Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze

actor, producer, additional crew

Patrick Swayze was born on Aug 18, 1952 in USA. Patrick Swayze's big-screen debut came with The Comeback Kid directed by Peter Levin in 1980, strarring Chuck. Patrick Swayze is known for The Beast directed by Michael Dinner, Patrick Swayze stars as Charles Barker and Travis Fimmel as Ellis Dove. Patrick Swayze has got 7 awards and 11 nominations so far. The most recent award Patrick Swayze achieved is Houston Film Critics Society Awards. The upcoming new movie Patrick Swayze plays is Powder Blue which will be released on Oct 15, 2009.

Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, to Patsy Swayze (née Yvonne Helen Karnes), a choreographer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze, a chemical plant engineer draftsman. His mother owned a dance school in Houston, where Patrick was also a student. His father passed away in 1982. He graduated from Waltrip High School in Houston, and attended San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas. He married actress/dancer Lisa Niemi on June 12, 1975, whom he had known when she was 15 and a student at his mother's dance school. His New York City dance training included the Harkness Ballet School and Joffrey Ballet School. He first danced professionally as "Prince Charming" in "Disney on Parade". After a stint as "Danny Zuko" in the original Broadway production of "Grease", he made his film debut with a small role in Skatetown USA (1979). He made his television debut in 1981 on M.A.S.H. (1972), as a soldier diagnosed with leukemia.After many supporting roles in films and a lead role in the TV mini-series Nord et sud (1985), he landed his breakthrough role as dance instructor "Johnny Castle" in the hit film Dirty Dancing (1987), for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. He received a second nomination for his portrayal of "Sam Wheat" in the blockbuster Ghost (1990). Ghost (1990) was the highest-grossing film of 1990, and at one point, the fourth highest-grossing film of all time. Unfortunately, he did not capitalize on its success. His subsequent films like La cité de la joie (1992), Les légendes de l'ouest (1995), Black Dog (1998), and Une chambre pour quatre (2002) did not fare well with critics or audiences. In December 2003, he returned to Broadway as a replacement for the lead role of "Billy Flynn" in the acclaimed revival of John Kander & Fred Ebb's musical, "Chicago". The production also went on tour in several cities of the United States, including Los Angeles. In January 2008, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He fought the illness for well over a year and was able to continue working, but died on September 14, 2009.

  • Birthday

    Aug 18, 1952
  • Place of Birth

    Houston, Texas, USA

Known For


7 wins & 11 nominations

Houston Film Critics Society Awards
Winner - Lifetime Achievement Award
Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame
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