Patrick Swayze - Famous Singer-Songwriter

Patrick Swayze Net Worth


Patrick Swayze was a Famous American actor and had a net worth of $40 million at the time of his death in 2009. He made a name for himself with the classic 80s film β€˜Dirty Dancing,’ and he later appeared in 90s movies such as β€˜Point Break’ and β€˜Ghost.’

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Key Facts about Patrick Swayze
  • Patrick Swayze was an American actor with a net worth of $40 million at the time of his death in 2009.
  • Swayze made a name for himself with the classic 80s film 'Dirty Dancing,' and he later appeared in notable movies such as 'Point Break' and 'Ghost.'
  • Swayze was a multi-talented artist, known for being comfortable in front of the camera, on the Broadway stage, and as a singer and a dancer. He also developed a reputation for being a sex symbol.
  • Patrick married Lisa Niemi in 1975, and they remained together until his death.
  • During the 90s, Patrick suffered from alcoholism and eventually recovered after attending rehab. After receiving treatment, he took a hiatus from the entertainment industry and focused on raising horses on his ranches in California and New Mexico.

Basic Information About Patrick Swayze

Full NamePatrick Swayze
CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Dancer, Singer-songwriter
Net worth$40,000,000
Date of birth1952-08-18
Place of birthHouston
Date of death2009-09-14 (aged 57)
NationalityUnited States of America
EducationSan Jacinto College Central
Curiosities and TrademarksHis half salute
Chiseled features
Deep gravelly voice
FatherJesse Wayne Swayze
MotherPatsy Yvonne Helen Swayze
Siblings4 ( Don Swayze, Sean Kyle Swayze, Bambi Swayze, Vickie Lynn Swayze)
SpouseLisa Niemi - (12 JuneΒ 1975 - 14 SeptemberΒ 2009)Β (his death)
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ Imdb

What Movie Awards did Patrick Swayze win?


Golden Globe

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Patrick Swayze awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Most Performed Song from a Film - WinnerDirty Dancing1989
Blimp Award - Favorite Movie ActorNomineeDirty Dancing1988
Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalNomineeTo Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar1996
Razzie Award - Worst ActorNomineeNext of Kin1990

Patrick Swayze roles

Movie / Series Role
Red DawnJed
Point BreakBodhi
Road HouseDalton
Dirty DancingJohnny Castle
Donnie DarkoJim Cunningham
The OutsidersDarrel Curtis
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie NewmarVida
GhostSam Wheat
The PacifierSam Wheat (archive footage) (uncredited)
The PlayerPatrick Swayze (uncredited)
Next of KinTruman Gates
Black DogJack Crews
YoungbloodDerek Sutton
Dirty Dancing: Havana NightsDance Class Instructor
Keeping MumLance
Three WishesJack
Uncommon ValorScott
Powder BlueVelvet Larry
Saturday Night LiveSelf - Host / ... 1 episode, 1990
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2009
M*A*S*HPvt. Gary Sturgis 1 episode, 1981
Amazing StoriesEric David Peterson 1 episode, 1986
The Daily ShowSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 1998
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Guest 3 episodes, 1993-1995
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 3 episodes, 1995-2002

Patrick Swayze's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
GhostΒ (1990)$2,000,000

Patrick Swayze's Quotes

  • Good-looking people turn me off. Myself included.
  • I believe in a higher power. I've studied Eastern philosophies, and I've studied the Koran. We've devalued everything worth believing in. Now we're tearing into religion. A line should be drawn. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and The Da Vinci Code (2006) borders on that. I was glued to the book, but afterwards I thought, "Oh my Lord, now we're tearing into God and our faith". Are we going to be turning into a reality show, too? I certainly hope not.
  • [in 2004, about his drinking] I made a conscious decision to break away from big films when I got alcohol out of my life. I had been sucked into the blockbuster, box-office mentality and it was destroying my sense of purpose in life. The loneliness of fame was messing with my head. Once you've been famous for a while and told your story, it can sound like a lie. You don't know what's true. It sounds like an article someone wrote rather than the essence of who you are.
  • I have a great deal of faith in faith; if you believe something strongly enough, it becomes true for you. I would like to believe that my father is right here with me in this room and that he's my guardian angel, that there's life after death -- because if there isn't, why are we here? I don't believe that just flesh and bones can contain from the point of view of physics this very real recorded energy inside of us. Whether it's true or not, we need to believe it.
  • [on having achieved some success with various anti-cancer treatments] I'm a miracle, dude.

