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Patrick Swayze (1952–2009)

Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, to Patsy Yvonne Helen (Karnes) and Jesse Wayne Swayze, a chemical plant engineer draftsman. His mother, choreographer Patsy Swayze, 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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 2008 Jump!
Richard Pressburger
 2006 The Fox and the Hound 2 (Video)
Cash (voice)
 2006 Keeping Mum: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
 2006 Keeping Mum: Funnies (Video short)
 2005 Icon (TV Movie)
Jason Monk
 2004 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Dance Class Instructor
 2004 Whoopi (TV Series)
- The Last Dance (2004) ... Tony
 2003 11:14
 2003 One Last Dance
Travis MacPhearson
 2001 Green Dragon
Gunnery Sergeant Jim Lance
 2000 Forever Lulu
Ben Clifton
 1995 Tall Tale
Pecos Bill
 1993 Father Hood
Jack Charles
 1990 Ghost
Sam Wheat
 1988 Tiger Warsaw
Chuck 'Tiger' Warsaw
 1987 Steel Dawn
 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
 1984 Grandview, U.S.A.
Ernie 'Slam' Webster
 1984 Pigs vs. Freaks (TV Movie)
Doug Zimmer
 1983 The Renegades (TV Series)
- Target: Marciano (1983) ... Bandit
- Film at Eleven (1983) ... Bandit
- On the Pad (1983) ... Bandit
- The Big Time (1983) ... Bandit
 1982 The Renegades (TV Movie)
 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)
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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Good-looking people turn me off. Myself included. See more »


People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991. See more »


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