Scott Patterson: In the Limelight
Since Gilmore Girls is ending forever (sniff), I guess it's time we get to know Patterson a bit more as it may help us prepare for what he'll do next.
The 49-year-old actor was born in Philadelphia on September 11, 1958, but was raised in New Jersey. The actor studied comparative literature, but eventually dropped out in favor of baseball. Between 1980 and 1988, Patterson was drafted into the minor leagues as a pitcher where he played with the New York Yankees, the Atlanta Braves and the Texas Rangers (some sources also list the Los Angeles Dodgers) before ending his baseball career. He eventually studied acting with Robert Lewis and Sondra Lee, two renowned New York acting coaches. He even worked at The Actors Studio where he appeared in many stage productions.
He really started to work on TV and in movies in the early 1990s. TV fans may remember him portraying Billy, a man deemed "sponge worthy" by Elaine, on the famous Seinfeld episode "The Sponge." He also made guest appearances on many other TV series such as Silk Stalkings, Arli$$ and Will & Grace. Most of his guest starring roles consisted of him romancing one of the leading ladies. He also voices the character of Lieutenant Farraday in the animated series Justice League Unlimited.
Scott Patterson also appeared in various movies such as Little Big League (a movie that would keep him in his element: baseball) and Three Wishes with Patrick Swayze. He also starred in various made-for-TV and independent movies. In September 2007, fans will be able to see Patterson in Her Best Move, a family comedy about 15-year-old soccer prodigy Sara Davis. According to IMDb.com, he is rumored to appear in Saw IV.
The actor also has musical talents. According to Wikipedia, he co-founded a soft-rock band The Happy Birthdays with host Marc Summers.
To learn more about the actor, visit the following sites: Scott Patterson's IMDb page, Scott Patterson's Wikipedia page and Simply... Scott Patterson. The actor can be seen in the final episode of The CW's Gilmore Girls airing tonight.