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Patrick Duffy

Youngest of 2 children, and only son born to Terrence and Marie Duffy. He is NOT related to Julia Duffy, of Newhart (1982) fame. Patrick was born in Montana, where his parents owned local taverns, and raised in Seattle since age 12. He wanted to become a professional athlete, and became a certified scuba diver while in his teens. However, his involvement in his high school's drama department led him to apply to the Professional Actors Training Program at the University of Washington, Seattle. He was one of 12 people accepted, from over 1,200 applicants. He ruptured both of his vocal cords during his senior year of college, but he created the position of actor-in-residence, where he worked as an interpreter for ballet, opera, and orchestra companies in Washington. He also taught mime and movement classes. Around this time, he met his wife, Carlyn, a ballet dancer with the First Chamber Dance Company of New York. Carlyn introduced Patrick to Buddhism, which he has practiced for the past 30 years. The couple married in a Buddhist temple in 1974. They then moved to New York, where Patrick appeared in Off-Broadway plays, and supported himself and his wife by working as a carpenter. The couple then moved to Hollywood, where he drove a florist's delivery truck, and landed small roles in film and television. His son, Padraic Duffy, was born in 1974/5. In 1976, Patrick was working as a house painter when he landed the role of "Mark Harris" in the TV series Man from Atlantis (1977). Two years later, he won the role of "Bobby Ewing" on Dallas (1978). His second son, Conor Duffy, was born in 1979/80. In 1986, his parents were murdered by 2 teenagers who raided their tavern in Montana. Patrick has continued to work, however, starring in a variety of TV movies, and as "Frank Lambert" on his third TV series, Step by Step (1991). Since SBS was canceled in 1997, Patrick has continued to pursue his TV career, which includes 2 Dallas reunion movies. He and his wife live in the Los Angeles area, and also own a home in southern Oregon.

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Mar 17, 1949 In Townsend, Montana, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Price Is Right 1972-09-04
Latest Project:
Series Welcome to Sweden 2014-07-10

3 wins & 4 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Dallas
Poster of Step by Step
Poster of Dallas
Welcome to Sweden Unknown 2014-07-10
The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2013
The Fosters Unknown 2013-06-03
Dallas Bobby Ewing 40 episodes, 2012-2014 2012-06-13
Piers Morgan Live Unknown 2011-01-17
Party Down Unknown 2009-03-20
30 for 30 Narrator 2009-10-06
Pioneers of Television Self 1 episode, 2013 2008-01-02
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Unknown 2007-02-11
Reba Unknown 2001-10-05
The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne Unknown 2001-01-05
Justice League Unknown 2001-11-17
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Dead Man's Gun Unknown 1999-09-04
South Park Unknown 1997-05-02
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Diagnosis Murder Unknown 1993-10-29
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Goof Troop Unknown 1992-09-05
Step by Step Frank Lambert / ... 160 episodes, 1991-1998 1991-09-20
Jeopardy! Unknown 1984-09-10
Newhart Unknown 1982-10-25
Knots Landing Unknown 1979-12-27
Dallas Bobby Ewing 326 episodes, 1978-1991 1978-04-02
Man from Atlantis Mark Harris / ... 17 episodes, 1977-1978 1977-03-04
The Love Boat Unknown 1977-05-05
Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-03-21
The Price Is Right Unknown 1972-09-04