Patrick Kim McDermott is a light technician who was a long time boyfriend of Olivia Newton-John.
McDermott is half-Korean, and was adopted from Korea by an American couple.
McDermott had previously filed for bankruptcy and had received a court order to pay overdue child support to his former wife, actress Yvette Nipar. Nipar and McDermott were married on March 1, 1992 when Nipar was four months pregnant. They divorced 15 months later on June 30, 1993.