Patrick Collins

 

Patrick Collins is a veteran actor working non stop for 40 years, from the early years with The Jefferson’s, Little House On The Prairie, Give Me A Break, Welcome Back Kotter, Magnum PI, ER, Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere just to name a few.  Patrick also starred in Garry Marshall’s Young Doctors In Love, Exit 10, (winner of the New York Film Festival and the American Film Festival) The Emmy Award winning Juggler of Notre Dame and The Dirt Bike Kid, as well as many other supporting roles in many films.  He has guest starred on numerous episodes of Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, Law & Order Trial By Jury.  Patrick has appeared in a number of miniseries, most notably Blind Ambition with Martin Sheen and On Wings of Eagles with Burt Lancaster.  He has guest starred in over 140 episodic television shows.  More recently, Patrick has played the incarcerated Judge Prieur on Treme, the crooked Councilman on Lights Out and the exasperated Dean of Students in Obey The Giant, and numerous episodes of The Dave Chappelle Show.  He appeared on Broadway in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof with Ashley Judd and Ned Beatty.  Playing the part of Hal Payton in ‘a fish story’ was one of his most enjoyable, experiences, both personally and professionally.  Patrick’s face and voice might also be familiar from hundreds of commercials and voice-overs.