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Patrick Kilpatrick

Actor/Screenwriter/Producer
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Lower taxes to place money in the hands of every Californian while eradicating the homelessness issue.
  • Pro-business eco-sensitive industry policies including the film industry to accelerate job growth.
  • Encouragement of parental choice in education with State funding reaching children and teachers' programs.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Actor/producer/screenwriter/writer for magazines
Actor, producer, screenwriter, 200+ films/hit TV shows - with Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Antoine Fuqua, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Cruise, Naomi Watts, etc. (1980–current)
President and CEO, Uncommon Dialogue Films, Inc. (UDF) (2004–current)
Participated in over 100 charities state-wide and throughout the natio, Global Hollywood — Appointed position (1984–current)
Writer for almost every magazine/ad agency in NYC, TIME, LIFE, PEOPLE, INTERVIEW (1974–2000)

Education

New York University Professional Certificate, Film and Videotape (1973)
University of Richmond Bachelor's, English/History (1972)

Community Activities

Member, Actors Equity (1982–current)
Member, SAG-AFTRA (1983–current)

Biography

One of the finest screen/television character actors of his generation, playing against a spectrum of Hollywood's leading action heroes, Patrick Kilpatrick's entertainment career has spanned nearly 200 films and hit television shows as lead actor, producer and screenwriter - from Steven Spielberg’s ‘Minority Report’ with Tom Cruise to James Cameron’s ‘Dark Angel’ with Jessica Alba, 24 with Kiefer Sutherland, to Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Replacement Killers’ with Chow Yun-fat, and Chuck Russell’s ‘Eraser’ with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

He has appeared in over 80 beloved series - all ‘CSI’ and ‘NCIS’ franchises, ‘Nip/Tuck’, ‘Criminal Minds’, ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’ among them.

Between international film and television appearances Kilpatrick has been a scriptwriter, producer consultant and producer on a multitude of projects.

Kilpatrick is president and CEO of Uncommon Dialogue Films, Inc. (UDF) - a full-service script, casting, film and media service company. UDF’s latest commission has been to write and produce a vast Asian- themed project - now in pre-production. Most recently, UDF received funding for a splashy contemporary crime project scripted by Kilpatrick.

Kilpatrick’s upcoming films include ‘Catalyst’ and ‘Night Walk’ - as well as a full slate of UDF projects in advanced development.

His action film appearances embrace a multitude of genres and an international Who's Who of directors, writers, production talent and leading men and women of the last quarter century. Last Man Standing (1996 - Walter Hill), opposite Bruce Willis, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995- Geoff Murphy), opposite Steven Segal, The Presidio (1988) - Peter Hyams), opposite Sean Connery and Mark Harmon, two award-winning westerns opposite Tom Selleck, Last Stand at Saber River (1997 - Elmore Leonard) and Crossfire Trail (2001), one western opposite Sam Elliot and Kate Capshaw, HBO's Premiere Films adaptation of Louis L'Amour's The Quick and the Dead (1987), and the ever-popular action mainstay Death Warrant (1990) opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme, as ‘The Sandman’. He has even done battle with the largest mammal on earth in Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997).

Beginning as a writer for every magazine and ad agency in New York - TIME, LIFE, PEOPLE, PLAYBOY, INTERVIEW - while bodyguarding Jefferson Airplane, The Beach Boys, Jethro Tull, The Grateful Dead, Procol Harem, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Rod Stewart, Humble Pie, Jeff Beck ... to performing in the largest production in Public Broadcasting History - ‘Roanoak’, Broadway/off- Broadway and regional theater acting and directing, to the Los Angeles Theater Center with John Goodman and Academy Award-winning British director Tony Richardson in Shakespeare's ‘Anthony and Cleopatra’ to the apex of global Hollywood, Kilpatrick has traveled well through media and showbiz.

