Robert Patrick

Robert Patrick


11/5/1958, Marietta, Georgia

Birth Name

Robert Hammond Patrick Jr.


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Best known for his performance as the "T-1000" in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Robert's film career has spanned an impressive range of roles. After moving to Hollywood in 1984, he performed in the play Go and was discovered by a casting director for Roger Corman's production company. He…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Robert narrated the Spike TV show, "Disorderly Conduct: Video on Patrol".

    • In September of 2011 Robert did some back up vocals on Michael Wainwright's 2nd album "The Circus Is Coming To Town". Robert's track is the title song "The Circus Is Coming To Town".

    • Robert has five tattos: The one on the left side of his chest has his wife and kids' names on it. The one on the right side of his chest is of skulls. The one that is on his back (that reaches almost shoulder to shoulder) is of an Eagle. He has a design that says "Freedom" on his right shoulder and the Lemont Clan family crest on his left shoulder. 

    • Some of Robert's favorite singers are: Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams, and Steve Earle.

    • Robert was Prom King at Farmington High School in 1977.

    • Robert does the "Rolling Thunder" motorcycle event each year, riding his motorcycle from Los Angeles to Washington DC and taking part in the ride to honor veterans. 2012 was the first year that Robert was unable to take part in this ride.

    • Robert is one of the only actors in Hollywood to be "killed" on screen by all of the owners of Planet Hollywood. By Bruce Willis in "Die Hard". By Sylvester Stallone in "Cop Land". By Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Terminator 2" and by Demi Moore in "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle."

    • Robert recently made a guest star appearance in the Pilot for the new ABC Thriller, "Last Resort". He has now been added as a regular character for the show which will air Thursdays at 8 this fall.

    • Robert is the current president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Boozefighters motorcycle club. The chapter is most commonly known as BFMC 101. They just celebrated their 5th anniversary as a club.

    • Robert Patrick was recently in the movie The Marine with Kelly Carlson.

    • Made an episode of The Outer Limits (1995), season one: Quality of Mercy. He played a pilot captured by aliens.

    • He reprised his Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) character, the T-1000, for the theme park attraction T2-3D, a short film filmed in a new 3-D process that makes the film really appear to jump out at you.

    • He beat out Lou Diamond Phillips, Bruce Campbell, and Hart Bochner for the role of John Doggett in The X-Files.

    • He had a production society named 360 Entertainment.

    • He had a boat accident with his brother.

    • He studied accountancy.

    • When he was young, he was a quarreler.

    • Many references in The X-Files are about his role in Terminator 2 as the T-1000.

    • He played a coach in the movie The Faculty.

    • Almost every year, he does the Love Ride, an annual motorbike race that raises money for charities.

    • He is married to actress Barbara Patrick who appeared with him in some of his films such as Zero Tolerance, and as Barbara Doggett in two episodes of The X-Files.

    • His brother Richard Patrick is the lead singer of the band Filter.

    • He was a track and field and American football athlete at Bowling Green State University.

    • Immediately after being cast in Terminator 2, Patrick took a martial-arts crash course, then began exhaustive strength, endurance, and weapons-training sessions. "For three months," he says, "all I did was sleep, eat, take vitamins, and train."

    • He enjoys riding motorcycles.

    • During his first 10 years in the film business in which Patrick was a struggling actor in "B" movies, his pay was so meager that he had to supplement it by bartending at night.

    • In the mid to late 80s lived in the same Los Angeles complex with other famous neighbors such as Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), and Cynthia Ettinger (Deadwood, Silence of the Lambs).

    • He frequently plays characters who are involved in law enforcement or the military. Among Patrick's roles, he has played four different "Colonels."

    • The appearance of character Dale Gribble from the animated series King of the Hill (1997) is based on Patrick.

    • He frequently plays corrupt, homicidal, or unfriendly characters due to his intense presence and cold blue eyes.

    • His wife is Barbara Patrick. (24 November 1990 - present)

    • Robert is the brother of Richard, Cheri, Karen and Lewis Patrick.

    • He is the son of Robert and Nadine Patrick.

    • His height is 5'11½" (1.82m).

    • He had a cameo in the movie Wayne's World (1992) as his character of the liquid metal man from Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).

    • His brother is Richard Patrick (II), who is the lead singer of Filter and former guitarist for Nine Inch Nails.

    • He has two children, a daughter Austin, and a son Samuel.

  • Quotes

    • Robert Patrick: You can't think about how people will perceive you or your character. All you can do is focus on your work. The rest is up to the universe.

    • Robert Patrick: I've been acting for 16 years. I've done 55 movies and, in all seriousness, there's maybe five that are good and the rest are crap.

    • Robert Patrick: I am enjoying playing humans a little bit more now.

    • Robert Patrick: I'm the kind of actor that talks to myself in a weird way to find whoever it is I'm looking for.

    • Robert Patrick: I love acting, period. If I'm going to get hired as a psycho, by God I'll take the job.

    • Robert Patrick: I think every experience you have working with people you admire and respect really enriches you as an artist.

    • Robert Patrick: I think 90% of acting is makeup and wardrobe. The other 10% is what I do here in my office, bouncing off the walls.

    • Robert Patrick: Acting is the only thing I have to offer so a day doesn't go by when I don't stop and appreciate this." - On Success.

    • Robert Patrick: It was the same kind of teamwork, a brotherhood, and we were all working for a common goal, so the analogy is right in line. It's funny because we've all become really good friends. I see Jay every morning, we talk, we hang out, we go to our kids' birthday parties together. He's a brother. He's a lifelong friend and this movie is the reason. It's like that with JT [John Travolta], we hang out, go over to JT's house, likewise with Balthazar Getty, Morris Chestnut, Joaquin, we're all a close-knit group. And that doesn't happen in every movie. That's a unique thing.

  • Agent Doggett.

    Robert Patrick (born November 5, 1958 in Marietta, Georgia, USA) is an American actor. He was a track and field and American football athlete at Bowling Green State University.

    He is the brother of Filter lead singer Richard Patrick. He is married to actress Barbara Patrick who appeared with him in some of his films such as Zero Tolerance and as Barbara Doggett in two episodes of The X-Files. He has a daughter (Austin) and a son (Samuel). Almost every year, he does the Love Ride, an annual motorbike race that raises money for charities.

    Patrick shot to fame by starring opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day. He played the T-1000, a Terminator that assumed human form but was made of a substance that could imitate anything it touched; his character fought against Schwarzenegger's now 'good' T-800.

    Patrick also became well-known on the small screen in his role as Agent John Doggett from 2000 to 2002 in the final two seasons of The X-Files.

    More recently, in 2005's Walk the Line, Robert Patrick plays the abusive father of Johnny Cash.moreless
  • Great underrated actor!

    I think that Robert Patrick should have been given more stuff and that the quality stuff that people are passing him by with. We first saw him in the Terminator 2 movie but then, he has mainly done unforgettable films. But he did have a plum role doing the unthinkable and replacing David Duchovny for the next couple of seasons on the X-Files until the end. Sure he was no Duchovny as he had to make the role of Agent John Doggett and take it as his own role. He can play either good or bad roles. He is very versatile. Now if Hollywood would take notice.moreless