Person Details

Birthday: 1952-08-18 20:28:24

Death: 2009-09-14 20:28:24

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Houston, Texas, USA

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Movie Involvements: 33

TV Involvements: 5


Most Famous Work

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.

Most Famous Work

Ghost
Average
7

Ghost

(1990) Sam Wheat
Dirty Dancing
Average
7

Dirty Dancing

(1987) Johnny Castle
Donnie Darko
Average
8

Donnie Darko

(2001) Jim Cunningham
North and South
Average
8

North and South

(1985) Orry Main
Point Break
Average
7

Point Break

(1991) Bodhi
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Average
6

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

(2004) Dance Class Instructor
The Outsiders
Average
7

The Outsiders

(1983) Darrel 'Darry' Curtis
Red Dawn
Average
6

Red Dawn

(1984) Jed

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 Himself (Archive footage)
2009 Velvet Larry
Charles Barker
Charles Barker
2008 Richard Pressburger
2007 Wayne Saunders
Himself (Archive footage)
2006 Cash (voice)
2005 Lance
Self
Jason Monk
Self
Jason Monk
2004 Self
N/A
Allan Quatermain
Garth
Dance Class Instructor
2003 Himself
Adrian (archive footage) (uncredited)
N/A
Frank
N/A
Travis MacPhearson
2002 Roy Kirkendall
2001 N/A
Jim Cunningham
Gunnery Sergeant Jim Lance
2000 Ben Clifton
1999 N/A
1998 Race Darnell
Jack Crews
N/A
1997 Self
1996 N/A
1995 Jack McCloud
Vida Boheme
N/A
Pecos Bill
1993 Jack Charles
1992 Max Lowe
Patrick Swayze (uncredited)
1991 N/A
Bodhi
1990 Sam Wheat
1989 Truman Gates
James Dalton
Himself
1988 Chuck 'Tiger' Warsaw
Patrick Swayze
Himself
1987 Nomad
Johnny Castle
1986 Derek Sutton
1985 N/A
Orry Main
Eric David Peterson
1984 Jed
Ernie 'Slam' Webster
Doug Zimmer
1983 Kevin Scott
Darrel Curtis
Bandit
1982 Bandit
1981 K.C.
1980 Chuck
1979 Ace Johnson
1975 Self - Host / Various
1972 Gary Sturgis
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2003 Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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