His memoir Dying For Living: Sins & Confession of a Hollywood Villain & Libertine Patriot Vol. 1 - Upbringing published by Boulevard Books (NYC), launched at the National Press Club and Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Dying for Living: Wasted Talent in the Valley of Debacle Vol. 2 - Showbiz is set for publication 2021. 

Who supports this candidate?

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Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (3)

How would you address California’s need for affordable housing for low- and moderate-income earners? Please include specific proposals.
Answer from Patrick Kilpatrick:

Expansion of neighborhood rent control districts coupled with tenant group involvement dedicated to property improvement. Requirement for developers to embed greater percentage of design-worthy affordable service personnel housing. 70% tax credit for revitalization of any vintage building to aid young couples and aspiring homeowners. Advocating for private sector design-worthy housing initiatives.

How would you address the issue of California’s residents who are unhoused? Please include specific proposals.
Answer from Patrick Kilpatrick:

Homelessness is rampant and unacceptable for our culture, community health, law enforcement, property rights - on every level of basic common sense.  We will end that by seeing that an infrastructure is in place to accommodate the mentally ill, the drug-addicted (with treatment), the veteran component. Able-bodied homeless will be given housing and employment in a state-wide workforce dedicated to fire forestry maintenance, recycling programs, beach clean-up/ocean preservation, open space, and highway beautification.

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of all Californians?  Please include specific proposals.
Answer from Patrick Kilpatrick:

Lip service to preserving the environment is the current order of the day. I support the immediate halting of sewage being emptied into the ocean. I support preferential water rates for organic farming and humane animal food production. I also support drought-tolerant gardening mandates. Most importantly, we need to expand the construction of desalination plants for all state-wide usage and citizens. The expansion of hydrogen refueling stations and state-wide hydrogen vehicle usage is also imperative. 

 

The combination of these policies will result in the slowing and halting of harmful climate-changing emissions and the escalating struggle for water. 

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Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I am passionate about every policy and issue within our campaign. Please go to KilpatrickForGovernor.com to understand what our campaign will accomplish. Homelessness is rampant and cannot be allowed to continue. It is unacceptable for our culture, community health, law enforcement, property rights - on every level of basic common sense. We will end that. I would solve many issues simultaneously, just as we do every day in film development/production. Return of film production and eco-sensitive businesses to California is paramount. Competitive incentives for film and media production, including a 25% cash rebate for vetted projects and pro-business eco-sensitive industry policies to accelerate job growth. We are about lowering punishing taxes. Seeing that money for our children and teachers is delivered directly where it will bolster premiere education. Supporting parental school choice. Supporting pensions and health care costs without bankrupting local and state governments. Zero tolerance for crime and police reform/advanced training. Lip service to preserving the environment is the current order of the day. We must take the steps necessary to truly preserve the environment and halt climate change. I support the immediate halting of sewage being emptied into the ocean. Federal/State subsidy for eco solar and wind power retrofitting. I support preferential water rates for organic farming and humane animal food production. I also support drought-tolerant gardening mandates. I support the expansion of hydrogen car fueling stations. I support severe fines for littering and polluters. I support community clean-up initiatives and artistry programs. We need to expand the construction of desalination plants. We need to solve the issue of our current undocumented population by simultaneously securing the border and offering a clear path to citizenship with the payment over a 10-year period of a $10,000 fine for illegal entry. These are all issues of high priority. I am proud of the evolutionary conversation that Americans carry out each and every day. I now believe we can go forward as one nation, one state - California UNITED. Equal justice, prosperity, personal safety, and stellar education. We will couple this with teamwork involving the private sector, visionary government, and responsible citizens, to heal our state. Empathy and elevation for all.

Position Papers

Issue of our current undocumented population

Summary

I would solve the issue of our current undocumented population by simultaneously securing the border and offering a clear path to citizenship with the payment over a 10-year period of a $10,000 fine for illegal entry. Such a program would also involve public service for everyone, including current American citizens should they decide to hold local, state, federal office.

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— August 7, 2021 Patrick Kilpatrick

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