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Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze
Photo: MoonSoleil / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 2.0

Birth Date

August 18, 1952

Died

September 14, 2009

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Leo

Natural hair color

Light Brown

Eye color

Blue

Height

5 ft 11 in | 178 cm

Weight

75 kg | 165 lb

Shoe size

10 US | 43 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Patrick Wayne Swayze was born in Houston, Texas, United States, on August 18, 1952, was an American actor.

Young Patrick Swayze first started performing in school theater productions.

He began his professional career as a dancer in role as Prince Charming for Disney Theatrical Group in show Disney On Parade.

He began his acting career in Broadway production of musical "Grease", in role as Danny Zuko.

He made his big screen debut in comedy movie Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979) in role as Ace Johnson.

He got his television debut in romantic comedy sports movie The Comeback Kid (1980) in role as Chuck.

Patrick's breakthrough performance came as Johnny Castle in romantic drama dance movie Dirty Dancing (1987), for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his performances in movies:

Ghost (1990) romantic fantasy thriller in role as Sam Wheat

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) comedy in role as Vida Boheme

He won the Bravo Otto Award for Best Actor for his role as Chuck "Tiger" Warsaw in drama film Tiger Warsaw (1988).

The Outsiders (1983) coming-of-age drama directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Road House (1989) thriller action opposite Ben Gazzara, Kelly Lynch and Sam Elliott

Point Break (1991) action thriller with Keanu Reeves and Lori Petty

Red Dawn (1984) thriller opposite Charlie Sheen and Jennifer Grey

Donnie Darko (2001) science fiction with Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore and Maggie Gyllenhaal

Uncommon Valor (1983) action with Gene Hackman and Fred Ward

Youngblood (1986) drama sports opposite Rob Lowe, Cynthia Gibb and Keanu Reeves

11:14 (2003) black comedy with Hilary Swank and Ben Foster

Next of Kin (1989) action thriller opposite Liam Neeson, Ben Stiller and Helen Hunt

Keeping Mum (2005) black comedy with Rowan Atkinson and Maggie Smith

Steel Dawn (1987) science fiction action opposite Lisa Niemi and Anthony Zerbe

Three Wishes (1995) drama fantasy with Joseph Mazzello and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Black Dog (1998) action thriller opposite Randy Travis and Meat Loaf

Grandview, U.S.A. (1984) comedy with Jamie Lee Curtis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and John Cusack

Father Hood (1993) adventure comedy drama opposite Halle Berry

Waking Up in Reno (2002) road comedy drama with Charlize Theron and Billy Bob Thornton

Green Dragon (2001) drama opposite Forest Whitaker

TV Shows

The Renegades (1983) action crime drama series in role as Bandit

He portrayed Orry Main in television miniseries North and South (1985) and North and South, Book II (1986).

He voiced Uncle Ron in animated television series Scruff (2000-2003).

King Solomon's Mines (2004) miniseries in role as Allan Quartermain

He played Jason Monk in television thriller film Icon (2005).

The Beast (2009) crime drama series in role as Charles Barker / Apache

Facts

Attended St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, Oak Forest Elementary School, Black Middle School, and Waltrip High School in Oak Forest, Houston.

Graduated from S.P. Waltrip High School in Houston in 1971.

He studied dance and ballet in high school.

Studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse.

Had two sisters: Vickie and Bambi and two brothers: Don and Sean.

Had English, Irish and Scottish ancestry.

Practiced martial arts Wushu, Taekwondo and Aikido.

He wrote and recorded song from the film Dirty Dancing "She's Like the Wind".

He voiced Cash in animated adventure comedy film The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006).

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in 1999.

He was a licensed pilot.

Featured in music video for Totò "Rosanna" (1982).

Published his autobiography "The Time of My Life" in 2009.

Was posthumously awarded the Rolex Dance Award in 2009.

Swayze died on September 14, 2009, at the age of 57.

Relationships

He was married to Lisa Niemi (1975-2009).

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