“Peacemaker” includes an impressive cast, with the likes of Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Jennifer Holland, Steve Agee, and Lochlyn Munro all starring around the titular antihero. But Christopher Smith’s dad, Auggie Smith, is played by none other than Robert Patrick. Fans might recognize Patrick better for playing the terrifying T-1000 in James Cameron’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” but he’s also an intimidating villain in “Peacemaker.” Not only does Auggie lead a gang of white supremacists, but he’s also emotionally and physically abused his son over the years.
Peacemaker has conflicting feelings about how to handle his father, and the two eventually come to blows by the end of the season. But this isn’t the first time John Cena and Patrick have worked together — they starred opposite each other in “The Marine” back in 2006. The action dramedy sees Cena play John Triton, a former marine who goes up against Patrick’s Rome, a brutal gang leader.
When speaking to GQ about his career, Cena explained, “I’m actually very, very proud of [The Marine]. Robert Patrick, who I got to work with on ‘Peacemaker,’ … plays Auggie Smith, my dad. It was great.” The actor said that working with Patrick again was “a full-circle moment” and that he “did a tremendous job … on ‘The Marine,’ and the movie did well.”