Patterson joins Aliens in America
Aliens in America focuses on the friendship between two sixteen year olds: an American high school, Justin Tolchuk (Dan Byrd) and his friend, a Muslim exchange student named Raja Musharaff (Adhir Kalyan). Patterson will play Gary, Justin's father. He's taking over the role from Patrick Breen, who portrayed the father in the pilot episode.
There's no word on why Breen was replaced, though I would assume they wanted to go with someone a bit more appealing to the ladies. Of course, maybe Breen is appealing to some women, I wouldn't know, not being a lady and all.
Patterson will also be appearing in the movie Saw IV.