Patrick Gorman

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Advisory Board Member: for 9th,10th annual LA Music Awards

Patrick has appeared as a performer in almost all phases of entertainment. He was born in Visalia, California. Although he’s been in SAG over 50 years, he began his professional career as a dancer. He was with Judy Garland at the Palace on Broadway and Donald O’Connor and Sammy Davis Jr. in Las Vegas. After his military service, he was a clown at the Cirque Medrano (in Paris, France) and was the only American in “How To Succed In Business Without Really Trying” (also in Paris). Patrick performed in television, film and stage in France before appearing in Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival. He has appeared on and off-Broadway and spent time in such prestigious repertory companies as Seattle Rep, ACT (San Francisco) and Actor’s Theatre Louisville, among others. His two favorite roles in theatre were “Truffaldino” in “The Servant of Two Masters” and the prosecuting attorney in “In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer”, both at Seattle Rep. In television and film, his favorites are “Jacques Du Bois”, the arrogant French fencer on Happy Days: The Duel (1979) and “Major General John Bell Hood” in the films, Gettysburg (1993) and Gods and Generals (2003). Patrick still trains, is a Black Belt in Aikido and, along with acting, his passions are poker, chess, Japanese calligraphy and the Foreign Language Committee for the Oscars.

Patrick Gorman is an American theatre, film and television actor (birth name, Patrick O. Gorman, “O” is initial only, no middle name).

Gorman spent 8 years in the military and had extensive acting training including studies in Paris, France. While in Paris he had a stint in the Cirque Medrano as a clown. He has a background in musical comedy performing in Judy Garland’s act around the country and at the Palace Theatre (Broadway) in New York City. Some of his more memorable appearances in film include the 1975 film Three Days of the Condor, 1993’s war epic Gettysburg, 1995’s Wild Bill, 1997’s Rough Riders and his reprisal of the role of Confederate General John Bell Hood in the 2003 film Gods and Generals. His television credits include the 1981 Masada, Renegade, Happy Days, MacGyver, The Drew Carey Show and most recently in 2013 appearances in episodes of NCIS:LA and recurring in Sleepy Hollow.

Personal life[edit]
Patrick retains his work-ethic from dance and still trains in Aikido and was awarded his 4th Degree Black Belt in May of 2015. He coaches young actors and returning Vets in his spare time. He is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Student Academy Awards. His other passions are poker, chess, Japanese calligraphy and the Foreign Language Committee for the Oscars.