Robert Hammond Patrick, Jr. (born November 5, 1958) is an American actor. He is well known for his work in the Science Fiction genre, and is a Saturn Award winner.
Born in Marietta, Georgia, he is raised in Columbus, Ohio. He is the eldest of 5 children. One of his siblings is Richard Patrick, former Nine Inch Nails guitarist and current lead singer of bands Filter and Army of Anyone.
He dropped out of college when drama class sparked his interest in acting, receiving his first professional acting job in the 1986 TV film Eye of the Eagle. Since then, he went on to appear in supporting roles in various films and television series.
He is described as someone who has "developed a solid reputation within the industry", with critics, fans, and co-stars alike praising his "work ethic, personality, and consistent performances".
- 1990 Die Hard 2 as O'Reilly
- 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day as T-1000
- 1992 Wayne's World as T-1000
- 1993 Fire in the Sky as Mike Rogers
- 1993 Last Action Hero as T-1000
- 1994 Double Dragon as Koga Shuko
- 1996 Striptease as Darrell Grant
- 1997 Cop Land as Officer Jack Rucker
- 1998 The Faculty as Coach Joe Willis
- 1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money as Buck
- 2000 Spy Kids as Mr. Lisp
- 2004 Ladder 49 as Lenny Richter
- 2005 Walk the Line as Ray Cash
- 2006 Firewall as Gary Mitchell
- 2006 The Marine as Rome
- 2006 Flags of Our Fathers as Colonel Chandler Johnson
- 2007 Bridge to Terabithia as Jack Aarons
- 2007 Balls of Fury as Sgt. Pete Daytona
- 2011 Red Faction: Origins as Alec Mason
- 2012 Safe House as Daniel Kiefer
- 2013 Gangster Squad as Max Kennard
- 2013 Lovelace as John Boreman
- 2015 Lost After Dark as Mr. C
- 1995 The Outer Limits (1995) as Major John Skokes
- 2000 The Sopranos as David Scatino
- 2000-02 The X-Files as John Doggett
- 2004 Stargate Atlantis as Colonel Marshall Sumner
- 2005 Elvis as Vernon Presley
- 2006-09 The Unit as Colonel Tom Ryan
- 2012 Last Resort as Command Master Chief Petty Officer Joseph Prosser
- 2012-2014 True Blood as Jackson Herveaux
- 2013-14 Sons of Anarchy as President Les Packer
- 2014 From Dusk Till Dawn as Jacob Fuller
- 2014-18 Scorpion as Agent Cabe Gallow
- Badass Biker: Admittedly loves to ride motorcycles.
- Badass Bookworm: He has a major in accounting.
- Guttural Growler: He is known for his gravelly voice and southern accent.
- Happily Married: He and his wife are married since 1990.
- Star-Making Role: As T-1000.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He's 5'11, and most of the characters he play are aloof (some justified) Deadpan Snarkers.
- Two First Names: Robert and Patrick are commonly used as first names.
- What Could Have Been: Robert was offered the chance to come back for Terminator Genisys, but his bad hip and age would have prevented him from doing his own stunts, and he didn't want to tarnish his original performance.