American actor Patrick Fabian was born on December 7, 1964 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He began acting early on, appearing in productions in Cedar Cliff High School. He got involved more and more in theatre and music, later earning his degree in performance from Penn State University. For his MFA, he went to California State University in Long Beach. After he finished school, he auditioned for numerous roles while waiting tables. He got his big break when he received a SAG card during a Shakespeare Festival in Los Angeles, and continued to make a name for himself in the industry. He became active in stage work, appearing in the theater shows, Diva, Humpty Dumpty, Fortinbras, The Food Chain, Six Degrees of Seperation, Loves Labours Lost, Aliens, Alice in Wonderland, The Begger's Opera, Much Ado About Nothing, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Despite having more than sixty films and TV shows to his credit, Patrick Fabian began his career with guest roles. He was first seen on Bodies of Evidence, Silk Stalkings, Beverly Hills 90210, and portrayed an anthropology professor for eight episodes of Saved by the Bell: The College Years. He continued his string of guest appearances, making himself known in Melrose Place, Boston Common, Star Trek: Voyager, General Hospital, Xena: Warrior Princess, Friends, Dharma & Greg, and Two of a Kind. He has also received a recurring role in the series Time of Your Life. During the early 2000s, Fabian was seen on Nash Bridges, Rude Awakening, The Education of Max Bickford and on several episodes of Providence. Never tiring of his job, he landed parts in other popular shows like Without a Trace, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 24, and Will & Grace. From 2003 to 2005, he got the part of Gavin Price in the series Joan of Arcadia and has since been seen on Everwood, Reba and CSI: Miami. He also got the part of Donald in the romantic comedy feature Must Love Dogs, starring Diane Lane. Fabian was later cast in the Disney Channel Original movie, Twitches, and reprised his role in Twitches Too. He portrayed another professor, Professor Hank Landry of Hearst in the series Veronica Mars, and has appeared as a host of the fictional Fashion TV for the sitcom Ugly Betty. He later appeared on Pushing Daisies, Bones, Boston Legal and Burn Notice, before joining the cast of the CW series Valentine as Ray Howard. Fabian is also known as the commercial spokesman for the Hyundai Motor Company, and has been seen on commercials for ING Direct and Bellin Hospital.
Fabian's recent credits include roles in Big Love, Gigantic and Working Class. At present, he is part of the cast of AMC's Better Call Saul as Howard Hamlin.