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Pic of Patrick!  Thanks to Brendan O. for the following: "Patrick was born in Cork City, Ireland and has lived in the U.S. for more than ten years. He has a long time relationship with the Irish Repertory Theatre, in New York, and has starred in many of their off-Broadway plays - most critically acclaimed. He appeared on Broadway in something or other. Lives in New York City."

The dog "Cola Fitzgerald" from the credits of the play "The Shaughraun" is actually Patrick's dog!


Old News

After much wondering and wishing by the fans, Patrick was back as Father Philip Callaghan in Poltergeist The Legacy's season four episodes (both parts of a two-parter) called "The Unholy Congress" and "Sacrifice."

Remember back in October 1998, when Executive Producer Richard Barton Lewis basically said in a celeb chat that he has heard the pleas for "more Philip" on P:TL and (it sounded "iffy") they'd try and get him back? He wasn't fibbing! :-) Everyone was so excited to hear that Patrick Fitzgerald's character "Philip" on "Poltergeist: The Legacy" would be back for an appearance in season four. THANKS RICHARD for getting Patrick back for the two episodes: "Unholy Congress" and "The Sacrifice."

Thanks to Patti Thompson (1st Unofficial PF page) for first passing along on this info on 1/24/98 which was sent to her from a P:TL Executive Producer, Grant Rosenberg:

Father Philip Callahan is returning, by popular demand. We start shooting a two part episode on Monday, which features him in a prominent role.

Note: Patrick had a stage accident the weekend prior to the production of those two episodes (see below.)

Thanks to Brendan O. for the heads-up to this article on Tuesday, January 26, 1999 about Patrick's stage accident and him still going on with the show! - read "Irish Troupe Suffers for Its Art" by Jim Dwyer at the New York Daily News


January 1999 - "The Shaughraun" at the Irish Rep in NYC. Patrick plays Conn, the leader character.

Thanks to "J.F." who sent an email on 1/4/99 to give us the heads-up on Patrick's latest stage gig:

"The Irish Rep is currently running an old Irish melodrama entitled, The Shaughraun (translates as The Vagabond). Patrick is playing the title character, a ne'er-do-well who drinks, poaches and lies about."

Click here to read Donna's excellent personal review of PF's performance and detailed synopsis of "The Shaughraun"

Major thanks to the Irish Rep and/or PF for publishing the URL for this page in the playbill for "The Shaughraun!"

Irish Rep's Address:
Irish Repertory Theater
163 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011

The theater's physical location is at:
132 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

October 31, 1998 - Robbi Chong said she would be seeing Patrick while she was in New York. Not sure if he's in a play or not.

Fall 1997 - "MOJO" - Patrick Fitzgerald played "Sweets"
"Mojo" was written by a young British dramatist, Jez Butterworth, at the Atlantic Theater Co.(Off- Broadway) "A tale of men under siege in a funky Soho nightclub in 1958." - from NY Times article by Ben Brantley. Click here for full review at www.nytimes.com (for US residents it's free) or go here.

No dates for these but Andrew Ku (Playbill.com) told me he had seen PF in these past stage productions:

  • "Grandchild of Kings", a play about Sean O'Casey, directed by Hal Prince. Patrick received a Clarence Derwent Award as Most Promising Actor for his performance in this production.
  • "The Playboy of the Western World" and "The Plough and the Stars" at Irish Rep. (About 5 years ago - 1992?)
  • "The Sisters Rosensweig" at Lincoln Center
  • "Ecstasy" with The New Group.

Film and Television

2002 - CONEY ISLAND BABY (film by Double A Films) as "The Duke" - in post-production as of 9-01

2000 - THE OPPORTUNISTS (film) as "Kevin"

2000 - DEADLINE (tv) in episode "Just Lie Back" as "Patrick Donovan"

1999 - LAW & ORDER Special Victims Unit (tv) episode "Remorse" (5/5/2000) as "Tommy McConaugh"

1998 - DAY AT THE BEACH (film) as "John"

1998 - LUMINOUS MOTION (film) as "Man #1"

1996, 1997 and 1999: "Poltergeist: The Legacy" (tv)
as "Philip Callaghan"

"Liberty: the American Revolution" (PBS series)
"He was dressed as a Continental Army soldier (can't quite identify the unit) and delivered a line about General Washington's password being 'Victory or Death.'" - Donna
Note from Maryalice: he's also 45-50 minutes into part three.

"He also co-starred in a photoplay (movie short) called 'Quiet'; written, edited and directed by Mia Dillon." - Patti (1st Unofficial PF Home Page)

"There's a bit role in 'The Last of the Mohicans,' in 1992, as Webb's adjutant. Blink and you miss it." - Deb T.


CREDITS: IMDB for most of the credits.