Scott Gordon Patterson (born September 11, 1958) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Luke Danes in Gilmore Girls and Agent Strahm in Saw IV, Saw V and Saw VI. He also starred as Michael Buchanan in the NBC drama series The Event. Patterson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Hope, a homemaker, and Frank Patterson, a boxer turned advertising executive. His parents divorced in 1974. Patterson was raised in Haddonfield, New Jersey. He attended Rutgers University, pursuing a degree in comparative literature, but eventually dropped out. He studied acting in New York with renowned coaches Robert Lewis and Sondra Lee. He was exposed to the teachings of such luminaries as Paul Newman, Arthur Penn, and Frank Corsaro at The Actors Studio.
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