Six Feet Under
Actor Mathew St. Patrick is often recognized by television audiences as Keith Charles on the now-defunct drama “Six Feet Under” (HBO, 2001-2005), from which he co-won two SAG Awards. St. Patrick is also noted for playing Adrian Sword on the award winning daytime drama “All My Children” (1998-2000), where he was nominated for two NAACP Image Awards, and as the recurring character of Detective Marcus Taggart on “General Hospital” (1997). His guest starring credits include episodes of “NYPD Blue,” “Diagnosis Murder” “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” St. Patrick, who appeared in TV commercials for Heineken, Gatorade and Cadillac, has also acted in the films “War” (2007) with Jet Li and Jason Statham, and “Sleepwalking” (2008), opposite Nick Stahl and Charlize Theron. On stage, he portrayed characters in “Full Court Press” and “Criminal Ties.” Some of his more recent credits include portraying Louis in the film “Ball Don’t Lie” (2008), Malcolm in an episode of “Private Practice” (2009) and Tom Harris in two episodes of “Saving Grace” (2009-2010).
Childhood and Family:
Mathew St. Patrick was born on March 17, 1968, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One of four children, he has two brothers and a sister. When he was nine years old, Mathew helped his family earn extra money by working with his father in various jobs, like selling hot dogs from carts. He was trained at the Hudson Theater, the Vincent Chase Workshop, and the Fine Art Dance Space.
Mathew has a son named Tommy who was born in 1995.
All My Children
A native of Pennsylvania, Mathew St. Patrick arrived in Chicago in 1987. In 1995, he moved to Los Angeles to try his hand at acting and worked as a bartender and personal trainer to support himself. His show business career began when he scored a lead role in the play “Full Court Press.”
St. Patrick moved to film in 1996 with a supporting role in indie film “Steel Sharks,” which starred Gary Busey. He followed it up with a small part opposite Michael Madsen and Chad McQueen in another independent movie, “Surface to Air” (1997), directed by Rodney McDonald. He made his television acting debut in a 1996 episode of “Moesha.”
After a series of guest spots, including episodes of “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1997), “Diagnosis Murder” (1997) and “NYPD Blue” (1996), St. Patrick joined the cast of the hit ABC soap “General Hospital” in 1997. In the series, he portrayed Detective Marcus Taggart. However, he did not enjoy a real breakthrough until he won the role of Adrian Sword on the ABC daytime drama “All My Children,” an assignment that required him to move to New York. He was on the series from 1998 to 2000 and netted Image nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series in 2000 and 2001.
Following his departure from “All My Children,” St. Patrick gained even more recognition with his role of Keith Charles on the HBO dramatic series “Six Feet Under,” a role he played from 2001 to the show's demise in 2005. Along with costars Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy and Lauren Ambrose, among others, he jointly received two Screen Actors Guilds for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. In addition, St. Patrick was a judge for the 2003 “Miss Universe Pageant.” He also appeared in “Mad TV” (2002-2003) and as a guest speaker in the 2004 Gary Foreman comedy “The Sports List.” Also in 2004, he provided the voice of Skulker for the cartoon series “Danny Phantom” and appeared as William Avery in an episode of “Crossing Jordan.” He then portrayed Lieutenant Commander Steven Barker in the television film “Tides of War” and Detective Kenneth Marjorino in the WB short-lived series “Reunion.” In addition, he served as an executive producer for the short film “Ruby's Tuesday” (2005).
In 2006, St. Patrick guest starred in an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” titled “Class.” He was then cast in “Backyards & Bullets” (2007) and offered a memorable performance as an FBI agent named Wick in the Jet Li and Jason Statham vehicle “War” (2007), which was directed by Philip G. Atwell. He then appeared in the dramatic film “Sleepwalking” (2008), starring Nick Stahl and Charlize Theron, and portrayed Louis Accord in the Brin Hill directed drama “Ball Don't Lie” (2008). Also in 2008, he costarred in the small budget thriller “Alien Raiders” (2008).
St. Patrick kicked off 2009 as the character Malcolm in the episode “”What You Do for Love” of the popular series “Private Practice.” He was also seen in an episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles” and as Tom Harris is episodes of “Saving Grace” (2009-2010).
Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, “Six Feet Under,” 2004
Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, “Six Feet Under,” 2003