Vincent Van Patten

Active - 1970 - Present  |   Born - Oct 17, 1957   |   Genres - Drama, Leisure Arts, Culture & Society, Western, Action

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Vincent Van Patten is the youngest son of actor Dick Van Patten, the brother of actor James Van Patten, and the nephew of actors Joyce Van Patten and Timothy Van Patten. As night follows day, Vincent was destined from the start for a show-business career. Making his professional debut in his preteen years, Van Patten has been seen in such TV-movie productions as Dial Hot Line (1969), The Bravos (1970), James at 15 (1977) and Gidget's Summer Reunion (1985). His theatrical feature credits range from the Disneyesque doings of Charlie and the Angel (1976) to the amiable anarchy of Rock 'N' Roll High School (1979), wherein Van Patten was cast against type as a high school nerd. Thus far, his only weekly TV-series gigs have been as Paul Apple in Apple's Way (1974) and John Karras in Three for the Road (1975); he appeared as the 16-year old son of bionic duo Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers in a 1976 episode of The Six Million Dollar Man, but the anticipated spin-off series never came to fruition. In addition, Vincent Van Patten has been active in the Hanna-Barbera voice over pool, putting words in the mouths of the animated characters on Scooby-Doo and Jeannie, among other programs.

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