Patrick Fugit

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Patrick Fugit
Patrick Fugit 2016 (cropped).jpg
Fugit in 2016
Born Patrick Raymond Fugit
(1982-10-27) October 27, 1982 (age 35)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present

Patrick Raymond Fugit (/ˈfjɡɪt/;[1] born October 27, 1982) is an American actor, known for his lead roles in the films Almost Famous (2000) and Wristcutters: A Love Story (2007). Since 2016, he has starred in the Cinemax series Outcast.

Early life

Fugit was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. His mother Jan Clark-Fugit is a dance teacher and his father Bruce Fugit is an electrical engineer.[2][3] He has a younger sister Jocelyn and a younger brother Colin. He attended East High School, where he was diagnosed with ADHD. He appeared in a school production of The Twelve Dancing Princesses as the shoemaker, while he was at grade seven. He has been a skateboarder since he was fifteen.[3]


Fugit and his friend David Fetzer formed a folk/rock band "Mushman", in which Fugit plays the guitar and sometimes sings. Fugit studies flamenco guitar, which he played on the Cavedoll song "MAYDAY" and his song "Brennan's Theme" for the ending scene in Wristcutters: A Love Story.

He played a young rock-fan-turned-journalist in Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous. Jake Gyllenhaal replaced him for the title role for Donnie Darko. He played a sweetly geeky, aspiring comic book artist in White Oleander (2002) and a naive drug addict in the indie dark comedy Spun (2003). In his next film, Saved! (2004), he played a pastor's son who was originally supposed to be a surfer, but was changed to a skateboarder to take advantage of Fugit's skateboarding experience.[4]

In 2005, he co-starred in The Amateurs, about a sleepy town that comes together to film a porno. He and Olivia Wilde starred in Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas and House, M.D.. In 2007, he starred with Shannyn Sossamon in Wristcutters: A Love Story, and played Evra Von in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009).[5]

Fugit began starring in the television series Outcast in 2016.


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Almost Famous William Miller
2002 Spun Frisbee
2002 White Oleander Paul Trout
2004 Saved! Patrick Wheeler
2004 Dead Birds Sam
2005 The Amateurs Emmett Orwin Alternative title: The Moguls
2006 Wristcutters: A Love Story Zia
2006 Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas Bickford Shmeckler
2007 The Good Life Andrew
2009 Horsemen Cory
2009 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Evra the Snake Boy
2011 We Bought a Zoo Robin Jones
2012 Thanks for Sharing Danny
2013 Reckless David Harrison
2014 Gone Girl Officer James Gilpin
2014 The List Alex
2015 Queen of Earth Rich
2018 First Man Elliot See In post-production
Year Title Role Notes
1997–98 Touched by an Angel Boy #1 / Joey 2 episodes
1998 Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! Scott Blount Television film
2001 MADtv William Miller Episode: 6.19
2003 ER Sean Simmons 3 episodes
2005 Everything You Want Customer Television film
Alternative title: Love Surreal
2006 House Jack Walters Episode: "Whac-A-Mole"
2011 Cinema Verite Alan Raymond Television film
2016–17 Outcast Kyle Barnes 20 episodes
Nominated – Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best TV Actor (2017)[6]


  1. ^ "Star Wars Memories: Patrick Fugit". EPN. December 17, 2015. Retrieved May 31, 2018. 
  2. ^ Patrick Fugit Biography – Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved on 2012-05-06.
  3. ^ a b Saved Movie – Patrick Fugit and Heather Matarazzo Interview. (2012-04-13). Retrieved on 2012-05-06.
  4. ^ Saved Movie – Patrick Fugit and Heather Matarazzo Interview. (2012-04-13). Retrieved on 2012-05-06.
  5. ^ Punch Drunk Critics. Punch Drunk Critics (2010–11). Retrieved on 2012-05-06.
  6. ^ "Never mind Oscar, here's the 2017 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Nominees Ballot!". FANGORIA®. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 

External links

  • Patrick Fugit on IMDb
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