My Best Of Pittsburgh: Patrick Wilson from “A Gifted Man”

September 15, 2011 1:20 PM

Patrick Wilson, the star of CBS show “A Gifted Man,” is a tried-and-true Pittsburgh fan. From his alma mater of Carnegie Mellon University to – as you will see above – his “other” favorite NFL team the Steelers, Wilson knows his way around the ‘Burgh.

Wilson majored in drama at Carnegie Mellon, and has since appeared in HBO’s “Angels In America,” the movie musical “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Little Children” opposite Kate Winslet, “Running With Scissors” and more. Wilson has also been in numerous Broadway Shows, including “Oklahoma!” and “All My Sons.”

In “A Gifted Man,”  Wilson plays self-involved, high-profile surgeon Michael Holt. When Holt’s ex-wife visits him – despite dying two weeks earlier – Holt begins a mysterious and spiritual journey through the life he thought he knew so well. Interested to hear and see more? Catch up quickly on a preview video here.

Explore Wilson’s college stomping grounds with a walk through campus, or an adventure through Carnegie Mellon’s surrounding neighborhood. The University is also home to the Carnegie Mellon Museum of Natural History and Carnegie Museum of Art if you need an art fix. Still a student, or want to discover the Pittsburgh student lifestyle? Check out our guide to the best spots for Pittsburgh college students to hang out. Or grab some student discounted tickets to a Pittsburgh sporting event.

Wilson recalls his time cheering on the Steelers at Heinz Field and rooting for the local NHL team, the Penguins. Grab a drink after a Steelers game or visit one of CBS Pittsburgh’s recommended spots to hit up after a Penguins game.

What do you love most about Pittsburgh? Share your favorite haunts below.

Patrick Wilson stars in “A Gifted Man” on CBS-2 at 8 p.m. 

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