Patrick Swayze

Biography

Date of Birth 18 August 1952, Houston, Texas, USA Date of Death 14 September 2009, Los Angeles, California, USA (pancreatic cancer) Birth Name Patrick Wayne Swayze Height 5' 10" (1.78 m) Swayze's first professional appearance was as a dancer for Disney on Parade, then in the Broadway production of Grease, before his debut film role as Ace in Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979). He also appeared in the M*A*S*H episode "Blood Brothers" (Episode 9.18, 6 April 1981). He is probably most memorable for his roles in the popular films Dirty Dancing (1987), Ghost (1990), and Point Break (1991). He also appeared in Red Dawn (1984), Road House (1989), Black Dog (1998), and Donnie Darko (2001). He is also famous for the North and South miniseries. Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004), a quasi-sequel to Dirty Dancing, had Swayze cast as a dance instructor in a cameo. He also starred as Allan Quatermain in King Solomon's Mines in 2004. Swayze received Golden Globe Award nominations for his roles in Dirty Dancing, Ghost and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995). Additionally he wrote and composed the hit song "She's Like the Wind" for Dirty Dancing. According to Playbill.com he starred as Nathan Detroit in the London production of Guys and Dolls from June through December of 2006. He was succeeded by fellow American actor Don Johnson in the role.

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Birth Name

Patrick Wayne Swayze

Birth Place

Houston, Texas, États-Unis

Birth Date

8/18/1952

Death Date

9/14/2009
Known For
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Point Break

Bodhi

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Dirty Dancing

Johnny Castle

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Road House

Dalton

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To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

Vida

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Next of Kin

Truman Gates

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The Outsiders

Darrel Curtis

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Black Dog

Jack Crews

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Keeping Mum

Lance

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One Last Dance

Travis MacPhearson

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Youngblood

Derek Sutton

Starring In
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78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene

Sam Wheat (archive footage)

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The Fabulous Allan Carr

Self (archive footage)

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Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

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Powder Blue

Velvet Larry

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My Best Friend's Girl

Sam Wheat (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Christmas in Wonderland

Wayne Saunders

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The crime

Richard Pressburger

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The Fox and the Hound 2

Cash (voice)

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Keeping Mum

Lance

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Icon

Jason Monk

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The Pacifier

Sam Wheat (archive footage)

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King Solomon's Mines

Allan Quatermain

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George and the Dragon

Garth

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Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

Dance Class Instructor

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11:14

Frank

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One Last Dance

Travis MacPhearson

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Overnight

Himself

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Donnie Darko

Jim Cunningham

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Waking Up in Reno

Roy Kirkendall

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Green Dragon

Gunnery Sergeant Jim Lance

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Along for the Ride

Ben Clifton

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Along for the Ride

Ben Clifton

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Get Bruce - Mit der Lizenz zum Lachen

Himself (uncredited)

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Black Dog

Jack Crews

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Letters From A Killer

Race Darnell

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To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

Vida

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Three Wishes

Jack McCloud

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Tall Tale: The Unbelieveable Adventures of Pecos Bill

Pecos Bill

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Father Hood

Jack Charles

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The Player

Patrick Swayze (uncredited)

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City of Joy

Max Lowe

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Point Break

Bodhi

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley

Himself

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Ghost

Sam Wheat

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Next of Kin

Truman Gates

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Road House

Dalton

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Steel Dawn

Nomad

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Dirty Dancing

Johnny Castle

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Tiger Warsaw

Chuck 'Tiger' Warsaw

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Youngblood

Derek Sutton

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Red Dawn

Jed

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Grandview, U.S.A.

Ernie 'Slam' Webster

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Uncommon Valor

Kevin Scott

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The Outsiders

Darrel Curtis

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Skatetown, U.S.A.

Ace Johnson

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