Melrose Place Guy
"Any time you can make a living doing something artistic, you're very fortunate. There's no finish line. As an actor, you can keep getting better, working with different actors and directors, pushing yourself into more challenging roles." Patrick Muldoon.
Soap opera hunk Patrick Muldoon entered the business as a model for Calvin Klein jeans campaigns and first came to TV viewers' attention as Austin Reed (1992-1995) on NBC's "Days of Our Lives," which won him a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer.
After his star-making turn as businessman-turned-rapist Richard Hart (1995-1996) on the hit Fox nighttime soap "Melrose Place," Muldoon quickly segued to the big screen, appearing in the films like "Starship Troopers" (1997), "Wicked" (1998), "The Second Arrival" (1998), "Red Team" (1999), "Stigmata" (1999), "Chain of Command" (2000), "Whacked!" (2002), "Blackwoods" (2002), "Bad Karma" (2002), "Heart of America" (2003), and "Military Intelligence and You!" (2006).
He will next be seen in the upcoming films "Repo," "Japan," "Broken Angel," and "Noah's Ark: The New Beginning" (voice).
The handsome 6' 2" actor with dark hair was one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world (1996). He dated Denise Richards briefly in 1998.
USC Football Star
Childhood and Family:
Born in the Los Angeles waterfront district of San Pedro on September 27, 1968, William Patrick Muldoon III grew up in Rolling Hills Estates, California. His mother, Deanna Muldoon, is a Croat, and his father, William Patrick Muldoon Jr., is an Irish-American lifeguard. His younger sister, Shana Muldoon (born in 1978), works as an actress and has appeared in the NBC primetime teen drama/teen soap opera "Malibu Shores."
Graduating from Loyola (Jesuit) High School, Patrick went to the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California, and received his BA degree in English and communications in 1991. A member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, Patrick garnered two Rose Bowl rings as a member of the USC Trojan football team.
He studies acting with Susan Batson and is trying to get his next belt in Krav Maga, an eclectic self-defense and military hand-to-hand combat system developed in Israel. Patrick, whose secret love is writing music, is also the lead singer for a rock band called “The Sleeping Masses.”
Days of Our Lives
While studying at the University of Southern California, Patrick Muldoon began modeling as a way to break into acting. After posing for "Men of U.S.C." college calendar in the late 80s, he was offered to model for Calvin Klein jeans campaigns.
However, Muldoon thought that modeling really wasn't for him, and subsequently tried acting with encouragement of his girlfriend. On the first day in his acting class, he was bitten by the acting bug almost immediately and knew he had found what he wanted to do.
In the early 1990s, Muldoon began appearing on television, with a recurring role as Matt on the ABC sitcom "Who's the Boss?" He followed it up with more recurring roles in the NBC sitcom "Saved by the Bell," as Jeffrey Hunter (1991), and in the NBC daytime serial "Days of Our Lives," as Austin Reed (1992-1995). His performance in the latter show won him a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer.
Meanwhile, Muldoon was spotted as a guest in an episode of the CBS crime/drama "Silk Stalkings," and appeared in made-for-television movies related to his show "Days of Our Lives," including "Night Sins" (1993) and "Winter Heat" (1994). He also made a feature debut in the direct-to-video, martial arts film, "Rage & Honor II: Hostile Takeover" (1993), alongside Cynthia Rothrock and Richard Norton.
From 1995 to 1996, Muldoon appeared in a recurring role as businessman-turned-rapist Richard Hart in the popular Fox primetime soap opera "Melrose Place." During this time, he co-starred with Stephen Baldwin and Bai Ling in Showtime's soft core/comedy movie, "Dead Weekend" (1995), and starred as a young man looking for his father who befriends with a former stripper (played by Tori Spelling), in the thriller TV movie "Deadly Pursuits" (1996).
After "Melrose Place," Muldoon found more jobs on the big screen. He was cast as Casper Van Dien's high school football rival and Denise Richards' love interest in Paul Verhoeven's Oscar-nominated film adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's 1959 sci-fi novel, "Starship Troopers" (1997), as Lawson Smith in Michael Steinberg's thriller starring Julia Stiles, "Wicked" (1998), and played the lead role of a computer hacker who learns of the plot of the backwards-kneed aliens to take over the Earth, in Kevin Tenney's sci-fi/thriller "The Second Arrival" (1998).
Muldoon returned to TV movie as a gas station attendant chases escaped convicts who have abducted his girlfriend (played by Amelia Heinle), only to be blamed for her father's (played by Rex Linn) murder, in "Black Cat Run" (1998). He then went back to the big screen and starred in Jeremy Haft's thriller "Red Team" (1999). That same year, he also supported Patricia Arquette and Gabriel Byrne in Rupert Wainwright's psychological thriller, "Stigmata."
Entering the new millennium, Muldoon co-starred as one of the secret service agents who must retrieve the briefcase allowing the President control of America's nuclear arsenal, in John Terlesky's action/thriller film "Chain of Command," and acted opposite Antonio Sabato Jr. in the action/drama telepic "Final Ascent."
In 2002, Muldoon made three films, "Whacked!," an action/comedy by James Bruce in which he co-starred with Carmen Electra, "Blackwoods," Uwe Boll's psychological thriller in which he starred as a man haunted by the death of a girl from a car accident he caused years ago (Keegan Connor Tracy played his girlfriend), and "Bad Karma," John Hough's film version of Douglas Clegg's horror/thriller novel in which he played the psychiatrist terrorized by his mental patient as she believes he is the reincarnation of Jack the Ripper.
He also appeared on television, starring as an outspoken security agent who is forced to team with a sexy NASA scientist (played by Theresa Russell) to capture a murderous creature on the loose, in the sci-fi/horror TV movie "Project Viper."
After appearing in the film "Heart of America" (2003), Muldoon could be seen in the TV movie "A Boyfriend for Christmas" (2004) and in the family/drama video "Miracle Dogs Too" (2006). He played Major Nick Reed in the movie "Military Intelligence and You!" (2006) and co-starred with Robert Mandan, Jayne Brook, Mili Avital, Diane Venora, Lawrence Pressman in the play "King Lear" at Electric Lodge (Venice, California; July-September 2006). In 2007, TV viewers could catch him in the made-for-television movies "Ice Spiders" and "Point of Entry."
Muldoon has completed his upcoming films, "Repo" and "Japan." He will soon wrap "Broken Angel" and will provide his voice to character Shem in the upcoming "Noah's Ark: The New Beginning."
Soap Opera Digest: Outstanding Male Newcomer, "Days of Our Lives," 1994