Ross Partridge began his career as character actor who specialized in playing everymen (often with an urban edge). He first bowed with a small role in the 1992 Christian Slater police comedy Kuffs, then landed a lead in the direct-to-video shocker Amityville: A New Generation (1993) and a bit part in Steven Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997). Shortly thereafter, Partridge became involved with Kevin Spacey's production shingle, Trigger Street Productions, a label that backed his debut as a writer/director, the little-seen and critically panned mystery-psychodrama hybrid Interstate 84 (2000). Partridge's work as a producer for Trigger continued unabated for a time despite the middling success of this debut, with the up-and-comer placing his strongest emphasis on documentaries, notably the 2002 efforts Uncle Frank and America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero. Within a few years, however, he returned to work in front of the camera, with a recurring part in the daytime soap opera As the World Turns, and roles in the A-list shocker Prom Night and the Duplass Brothers' indie darling Baghead (2008).