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Timothy Van Patten is an American director, actor, screenwriter, and producer working on the 2020 HBO series, Perry Mason.

He has directed episodes of Boardwalk Empire, Black Mirror, Deadwood, Ed, Game of Thrones, The Pacific, Rome, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, and The Wire. As an actor, he is perhaps best known for portraying Mario "Salami" Pettrino on The White Shadow. He also played the villainous teenager Peter Stegman in Class of 1984 and Max Keller on The Master.

Van Patten was born to Richard Byron Van Patten and his second wife Eleanor della Gatta Van Patten. He is the half-brother of Dick Van Patten and Joyce Van Patten, and the uncle of Vincent Van Patten and Talia Balsam. He graduated from Massapequa High School in 1977, in the same class as musician Brian Setzer and football player Brian Baldinger. His daughter is actress Grace Van Patten.

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