Patrick Whitesell
United States



Executive Chairman

At media powerhouse Endeavor, with 6,000-plus employees in 200 offices and 20 countries around the world, Whitesell helps oversee a portfolio of more than 25 companies, including WME, IMG and UFC. Under his leadership, Endeavor’s entertainment, sports and fashion representation businesses lead their respective markets. Recently, WME upped its roster with top golf agent Jay Danzi, who brought over star linksman Jordan Spieth; music agent Scott Clayton, whose clients include John Mayer and Kings of Leon; and comedy agent Mike Berkowitz, who reps Kevin Hart and Amy Schumer. Endeavor owns or partners in more than 800 annual arts and entertainment events, including the upcoming Los Angeles incarnation of the Frieze Art Fair.


  • CAA
  • WME


  • Luther College (IA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
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Sean Whitesell, Producer for 'Oz,' 'House,' 'The Killing,' Dies at 52

Sean Whitesell, Producer for 'Oz,' 'House,' 'The Killing,' Dies at 52

Sean David Gerard Whitesell, a writer and producer for television shows including HBO's "Oz," CBS' "Cold Case," Fox's "House," TNT's “Perception” and AMC's “The Killing,” died on December 28 in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He was 52. He was the brother of WME co-CEO Patrick Whitesell.For “The Killing” he was nominated for an Edgar Award earlier this year. In addition, he wrote and directed a number of short films, the latest of which was "Eddie and the Aviator”...


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