Butch Patrick early life, relationships, career & more

Butch Patrick

Who is Butch Patrick?

Butch Patrick was born on August 2, 1953. His full name is Patrick Alan Lilley. Patrick is an actor and musician. He started working as an actor from the age of seven and went on to portray the role of Eddie Munster in the comedy TV show The Munsters. Likewise, he was a part of the 1966 feature film Munster, Go Home!

Patrick has appeared in many popular TV shows such as Mister Ed, My Favorite Martian, The Untouchables, The Detectives, Ben Casey, and Bonanza. As a musician, Butch Patrick has released O.I.O. / I Want Sugar All The Time, Gypsy Rainbow, and Butch Patrick, Eddie & The Monsters – What Ever Happened To Eddie? 

Quick facts

Birth namePatrick Alan Lilley
Known asButch Patrick
BirthdayAugust 2, 1953
Age70 years old
Sun signLeo
Place of birthInglewood, California

Early life and upbringing

Butch Patrick was born in Inglewood, California. His parents divorced soon after his birth and his mother Patty raised Butch and his little sister as a single mother. In 1962, Patty got remarried to baseball player Ken Hunt. Hunt played for the Los Angeles Angels and adopted both Butch and his sister after his marriage to Patty. 

Relationships and dating history

In July 2010, Butch announced his engagement to former cheerleader Donna McCall. However, the couple called it quits just a few months later. After their breakup, Patrick checked into rehab in order to overcome his drug and alcohol addiction. In September 2016, Patrick got married to Leila Murray. They got married at Macon Roadhouse in Macon, Missouri. Leila and Butch were introduced to each other by a mutual friend named George Barris. 

Butch Patrick career

In 1961, Paty took her kids to a photoshoot with Hollywood photographer Amos Carr when Patrick was 7 years old. Patty met talent agent Mary Grady who took the photos of both Patrick and his sister and placed the pictures in Carr’s Hollywood Blvd. studio.

A producer noticed Butch Patrick’s photograph and contacted Mary Gardy to cast him in movies, commercials, and TV shows. Mary Grady coined the 7-year old’s stage name by combining his nickname “Butch” along with his first name. Butch had an interview for an ad by Kellog’s Cornflakes and was cast as a child who struggles to read the back of the cereal box. 

In 1961, Patrick made his feature-film debut with The Two Little Bears where he appeared alongside Eddie Albert and Jane Wyatt. During the 1960s, Patrick’s career continued to rise. He guest-starred in several episodes of Rawhide, Mister Ed, Gunsmoke, I Dream of Jeannie, The Monkees, and Family Affair. 

Patrick’s portrayal of child werewolf Eddie Munster on the CBS television series The Munsters became his breakout role. In 1971, Patrick starred on the psychedelic fantasy children’s program Lidsville which was broadcasted on ABC. 

In 1975, Patrick quit acting and learned how to play the bass guitar. He left acting to work for his father and began to learn to play the bass guitar. He formed the musical group Eddie and the Monsters along with many instrumentalists and backup singers and released his song, “Whatever Happened To Eddie?” in 1983. Similarly, Patrick has released many other songs including O.I.O. / I Want Sugar All The Time and Gypsy Rainbow.

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Films and TV series:

Title (year)Role
Old Man Jackson (2021)Priest Edwin Mumsford
Cadillac Respect (Short) (2021)Retired Police Chief
TV Therapy (TV Series) (2020)Eddie Munster
He Drives at Night (2019)Atty General Edward Talmadge
I Am John 5 (Short) (2019)
Bite School (2015)Butch
Zombie Dream (2014)Butch
Young Blood: Evil Intentions (2012)Principal
Kitaro’s Graveyard Gang 2 (2011)Wolfman (voice)
Eat Me (Short) (2010)Flipper
Soupernatural (2010)Man with a Knife
It Came from Trafalgar (2009)Roy Autry
Kitaro’s Graveyard Gang (2009)Wolfman
Life’s a Butch (TV Series) (2009)Butch
Spaced Out (Video) (2006)Larry the Bartender
Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood Cove (2005)Transformed Werewolf (as Patrick Lilly)
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)Butch Patrick (as Butch Patrick-Lilly)
Macabre Theatre (TV Series) (2002)Eddie Munster
Magic Al and the Mind Factory (Video) (2000)Sam the Sorcerer
Here Come the Munsters (TV Movie) (1995)Restaurant Guest
Scary Movie (1991)Eddie
Ironside (TV Series) (1974)Barney Parkos
Lucas Tanner (TV Series) (1974)Bill
Shazam! (TV Series) (1974)Jack
The Smith Family (TV Series) (1971-1972)Freddie / Jerry / Gary / Hank
Lidsville (TV Series) (1971-1972)Mark
The Sandpit Generals (1971)No Legs
My Three Sons (TV Series) (1962-1971)Gordon Dearing / Elmore Crocker / Little Boy
Adam-12 (TV Series) (1969-1970)Paul Foster / Tony Niccola
The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)Milo
Headmaster (TV Series) (1970)Ritchie
80 Steps to Jonah (1969)Brian Hofstadter
Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series) (1969)Sailor Ballinger
Daniel Boone (TV Series) (1969)Black Cat Jack
Family Affair (TV Series) (1968)Frankie
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968)Johnny (uncredited)
The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (1968)Bumper / Frank Wilson
The Young Loner (TV Movie) (1968)Bumper
The Monkees (TV Series) (1967)Melvin
I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series) (1966-1967)Richard
Gunsmoke (TV Series) (1964-1967)Tom John / Runt
Pistols ‘n’ Petticoats (TV Series) (1966)Chad Turner
Munster, Go Home! (1966)Eddie Munster
The Munsters (TV Series) (1964-1966)Eddie Munster
One Man’s Way (1964)John Peale
Mister Ed (TV Series) (1963-1964)Stevie / Tommy Slater
Rawhide (TV Series) (1964)Danny
Bonanza (TV Series) (1963)Jody Fletcher
My Favorite Martian (TV Series) (1963)Stevie
The Real McCoys (TV Series) (1963)Tommy
Showdown (1963)Kid (uncredited)
General Hospital (TV Series) (1963)Johnny Mercer
A Child Is Waiting (1963)Boy Playing Football (uncredited)
Pressure Point (1962)Imaginary Playmate (uncredited)
The Untouchables (TV Series) (1962)Charlie
Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) (1962)Wesley / Tommy
Ben Casey (TV Series) (1962)
Hand of Death (1962)Davey, little boy on beach
The Two Little Bears (1961)Billy Davis
The Detectives (TV Series) (1961)Bobby

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