Mark Patton is an American interior designer and actor. Patton is best known for his feature film roles as Joe Qualley in the Broadway drama Come back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) and as Jesse Walsh in the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985), a role for which he is touted as the first male scream queen in modern cinema.
Patton had a guest appearance on the television series Hotel. His other TV roles include General Hospital as Greg Collier, Misplaced with John Cameron Mitchell, Anna to the Infinite Power with Dina Merrill and Martha Byrne and Have You Tried Talking to Patty with Heather Langenkamp.
Patton retired from acting shortly after but in December of 2015, it was announced that Patton was cast in the independent paranormal horror film, Family Possessions (2016), which is written and directed by Tommy Faircloth of Horse Creek Productions. Mark played the role of Tyson, a male ‘Regina George’ who torments a new girl in town with his best friend Tristen. It premieried in mid October 2016 and is currently playing film festivals around the globe. This film marks the first horror movie Mark has acted in since A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985).