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An actor who immediately became a celebrity after Dirty Dancing came out. His career followed up with playing the ghost in Ghost. His career isn't at its peak right now, though, but he still appears on Hollywood Squares, and was in "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar" in drag.

Swayze is 5 foot 10 inches, and is married to actress Lisa Niemi, with whom he was teamed in the mediocre movie Steel Dawn. He's received 2 Golden Globe nominations for Dirty Dancing and Ghost.

His mother was choreographer Patsy Swayze, so it's not suprising he's a good dancer. He met his wife Lisa when she was 15 and a student of his mom. His education included the Harkness Ballet School, the Joffrey Ballet School, and San Jacinto College. He first performed as a dancer in Disney on Parade, and in the Broadway production of "Grease."

In 1991, he was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world and made the title of 'Sexiest Man alive' for the magazine the same year. The only published figures show that he made $5 million for Father Hood in 1993.

Here's some IMDB facts: In May 1997 he broke his leg when he fell off a horse while filming "Letters From a Killer". He owns a five-acre spead called Rancho Bizarro. Older brother of Don Swayze. Former Roman Catholic, Baptist, Buddhist and Scientologist. He's also a recovering alcoholic, think there's a connection? He may even be a noder here. Oh, and he was in an episode of Clerks: the Animated Series, where his career is over and he's working in a pet store. He wouldn't do the voiceover of his own character, so Gilbert Gottfried stood in.

His Filmography: (thanx IMDB.com)
1. Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004) .... Johnny Castle
2. George and the Dragon (2003) .... Garth
3. 11:14 (2003) .... Frank
4. One Last Dance (2003) .... Travis MacPhearson
5. Without a Word (2001) .... Travis MacPhearson
6. Waking Up in Reno (2001) .... Roy
7. Donnie Darko (2001) .... Jim Cunningham
8. Green Dragon (2001) .... Sergeant Jim Lance
9. Forever Lulu (2000) .... Ben Clifton
10. Get Bruce (1999) .... Himself
11. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (1998) (TV) .... Adrian, Chippendales applicant
12. "Hollywood Squares" (1998) TV Series .... Himself
13. Letters from a Killer (1998) .... Race Darnell
14. Black Dog (1998) .... Jack Crews
15. To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) .... Miss Vida Boheme (Eugene)
16. Three Wishes (1995) .... Jack McCloud
17. Tall Tale (1995) .... Pecos Bill
18. Father Hood (1993) .... Jack Charles
... aka Desperado (1993)
... aka Honor Among Thieves (1993)
... aka Mike Hardy (1993)
19. City of Joy (1992) .... Max Lowe
... aka Cité de la joie, La (1992) (France)
20. Player, The (1992) (uncredited) .... Himself
21. 64th Annual Academy Awards, The (1992) (TV) (uncredited) .... Presenter - Best Original Score
22. Memories of M*A*S*H (1991) (TV) (archive footage)
23. Point Break (1991) .... Bodhi
24. Ghost (1990) .... Sam Wheat
25. Next of Kin (1989) .... Truman Gates
26. Road House (1989) .... Dalton, Head Bouncer Double Deuce Club
27. Swayze Dancing (1988) (V) .... Himself
28. Tiger Warsaw (1988) .... Chuck "Tiger" Warsaw ... aka Tiger, The (1988)
29. Steel Dawn (1987) .... Nomad
30. Dirty Dancing (1987) .... Johnny Castle
31. Youngblood (1986) .... Derek Sutton
32. "North and South II" (1986) (mini) TV Series .... Orry Main
33. "North and South" (1985) (mini) TV Series .... Orry Main
34. Grandview, U.S.A. (1984) .... Ernie "Slam" Webster
35. Red Dawn (1984) .... Jed Eckert
36. Pigs Vs. Freaks (1984) (TV) .... Doug Zimmer
... aka Off Sides (1984) (TV) (USA: theatrical title)
37. Uncommon Valor (1983/I) .... Kevin Scott
38. Staying Alive (1983) (uncredited) .... Dancer/extra
39. Outsiders, The (1983) .... Darrel Curtis
40. "Renegades" (1983) TV Series .... Bandit
41. Renegades, The (1982) (TV) .... Bandit
42. Return of the Rebels (1981) (TV) .... K.C. Barnes
43. The Comeback Kid(1980) (TV) .... Chuck
44. Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979) .... Ace Johnson

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