Throwing Star Films is pleased to announce that veteran actor Patrick Kilpatrick has signed on to play Claxton, the chief antagonist of the Assassin X (aka The Chemist).
Patrick Kilpatrick has been characterized by many in the industry as one of the finest screen/television character actor and villains of his generation, playing against a spectrum of Hollywood’s leading action heroes while occasionally delivering the redemptive, even sensitively challenged, hard edged heroic role.
Some of his most memorable roles have been as Red Five in James Cameron’s hi television series, Dark Angel (2001), and as Knott in director Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report (2002), and who can forget his role as the Sandman in the 1990 classic Death Warrant (1990), playing opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Patrick Kilpatrick is certain to bring a level of intensity to the character of Claxton that will make him the villain you just love to hate.
As rugged as he is genteel, 6’2″, 220-lb. Patrick Kilpatrick has been one of the finest screen/television character actors and villains of his generation, playing against a spectrum of Hollywood’s leading action heroes while occasionally delivering the redemptive, even sensitively challenged, hard-edged heroic role.
After nearly dying in a car crash as a teenager, he rehabilitated to the point where he could largely do his own stunts in his more than 100 films and TV projects. His action film appearances span a multitude of genres and embrace an international Who’s Who of leading men: The Replacement Killers (1998) against Yun-Fat Chow; Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Caan in Eraser (1996); Last Man Standing (1996) opposite Bruce Willis; Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) opposite Steven Segal; The Presidio (1988) opposite Sean Connery and Mark Harmon; two award-winning and highly rated original cable westerns opposite Tom Selleck, Last Stand at Saber River (1997) and Crossfire Trail (2001); one western opposite Sam Elliot and Kate Capshaw, HBO’s Premiere Films adaptation of Louis L’Amour’s The Quick and the Dead (1987); and the ever-popular action mainstay Death Warrant (1990) opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme, as “The Sandman”. He has even done battle with the largest mammal on earth in Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997).
The versatile Kilpatrick has played leads in everything from American Playhouse (1981) to Nicolas Roeg’s masterwork Insignificance (1985) (his film debut) to William Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra” at the Los Angeles Theater Center in the hands of Academy Award-winning director Tony Richardson. His resume includes recurring roles on such hit television shows as Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993) and Tour of Duty (1987), Dark Angel (2000), Stephen King’s popular miniseries The Stand (1994), HBO’s Arli$$ (1996) and many, many more. It was his work on James Cameron’s “Dark Angel” series that led Steven Spielberg to seek him out for Minority Report (2002).
In a whirlwind 18-month period Kilpatrick did five major studio films, two independents and 27 television guest star spots on 18 different shows. The pace continues to the present with appearances on Boomtown (2002), Las Vegas (2003), Blind Justice (2005), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), 24 (2001) as Secret Service Agent Dale Spaulding–the man who “killed” Jack Bauer”–Criminal Minds (2005) and James Woods Shark (2006).
Kilpatrick, president and CEO of Uncommon Dialogue Films, Inc. (UDF), is the writer/producer/director of the upcoming film “Vain Attempt.” In addition to “Vain Attempt” UDF has a dynamic slate of arresting movies including “Naked Warriors” set in the Pacific in 1943, “Lady Pirates”, “The End of the Onslaught” set in WWII Germany and “Nine Heroes in the Rape of Nanking” set in 1937 China, plus two documentaries and a television series “Natural Laws” concerning US Fish and Wildlife Special Agents amidst global threat of illegal wildlife traffic and ecological calamity. He travels the world organizing film, ecological business development and acting. UDF recently hosted the Entertainment Conservation Summit in northern California, a first-time assemblage of Hollywood heavyweights and representatives of global outdoor sports and ecological groups. The UDF series “Natural Laws” was presented there.
A single father, Kilpatrick has two sons, Ben and Sam. His interests range from politics to fashion, veterans’ affairs to solar/wind energy application, gun ownership to Mohandas K. Gandhi. He has traveled to Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates and Kyrgyzstan with the USO, entertaining troops as part of the Henry Rollins/Patrick Kilpatrick South West Asia Tour and is active with the Coalition to Salute Americas’ Heroes, Brooke Army Medical Center (San Antonio, TX) and California Paralyzed Veterans. Patrick, trained as an actor by Navy Seals and the LAPD, is a member of the Sons of The American Revolution, and cam trace his ancestors back to the American colonies in the 1640s. His father received the Silver Star for his actions at the battle of Okinawa in World War II as a member of an Underwater Demolition Team (UDT), a predecessor of the Navy SEALS–the inspiration for “Naked Warriors”. He has a strong appreciation of linguistics and global ecological development, has been known to utilize dialects while acting and has been a gastronome of organic, elegant food and beverage for 35 years.