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Patrick Swayze Biography

Patrick Swayze
  • Age: 65 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Leo
  • Name: Patrick Swayze
  • Birth Name: Patrick Wayne Swayze
  • Father: Jesse Wayne Swayze
  • Mother: Patsy Yvonne Helen Swayze
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: Houston, Texas
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Actor
  • Net Worth: $ 40 million
  • Salary: N/A
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Lisa Niemi
  • Children: N/A
  • Education: San Jacinto College
  • Movies: Powder Blue
  • Sisters: Vickie Lynn Swayze
  • Siblings: Don Swayze
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Synopsis

Patrick Swayze is an actor, singer-songwriter and a dancer of American nationality who rose to the heights of fame for playing the character of tough guys in several films during the 80’s.

Early Life and Education

He was born on the 18th of August, 1952 to parents Patsy Yvonne Helen and Jesse Wayne Swayze. He has been known to have a huge female fan following who wish to observe the details of his bio and career on sites like the wiki.

Born in Houston, Texas, Patrick was enrolled in the St. Rose of Lima Catholic School as well as the Oak Forest Elementary School, Waltrip High School as well as the Black Middle School for his primary education.

He then attended the San Jacinto College and took up dance training from the Harkness Ballet and Joffrey Ballet schools.

Career

His career started when he appeared as a dancer for Disney on Parade. He played a replacement as Danny Zuko in the Broadway production of Grease. After this, he obtained the role of Pvt.

Sturgis in the M*A*S*H episode and then also acted in the television series The Renegades. After acting in the TV movie Return of the Rebels, he rose to fame after appearing in the film The Outsiders, a role which was hugely appreciated.

The breakthrough role of Patrick came about when he acted as Johnny Castle in the film Dirty Dancing. It received huge international success and earned over 214 million.

He received a nomination for the Golden Globe for his performance and became widely known in the acting fraternity for his role. Known as a teen sex idol, he also appeared on films like Red Dawn, Uncommon Valor, Road House, Black Dog etc.

Personal Life

Known as the sexiest man alive, Patrick was also widely talked about in regards to his personal life. He had been married up until his death and had not known to be in an affair with anybody else expecting his spouse turned girlfriend.

Actress Lisa Niemi was the wife of Patrick who had been married to him since June 12, 1975. The couple had met in 1970 when he was 18 and she was 14 and they started dating. Their love grew into marriage and lasted a lifetime. Their relationship was one to closely follow and be inspired about as the couple was together until death took them apart.

They had no children but rumors are that their relationship with each other was so well that there was no issue of divorce or marital problems. The couple split after Swayze died from pancreatic cancer on September 14, 2009.

Net Worth and Body Measurement

Patrick had accumulated a net worth of a whopping 40 million dollars during his lifetime and also earned a huge salary. He had a height of 5 feet and 10 inches.

  • Last modified : 26 November, 2017
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