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Patrick Swayze

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.

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Aug 18, 1952 In Houston, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series M*A*S*H 1972-09-17
Latest Project:
Movie Powder Blue 2009-05-08
Known For
Poster of Found Footage Festival Volume 2: Live in Minneapolis
Poster of Donnie Darko
Poster of Ghost
Poster of Dirty Dancing
Movie Powder Blue Velvet Larry 2009-05-08
Series The Beast Charles Barker 2009-01-15
Movie Jump! Richard Pressburger 2008-06-19
Movie Found Footage Festival Volume 2: Live in Minneapolis Himself (Archive footage) 2007-12-06
Movie Christmas in Wonderland Wayne Saunders 2007-12-27
Movie The Fox and the Hound 2 Cash (voice) 2006-11-09
Movie Icon Jason Monk 2005-01-01
Movie Pennis from Heaven Self 2005-03-28
Movie Keeping Mum Lance 2005-12-02
Series Frederick Forsyth's Icon Jason Monk 2005-05-30
Series The Reichen Show Unknown 2005-11-11
Movie George and the Dragon Garth 2004-03-28
Series King Solomon's Mines Allan Quatermain 2004-06-13
Movie Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Dance Class Instructor 2004-02-27
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie 'Donnie Darko': Production Diary Self 2004-10-04
Movie Overnight Unknown 2003-06-12
Movie One Last Dance Travis MacPhearson 2003-04-04
Movie 11:14 Frank 2003-09-05
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley Adrian (archive footage) (uncredited) 2003-10-26
Movie Abby Singer Himself 2003-10-28
Series Whoopi Unknown 2003-09-09
Movie Waking Up in Reno Roy Kirkendall 2002-12-13
Movie Green Dragon Gunnery Sergeant Jim Lance 2001-05-17
Movie Donnie Darko Jim Cunningham 2001-10-26
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Movie Forever Lulu Ben Clifton 2000-01-01
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Movie Saturday Night Live: A Tribute to Chris Farley Unknown 1998-01-01
Movie Black Dog Jack Crews 1998-05-01
Movie Letters from a Killer Race Darnell 1998-08-21
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Three Wishes Jack McCloud 1995-10-27
Movie The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Unknown 1995-06-05
Movie Tall Tale Pecos Bill 1995-03-24
Movie To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Vida Boheme 1995-09-07
Movie Father Hood Jack Charles 1993-08-27
Movie The Player Patrick Swayze (uncredited) 1992-04-03
Movie City of Joy Max Lowe 1992-04-15
Movie Point Break Bodhi 1991-01-31
Series Pebble Mill Unknown 1991-10-14
Movie Ghost Sam Wheat 1990-07-12
Movie Road House James Dalton 1989-05-19
Movie Next of Kin Truman Gates 1989-10-20
Movie Swayze Dancing Himself 1988-01-01
Movie Tiger Warsaw Chuck 'Tiger' Warsaw 1988-05-11
Movie cascadeurs de stars Patrick Swayze 1988-03-18
Movie Dirty Dancing Johnny Castle 1987-08-21
Movie Steel Dawn Nomad 1987-11-06
Movie Youngblood Derek Sutton 1986-01-31
Series Amazing Stories Unknown 1985-09-29
Series North and South Orry Main 1985-11-03
Movie Pigs vs. Freaks Doug Zimmer 1984-06-07
Movie Red Dawn Jed 1984-08-10
Movie Grandview, U.S.A. Ernie 'Slam' Webster 1984-08-03
Series The Renegades Bandit 1983-03-04
Movie The Outsiders Darrel 'Darry' Curtis 1983-03-25
Movie Uncommon Valor Kevin Scott 1983-12-16
Movie The Renegades Bandit 1982-08-11
Movie Return of the Rebels K.C. 1981-10-17
Movie The Comeback Kid Chuck 1980-04-10
Movie Skatetown, U.S.A. Ace Johnson 1979-10-01
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series M*A*S*H Gary Sturgis 1972-09-17