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Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthAugust 10, 1958
SpouseCharlene Lindstrom, Marcia Swayze
FactSon of choreographer Patsy Swayze.

Don Swayze is an American actor, best known for his roles in the 1980s films The Outsiders and Red Dawn. He is the younger brother of the late actor Patrick Swayze.

Early Life

Don Swayze was born in Houston, Texas, on August 10, 1958, the second son of Patsy Yvonne Helen (née Karnes), a choreographer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze, an engineering draftsman. His mother owned a dance school in Houston, where he was also raised. His father died in 1982. He has two brothers, Sean Kyle and Bora Patrick “Pat” Swayze. His paternal grandfather was of Czech descent, while his other ancestry includes English, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh.

Swayze was educated at St. Mark’s School of Texas, a private preparatory school for boys in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Wheat Ridge High School in Colorado in 1976. He then attended San Jacinto College before transferring to Lon Morris Jr. College. He studied gymnastics at both colleges and was a member of the U.S. national team in 1977. He competed in the Pan American Games in 1975.


Swayze’s first acting role was as a dancer in the 1978 film Skatetown, U.S.A.. He then had a small role as a punk rocker in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy. His breakout role came later that year when he played Dallas Winston in The Outsiders, based on the novel by S.E. Hinton. He also appeared in the 1983 film Red Dawn as Matt Eckert, one of a group of American high school students who defend their town against a Soviet invasion.

Swayze’s other film roles include Youngblood (1986), Steel Dawn (1987), Road House (1989), Point Break (1991), and To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995). He also appeared on television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Walker, Texas Ranger. In recent years, he has appeared in the films Powder Blue (2009) and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004).

Swayze has been married twice. His first marriage was to Lisa Niemi from 1975 to 2009; they had no children. His second marriage is to Jennifer Grey, with whom he starred in Dirty Dancing; they have one child together.

Physical Characteristics

Swayze is 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and has blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameDon Swayze
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthAugust 10, 1958
Height1.84 m
ProfessionStunt Performer
EducationBeverly Hills Playhouse Acting School


SpouseCharlene Lindstrom, Marcia Swayze
ChildrenDanielle Swayze
ParentsJesse Wayne Swayze, Patsy Yvonne Helen Swayze
SiblingsPatrick Swayze, Sean Kyle Swayze, Bambi Swayze, Vickie Lynn Swayze


MoviesThe Appearing, Heathens and Thieves, Death Ring, Driving Force, Digital Man, Powder Blue, High Lonesome, Eye of the Stranger, Edge of Honor, Forced to Kill, Squanderers, Pontiac Moon, Ambush at Dark Canyon, Alamo: The Price of Freedom, The Tracker, Evasive Action, Prince of Bel Air, Lady Jayne: Kill...
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1Together with his sister-in-law Lisa Niemi, he looked after his ailing brother Patrick Swayze and was at his bedside when he took his last breath after a long battle with cancer.
2Has a daughter named Danielle (b. April 8th 1988).
3Son of choreographer Patsy Swayze.
4Studies acting with Milton Katselas at The Beverly Hills Playhouse.
5Younger brother of Patrick Swayze, and brother-in-law of actress Lisa Niemi.



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Eye of the Stranger1993Rudy
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