Patrick Heusinger was born on February 14, 1981 (Patrick Heusinger age: 40) in Jacksonville, Florida. Heusinger attended Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and earned his BFA from The Juilliard School in New York.


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.


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 the 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.


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.”


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.


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.


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.


Year Title Role
2005 Sweet Land Young Lars
2007 Tie a Yellow Ribbon Joe Mason
2007 The Nanny Diaries Carter
2007 Skin-Deep (Short) Jared
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)

–       Generalissimo

2009 Jack in a Box (TV Series)

–       The Alpha Actor

2009 The Good Wife (TV Series)

–       Fixed

Ray Demory
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)

–       Perverted

Brady Harrison
2010 Rescue Me (TV Series)

–       Comeback

Steve Burton
2010 Black Swan Rich Gent
2011 CSI: Miami (TV Series)

–       Match Made in Hell

Matthew Shaw
2010-2011 Royal Pains (TV Series)

–       A History of Violins

–       Mulligan

–       Open Up Your Yenta Mouth and Say Ah

–       Whole Lotto Love

Adam Pierce
2010-2011 Submissions Only (TV Series)

–       Mean Like Me

–       Intersections

–       165 Flies

–       Old Lace

Eric Hennigan
2011 Law & Order: LA (TV Series)

–       Angel’s Knoll

Dan Rathman
2011 The Protector (TV Series)

–       Wings

2011 Necessary Roughness (TV Series)

–       Losing Your Swing

Cash Carson
2011 Friends with Benefits (TV Series)

–       The Benefit of Friends

–       The Benefit of Putting in the Work

2011 Unforgettable (TV Series)

–       Friended

Dean Mark Claman
2012 Willowbrook (Short) Bill Huntsman
2012 Beautiful People David
2012 Snow White and the Seven Movies (Short) Agent
2012 Frances Ha Patch
2013 Revolution (TV Series)

–       Love Story

–       There Will Be Blood

–       Born in the U.S.A.

2013 Castle (TV Series)

–       Number One Fan

Raymond Vance
2013 Bones (TV Series)

–       The Lady on the List

Martin Proctor
2013 CollegeHumor Originals (TV Series)

–       Batman and Superman Team Up

2013 Cause of Death (Short) Guy in the park
2013 Boomerang Carl Hamilton
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)

–       Mars

–       Home

–       Biden

–       Mom

–       …

–       Animals

–       Friends

Michael Carr
2015 Streets of Paris (Short)
2016 Quantum Break (Video Game) Liam Burke (voice)
2016 Quantum Break (TV Series)

–       Deception

–       Prisoner

–       Monarch Solutions

–       Lifeboat Protocol

Liam Burke
2016 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back The Hunter
2014-2017 Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (TV Series) (11 episodes) Max
2018 Accommodations Jake Somner
2017-2020 Absentia (TV Series) (21 episodes) Nick Durand


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