Patrick Wayne Swayze (August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009), better known as Patrick Swayze, was an American actor, singer, dancer, and songwriter. He was best known for his roles in films like “Ghost” and “Dirty Dancing.”
He received the Rolex Dance Award posthumously in 2009 for writing and recording the hit song “She’s Like the Wind.” People magazine named him the Sexiest Man Alive in 1991.
|Full Name:||Patrick Wayne Swayze|
|Stage Name:||Patrick Swayze|
|Born:||18 August 1952 (age 57 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Died:||14 September 2009, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Parents:||Patsy Yvonne Helen Swayze, Jesse Wayne Swayze|
|Siblings:||Don Swayze, Bambi Swayze, Vickie Lynn Swayze, Sean Kyle Swayze|
|Wife • Spouse:||Lisa Niemi (m. 1975–2009)|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Occupation:||Actor • Musician|
|Net Worth:||US$14 million|
His Early Life and Education
Patrick Swayze was born on August 8, 1952, in Houston, Texas. He is an American citizen of mixed heritage. His religion is Buddhism.
Jesse Wayne Swayze was his father, and Patsy Swayze was his mother. Patrick Swayze’s mother was a Houston-based choreographer who ran a dance studio.
His father was a drafting assistant for a chemical plant engineer. Vickie Lynn Swayze, his sister, committed suicide as a result of excessive alcohol consumption. Don Swayze, Bambi Swayze, and Sean Kyle Swayze are his other siblings.
Patrick Swayze attended San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas after graduating from Houston’s Waltrip High School.
Patrick Swayze began his career as a dancer in the Disney Theatrical Group’s production of Disney on Parade. As a replacement expense, he then played Danny Zuko in one of the long-running Broadway productions of Grease.
He made his acting debut in the 1979 film ‘Skatetown USA.’ He made an emotional appearance in the MAS*H episode Blood Brothers in 1981. He played a dancing instructor at Jonny Castle in the 1987 film ‘Dirty Dancing.’
He was nominated for his song “She’s Like the Wind” from the film “She’s Like the Wind,” which went on to become a top ten hit and has been covered by several musicians. He made a memorable cameo in the 1990 American romantic fantasy thriller film ‘Ghost,’ and People Magazine dubbed him ‘The Sexiest Man Alive’ after a year. He co-starred in the fictitious dance with his wife, Lisa Niemi.
Unfortunately, while filming HBO’s “Letters from the Killer” in 1998, he fractured both of his legs. He was thrown from the horse and collided with a tree. He appeared in the film ‘Billy Flynn’ in December 2003.
His Personal Life
Patrick Swayze married Lisa Anne Haapaniemi Swayze DePrisco on June 12, 1975. For the first time, they met at his mother’s dance studio.
They were unable to have even one child. Lisa Niemi allegedly became pregnant early in their marriage, but the couple was unable to have a child. They had a good life together before his death.
His Net Worth
Patrick Swayze’s net worth is estimated to be in the $14 million range. His specific remuneration has yet to be revealed, but it will be soon.
His primary sources of income were his acting and musical careers.