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Patrick Swayze (1952–2009)


Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas. His mother is choreographer Patsy Swayze, owner of a dance school in Houston, where Patrick was also a student. His father was Jesse Wayne Swayze, a chemical plant engineer who passed away in 1982. He graduated from Waltrip High School in Houston, and attended San Jacinto College ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 2008 Jump!
Richard Pressburger
 2006 The Fox and the Hound 2 (Video)
Cash (voice)
 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
 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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Other Works:

(1970s) TV commercial: Pabst Blue Ribbon beer 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:

[on accepting a continuing role in the series The Beast (2009)] How do you nurture a positive attitude when all the statistics say you're a dead man? You go to work. See more »

Trivia:

In an interview with Barbara Walters in January 2009, Swayze acknowledged that his history as a recovering alcoholic and heavy cigarette smoker may have contributed to his illness. See more »

Trademark:

His half salute See more »

Nickname:

Buddy

Star Sign:

Leo

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