UBSSL 2016 Goodwill Ambassador Award Recipient

Patrick Faucette

Mr. Patrick Faucette

Patrick Faucette is a native of Willingboro, New Jersey and a man of many talents: actor, writer, musician and athlete.  Patrick played football at Boston University where he earned an athletic scholarship and a degree in Physical Therapy. Leaving his East Coast roots, Patrick moved to San Francisco and quickly was employed as a physical therapist. His relocation to Southern California proved to be a smart choice, in 2013, Patrick landed his “break-out role” as Tony Watson on Oprah Winfrey Network’s highest-rated drama “The Have and the Have Nots,” created, written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry.  HAHN is about the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in their opulent mansion set in Savannah, Georgia.

Patrick plays the long-lost father of Benny Young. Tony creates quite a stir in the lives of the “have nots” with his renewed interest in the life of his estranged son who was on life support.  Tony, on dialysis, is in need of Benny’s kidney.  Benny has since recovered and is out of the coma. The storyline led Patrick to become an advocate for saving lives through raising awareness about organ donation and health and wellness education.  Patrick is a registered donor with the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles.  Later this year, Patrick can be seen in the upcoming highly-anticipated Tupac biopic feature film, “All Eyez on Me.”

Community Service/Awards: On June 12, 2015, Patrick walked in The Alliance for Lupus Research’s (ALR) annual Los Angeles Area Walk with Us to Cure Lupus event at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA.  Walk with Us to Cure Lupus is the ALR’s signature national grassroots fundraising program and has raised more than $22 million. Approximately 1.5 million Americans have a form of lupus, 90% are women. Lupus is two to three times more prevalent among people of color. In December 2015, Patrick was named the Carson Black Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence: Organ Donor Advocate.  It is predicted that, by 2030, 366 million adults worldwide will have diabetes. The rising rate of diabetes in developing regions will inevitably be accompanied by an increase in end-stage kidney disease. Usually, kidney disease starts slowly and silently, and progresses over a number of years.

On February 6, 2016, Patrick participated as the Divisional Marshal in the category of the Arts in the Annual Orange County Black History Month Parade in the City of Anaheim.  Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skills.  In June 2016, Patrick will join the Celebrity Track Meet® to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants the wish of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.  Patrick is also involved as a presenter and philanthropist with the First Annual Remember the Ebola Widows and Orphans Fundraiser founded by the Goodwill Ambassador of Sierra Leone Mrs. Isatu Timbo.  In a 2016 report, the Kailahun Women in Governance Network have identified 182 widows.

The journey for actor/activist Patrick to make a difference in this world has just begun.  To follow Patrick on his humanitarian and celebrity path, connect with his social media – Facebook/Twitter/Instagram @PatrickFaucette.

To book Mr. Faucette for personal appearances, presenter, hosting, or acting, contact [email protected]

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