Patrick Durning, played by Freeman Michaels, was a character seen on Beverly Hills, 90210, the first series of the Beverly Hills, 90210 continuity, appearing in the 10th season episode Fertile Ground.
Patrick was the brother of Matt Durning. He and his wife Juliane Durning came to visit Matt in Los Angeles. Patrick was unable to have a child and wanted Matt to provide the sperm for Juliane to have a child. Matt and Kelly clashed over the subject with Kelly not wanting Matt to do it.
When Matt backed out, Patrick lashed out at Kelly, blaming her for Matt turning down their offer. Later, Kelly gave Matt her blessing to go through with it and he did.
Patrick was later killed in a car accident in New York, prompting Matt to eventually leave Beverly Hills and move back to New York to help Juliane raise the baby.