Patrick is the youngest, yet only son, of 2 children. He wanted to become a professional athlete, however his involvement in his high school's drama department led him to apply to the Professional Actors Training Program at the University of Washington, Seattle. He was one of 12 people accepted. He ruptured both of his vocal cords during his senior year of college, but he created the position of actor-in-residence. Around this time he met his wife, Carlyn, a ballet dancer with the First Chamber Dance Company of New York. The couple married in a Buddhist temple in 1974.
The couple moved to Hollywood, where he drove a florist's delivery truck, and landed small roles in film and television. In 1976, Patrick landed the role of Mark Harris in the TV series The Man from Atlantis. Two years later he won the role of Bobby Ewing on Dallas.
Patrick has two sons, Padriac and Connor. Unfortunately, Patrick's parents were murdered by 2 teenagers who raided their tavern in Montana about the time he started work on Dallas. … Expand