"I flipped open my cell phone and saw there were, like, 15 messages. Was the vibe on the set different this year with [series creator] Amy [Sherman-Palladino] gone? Lauren was a producer this year, and there was a little more leeway in how things were shaped. That's the most important thing that I took away from this: my friendship with Amy. Like I told her on the phone, "Not only would I hide a body for you, I would chop one up as well." Were you satisfied with the way the Luke and Lorelai story was wrapped up?
I was like, " Ooooh, that's either really good or really bad." For fans of Patterson's gruff-but-lovable Luke Danes, it was most certainly the latter. How does he feel about bidding Stars Hollow adieu after seven years? The actors had more input than in the previous six years. I always loved it when she directed an episode, or when she visited the set. Patterson: No, I wasn't, because there was still a lot of life left in it. Darren Lynn Bousman is directing it, and he's just amazing.
He was born September 11, 1958, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Hope Gordon, a homemaker, an actress in the Haddonfield Plays and Players Theatre Troupe and journalist, and Francis Ford Patterson IV, an advertising executive. Patterson formed his first band in the third grade with longtime friend Tommy Poitras.
They played just two songs – Back In The USSR by The Beatles, and I'm Not Your Stepping Stone. The Unknowns added to their set list and performed throughout grade school and high school but disbanded after HS graduation.
Patterson was raised in Haddonfield, New Jersey and attended Haddonfield Memorial High School.
The producers recast the role at the last minute with Revenge of the Nerds star Timothy Busfield, opting to offer Patterson the role of Mike Mc Grevey.
Patterson completed filming the leading role in the feature film Her Best Move, directed by Norm Hunter and co-starring Lisa Darr.
In 1988, Patterson formed the Arclight Theatre Company in Soho, NYC with John Bishop.