Sheriff George Patterson
Production Information
Portrayed by

Dana Elcar
Vince O'Brien
Angus Cairns
Alfred Sandor

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Biographical Information

George Patterson

Also known as

Sheriff Patterson



We have 7 images of Dark Shadows Sheriff George Patterson
George Patterson was the local Sheriff of Collinsport, Maine in the late 1960s. His predecessor in the job was Constable Jonas Carter. Patterson was a long-time friend of Elizabeth Stoddard and always did his best to protect the Collins family from embarrassment, owing to that friendship. He was succeeded at some point in 1969 by Sheriff Davenport.

The cases that Sheriff Patterson investigated include Bill Malloy's murder and Victoria Winters' kidnapping in 1967, Maggie Evans' abduction in 1967, Carolyn Stoddard's disappearance and Joe Haskell's assault in 1968, and a werewolf attack in 1969.

He's returned to the role of Sheriff by the time of the audio drama Curse of the Pharaoh, presumably after the death of Sheriff Davenport. After his death, Patterson is succeeded as Sheriff by his deputy, Jim Hardy.

Casting history Edit

Sheriff George Patterson was portrayed by four actors, more than any character on the show.

Dana Elcar was the first and longest-serving Patterson, performing the role in 35 episodes between episodes 54 and 329.

Vince O'Brien filled in for Elcar on episode 328, and returned to the role for 5 more episodes between 505 and 675.

Angus Cairns played Patterson in two 1967 episodes, 341 and 342.

Alfred Sandor filled in for O'Brien in episode 615.

Appearances Edit

54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 64, 67, 68, 71, 73, 74, 82, 83, 96, 105, 106, 107, 108, 111, 112, 121, 137, 138, 219, 237, 241, 247, 248, 259, 272, 273, 312, 319, 323, 328, 329, 341, 342, 503, 505, 532/533, 615, 658, 675

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