Patrick O'Bryan

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Patrick O'Bryan is an American actor known for his appearances in a variety of television shows and films in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He is perhaps best known for his starring role as "Spike" in the 1988 cult film 976-EVIL,[1][2] which also marked the directorial debut of A Nightmare on Elm Street star Robert Englund.[3]


Patrick O'Bryan's first television role came in 1986, where he portrayed Phillip in the television series Heart of the City (TV series). O'Bryan continued television acting throughout the next few years making appearances television shows such as "You are the Jury"[4] and the popular "Highway to Heaven,"[5] among others. In 1988, O'Bryan received his first starring role alongside Stephen Geoffreys in the film 976-EVIL, directed by Robert Englund, who is most well known for his role as Freddy Krueger. Despite being panned by critics, the film has maintained a cult following amongst enthusiasts.

O'Bryan would continue to appear in both television and film before returning to reprise his role in the 976-Evil II,[6] which would be his last known film.



Year Title Role Notes
1988 976-EVIL Spike Credited as Pat O'Bryan
1989 No Holds Barred Craig Credited as Pat O'Bryan
1989 Relentless Todd Arthur Credited as Patrick O'Bryan[7]
1990 Pastime Walsh Credited as Pat O'Bryan
1991 Blood and Concrete Barton Credited as Pat O'Bryan
1991 976-Evil II Spike Credited as Pat O'Bryan


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Heart of the City Phillip Episode: "Cezanne, and Other Dreams"

Episode: "Growing Up and Grinding Down"

1986 You are the Jury Jimmy Wolsky Episode: "The State of Ohio vs. James Wolsky"
1987 The New Gidget Jason Episode: "Dead Man's Curl" (Credited as Patrick Aloysius O'Bryan)
1987 Highway to Heaven Gary Davis Episode: "Heavy Date" (Credited as Patrick Aloysius O'Bryan)
1987 The Bronx Zoo Johnny Reese Episode: "The Power of a Lie"

Episode: "Runaway Hearts"

1987 Head of the Class The Kid Episode: "Child of the 60s"
1988 Tour of Duty 'Long John' Vivian Episode: "USO Down"
1988 "I Saw What You Did" Louis Television Movie
1989 China Beach Connor McMurphy Episode: "The World: Part 1"

Episode: "The World: Part 2"


  1. Sroloff, Deborah (29 Mar 1989). "'Evil' Connection". Chicago Tribune.
  2. "Movie Reviews : '976-EVIL' Offers Portrait of Seedy Small-Town Life". Los Angeles Times. March 27, 1989.
  3. "PHONING HOME". Los Angeles Times. May 24, 1987.
  4. O'Conner, John J. (25 November 1986). "THE AUDIENCE AS JURY". The New York Times.
  5. "Newsday 15 Mar 1987, page 428".
  6. "The Los Angeles Times 25 Aug 1991, page Page 981".
  7. Canby, Vincent (30 August 1989). "Review/Film; On the Trail of a Murderer Who Wanted to Be a Cop". The New York Times.

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