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Patrick J. Adams is a Canadian actor. He is best known for playing Mike Ross in USA Network's series Suits, for which he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama series.



Adams appeared in the U.S. series Cold Case and Jack and Bobby, and has since had roles on Lost, Friday Night Lights, Without a Trace, Commander in Chief, Heartland, Ghost Whisperer, NCIS, Cupid, "Raising the Bar" and Suits.

He starred as twin brothers in the 2008 ABC pilot Good Behavior, executive produced by Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas and directed by Charles McDougall, playing Catherine O'Hara's two sons. In 2009, he signed for the male lead in the one hour drama "The Dealership," starring opposite Battlestar Galactica actress Tricia Helfer and William Devane.

Adams guest starred in the ABC Family hit show Pretty Little Liars, in the 5th episode; "Reality Bites Me" as Ezra Fitz's college friend, Hardy. He and his fiance (Troian Bellisario) were in a fight when he was approached for the part. He chose to take the part to get her back. It succeeded.

In summer 2011, he began playing the co-lead role of Mike Ross in Suits on the basic-cable USA Network, after being fired from the pilot of NBC’s Friends With Benefits.

Adams is now set to appear in HBO's 2012 TV series Luck as recurring character Nathan Israel.


His work in film includes supporting roles in Old School and Two: Thirteen, and lead roles in The Waterhole, Weather Girl, a 2009 Slamdance entry which he starred in opposite Tricia O'Kelley, Ryan Devlin and Mark Harmon; and 2009 Berlin Film Festival competitor Rage, directed by Sally Potter, in which he appeared alongside Judi Dench, Jude Law, Dianne Wiest and Steve Buscemi.



Title Role Notes
2000 Strong Medicine Brandon 1 episode
2001 For the Record Patrick
2002 Without a Trace Adam Clark 1 episode
2003 Old School Patch
2003 NCIS Tommy Doyle 1 episode
2003 Cold Case Dean Lang 1 episode
2004 Lost Peter Talbot 1 episode
2004 Jack & Bobby Matt Kramer 1 episode
2005 Numb3rs Adam Bennett 1 episode
2005 Ghost Whisperer Linus Van Horn 1 episode
2005 Façade Harry
2005 Commander in Chief Colin 2 episodes
2005 Close to Home Paul the Paralegal 1 episode
2005 Christmas in Boston (aka Instant Message) Seth
2006 Orpheus Barry
2006 Friday Night Lights Connor Haynes 2 episodes
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story The Kid
2008 The Butcher's Daughter Ellis McArthur
2008 Good Behavior Van/Haden West
2008 Extreme Movie Male Voiceover
2008 3 Days Gone Doug
2009 Weather Girl Byron
2009 The Waterhole Miller
2009 The Dealership Jack Carson
2009 Rage Dwight Angel
2009 Raising the Bar James Parsons
2009 2:13 Carter Pullman
2009 Lie to Me Lou Nemeroff Season 2, episode 3 (Control Factor)
2009 FlashForward Ed
2010 Pretty Little Liars Hardy Guest role
2011-present Suits Mike Ross Main Cast
2012 Luck Nathan Israel 4 Episodes
2016-present DC'S Legends of Tomorrow Rex Tyler Recurring Role