• Patrick Fugit is an American actor with an estimated net worth of over $500,000
• He grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and developed an interest for acting during his time in high school
• His big break was in 2000's "Almost Famous", for which he received critical acclaim
• He has since been a part of various television and film projects, such as "White Oleander" and "Wristcutters: A Love Story"
• He enjoys riding motorcycles and is reportedly single

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthOctober 27, 1982
MarkFrequently works with Cameron Crowe.
FactFriends with Olivia Wilde and Tao Ruspoli.

Who is Patrick Fugit?

Patrick Raymond Fugit was born on 27 October 1982, in Salt Lake City, Utah USA, and is an actor, perhaps still best known for his role in the film “Almost Famous” released in 2000. Other projects he has been a part of include “White Oleander” and “Wristcutters: A Love Story”.

The Net Worth of Patrick Fugit

How rich is Patrick Fugit? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $500,000, earned through a successful career in acting. He’s also appeared in various television roles over the course of his career, and as he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Acting Beginnings

Patrick grew up the eldest of three children in Salt Lake City with his mother who is a dance teacher, and father who is an electrical engineer. He attended East High School, during which he was diagnosed with ADHD, but also developed a strong interest for acting. He appeared in a school production of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” during seventh grade, playing the role of the shoemaker.

He actually developed an interest in both music and skateboarding, and along with his best friend, they started a folk rock band called Mushman, in which he played the guitar and occasionally sang. He studied to play flamenco guitar a, but would eventually find professional acting opportunities. After an appearance in “Touched by an Angel” and “Legion of Fire: Killer Ants!” he got his first major film opportunity in 2000’s “Almost Famous”, playing the role of William Miller.

Almost Famous and Further Acting Work

“Almost Famous” stars Fugit alongside Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand and Billy Crudup, in a story about a teenage journalist writing for “Rolling Stone” in the early 1970s covering a fictitious rock band called Stillwater. The film is actually semi-biographical, based on life experiences of director Cameron Crower as he toured with various rock bands. While the film bombed at the box office, it received critical acclaim and won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, a Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, among others. He didn’t actually know much about rock music while filming, but his interest in it grew from this base.

A few years later, he played an aspiring comic book artist in the film “White Oleander”, released in 2002 and starring Alison Lohman and Michelle Pfeiffer, based on the 1999 novel of the same name written by Janet Fitch which was featured on “Oprah”. During the same year, he was cast in the independent film “Spun” in which he played a naïve drug addict, also starring Mena Suvari, Jason Schwartzman and John Leguizamo. The film is focused on people involved in a methamphetamine drug ring, and the name of the film is based on the slang for the way users feel after going multiple days without sleep due to the drug.

Later Career

While Patrick has fewer major projects as his career progressed, he still had consistent work. The year after “Spun” he was cast in the film “Saved!”, in which he played a skateboarder. The film touches on various issues including religion, homophobia, and teen pregnancy and also stars Jena Malone. In 2005 he starred in “The Amateurs”, which is a comedy film revolving around six friends in a small town in the US who decide to make a full length adult film.

The following year, he starred and made music for the film “Wristcutters: A Love Story”, which is a road movie set in an afterlife way-station reserved for people who have passed away through suicide. His next notable project would be the film “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant”, which is an adaptation of the “Vampire Blood” trilogy by author Darren Shan. He also had support roles in films such as “Reckless”,’ Gone Girl”, and “The List”. One of his latest projects is the series entitled “Outcast”, which started airing in 2016, and is based on the comics of the same name, and follows his character who has been rejected by the people of Rome, West Virginia.

Personal Life

For his personal life, it is known that Fugit was romantically involved with Megalyn Echikunwoke in the past but their relationship eventually ended. Since then, there have been no reports of any romances made public, and many sources have stated that he is single. He mentioned in an interview that he enjoys riding motorcycle and owns five in total with his father. He initially thought of acting as more of a hobby, but got into it as he found success in the craft.

General Info

Full NamePatrick Fugit
Date Of BirthOctober 27, 1982
Height1.83 m


ParentsJan Clark-Fugit, Bruce Fugit
SiblingsColin Fugit, Jocelyn Fugit


AwardsOnline Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star, MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance - Male, Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Male Newcomer
MoviesAlmost Famous, Gone Girl, Wristcutters: A Love Story, We Bought a Zoo, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, Saved!, White Oleander, Thanks for Sharing, Queen of Earth, Spun, The Amateurs, Dead Birds, Cinema Verite, Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas, Horsemen, Legion of Fire: Killer Ants!, The Str...
TV ShowsOutcast

Social profile links


#Marks / Signs
1Frequently works with Cameron Crowe.


