Actor Patrick Fabian

Patrick Fabian (born December 7, 1964) is an American actor of film, stage and television. He is best known for his role on Better Call Saul as Howard Hamlin, the law partner of Chuck McGill. His film roles include End Game (2006), The Last Exorcism (2010), Pig (2011) and Jimmy (2013).


Fabian was born in Pittsburgh, and grew up in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. His father worked for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). He attended Penn State University and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance. He moved to California, where he earned a master’s degree from California State University, Long Beach.

One of Fabian’s earliest prominent roles was as Professor Jeremiah Laskey on NBC’s Saved by the Bell: The College Years (1993–94). He was in the main cast of the short-lived television series Valentine (2008–09), Working Class (2011), and Special (2019-2021). He had recurring roles on Joan of Arcadia, Veronica Mars, Gigantic, and Big Love.

Fabian has appeared in a number of films including The Last Exorcism, and has had a number of guest appearances on high-profile TV shows including Will & Grace and Friends. More recently, Fabian was cast to play Howard Hamlin, a main role in the AMC television series, Better Call Saul.

Fabian’s theatre work in New York includes The Food Chain by Nicky Silver, Humpty Dumpty by Eric Bogosian, Six Degrees of Separation (national tour), and, in Los Angeles, Diva by Howard Gould, and Dinner With Friends by Donald Margulies, as well as two seasons at LA’s Shakespeare Festival.

Personal life

Fabian has been a member of SAG-AFTRA’s National and Los Angeles Local Board of Directors, running under the Unite for Strength slate.

He is married to writer and comedian Mandy Steckelberg; the couple have two daughters.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Jane Austen’s Mafia! Riverdancer
1998 Sour Grapes Palmer
2004 Clean Bobby Franklin
2004 Snow Buck
2005 Must Love Dogs Donald
2006 End Game Brian Martin
2009 Spring Breakdown Kevin
2010 The Last Exorcism Cotton Marcus
2010 The Land of the Astronauts Russell
2011 Pig Internist
2012 Bad Ass Officer Malark
2012 Tales of Everyday Magic Ryan Kilgore
2012 Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 James Taggart
2013 Jimmy Lee Mitchell
2014 Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses Officer Malark
2017 DriverX Leonard Moore
2018 The Death of Superman Hank Henshaw Voice role; direct-to-video film
2019 Reign of the Supermen Hank Henshaw Voice role; direct-to-video film
2019 Eat Brains Love Alastaire


