Patricia Mcpherson Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 11 Nov, 2020
Facts of Patricia Mcpherson
Date of Birth: 1954 , November-27
Age: 66 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Patricia McPherson
Birth Name Patricia McPherson
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Oak Harbor, Washington, USA
Profession Actress, Activist
Net Worth $1.5 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Married Yes
Married to James Garrett
Education San Diego State University
Movies The Stunt Man, Prime Risk, Aftershock, Men in Black
TV Show Knight Rider, Starman, MacGyver, Dynasty, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Murder, She Wrote, Matlock, Warehouse 13
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Patricia Mcpherson is an American retired actress and activist most known for playing Bonnie Barstow in the '80s NBC action-crime drama series Knight Rider starring David Hasselhoff.  

How Old is Patricia Mcpherson? What is her Height?

Patricia Mcpherson was born on November 27, 1954, in Oak Harbor, Washington. As of November 2020, she is 65 years old and according to IMDb, stands at 5 feet 6¼ inches (1.68 meters).

Her father was a high-ranking naval officer and she spent part of her childhood in France when her father was stationed in Paris. Her family returned to America where she attended San Diego State University, graduating with a degree in advertising.


Patricia Mcpherson began her professional career as a model and a magazine graphic artist. Her first on-screen role was Sue in the 1978 sci-fi short film Libra. She also had an uncredited appearance in the 1980 action-comedy film The Stunt Woman

Patricia McPherson and David Hasselhoff in Knight Rider SOURCE: IMDb

Mcpherson found widespread recognition in 1982 when she began starring as Bonnie Barstow, a mechanic and the love interest of David Hasselhoff's lead character, Michael Knight, in the NBC action-crime drama series Knight Rider. The show ran for four seasons, from September 26, 1982, to April 4, 1986, and has since been considered a cult phenomenon.  

Mcpherson featured in the first, the third, and the fourth seasons of Knight Rider. Besides that, she has had guest appearances on several other shows. She played Jessica Bennett in the ABC sci-fi series Starman, Michelle 'Mike' Forester in the ABC action-adventure TV series MacGyver, Victoria Anders in the ABC primetime soap opera Dynasty, Ariel in the sci-fi space adventure series Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Betty in the CBS crime-drama series Murder, She Wrote.                  

Mcpherson's film roles include 1985's Prime Risk, 1990's Aftershock, and 1997's Men in Black.

Is Patricia Mcpherson Married? Does she have Children? 

At the time of this writing, Patricia Mcpherson is married to her longtime partner James Garrett. They have been married for an undisclosed amount of time. Despite that, Patricia and James have no children of their own.

Where is Patricia Mcpherson Now?

Patricia Mcpherson retired in the early '90s and besides some intermittent media appearances, she has stayed true to her retirement.

Patricia McPherson as she is now SOURCE: Pinterest

She is an environmental activist who was instrumental in raising awareness about the preservation of the Ballona Wetlands in Southern California.   

 Estimated to have a Net Worth of $1.5 Million

According to some online sources, Patricia Mcpherson is estimated to have a net worth of around $1.5 million in 2020. A retired film and TV actress, Mcpherson's career peaked in the '80s with a featured role in the NBC NBC action-crime drama series Knight Rider starring David Hasselhoff.  

Since her retirement, the 65-year-old has been a wildlife and environmental activist. 


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