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Patrick Wilson

Patrick Wilson, November 2008
Born Patrick Joseph Wilson
July 3, 1973 (1973-07-03) (age 36)
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Occupation Actor/Singer
Years active 1996–present

Patrick Joseph Wilson (born July 3, 1973) is an American actor and singer.


Personal life

Wilson was born in Norfolk, Virginia to Mary K. Wilson, a voice teacher and professional singer, and John Wilson, who works as news anchor for Fox affiliate WTVT in Tampa, Florida. John Wilson was the news anchor at WAVY TV in Portsmouth, Virginia at the time of Patrick's birth. Wilson's brother, Mark, also works at WTVT in Tampa as a news anchor and reporter.[1][2] His other brother, Paul, runs a successful media relations/advertising company in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area.

Wilson graduated from Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, Florida and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

On 18 June 2005, Wilson married Polish-American actress Dagmara Dominczyk, also a Carnegie Mellon graduate. (He graduated in 1995 with a drama degree; she graduated in 1998.) They have two sons, Kalin Patrick (b. 23 June 2006), and Kassian McCarrel (b. 9 August 2009).[3]


Wilson won critical acclaim for his performance in Mike Nichols' 2003 drama HBO mini-series Angels in America. He received both a Golden Globe nomination and an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He played Joe Pitt, a Mormon, Republican and sexually confused, but in the end, gay lawyer.

Next he appeared in The Alamo in 2004. In the same year, he appeared in The Phantom of the Opera. He starred alongside Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum.

In 2006, he had his first star billing film role when he was cast to play Brad Adamson in Todd Field's Little Children opposite Kate Winslet.

That same year he appeared in the Golden Globe-nominated Running With Scissors as Michael Shephard; the film was an adaptation of Augusten Burroughs's best-selling memoir of the same name.[4] Note: He plays an IRS Agent and appears on screen for approximately 30 seconds.

In 2008, he starred in Neil LaBute's Lakeview Terrace as Chris Mattson opposite Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington and Jay Hernandez.

Wilson plays Nite Owl II/Dan Dreiberg in Zack Snyder's 2009 film adaptation of the graphic novel Watchmen. For this role he had to gain 25 pounds[5] after filming flashback scenes as the slimmer Nite Owl II. This film reunited Wilson with his Little Children co-star Jackie Earle Haley.

Wilson was recently confirmed to voice a variety of villains in the feature Buggs P.I. with Ben Stiller, Will Arnett and (rumoured) Dolph Lundgren.

Theater credits

  • Carousel 1996 (National Tour - Billy Bigelow)
  • Bright Lights, Big City 1999 (Off-Broadway - Jamie) (Drama League Award)
  • Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm 1999 (Broadway - Ensemble) (Drama League Award)
  • The Full Monty 2001 (Broadway - Jerry Lukowski) (Tony Award Nomination, Drama League Award)
  • Oklahoma! (revival) 2002 (Broadway - Curly) (Tony Award nomination)
  • Barefoot in the Park (revival) 2006 (Broadway - Paul Bratter)
  • All My Sons (revival) 2008 (Broadway - Chris Keller) (Limited run 10/16/08-1/11/09)


Year Title Role Notes
2001 My Sister's Wedding Quinn Never released.
2003 Angels in America Joe Pitt HBO miniseries
2004 The Alamo Colonel William Travis
The Phantom of the Opera Raoul, Le Vicomte de Chagny
2005 Hard Candy Jeff Kohlver
2006 Little Children Brad Adamson
Running with Scissors Michael Shephard
2007 Evening Harris Arden
Purple Violets Brian Callahan
Brothers Three: An American Gothic Peter
2008 Life in Flight Will Sargent
Lakeview Terrace Chris Mattson
Passengers Eric Clark
2009 Watchmen Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl II
Barry Munday Barry Munday post-production
2010 The Switch Roland post-production
Morning Glory Adam Bennett post-production
The A-Team Lynch post-production

Commercials and television work

He sang "The Street Where You Live" from My Fair Lady for Julie Andrews' awards ceremony when she received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2001.

In 2006, Wilson narrated a PBS documentary Tampa Bay: Living Legacy, a one-hour film about Florida’s largest open-water estuary. It aired in November 2006 in the Florida area.

In March 2007, Wilson appeared with his Evening costar Claire Danes in a television commercial for Gap in which the pair dances to the song "Anything You Can Do" from the musical Annie Get Your Gun.

In August 2007, Wilson appeared in an advertising campaign for "Broadway Across America", the theatrical brand of LiveNation, that was returning to St. Petersburg, Florida, following a decade-long absence. The campaign included a television commercial and associated billboards.

In March 2009, Wilson was a "guest voice" on the Fox Network's animated series "American Dad". Season 4, Episode 15: "Wife Insurance".[6]


Cast Recordings

  • Allegro (2009) (Studio Cast Recording)
  • Bright Lights, Big City (2005) (Studio Cast Recording)
  • The Full Monty (2001) (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
  • Dreamgirls In Concert (as "Film Executive")(2001) (Concert Cast Recording)
  • Tenderloin (2000) (Encores Concert Cast Recording)
  • Lucky in the Rain (2000) (Studio Cast Recording)
  • Terrence Mann's "Romeo & Juliet-The Musical from William Shakespeare" (1999)


  • Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

Audio Books

  • Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway (2006) Audio Book (Simon & Schuster)
  • The Ruins by Scott Smith (2006) Audio Book (Simon & Schuster)


  • "Every Day is a Holiday" ( 2009) Christmas Album by Mary McBride. Patrick performs duet on "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
  • Lucky ( 2004) Compilation CD by Gary Kline. Patrick sings on a medley duet
  • Broadway Cares: Home for the Holidays (2001) "We Need a Little Christmas"
  • "The Dreams in You" (2001) Single-song CD by 24 Broadway stars

Teaching Aspiring Actors

As an alumnus of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and through professional connections, Wilson is involved in presenting workshops and master classes to students at that school.

He has been a featured speaker at other member schools of the Consortium of Conservatory Theatre Training Programs.

He is a Master Class Artist for the Broadway Theatre Project which is held each July in Tampa, Florida.

Wilson is a member of the Collective of Artists for Moveable Arts which provides workshops and educational events for young artists between school and the start of a professional career.

In 2009, he was a panelist and a teacher at the Actors Workshop of the Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Charities and Benefits

Patrick Wilson has been involved with many charities and benefits. Some examples are:

  • Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids (BC/EFA) Annual Flea Market and Grand Auction
  • Broadway Barks 4 (July 2002)
  • The Actors Fund All-star reading of Sunset Boulevard (April 2004)[7]
  • Hurricane Victims Benefit in Tampa, Florida (January 2005)[8]
  • Matthew Shepard Foundation: Embrace Concert (February 2005)
  • Celebrity Benefit for Hurricane Relief (September 2005)[9]
  • Broadway Meets Country (November 2005) Fundraiser for The Actors' Fund of America, and the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina.[10]
  • Rockers on Broadway: Rockers at the Cutting Room (July 2006)
  • Motion Picture & Television Fund: A Fine Romance Concert (November 2006)[11]
  • The Academy of American Poets: Poetry & the Creative Mind] (April 2007)[12]
  • MCC Theater Miscast 2008 Concert (March 2008)[13]
  • Stand Up To Cancer Celebrity Ambassador (May 2009)[14]


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