Patrick Massett (born March 6, 1962) is an American television actor, writer and producer. He played Duras in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "Sins of the Father" and "Reunion". He has worked on both the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights and the Syfy series Caprica. He often works with writing partner John Zinman. He has been nominated for four Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards for his work on Friday Night Lights.