Patrick Bergin Poster


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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 4 February 1951Dublin, Ireland
Birth NamePatrick Connolly Bergin
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Patrick Bergin was born on February 4, 1951 in Dublin, Ireland as Patrick Connolly Bergin. He is an actor, known for Patriot Games (1992), Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) and Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996). He has been married to Paula Frazier since 1992. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Paula Frazier (1992 - present) (separated) (1 child)

Trivia (14)

Former Math teacher in Ireland.
Former wife is Afro-Caribbean British.
Brother of Emmet Bergin
He and Richard Harris were two of the only Irish actors to play Irishmen in Patriot Games (1992).
First began acting part-time in the theater while in high school.
He's the son of a senator in the Irish parliament.
Has a bachelor's degree in Drama in Education.
Worked as a postman, laborer and library assistant during college.
Originally a high-school drop out, Bergin returned to night school and by his early 20s had become a teacher. He taught juvenile delinquents and children with learning disabilities and pioneered a new teaching program involving puppets and video during the course of this period. He taught for about five years before quitting and taking an extensive tour throughout Europe.
Left for London when he was 17 and worked various menial jobs before setting up an experimental theater group called "Mum's Underground".
The son a trade union activist and founder of a political theater, Bergin was born and raised in Dublin.
While appearing as everyone from Robin Hood to Dracula on film or TV, he is probably best known to American audiences as the stalking, psychotic husband of Julia Roberts character in the thriller Sleeping with the Enemy (1991).
Bergin had a "top 10" hit in Ireland with the song "The Knacker," which tells the story of a person who recycles dead horse carcasses and turns them into glue.
Was the first Irish actor to star in a film which grossed over 100 million - Sleeping with the Enemy (1991).

Personal Quotes (2)

Heartthrob? Me? Ex-heartthrob, perhaps. Seriously, it just doesn't occur to me to be worried about something as nebulous as my image.
I think Hollywood is unconquerable. I'll either go from humble beginnings to glory or complete disaster! I don't really relish or pursue stardom, but a profile helps you get better work.

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