Patrick Wayne Swayze is 5’10” or 1.78 meters tall. He was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas. He is best known for his role in the 1987 film, Dirty Dancing, where he was called the King of the Sleepers after its unexpected success. His talent in dancing came from his mother, Patsy Swayze, who was a dance choreographer. At the age of 19, he met his wife Lisa Niemi who was then fifteen years old, during her dance lesson with his mother. They married in June 1975, and it was his death in September 2009 that parted them. He died in Los Angeles, California due to pancreatic cancer. Patrick Swayze was also called Buddy, and in 1991, he was included in People Magazine’s list of the Sexiest Men Alive.