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James (Jimmy) Van Patten is an accomplished actor, writer and producer with a lifetime involvement in the entertainment industry, encompassing film, television and theater. He has been critically acclaimed as an actor and has received awards for his screenwriting talents. His independent production company, which he co-founded with his brother, ... See full bio »

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Saw VI
Saw VI Coroner
Saw 3D: The Final Chapter
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 2018 Rachel (pre-production)
 2018 The Book of Leah (pre-production)
Mark Gold
  Copperhead Creek (announced)
Shay Thompson
 2017 Inconceivable
Dr. Weisman
 2015 Breaker Breaker (Short)
Dispatch (voice)
 2014 The Other Hef (TV Series)
- Orientation (2014) ... Jimmy
- Welcome to Muirfield (2014) ... Jimmy
 2012 Who Let the Dogs Out (TV Series)
 2012 A Thousand Cuts
 2010 Saw 3D: The Final Chapter
Dr. Heffner
 2009 Saw VI
 2007 Saw IV
Dr. Heffner / Coroner
 2004 Quiet Kill
Detective Jackson (as Jimmy Van Patton)
 2000 Backyard Dogs (Video)
Parker Nash
 2000 The Flunky
Tyler Mann
 1998 Havasu Heat
 1998 I Might Even Love You
 1998 Freedom Strike
Tactical Action Officer
 1997 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
Gordon De Ville
- Avenging Angel (1997) ... Gordon De Ville
 1994 The Killing Jar
Dick Kelly
 1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights
 1991 Life Stinks
Wheelchair Attendant
 1990 Dragnet (TV Series)
Dwight Gordon
- Little Miss Nobody (1990) ... Dwight Gordon
 1990 Twisted Justice
 1989 An Eight Is Enough Wedding (TV Movie)
 1989 Hyper Space
Raymond Scully
 1988 Private Road: No Trespassing (Video)
Dave Roberts
 1988 Poison (TV Series)
 1988 American Revenge (Video)
 1988 Poison (TV Movie)
 1987 The Under Achievers
Todd (as Jimmy Van Patten)
 1987 Nightforce (Video)
Steve Worthington
 1987 Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (TV Movie)
David Webber
 1986 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Tony Maskeli
- Playing for Keeps (1986) ... Tony Maskeli
 1983 For Love and Honor (TV Series)
- For Love and Honor (Pilot) (1983) ... Nick
 1983 For Love and Honor (TV Movie)
 1983 Young Warriors
Kevin Carrigan
 1983 Josie (TV Movie)
Luke Price
 1982 High Powder (TV Movie)
Joe Brock
 1982 Tennessee Stallion
 1981 Lunch Wagon
 1980 Lou Grant (TV Series)
- Libel (1980) ... Daniels
 1979-1980 The Chisholms (TV Mini-Series)
Bo Chisholm
- The Siren Song (1980) ... Bo Chisholm
- Chains (1980) ... Bo Chisholm
- The Suitor (1980) ... Bo Chisholm (as Jimmy Van Patten)
- The Promised Land (1980) ... Bo Chisholm (as Jimmy Van Patten)
- Death in the Sierras (1980) ... Bo Chisholm
 1979 Roller Boogie
Hoppy (as Jimmy Van Patten)
 1979 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
Young Soldier #1 on Train (as Jimmy Van Patten)
 1979 California Dreaming
Mike (as Jimmy Van Patten)
 1978 Hot Lead and Cold Feet
Jake (as Jimmy Van Patten)
 1978 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
- The Lost Weekend (1978)
 1977 Happy Days (TV Series)
- Hollywood: Part 3 (1977) ... Sandy (as Jimmy Van Patten)
- Hollywood: Part 2 (1977) ... Sandy
- Hollywood: Part 1 (1977) ... Sandy
 1977 The Ghost of Cypress Swamp (TV Movie)
Bucky Landers (as Jimmy Van Patten)
 1977 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Bucky Landers
- The Ghost of Cypress Swamp (1977) ... Bucky Landers (as Jimmy Van Patten)
 1977 Emergency! (TV Series)
- Family Ties (1977) ... Mark
 1976 Freaky Friday
Cashier (as Jimmy Van Patten)
 1976 Shazam! (TV Series)
- Bitter Herbs (1976) ... Harry
 1976/I Lifeguard
Surfer (as Jimmy van Patten)
 1975 Three for the Road (TV Series)
- Fear (1975)
 1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
- The Hanging of Newly O'Brien (1973) ... Tim (as Jimmy Van Patten)
 1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Corky Sibley
- The Initiation (1972) ... Corky Sibley
 1972 The Partners (TV Series)
- Headlines for Higgenbottom (1972) ... Kid (as Jimmy Van Patten)
 1972 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
- Good, Bad Boy (1972) ... Mike (as Jimmy Van Patten)
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Other Works:

: Plays Ben Silverman in "The Sunshine Boys" play by Neil Simon (Falcon Theatre, Burbank, California, USA and the National tour in over 100 cities.

Alternate Names:

Jimmy Van Patten | Jimmy Van Patton | Jimmy van Patten


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Son of actor Dick Van Patten and Pat Van Patten. See more »



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