Swayze, Patrick 1952(?)–

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SWAYZE, Patrick 1952(?)–

(Pat Swayze)


Full name, Patrick Wayne Swayze; born August 18, 1952 (some sources cite 1950, 1954, 1955, or September 18, 1952), in Houston, TX; son of Jesse Wayne (an engineering drafter) and Patsy (a dancer, dance instructor, and choreographer) Swayze; brother of Don Swayze (an actor and stunt performer); married Lisa Niemi (a dancer, actress, producer, director, and writer), June 12, 1975. Education: Studied with Patsy Swayze; attended San Jacinto College; studied with Houston Jazz Ballet Company and with Harkness Ballet School and Joffrey Ballet School during the 1970s; studied acting with Warren Robertson in New York City and with Milton Katselas at Beverly Hills Playhouse. Avocational Interests: Horses, flying (licensed pilot), music, sailing.

Addresses: Agent—Nicole David, William Morris Agency, 151 South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Jenny Delaney, Forster Entertainment, 12533 Woodgreen St., Los Angeles, CA 90066; Management 360, 9111 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Publicist—Annett Wolf, Wolf/Kasteler/Van Iden and Associates Public Relations, 335 North Maple Dr., Suite 351, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actor, dancer, choreographer, producer, singer, and writer. Alley Theatre, Houston, TX, performer; Buffalo Ballet, Buffalo, NY, guest artist; Eliot Feld Dance Company, principal dancer, late 1970s; performed as a singer and songwriter with various bands; Troph Productions, cofounder and principal. Appeared in a television commercials. Rancho Bizarro, ranch owner; Mulholland Drive Cafe, co–owner, 1990–96; Bobby O's City Bites (restaurant), cofounder, 1995. Galleria Ice Skating Pavilion, Houston, TX, worked as a skater; worked as a carpenter in New York and a house renovator in Los Angeles; active with various charities and participant at fund–raising galas.

Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award nomination, best actor in a comedy or musical motion picture, 1988, for Dirty Dancing; Television Prize, Aftonbladet Television prizes, best male foreign television personality, 1988; BMI Film and Television Award (with Stacy Widelitz), most performed song from a film, 1989, for "She's Like the Wind," from the film Dirty Dancing; Golden Apple Award, Hollywood Women's Press Club, star of the year, 1990; Golden Globe Award nomination, best actor in a comedy or musical motion picture, 1991, for Ghost; MTV Award nomination, most desirable male, 1992, for Point Break; ShoWest Award, National Association of Theatre Owners, male star of the year, 1992; Golden Globe Award nomination, best actor in a comedy or musical motion picture, 1996, for To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar; received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1997; winner of several drama critics awards (with Lisa Niemi and Nicholas Gunn), for Without a Word.


Film Appearances:

Ace Johnson, Skatetown, U.S.A., Columbia, 1979.

(Uncredited) Dancer, Staying Alive, Paramount, 1983.

Darrel "Darry" Curtis, The Outsiders, Warner Bros., 1983.

Kevin Scott, Uncommon Valor, Paramount, 1983.

Ernie "Slam" Webster, Grandview, U.S.A., Warner Bros., 1984.

Jed Eckert, Red Dawn, United Artists, 1984.

Derek Sutton, Youngblood, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1986.

Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing, Vestron, 1987.

Nomad, Steel Dawn, Vestron–Silver Lion, 1987.

Chuck "Tiger" Warsaw, Tiger Warsaw (also known as The Tiger), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1988.

Dalton, Road House, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1989.

Truman Gates, Next of Kin, Warner Bros., 1989.

Sam Wheat, Ghost, Paramount, 1990.

Dance, 1990.

Bodhi, Point Break, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1991.

Max Lowe, City of Joy (also known as La cite de la joie), TriStar, 1992.

Himself, The Player, Fine Line, 1992.

Jack Charles, Father Hood (also known as Desperado, Honor among Thieves, and Mike Hardy), Buena Vista, 1993.

Eugene/Miss Vida Boheme, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (also known as To Wong Fu with Love from Julie Newmar), Universal, 1995.

Jack McCloud, Three Wishes, Savoy Pictures, 1995.

Pecos Bill, Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill (also known as Tall Tale), Buena Vista, 1995.

Jack Crews, Black Dog, Universal, 1998.

Himself, Get Bruce!, Miramax, 1999.

Jim Cunningham, Donnie Darko, Pandora Cinema/Newmarket Film Group, 2001.

Gunnery sergeant Jim Lance, Green Dragon, Silver Nitrate Films, 2002.

Roy Kirkendall, Waking Up in Reno, Miramax, 2002.

Frank, 11:14, MDP Worldwide, 2003.

Himself, Abby Singer, Wembly Hall Theatre Company, 2003.

Dance class instructor, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (also known as Dirty Dancing 2), Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Garth, George and the Dragon, Ravenhouse Entertainment, 2004.

Travis MacPhearson, One Last Dance (also known as Without a Word), Without Word, 2004.

Film Work:

(With Lisa Niemi) Choreographer, Grandview, U.S.A., Warner Bros., 1984.

Producer, One Last Dance (also known as Without a Word), Without Word, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Bandit, The Renegades, ABC, 1983.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Orry Main, North and South, ABC, 1985.

