“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.” Patrick Kilpatrick
American character actor Patrick Kilpatrick launched his career in the early 1980s and has appeared in over one hundred film and TV projects. His film credits include “The Presidio” (1988, with Sean Connery), “Class of 1990” (1990, with Malcolm McDowell), “Death Warrant” (1990, with Jean-Claude Van Damme), “Under Siege 2: Dark Territory” (1995, with Steven Seagal), “Eraser” (1996, with Arnold Schwarzenegger), “Last Man Standing” (1996, with Bruce Willis), “The Replacement Killers” (1998, with Chow Yun-Fat), “Minority Report” (2002, with Tom Cruise), “Chasing Ghosts” (2005, with Michael Madsen) and “The Confessional” (2009, with Peter Quartaroli). He also produced and starred in the film “Never Surrender” (2009). Kilpatrick has guest starred in a number of TV shows, such as “24,” “Criminal Minds,” “ER,” “Shark,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Cold Case,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “CSI: Miami,” “Roswell,” “The X Files,” “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Charmed,” to name a few. He has also appeared in several TV movies and in stage productions. Kilpatrick is the president and CEO of Uncommon Dialogue Films, Inc. (UDF).
Kilpatrick is single and the father of two. In addition to acting, he is interested in politics, fashion, Gandhi, guns, veteran's affairs, solar and wind energy, and linguistics.
Childhood and Family:
Patrick Kilpatrick was born Robert Donald Kilpatrick Jr. on August 20, 1949, in Orange, Virginia, to a military father. His family moved to New England when he was six years old. As a teenager, he almost died in an automobile accident.
Patrick has two sons, Sam and Ben.
Starting out as a journalist, Patrick Kilpatrick did not turn to professional acting until age 35. H made his feature debut in “The Toxic Avenger” (1984), where he played the role of Leroy. An action comedy co-directed by Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman and starring Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen and Jennifer Prichard, the film was nominated for an International Fantasy Film Award for Best Film at the 1990 Fantasforto Film Festival. The following year, he appeared as a driver in the Cannes Film Festival Technical Grand Prize winning drama “Insignificance” (1985), with Gary Busey, Tony Curtis and Theresa Russell, and had the noted supporting role of Stone in Guy Hamilton's “Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins” (1985), starring Fred Ward, Joel Grey and Wilford Brimley. Also in 1985, he made his TV movie debut in “Stone Pillow,” a CBS film starring Lucille Ball, Daphne Zuniga and William Converse-Roberts.
Kilpatrick next guest starred in episodes of “Tales from the Darkside” (1986), “The Equalizer” (1986), “Cagney & Lacey” (1987) and “Matlock” (1988) and appeared in the TV films “Roanoak” (1986) and “The Quick and the Dead” (1987) before landing the recurring role of CIA Agent Duke Fontaine on the CBS Vietnam War series “Tour of Duty” (4 episodes, 1989-1990). He also supported Whip Hubley, Joaquin Phoenix and Peter Billingsley in Rick Rosenthal's “Russkies” (1987), worked with Sean Connery, Mark Harmon and Meg Ryan in the Peter Hyams directed mystery “The Presidio” (1988) and starred in the horror film “The Cellar” (1989), which was directed by Kevin Tenney.
Entering the 1990s, Kilpatrick portrayed Mr. Bryles in the science fiction movie “Class of 1990” (1990), director Mark L. Laster's installment to his 1982 film “Class of 1984.” Starring Malcolm McDowell and Stacy Keach, the film, however, was a box office disappointment. He gained further attention with his portrayal of a maniac called The Sandman in the Jean-Claude Van Damme action vehicle “Death Warrant” (also 1990). The film, directed by Deran Sarafian and written by David S. Goyer, earned mixed reviews from critics.
Kilpatrick next appeared in episodes of “Jake and the Fatman,” “Paradise,” “Father Dowling Mysteries” and “Veronica Clare” in 1991 and leaped back to the big screen with roles in “Angel 4: Undercover” (1993), the martial arts movie “Best of the Best 2” (1993), a sequel to the 1989 film “Best of the Best,” and Robert Radler's action movie “Showdown” (1993). He continued to work on television with guest spots on “Raven,” “Time Trax” and “Bakersfield P.D.,” (all 1993), “Walker, Texas Ranger,” “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” and “One West Waikiki” (all 1994) as well as appearances in the TV miniseries “The Stand” and the made for TV film “Greyhounds” (both 1994). 1994 also saw him star as Kruger in the direct to video thriller “Open Fire,” opposite Jeff Wincott and Mimi Craven.
