Patrick Swayze was an American actor, dancer, singer, and songwriter who is best remembered for playing Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing (1987) and Sam Wheat in Ghost (1990).

Born Name

Patrick Wayne Swayze

Nick Name

Buddy

Age

He was born on August 18, 1952.

Died

He died from pancreatic cancer on September 14, 2009, in Los Angeles. He was 57 years old.

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Houston, Texas, United States

Nationality

Occupation

Actor, Dancer, Singer, Songwriter

Family

  • Father – Jesse Swayze (Engineering Draftsman)
  • Mother – Patsy Karnes (Choreographer, Dancer, Dance Instructor)
  • Siblings – Vickie Swayze (Older Sister) (Died in 1994), Donald Swayze (Younger Brother) (Actor), Sean Swayze (Younger Brother), Bambi Swayze (Younger Sister)

Genre

Soft Rock

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

RCA Records

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Patrick had dated –

  1. Lisa Niemi (1972-2009) – The Dirty Dancing star married Lisa Niemi on June 12, 1975. The couple stayed together till Swayze’s passing in 2009 and did not have any children together.
  2. Bonnie Kay – Allegedly, Patrick had a one night stand with Bonnie Kay in 1972 that produced a son named Jason Whittle. However, the actor was unaware of his son’s identity until the time of his death.

Race / Ethnicity

White

He had English, Scottish, Irish, and (most likely) Dutch ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Chiseled facial features

Patrick Swayze Facts

  1. His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in California in 1997.
  2. Swayze was named as People Magazine‘s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ in 1991.
  3. His father died from a heart attack in 1982 at the age of 57; the same age when Patrick died in 2009.
  4. He rejected a $6 million offer to reprise his role as Johnny Castle in the sequel to the sleeper hit, Dirty Dancing.
  5. He was a chain smoker, smoking around 60 cigarettes a day.

Featured Image by Photo by Alan Light / / CC BY 2.0

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Facts of Patrick Swayze

  • full namePatrick Swayze
  • Date of Birth August 18, 1952
  • Age 69 years 3 months
  • Horoscope Leo
  • Lucky Number 7
  • Lucky Stone Ruby
  • Lucky Color Gold
  • Best Match for Marriage Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries
  • weight75 kg
  • height5 ft 11 in

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