Patrick Duffy - Famous Actor

Patrick Duffy Net Worth


Patrick Duffy is a famous American actor who has a net worth of $30 million. He is best known for his role as Bobby Ewing in the original, long-running CBS primetime soap opera ‘Dallas,’ which debuted in the late ’70s and as Frank Lambert on the sitcom ‘Step By Step’.

Key facts:

Here are 3 key facts about Patrick Duffy:
  • He is an American actor who played Bobby Ewing in the CBS primetime soap opera, "Dallas" as well as appeared in several episodes of the spinoff, "Knots Landing". He also starred alongside Suzanne Somers in the sitcom, "Step By Step", where he directed an impressive 49 episodes.
  • Duffy had his big break in 1976 when he landed the lead part on the science-fiction series "Man From Atlantis," after several years of working minor roles in TV shows and movies. In 1985, he left the show "Dallas" after growing tired of playing the predictable nice guy. However, the show began to dive in ratings and because of its declining success, Duffy returned to revive his character's role until the show's cancellation in 1991.
  • Aside from acting, Duffy has also been involved in music. He debuted as a singer in Europe in collaboration with French singer Mireille Mathieu in 1983 with their hit track "Together We're Strong." Duffy has also authored his own cookbook with his personal pizza recipe named "Duffy's Dough."

Basic Information About Patrick Duffy

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Television Director
Net worth$30,000,000
Date of birth1949-03-17 (74 years old)
Place of birthTownsend
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksPatrick always plays the good guy
Very muscular physique.
Thick, gravelly voice.
Curly hair.
SpouseCarlyn Rosser - (15 FebruaryΒ 1974 - 23 JanuaryΒ 2017)Β (her death)Β (2 children)
Height6 ft 1 in (1.87 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Patrick Duffy win?


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Patrick Duffy awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Bambi - JubileeWinnerDallas1987
Soap Opera Digest Award - Outstanding Actor in a Prime Time SerialWinnerDallas1985
Pop Culture Award - WinnerDallas2006

Patrick Duffy roles

Movie / Series Role
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox StoryPatrick Duffy (uncredited)
You AgainRichie
RebaDr. Joe Baker 1 episode, 2004
Our HouseJohnny Witherspoon 1 episode, 1987
Party DownPatrick Duffy 1 episode, 2010
American HousewifeMarty 1 episode, 2018
Family GuyBobby Ewing / ... 2 episodes, 1999-2001
Step by StepDirector
Step by StepFrank Lambert / ... 160 episodes, 1991-1998
DallasBobby Ewing 40 episodes, 2012-2014
DallasBobby Ewing 326 episodes, 1978-1991
The Cool KidsGene 1 episode, 2019
Hollywood DarlingsPatrick 1 episode, 2017
Goof TroopHarold Hatchback 1 episode, 1992
All RiseEd Parker 1 episode, 2020
The FostersRobert Quinn Sr. 1 episode, 2015
The Love BoatRalph Sutton 2 episodes, 1981
The TalkSelf 1 episode, 2014
The Bold and the BeautifulStephen Logan 147 episodes, 2006-2011
Station 19Terry 1 episode, 2019
Justice LeagueSteve Trevor / ... 3 episodes, 2002
Welcome to SwedenWayne 4 episodes, 2014-2015
Loose WomenSelf 2 episodes, 2006-2011
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf 3 episodes, 1992-2012
The Maury Povich ShowSelf 2 episodes, 1995-1996
Late Night with Jimmy FallonSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2012

Patrick Duffy's Quotes

  • I'm one of the lucky actors in television. I don't make a lot of big waves, but there's constant activity, and that's the way I prefer to live my life.
  • [asked if he would write his autobiography] No. I lead a normal life and I don't assume there is anything I can impart to people. The only reason to write a book would be to make money, and I don't want to do that. To write a book would be going against how I've lived.
  • [in 2000] I miss regular television. I miss the work ethic of those five-day-a-week things. So, eventually, I'd like to get back to that.
  • With a new house, you can pick everything. It's the ability to create what you have in your mind as the perfect house.
  • [on being born on St. Patrick's Day] Good luck happens to people who work hard for it. Sometimes people just fall into the honey pot, but I've consistently [striven] to create whatever good fortune I can get in my life--and consistently strive just as hard not to screw it up once I have it! It's great to be able to do shows like Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door (2006), which I think is entirely too long a title.

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Patrick Duffy’s Life and Career

Patrick Duffy, an American actor, was born on May 17, 1949, in Townsend, Montana, where his parents owned a tavern. He spent his early years in Everett, Washington, and attended Cascade High School, where he became involved in Drama and Pep Clubs. He had considered pursuing a career as a professional athlete at one point, but eventually received his formal education in drama from the University of Washington in 1971.

Duffy’s Early Career

Soon after graduation, Duffy moved to Los Angeles to attempt to hit it big in Hollywood. He landed a few minor roles in several TV movies and shows, his breakout role wasn’t until he landed the lead part in the science-fiction series ‘Man From Atlantis’ in 1976 and played Mark Harris. The show was not very popular, aired from the fall of 1977 to the following spring, although Duffy’s unmistakable charm earned him instant recognition.

Duffy’s Role on Dallas

Duffy encountered immediate success on his hit series “Dallas” he played the character of Bobby Ewing. The show struggled somewhat initially but climaxed into cherished notoriety. Duffy was scrutinized by his role on Dallas as the sympathetic and handsome Bobby Ewing, which could have jeopardized his careers later on. In his attempt to move away from playing only sweet, good-natured characters, Duffy initially left “Dallas” and had Bobby Ewing’s character killed off. After leaving the series for over a year to encourage more unpredictable ranges of work, Duffy has said he eventually ‘became bored with himself.’ He returned to Dallas in a shower scene establishing Bobby’s sudden return – making TV history.

