One of the finest screen/television character actors of his generation, playing against a spectrum of Hollywood’s leading action heroes, Patrick Kilpatrick’s entertainment career has spanned more than 170 films and television shows as lead actor, producer, screen writer, director, and global entertainment teacher- from “Minority Report” with Tom Cruise to “Dark Angel” with Jessica Alba, from the largest production in Public Broadcasting history to the Los Angeles Theater Center with John Goodman and Academy Award winning British director Tony Richardson in Shakespeare’s “Anthony and Cleopatra”. He has appeared in over 75 hit TV shows such as “24”, “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” and all “CSI”.
His action film villain appearances embrace a multitude of genres and an international Who’s Who of directors, writers, production talent and leading men and women of the last quarter century. The Replacement Killers (1998 – director Antoine Fuqua) against Yun-Fat Chow, Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Caan in Eraser (1996 – Chuck Russell), Last Man Standing (1996 – Walter Hill), opposite Bruce Willis, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995- Geoff Murphy), opposite Steven Segal, The Presidio (1988) – Peter Hyams), opposite Sean Connery and Mark Harmon, two award-winning and highly rated original cable westerns opposite Tom Selleck, Last Stand at Saber River (1997- Elmore Leonard) and Crossfire Trail (2001), one western opposite Sam Elliot and Kate Capshaw HBO’s Premiere Films adaptation of Louis L’Amour’s The Quick and the Dead (1987), and the ever-popular action mainstay Death Warrant (1990) opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme, as “The Sandman”. He has even done battle with the largest mammal on earth in Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997).
In one 18-month period Kilpatrick did five major studio films, two independents and 27 television guest star spots on 18 different shows – among them “Criminal Minds”, James Woods “Shark”, “BoomTown”, and “Cold Case”. A record that remains to this day of audition prowess.
His further and recent work includes the film Parasomnia from director Bill Malone (“Fear.com”, “House on Haunted Hill)”, “Nip/Tuck”, “Chuck”, “Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles”, “Burn Notice”, all NCIS franchises and the film “American Violence” with UFC Light Heavyweight Champion of the World Stipe Miocic.
Graduating from University of Richmond with a BA in English/History/Teaching he attended New York University’s Professional Film and Television Graduate Program.
Professionally first as an advertising writer, journalist, creative director and on-air reporter for 11- time Emmy winning “What’s Happening America”, Patrick worked for nearly every major magazine and ad agency in New York – TIME Inc., Playboy, Rolling Stone and Sports Illustrated to Interview, Life Magazine, Cycling, Sailing, Popular Photography, Modern Bride, Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, Luxe Magazine, Quest ’78, Popular Mechanics and Psychology Today, etc.
Interspersed he created full spectrum print and media productions for glamour fashion icons such as Givenchy and Maud Frizon while body guarding Jefferson Airplane, Jethro Tull, the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Procol Harem, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Rod Stewart, Steve Marriot and Humble Pie, Jeff Beck, etc. He served from ’78 to ’80 as a foreign correspondent in Columbia and Venezuela and was responsible for the creation of mass mailing packages for Publishers Clearinghouse in the states.
On sabbatical from TIME to write a novel he transitioned to play-writing. Kilpatrick directed/assistant directed off and on Broadway, the West End of London and was a founding member of Divine Theater in New York City. His play “Zone of Bells/Room of See Saws”, starring him and iconic acting teacher/Academy Award nominee Bill Hickey premiered at the 1984 East Village Arts Festival. His appearance in “Linda Her and The Fairy Garden” at NYC’s prestigious Second Stage catapulted him into mainstream TV and film beginning with Nicholas Roeg’s masterpiece “Insignificance”, the global cult film “Toxic Avenger”, and the largest production in the history of PBS “Roanoak”.
Since 1987 in between international film and television appearances he has been scriptwriter and producer consultant on a multitude of pictures.
Kilpatrick is president and CEO of Uncommon Dialogue Films, Inc. (UDF) (founded 2005) – a full service event/script, casting, film and media service company – idea inception to global return on investment realization. His producing/fund raising/film financing and production background has taken him from Fiji to the London Stock Exchange for the presentation of investment film slates. Until a military coup toppled the Fijian government he was briefly named founder of the University of Pacific Film and Theater program.
He has taught acting, auditioning, directing, producing and film distribution, Men in the Movies, Star Trek and Stage Combat at the University of Wisconsin (Whitewater) and Hampton Sydney College in Virginia and at the Texas Theater Center in Dallas/Fort Worth. Kilpatrick has prepared full film school curriculum for the governments of Brazil and Nigeria while privately and group entertainment coaching in Los Angeles and via Skype.
The Uncommon Dialogue Film Mentorship Program – under his directorship and chief instruction, utilizing his “Deliver the Goods” Curriculum – has coached countless students from beginners to active professionals in all phases of entertainment warrior status while guiding each to agency representation and self-production.
He was invited by New York Film Academy Veterans Advancement Program to present a Master Class on Oct. 13, 2017.
He has in the past partnered with Los Angeles Film Academy for his charitable event The Hollywood Celebrity Sporting Clays Invitational that raises money for wounded warriors and City of Hope Hospital.
He is appearing in theaters, stores and Netflix in “American Violence” and “Assassin X”, “Cops and Robbers” with UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quentin Rampage Jackson, “Black Water” with Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren. Upcoming “Catalyst” and “Night Walk” filmed in Casablanca, Morocco- also as invited teacher in Marrakesh.
Kilpatrick is additionally in post-production as director, producer and lead in the feature film “Active Shooter”, and as director/producer/actor of “Lady Pirates!” and “Naked Warriors” in pre-production. and is in pre-production and for “Burnoff” as co-director/writer/producer and star as the President of the United States.
Kilpatrick is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2015 Action on Film Festival in Los Angeles (Best Picture “Assassin X”) and the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Professional Achievement Award from his Alma Mater – The Gilbert School in Winsted, Connecticut. He was that school’s graduate guest speaker spring 2017.
His memoir of 30 years Dying For Living: Sins and Confession of a Hollywood Villain and Libertine Patriot Vol. 1 – Upbringing was published by Boulevard Books (NYC) on Oct.1, 2018 and was launched Oct. 3, 2018 at the National Press Club and Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Vol. 2 Dying for Living: Wasted Talent in the Valley of Debacle is set for publication February 14th, 2019. He is on a book tour throughout America and his works are available in digital, hardcover, softcover and audio version on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com, autographed copies via PatrickKilpatrick.com and at the numerous signings through America and particularly Los Angeles – updated listings on PatrickKilpatrick.com.
As a voiceover performer he has appeared as the voice of Sailplane Grand Prix, the narrator of the Olympic IMAX movie, and as political VO for candidates Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) and Mayor of Miami/Governor candidate Florida’s Phillip Levine (D).
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