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Butch was born on August 2, 1953 in Los Angeles California. He made his acting debut in 1961 at the age of eight opposite Eddie Albert in the film "The Two Bears". While living in Illinois with his grandmother, Butch was flown to Los Angeles to test for the role of Eddie Munster at CBS Studios. "I went in and an hour later I came out with the job" he recalls. Although a cute little kid, he could play brat parts easily.
Besides his two year stint as a wolf boy with pointed ears, he was a regular on TV's "The Real McCoys", "General Hospital" and "My Three Sons". In between he appeared in numerous commercials and guest spots on many situation comedies throughout the sixties.
In 1971 Butch starred in the Saturday morning kid's series, "Lidsville" opposite Charles Nelson Reilly. The show lasted until 1973 and zoomed Patrick into the teen-idol phase of his career with his face gleaming on the covers of several teen magazines in the early 1970s.
He even formed his own band, "Eddie and the Monsters" and put out a single, "Whatever Happened to Eddie?" which brought him some notoriety because of his role in the Munsters. It was because of that single in 1983 that MTV created the `Basement Tapes' which gave exposure to unsigned bands.
We are thrilled to have Butch on our show and can't wait to hear all about what he's been up to and his upcoming projects! Halloween wouldn't be the same without Butch Patrick!
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