Will Patton - Details


A creative and diverse performer, Patton has played a wide variety of roles from an overzealous congressional aide in No Way Out to a sensitive and charming man in The Rapture.

Patton began his career in New York after moving there from his native Charleston, South Carolina. He attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and also studied with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio and with Joseph Chaikin at the Open Theatre in New York.

Patton has appeared in over 40 off-Broadway plays. He has won three Obie Awards, one in 1982 for his role in Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love at the Circle Repertory, another several years later for his part in What Did He See? at the Public Theatre and a third for Best Ensemble with the cast from Tourist and Refugees #2. He also won Villager Awards for his roles in Dark Ride, Goose and Tomtom. He recently starred in the world premiere of Don DeLillo’s play, Valparaiso, at the ART in Boston.

His first vehicle was a motorcycle. Not really a car buff, Patton spent more time driving trucks when he was a youth.


  • 14th June 1954 - Birth