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Scott Patterson
as Michael Buchanan
Name Scott Gordon Patterson
Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Birth Date September 11, 1958
Season(s) 1
Number of Episodes 11 episodes

Scott Patterson plays Michael Buchanan, a shadowy figure and father of Sean's missing fiancee, Leila on The Event.


Scott Patterson stars as Michael Buchanan, Leila's (Sarah Roemer) father who is thrown into a global conspiracy and who must go to great lengths to protect his family, in NBC's new high-octane thriller "The Event."

Television audiences first discovered Patterson after seeing him as Luke Danes, on the critically acclaimed series, "Gilmore Girls." Patterson starred on the show for seven seasons.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in New Jersey, Patterson studied comparative literature at Rutgers University. He also played professional baseball, gaining major league roster spots with the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers.

Patterson studied acting in New York with renowned coaches Robert Lewis and Sondra Lee, and was trained at the Actors' Studio by such notables as Paul Newman and Arthur Penn.

Patterson appeared on the big screen as the co-lead Agent Strahm in two installments of the wildly popular "SAW" ("V" and "VI") horror franchise. His other feature film credits include "Little Big League" with Jason Robards, "Three Wishes" with Patrick Swayze, "Rhapsody in Bloom" with Penelope Ann Miller and "The Frankenstein Brothers" with Zelda Williams.

Patterson has appeared opposite some of the leading women of the small screen. He has played the love interest of such characters as Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) on "Seinfeld," Grace (Debra Messing) on "Will & Grace," Gwen (Sharon Lawrence) on "Fired Up," and Jennifer Grey in "It's Like, You Know."

Patterson has voiced the character of Lt. Farraday on the animated series "Justice League Unlimited." His additional TV credits include the role of Gary Tolchuk in "Aliens in America," and a starring role opposite Ving Rhames in "Minkow."

In addition to acting, Patterson's passions include painting.

Patterson currently resides in Los Angeles.

Selected Career[]


  • Saw VI (2009)
  • Saw V (2008)
  • Little Big League (1994)


  • 90210 (2010)
  • Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)

External Links[]


  1. NBCU Media Village