Mark Patton

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Mark Patton
Mark Patton
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February 13, 1964
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Some Facts
Auditioned to play Glen in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) but lost out to Johnny Depp. Later ended up auditioning for A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985).
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico (August 2013).
In 2004, on his 40th birthday, Patton was diagnosed with HIV along with pneumonia, thrush, and tuberculosis. His medications interacted badly and he was hospitalized. Upon recovering, he moved to Mexico, where he met and later married Hector Morales Mondragon.
Currently directing Off-Broadway Theatre (1995)
Became friends with his A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) co-star Robert Rusler. They remained friends until Mark moved to Mexico.
Personal Quotes
I don't think I was ever closeted, to be honest with you. Once I figured out I was gay, I always acted on it. But I was always afraid some redneck would kill me on a back road. That's where I thought I would end up because that's where I come from. Theater provided me a safe space.
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I had a rough time in school. I was a very pretty boy and where I come from everyone looks exactly the same. If you're even the slightest bit different you're a target. I was a hypersensitive kid and I was bullied quite a bit.
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It was what I would consider my last true hardcore audition. They began to ask me if I would be comfortable playing a gay character and telling people I was straight if they began to question my sexuality? I remember looking around that table and I knew every one of those men were gay. All I could think about was how everyone I knew was dying from AIDS and we were having this bullshit conversation. My heart just broke and that was the line for me. I knew I would never be able to do what they were asking, so I walked away from Hollywood and decided to move on to a place where it was totally acceptable to be gay. (On his audition for a gay character on CBS.)
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That advice that my father gave me all those years ago has proved to be true. I'm authentically me, and now every day I feel more free. I'm so thankful I have so many stories to tell and have lots of different ways I can tell them. Whether it's cooking you dinner, painting you a purse, or making a movie - it doesn't matter. I'm a storyteller and I have a fabulous memory. So watch out because I don't forget a thing.
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I have every character I've ever played tattooed on my body. But I've decided to put the name Lazarus next, because that's who I am. I've walked out of the grave time and time again. (Showing the name "Jesse" tattooed on his forearm.)
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