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Robert Patrick

Robert Patrick
Patrick in October 2009
Personal information
Birth nameRobert Hammond Patrick, Jr.
Birth dateNovember 5, 1958(age 57)
Place of birthMarietta, Georgia,
United States
Years active1986 present
SpouseBarbara Patrick (1990-present)

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Robert Hammond Patrick, Jr. (born November 5, 1958) is an American actor, known for his leading and supporting roles in a number of films and television shows.

Patrick dropped out of college when drama class sparked his interest in acting, receiving his first professional acting job in the 1986 television film, Eye of the Eagle. For much of the late-1980s, he lived in Los Angeles and had minor roles. In 1990, he landed a supporting role as terrorist O'Reilly in Die Hard 2. In 1991, he found greater mainstream recognition when he landed the role of the main villain, the T-1000, in Terminator 2: Judgment Day - a role described by Allmovie as "one of the most memorable roles in one of the most memorable films of the decade." He was nominated for the 1992 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor and the 1992 MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for his work and reprised the role for cameo appearances as the T-1000 in 1992's Wayne's World and 1993's Last Action Hero. He was nominated for the 1994 Saturn Award for Best Actor for his leading role in cult favorite Fire in the Sky and went on to star in such films as Cop Land, The Faculty, Walk the Line, Bridge to Terabithia, Spy Kids and Flags of Our Fathers. Patrick also starred in popular television shows such as The Sopranos, The Outer Limits, Elvis, The Unit, and The X-Files, for which he won the 2001 Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television and a nomination the following year for the same award in the "Best Actor in a Television Series" category, and was named one of "The Ten Sexiest Men of Sci-Fi" by TV Guide. He won the 2005 Jury Award for Best Actor for his role as Shay Riley in television film The Fix.

Allmovie described Patrick as having "developed a solid reputation within the industry," with critics, fans and co-stars praising "his work ethic, personality, and consistent performances."

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