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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 10 June 1959Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth NameChristopher Van Patten

Mini Bio (1)

Timothy Van Patten was born on June 10, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Christopher Van Patten. He is a director and actor, known for The Sopranos (1999), Boardwalk Empire (2010) and Touched by an Angel (1994). He has been married to Wendy Rossmeyer since May 23, 1996. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Wendy Rossmeyer (23 May 1996 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (7)

Half-brother of Dick Van Patten, and Joyce Van Patten.
Ex-half-brother-in-law of Martin Balsam.
When he acted on The White Shadow (1978) which debuted in 1978, he was 19 years old. Thus, he was the only true 'teenager' on the fictional Carver High basketball team. The rest of the "players" were in their 20s.
Was the subject of two Mystery Science Theater 3000 shows. Master Ninja I and Master Ninja II. He played an apprentice to master ninja Lee Van Cleef (Angel Eyes in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)).
No one directed more The Sopranos (1999) episodes than Tim Van Patten--20 of the 86 shows, for which he received four EMMY nominations. He also shared a Writers Guild award for his story idea for Season #3's famous The Sopranos: Pine Barrens (2001)--oddly enough--he did not direct.
Father of Grace Van Patten.

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