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Pa­trick Fugit has come a long way since his first big role as groupie-lov­ing rock journo Wil­liam Miller in drama movie Al­most Fa­mous (2000). The 34-year-old is tack­ling his first lead on TV as de­mon ex­or­cist Kyle Barnes in hor­ror show Out­cast (2016-cur­rent) – and he’s thriv­ing in his role. “What’s in­ter­est­ing about Kyle is that his story is dark and his cir­cum­stances are very dark. But I work hard to get across that Kyle is a very bright per­son,” says Pa­trick.

Deal­ing with de­mons is new terri1

tory for the ac­tor, who grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah where 80% of the pop­u­la­tion are Mor­mons. Non-Mor­mon Pa­trick pre­ferred to find his spir­i­tual re­lease by go­ing camp­ing and hik­ing.

Pa­trick didn’t en­joy school either 2

– he re­vealed in 2004 that he has ADHD (At­ten­tion De­fi­cient Hyper­ac­tive Dis­or­der). “I was re­ally bad at school. I was di­ag­nosed with ADHD and my par­ents kind of stepped back and said, ‘He’s not hyper and when he wants to con­cen­trate on some­thing, he does’.”

In com­edy movie Saved! (2004), 3

Pa­trick’s role was re-writ­ten from “Ryan the surfer” to “Pa­trick the skate­boarder”. He joked that “I can’t surf. I skate­board and there are more op­por­tu­ni­ties to show the char­ac­ter skat­ing”.

He’s a fan of ’70s rock mu­sic and 4

can’t go a week with­out lis­ten­ing to Led Zep­pelin or Neil Young. And he plays mu­sic too! Pa­trick knows how to strum the Fla­menco gui­tar and is part of in­die acous­tic band Mush­man.

What he doesn’t do is talk about 5

his re­la­tion­ships. He dated Me­ga­lyn Echikun­woke (Si­mone in hor­ror se­ries Damien, 2016) in 2012 but they broke up that year. Pa­trick’s re­mained quiet on his love life ever since.

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