Will Patton | Biography
William Rankin Patton, popularly known by his professional name Will Patton is an American actor for the big and small screen and theaters. Currently, he stars as Colonel Dan Weaver in the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies. He celebrates his birthday every year on June 14 and was born in the year 1954. He has also appeared in films such as Gone in 60 Seconds, The Punisher and Armageddon.
He is a native of Charleston, South California, United States of America as he was born and spent most of his early life in there. His father, Bill Patton, was a playwright, acting and directing instructor and a Lutheran minister serving as a Chaplain at Duke University. Patton’s parents ran a foster home in a farm for wayward teenagers and it was in those farms, Patton was raised. He went North Carolina School of Arts in Winston-Salem and then trained at The Actors' Studio in New York City, New York with Joseph Chaiken.
Patton started his career with the theaters and is the proud owner of two Obie Awards for best actor which he won for his outstanding performances in the Public Theater production of What Did He See? and Sam Shepard's play Fool for Love. His first major film was No Way Out and had a significant role in the film. For his portrayal of General Bethlehem in The Postman, he was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also portrayed FBI agent Melvin Purvis in the 1991 made-for-television film Dillinger and coach Bill Yoast in Remember the Titans. Will voiced for the audio version of The Assault on Reason by Al Gore, and also gave his voice to Alan Wilson on the TV show 24. In 2011, he landed the role of Colonel Weaver in the TNT sci-fi television series Falling Skies, executive produced by Steven Spielberg and has been portraying the character ever since. His recent work can be seen in Numb3rs, 24, CSI Grant vs. Lee, and many others. Besides that, he also narrates audio books and narrated over forty audio books.
Patton is among those celebrities who prefer to keep their personal lives under the wraps. He has not yet revealed any of his past relationships. Also it is hard to know if he has been dating anyone or has a girlfriend. Whether he is married or had a divorce is also not known. When it comes to his private life he likes to stay tight lipped about it. Some rumors some flying down about his relationships but he makes no comment about it and leaves it to be speculated by the media and people. He seems to be focusing much on his professional life that he has little or no time left for his personal life. However, his fans would love to see his getting married to the love of his life.
The talented actor stands tall at the height of 5 feet and 10 and a half inch. He usually plays the right hand man of the lead characters and has a deep voice with southern accent. His great acting over the years has garnered large number of fans who genuinely admire him for the excellent work he does. In the years to come, he still has much more to give to the industry and is keeping himself busy with various projects that will be coming up soon. More information on him is available on his recent and detailed biography on Wiki and IMDb website. He is also an active user of his Twitter account, updating it regularly with his frequent posts and tweets. His followers can get up close with him through his Twitter account.