Patrick Heusinger Biography: In His Own Words – Exclusive Video, News, Photos
Patrick Heusinger was born on February 14, 1981 (Patrick Heusinger age: 39) in Jacksonville, Florida. Heusinger attended Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and earned his BFA from The Juilliard School in New York.
PATRICK HEUSINGER BIOGRAPHY: EARLY LIFE, FAMILY, EDUCATION
Heusinger is the middle of three siblings; he has an older sister and a younger brother. Heusinger was raised Catholic and identifies as a Christian.
PATRICK HEUSINGER BIOGRAPHY: MOVIES, TV SHOWS, THEATER
Heusinger’s film debut came in the role of Young Lars in Sweet Land (2005). Heusinger’s career gained some momentum in 2007 when he appeared in Tie a Yellow Ribbon, The Nanny Diaries, and Skin Deep in the same year.
In 2008, Heusinger made his television debut as James Schuller/Lord Marcus Beaton on Gossip Girl. He followed up this role with appearances on other well-known TV series, including 30 Rock, The Good Wife, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and CSI: Miami. Heusinger is best known for his roles in TV series Gossip Girl, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Royal Pains, and Absentia.
In addition to film and television, Heusinger also has a number of theater credits. From 2006 to 2008, Heusinger played Lancelot in the national tour of Spamalot. He also starred in Broadway productions of Next Fall and Fiddler on the Roof.
Heusinger has played Special Agent Nick Durand in the TV Series Absentia since 2017.
PATRICK HEUSINGER BIOGRAPHY: GREATEST LIFE LESSON
When Heusinger was a high schooler at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, actor Peter Weller, who had been directing a film in Jacksonville, Florida at the time, visited the high school to talk to the students. Weller told the students a tale of Marcus Aurelius, a philosopher and the emperor of the Roman empire. Aurelius had a deal with the people in which whenever a battle was won, the general that won the battle must ride through a grand parade through Rome. Aurelius, however, also required that the general must ride through the parade with the lowliest of slaves standing next to him. Throughout the chariot ride, Aurelius would whisper in the general’s ear, “All glory is fleeting.”
What did Heusinger get from Weller’s story? “No matter how much success you have, no matter how big you might feel in your brain, it will all disappear at some point,” Heusinger said. “Enjoy it, but stay grounded with the function of it and keep focused on what you should be focused on, which is not the parade, it’s the work.”
PATRICK HEUSINGER BIOGRAPHY: HOW HE GOT INTO ACTING
Heusinger described his first experience acting while competing in a Latin competition. Heusinger learned Latin in middle school and took part in a county-wide Latin competition in which students showed off their knowledge of Greek history, art, and more. Heusinger memorized a section in Latin from The Aeneid. “I didn’t memorize it all the way, but I had a lot of gusto in my performance so they gave me second place,” Heusinger recalled with a laugh.
Heusinger’s teachers noticed that he had a natural aptitude for public speaking and encouraged him to attend Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and participate in their summer musical. Heusinger had a small role in the musical Annie Get Your Gun when he was 13 years old. On the opening night of the play, Heusinger stopped his mother on their way home and told her, “That’s what I want to do for the rest of my life. I’m gonna be an actor, that’s what I’m gonna do.”
At 16, Heusinger did his first play. One of his former cast-mates from the play attended The Juilliard School the following year and convinced Heusinger to audition for the school. “I really didn’t know anything about it nor did I think that it was realistic that I could get in,” he said. He was later accepted and attended The Juilliard School. Studying at Juilliard was Heusinger’s first time living outside of his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida.
PATRICK HEUSINGER BIOGRAPHY: PERSONAL LIFE, DATING HISTORY
Heusinger told Broadway Buzz in 2010 that he was careful talking about politics and religion. Heusinger mentioned that he “used to not talk about how [he] grew up.”
“I just liked everything to be a secret. It’s not because I was embarrassed,” he said. “We grew up with no money, and I was always playing these kings or princes or aristocrats, which was ironic. I just wanted people to assume that whatever I was onstage was what I was. You’re more believable if people don’t know much about you personally.”
Heusinger is dating Brazilian model Natália Toledo. Heusinger previously dated Russian actress Polina Frantsena until 2017 and American singer/actress Ashley Brown in 2006.
PATRICK HEUSINGER BIOGRAPHY: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How tall is Patrick Heusinger? Heusinger is 6’0″.
Does Patrick Heusinger have a girlfriend? Heusinger revealed in February of 2019 via Instagram post that he was dating Brazilian model Natália Toledo.
Does Patrick Heusinger have children? Heusinger has no children.
What is Patrick Heusinger’s sexual orientation? Heusinger is heterosexual.
PATRICK HEUSINGER FILMOGRAPHY
|2005||Sweet Land||Young Lars|
|2007||Tie a Yellow Ribbon||Joe Mason|
|2007||The Nanny Diaries||Carter|
|2008||Gossip Girl (TV Series)
– The Ex-Files
– The Dark Night
– Never Been Marcused
– Summer Kind of Wonderful
|Lord Marcus Beaton/James Schuller|
|2009||30 Rock (TV Series)
|2009||Jack in a Box (TV Series)
– The Alpha Actor
|2009||The Good Wife (TV Series)
|2009||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
|2010||Rescue Me (TV Series)
|2010||Black Swan||Rich Gent|
|2011||CSI: Miami (TV Series)
– Match Made in Hell
|2010-2011||Royal Pains (TV Series)
– A History of Violins
– Open Up Your Yenta Mouth and Say Ah
– Whole Lotto Love
|2010-2011||Submissions Only (TV Series)
– Mean Like Me
– 165 Flies
– Old Lace
|2011||Law & Order: LA (TV Series)
– Angel’s Knoll
|2011||The Protector (TV Series)
|2011||Necessary Roughness (TV Series)
– Losing Your Swing
|2011||Friends with Benefits (TV Series)
– The Benefit of Friends
– The Benefit of Putting in the Work
|2011||Unforgettable (TV Series)
|Dean Mark Claman|
|2012||Willowbrook (Short)||Bill Huntsman|
|2012||Snow White and the Seven Movies (Short)||Agent|
|2013||Revolution (TV Series)
– Love Story
– There Will Be Blood
– Born in the U.S.A.
|2013||Castle (TV Series)
– Number One Fan
|2013||Bones (TV Series)
– The Lady on the List
|2013||CollegeHumor Originals (TV Series)
– Batman and Superman Team Up
|2013||Cause of Death (Short)||Guy in the park|
|2014||Writers’ Block (TV Series)
– Flirting with Disaster
|2014||Tin Man||The Tin Man|
|2014||Mi Casa Su Casa (Short)||Aaron|
|2015||Point of Honor||Colonel Palmer Kane|
|2015||A to Z (TV Series)
– M is for Meant to Be
|2015||Hot Girls (Short)||Adam|
|2015||A Beautiful Now||Aaron|
|2015||Casual (TV Series)
|2015||Streets of Paris (Short)|
|2016||Quantum Break (Video Game)||Liam Burke (voice)|
|2016||Quantum Break (TV Series)
– Monarch Solutions
– Lifeboat Protocol
|2016||Jack Reacher: Never Go Back||The Hunter|
|2014-2017||Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (TV Series) (11 episodes)||Max|
|2017-2020||Absentia (TV Series) (21 episodes)||Nick Durand|