Patrick Reynolds Biography: Wife, Age, Net Worth, Books, Movies, Siblings, Height, Wikipedia

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye February 5, 2024

Patrick Reynolds is a versatile actor who has appeared in various TV shows, films, and stage productions since 1975.

He is also a prominent anti-smoking activist and the grandson of the tobacco magnate RJ Reynolds.

He has testified before Congress, founded a non-profit organization, written a bestselling book, and received a prestigious award for his efforts to reduce tobacco use and promote public health.

Profile

  • Full name: Patrick Cleveland Reynolds
  • Date of birth: December 2, 1948
  • Age: 75 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Miami Beach, Florida, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor and anti-smoking advocate
  • Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
  • Parents: RJ Reynolds Jr. and Marianne O’Brien
  • Siblings: Michael Reynolds, Nancy Reynolds, Susan Reynolds, and James Reynolds
  • Spouse: Alexandra Reynolds (m. 1984)
  • Children: Patrick Reynolds Jr. (b. 1987)
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $5 million

Early Life & Education

Patrick Reynolds, now 75, was born in Miami Beach, Florida, on December 2, 1948.

He was the youngest of five children, including Michael, Nancy, Susan, and James of RJ Reynolds Jr., the son of the founder of the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, and Marianne O’Brien, a Hollywood actress.

He grew up in a wealthy and privileged family but also witnessed the devastating effects of smoking on his relatives.

His father died of emphysema when Patrick was 15, and his eldest brother, RJ Reynolds III, died of lung cancer when Patrick was 29.

Patrick attended the Choate School in Connecticut, where he developed an interest in acting and drama. He then studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he graduated with a degree in theater arts in 1971.

Personal Life

Patrick Reynolds married Alexandra Reynolds, a former model, and actress, in 1984.

They have one son, Patrick Reynolds Jr., born in 1987. Patrick and Alexandra have been happily married for almost 40 years and live in Los Angeles, California. Patrick is a vegetarian and a yoga enthusiast.

He is also a supporter of various social and environmental causes, such as animal rights, climate change, and human rights.

Career

Patrick Reynolds began acting in 1975 when he landed a role in the TV series The Streets of San Francisco.

He then appeared in several TV shows, such as Hawaii Five-O, The Rockford Files, Charlie’s Angels, Dynasty, and Murder, She Wrote.

He also starred in films such as The Longest Yard, The Beast Within, The Money Pit, and The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood. He also performed on stage in plays such as The Glass Menagerie, The Odd Couple, and The Rainmaker.

Patrick Reynolds also became a vocal critic of the tobacco industry and a champion of anti-smoking campaigns. He spoke out publicly at a Congressional hearing 1986, in favor of a ban on all tobacco advertising.

He founded Tobaccofree Earth in 1989, a non-profit organization that aims to motivate youth to stay tobacco-free and empower smokers to quit successfully.

He has also written a bestselling book about his family, The Gilded Leaf, and received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award from President Obama in 2015. He is the Executive Director of Congress Majority PAC, a new Democratic SuperPAC.

Net Worth

Patrick Reynolds’s net worth is estimated at $5 million. He has earned his wealth from his acting career, book sales, speaking fees, and investments.

He also inherited substantial money from his father’s estate, but he donated most of it to anti-smoking causes.



Controversy

Patrick Reynolds has faced some controversy and criticism for his anti-smoking stance, especially from his own family and the tobacco industry.

Some of his relatives accused him of betraying his grandfather’s legacy and being a hypocrite since he used to smoke himself.

The tobacco industry also tried to discredit and undermine his credibility by questioning his motives and facts.

Patrick Reynolds defended himself by saying that he was motivated by his personal experience and concern for public health and that he had based his arguments on scientific evidence and moral principles.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @patrickreynoldsactor
  • Twitter handle: @patreynolds

Filmography

  • The Streets of San Francisco
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • The Rockford Files
  • The Longest Yard
  • Charlie’s Angels
  • The Beast Within
  • Dynasty
  • The Money Pit
  • Murder, She Wrote
  • The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood

Books

  • The Gilded Leaf: Triumph, Tragedy, and Tobacco: Three Generations of the R. J. Reynolds Family and Fortune



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