Skipper was born on 1958 in Lakeland, Florida. He was educated at Florida State University and Yale University. Skipper is married to composer/arranger Jennifer Hammond. Their twins, Jack and Amelia, were born in 2002.
Pat is probably best known for his television work including parts in The X-Files and Boston Legal. In film, he played Carducci in the (1996) action/horror film Hellraiser IV: Bloodline, Mason Strode from Halloween, Seabiscuit's Vet from Seabiscuit (2003), Bob from Fits and Starts, and Agent Ellroy from Chain of Command.