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Mark Patton Net Worth

Mark Patton Net Worth is
$700,000

Mark Patton Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Mark Patton (September 22, 1964) is an American interior designer and former actor. Beginning his professional acting career at the age of 18, Patton is perhaps best known for his feature film roles as Joe Qualley in the 1982 dramatic film Come back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and as Jesse Walsh in the 1985 horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge.
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IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthFebruary 13, 1964
Place Of BirthRiverside, Missouri, USA
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
ProfessionActor
SpouseHector Morales Mondragon
Star SignAquarius
#Quote
1I knew I was going to be hired for "Jimmy Dean". It was one of those moments where you knew it was your destiny.
2When I started working in New York, I didn't have the common sense to keep my sexuality a secret. I wasn't famous. I was just a kid going to auditions for commercials and stuff. In New York I would go out to gay bars and it was no big deal, but in Los Angeles, I was told I wasn't allowed to step foot in West Hollywood because agents would post people in the L.A. gay bars so they could sabotage the career of any actor who competed with one of their clients. It was very cutthroat. (On the homophobia in Hollywood.)
3That 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.
4It 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.)
5I 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.
6The only thing we're waiting for is me. It's not that I'm embarrassed in any way, but I'm a private person, and I have a different life now. These are parts of my story that have never been published before, and I've had to think about whether or not I was prepared to have those conversations over and over again. But I've decided to share them with you today because I think I'm ready to tell the next part of the story. It's my obligation to tell it the way it happened, and it's a story that needs to be told. I've looked at my mortality, and I lived through it. (On plans to film a documentary of his own life, titled, "There is No Jesse".)
7I remember my first manager came to my house, went to my closet, and told me what I could and couldn't wear. All the things I could wear, she threw them on the floor in the closet and said, 'This is the way normal boys dress. They wear wrinkled and dirty clothes. And the other things you really love? Don't wear them.' (On how he was put in a closet in Hollywood by others.)
8My dad took me in the bathroom and said, "Look in the mirror. Look in that man's eyes. That's who you're going on this trip with. Know him, be on his side." (After coming home in tears because he had been bullied at school.)
9When I got off the plane to New York, I breathed my first relaxed breath, probably in my life. Because I realized I was safe. There, all of my negatives turned into positives. Things like the way I walked became an attraction as opposed to something people would laugh at.
10I found out on my 40th birthday and three days later I was in the hospital. But because of the infections I had, they made me take tuberculosis medicine and that didn't mix with those older HIV meds. There were so many side effects. It was like I was poisoned. I almost died there, but thankfully my friends took me to an AIDS health clinic, which saved my life. (On his diagnosis with HIV, thrush, pneumonia, and tuberculosis.)
11They wouldn't even let me do certain interviews. I remember getting an interview request from "The Advocate" after we made "Jimmy Dean" and they told me I absolutely couldn't speak with a gay magazine, even though I was playing a gay character. I think they were scared I would say something about my sexuality, and they were probably right.
12I 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.
13I 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.)
#Fact
1Became friends with his A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) co-star Robert Rusler. They remained friends even after Mark moved to Mexico.
2Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico (August 2013).
3Currently directing Off-Broadway Theatre (1995)
4In 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.
5Auditioned 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).

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Possessions2016Tyson
Hotel1986TV SeriesTodd Radcliff
CBS Schoolbreak Special1986TV SeriesChris Jenson
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge1985Jesse Walsh
Anna to the Infinite Power1983Rowan
Kelsey's Son1983TV MovieTim Kelsey
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean1982Joe Qualley

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Freddy vs. Jason2003special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scream, Queen: My Nightmare on Elm Street2016DocumentaryHimself
The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHimself - 'Jesse Walsh'

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2011TV Series documentaryJesse Walsh

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