|Series:||The Six Million Dollar Man|
|First:||"The Ultimate Imposter"|
Joseph "Joe" Patton is a fictional altered human and secret agent featured in the 1970s sci-fi/action television series The Six Million Dollar Man. Played by actor Stephen Macht, he was introduced in the thirteenth episode of season four, "The Ultimate Imposter". The character has made only one appearance.
Joe Patton was the subject of an advanced scientific experiment perpetuated by the Office of Scientific Intelligence (OSI). He had large quantities of data downloaded directly into his brain, making him the world's first human computer. Armed with the knowledge and skill level to do just about anything, Joe became OSI's latest success as a "super agent", to say nothing of his longtime friend, Steve Austin, who was also an OSI agent gifted with enhanced physical traits due to cybernetic conversion. 
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The character of Joe Patton was created by director Paul Stanley and writers W.T. Zacha and Larry Forrester.
- In the episode credits, the character is referred to only as Joe.
- Joe Patton was originally conceived as a potential spin-off series, which would have been titled The Ultimate Imposter, but the project never materialized. However, director Paul Stanley and writers W.T. Zacha and Larry Forrester revisited the concept for the 1979 stand-alone movie, also titled The Ultimate Imposter. Similar themes were also used for the 1990s NBC television series The Pretender. 
- Playing the role of Joe Patton is Stephen Macht's fourth credited work in episodic television.