Patrick Swayze

Biography

Patrick Wayne Swayze (August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009)  was an American actor, dancer and singer-songwriter. He was best-known for his tough-guy roles, as romantic leading men in the hit films Dirty Dancing and Ghost and as Orry Main in the North and South television miniseries. He was named by People magazine as its "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991. His film and TV career spanned 30 years.

Diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in January 2008, Swayze told Barbara Walters a year later that he was "kicking it".  However, he died from the disease on September 14, 2009.  His last role was the lead in an ill-fated A&E TV series, The Beast, which premiered on January 15, 2009. Due to a prolonged decline in health, Swayze was unable to promote the series. On June 15, 2009, Entertainment Tonight announced the show's cancellation. Description above from the Wikipedia article Patrick Swayze, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Patrick Wayne Swayze (August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009)  was an American actor, dancer and singer-songwriter. He was best-known for his tough-guy roles, as romantic leading men in the hit films Dirty Dancing and Ghost and as Orry Main in the North and South television miniseries. He was named by People magazine as its "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991. His film and TV career spanned 30 years.

Diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in January 2008, Swayze told Barbara Walters a year later that he was "kicking it".  However, he died from the disease on September 14, 2009.  His last role was the lead in an ill-fated A&E TV series, The Beast, which premiered on January 15, 2009. Due to a prolonged decline in health, Swayze was unable to promote the series. On June 15, 2009, Entertainment Tonight announced the show's cancellation. Description above from the Wikipedia article Patrick Swayze, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 55

Birthday 1952-08-18

Day of Death 2009-09-14

Place of Birth Houston, Texas, USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2009 Powder Blue as Velvet Larry
2009 The Beast(13 episodes) as Charles Barker
2007 Christmas in Wonderland as Wayne Saunders
2007 Found Footage Festival Volume 2: Live in Minneapolis as Himself (Archive footage)
2007 Jump! as Richard Pressburger
2006 The Fox and the Hound 2 as Cash (voice)
2005 Keeping Mum as Lance
2005 Icon as Jason Monk
2004 The Tony Danza Show(1 episode)
2004 King Solomon's Mines as Allan Quatermain
2004 One Last Dance as Travis MacPhearson
2004 George and the Dragon as Garth
2003 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley as Adrian (archive footage) (uncredited)
2003 Whoopi(1 episode)
2003 11:14 as Frank
2002 Waking Up in Reno as Roy Kirkendall
2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross(1 episode)
2001 Donnie Darko as Jim Cunningham
2001 Green Dragon as Gunnery Sergeant Jim Lance
2000 Forever Lulu as Ben Clifton
1999 Where Are They Now?(1 episode)
1998 Letters From a Killer as Race Darnell
1998 Black Dog as Jack Crews
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1995 Three Wishes as Jack McCloud
1995 To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar as Vida Boheme
1995 The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
1995 Tall Tale as Pecos Bill
1993 Father Hood as Jack Charles
1992 City of joy as Max Lowe
1992 The Player as Himself (uncredited)
1991 Pebble Mill(1 episode)
1991 Point Break as Bodhi
1990 Ghost as Sam Wheat
1989 Next of Kin as Truman Gates
1989 Road House as James Dalton
1988 Tiger Warsaw as Chuck 'Tiger' Warsaw
1987 Steel Dawn as Nomad
1987 Dirty Dancing as Johnny Castle
1987 North and South(1 episode)
1987 North and South(16 episodes) as Orry Main
1986 North and South, Book II as Orry Main
1986 Youngblood as Derek Sutton
1985 North and South, Book I
1985 Amazing Stories(1 episode)
1984 Red Dawn as Jed
1984 Grandview, U.S.A. as Ernie 'Slam' Webster
1983 Uncommon Valor as Kevin Scott
1983 The Outsiders as Darrel 'Darry' Curtis
1983 The Renegades(6 episodes) as Bandit
1982 The Renegades as Bandit
1980 The Comeback Kid as Chuck
1979 Skatetown, U.S.A. as Ace Johnson
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1972 M*A*S*H(1 episode) as Gary Sturgis

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