Patrick Swayze (1952–2009)


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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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Known For

Dirty Dancing Johnny Castle
(1987)
Road House Dalton
(1989)
Point Break Bodhi
(1991)
Ghost Sam Wheat
(1990)

Filmography

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 2009 Powder Blue
Velvet Larry
 2009 The Beast (TV Series)
Charles Barker / Apache
- No Turning Back (2009) ... Charles Barker
- Counterfeit (2009) ... Charles Barker
- My Brother's Keeper (2009) ... Charles Barker
- Tilt (2009) ... Charles Barker
- The Walk In (2009) ... Charles Barker
 2007/II Jump!
Richard Pressburger
 2006 Keeping Mum: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Lance
 2006 Keeping Mum: Funnies (Video short)
Lance
 2006 The Fox and the Hound 2 (Video)
Cash (voice)
 2006 Christmas in Wonderland
Wayne Saunders
 2005 Keeping Mum
Lance
 2005 Icon (TV Movie)
Jason Monk
 2004 King Solomon's Mines (TV Mini Series)
Allan Quatermain
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Allan Quatermain
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Allan Quatermain
 2004 George and the Dragon
Garth
 2004 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Dance Class Instructor
 2004 Whoopi (TV Series)
Tony
- The Last Dance (2004) ... Tony
 2003 Ja Rule: Murder Reigns (Music Video)
Detective Fitzgerald (uncredited)
 2003 11:14
Frank
 2003 One Last Dance
Travis MacPhearson
 2002 Waking Up in Reno
Roy Kirkendall
 2001 Donnie Darko
Jim Cunningham
 2001 Green Dragon
Gunnery Sergeant Jim Lance
 2000 Forever Lulu
Ben Clifton
 1998 Letters from a Killer
Race Darnell
 1998 Black Dog
Jack Crews
 1995 Three Wishes
Jack
 1995 Tall Tale
Pecos Bill
 1993 Father Hood
Jack Charles
 1992 City of Joy
Max Lowe
 1992 The Player
Patrick Swayze (uncredited)
 1991 Point Break
Bodhi
 1990 Ghost
Sam Wheat
 1989 Next of Kin
Truman
 1989 Road House
Dalton
 1988 Tiger Warsaw
Tiger / Chuck Warsaw
 1987 Steel Dawn
Nomad
 1987/I Dirty Dancing
Johnny Castle
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Eric David Peterson
- Life on Death Row (1986) ... Eric David Peterson
 1986 North & South: Book 2, Love & War (TV Mini Series)
Orry Main
- March 1865 - April 1865 (1986) ... Orry Main
- December 1864 - February 1865 (1986) ... Orry Main
- May 1864 - Late Autumn 1864 (1986) ... Orry Main
- September 17, 1862 - Spring 1864 (1986) ... Orry Main
- July 1861 - Summer 1862 (1986) ... Orry Main
 1986 Youngblood
Derek Sutton
 1985 North & South: Book 1, North & 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
 1983 Uncommon Valor
Kevin Scott
 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
- The Demon Dragsters (1983) ... Bandit
 1983 The Outsiders
Darrel Curtis
 1982 Toto: Rosanna (Music Video)
Dancer (uncredited)
 1982 The Renegades (TV Movie)
Bandit
 1982 Pigs vs. Freaks (TV Movie)
Doug Zimmer
 1981 Return of the Rebels (TV Movie)
K.C. Barnes
 1981 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Pvt. Gary Sturgis
- Blood Brothers (1981) ... Pvt. Gary Sturgis
 1980 The Comeback Kid (TV Movie)
Chuck
 1979 Skatetown U.S.A.
Ace Johnson
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(2/88) Single: His duet with Wendy Fraser, "She's Like the Wind", reached #3 on the U.S. charts. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 6 Interviews | 34 Articles | 14 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Lisa Niemi  (his death)

Parents:

Swayze, Jesse Wayne | Patsy Swayze

Relatives:

Don Swayze (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I have a great deal of faith in faith; if you believe something strongly enough, it becomes true for you. I would like to believe that my father is right here with me in this room and that he's my guardian angel, that there's life after death -- because if there isn't, why are we here? I don't believe that just flesh and bones can contain from the point of view of physics this very real recorded ... See more »

Trivia:

Performed one song of the soundtrack of Dirty Dancing (1987), power ballad "She's Like the Wind". It reached number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Adult Contemporary chart of that year. See more »

Trademark:

Deep gravelly voice See more »

Nickname:

Buddy

Star Sign:

Leo

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