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The Talented Life and Legacy of Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze was an American icon known for his charisma, exceptional acting abilities, and enticing dance moves. Born to a dance choreographer mother, he was already familiar with the world of dance and entertainment before even entering the industry himself.

Early Life

Swayze was born on August 18th, 1952, in Houston, Texas, as the second of five children in the Oak Forest neighborhood. During his younger years, he developed a love for various forms of physical activity like ice skating, football, martial arts, and dancing.

His plan had initially been to try to obtain a college football scholarship. However, ultimately he was unable to secure one due to an injury that led him down another path in life. Instead, he moved to New York at the age of 20 to receive professional dance training.

Career Achievements

Patrick Swayze began his career as a stage actor in β€˜Broadway’s Grease’ after pursuing formal dance training in New York City. Over the years, he worked hard to become one of the United States’ most celebrated performers due to performances in films like β€˜Dirty Dancing,’ β€˜Ghost,’ and β€˜Point Break.’ His other talents included being a gifted singer and a dancer.

In addition to film and Broadway, Swayze was also recognized for having some of TV’s most remarkable performances from the small screen too – including his roles on shows like β€˜M*A*S*H*’ and β€˜The Outsiders.’

He was perhaps best known for his role alongside Jennifer Grey in the hit movie β€˜Dirty Dancing.’ The movie which reportedly had a budget of just $6 million grossed $214 million in the box office. His smash-hit career trajectory continued with movies like β€˜Ghost’ and β€˜Point Break,’ movies that undoubtedly showcased his tremendous range as an actor.

Swayze’s talents extended far beyond films and stage productions. He also managed to win quite a bit of acclaim for his work in music over the years. His 1987 single β€œShe’s Like the Wind” reached #3 on the singles charts in 1988.


Patrick’s only love story wasn’t just limited to the worldwide screen. He married Lisa Niemi in 1975, and they remained together until his passing. The couple first met in 197, when Lisa was just fourteen years old and Swayze was eighteen. Lisa played a huge role in Patrick’s life and careerβ€”she was a tremendous source of support to him when he had difficulty overcoming alcoholism during the ’90s.

Substance Abuse and Health Issues

Swayze’s career success brought many burdens and harshly publicized extreme personal issues were just some of them. Substance addiction is an issue that affected Swayze for much of the 90s, and he unfortunately didn’t appear healthy during this time.

In a professional sense, he provided notable performances even while struggling with these difficulties, such as his turn in the highest-grossing film of his career, β€˜Ghost.’ Afterward, he put his professional career on hiatus during the mid-90s to address issues in his personal life. These demons led him to seek out rehab and admit he had problems he needed to address.

In 2009 Swayze passed away due to pancreatic cancer at the age of 57. He battled with it after initial diagnosis in January 2008.

Real Estate

Although Patrick Swayze had a big heart and was a generous person, he wasn’t one to flaunt his finances. Despite that, Swayze had significant real estate holdings before passing away.

In Castle Rock, Colorado, he owned a five-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion with expansive mountain views. His extensive efforts to personalize the house fortunately impressed subsequent owners. In addition, Swayze owned over 100 acres of land in California near Los Olivos, where he and Lisa spent much of their time until losing it to bankruptcy.

Net Worth Details

At the time of his death, Patrick Swayze had a net worth of $40 million. It isn’t known whether Swayze wrote a will before his passing or who his beneficiaries are.

