Patrick Joseph Wilson (born July 3, 1973) is an American actor and singer. He spent his early career starring in Broadway musicals, beginning in 1995. He is a two-time Tony Award nominee for his roles in The Full Monty (2000–01) and Oklahoma! (2002). In 2003, he appeared in the HBO miniseries Angels in America for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.
Wilson has appeared in feature films such as The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Little Children (2006), Watchmen (2009), Insidious (2010), Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) and The Conjuring (2013). On television, he starred in the CBS drama series A Gifted Man (2011–12), and the second season of FX’s anthology series Fargo (2015).
Wilson was born in Norfolk, Virginia, the youngest son of Mary Kay Wilson, a voice teacher and professional singer, and John Franklin Wilson, a retired news anchor for WTVT in Tampa, Florida. Wilson’s brother, Mark, currently works as a news anchor and reporter for WTVT. His ancestry is mostly English, with more distant Welsh, Scottish and German roots. Wilson grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida and attended Shorecrest Preparatory School.
On June 18, 2005, Wilson married Polish-American actress Dagmara Domińczyk, also a Carnegie Mellon University graduate (he graduated in 1995 with a drama degree; she graduated in 1998). On June 23, 2006, Domińczyk gave birth to their son, Kalin Patrick Wilson. On August 9, 2009, they welcomed their second son, Kassian McCarrell Wilson. He currently lives in Montclair, New Jersey with his family.
In May 2012, Wilson gave the keynote address for his alma mater, Carnegie Mellon University, in which he spoke of his memories from childhood and through his career.
On May 26, 2012, Wilson and his brothers, Mark and Paul, performed a benefit concert for Southeastern Guide Dogs’ “Paws For Patriots” program in St. Petersburg, Florida. They raised $30,000 for the program and were honored by the organization with having puppies named after them. The brothers have also performed benefit concerts for All Children’s Hospital and the St. Petersburg Free Clinic.