Robert Patrick was born in Marietta, Georgia on November 5, 1958, to Robert and Nadine Patrick. Robert is the eldest of five children in the Patrick family. He has two sisters Karen and Cheri and two brothers Lewis and Richard. Richard Patrick also happens to be the lead singer for the band Filter, Robert has said he takes blame for his brothers scream, because when he was a kid he would steal his guitar. Yes, Robert is a self-proclaimed bully, at least during his younger years.
Robert has lived in Dayton, Cleveland, Detroit and Boston.
In high school, Robert played basketball. When he attended Bowling State University in Ohio, he played football. In his freshman year, he linebacker for the varsity team.
When Robert was 26 years old, he almost drowned in Lake Erie. He swam back to shore for three hours, he swore to himself if he made it back alive, he would do something with his life, that he would move to California and become an actor. Obviously, he survived the three hour swim.
It was 1984 when Robert moved out to Los Angeles, he started out acting in small films that were shot sometimes in a matter of a few weeks. It was during the making of one of these films that he met his future wife Barbara Hooper.
In 1991, Robert starred in James Cameron's blockbuster hit "Terminator 2: Judgement Day". At that point, the film was the highlight of his career. Since Robert gained more exposure, he was offered larger parts in films after T2.
It was during the filming of T2 in 1990, that Robert and Barbara married. They currently live in Los Angeles and have a son, Samuel, and a daughter, Austin.
In 2000, the producers of the FOX series "The X-Files" were in need of an actor to portray their newest character, Special Agent John Doggett. Chris Carter remembered Robert from when he auditioned for a role on "Harsh Realm" (in which Robert's friend, D.B. Sweeney, got cast due to Robert being unavailable at the time they needed him to film the series).
Carter auditioned over 70 actors for the Doggett role and remained determined to get Robert Patrick. In July of 2000, Robert was cast as the new male lead on "The X-Files". He stayed with the show until it's final season (2001-2002).
Robert enjoys working on tv shows because it gives him more time with his wife and children.
In 2001, Robert was named one of TV Guide's Ten Sexiest Men of SciFi.
1992 Nominated for MTV Movie Award for T2
12-06-01 Saturn Award
Category: Best Actor in a TV show as John Doggett on "The X-Files"
2002 Nominated for Saturn Award for his role of John Doggett on "The X-Files"