- “We almost feel him watching over us in a way. Those are very special days working on that set. He's dearly missed. You can almost hear him in the scenes. You can almost feel the void that only a man of his tremendous talent and humanity can fill.”
- —Patterson on Edward Herrmann's presence in the revival
Following the conclusion of Gilmore Girls, Patterson had a recurring role on CW teen soap 90210 and went on to star in the horror film series Saw. Patterson is also a musician, currently working with his band, SMITHRADIO.
- Revealed that he had a crush on Lauren Graham when Gilmore Girls first started.
- Patterson got some flack for declaring himself #TeamDean at the ATX Festival reunion – presumably due to Jess being Luke's nephew.