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PATRICK WILSON (BUDDY SLADE) is a critically acclaimed and an award-winning theatre actor who has quickly become well-known for his body of work. Never one to sit still, he was most recently seen on the big screen in the James Wan directed horror film "Insidious,” which was featured at the Toronto Film Festival and was released on April 1, 2011 - the film was the highest grossing horror film of 2011. Wilson is currently shooting A Gifted Man, which premiered on CBS on September 23rd.

Wilson received praise for his work in the critically acclaimed drama "Little Children,” in which he starred with Kate Winslet and Jackie Earle Haley under the direction of Todd Field. His motion picture work also includes "The Ledge”; "Morning Glory”; "The Switch”; "Barry Munday”; "The A Team”; "Watchmen”; "Evening”; "Lakeview Terrace”; "Passengers”; "Life in Flight”; "Purple Violets”; "Running with Scissors”; "Hard Candy”; "The Phantom of the Opera” and "The Alamo”.

On the small screen, Wilson received Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations for his portrayal of the morally conflicted Joe Pitt in the HBO miniseries Angels in America, the much-honored 2003 adaptation of Tony Kushner's award-winning plays ‘Angels in America: Millennium Approaches' and ‘Angels in America: Perestroika.'

Wilson has been honored with two consecutive Tony Award nominations for Best Actor in a Musical, the most recent coming for his performance as Curly in the successful 2002 Broadway revival of ‘Oklahoma!,' for which he also received a Drama Desk Award nomination. He earned his first Tony nomination for his work in the 2001 Broadway hit ‘The Full Monty,' for which he also garnered Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations and won a Drama League Award.

In 2006, he returned to Broadway to star in the revival of the Neil Simon comedy ‘Barefoot in the Park,' opposite Amanda Peet. His most recent Broadway credit is the 2008/09 revival of Arthur Miller's ‘All My Sons,' with John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest and Katie Holmes.

Born in Virginia and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, Wilson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Starting his career on the stage, he earned applause in the national tours of ‘Miss Saigon' and ‘Carousel.' In 1999, he starred off-Broadway in ‘Bright Lights, Big City,' winning a Drama League Award and receiving a Drama Desk Award nomination. That same year, he made his Broadway debut in ‘Gershwin's Fascinating Rhythm,' for which he won another Drama League Award.

Wilson lives in New Jersey with his family.

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