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Patrick Swayze

1952-08-18 Houston, Texas, USA

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Patrick Wayne Swayze (August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009)  was an American actor, dancer and singer-songwriter. He was best-known for his tough-guy roles, as romantic leading men in the hit films Dirty Dancing and Ghost and as Orry Main in the North and South television miniseries. He was named by People magazine as its "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991. His film and TV career spanned 30 years. Diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in January 2008, Swayze told Barbara Walters a year later that he was "kicking it".  However, he died from the disease on September 14, 2009.  His last role was the lead in an ill-fated A&E TV series, The Beast, which premiered on January 15, 2009. Due to a prolonged decline in health, Swayze was unable to promote the series. On June 15, 2009, Entertainment Tonight announced the show's cancellation. Description above from the Wikipedia article Patrick Swayze, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Powder Blue Velvet Larry 2009-05-08
Jump! Richard Pressburger 2008-06-19
Christmas in Wonderland Wayne Saunders 2007-12-27
Found Footage Festival Volume 2: Live in Minneapolis Himself (Archive footage) 2007-12-06
The Fox and the Hound 2 Cash (voice) 2006-11-09
Icon Jason Monk 2005-01-01
Keeping Mum Lance 2005-12-02
Pennis from Heaven Self 2005-03-28
George and the Dragon Garth 2004-03-28
'Donnie Darko': Production Diary Self 2004-10-04
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Dance Class Instructor 2004-02-27
One Last Dance Travis MacPhearson 2003-04-04
Abby Singer Himself 2003-10-28
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley Adrian (archive footage) (uncredited) 2003-10-26
Overnight 2003-06-12
11:14 Frank 2003-09-05
Waking Up in Reno Roy Kirkendall 2002-12-13
Donnie Darko Jim Cunningham 2001-10-26
Green Dragon Gunnery Sergeant Jim Lance 2001-05-17
Forever Lulu Ben Clifton 2000-07-07
Black Dog Jack Crews 1998-05-01
Letters from a Killer Race Darnell 1998-08-21
Saturday Night Live: A Tribute to Chris Farley 1998-01-01
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Vida Boheme 1995-09-07
Three Wishes Jack McCloud 1995-10-27
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995-06-05
Tall Tale Pecos Bill 1995-03-24
Father Hood Jack Charles 1993-08-27
The Player Patrick Swayze (uncredited) 1992-04-03
City of Joy Max Lowe 1992-04-15
Point Break Bodhi 1991-01-31
Ghost Sam Wheat 1990-07-12
Hollywood on Horses Himself 1989-01-01
Next of Kin Truman Gates 1989-10-20
Road House James Dalton 1989-05-19
Swayze Dancing Himself 1988-01-01
Tiger Warsaw Chuck 'Tiger' Warsaw 1988-05-11
cascadeurs de stars Patrick Swayze 1988-03-18
Steel Dawn Nomad 1987-11-06
Dirty Dancing Johnny Castle 1987-08-21
Youngblood Derek Sutton 1986-01-31
Grandview, U.S.A. Ernie 'Slam' Webster 1984-08-03
Red Dawn Jed 1984-08-10
Pigs vs. Freaks Doug Zimmer 1984-06-07
The Outsiders Darrel 'Darry' Curtis 1983-03-25
Uncommon Valor Kevin Scott 1983-12-16
The Renegades Bandit 1982-08-11
Return of the Rebels K.C. 1981-10-17
The Comeback Kid Chuck 1980-04-10
Skatetown, U.S.A. Ace Johnson 1979-10-01