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Patrick Cronin

Emmy Award Nominee

Pat Cronin is Professor and Head of Theatre in the Department of Communication at East Tennessee State University.  And he is the Director of the Fine and Performing Arts Scholars Program in the Honors College at ETSU.  He has been a faculty member at ETSU since 2000.


As an Actor, Mr. Cronin’s Film and Television Credits Include:




Seinfeld- Recurring NBC Larry David


Wonder Years (Guest Lead)- Emmy Nomination


L.A. Law- Pilot/Recurring


Star Trek: TGN – Guest Lead


Immediate Family – Pilot/Guest Lead Dreamworks/ABC


The Magnificent 7 – Guest Lead CBS 1999


Emergency 7 – Guest Lead W/B 1999 (Aaron Spelling)


Just Shoot Me – Guest Lead NBC 1999


Home Improvement – Recurring ABC 1997-99


The Pretender – Guest Lead NBC 1998


Family Matters – Recurring ABC/Miller/Boyet


Oldest Rookie – Pilot/Recurring CBS/Paul Sorvino


Knots Landing – Recurring CBS


Hill Street Blues – Recurring NBC


Diagnosis Murder – Guest Lead NBC


Mad About You – Guest Lead NBC


Party of Five – Guest Lead FOX


Cheers – Guest Lead NBC/J. Burrows




Breast Men – HBO Features


Little Assassin – Showtime Features


Dr. Giggles – Universal


Curly Sue – Castle Rock/John Hughes


Rocky V – U.A./J.Badham


Sibling Rivalry – W.B./H.Ross


Splash – Touchstone/ Ron Howard


Rampage – W.B./7 Arts/W. Friedkin


THEATER (125 A.E.A. Prod.)


Merton of the Movies – J. Sloan Henshaw Ahmenson/R. Thomas


Man for All Seasons – Common Center Stage


Imaginary Invalid – M. Diafyrous Drama Guild/E. G. Marshall


2010 Director.  Tartuffe.  ETSU. To be adjudicated.


2009 Henry Drummond in Inherit the Wind by Lawrence and Lee.  ETSU.  Adjudicated.


2009-Present.  Associate Artistic Director.  Summer Professional Theater Company. ETSU.


2009-Present.  Film Boot Camp.  Intensive training session for making independent films.


2008-Present.  Actor, Director, and Creative Consultant.  Dramatic scenarios for professional training of medical interns.  In collaboration with ETSU Quillen College of Medicine and Dr. Marty Olsen.


2008-Present.  Actor, Director, and Creative Consultant.  Dramatic scenarios for professional training of doctoral students in rural health.  In collaboration with ETSU Department of Psychology and Dr. William Dalton, III.


2006.  Executive Producer.  For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntosake Shange.  ETSU.


2006 Lead.  Albert in Three the Hard Way by Linda Eisenstein. ETSU. Adjudicated.


2005. Lead.  Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett. ETSU. Adjudicated.


2005. Director. Endgame by Samuel Beckett. ETSU. Adjudicated.


2005 Director. Forever Plaid by Stuart Ross. ETSU.


2005 Narrator/Performer. Johnson City Civic Chorale’s Holocaust Cantata, tribute to prison songs and stories. April 2005.


2004 Lead. Independent Feature Film. Mr. Farnsworth in Forever for Now. Shot on location in Denver.


2004. Re-release. Platinum Edition of Ron Howard’s Splash. Released April 2004. Touchstone.


2004. Director. Our Town by Thornton Wilder. ETSU. Ajudicated, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.


2004 Director. The Crucible by Arthur Miller. ETSU. Adjudicated.


2003. Re-release. Special Edition, Rocky V Films. United Artists.


2003. Director. Lysistrata by Aristophanes. ETSU.


2003 Stage Director. Die Fliedermaus Opera by Johann Strauss. ETSU.


2003 Guest Star (no audition). Sabrina Teenage Witch. Warner Brothers, aired on ABC.


2003. Lead (international). Santa in “Red Letter Day” commercial. Distribution in the U.K. for Selfridges & Co.; Debenhaus; and Allders. VTR Productions, London.


2002 Director. You Can’t Take it With You by Moss Hart and George S. Kauffman. ETSU.


2001 Lead. Willie Lohman in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. ETSU.


2001. Lead. Andy in Love Letters by A.R. Gurney. Johnson City Community Theatre.


2001. Director. Yanks 3, Detroit 0 by J. Reynolds. National Sports Literature Association.


2000. Director. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. ETSU.

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