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Patrick Duffy is a Actor and Producer American born on 17 march 1949 at Townsend (USA)

Patrick Duffy

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Birth name Patrick Duffy
Nationality USA
Birth 17 march 1949 (72 years) at Townsend (USA)

Patrick Duffy (born March 17, 1949) is an American actor, best known for his role on the CBS primetime soap opera Dallas, where he played Bobby Ewing from 1978 to 1985 and from 1986 to 1991. Duffy returned to reprise his role as Bobby in a continuation of Dallas, which aired on TNT from 2012 to 2014. He is also well known for his role on the ABC sitcom Step by Step as Frank Lambert, from 1991 to 1998, and for his role as Stephen Logan on the CBS daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful (2006-2011). Duffy plays the lead character's father in the 2014 NBC sitcom Welcome to Sweden.


Duffy married Carlyn Rosser, ten years his senior, in a Nichiren Buddhist ceremony on February 15, 1974. They live near Eagle Point, Oregon, with their sons Padraic Terence Duffy (b. 1974) and Conor Frederick Duffy (b. 1979). They also have four grandchildren. Duffy was an avid collector of antique dolls and children's books. He converted to Nichiren Buddhism, and began chanting Nam Myōhō Renge Kyō at the approximate time of his earliest encounters with his wife, who was then a ballet dancer with the First Chamber Dance Company of New York. He and his family are long-time active members of the Japanese Nichiren Buddhist lay organization SGI & are members of SGI-USA (Sōka Gakkai International – USA).

On November 18, 1986, Duffy's parents were murdered by two young men, Kenneth Miller and Sean Wentz, during an armed robbery of the Boulder, Montana, bar his parents owned. Wentz and Miller, who were teenagers at the time, were convicted of the murders and sentenced to 75 years in prison. In 2001, Miller appeared before the Montana Parole board after Sean Wentz recanted his original story, admitting that he was the sole gunman. Miller was denied clemency in 2001 but was released on parole in December 2007.

Duffy's nephew is Major League Baseball pitcher Barry Zito.

According to longtime fan and future crewmember, Andrea Cantrell, she was asked to create a photo album of the Ewing Family, in 2012, who was having difficulty finding as many appropriate pictures as she could, though many of the new cast members could only provide recent snaps, and her efforts were further hampered because the image of two original Dallas stars, late actors Jim Davis and Barbara Bel Geddes, are controlled by the handlers of their estate. Then, after struggling, Duffy came to the rescue, who asked his wife to send a box of pictures to Cantrell. All the pictures Duffy's real-life family were taken, decades ago (before Duffy's parents were murdered, in real-life), as well as a baby picture of Patrick, himself. His real-life mother also bore a slight resemblance to his acting mentor, Bel Geddes, whose character made a photo of her holding baby Patrick, exactly what Cantrell needed. His real-life late parents made a cameo on the revised Dallas series.

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Filmography of Patrick Duffy (21 films)

