Patrick Swayze Bio
Patrick Wayne Swayze, born on 18 August 1952 in Houston, Texas, was an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. He moved to New York City in 1972, where he completed formal dance training at the Harkness Ballet and Joffrey Ballet schools. His first professional appearance was as a dancer for Disney on Parade.
He then starred in the long-running Broadway production of Grease as a replacement in the lead role. He made his film debut in the movie Skatetown, U.S.A. in 1979, but his breakthrough role was as dance instructor in the film Dirty Dancing (1987) – where he also sang the song She’s Like the Wind on the soundtrack. He is also best known for starring in the movie Ghost in 1990.
Patrick Swayze died, with family at his side, on 14 September 2009, at age 57, of pancreatic cancer. He was later cremated, and his ashes was scattered over his New Mexico ranch.
Patrick Swayze Personal Details
- Born Name: Patrick Wayne Swayze
- Age (in 2017): 65
- Date of Birth: August 18, 1952
- Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Occupation: Actor
- Net worth: 40 to 42 Million
- Official Website: http://www.patrickswayze.net/
- Official Twitter: @patrickswayze09
Patrick Swayze Family Tree
- Wife/Husband name: <name> / Not married / (Divorced)
- No children
- Father name: Jesse Wayne Swayze (Deceased)
- Mother name: Patsy Yvonne Helen (née Karnes) (Deceased)
- Brother: Don Swayze
- Brother: Sean Kyle Swayze
- Sister: Vickie Lynn Swayze (Deceased)
- Sister: Bambi Swayze
- Niece: Danielle Swayze
Patrick Swayze Relationship History
Below is the relationship and dating history for Patrick Swayze with his past and current girlfriend details.
Patrick Swayze dated:
- Lisa Niemi (1974-September 2009) – Patrick Swayze married Lisa Niemi on 12 June 1975, and they were married for 34 years. The couple met in 1970, when Niemi (14 years old at the time) was taking dance lessons from Swayze’s (18 years old at the time) mother. They had no children together. According to Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi was the inspiration for his song She’s Like the Wind.
Patrick Swayze Body Measurements, Weight Loss, Diet and Exercise Routine
Patrick Swayze Body Measurements
- Height in Feet: 5′ 10″
- Height in Centimeters: 178 cm
- Weight in Pounds: 170 pounds
- Weight in Kilogram: 77 kg
Patrick Swayze Fun Facts
Patrick Swayze Career Highlights & Awards
- He received three Golden Globe Award nominations during his career.
- The song She’s Like the Wind became a top-10 hit.
Patrick Swayze Quotes
“What winning is to me is not giving up, is no matter what’s thrown at me, I can take it. And I can keep going.”
“You can imagine me as a kid growing up in redneck Texas with ballet shoes, tucking the violin under my arm. I had to fight my way up.”
“How do you nurture a positive attitude when all the statistics say you’re a dead man? You go to work.”
Patrick Swayze Interesting Facts
- He owned a five-acre ranch called Rancho Bizarro outside of Los Angeles.
- He was an FAA licensed pilot with an instrument rating.
- He was chosen by People magazine as 1991’s Sexiest Man Alive.
- He was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1997.
- His name has become a commonly used term in hip hop songs.
- He was a recovering alcoholic.
- He played football in high school.