Actor Will Patton was arrested Tuesday for driving under the influence in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. The 60-year-old performer was taken into custody near his hometown and released on a $997 bond, TMZ reported. Patton will be back in court on March 25 to face the DUI charges.
Patton is perhaps best known for the 2000 high school football drama “Remember the Titans." He starred opposite Denzel Washington in the film, which was based on a true story. In the film, the actor, who according to ABC News lives in New York City, portrayed Bill Yoast, the assistant coach to Herman Boone (Washington) at the desegregated T.C. Williams High School in Virginia in 1971.
Hayden Panettiere, who was 10 years old during filming of the hit Disney movie, played Yoast’s football-loving daughter Sheryl. Ryan Hurst (“Sons of Anarchy”), Kate Bosworth (“Still Alice”) and Ryan Gosling (“The Notebook”) also appeared in the film.
Patton, who has won two Obie Awards (off-Broadway accolades given by The Village Voice), has a long acting résumé that includes roles in “Armageddon,” “The Postman” and most recently “Falling Skies,” which will air its fifth and final season in 2015. Patton plays Dan Weaver on the TNT fantasy drama produced by Steven Spielberg, which premiered in 2011.
According to Patton’s IMDb page, he will next appear in the film “You Can’t Win” as the character Foot and a Half George. The drama, directed by Robinson Devor, is set in the 1920s “hobo underworld” and centers on an “unusual friendship between an adventurer and a young prostitute.”