1995–1996      The Outer Limits        Major John Stokes      Guest role; 2 episodes
  • 1996–1997      The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Roger T. “Race” Bannon/Additional voices      Main role; 24 episodes
  • 1996    Superman: The Animated Series        LeBeau            Voice
  • Episode: “Feeding Time”
  • 1997    Rag and Bone Sgt. Daniel Ryan         Television film
  • 1998    Perfect Assassins        Leo Benita      Television film
  • 1999    The Angry Beavers     Wingnut          Voice
  • Episode: “Mistaken Identity/Easy Peasy Rider”


  • 2000    The Sopranos  David Scatino Guest role; 3 episodes
  • Batman Beyond          Richard Armacost       Voice
  • Episode: “Big Time”
  • 2000–2002      The X-Files     John Doggett  Main role; 41 episodes
  • 2003    1st to Die        Nicholas Jenks            Television film
  • 2004    Bad Apple       Colonel Tom Ryanmy “Bells” Bellavita        Television film
  • Stargate Atlantis         Colonel Marshall Sumner      Episode: “Rising”
  • 2005    Lost     Hibbs  Episode: “Outlaws”
  • Duck Dodgers J. Edgar Ashcan/Prisoner       Voice
  • Episode: “Of Course You Know, This Means War and Peace: Part I”
  • Elvis    Vernon Presley           Miniseries
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit   Ray Schenkel  Episode: “Demons”
  • 2006    Ben 10 Phil/Rookie     Voice
  • Episode: “Truth”
  • 2006–2009      The Unit          Colonel Tom Ryan     Main role; 69 episodes
  • 2006–2009      Disorderly Conduct: Video on Patrol Narrator          Voice
  • 2007–2008      Avatar: The Last Airbender   Piandao           Voice
  • 2008    The Batman    Hawkman/Katar Hol   Voice
  • 2009    Hell’s Kitchen Himself   Red guest diner; Season 5 Episode 8: “9 Chefs Compete”
  • American Dad!           Stranger          Episode: “In Country…Club
  • NCIS   Col. Merton Bell         Episode: “Outlaws and In-Laws”


  • 2010    Psych  Major General Felts    Episode: “You Can’t Handle This Episode”
  • Chuck  Colonel Keller Episode: “Chuck Versus the Tic Tac”
  • Burn Notice    John Barrett    Guest role; 2 episodes
  • 2011    Big Love         Bud Mayberry Guest role; 2 episodes
  • 2012–2014      True Blood      Jackson Herveaux       Main role; 12 episodes
  • 2012    Last Resort     Command Master Chief Petty Officer Joseph Prosser           Main role; 13 episodes
  • 2013–2014      Sons of Anarchy         President Les Packer  Guest role; 2 episodes
  • 2014    Community     Head of Parking Waldron       Episode: “Analysis of Cork-Based Networking”
  • From Dusk till Dawn: The Series       Jacob Fuller    Main cast (season 1); 10 episodes
  • 2014–2018      Scorpion         Agent Cabe Gallo       Main role; 93 episodes
  • 2017    Lore    Reverend Eliakim Phelps       Episode: “Passing Notes”
  • 2018    Mayans M.C.  SOA President Les Packer  Episode “Perro/Oc

Video games

Year    Title    Role    Notes

  • 1992    Terminator 2: Judgment Day  T-1000 Voice
  • 1995    The Dig           Commander Boston Low        Voice
  • 2005    The Outfit       Deuce Williams          Voice
  • 2013    LocoCycle      S.P.I.K.E.        Voice
  • 2014    Elite: Dangerous         Zachary Hudson         Voice

Awards and nominations

Year    Award Category         Work   Result

  • 1992    MTV Movie Awards  Best Villain    Terminator 2: Judgment Day  Nominated
  • 1992    Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor            Terminator 2: Judgment Day            Nominated
  • 1994    Saturn Awards Best Actor       Fire in the Sky Nominated
  • 2001    Saturn Awards Best Actor on Television        The X-Files     Won
  • 2002    Saturn Awards Best Actor on Television        The X-Files     Nominated
  • 2005    Jury Awards    Best Actor       The Fix           Won

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