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Patrick Duffy

Mark Harris in The Man from Atlantis, Frank Lambert in Step by Step, Bobby Ewing in Dallas

Photos Patrick Duffy Birth name: Patrick G. Duffy
Birth date: 1949/03/17 (71 years old)
Birth place : Towsend Montana
Height: 1.88 m

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Biography for Patrick Duffy

Youngest of 2 children, and only son born to Terrence and Marie Duffy. He is NOT related to Julia Duffy, of Newhart 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, hisinvolvement 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 yearof college, but he created the position of actor-in-residence, wherehe 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, was born in 1974/5. In 1976, Patrick was working as a house painter when he landed the role of MarkHarris in the TV series The Man from Atlantis. Two years later he won the role of Bobby Ewing on Dallas. His second son, Conor, 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. Since SBS was cancelled 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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Filmography

Title Role
He's Such a Girl (2008) (post-production) Whitney's Father
The Bold and the Beautiful Stephen Logan Sr. / ... (60 episodes, 2006-2008)
Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door (2006) (TV) James Connolly
Desolation Canyon (2006) (TV) Sheriff Tomas 'Swede' Lundstrom
Reba Dr. Joe Baker (1 episode, 2004)
Touched by an Angel Mike (2 episodes, 2003)
Justice League Steve Trevor (3 episodes, 2002)
Family Guy Bobby Ewing / ... (2 episodes, 1999-2001)
The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne Duke Angelo Rimini (1 episode, 2000)
Perfect Game (2000) (V) Coach Bobby Geiser
Twice in a Lifetime Peter Hogan / ... (1 episode, 1999)
Don't Look Behind You (1999) (TV) Jeff Corrigan
Dead Man's Gun Lyman Gage (1 episode, 1999)
Diagnosis Murder Wayde Garrett (1 episode, 1998)
Rusty: A Dog's Tale (1998) (voice) Cap the Dog
Step by Step Frank Lambert (160 episodes, 1991-1998)
Dallas: War of the Ewings (1998) (TV) Bobby James Ewing
Heart of Fire (1997) (TV) Max Tucker
Dallas: J.R. Returns (1996) (TV) Bobby James Ewing
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Festival of Fun Musical Spectacular (1996) (TV) Host
ABC Sneak Peek with Step by Step (1994) (TV) Frank Lambert
Texas (1994) (TV) Stephen Austin
Daddy (1991) (TV) Oliver Watson
Dallas Bobby Ewing (327 episodes, 1978-1991)
Children of the Bride (1990) (TV) John
Murder C.O.D. (1990) (TV) Steve Murtaugh
ABC TGIF (1990) TV series Frank
Too Good to Be True (1988) (TV) Richard Harland
Unholy Matrimony (1988) (TV) John Dillman
14 Going on 30 (1988) (TV)
Our House Johnny Witherspoon (1 episode, 1987)
Captain Eo Grand Opening (1986) (TV) Host
Strong Medicine (1986) (TV) Dr. Andrew Jordan
Alice in Wonderland (1985) (TV) Goat
George Burns Comedy Week (1 episode, 1985)
Hotel Richard Martin (1 episode, 1985)
From Here to Maternity (1985) (TV) Henderson
Vamping (1984) Harry Baranski
Auf los geht's los Singer (1 episode, 1983)
Knots Landing Bobby Ewing (3 episodes, 1979-1982)
Cry for the Strangers (1982) (TV) Dr. Brad Russell
The Love Boat Ralph Sutton (2 episodes, 1981)
Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980) (TV) Colonel Paul Tibbets
Charlie's Angels William Cord (2 episodes, 1980)
The Man from Atlantis Mark Harris / ... (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (1976) (TV) Lewis Baker
Switch (1 episode, 1976)
Hurricane (1974) (TV) Jim

Trivia

Named 1 of the 100 Alumni of the Century by the University of Washington.

He attended the University of Washington, Seattle, where he was an actor-in-residence in UW's theatre program.

Stated on "Politically Incorrect" that he has been a Buddhist for the past 30 years. [August 1999]

In 22 years in show business, he's only been out of work a total of 3 weeks (as of January 2000).

Loves golf and has played in celebrity tournaments.

Graduated from Cascade High School in Everett, Washington in 1967.

Son Padraic played "Mark Harris" on "Dallas". Mark Harris was the name of Patrick's character on "The Man from Atlantis".

Patrick could hold his breath underwater for 3 minutes during his "Man from Atlantis" days.

Patrick collects antique toys and childrens' books.

Dallas producer Leonard Katzman hired a non-Dallas crew to film what the crew believed to be an Irish Spring commercial with Patrick Duffy. The crew spent hours filming the commercial, which was then superimposed into a scene from Dallas. The result is the famous shower scene where Duffy's character, Bobby Ewing, returns from the dead and says "Good morning" to his TV wife, played by Victoria Principal. Principal did not know that Duffy was returning to the show until she saw that cliffhanger on TV, and then phoned Duffy.

Earned $75,000 per episode of Dallas, plus $1 million signing bonus (1986-91)

Wears a medical alert bracelet on his right wrist to draw attention to his potentially fatal penicillin allergy.

His last name means "black" in Irish, probably referring to black hair.

On November 18, 1986, teenagers Kenneth Miller and Sean Wentz murdered Patrick's parents, Terrence and Marie Duffy, during a robbery at the couple's Boulder Bar in Montana. Wentz and Miller each named the other as the one who fired the shots that killed the Duffys, but both men were convicted of double murder and were each sentenced to 180 years in prison. Later, Wentz recanted his testimony and told prosecutors he was the one who murdered the couple, but Miller's November 2000 appeal of clemency was denied.

Plays the piano.

Cheerleader in High School.

Family

Spouse : Carlyn Rosser (1974 - present) 2 sons.

His wife is 10 years his senior.

Two sons Padraic Terrence (b. 1974) and Conor Frederick (b. 1979)

Son Conor played "Little J.R." on the final episode of "Dallas" in 1991.

Patrick's wife is the one who suggested the "dream season" to explain Bobby Ewing's return from the dead on "Dallas".

He and his wife first met on a bus.

Son, Conor Frederick Duffy, graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle in June 2001 with a degree in Drama.

Son, Padraic, graduated from Princeton University in 1996.

Patrick's nephew is Oakland A's Cy Young winning pitcher Barry Zito. Patrick's wife is the sister of Barry's mother.

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by abdest
  • Last update: 02/03/2008 by abdest

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