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'Terminator' Star

The Superhuman Tax Lien

1/25/2013 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It's judgment day for "Terminator 2" mega-villain Robert Patrick ... 'cause the State of CA says he needs to cough up almost $170,000 in back taxes ... OR ELSE.

Patrick -- best known as Arnold Schwarzenegger's nemesis T-1000 -- was slapped with a tax lien earlier this year ... claiming he and his wife didn't pay all their taxes for the years 2007, 2008 and 2009 .... to the tune of $168,338.79.

Makes sense considering from 2007 to 2009 Patrick was raking it in -- he did 69 episodes of "The Unit" and starred in films like "The Men Who Stare at Goats", "Bridge to Terabithia", and "Balls of Fury."

Of course none of that compares to shooting down an elevator shaft as liquid metal ...

A rep for Patrick tells TMZ ... the lien is a result of his ex-business manager mismanaging his money -- and the actor is planning to pay the lien ASAP.


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Thought he looked familiar, he was Prosser on 'Last Resort'.

Another decent show that never got a chance to grow an audience....

586 days ago

paul a.    

He played a corrupt cop in Cop Land and I loved him in the Sopranos where he played one of Tony's victims

586 days ago


Come on Robert,we all have to pay our & we don't make $ like u do! Seems like everytime a actor/musician have tax problems they always blame it on there bussness manager.LOL

586 days ago


Great actor.. He doesn't strike me as a tax dodger.

585 days ago

Jeffery Sanders    

It can indeed be a very frustrating situation dealing with the state tax debt and a state tax lien. According to my experience, the state of California works with delinquent taxpayers and can set up a payment plan for the debt. Depending on your financial situation, they might request a repayment within six to twelve months. However, it is also possible to set up a longer payment plan with the state if you are experiencing economic hardship.

532 days ago
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