Patrick Breen

Patrick Breen

  • Highest Rated: 92% Men in Black (1997)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back (2010)
  • Birthday: Oct 26, 1960
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • As a respected American supporting player in film, television, and theater who occasionally moonlights as a screenwriter, Patrick Breen first culled recognition in the American press in 1991. That spring, the then-30-year-old delivered a bravura performance as an emotionally damaged son in Jon Robin Baitz's disappointing play The Substance of Fire. Breen hit his zenith as a film actor during the mid-'90s, with turns in several memorable (if uneven) Hollywood movies. These included For Love or Money (1993), Barry Sonnenfeld's Get Shorty (1995) and Men in Black (1997), and Carl Franklin's One True Thing (1998). Breen's generally nondescript, albeit pleasant, appearance enabled him to fill practically any role, from a doctor (in the Sonnenfeld picture) to Mr. Tweedy (in the Franklin film).Breen first branched off into screenwriting just after the turn of the new millennium, with back-to-back indie features which he both acted in and scripted. The 2000 picture East of A constitutes a slice-of-life drama about a trio of New York City roommates over the course of ten years. Unfortunately, East of A received extremely limited distribution and was reviewed by very few mainstream critics. Its follow-up, the 2002 ensemble comedy Just a Kiss (directed by the character actor and comic Fisher Stevens and starring Ron Eldard, Kyra Sedgwick, and Marisa Tomei) provides a surrealistic exploration of the romantic vicissitudes among a group of swinging singles. That film fared better in terms of pedigree, but demonstrated an extremely unstable overtone, meandering between lighthearted romantic comedy and darker, more cynical black comedy; perhaps as a result, it premiered in 2002 to almost unanimously devastating reviews, opening and closing practically overnight, and effectively turning Breen away from produced screenwriting work for quite some time. In 2004, he returned to A-list acting as a character player in the holiday comedy Christmas with the Kranks, starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. He was away from movie screens for five years, returning next in 2009's Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant and had the leading role two years later in the horror film The Bleeding House.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

75% After Louie Jeffrey 2018
90% A Most Violent Year Instructor 2015
59% Draft Day Bill Zotti $21.2M 2014
50% The Pretty One Perfect Dad $11.7K 2014
40% The Bleeding House Nick 2011
0% Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back Dr. Bob 2010
38% Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Mr. Kersey $13.9M 2009
33% Space Chimps Dr. Bob $30M 2008
No Score Yet The Neighbor Actor 2007
5% Christmas With the Kranks Aubie $73.8M 2004
36% Radio Tucker $52.3M 2003
19% Just a Kiss Peter Screenwriter 2002
20% Stark Raving Mad Jeffrey Jay 2002
No Score Yet East of A Peter Screenwriter 2000
89% Galaxy Quest Quellek 1999
23% Just the Ticket San Diego Vinnie 1999
No Score Yet Advice From a Caterpillar Hunter #1 1999
89% One True Thing Mr. Tweedy 1998
92% Men in Black Mr. Redgick 1997
36% Sweet Nothing Greg 1996
No Score Yet Magic Adventures of Mumfie Actor 1996
87% Get Shorty Resident Doctor 1995
37% For Love or Money Gary Taubin 1993
10% Passed Away Father Hallahan 1992
No Score Yet Nobody's Perfect Andy 1990
No Score Yet Day One Richard Feynman 1989

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

20% Conviction
2016-2017
Clark Sims
  • 2017
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • 2016
94% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Lt. Terrence Hicks Capt. Terrence Hicks Terrence Hicks
  • 2016
  • 2011
  • 2010
96% Elementary
2012
Vance Ford
  • 2015
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Andrew Munsey
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Joseph Scott
  • 2014
24% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Peter Harper
  • 2013
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Henry Duncan
  • 2012
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
Duff Faraday
  • 2009
31% Three Rivers
2009-2010
Dr. Joseph Breen
  • 2009
60% Eli Stone
2008-2009
Paul Sweren
  • 2008
96% Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
Leo Gaswint
  • 2008
  • 2007
89% The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
Edmund
  • 2007
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Otto Beedle
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Mr. Phillipe
  • 2006
83% Kevin Hill
2004-2005
George
  • 2005
  • 2004
90% Monk
2002-2009
Jeffrey Sweeney
  • 2004
No Score Yet Rock Me Baby
2003-2004
Crandall
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Kevin Hobart Andrew Gellis Hobart
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 1996
96% Joan of Arcadia
2003-2005
Sammy
  • 2003
88% Angel
1999-2004
Nevin
  • 2002
No Score Yet Family Law
1999-2002
Charles Bowman
  • 2002
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Kevin Kahn
  • 2002
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Kevin Stoller
  • 2001
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Phillip Guest
  • 2001
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Asa Levy
  • 2001
88% The Tick
2001-2002
Friendly Fire
  • 2001
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Mitchell
  • 2001
No Score Yet Party of Five
1994-2000
Kevin
  • 1998
50% Big Wave Dave's
1993
Richie
  • 1993

QUOTES FROM Patrick Breen CHARACTERS

Alexander Dane
[Quellek has been shot, and is dying. Alexander rushes to him] Quellek? [sees Quellek's wound] That's not too bad. We'll get you to the medical quarters, and you'll be fine.
Quellek
It has been my greatest pleasure to serve with you. I have been blessed. I... I... I...
Alexander Dane
Don't speak, Quellek.
Quellek
You'll forgive my impertinence, but even though we have never before met, I have always considered you as a father to me.
Alexander Dane
Quellek... by Grabthar's hammer... by the Sons of Warvan... you shall be... avenged.