Vincent Van Patten
Actor and tennis player
Vincent Van Patten
Vincent Van Patten is an American actor and former tour professional tennis player.
Biography
Vincent Van Patten's personal information overview.
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Cattle Drives Move at the Speed of the Cow
NPR - over 4 years
Oregon Field Guide visited the historicĀ Roaring Springs Ranch in southeastern Oregon and learned that cattle drives, in many ways, have changed little since a century ago. Producer Vince Patton shot a slideshow while researching this story.
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Explore the Upper Rogue River
NPR - over 4 years
The mainstem of the Rogue River gets plenty of attention for its great rafting, but there are sights to discover just upstream. Oregon Field Guide producer Vince Patton was on the Upper Rogue recently and brought back photos of steep canyons, natural bridges and tumbling waters.
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Plimpton-esque Writing Featured in THE WIMBLEDON FINAL THAT NEVER WAS - World Tennis Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Sidney B. Wood, Jr. was a Vincent Van Patten look-a-like who was one of America's best tennis players in the golden age of Big Bill Tilden and Don Budge. He played Davis Cup for the USA in the days when a boat (ocean liner) was the way to Europe to
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David Tourje: La Aboriginal (Video) - Huffington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
I was convinced, just like Veda Pierce or Vincent Van Patten, that tennis courts, sex, cars, fame, and great hair would be mine for the asking if only mom and dad had sense enough to move to Southern California -- that was my far-away dream
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Celluloid; Fast Times at Lombardi High
NYTimes - over 14 years
FOR as long as there have been teenagers -- about 50 years, give or take -- there have been movies designed to soothe their misery, give vent to their frustration and lay claim to their hard-won allowances and after-school minimum wages. Some of these, from ''Rebel Without a Cause'' to ''Rushmore,'' have also been interesting, insightful and even
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TELEVISION REVIEW; Thwack! Take That, You Chauvinist
NYTimes - almost 16 years
The 1973 publicity-stunt tennis match between Billie Jean King, a 29-year-old star, and Bobby Riggs, a 55-year-old ex-wonder boy who had devolved into a hustler, should not have mattered much. But it did. Tonight's ABC movie about that match, which stars two familiar actors who would seem light-years removed from the film's antagonists, shouldn't
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McEnroe Gains English Semifinal
NYTimes - over 34 years
John McEnroe, the top-seeded player, defeated Henri Leconte, a 19-year-old Frenchman, 6-3, 7-5 tonight to gain the semifinals of the $200,000 Benson and Hedges tennis tournament. Leconte is bidding for the No. 2 singles spot on the French Davis Cup team, which will meet the United States in the final at Grenoble, France, in two weeks. Vincent van
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LENDL GAINS 15TH FINAL IN ROW
NYTimes - almost 35 years
Top-seeded Ivan Lendl of Czechoslovakia gained his 15th consecutive tournament final today with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Ecuador's Andres Gomez in the $300,000 World Championship Tennis Tournament. Lendl, who has won nine of those tournaments and ranks No. 2 in the world, will face second-seeded Jose-Luis Clerc of Argentina in Sunday's final. Clerc,
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'HELL NIGHT,' INITIATION RITE
NYTimes - over 35 years
''Hell Night,'' which opened Friday at the Cinerama and other theaters, is not so bad as it might be. It is not so good as it might be, either, but remember that it is a horror film. As the popular culture declines, the horror film declines with it, and whereas the horror film was once spooky, now it is nauseating, measured by the barf, rather than
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LENDL TOPS VILAS IN SEMIFINALS
NYTimes - over 35 years
Ivan Lendl of Czechoslovakia, the secomdseeded player, will face Ilie Nastase of Rumania, who was unseeded, in the final of the $50,000 AMF Head Cup tournament tomorrow. This afternoon, 21-year-old Lendl defeated Guillermo Vilas, 6-2, 6-4, taking just 40 minutes for the first set and 45 minutes for the second. Nastase, 35, who has won most of the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Vincent Van Patten
    FIFTIES
  • 2010
    Age 52
    He finished in the money at the 2010 World Series of Poker main event.
    More Details Hide Details He finished 481st in a pool of 7,319 entrants and received winnings totalling $27,519. (This amount was awarded to finishers 460th thru 531st.) He was crowned "king of the Hollywood home games" He is a commentator of the World Poker Tour, for which he is now in his thirteenth season alongside Mike Sexton. The first four seasons were broadcast on Travel Channel; seasons five and six on Game Show Network, and from the seventh through to the current thirteenth season, airs on Fox Sports Networks. Van Patten has been a fixture for the last fifteen years in advertising for Milwaukee's Potawatomi Bingo Casino, along with the WPT World Poker Room at Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut. With Robert J Randisi, Van Patten has written The Picasso Flop (ISBN 0892960701), a novel about Vegas poker.
  • FORTIES
  • 2003
    Age 45
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Vince is related to several other well-known actors, actresses, and singers through blood and by marriage. Vince is a brother of James and Nels Van Patten, a nephew of Joyce Van Patten and Timothy Van Patten, and a cousin of Talia Balsam. Throughout the 1970s, as a child actor Van Patten guest-starred in over three dozen classic television series including Bonanza, The High Chaparral, Medical Center, Adam-12, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, Wonder Woman and a variety of television movies. At the age of sixteen, he was cast in Apple's Way, a CBS drama series in which he played the son of an architect who leaves the big city to rear his family in rural and fictional Appleton, Iowa.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1986
    Age 28
    His highest doubles ranking was World No. 24, reached in September 1986.
    More Details Hide Details Van Patten learned to play poker from his father, actor Dick Van Patten, at age 14. Vincent has played in some of the biggest cash games in the world.
  • 1982
    Age 24
    In singles, Van Patten reached the third round of the US Open twice, in 1982 and 1983, and Wimbledon once, in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details In doubles his best Grand Slam event result was reaching the quarter-finals of the French Open in 1981, partnering with Mel Purcell.
    His career high ranking in singles was World No. 26, reached on February 11, 1982.
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  • 1981
    Age 23
    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.
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  • 1979
    Age 21
    Van Patten was also a professional tour tennis player who in 1979 was awarded the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Rookie of the Year award.
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    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).
    More Details Hide Details He starred, wrote and produced in The Break (1995), distributed by Lions Gate with Martin Sheen.
  • 1978
    Age 20
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1975
    Age 17
    In the fall of 1975, aged eighteen, he appeared as John Karras in a 12-week CBS drama series Three for the Road.
    More Details Hide Details The story line is that of a father and two sons, grief-stricken over the death of their wife and mother sell their house, buy a recreational vehicle, and roam throughout the United States.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Born on October 17, 1957.
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