Patrick James Gallagher, born February 21, 1968, is an actor. He is known for his role Det. Joe Finn in Da Vinci's Inquest, and his role as Ken Tanaka on Glee between 2009 and 2010.

Personal Life

Gallagher was raised in Chilliwack, British Columbia and is of mixed Chinese and Irish descent.[1] He graduated from National Theatre School in 1993, but he had previously attened Douglas College before he failed out.[2]

Gallagher's move to Los Angeles was helped in part by fellow classmate and friend, Sandra Oh.[1]


Gallagher is best known for his television roles as Det. Joe Finn in Da Vinci's Inquest, the alcohol salesman in Entourage, Leon in The Line, Chow in True Blood, and Ken Tanaka in Glee, and his film roles as Awkward Davies in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and Gary the bartender in Sideways. He also starred in an episode of CSI.

He left the cast of Glee after the writers thought his plot line had run its course.


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Bodyguard ("Tournament")
RoboCop Security Guard ("The Future of Law Enforcement: Part 1" and uncredited)
1995 Forever Knight Possessed Man ("Sons of Belial")
1996 Moving Target Jonish Kukoc
1997 F/X: The Series Macho ("Spanish Harlem")
Earth: Final Conflict Prison guard ("Avatar")
Bad to the Bone Trucker TV movie
Pale Saints Lowbrow
1998 My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story Lou Romano Tv movie
Due South Earle ("Dead Men Don't Throw Rice")
La Femme Nikita Thug ("Fuzzy Logic")
My Date with the President's Daughter Secret service agent TV movie
Nothing Sacred TV movie
1999 Must Be Santa Security Guard TV movie
Revelation Jake Goss
Animorphs Yeerk #1 ("The Leader: Part 2")
2000 Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire Bone TV movie
Tribulation Jake Goss
2001 Dark Angel Hispanic Cop ("Two")
Mysterious Ways Decker ("Condemned")
Full Disclosure Larry Quinn video
Judgment Jake Goss
Da Vinci's Inquest Det. Joe Finn / Half Way House Supervisor / Tom O'Neil 2001 - 05 (13 episodes)
2002 Taken Gus
Widows Jilly's Waiter ("Hour One")
Stargate SG-1 Jaffa Commander ("Abyss")
Damaged Care Security Guard TV movie
The House Next Door Ed the Mover
2003 Jeremiah Tony ("The Past Is Prologue")
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Awkward Davies, Able Seaman
Smallville Bartender ("Perry")
Luck Thug
2004 Sideways Gary the Bartender
The Life Desk sergeant TV movie
Meltdown Manolo TV movie
Walking Tall Keith
2005 Battlestar Galactica Grimes ("Colonial Day")
Intelligence Alex Federov TV movie
Reunion Det. Reed ("1990")
Severed Anderson
Da Vinci's City Hall Det. Joe Finn 2005 - 06 (13 episodes)
2006 Final Destination 3 Colquitt
Stargate: Atlantis Vonos ("Inferno")
Night at the Museum Attila The Hun
Company of Heroes video game and voice)
Saved Doheny ("Code Zero")
The Taste of Tea Mr. Wu short
Godiva's Howard ("Exit Strategies", The Fifth Taste", and "Little Engines")
2007 Intelligence Pete / Pete James A Dark Alliance", "We Were Here Now We Disappear" and "The Heat Is On")
Masters of Horror Barman ("The Black Cat")
2008 The Valet The Landscaper short
Gold! Gold! Gold! Mac short
Barefoot Vintner short
The Quality of Life Det. Joe Finn TV movie
Robin, Chuck, and Shirley Chuck Bouvell short
Street Kings LAPD Captain
True Blood Chow 2008 - 09 (4 episodes)
The Line Leon 2008 - 09 (7 episodes)
2009 The Bartender Hates You Patrick ("The Man Glass")
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Attila The Hun voice
Without a Trace Tommy Nealon ("Believe Me")
Difficult to Stay Alive and Die Rico Seagull short
Glee Ken Tanaka 2009 - 10 (10 episodes)
2010 Monster Heroes Francis Stein
Hawaii Five-0 Carlos Bagoyo ("Nalowale")
Halo: Reach Trooper 3 voice and video game
Shattered Ronny Song ("Harry Has a Wife?")
Entourage Randy ("Tequila and Coke")
The Fallen Faithful Bellopede
The Day Player Chef Al ("With a Song in My Heart")
Cold Case Schmitty ("Flashover")
The Ex-Convict's Guide Chuck Bouvelle (5 episodes)
Hands of War: The Antarctica Summit Dickson Cadbury short
Shotgun Harley Henchman #1 short
Dancing Ninja Sabu
2011 Suits Joe Spina ("The Shelf Life")
The Mugger IV short
Men of a Certain Age Jesse (4 episodes)
Endgame Hugo Lum (13 episodes)
John Delaney Died Last Night John Delaney short
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Lonny ("Pool Shark")
Pair of Kings Farhod the Fierce ("Brady Battles Boo-Mer")
2012 Baby's First Christmas Sal TV movie
Call Me Fitz Dar ("And Baby Makes... F---!: Part 1")
Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures Colonel Jenkins ("Epic Breakup - Part I" and "Epic Breakup - Part II")
Psych Mercer ("True Grits")
California Solo Ice Officer
2013 Borealis Taq TV movie
Almost Human Tony Han ("The Bends")
2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Attila the Hun voice
2015 Heartland Tanner Gunn ("The Silent Partner")
NCIS: Los Angeles Don The Security Guard ("Spiral")
Pads Pat Yomata (6 episodes)
Longmire Joe Lone Elk (1 episode)
2016 Fuller House Chief Mulrooney ("Secrets, Lies and Firetrucks")
On the Farm Jeff Keeley also known as ‘’Unclaimed; TV Movie
Maya and Will Boss short
iZombie Jeremy Chu 2016 – 17 (3 episodes)
2017 Bones Dave Esposito (1 episode)
Abe Christopher short
Rosewood Captain Marino (1 episode)
Downsizing Drunk Guy at Bar
General Hospital Prison Guard recurring
The Drive Frank Riley (2 episodes)
2018 Lucifer Barry ("Orange is the New Maze")
Dirty John Detective Dave Nissely ("One Shoe")
Siren Dr. Abbott 2018 – 19 (4 episodes)
Howie Goes to Hollywood Oscar Shelby (1 episode)
Mississippi Minute Arthur short
A Precious Life Teddy short
2019 A Dog's Way Home Teo
Captain Marvel Security Chief
S.W.A.T. Wally ("Track")
Creeped Out Coach Carter ("The Takedown")
American Princess Friar Woodruff (5 episodes)
The Twilight Zone Jack Mongoyak ("A Traveler")
Project Blue Book Randall Kavanaugh ("Foo Fighters")
Wayne Mr. Hernandez (2 episodes)
Magnum P.I. Lieutenant Roger Alana (1 episode)
Indulgence Detective Garcia
Ring Ring Bob Soberman
2020 Fortunate Son (8 episodes)
Station 19 Keller ("I'll Be Seeing You")




  1. 1.0 1.1 Glee: Interview with Actor Patrick Gallagher
  2. Checkingnin with GLEE Star Patrick Gallagher
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