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Scott Gordon Patterson (born September 11, 1958) is an Americanmarker actor. He is known for his role as Luke Danes in Gilmore Girls and Agent Strahm in Saw IV, Saw V and Saw VI.


Early life

Patterson was born in Philadelphiamarker, Pennsylvaniamarker, the son of Hope, a homemaker, and Frank Patterson, a boxer turned advertising executive. His parents divorced in 1974. Patterson was raised in Haddonfieldmarker, New Jersey. He attended Rutgers Universitymarker, pursuing a degree in comparative literature, but eventually dropped out. He studied acting in New York with renowned coaches Robert Lewis and Sondra Lee. He was exposed to the teachings of such luminaries as Paul Newman, Arthur Penn and Frank Corsaro at The Actors Studio, where he appeared in numerous productions, including Rasputin and Miss Julie.


Patterson spent seven years, from to , as a professional pitcher in minor league baseball, topping out at the Triple-A level (the highest before the major leagues). He played in two major league farm systems for seven different minor league teams. He was initially selected by the Atlanta Braves in the first round (12th overall pick) of the amateur entry draft. He played his first pro season with their Class A Anderson Braves in 1980, and his last with the New York Yankees' Double-A Albany-Colonie Yankees and Triple-A Columbus Clippers in 1986.

Scott Patterson Pitching statistics
62 49 4.22 244 106 31 7 20 929.1 951 436 77 411 607


Patterson completed filming the leading role in the feature film Her Best Move, directed by Norm Hunter and co-starring Lisa Darr. He also appeared on the big screen in Little Big League, with Timothy Busfield and Jason Robards, and in Three Wishes, with Patrick Swayze and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. He also starred in the independent films Highway 395 and Rhapsody in Bloom, with Penelope Ann Miller.

On television, he has landed romantic roles guest starring opposite some appealing leading women; his most notable role, which he played for seven years on the television show Gilmore Girls, is Luke Danes, the on again off again love interest of the show's protagonist, Lorelai Gilmore, played by Lauren Graham.On Seinfeld, Patterson was deemed "spongeworthy" by Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). He had a profound effect on Grace (Debra Messing) in the "Das Boob" episode of Will & Grace, and he played the love interests of Jennifer Grey in It's Like, You Know and Sharon Lawrence's character in Fired Up. He has also guest starred on Arli$$ and Get Real.

Among Patterson's recent projects are a co-starring role on Aliens in America and voicing the character of King Faraday in the 2004 animated series Justice League Unlimited, from Warner Bros. Animation. He has also starred as Agent Strahm in two iterations of the Saw franchise, Saw IV, Saw V and Saw VI, respectively.


Notable TV guest appearances
  • "Silk Stalkings" (1991) playing "Chick Chandler" in episode: "Pre-Judgement Day" (episode # 6.5)
  • "Seinfeld" (1995) playing "Billy" in episode: "The Sponge" (episode # 7.9)
  • "Fired Up" (1997) playing "Mickey" in episode: "Where There's Smoke" (episode # 2.11)
  • "Fired Up" (1997) playing "Mickey" in episode: "Fire and Nice" (episode # 2.15)
  • "Vengeance Unlimited" (1998) playing "Detective Tom Swain" in episode: "Justice" (episode # 1.5)
  • "Vengeance Unlimited" (1998) playing "Detective Tom Swain" in episode: "Noir" (episode # 1.9)
  • Will & Grace (1998) playing "John Gregorio" in episode: "Das Boob" (episode # 2.3)
  • It's Like, You Know... (1999) playing "Ted" in episode: "The Client" (episode # 1.4)
  • Get Real (1999) playing "Jacob Perryhill" in episode: "Performance Anxiety"


  1. Scott Patterson Biography (1958-)
  2. Scott Patterson Biography - Yahoo! Movies
  4. "Scott Patterson Statistics". The Baseball Cube. 24 January 2008.

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