Patrick was born to parents of Croatian and Irish descent and grew up in the Los Angeles waterfront district of San Pedro. Patrick's father, being a lifeguard, put him on the beach for much of the first part of his life, enjoying the ocean and everything that went with it. Mother and father both with artistic backgrounds in painting, writing and music induced the same appetites in their son as well as athletics.He played college football for the U.S.C. Trojans. After appearing in the Men of U.S.C. calendar, he was approached by Calvin Klein and accepted the offer to strike a few poses in their jeans campaigns. He later decided modeling really wasn't for him. His girlfriend suggested he try acting, and after his first day in his acting class, he knew he had found what he wanted to do.Early in his career he appeared on "Who's the Boss?" (1984) with Tony Danza and "Silk Stalkings" (1991) with Rob Estes which lead to "Days of Our Lives" (1965) and the role of Austin Reed. Patrick won the Soap Opera Digest award for best new actor and spent the next three years at NBC. As his contract was coming to an end, he opted not to renew. Being one of the most visible faces from the soaps, he caught the attention of Spelling Entertainment, which led to a season on "Melrose Place" (1992). His next big break was landing the part of Zander Barkalow in Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers (1997) with Casper Van Dien. Since then, he's appeared in a host of independent films including the Sundance contestant Wicked (1998) with Julia Stiles, and Frank Darabont's Black Cat Run (1998) (TV).In his free time Patrick is proud to be a student of the great Susan Batson, trying to get his next belt in Krav Maga, and appearing with the band Sleeping Masses. His secret love is writing music.