Patrick was born on March 19, 1990 in a small town in Southernmost Texas (yes it's another small town kid story ) called McAllen where his parents and a few siblings still live. To say his family is large is quite an understatement as he's the seventh born of eight children, all from the same amazing Mother and Father. It's a perfect split of four boys and four girls, all of whom Patrick couldn't live without. Patrick's first love was one shared by the rest of the family... Baseball. He played it religiously for years, excelling on All-Star teams and eventually in High School. Although he found himself being placed at almost every position on the field, the majority of the time he was situated behind the plate as catcher. He competed in the Junior Olympics and gained much attention from college and professional level scouts. He received many special recognition awards such as All-District in an extremely competitive class AAAAA district. However, it soon became crystal clear to Patrick what he wanted to spend his life pursuing. With that, he hung up his glove and bat and decided to focus on what he knew he must.
(Actual picture of Patrick Mackie swinging for the fences)
His first taste for the performing arts came when he was in just First grade at his small private, Catholic school. He sat in his first ever Spanish class, completely clueless, when a young woman walked into the room. She had a few words with the teacher and then addressed the class. She was going to read a piece of poetry and when she was through, each student would have a chance to come up and try to read it in the same energetic fashion. This was for an Interscholastic competition to take place later that year. Patrick, always being a competitor and thrilled to get away from Spanish, went up full of confidence and delivered the piece. He was immediately selected and went on to take first place in the competition... three years in a row. He was instantly hooked. From then on he took part in all of the school plays, community theater, local films, commercials, and even print work that he possibly could, racking up many awards including various "Best Actor" honors, and an ever-growing passion that he simply couldn't shake. When he finally made the extremely difficult decision to quit baseball and pursue his dream, he went full force and moved straight out to California at the ripe age of 18. After taking part in multiple films, commercials, and print work, in the San Diego and Los Angeles markets, Patrick's attempts at obtaining California residency (for university tuition purposes) were in vain. This brought him to grudgingly move back to his home state of Texas in order to pursue a college degree while he continues his quest for what he loves most. The central location and thriving arts scene of Austin had obvious appeal, and Patrick moved there with urgency. The move turned out to be very prosperous, for today you can find Patrick juggling his busy, but thrilling and very fulfilling life running around Texas excelling in school, auditions, and a variety of different projects.