ROBERT PATRICK (Louie) is a steely-eyed master of his craft who commands the screen with his powerful, confident presence. The veteran actor is best known for his performance as the T-1000 assassin in James Cameron's box-office smash, Terminator 2: Judgment Day. He can currently be seen starring as Colonel Tom Ryan in CBS' hit action-drama "The Unit," produced by David Mamet and Shawn Ryan. The show follows a team of American covert operatives and explores the ways their dangerous job affects their lives. Patrick was recently seen in Paramount's comedy Strange Wilderness, about a television nature show that goes in search of Bigfoot in a desperate attempt to boost ratings.
Patrick was recently seen in Flags of Our Fathers, Clint Eastwood's Golden Globe-nominated WWII epic focusing on the battle for Iwo Jima and the iconic photograph of the U.S. flag raisers. He also appeared alongside an all-star cast headed by Matthew McConaughey in We Are Marshall.
Born in Marietta, Georgia, Patrick was an avid athlete growing up but became taken with acting after sitting in on drama classes in high school. He moved to Hollywood in 1984 and was cast in the beatnik play "Go." Patrick got his break during this performance when he was discovered by legendary producer and director Roger Corman.
Other film credits include The Marine, alongside John Cena; Firewall, with Harrison Ford; and the Golden Globe-winner Walk the Line, in which Patrick played Johnny Cash's father for director James Mangold. He starred as a heroic firefighter alongside John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix in Ladder 49.
Patrick also appeared in Spy Kids, opposite Antonio Banderas; All the Pretty Horses, starring Matt Damon and directed by Billy Bob Thornton; Copland, alongside Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro; Eye See You, also with Stallone; Striptease, with Demi Moore; and the independent film The Only Thrill, opposite Diane Keaton, Diane Lane, and Sam Shepard. Other films include Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle, The Faculty, From Dusk Til Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, A Texas Funeral, Fire In the Sky, Double Dragon: The Movie, Decoy, The Last Gasp and Hong Kong '97. Patrick also made an impression with his chilling appearance in Rosewood, appearing as a personal favor to filmmaker John Singleton.
Television audiences may best remember the actor's turn as Agent John Doggett from the last two seasons of the cult-classic series "The X-Files," but Patrick has an extensive small-screen resume. He received critical acclaim for his high-profile performance in the second season of "The Sopranos." He was also featured in an episode of "The Outer Limits," the TNT original "Bad Apple" and the CBS mini-series "Elvis," in which Patrick played Elvis's father.
Always involved in all aspects of his trade, Patrick enjoys producing films when he is not performing. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Barbara and their two children.