What happened to Patrick Flueger? Illness, Wife, Net Worth, Wiki

March 22, 2024
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Patrick Flueger Wiki

Fans of the science-fiction series “The 4400” are certainly familiar with the character of Shawn Farrell, one of the returnees who had the ability to manipulate life force, but do they know all about the actor who portrayed this role?

His name is Patrick Flueger, and besides this role, he has 35 acting credits to his name. To movie lovers, Patrick is probably known best for his roles as Chuck in “Footloose” and as Ethan in “Loaded”.

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Early life, family, and education

Patrick John Flueger was born in 1983, and celebrates his birthday on 10 December, which makes Sagittarius his zodiac sign. Born in Red Wing, Minnesota USA, where he spent most of his childhood alongside his two younger siblings, Patrick was raised by his parents, who were both very supportive with his dream of become an actor.

He graduated from Red Wing High School, and upon matriculating in 2001, he didn’t go to college but launched his acting career.


Roles in movies

Patrick made his acting debut playing the support role of Jeremiah Hart in the 2001 movie “The Princess Diaries”, starring Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews and Hector Elizondo. He followed with his role as Will Coffey in the TV movie “Twelve Mile Road” in 2003, which brought him an Award nomination for Best Young Adult Performer in a Teenage Role.

Next, he was seen as Luke in the 2004 TV movie “Paradise”, before he was cast to play Rusty in “The World’s Fastest Indian” in 2005. This biographical sports drama followed the story of Burt Munro from New Zealand, who set the world land speed record on a 1920 Indian motorcycle, after spending years restoring it – Patrick had an opportunity to act with the great Anthony Hopkins, and Diane Ladd.

Two years later, Patrick was seen as Ryan in “Spin”, followed by his roles in “Kill Theory”, “The Job” and “Brothers”, all in 2009.

The following year, he was cast to play Ike in the horror drama “Mother’s Day” about a sadistic family that returns to their childhood home and terrorize the new owners of the house. Next, he was seen as Chuck in the 2011 musical drama “Footloose”, starring Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, and Kenny Wormald.

In 2013, Patrick portrayed Keith in the short action movie “Present Trauma”, a psychological drama about a Marine veteran, Keith, who struggles to cope with family life after returning from a combat tour overseas. The movie won the First Film, USA Award for Best Drama, while Patrick was nominated for the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Award for Best Performance in a Drama.

Next, he was seen as Ethan in the 2015 comedy-drama “Loaded”, which was his first lead role in a full-length movie. Patrick followed with another lead role opposite Rose McGowan and Peter Bogdanovich in the 2016 thriller “The Tell-Tale Heart”.

In the following years, he was seen in “The Super” (2017) and “Lawless Range” (2018), which are his most recent movie roles.


Roles in series

Patrick made his first television appearance portraying Zeke Wilde in “Septuplets” in 2002, followed by his guest role as Mark Thurber in an episode of the series “Judging Amy” in 2003. In the same year, Patrick guest starred in “The Pitts”, “CSI: Miami”, and “Boston Public”.

In 2004, he also made appearances in numerous series, including “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “It’s All Relative”, and then he was cast to play his breakthrough role as Shawn Farrell in “The 4400”, which was aired until 2007.

His next role came in 2010, when he portrayed Logan West in “Scoundrels”, followed by his guest roles in “Criminal Minds” and “Warehouse 13” in 2013.


In the following year, Patrick was cast to play Adam Ruzek in “Chicago P.D.”. Playing in over 190 episodes in this action crime-drama, opposite Jason Beghe and Marina Squerciati, Patrick is one of the favorite stars of the series.

He had the recurring role of Adam Ruzek (2014-2021) in “Chicago Fire”, starring Taylor Kinney, Eamonn Walker and Christian Stolte. This action drama series which followed the lives of Chicago’s firefighters and paramedics had 23 award nominations and won six, including the Imagen Foundation Award for Best Primetime Program-Drama.


What happened to him? Illness

In April 2022 rumors began about Patrick saying that he might be suffering from an illness that hasn’t been disclosed. The rumors escalated after it was revealed that he had an arm and shoulder injury, and some rumors were saying that he even had surgery. However, it seems that these were just assumptions and false rumors, and Patrick hasn’t commented on them.

Love life and wife

Patrick has been labeled as one of the hottest actors, and so it isn’t surprising that he was the subject of numerous rumors about his love life and his sexual orientation. Some were saying that he’s in a relationship with his co-star from “Chicago P.D.”, Marina Squerciati, going so far that some people believed that the two will marry. However, it seems that they were a couple for a while during 2016, but separated, and in 2017, Marina married Ely J. Kay-Oliphant, and rumors about her and Patrick stopped.


In July 2019, Patrick was spotted with Palestinian actress Reem Amara, who had a guest role in “Chicago P.D.”, and also starred in several short movies.

In June of that same year, Reem posted a photo of Patrick with the caption saying ‘Habibi’ (an Arabian word for ‘my love’ or ‘my darling’) which many understood as the publication of their relationship. These days, the couple often shares their joint photos from their everyday life and travels, with descriptions full of love and care.

As of October 2022, Patrick and Reem are still together, and although there was gossip about their wedding, it’s false. Patrick hasn’t been married before, and he doesn’t have children.


Net worth

This 38-year-old actor has certainly left a mark with his acting successes, but many critics believe that his time is yet to come. However, during his more than 15-year-long career he’s earned a decent amount of money thanks to his talent. According to sources, his net worth has been estimated at over $5 million.

Martha Clifford

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