Step By Step TV Show

Duffy co-starred with Suzanne Somers on ABC’s Step By Step as Frank Lambert in 1991 and became a household name. The show became a huge success and aired 160 episodes between 1991 to 1997. He also directed 49 of Step By Steps’ sitcom episodes.

Other Work

After Duffy’s departure from “Dallas,” he starred in several telemovies and appeared as a guest star on a variety of TV programs, including “The Love Boat” and “Murder She Wrote.” One of his most prominent performances has come on a post-‘Dallas’ series entitled “Basic Instinct,” which lasted just one season. Later in his career as an actor he became part of other notable television series including, β€œWelcome to Sweden.” and β€œDallas’(2016). Dallas(2016) was rebooted long after its stardom with Duffy and other iconic cast members from the original series.

Patrick Duffy’s Worth and Salary

As of 2021, Patrick Duffy had approximately net worth of $30 million. His appearance among most famous dramatic personalities makes him one the most recognized individuals in the entertainment business nowadays.

Personal Life

Duffy married ballet dancer Carlyn Rosser in 1974, and they remained together until her death in 2017. While a home break-in claimed much of his wife’s beauty and affection, the couple’s mutual grief brought them closer together. They became advocates for gun control in the aftermath of the unfortunate tragic event that struck them. Duffy wrote about losing Rosser in his one-man theatrical show entitled “One Night Only!”

Real Estate/Oregon Ranch

Duffy purchased a $900k home in Oregon with 23-acre land and Lake waterfront lavish House in 2019. The home includes contemporary features with three bedrooms, an open kitchen, and sweeping views of the Millicoma River. For Duffy, living his life on an Oregon Ranch, enjoying Nature, and hunting makes him an uncovered comfy piece of his nature-friendly lifestyle.

Art Collection Duffy’s Dough

Duffy has excellent taste in art collections. He combined his love of art and cooking by creating Duffy’s Dough in which were delicious cinnamon rolls with some celebrity popularity! Miles Couch the winner of Hell’s Kitchen’s 4th season gained inspiration from Deep Fried or California Roll-spicy tuna Rolls while Chef Michael shows off his pastry skills through the cooking enthusiasts that tune into Salt Lake Chocolates via Instagram & owned a famous Television personality state restaurant.


Patrik Duffy has had an impressive career, mostly thanks to his work on Dallas. Also, Frank Lambert Step By Step character resonated well with many audiences and given him appreciation for that performance as well. Besides, Duffy’s humanitarian efforts, personal choices, and involvement in various aspects of arts promotion makes him continue to inspire in many areas of life. We look forward to seeing what’s next for Duffy!

Interesting Facts about Patrick Duffy

  1. Named one of the 100 Alumni of the Century by the University of Washington.
  2. He attended the University of Washington, Seattle, where he was an actor-in-residence in UW's theatre program.
  3. As of Jan. 2000, in 22 years in show business he's only been out of work a total of three weeks.
  4. Loves golf and has played in celebrity tournaments.
  5. Graduated from Cascade High School in Everett, WA, in 1967.
  6. Son Padraic Duffy (b. 1974) played "Mark Harris" on Dallas (1978). "Mark Harris' was the name of Duffy's character on Man from Atlantis (1977).
  7. Could hold his breath underwater for three minutes during his Man from Atlantis (1977) days.
  8. Collects antique toys and childrens' books.
  9. Two sons Padraic Duffy (b. 1974) and Conor Duffy (b. January 16, 1980).
  10. Son Conor Duffy (b. 1/16/80) played "Little J.R." on the final episode of Dallas (1978) in 1991.
  11. His wife was the one who suggested the "dream season" to explain Bobby Ewing's return from the dead on Dallas (1978).
  12. Dallas (1978) producer Leonard Katzman hired a non-Dallas (1978) crew to film what the crew believed to be an Irish Spring commercial with Duffy. The crew spent hours filming the commercial, which was then superimposed into a scene from Dallas (1978). The result is the famous shower scene where Duffy's character, "Bobby Ewing", returns from the dead and says "Good Morning" to his TV wife, played by Victoria Principal. Principal did not know that Duffy was returning to the show until she saw that cliffhanger on TV, and then phoned him.
  13. Earned $75,000 per episode of Dallas (1978), plus $1 million signing bonus (1986-91).
  14. Wears a medical alert bracelet on his right wrist to draw attention to his potentially fatal penicillin allergy.
  15. He and his wife Carlyn Rosser (1939-2017) first met on a bus. She was 10 years his senior. He always wore his wedding ring throughout the filming of Dallas (1978), even during seasons where his character was unmarried.
  16. Son Conor Duffy, graduated from the University of Washington-Seattle in June 2001 with a degree in Drama.
  17. Son Padraic Duffy graduated from Princeton (NJ) University in 1996.
  18. His last name means "black" in Irish, probably referring to black hair.
  19. On November 18, 1986, teenagers Kenneth Miller and Sean Wentz murdered Duffy's parents, Terrence and Marie Duffy, during a robbery at the couple's Boulder Bar in Montana. Wentz and Miller each named the other as the one who fired the shots that killed the Duffys, but both men were convicted of double murder and were each sentenced to 180 years in prison. Later Wentz recanted his testimony and told prosecutors he was the one who murdered the couple, but Miller's November 2000 appeal of clemency was denied.
  20. Plays the piano.

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