Patrick McVey (March 17, 1910 – July 6, 1973) was an American actor who starred in three television series between 1950 and 1961, Big Town, Boots and Saddles, and Manhunt.
McVey was born in Fort Wayne in Allen County in northeastern Indiana. He had experience on stage prior to his film debut in 1941, when he made uncredited appearances in eight films, beginning with Caught in the Draft. More than a dozen uncredited film roles followed in 1942. In 1946, he appeared in director Jean Yarbrough's thriller, The Brute Man. McVey seldom rose above supporting player roles in films but had more success on television.
In 1950, McVey starred in his first television role as Harry Martin in the episode "Edge of Panic" of the early but long-running CBS series Suspense. That same year, he began a four-year role (160 episodes) as Steve Wilson, the crusading managing editor of the fictitious Illustrated Press, in Big Town, a melodrama set in a newspaper office in a large American city. He left the series in 1954. That same year, McVey appeared in two episodes of NBC's Kraft Television Theater. Thereafter, McVey guest starred on The Gale Storm Show, The Millionaire, Playhouse 90, and in four