Flueger has a ‘Criminal Mind’Patrick Flueger isn’t always a nice guy. At least not when he’s on screen.
By: Sarah Gorvin, The Republican Eagle
Patrick Flueger isn’t always a nice guy. At least not when he’s on screen.
The Red Wing native played an abusive boyfriend in the 2011 remake of the classic dance movie “Footloose.” This week, he’ll add to his bad boy image when he guest stars on the CBS show “Criminal Minds.”
Patrick’s father, K.C., said he doesn’t know exactly what Patrick’s role is, but he knows his son’s character won’t be doing good.
“(Patrick) told us, ‘You’re not going to like me.’ That probably means he’s a murderer,” K.C. said.
But for Patrick, such characters seem to be exactly where his talent lies.
“I’m good at playing bad,” Patrick told his father.
“He’s been bad guys lots of times,” K.C. added. “He’s been a bad guy more than not.”
“Criminal Minds” is a fictional crime drama that centers on an FBI subdivision called the Behavioral Analysis Unit, which analyzes criminals and tries to anticipate their next moves, the CBS website says.
The episode Patrick will guest star in is called “Broken” and has the unit investigating a series of crimes in which the victims are all found with their watches set to the wrong time.
K.C. said the episode was filmed about seven months ago.
“It takes a long time for that stuff to get around,” he said.
Patrick grew up in Red Wing but now lives in Los Angeles. He’s had roles in movies including “The Princess Diaries” and on the TV shows “JAG,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “The 4400.”
K.C. said Patrick would like to have more and bigger roles. Right now, he’s going to try-outs during what is known in Hollywood as “pilot week,” K.C. said.
“That’s an extremely busy time. It’s when they’re casting for all the new TV shows,” he said. “He could have multiple tryouts in this week and last week.”
Patrick also has an upcoming role on the SyFy channel show “Warehouse 13,” though K.C. said he’s not sure when that episode will air.
The episode of “Criminal Minds” that Patrick guest stars in will air at 8 p.m. today on CBS.