1I'm not a very fast-paced person.
2I always related most to Steve McQueen because he was more of an outcast than Robert Redford or Paul Newman.
3It's a very enticing, very seductive place, but once you get to know what L.A.'s really like, you don't want to live there.
4I had an agent in Salt Lake City, but acting was more like a hobby.
5My dad has a huge vinyl collection downstairs, but I was never too interested. The only CD I had was by Adam Sandler.
6If you think you're going to work with Cameron Crowe and not get into his music, you're crazy. But he doesn't force it on you. He doesn't force anything on you, which really makes things easier.
7The day after I got an agent, I got called in for a role in a TV movie called 'Legion Of Fire: Killer Ants.'
8One day, you're a nobody, and the next, you're in a movie that everybody is talking about. But Hollywood has a way of knocking you back down to Earth.
9Oh, I'm quite the impulse buyer. Most of what I buy is stuff for my Jeep, 'cause it breaks down a lot.
10There are these girls who live in Maryland: they're the Patrick Super Fan Club Association of America. They've sent me videotapes of themselves just eating and talking about Hanson, and a loaf of bread that was really moldy by the time it got here.


1Rides motorcycles with his dad. They own five in total.
2Formed Salt Lake City band "Mushman" with best friend David Fetzer, by "accident". The band can best be described as a blend of folk and rock. Patrick plays the guitar and sometimes sings.
3His last name means "he flees" in Latin.
4Friends with Olivia Wilde and Tao Ruspoli.
5He is part Irish.
6His mother was a dance teacher in Salt Lake City. She owned a dance school called The Ballet School.
7His voice also broke while filming Almost Famous (2000).
8Grew three inches while filming Almost Famous (2000).




Cinema Verite2011TV MovieAlan Raymond
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant2009Evra the Snake Boy
The Good Life2007Andrew
House M.D.2006TV SeriesJack Walters
Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas2006Bickford Shmeckler
Wristcutters: A Love Story2006Zia
The Amateurs2005Emmett
Dead Birds2004Sam
ER2003TV SeriesSean Simmons
White Oleander2002Paul Trout
MADtv2001TV SeriesWilliam Miller
Almost Famous2000William Miller
Stray Dog1999TV MovieDuncan
Touched by an Angel1997-1998TV SeriesJoey / Boy #1
Legion of Fire: Killer Ants!1998TV MovieScott Blount
The List2016completedAlex
Outcast2016-2017TV SeriesKyle Barnes / Kyle
Film School Shorts2016TV SeriesAgent
Rita Mahtoubian Is Not A Terrorist2015ShortAgent (voice)
Full Circle2015TV SeriesPaulie Parerra
Queen of Earth2015Rich
The Strongest Man2015Guru Fred
You're a Natural2014ShortEvan
Gone Girl2014Officer James Gilpin
A Night with Little Richard2013ShortThe Douche
Isip the Warrior2013ShortSimon
Reckless2013TV MovieDavid Harrison
Thanks for Sharing2012Danny
We Bought a Zoo2011Robin Jones


How to Speak Clearly2013Short producer
Must Come Down2012/Iproducer

Camera Department

Wristcutters: A Love Story2006still photographer


Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon2013Documentary special thanks
Behind the Scenes with 'The Amateurs'2008Video documentary short thanks


Looking for David2016Documentary post-productionInterviewee
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Film Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Knife Fight2013TV SeriesHimself - Timekeeper / Actor
Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?2011TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Behind the Scenes with 'The Amateurs'2008Video documentary shortHimself - 'Emmett'
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHimself
Living with Lew2007DocumentaryHimself
Making 'Dead Birds'2005Video documentary shortHimself
Showboat & Boonie2005Video documentary shortHimself
Punk'd2004TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2000-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
MADtv2000TV SeriesHimself
The 2000 Billboard Music Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
All Access: The Making of 'Almost Famous'2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Jake Gyllenhaal Challenges the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize2010ShortPatrick


Won Awards

2001CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising ActorAlmost Famous (2000)
2001OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest EnsembleAlmost Famous (2000)
2000Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMale Discovery of the Year

Nominated Awards

2015COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleGone Girl (2014)
2015GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best EnsembleGone Girl (2014)
2015Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastGone Girl (2014)
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Male - NewcomerAlmost Famous (2000)
2001MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBreakthrough Male PerformanceAlmost Famous (2000)
2001OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Youth PerformanceAlmost Famous (2000)
2001OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - MaleAlmost Famous (2000)
2001OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Cinematic Debut/BreakthroughAlmost Famous (2000)
2001PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleAlmost Famous (2000)
2001PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest NewcomerAlmost Famous (2000)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureAlmost Famous (2000)
2001Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice Breakout PerformanceAlmost Famous (2000)
2001Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActorAlmost Famous (2000)
2000Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Male NewcomerAlmost Famous (2000)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Write A Comment

Pin It