August 18, 1952
September 14, 2009
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
75 kg | 165 lb
10 US | 43 EU
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 landed his Broadway debut in original 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 ABC 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).
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He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor for his role as Johnny Castle in romantic drama dance movie Dirty Dancing (1987).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and the Saturn Award for Best Actor for his role as Sam Wheat in romantic fantasy thriller film Ghost (1990).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role as Vida Boheme in comedy film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
He won the Bravo Otto Award for Best Actor for his role as Chuck "Tiger" Warsaw in drama film Tiger Warsaw (1988).
He was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Male for his role as Bodhi in action thriller movie Point Break (1991).
He was nominated for the Bravo Otto Award for Best Actor for his role as James Dalton in thriller action movie Road House (1989).
The Outsiders (1983) coming-of-age drama as Darrel "Darry" Curtis
Red Dawn (1984) thriller as Jed Eckert
Donnie Darko (2001) science fiction psychological thriller as Jim Cunningham
Uncommon Valor (1983) action as Kevin Scott
Youngblood (1986) drama sports as Derek Sutton
11:14 (2003) black comedy as Frank
Next of Kin (1989) action thriller as Truman Gates
Keeping Mum (2005) black comedy as Lance
Steel Dawn (1987) science fiction action as Nomad
Three Wishes (1995) drama fantasy as Jack McCloud
Black Dog (1998) action thriller as Jack Crews
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984) comedy as Ernie "Slam" Webster
Father Hood (1993) adventure comedy drama as Jack Charles
He voiced Cash in animated adventure comedy film The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006).
Waking Up in Reno (2002) road comedy drama as Roy Kirkendall
Green Dragon (2001) drama as Gunner Sergeant Jim Lance
The Renegades (1983) action crime drama series as Bandit
He portrayed Orry Main in ABC television miniseries North and South (1985) and North and South, Book II (1986).
He hosted Saturday Night Live (1990), in episode "Patrick Swayze/Mariah Carey".
He voiced Uncle Ron in animated television series Scruff (2000-2003).
He played Allan Quartermain in Hallmark Channel miniseries King Solomon's Mines (2004).
The Beast (2009) A&E Network crime drama series as Charles Barker / Apache
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, Bambi and two brothers: Don, Sean.
Had English, Irish and Scottish ancestry.
He was trained in martial arts Wushu, Taekwondo and Aikido.
He wrote and recorded song from the film Dirty Dancing "She's Like the Wind".
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 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.
He was posthumously awarded the Rolex Dance Award in 2009.
Swayze died on September 14, 2009, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 57.
He was married to Lisa Niemi (1975-2009).