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Patrick Swayze (1952–2009)


Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, to Patsy Swayze (née Yvonne Helen Karnes), a choreographer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze, a chemical plant engineer draftsman. His mother owned a dance school in Houston, where Patrick was also a student. His father passed away in 1982. He graduated from Waltrip High School in Houston, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Ghost
Ghost Sam Wheat
(1990)
Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing Johnny Castle
(1987)
Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko Jim Cunningham
(2001)
Point Break
Point Break Bodhi
(1991)

Filmography

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 2008 Jump!
Richard Pressburger
 2006 The Fox and the Hound 2 (Video)
Cash (voice)
 2006 Keeping Mum: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Lance
 2006 Keeping Mum: Funnies (Video short)
Lance
 2005 Icon (TV Movie)
Jason Monk
 2004 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Dance Class Instructor
 2004 Whoopi (TV Series)
Tony
- The Last Dance (2004) ... Tony
 2003 11:14
Frank
 2003 One Last Dance
Travis MacPhearson
 2001 Green Dragon
Gunnery Sergeant Jim Lance
 2000 Forever Lulu
Ben Clifton
 1993 Father Hood
Jack Charles
 1992 The Player
Patrick Swayze (uncredited)
 1990 Ghost
Sam Wheat
 1988 Tiger Warsaw
Chuck 'Tiger' Warsaw
 1987 Steel Dawn
Nomad
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Eric David Peterson
- Life on Death Row (1986) ... Eric David Peterson
 1985 North and South (TV Mini-Series)
Orry Main
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Orry Main
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Orry Main
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Orry Main
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Orry Main
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Orry Main
 1984 Red Dawn
Jed
 1984 Grandview, U.S.A.
Ernie 'Slam' Webster
 1984 Pigs vs. Freaks (TV Movie)
Doug Zimmer
 1983 The Renegades (TV Series)
Bandit
- Target: Marciano (1983) ... Bandit
- Film at Eleven (1983) ... Bandit
- On the Pad (1983) ... Bandit
- The Big Time (1983) ... Bandit
 1982 The Renegades (TV Movie)
Bandit
 1981 Return of the Rebels (TV Movie)
K.C. Barnes
 1981 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Pvt. Gary Sturgis
 1980 The Comeback Kid (TV Movie)
Chuck
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Nathan Detroit") in "Guys and Dolls", West End, London, England. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 6 Interviews | 33 Articles | 14 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Five years is pretty wishful thinking ... two years seems likely if you're going to believe statistics. I want to last until they find a cure, which means I'd better get a fire under it. (January 2009) See more »

Trivia:

Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. See more »

Trademark:

Chiseled features See more »

Nickname:

Buddy

Star Sign:

Leo

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