Who is Sean Kyle Swayze?
Sean was born in Houston, Texas USA, in 1962 – his exact date of birth remains undisclosed, but his zodiac sign is said to be Aquarius, and he holds American nationality. Sean has spent some time working in the film industry as a driver, but he’s probably only known to the public for being the brother of the late American actor, dancer and singer Patrick Wayne Swayze.
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Early life and education
Sean was raised in Houston alongside his sisters Vickie and Bambi (adopted), and brothers Don and Patrick, by their father Jesse Wayne Swayze who was an engineering draftsman, and their mother Patsy Swayze (nee Karnes), who was a dancer and choreographer; Jesse passed away in 1982, aged 57, and Patsy died in 2013, aged 86.
Sean grew up being interested in numerous activities, and was mostly into sports while attending Waltrip High School; he was on his school’s football team, and also played basketball and soccer. He was also interested in acting, looking up with his brother Patrick who had already launched a career in the film industry, however, even though Sean appeared in a couple of school plays, it didn’t take long for him to realize that he wasn’t as talented as Patrick to succeed as an actor.
He matriculated in 1980, and because he hasn’t spoken of his further education, most people believe that Sean didn’t attend college.
Sean hasn’t shared many details about his career with the public, and it’s only known that he worked as a driver on the popular 1998 mystery crime movie “Letters from a Killer”.
It was directed by David Carson, starred his brother Patrick, Kim Myers and Gia Carides, and follows a man who was framed for killing his wife and sent to jail, and now that he’s been released, has been framed for another murder.
It’s widely believed that Sean has been working as a personal driver for the past two decades.
Love life and wife
Sean is highly secretive when it comes to sharing the details of his love life with his fans, but has still allowed them to have a glimpse into it. He married non-celebrity American woman Jami Swayze on 12 November 1988, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members; it’s believed that the two were high school sweethearts, but this hasn’t been confirmed by Sean. They have a daughter, Cassie Swayze together.
Neither Sean nor Jami have spoken of any other people whom they have perhaps been with, and as of May 2022, Sean’s married to Jami Swayze, and they have a daughter together.
Hobbies and other interests
Sean was physically highly active in his 20s and 30s, as he had multiple training sessions at the gym every week; he was mostly encouraged to work out by his brother, and they could’ve occasionally been seen spending time at the gym together.
Sean is a lover of animals, with lions and tigers being his favorites; he has been to a number of zoos in the USA, and has apparently also gone on safari in Africa.
He’s clearly into travelling, and has been to several US states, as well as to many countries on other continents, while his dream travel destination seems to be Rome, Italy.
Sean has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Julia Roberts, while a couple of his favorite movies include “Rain Man”, the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, and “Notting Hill”.
Age, height and net worth
Sean is either 59 or 60 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 8ins (1.75m) and he weighs around 200lbs (90kgs).
As of May 2022, his net worth has been estimated at over $150,000, while his brother Patrick’s net worth at the time of his death, was estimated at more than $40 million.
Who was his brother Patrick?
Patrick was born in Houston on 18 August 1952 – his zodiac sign was Leo, and he held American nationality.
He had appeared in more than 50 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps still remembered for his portrayal of the lead character Johnny Castle in the 1987 romantic musical movie “Dirty Dancing”. It was written by Eleanor Bergstein, directed by Emile Ardolino, and co-starring Jennifer Grey and Jerry Orbach; the movie follows Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman who has fallen in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle, and it won 12 awards, including an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song, while it was nominated for six other awards.
Patrick became interested in acting while attending St. Rose of Lima Catholic School; he transferred to Oak Forest Elementary School when he was nine, and then moved on to Black Middle School and Waltrip High School.
He appeared in numerous plays during his teenage years, performed both at his schools and theatres, while he was perhaps even more interested in dancing; he practiced classical ballet, but also took acting and ice skating lessons. Upon matriculating in 1970, Patrick enrolled at San Jacinto College Central, from which he dropped out in 1972 and moved to New York City, where he continued to practice dancing.
He was interested in martial arts in his 20s and 30s, and practiced Aikido, Taekwondo and Wushu.
Patrick launched his acting career in 1979, when cast to play Ace Johnson in the comedy movie “Skatetown USA”, while a couple of his following roles were in the 1980 romantic sports comedy movie “The Comeback Kid”, the 1981 episode “Blood Brothers” of the war comedy series “M*A*S*H”, and the 1981 drama movie “Return of the Rebels”.
He gained recognition in 1983, with his portrayal of the lead character Bandit in all the six episodes of the action crime series “The Renegades”, created by Lawrence Gordon and Rick Husky, and which also starred Randy Brooks and Paul Mones; it follows the street gang The Renegades, who have begun working for the police.
A couple of Patrick’s other notable performances in the ‘80s were in the 1984 action thriller movie “Red Dawn”, the 1985 historical romantic series “North & South: Book 1”, and the 1989 action thriller movie “Road House”.
What marked the ‘90s for him was perhaps his portrayal of Jack in the hit family fantasy movie “Three Wishes”, directed by Martha Coolidge, and in which he starred alongside Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Joseph Mazzello. The film follows Jeanne Holman who has picked up a tramp and offered him comfort at her and her family’s home – it was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance by an Actor Under Ten – Feature Film (Joshua Haines).
In 2001, Patrick played Jim Cunningham in the evergreen mystery science fiction movie “Donnie Darko”, which won 12 of the 28 awards for which it was nominated. His three final roles prior to his death were in the 2007 biographical movie “Jump!”, the 2009 action crime series “The Beast” and later that year the drama movie “Powder Blue”.
Patrick won seven of the 18 awards for which he was nominated – his wins include a 1988 Bravo Otto Germany Award for Best Actor (Schauspieler), a 1992 ShoWest Award for Male Star of the Year, and a 2009 Houston Film Critics Society Lifetime Achievement Award.
Patrick married American actress and dancer Lisa Miemi on 12 June 1975, and they remained together until his death; they didn’t have children.
Patrick died on 14 September 2009, having lost his 20-month fight against pancreatic cancer.