Patrick Gallagher
Detective Joe Finn


PATRICK GALLAGHER grew up in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. In 1993 he graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada and began his career in Toronto working in the theater, and later expanding into film and television. In 2003 he gave a strong performance as Awkward Davies in Peter Weir's Oscar-nominated Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003). His next role was Detective Joe Finn in the seventh season of the highly acclaimed Canadian television drama Da Vinci's Inquest, carrying that character into the new series Da Vinci's City Hall and following that with Quality of Life. He will also be remembered as Gary the Bartender in Alexander Payne's multi-award-winning Sideways, and as Atila the Hun in the box office success A Night at the Museum.

Gallagher is a big supporter of the independent film scene, and has played numerous roles in projects by emerging filmmakers. He currently resides in Los Angeles, and is a dual US/Canadian citizen.