Don Swayze

D.O.B: Aug 10, 1958 |  Houston, Texas, USA

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Don Swayze was born on August 10, 1958 in Houston, Texas, USA as Donald Carl Swayze. He is the son of Patsy Swayze (née Yvonne Helen Karnes; 1927-2013), a choreographer, dance instructor, and dancer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze (1925-1982), an engineering draftsman.

Biography

Don Swayze was born on August 10, 1958 in Houston, Texas, USA as Donald Carl Swayze. He is the son of Patsy Swayze (née Yvonne Helen Karnes; 1927-2013), a choreographer, dance instructor, and dancer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze (1925-1982), an engineering draftsman. He has two brothers, Patrick Swayze (1952-2009) and Sean Swayze (b. 1962), and two sisters, Vickie Lynn (1949-1994) and Bambi Swayze. He began his career in the 1980s appearing in TV shows and TV movies. His earlier roles include in Street Hawk (1985), The Fall Guy (1981), L.A. Law (1986), and in Matlock (1986) as a mentally handicapped murder suspect. His first movie role was in Andrey Konchalovskiys Shy People (1987) as Mark, opposite Barbara Hershey, Pruitt Taylor Vince, and Mare Winningham. During the 1990s, he guest starred for example in Columbo (1971), Renegade (1992), Murder, She Wrote (1984), NYPD Blue (1993), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) as Jesse James, Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), and Profiler (1996). In the 1990s, he also worked as a stunt man. For example in his brothers movie, Letters from a Killer (1998), he was a stunt player.