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Bodies of Evidence Scott Easton Episode: “The Edge”
1992 Silk Stalkings Ron Gerschak Episode: “Bad Blood”
1993 For Love and Glory N/A Unsold television pilot
1993 Beverly Hills, 90210 Charlie Dixon Episode: “The Little Fish”
1993–1994 Saved by the Bell: The College Years Prof. Jeremiah Lasky Recurring role, 8 episodes
1994 Murder, She Wrote Larry Shields Episode: “Murder of the Month Club”
1995 University Hospital Kurt Palmer Episode: “Endings and Beginnings”
1995 Melrose Place Lowell Episode: “To Live and Die in Malibu”
1996 Boston Common Prof. Jack Reed Episode: Pilot
1996 Townies Danny Episode: “Townies”
1997 Star Trek: Voyager Taymon Episode: “Favorite Son”
1997 Weapons of Mass Distraction Brandon Joyner Television movie
1997 Millennium Ratfinkovich Episode: “Jose Chung’s Doomsday Defense”
1997 General Hospital Ted Murty
1998 Xena: Warrior Princess Rafe Episode: “King Con”
1998 Jenny Parker Episode: “A Girl’s Gotta Come Through in a Clutch”
1998 Timecop Dean Cooke / Eric Cooke Episode: “Lost Voyage”
1998 Friends Dan Episode: “The One Hundredth”
1999 Wasteland N/A Episode: “Great Expectations”
1999 Cupid Don Quixote Episode: “Grand Delusions”
1999 Two of a Kind Alex Reardon Episode: “My Boyfriend’s Back”
1999 Dharma & Greg Doug Episode: “Looking for the Goodbars”
1999–2000 Time of Your Life Spencer Halloway Recurring role, 6 episodes
1999–2002 Providence Jerry Kaufman Recurring role, 7 episodes
2000 Arli$$ Jacques Episode: “Honoring Our Past”
2000 FreakyLinks Wayne Episode: “Subject: Edith Keeler Must Die”
2001 The Trouble with Normal Eric Episode: “Manhattan Transference”
2001 Rude Awakening Brian 2 episodes
2001 Nash Bridges Ethan Episode: “Slam Dunk”
2001 The Education of Max Bickford Josh Howlett Episode: “Herding Cats”
2003 Jack’s House N/A Television movie
2003 Without a Trace N/A Episode: “The Source”
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Rhone Kinsey-Confer Episode: “Forever”
2003 Just Shoot Me! Martin Episode: “A Simple Kiss of Fate”
2003–2005 Joan of Arcadia Gavin Price Recurring role, 16 episodes
2004 Crossing Jordan Buddy Holly / Horned Rimmed Glasses Episode: “Is That Plutonium in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?”
2004 24 William Cole 2 episodes
2004 Helter Skelter Jay Sebring Television movie
2004 Summerland Ian Straub Episode: Pilot
2004 North Shore Dr. Burtwhistle Episode: “Meteor Shower”
2004 Medical Investigation Gary Riesen Episode: “Escape”
2004 Quintuplets Coach Scales Episode: “Teacher’s Pet”
2004 Will & Grace Alan Episode: “Saving Grace, Again: Part 1”
2004 Snow Buck Seger Television movie
2005 Blind Justice Clay Simmons Episode: “Four Feet Under”
2005 Eyes Doug Taft Episode: Pilot
2005 Everwood Dr. Henry Validor Episode: “Oh, the Places You’ll Go”
2005 CSI: Miami Ken Gannon Episode: “Blood in the Water”
2005 Reba Rev. Parks Episode: “And God Created Van”
2005 Twitches Thantos Television movie
2006 Shark Dr. Charlie Bender Episode: “Dr. Feelbad”
2006 Ugly Betty Fashion TV Anchor Episode: “The Lyin’, the Watch and the Wardrobe”
2006–2007 Veronica Mars Professor Hank Landry Recurring role, 8 episodes
2006–2007 Close to Home Mike Bachner / Mrs. Veeder’s lawyer 2 episodes
2007 Pushing Daisies Mark Chase Episode: “Dummy”
2007 Twitches Too Thantos Television movie
2007 Viva Laughlin Steve Episode: Pilot
2007 Bones Terry Stinson Episode: “Boy in the Time Capsule”
2007 NCIS Ray Vincent Episode: “Corporal Punishment”
2007 Las Vegas Ted Leandros Episode: “The High Price of Gas”
2008 Boston Legal Attorney Stanley Gould Episode: “Mad About You”
2008 Burn Notice Zeke Episode: “Trust Me”
2008 The Cleaner Tom D’Agostino Episode: “Rebecca”
2008 Snow 2: Brain Freeze Buck Seger Television movie
2008–2009 Valentine Ray Howard/Hephaestus Main role, 8 episodes
2009 Life Dr. Stanton Episode: “Mirror Ball”
2009 The Mentalist Rand Faulk Episode: “Carnelian, Inc.”
2009 According to Jim Daniel Episode: “The Yoga Bear”
2009 Drop Dead Diva Kevin Hanson Episode: “The Dress”
2009 Crash Jonas Dixon 2 episodes
2009–2010 Big Love Ted Price Recurring role, 10 episodes
2010 The Deep End Attorney Episode: Pilot
2010 Rizzoli & Isles Nate Episode: “Boston Strangler Redux”
2010 Svetlana Pastor Episode: “You’re Svencome”
2010 CSI: NY Charles Richmore Episode: “Shop Till You Drop”
2010–2011 Gigantic John Moore Recurring role, 13 episodes
2011 Working Class Rob Parker Main role, 8 episodes
2011 Hot in Cleveland Richard Episode: “Unseparated at Birthdates”
2011 Private Practice Robert Weston Episode: “Breaking the Rules”
2012 Desperate Housewives Frank 2 episodes
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Tony Denis Episode: “Kupale”
2012 Longmire Dr. Dennis Nunn, DVM Episode: “8 Seconds”
2012 The Finder CEO Anderson Episode: “Little Green Men”
2012–2013 The Newsroom Tony Hart 2 episodes
2012 Criminal Minds Barry Flynn Episode: “Magnificent Light”
2013 Castle Peter Monroe Episode: “Reality Star Struck”
2013 The Good Mother Scott Television movie
2013 Scandal Senator Meyers Episode: “Say Hello to My Little Friend”
2014 Cloud 9 Richard Morgan Television movie
2014 Franklin & Bash Paul Levy Episode: “Deep Throat”
2014 Grey’s Anatomy Dr. Oliver Lebackes Episode: “You Be Illin'”
2015–present Better Call Saul Howard Hamlin Main role
2015 Scorpion Captain Stephen Caine Episode: “Love Boat”
2016 Casa Vita Coach Willis Television fim
2016 Grimm Dr. Eugene Forbes Episode: “Skin Deep”
2017 Elementary Lars Vestergaard Episode: “Dead Man’s Tales”
2017 Lucifer Reese Getty Episode: “Off The Record”
2018 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Senator Gaius Ponarian Episode: “Fun & Games”
2018 Code Black Owen Edwards 3 episodes
2019 Barry Space Dad Episode: “The Power of No”
2019–2021 Special Phil Main role
2019 The Conners James Episode: “Nightmare on Lunch Box Street”
2020 Carol’s Second Act Dr. Lewis 4 episodes
2020 Black Monday Governor Putnam 3 episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Better Call Saul Nominated

External Links

Actor Patrick Fabian – Wikipedia

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