Patrick McKenna was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and producer. He has been married to Janis McKenna since 1983. They have one child.
McKenna has a double Gemini win -- one for "Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Dramatic Series" for his work on Traders, and one for "Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series" for his role as Harold Green in The Red Green Show. McKenna set a precedent by winning in both categories, which had never been done before – or since. He has also twice hosted the Gemini Awards.