AMA with Patrick Fischler- You may recognize me from many of your favorite shows and movies- Californication, Mad Men, Los, Dinner for Schmucks, Black Dahlia...
Actor Patrick Fischler is a part of Los Angeles/Hollywood history… He is the Patrick for whom famed landmark and celebrity eatery Patrick’s Roadhouse on PCH is named. Patrick is currently starring on Californication in a recurring role as Gabriel, the director of a rehab facility. He stars in the upcoming feature film Big Sur alongside Josh Lucas and Kate Bosworth, which will premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. He just completed starring alongside Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in the Universal Pictures action thriller 2 Guns, which is to be released in 2013. Fischler received much praise for his performance as Jimmy Barrett on the Emmy-winning series Mad Men.
Fischler is a frequent guest star on TV series such as ABC’s Scandal, Castle, and Grey’s Anatomy; NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, and Grimm; HBO’s Veep and Curb Your Enthusiasm as well as Showtime’s Weeds and TNT’s Southland and as part of the fictional research project, The Dharma Initiative, he was integral to the final episodes of LOST. Fischler’s first job was “the guy who pushed the elevator button” in Speed he is constantly recognized as “the guy who had the dream” in Mulholland Drive. Other highlights of his film career include playing the Deputy District Attorney in The Black Dahlia with Hilary Swank and Scarlett Johanssen and working with John Malkovich in The Great Buck Henry as well as Red State, One for the Money and Dinner for Schmucks.