Final Words

Patrick Swayze had film, music, and theatrical successes throughout his career that spanned over thirty years. He remains beloved in the hearts of many for his dedication to his craft and kind soul.

Although his untimely death saddened countless fans and colleagues, his inspiring story will continue to influence future generations of actors and lifelong fans worldwide.

Interesting Facts about Patrick Swayze

  1. Broke his leg when he fell off a horse while filming Letters from a Killer (1998). [May 1997]
  2. Swayze owned a five-acre spread called 'Rancho Bizarro' in Sylmar, Los Angeles. He died there in 2009, aged 57, following a well-publicized battle with pancreatic cancer.
  3. At age 19, he met his wife Lisa Niemi, then 15 years old, who attended dance lessons with his mother, Patsy Swayze.
  4. Chosen in 1991 by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. The same year, he was also named People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive".
  5. Began his career as a dancer appearing in Disneyland's parades as Prince Charming from Cinderella (1950). One of the many Cinderellas he danced with was Michelle Pfeiffer.
  6. Swayze's father, Jesse Wayne Swayze, was a chemical plant-engineer in Houston, Texas. Besides sharing the middle name "Wayne," Jesse and Patrick both died at the same age (57 years): Jesse suffered a fatal heart attack in 1982; Patrick's life was taken by cancer in 2009. Patrick Swayze's mother was dancer Patsy Swayze. His younger brother is actor Don Swayze and his former sister-in-law is Marcia Swayze. Patrick and Don Swayze's sister, Vicky Swayze, committed suicide in 1994.
  7. He was flying solo in his twin-engine Cessna from California to Las Vegas when he developed a mechanical problem and decided to make a precautionary landing on a dirt road near a housing complex in the small community of Prescott Valley in northern Arizona. There were no injuries. Fire department and sheriff's department officials said the plane had a damaged wing and that when they arrived on the scene, they could find no one. It later emerged that Patrick had hitched a ride from a passing vehicle and was taken to a nearby house, where he telephoned authorities. [2000]
  8. He had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.
  9. Studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse with Milton Katselas.
  10. Was reportedly offered $6,000,000 to reprise his role of Johnny Castle in a sequel to Dirty Dancing (1987) but turned it down.
  11. Attended St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, Oak Forest Elementary School and Black Middle School in Houston, Texas. Graduated from S.P. Waltrip High School in Houston in 1971. Other Waltrip High School alumni include Shelley Duvall and wrestler Mark Calaway (aka The Undertaker). In high school, Swayze excelled at football and gymnastics and won an athletic scholarship to college. After graduating high school, he studied gymnastics at San Jacinto College for two years.
  12. Called 'King of the Sleepers" for a brief period, after the unexpected success of Dirty Dancing (1987) and Ghost (1990).
  13. Stayed at the historic Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, while filming Tall Tale (1995). His picture and autograph hang in the main lobby.
  14. Immortalized in the song "(Let's Have) A Patrick Swayze Christmas" from the "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988).
  15. Was approached to star in Predator 2 (1990) but was unable to commit due to scheduling conflicts. Danny Glover was cast instead.
  16. In an interview with Barbara Walters in January 2009, Swayze acknowledged that his history as a recovering alcoholic and heavy cigarette smoker may have contributed to his illness. He reportedly once admitted to smoking 60 cigarettes a day.
  17. Originally cast in Kurt Russell's role in Tango & Cash (1989), but pulled out to make Road House (1989).
  18. Hospitalized for a week with internal bleeding in August 2009.
  19. Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California in 1999.
  20. Trained in New York as a dancer with the Harkness and Joffrey ballet schools. Appeared as a dancer in TOTO's music video, "Rosanna", in 1982. In 2004, he appeared as the dancing instructor in the "prequel" Dirty Dancing 2 (2004).

Additional information of Patrick Swayze

Lucky Number7
Lucky StoneRuby
Lucky ColorGold
Best Match for MarriageSagittarius, Gemini, Aries
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde

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