Orry Main, North and South, Book II, ABC, 1986.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Orry Main, Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (also known as John Jakes' Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III and North and South III), 1994.

Allan Quatermain, King Solomon's Mines, The Hallmark Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Chuck, The Comeback Kid, ABC, 1980.

K. C. Barnes, Return of the Rebels, CBS, 1981.

Doug Zimmer, Off Sides (also known as Pigs vs. Freaks), NBC, 1984.

Race Darnell, Letters from a Killer, HBO, 1998.

Free Money, Starz!, 1999.

Ben Clifton, Loving Lulu (also known as Along for the Ride and Forever Lulu), Starz!, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Texas 150: A Celebration Special, ABC, 1986.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1987.

An All–Star Celebration: The '88 Vote, ABC, 1988.

The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1988.

The World's Greatest Stunts: A Tribute to Hollywood's Stuntmen, ABC, 1988.

Superstars and Their Moms, TBS, 1989.

Roy Orbison Tribute to Benefit the Homeless, Showtime, 1990.

To Be Free: The National Literacy Honors from the White House, ABC, 1990.

Himself and (in archive footage) Gary Sturgis, Memories of M*A*S*H, CBS, 1991.

First Person with Maria Shriver, NBC, 1991.

Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects, 1994.

The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies, HBO, 1995.

Sinatra: Eighty Years My Way, ABC, 1995.

Host and presenter, The Kennedy Center 25th Anniversary Celebration, PBS, 1996.

Hollywood Diaries, American Movie Classics, 1997.

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley, NBC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1988.

The American Music Awards, ABC, 1988.

The 30th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1988.

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1989.

Presenter, The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1990.

America's Dance Honors, ABC, 1990.

The 23rd Annual NAACP Image Awards, NBC, 1991.

Presenter, The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1992.

The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1992.

Presenter, The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1993.

Presenter, The 1993 World Music Awards, ABC, 1993.

Host and presenter, The 1994 World Music Awards, ABC, 1994.

Presenter, The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1995.

Presenter, The Newsweek American Achievement Awards, CBS, 1995.

Presenter, The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1995.

Presenter, The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1997.

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, UPN, 1997.

Presenter, The 33rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, CBS, 1998.

The Screen Actors Guild Fourth Annual Awards, TNT, 1998.

Presenter, The 16th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2001.

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Gary Sturgis, "Blood Brothers," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1981.

Eric David Peterson, "Life on Death Row," Amazing Stories, NBC, 1986.

Guest, America's Top 10, 1988.

Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1990.

Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1990.

Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1990, 1992.

Guest, The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 1996.

Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, multiple episodes, beginning 1998.

Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1998.

Himself, "All the Right Moves—Patrick Swayze" (also known as "Patrick Swayze"), Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Himself, Dirty Dancing: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Guest, The View, ABC, 2002, 2004.

Guest, Tinseltown.TV, 2003.

Tony, "The Last Dance," Whoopi, NBC, 2004.

Guest, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2004.

Guest, On–Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

Also appeared in episodes of Hollywood Squares; and Storytime, PBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Bandit, The Renegades, ABC, 1982.

Stage Appearances:

(As Pat Swayze) Servant and dancer, Goodtime Charley (musical), Palace Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Danny Zuko, Grease (musical), Royale Theatre, New York City, late 1970s..

Billy Flynn, Chicago (musical), Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 2003.

Also appeared as Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, Love Letters; also appeared in West Side Story (musical) and Without a Word, Beverly Hills Playhouse, Beverly Hills, CA.

Major Tours:

Billy Flynn, Chicago (musical), U.S. cities, 2003–2004.

Toured U.S. and Central American cities as Prince Charming, "Snow White," Disney on Parade (ice show).



Swayze Dancing, First Run Productions, Inc., 1988.

Hollywood on Horses, 1989.

Music Videos:

"Rosanna," by Toto, 1982.

"She's Like the Wind," 1988.

"The Reign," by Ja Rule, 2003.


"She's Like the Wind," Dirty Dancing (soundtrack recording), RCA, 1987.

(With Larry Gatlin) "Brothers," Next of Kin (soundtrack recording), Columbia, 1989.


"She's Like the Wind," c. 1987.

"Cliff's Edge," Very Tony Music, Inc., 1989.



(With Lisa Niemi) One Last Dance (based on the stage play Without a Word by Swayze, Lisa Niemi, and Nicholas Gunn; also known as Without a Word), Without Word, 2004.

Stage Plays:

With Lisa Niemi and Nicholas Gunn, wrote Without a Word, Beverly Hills Playhouse, Beverly Hills, CA.


(With Stacy Widelitz) "She's Like the Wind," c. 1987.

(With Widelitz) "Cliff's Edge," Very Tony Music, Inc., 1989.



Advocate, September 5, 1995, p. 48.

Entertainment Weekly, April 24, 1992, p. 30; May 23, 1997, p. 15; August 22, 1997, p. 109; June 4, 2004, p. 88.

People Weekly, September 10, 1984; June 19, 2000, p. 79; August 6, 1990, May 4, 1998, p. 154.

Playboy, June, 1992, pp. 120–21, 166–67.

Premiere, March, 1992, p. 56; October, 2001, p. 30.

US Weekly, May 29, 1989.


Patrick Swayze Official Site,http://www.patrickswayze.net, June 27, 2004.