Patrick Gorman (American actor)

Patrick O Gorman (born August 3, 1934) is an American theatre, film and television actor.

Patrick Gorman
Patrick O Gorman

(1934-08-03) August 3, 1934[1]
Years active1950s-present

Early life

Born in Visalia, California, Gorman spent eight years in the military and studied acting in Paris, France. While in Paris, he had a stint in the Cirque Medrano as a clown.


He has a background in musical comedy performing in Judy Garland's act around the country and at the Palace Theatre (Broadway) in New York City. He also danced in the nightclub acts of Donald O'Connor, Sammy Davis Jr. and Jimmy Durante.

Any the funny thing is, I don’t really look like him at all, but I had something. And incredible luck. The fact that I have a lot of Civil War fans validates that I guess, because apparently I was very successful in getting Hood’s persona across.

Gorman on his role as John Bell Hood in the film Gettysburg[2]

Appearances in film include the 1975 film Three Days of the Condor, 1986's In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro, 1993's war epic Gettysburg, 1995's Wild Bill, 1997's Rough Riders and his reprisal of the role of Confederate General John Bell Hood in the 2003 film Gods and Generals. In the 2019 film Avengers: Endgame, he was Chris Evans' body double in the role of an elderly Steve Rogers; Evans's face in prosthetics was later edited on.[3] Gorman alluded to the role in an Instagram post.[4]

Gorman's television credits include Masada, Renegade, Happy Days, MacGyver, The Drew Carey Show and a recurring guest-star roles on NCIS:LA and Sleepy Hollow. He also appeared in season one, episode two of Westworld.

Personal life

Gorman is fascinated by Japanese culture, particularly swords and calligraphy.[2][5] His favorite Civil War book is Grant's Memoirs; he is a fan of author Shelby Foote.[2]


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  2. Jastrzembski, Frank (July 2, 2018). "Q and A with Patrick Gorman (General John B. Hood)". Emerging Civil War. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  3. PETERS, MEGAN (May 21, 2019). "Avengers: Endgame's Body Double for Old Man Captain America Has Been Found". Comic Book. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  4. Gorman, Patrick (January 31, 2019). "Patrick Gorman on Instagram: "Who am I? Haha! You'll never guess and I won't tell! Mysteries are fun!!!#actor #actorslife #followyourheart #hollywoodactor #actors"". Instagram. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  5. Caggiano, Greg (March 26, 2011). "Shooting the Breeze with Actor Patrick Gorman". Caggiano's Corner. Retrieved June 26, 2019.

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