Scott Patterson Biography: Age, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings

May 20, 2024 0 Posted By Haruna Ayuba

Scott Patterson, an American actor, is best known for his roles as Luke Danes in Gilmore Girls and Peter Strahm in the Saw films. He also appeared as Michael Buchanan in the NBC drama series The Event and as a Tenctonese alien commander in the TV film Alien Nation: Dark Horizon.

After seven years as a professional pitcher in minor league baseball, he transitioned to acting, studying in New York, and appearing in various productions. Patterson’s baseball career included playing for the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees’ farm systems, where he achieved notable success.


  • Full Name: Scott Patterson
  • Date of Birth: September 11, 1958
  • Age: 66 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor
  • Height: 6 feet 0 inches (183 cm)
  • Parents: Hope Gordon (Mother), Francis Ford Patterson Jr. (Father)
  • Siblings: Abigail Wiest, Barbara Patterson, Judy Patterson
  • Spouse: Kristine Saryan (m. 2001)
  • Children: Nicholas Patterson
  • Relationship Status: Married
  • Net Worth: $15 million

Early Life and Education

Scott Gordon Patterson, who is currently 66 as of 2024, was born on September 11, 1958, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was raised in a bustling city environment, and his upbringing was marked by the values instilled by his parents, Hope and Francis Ford Patterson Jr.

He has three sisters: Abigail Wiest, Barbara Patterson, and Judy Patterson.

He is of Jewish descent. After graduating from Haddonfield Memorial High School in 1977, he attended Rutgers University to study comparative literature but later left to pursue a career in baseball.

In New York, he received acting training from coaches Robert Lewis and Sondra Lee. He was influenced by the teachings of Paul Newman, Arthur Penn, and Frank Corsaro at the Actors Studio. He was involved in the Producer’s Unit, chaired by Penn. He appeared in various productions, such as Rasputin and Miss Julie.

Personal Life

Scott Patterson has been married twice. He was first married to Vera Davich from 1983 to 1985. Later, he met his significant other, Kristine Saryan, and their connection blossomed into marriage in 2001. Their union blessed them with a son, Nicholas, enriching their lives with familial bliss.


Patterson had a seven-year career as a professional pitcher in minor league baseball from 1980 to 1986. He reached the Triple-A level below the major leagues and played for seven different minor-league teams.

He was chosen for four all-star teams, two with the Atlanta Braves and two with the New York Yankees. The Atlanta Braves initially selected Patterson in the first round of the 1980 Major League Baseball secondary draft.

He began his career with the Class A Anderson Braves in 1980. He went on to win 13 consecutive games in 1981, setting a record for the most consecutive wins to start a season with the Braves. He was traded to the New York Yankees in 1982 and made it onto their Major League roster in 1983.

Patterson also played in the Puerto Rican Winter League and the Dominican Professional Baseball League. After his baseball career, Patterson was set to star in the movie Little Big League, but the role was recast at the last minute.

Net Worth

Scott Patterson’s estimated net worth stands at $15 million, a testament to his successful career in the entertainment industry.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @scottgordonpatterson
  • Twitter: @ScottGPatterson


  • Saw IV
  • Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
  • The Event
  • Alien Nation: Dark Horizon
  • Intent to Kill
  • Saw
  • Little Big League
  • A Boy Called Hate
  • Her Best Move
  • Outlaw
  • Meth Head
  • Other People’s Children

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