Date of Birth : Jun 17th 1966
An American film, television and stage actor, perhaps best known for his roles in such films as The Lost Boys and The Alamo (in which he played James Bowie).
Patric, an Irish American, was born Jason Patric Miller, in Queens, New York, the son of the Academy Award-nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jason Miller, and Linda Gleason (daughter of actor/comedian Jackie Gleason). Patric’s half-brother is actor Joshua John Miller. Patric attended Don Bosco Preparatory High School, an all-boys Salesian Roman Catholic school in Ramsey, New Jersey, and Saint Monica Catholic High School in Santa Monica, California. He appeared in high school productions of Dracula and Grease.
Within a few years, Patric would reunite with Dern and Gertz for After Dark, My Sweet and The Lost Boys, respectively. All of his scenes in Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line were cut before the film’s release. He also appeared in the Alec Baldwin film The Devil and Daniel Webster, which was shot in 2001, and released in late 2007 under the title Shortcut to Happiness. He turned down the lead role in The Firm (1993), and the part went instead to Tom Cruise; he also turned down the role of Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ (2004), which went to Jim Caviezel. He earned rave reviews for his performance as an undercover narcotics officer in 2002’s Narc.
In 2005, Patric appeared on Broadway as “Brick”, in a revival of the Tennessee Williams Pulitzer Prize-winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opposite Ashley Judd, Ned Beatty and Margo Martindale. Both he and Judd received lukewarm reviews, while stage veterans Beatty and Martindale received much acclaim and, in Martindale’s case, a Tony Award nomination.
In 2004, Patric was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Austin, Texas, and was involved in a physical confrontation with the arresting officer. Patric claimed the charges were false and that the officer assaulted him. The prosecuting attorney’s office later dropped the charges, which included assault on a police officer. He subsequently sued the arresting officer for violating his civil rights, but the officer was acquitted by a federal jury.