About Pat Skipper

patskipperPat Skipper is a Working Actor on TV and in film, and he helps other actors to get work. Pat has enjoyed the sort of career to which many young actors aspire: he’s traveled the world, he’s gotten the opportunity to tackle some very challenging roles and he’s worked with a lot of very cool people.

Pat has appeared in dozens of movies, working with directors ranging from Oliver Stone to John Carpenter to Rob Zombie. On TV, he’s played major roles on more than 80 shows. He portrayed recurring roles on such prestigious shows as BOSCH, MAD MEN, THE X-FILES and BOSTON LEGAL.

After graduating Drama School, Pat moved to New York City and ran face-first into a brick wall. Despite having spent seven years studying Acting in college (including three at the prestigious Yale School of Drama), Pat didn’t have the first clue about how to get an acting job. School hadn’t prepared him. He sucked—big-time.

After aggressively failing for a number of years, Pat had a series of revelations that began to turn things around. At the age of twenty-eight, he produced a hit play in New York (starring the then-21-year-old Marisa Tomei). Months later, standing on the street after the Los Angeles premiere, he ran into an agent. Within weeks, he was in Europe shooting a TV pilot. Pat has been a Working Actor ever since—for three decades and counting.

In Studio A, Pat coaches actors to become Working Actors. He doesn’t pretend to have all the answers, but, due to his vast experience on movie sets and in audition rooms, he knows the right questions to ask.