Kilpatrick portrayed Karl Volkin, opposite Daniel Quinn as Detective Samuel Staziak, in the movie “Scanner Cop II,” was cast as in Sang-ok Shin's feature “3 Ninjas Knuckle Up,” appeared in the direct to video horror film “The Granny,” starring Stella Stevens, Shannon Whirry and Luca Bercovici, and appeared as a mercenary on a train in the Steven Seagal starring vehicle “Under Siege 2: Dark Territory” (all 1995). The same year, he also guest starred in “Pointman,” “Legend,” “Courthouse” and “Babylon 5.”
The Virginia native continued to land guest stints throughout the decade, which included appearances in “Nowhere Man,” “The Lazarus Man” (both 1996), “Soldier of Fortune, Inc.,” “ER” (both 1997), “Sleepwalkers,” “Timecop,” “V.I.P.,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Martial Law” (all 1998) and “The Pretender” (1999). He was also cast as Jaggart in the TV film “Beastmaster: The Eye of Braxus” (1996), opposite Casper Van Dien, Marc Singer, Tony Todd and David Warner, teamed up with Tom Selleck, Suzy Amis and Rachel Duncan on the TNT western “Last Stand at Saber River” (1997) and played Sergeant O'Connor in eight episodes of “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” (1996-1997).
Meanwhile, on the wide screen, Kilpatrick appeared with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vanessa Williams and James Caan in Chuck Russell's “Eraser” (1996). The film was nominated for a 1996 Academy Award for Best Sound Effects Editing and enjoyed success at the box office. The same year, he had a small role in the action movie “Last Man Standing,” starring Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken and Bruce Dern. Next, he costarred with Gary Daniels, Sugar Ray Leonard and Paige Rowland in Joseph Merhi's “Riot” (1997), played John Wesley in the sequel “Free Willy 3: The Rescue” (1998), was cast alongside Chow Yun-Fat and Mira Sorvino in the action film “The Replacement Killers” (1998), costarred with Robert Carradine and Richard Hillman in the comedy “Palmer's Pick Up” (1999) and was cast in “Hijack” (1999), a thriller directed by Worth Keeter.
In the new millennium, Kilpatrick had one episode roles in “8 Wheels of Justice” (2000), “Charmed” (2000), “JAG” (2000), “Star Trek: Voyager” (2000), “Angel” (2000), “The X Files” (2001), “UC: Undercover” (2001) and “Roswell,” to name a few. He also appeared in Luca Burcovici's movie “Luck of the Draw” (2000), was reunited with Tom Selleck for the TNT movie “Crossfire Trail” (2001), costarred with Treat Williams and Angie Everhart in “The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option” (2001), and appeared with Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton and Max von Sydow in the Steven Spielberg movie “Minority Report” (2002). He also starred as Elmore in the short comedy “Shotgun” (2003) and with Nate Richert and Danielle Fishel in the fantasy film “Game Box 1.0” (2004), which was co-directed by David Hillenbrand and Scott Hillenbrand.
In 2005, Kilpatrick portrayed Neil in the mystery “Chasing Ghosts,” starring Michael Madsen, Shannyn Sossamon, Gary Busey, Meat Loaf and Michael Rooker. He also appeared as Cesar Dabo in an episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” called “Big Middle,” Leonard Mattis in the “Blind Justice” episode “Marlon's Brando,” Dale Spalding in an episode of “24” and Vincent Perotta in “Natural Born Killer,” an episode of “Criminal Minds.
After a short break in 2006, Kilpatrick portrayed Paul Masters in the James Wood legal drama series “Shark” episode “Trial by Fire” (2007). He then appeared in the movie “Already Dead” (2007), opposite Ron Eldard and Til Schweiger. He went on to act in the television film “Wanna Be Me” (2008), costar with Dylan Purcell and Jeffrey Combs in the horror film “Parasomnia” (2008, directed and written by William Malone) and guest starred in “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” (2008) and “Chuck” (2008). In 2009, Kilpatrick made his producing debut with “Never Surrender,” an action film directed, co-scripted by and starring Hector Echavarria. He also played the role of Seifer in the film. The same year, the actor was cast as Detective Mullens in James Anthony Cotton's “The Confessional” and guest starred in “Cold Case,” “CSI: Miami” and “Nip/Tuck.”
In 2010, Kilpatrick worked on the short films “Fairly Criminal,” “U-2074” and “Hollywood Struggles Starring the Brentwood Girls.” He is set to play roles in upcoming films “DaZe: Vol. Too (sic) - NonSeNse” (2010), Andre Gordon's “Wedding Day” (2011, with David Koechner, Stephani Drapeau and André Gordon) and “Dante's Inferno Documented” (2011, with Jeff Conaway, Eric Roberts and Vincent Spano).