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American Character Actor Don Swayze, Brother Of Late Actor Patrick Swayze: Everything From Age, Wife, To Net Worth & Career

Published Tue Jun 21 2022 By Riley
American Character Actor Don Swayze, Brother Of Late Actor Patrick Swayze: Everything From Age, Wife, To Net Worth & Career

Don Swayze is an American character actor who has been active in the industry since 1983 and is currently celebrating four decades in the field. 

He is known for his wide and versatile acting range, which can be seen in movies, stage, and soap operas.

He rose to fame from his roles in films and television shows such as True Blood, Sons Of Anarchy, Hawaii Five-O, Criminal Minds, Days of Our Life, and NCIS. 

Similarly, among people, Don is also known as the younger brother of late American actor, dancer, and singer Patrick Swayze.

As for his relationship status, Swayze was married to actress Marcia Swayze. The duo, who shares a daughter, got divorced in 1993. 

He married his second wife, Charlene Swayze, in 2014.

How Old Is Don Swayze? Brief Swayze Family Introduction

Don Swayze was born Don Carl Swayze on August 10, 1958, in Houston, Texas, U.S, to Patsy Swayze and Jesse Wayne Swayze. 

As of June 2022, he is 63 years old and stands at a height of 6 feet ½ Inches (184 cm).

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Beautiful Swayze's family! 

His mother, Patsy, was an American film choreographer, dancer, and dance instructor known for working in movies and shows such as Urban Cowboy, Hope Floats, and Liar's Moon.

She suffered from a stroke at 86 on September 8, 2013, and died of stroke complications a few days later, on September 16.

On the other hand, Don's father was an engineering draftsman who died of a heart attack in 1982.

He had four siblings- elder sister Vickie Lynn (1949–1994), elder brother Patrick Swayze (1952–2009), younger sister Bora Song "Bambi," and younger brother Sean Kyle.

Swayze studied acting with Milton Katselas at The Beverly Hills Playhouse.

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Career Highlights- Popular Roles In True Blood & Sons Of Anarchy

The 63-years-old Don Swayze has been active in the acting industry since 1983. 

He first appeared on the television series I married a Centerfold. Also, he starred in Street Hawk in 1985.

Similarly, he appeared in guest roles in various shows such as I Married a Centerfold, Prince of Bel-Air, Tall Tales & Legends, The Fall Guy, 1st & Ten, Paradise, Matlock and Hunter.

After a year, Don got his first big-screen role in an action thriller film, Driving Force. 

The role gave him a much-needed push on his career, and the actor started getting prominent roles. He appeared in several films, including Edge of Horror and Payback in 1991.

Likewise, Swayze's portfolio includes roles in movies and shows like Death Ring and Body Of Influence, Pontiac Moon, Digital Man, Evasive Action, Squanderers, Forced to Kill, The Other Man, etc.

Furthermore, the 63-years-old actor played the role of Gus in an American fantasy horror drama television series, True Blood, produced and created by Alan Ball. 

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Don Swayze as Gus in True Blood

Also, he has portrayed the role of Carl Egan, in an American action crime drama television series Sons Of Anarchy, created by Kurt Sutter.

Accordingly, the actor Swayze made his appearance in various films such as Lady Jayne: Killer, Waterborne, The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold, The Visitation, The Colony, Prairie Fever, Powder Blue, and so on.

Additionally, his other projects include performing on stage as Pedro in Man of La Mancha at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center in 2001.

Moreover, he played Roy in the comedy Lone star at Beverly Hills Playhouse and as U.S. Army Sgt. Don Simpson in an original stage play titled Jane Fonda: In the Court of Public Opinion at the Edgemar Theater.

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Personal Life: Wife And Children

Don Swayze was first married to actress Marcia Swayze. Marcia is popular for her roles in The Last Road, Command & Conquer and Rule No.3. The couple tied the knot on 31 December 1985.

The duo has a daughter named Danielle Swayze, born on 8 April 1998. As of 2022, Danielle is 33 years old. They divorced after eight years in 1993.

Later on 26 June 2014, the True Blood actor tied the knot to professional dancer and founder of Recreation USA, Charlene Lindstrom.

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Don with his wife Charlene

Reportedly the duo dated for a decade before tying the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony in front of family and close friends in 2014. The pair do have kids of their own.

Don and Charlene have established an animal therapy ranch in Los Angeles County, California, called Swayze Ranch. Similarly, the latter has opened the Swayze Foundation.

Besides acting, Don is an avid cyclist and skydiver and races cross-country mountain bikes in his spare time.

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Late Brother, Actor & Dancer Patrick Swayze-Cause Of Death

Patrick Swayze (1952-2009) was an American actor, singer, and dancer most famous for his role as Johnny Castle in 80s classic hit Dirty Dancing and as Sam Wheat in the iconic romantic thriller Ghost.

Patrick was an alcoholic and chain smoker. Infact, he used to smoke three packs of cigarettes per day. Though he got rid of his addiction with time, it did leave a very harmful impact on his body.

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Young Patrick & Don Swayze

The Dirty Dancing star was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer in January 2008. 

On January 9, 2009, Swayze was hospitalized with pneumonia, which was caused due to chemotherapy complications. 

Doctors informed him that cancer had again metastasized to his liver.

Sadly, Patrick Swayze died on September 14, 2009, at the age of 57. His body was cremated, and his ashes were scattered over his New Mexico ranch.

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Don Swayze?

Don Swayze is worth $3 Million as of May 2022. His primary income source is his career in television, movies, and theatre. 

As per the sources, an average salary of an American actor is $21.88 per hour.

Similarly, his brother Patrick Swayze, a singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor- had a net worth of $40 Million at the time of his death in 2009.

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