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Christmas with a View, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Romance
Actors Kaitlyn Leeb, Vivica A. Fox, Patrick Duffy, Nicole Stamp, Mark Ghanimé, Jess Walton
Roles Frank Haven
Rating51% 2.5721652.5721652.5721652.5721652.572165
À noël, une romance éclore entre une restauratrice qui a eu une affaire sur le déclin et un chef devenu célèbre par une télé-réalité.
You Again
You Again (2010)
, 1h45
Directed by Andy Fickman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Annable, Betty White, Billy Unger
Roles Richie Phillips
Rating58% 2.904982.904982.904982.904982.90498
In 2002 Marni (Kristen Bell) is an acne-riddled high school sophomore at Ridgefield High School, with glasses and braces, making a video about how much she hates high school, and reveals how she is tormented and bullied by other children, specifically J-J (Odette Yustman), who made Marni's high school life miserable. She adds that her protective older brother, Will (James Wolk), was very popular as a handsome basketball player. However, at a very important basketball game, J-J pushes the mascot (Marni), who runs into Will, resulting in a loss of the game.
Healing Hands, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Eddie Cibrian, Patrick Duffy, Meagen Fay, Lisa Sheridan, Evan Jones, Darcy Rose Byrnes
Roles Uncle Norman
Rating56% 2.8143552.8143552.8143552.8143552.814355
Citoyen ordinaire, Buddy rêve d’être quelqu’un d’autre, même si sa fiancée Alice et son entourage l’aiment comme il est. Peu de temps après un banal accident, Buddy réalise que son vœu est exaucé : il a acquis le don exceptionnel de guérir les gens.
Love Takes Wing
Directed by Lou Diamond Phillips
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Western
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion
Actors Sarah Jones, Jordan Bridges, Bonnie Root, Haylie Duff, Patrick Duffy, Lou Diamond Phillips
Roles Mayor Evans
Rating67% 3.395233.395233.395233.395233.39523
Mourning her husband's recent death, Dr. Belinda Simpson (Sarah Jones) arrives in the tiny town of Sikeston to fill the post of town physician. Once there she discovers that many of the town’s residents, including children at an orphanage run by Miss Hattie Clarence (Cloris Leachman), have fallen ill or died from an unknown ailment. She soon wonders if she's in over her head, despite reassurances from her best friend Annie (Haylie Duff) and Lee (Jordan Bridges), the town blacksmith.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, 1h36
Directed by Jake Kasdan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Raymond J. Barry, Margo Martindale, Kristen Wiig, Tim Meadows
Roles Patrick Duffy (uncredited)
Rating67% 3.399243.399243.399243.399243.39924
Dewey Cox begins his quest for stardom in Springberry, Alabama in 1946. While playing with his brother Nate, Dewey accidentally cuts his brother in half at the waist with a machete. This leads Dewey's father to frequently repeat the phrase "The wrong kid died" throughout the film. The trauma causes Dewey to lose his sense of smell – "you've gone smell blind," states Dewey's mother. After his brother's death is announced by a physician making a housecall, Dewey's mother sends him to the local store to buy some butter and a candle. There, he meets a blues guitarist, who lets Dewey play his guitar. Dewey is a natural.
Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door, 1h32
Directed by Armand Mastroianni
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Shelley Long, Brigid Brannagh, Patty Duke, Crystal Allen, Ken Marino, Patrick Duffy
Roles James Connolly
Rating59% 2.951742.951742.951742.951742.95174
Bridget Connolly (Patty Duke) and Betsy Lucas (Shelley Long) are two social climbing society women from Catalina Island who have been continuous rivals for some unknown reason. But when Betsy's son Mark falls in love with the girl next door--who happens to be Bridget's daughter Theresa—the two women put all of their energy in to planning the wedding, much to the chagrin of their children.
Desolation Canyon
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Stacy Keach, Patrick Duffy, Kenny Johnson, Yvonne DeLaRosa, Kelly Overton, David Rees Snell
Roles Tomas 'Swede' Lundstrom
Rating54% 2.718522.718522.718522.718522.71852
After a bank robbery, the responsible gang stops by the home of one of their band's estranged wife to abduct his own young son. The town's old sheriff (Patrick Duffy) calls for the help of a retired gunfighter (Stacy Keach), who is also the abducted boy's grandfather. Hot on the trail of the fugitives, they discover that two bounty hunters are already in pursuit of the gang for crimes committed in Mexico.
Perfect Game, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Cameron Finley, Tracy Nelson, Patrick Duffy, Edward Asnere, Drake Bell, Orlando Brown
Roles Coach Bobby Geiser
Rating46% 2.3114152.3114152.3114152.3114152.311415
Kanin Crosby, an 11-year-old boy who longs to play baseball for his local Little League team, is surprised when he and a group of other boys who, like him, are not all that talented, make the team. The team is led by experienced coach Bobby Geiser. The team soon find out, however, that Geiser was obliged to take the less-than-stellar players on in order to win a bet, provoking anger in Kanin, his friends and his mother Diane.
Rusty: A Dog's Tale, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Hal Holbrook, Rue McClanahan, Laraine Newman, Charles Fleischer, Blake Foster, Rodney Dangerfield
Roles Cap the Dog (voice)
Rating51% 2.561952.561952.561952.561952.56195
The film is about two orphans named Jory (Blake Foster) and Tess (Danielle Keaton). Their cousins Bart (Charles Fleischer) and Bertha (Laraine Newman) try to take them away from their grandparents because the two kids have trust funds from their dead parents. When Bart and Bertha kidnap the newborn puppies, Rusty the dog (Matthew Lawrence) decides to save them.
Dallas - War of The Ewings, 2h
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman, Michelle Johnson, Steve Kanaly, George Kennedy
Roles Bobby Ewing
Rating63% 3.1955053.1955053.1955053.1955053.195505
The opening scene is reminiscent of the shower scene with Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and Pamela Barnes Ewing from the original series, but with Sue Ellen Ewing (Linda Gray) entering and kissing Bobby. Again, this is a dream of J.R. Ewing's (Larry Hagman). Bobby and Sue Ellen now own Ewing Oil, and J.R., who seized control of West Star Oil from Carter McKay (George Kennedy) in J.R. Returns wants to regain the company. This would give him control of the top two independent oil companies in Texas. He applies for a loan to use in a hostile takeover, but is declined because he doesn't have enough assets to cover the loan.
Heart of Fire, 1h25
Directed by John Power
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Patrick Duffy, Steve Jacobs, Troy Winbush, Kerry Armstrong, Alex McKenna, Gerard Maguire
Roles Max Tucker
Rating57% 2.864832.864832.864832.864832.86483
Un pompier tente le tout pour le tout afin de sauver une jeune fille coincée sous un camion en feu.
Dallas: J.R. Returns, 2h
Directed by Leonard Katzman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Rosalind Allen, Chris Demetral, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman, Omri Katz
Roles Boby Ewing
Rating67% 3.3924253.3924253.3924253.3924253.392425
The cliffhanger ending of the 1991 Dallas series finale is resolved in the opening minutes of the movie. The gunshot J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) fired was at the mirror, not himself.
Texas (1994)

Directed by Richard Lang
Genres Historical, Western
Actors Patrick Duffy, María Conchita Alonso, Benjamin Bratt, Stacy Keach, Chelsea Field, Anthony Michael Hall
Roles Stephen Austin
Rating62% 3.1486153.1486153.1486153.1486153.148615
L'histoire de l'annexion du territoire du Texas, alors sous drapeau mexicain.
Daddy (1991)
, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about television
Actors Patrick Duffy, Lynda Carter, Kate Mulgrew, Richard McKenzie, John Anderson, Ben Affleck
Roles Oliver Watson
Rating57% 2.8530552.8530552.8530552.8530552.853055
Oliver Watson (Patrick Duffy) has never been luckier: he is a successful advertising executive, shares a marriage of eighteen years with Sarah (Kate Mulgrew) and has three loving kids: 17-year-old Ben (Ben Affleck), 15-year-old Melissa (Jenny Lewis), and 9-year-old Sam (Matthew Lawrence). His perfect life suddenly falls apart when his wife Sarah announces that she wants to enter a graduate school 200 miles away from home, as she regrets that she gave up her bohemian protester's life and promising writing career to become the wife of a conservative traditionalist.