Vincent Van Patten

Actor and Tennis Player
Born Oct 17, 1957

Vincent Van Patten is an American actor and former tour professional tennis player.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Vincent Van Patten.


1957 Birth Born on October 17, 1957.


1975 17 Years Old In the fall of 1975, aged eighteen, he appeared as John Karras in a 12-week CBS drama series Three for the Road. … Read More


1978 20 Years Old Three years later, he co-starred in The Bionic Boy, a two-hour ABC attempted spinoff of the popular Lee Majors vehicle, The Six Million Dollar Man that never went to series. In 1978, he starred in the cult film classic, Rock 'n' Roll High School.
1979 21 Years Old 1 More Event
He starred in several other films in the 1970s and 1980s, including the 1979 action thriller Survival Run (aka Spree), Yesterday (1981) as a Vietnam war veteran, the slasher film Hell Night (1981), and The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987). … Read More
1981 23 Years Old The highlight of his career came in 1981 when he defeated John McEnroe and two other top ten world ranked pros to win the Seiko World Super Tennis tournament in Tokyo.
1982 24 Years Old 1 More Event
His career high ranking in singles was World No. 26, reached on February 11, 1982.
1986 28 Years Old His highest doubles ranking was World No. 24, reached in September 1986. … Read More


2003 45 Years Old From his first marriage to Betsy Russell he has two sons: Richard and Vince. His second marriage, on April 15, 2003, was to The Young and the Restless actress Eileen Davidson; they have one child together. … Read More


2010 52 Years Old He finished in the money at the 2010 World Series of Poker main event. … Read More
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