(Cruz) is a creative and diverse performer whose chameleon-like
quality allows him to play a wide variety of roles from an overzealous
congressional aide in No Way Out to a sensitive and charming
man in The Rapture. Also on his resume are the films Armageddon,
The Postman, The Spitfire Grill, Inventing the Abbotts, This World,
Then the Fireworks, Copycat, Fled, Desperately Seeking Susan,
In the Soup, Breakfast of Champions and many others.
Patton began his career in New York after moving there from his
native Charleston, South Carolina. He attended the North Carolina
School of the Arts and also studied with Lee Strasberg at the
Actors Studio and Joseph Chaikin at the Open Theatre in New York.
Patton has appeared in over 40 off-Broadway plays. He won three
prestigious Obie Awards, one in 1982 for his role in Sam Shepard'sFoolfor
Love at the Circle Repertory, another several years later
for his part in What Did I See? at the Public Theatre and
a third for Best Ensemble with the cast from Tourist and Refugees
#2. He also won Villager Awards for his roles in Dark Ride
and Goose and Tomtom.
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