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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 August 1949Orange, Virginia, USA
Birth NameRobert Donald Kilpatrick Jr.
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

As rugged as he is genteel, 6'2", 220-lb. Patrick Kilpatrick has been one of the finest screen/television character actors and villains of his generation, playing against a spectrum of Hollywood's leading action heroes while occasionally delivering the redemptive, even sensitively challenged, hard-edged heroic role.

After nearly dying in a car crash as a teenager, he rehabilitated to the point where he could largely do his own stunts in his more than 100 films and TV projects. His action film appearances span a multitude of genres and embrace an international Who's Who of leading men: The Replacement Killers (1998) against Yun-Fat Chow; Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Caan in Eraser (1996); Last Man Standing (1996) opposite Bruce Willis; Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) opposite Steven Segal; The Presidio (1988) opposite Sean Connery and Mark Harmon; two award-winning and highly rated original cable westerns opposite Tom Selleck, Last Stand at Saber River (1997) and Crossfire Trail (2001); one western opposite Sam Elliot and Kate Capshaw, HBO's Premiere Films adaptation of Louis L'Amour's The Quick and the Dead (1987); and the ever-popular action mainstay Death Warrant (1990) opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme, as "The Sandman". He has even done battle with the largest mammal on earth in Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997).

The versatile Kilpatrick has played leads in everything from American Playhouse (1981) to Nicolas Roeg's masterwork Insignificance (1985) (his film debut) to William Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" at the Los Angeles Theater Center in the hands of Academy Award-winning director Tony Richardson. His resume includes recurring roles on such hit television shows as Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993) and Tour of Duty (1987), Dark Angel (2000), Stephen King's popular miniseries The Stand (1994), HBO's Arli$$ (1996) and many, many more. It was his work on James Cameron's "Dark Angel" series that led Steven Spielberg to seek him out for Minority Report (2002).

In a whirlwind 18-month period Kilpatrick did five major studio films, two independents and 27 television guest star spots on 18 different shows. The pace continues to the present with appearances on Boomtown (2002), Las Vegas (2003), Blind Justice (2005), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), 24 (2001) as Secret Service Agent Dale Spaulding--the man who "killed" Jack Bauer"--Criminal Minds (2005) and James Woods Shark (2006).

Kilpatrick, president and CEO of Uncommon Dialogue Films, Inc. (UDF), is the writer/producer/director of the upcoming film "Vain Attempt." In addition to "Vain Attempt" UDF has a dynamic slate of arresting movies including "Naked Warriors" set in the Pacific in 1943, "Lady Pirates", "The End of the Onslaught" set in WWII Germany and "Nine Heroes in the Rape of Nanking" set in 1937 China, plus two documentaries and a television series "Natural Laws" concerning US Fish and Wildlife Special Agents amidst global threat of illegal wildlife traffic and ecological calamity. He travels the world organizing film, ecological business development and acting. UDF recently hosted the Entertainment Conservation Summit in northern California, a first-time assemblage of Hollywood heavyweights and representatives of global outdoor sports and ecological groups. The UDF series "Natural Laws" was presented there.

A single father, Kilpatrick has two sons, Ben and Sam. His interests range from politics to fashion, veterans' affairs to solar/wind energy application, gun ownership to Mohandas K. Gandhi. He has traveled to Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates and Kyrgyzstan with the USO, entertaining troops as part of the Henry Rollins/Patrick Kilpatrick South West Asia Tour and is active with the Coalition to Salute Americas' Heroes, Brooke Army Medical Center (San Antonio, TX) and California Paralyzed Veterans. Patrick, trained as an actor by Navy Seals and the LAPD, is a member of the Sons of The American Revolution, and cam trace his ancestors back to the American colonies in the 1640s. His father received the Silver Star for his actions at the battle of Okinawa in World War II as a member of an Underwater Demolition Team (UDT), a predecessor of the Navy SEALS--the inspiration for "Naked Warriors". He has a strong appreciation of linguistics and global ecological development, has been known to utilize dialects while acting and has been a gastronome of organic, elegant food and beverage for 35 years.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Patrick Kilpatrick, Uncommon Dialogue Films (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

Spouse (3)

Kerrie Linham-Smith (1986 - 2003) (divorced) (2 children)
Pnina Anza (1978 - 1979) (divorced)
Marylyn Martin (1973 - 1974) (divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Menacing characters.
His big grin.

Trivia (25)

Born in Virginia. Moved to New England at the age of six.
Nearly died in a car crash as a teenager.
Started as an off-Broadway actor.
He can claim "Navy brat" status; his father was a US Navy lieutenant who served with the UDT (Underwater Demolition Team)--precursor to the SEALs--during WWII and the Korean War. Also, his nephew is a Marine Corps sniper.
Has two sons, Ben and Sam, neither of whom are actors.
Began his career as a journalist.
Was guest at Starfest (April 26th, 2003).
Read for, but did not get, the role of "Sonny Crockett" on the hit TV series Miami Vice (1984).
Is allergic to cats, but fond of them nonetheless.
Had unorthodox methods for keeping his sons in line when they were growing up; said methods included threatening the boys with trips to Michael Jackson's infamous Neverland Ranch.
Attended the University of Richmond in Virginia and graduated in English and history.
Attended New York University and studied film and video (acting).
He is also a Certified Aerial Gunner for predator control.
Is a Reserve Policeman-home department Lake Arthur, New Mexico.
He has participated in LAPD trainings, Active Shooter courses, civilian and military tactical movement championships.
He is a frequent producing consultant for a wide variety of film and media projects.
Is an outdoors man and avid competitive shooter/hunter.
Teaches and speaks on acting, directing, producing and writing at universities (Hampton Sydney College, University of Wisconsin among them) and various venues nationally.
His ex wife Kerrie Linham-Smith is a British model.
His father Bob, received Silver Star At Okinawa As Beach Jumper Team Member -- Precursor To The Navy Seals - During Wwii.
Is president and CEO of Uncommon Dialogue Films, Inc.
Former Journalist And Writer For Time, Sports Illustrated, Life, Playboy, Interview, People, Rolling Stone, New York Times, Cycle, Skiing Magazines. Director / Assistant Director / Regional Theatre, Off Broadway, Broadway, West End London.
Attended as a special guest at FedCon (the largest Star Trek convention in Europe)celebrated this year in Fulda, Germany. [May 2006]
Lives in Los Angeles.
Attended at Woodberry Forest School in Orange, Virginia.

Personal Quotes (3)

A wonderful thing about acting is that there's continually the possibility of that huge brass ring out there, like a degenerate gambler making a hit. You work hard and maybe that slick, glittering ring is sticking to your palm.
[1/13/03]. . . acting is tough, I know. And all actors who want to keep making it as they get older usually start producing. Even Mel Gibson. Come on, it's a tough field.
[about his role in Class of 1999 (1989)] I still have pictures of me with my robot arm and even I, who has died many times on film, consider being lynched by a forklift unique.

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