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Patrick Fabian Biography

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Birth Name: Patrick Fabian
Born: 12/07/1964
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Born and raised in central Pennsylvania, Fabian always knew he wanted to pursue acting and earned a Bachelor's degree in Performance from Penn State University. After moving to Long Beach, CA to pursue an MFA at the University of California, Fabian appeared in numerous local plays before making the jump to TV on an episode of "Bodies of Evidence." The young actor thought his next role as Zach and Kelly's hip professor on the "Saved by the Bell" spin-off was a sure thing, until the show's abrupt cancellation in 1994 found him drifting through science-fiction shows and primetime dramas. Following a few small scenes in the Atlantic City gambling comedy "Sour Grapes," Fabian landed a recurring role as self-absorbed millionaire Jerry Kaufman on "Providence" (NBC, 1999-2002), and went back to school for his portrayal of unpopular Assistant Principal Price on the beloved but low-rated "Joan of Arcadia."

His role as the title teen's criminology professor on "Veronica Mars" (The CW, 2004-07) might have been a signal that Fabian should have gone into teaching instead, or maybe just meant the affable actor had a way of projecting low-key authority. The late 2000s brought both personal and professional growth for the journeyman actor. After marrying longtime girlfriend Mandy Steckelberg in 2009, Fabian joined the cast of "Big Love" as Ted Price, Barb's (Jeanne Tripplehorn) brother-in-law, and landed his first feature lead role in "The Last Exorcism." Produced by horror icon Eli Roth, the film followed evangelical preacher Cotton Marcus (Fabian) and the documentary film crew who capture what turns out to be an anything-but-routine exorcism. Since welcoming daughter Abbey Ray in 2010, Fabian has returned to TV with the quickly cancelled sitcom "Working Class" (CMT, 2011) and appeared in Danny Trejo's 2012 revenge flick "Bad Ass."