Van Patten, Vincent 1957–

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Van PATTEN, Vincent 1957–

(Vince Van Patten, Vinnie Van Patten)


Born October 17, 1957, in Bellerose, NY; son of Dick (an actor) and Pat Van Patten; nephew of Joyce Van Patten (an actress) and Timothy Van Patten (an actor); brother of Nels Van Patten (a professional tennis player) and James Van Patten (an actor); married Betsy Russell (an actress; marriage ended); married Eileen Davidson (an actress), April 15, 2003; children: (first marriage) Richard, Vincent Jr.; (second marriage) Jesse Thomas.

Addresses: Agent—Rod Baron, Baron Entertainment, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 659, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Manager—Michael Wallach, Michael Wallach Management, 11033 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 5, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Career: Actor and voice performer. Worked as a professional tennis player in the 1980s. Also known as Vinnie Van Patten.


Television Appearances; Series:

Voice characterizations, The New Scooby–Doo Movies (animated; also known as Scooby–Doo Meets the Harlem Globetrotters and Scooby–Doo's New Comedy Movie Pictures), CBS, beginning 1972.

Paul Apple, Apple's Way, CBS, 1974–1975.

John Karras, Three for the Road, CBS, 1975.

Dr. Tom Morella, Baywatch, syndicated, 1996–1997.

Christian Page, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y & R), CBS, 2000–2001.

Host, World Poker Tour, Travel Channel, beginning 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Stevie, Dial Hot Line, ABC, 1970.

Peter Harkness, The Bravos, ABC, 1972.

Mickey, Gidget's Summer Reunion, syndicated, 1985.

Ronnie Webber, The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission, NBC, 1987.

Lornie Kuhle, When Billie Beat Bobby, ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Voice of Mark, "The Last of the Curlews" (animated), ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1972.

Rick Adams, It Can't Happen to Me, syndicated, 1979.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Benjy, "Ghetto Clinic," Medical Center, CBS, 1970.

Culley, "Spokes," The High Chaparral, NBC, 1970.

Tim, "A Matter of Circumstance," Bonanza, NBC, 1970.

Tommy, "The Humanization of Herbert T. Peabody," Nanny and the Professor, ABC, 1970.

Chris, "Big Surprise," Night Gallery, NBC, 1971.

Jimmy, "Blood Line," Medical Center, CBS, 1971.

John, "Salinas Jackpot," Cannon, CBS, 1971.

Mark, "To Catch a Thief," The Courtship of Eddie's Father, ABC, 1971.

Virgil Stephens, "Truant," Adam–12, NBC, 1971.

"This Is Max," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1971.

Heck, "Bohannan," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1972.

Tommy Brenner, "Stallion," Bonanza, NBC, 1972.

"About Jesse James," Nichols, NBC, 1972.

Colby Eaton, "The Boy and the Sinner," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1973.

Kenny, "Impact," Medical Center, CBS, 1973.

Kevin Mills, "The Day of the Viper," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1973.

"Love and Carmen Lopez," Love, American Style, ABC, 1973.

George, Dirty Sally, CBS, 1974.

Andy Sheffield, "The Bionic Boy," The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 1976.

Jimmy (some sources cite Johnny), "Mind Stealers from Outer Space: Parts 1 & 2," Wonder Woman (also known as The New Adventures of Wonder Woman), CBS, 1977.

"The Most Likely to Succeed," What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, NBC, 1978.

"Palm Springs Weekend," Flying High, CBS, 1978.

Bob Cooper, "The Rustler," How the West Was Won, ABC, 1979.

Frank, "Return of the Ninny/Touchdown Twins/Split Personality," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981.

Dave Travis, "The Pro," Matlock, NBC, 1990.

Elliot, "Requiem for a Lightweight," Baby Talk, ABC, 1992.

Vincent, "Game of Chance," Baywatch, syndicated, 1992.

Himself, "Dick Van Patten: The Sure Bet," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Himself, Best Week Ever, VH1, 2004.

Himself, Living in TV Land, 2004.

Voice for episodes of animated series, including Jeannie, CBS; and Yogi's Gang, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Voice of Linc Robinson, "Lost in Space," The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (animated; also known as The New Saturday Superstar Movie), ABC, 1973.

John Karras, Three for the Road, CBS, 1974.

Rip Lindeman, James at 15, NBC, 1977.

Film Appearances:

Jamie Wagner, Valdez, il mezzosangue (also known as Chino, The Valdez Horses, Valdez the Halfbreed, Wild Horses, and Caballos salvajes), Peter Rodgers Organization, 1973.

Willie Appleby, Charley and the Angel, Buena Vista, 1973.

Tom Roberts, Rock 'n' Roll High School, New World, 1979.

Chip, Survival Run (also known as Spree), Film Ventures International, 1980.

Seth Davies, Hell Night, Compass International, 1981.

Matt Kramer, Yesterday (also known as Gabrielle, Scoring, This Time Forever, and The Victory), Levy Films, 1982.

Wyatt, Rooster: Spurs of Death! (also known as Rooster and Spurs of Death!), Warbick Productions, 1983.

(As Vince Van Patten) Terry Cartwright, Payback, Republic, 1990.

Camp Fear (also known as The Millennium Countdown), 1991.

Nick Irons, The Break, Trimark Pictures, 1995.

(As Vince Van Patten) Z. Z. Nash, Backyard Dogs, PM Entertainment Group, 2000.

Stuey (also known as High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story), AWV Productions, 2003.

Film Work:

Producer, The Break, 1995.

Director, The Flunky, 2000.



(And story) The Break, 1995.

(With others) The Flunky, 2000.

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