Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze

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Birthday: 
18 August 1952, Houston, Texas, USA
Birth Name: 
Patrick Wayne Swayze
Height: 
178 cm
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, ... Show more »
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, and attended San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas. He married actress/dancer Lisa Niemi on June 12, 1975, whom he had known when she was 15 and a student at his mother's dance school. His New York City dance training included the Harkness Ballet School and Joffrey Ballet School. He first danced professionally as "Prince Charming" in "Disney on Parade". After a stint as "Danny Zuko" in the original Broadway production of "Grease", he made his film debut with a small role in Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979). He made his television debut in 1981 on M*A*S*H (1972), as a soldier diagnosed with leukemia.After many supporting roles in films and a lead role in the TV mini-series North and South (1985), he landed his breakthrough role as dance instructor "Johnny Castle" in the hit film Dirty Dancing (1987), for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. He received a second nomination for his portrayal of "Sam Wheat" in the blockbuster Ghost (1990). Ghost (1990) was the highest-grossing film of 1990, and at one point, the fourth highest-grossing film of all time. Unfortunately, he did not capitalize on its success. His subsequent films like City of Joy (1992), Tall Tale (1995), Black Dog (1998), and Waking Up in Reno (2002) did not fare well with critics or audiences. In December 2003, he returned to Broadway as a replacement for the lead role of "Billy Flynn" in the acclaimed revival of John Kander & Fred Ebb's musical, "Chicago". The production also went on tour in several cities of the United States, including Los Angeles. In January 2008, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He fought the illness for well over a year and was able to continue working, but died on September 14, 2009. Show less «

Patrick Swayze's FILMOGRAPHY

Dancing with the Stars - Season 29

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Dancing with the Stars - Season 28

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Saturday Night Live - Season 44

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Dancing with the Stars - Season 26

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Dancing with the Stars - Season 27

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The Daily Show - Season 23

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Saturday Night Live - Season 43

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78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene

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The Daily Show - Season 22

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Saturday Night Live - Season 42

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Saturday Night Live - Season 41

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Powder Blue

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MythBusters - Season 5

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How I Met Your Mother - Season 2

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The Fox And The Hound 2

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Keeping Mum

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Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

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King Solomon's Mines

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Donnie Darko

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Black Dog

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To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar

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Three Wishes

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Tall Tale

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Patrick Swayze'S roles

Jack McCloud
Jack McCloud
Johnny Castle
Johnny Castle
Bodhi
Bodhi
Lance
Lance
Darrel 'Darry' Curtis
Darrel 'Darry' Curtis
Jack Crews
Jack Crews
Sam Wheat
Sam Wheat
Cash
Cash
Jim Cunningham
Jim Cunningham
Allan Quatermain
Allan Quatermain
Jed
Jed
Dalton
Dalton
Velvet Larry
Velvet Larry
Vida
Vida
Derek Sutton
Derek Sutton
Truman Gates
Truman Gates
Pvt. Gary Sturgis
Pvt. Gary Sturgis
Pecos Bill
Pecos Bill