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Patrick Swayze Had A Younger Brother, And He Is The Spitting Image Of The Late Actor

Date July 15, 2019

It's been a decade since iconic Patrick Swayze, known for his performance in such cult favorites as Ghost and Dirty Dancing, passed away from pancreatic cancer.

The brilliant actor and dancer is survived by his beloved wife, Lisa Niemi, his mother Patsy, and as his three siblings: two brothers and a sister. Patrick Swayze Had A Younger Brother, And He Is The Spitting Image Of The Late ActorPatrick Swayze Had A Younger Brother, And He Is The Spitting Image Of The Late ActorPatrick Swayze Had A Younger Brother, And He Is The Spitting Image Of The Late ActorGetty Images / Ideal Image

Meet Patrick Swayze's siblings

Most likely, you've watched the iconic Dirty Dancing lift scene, and probably even tried to repeat it in real life, like some of us — unfortunately — did...But odds are, you didn't know Patrick Swayze had three siblings — an adopted younger sister, Bambi, and two brothers, Sean and Don.

Moreover, the latter bears a striking resemblance to the brilliant actor!

Patrick Swayze's lookalike brother

The genes of breathtakingly good looks and striking talent certainly do run in the Swayzes family — there's no doubt about that!

60-year-old Donald Carl Swayze not only bears an extraordinary resemblance to the 80s teen idol and sex symbol, Patrick Swayze. But he has also chosen to devote his life to acting and made significant achievements in the movie industry.

Don Swayze made his first steps in acting back in the 80s, appearing in such action/crime flicks as Street Hawk and The Fall Guy, as well as classic detective shows Columbo and Murder, She Wrote.

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The actor performed in numerous crime dramas and TV series, including L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, Profiler, CSI: Miami, The X Files, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and Criminal Minds. He also was a stunt actor in his younger brother Sean's movie, Letters From a Killer.

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Over the past 7 years, Don has starred in neo-noir westerns Heathens and Thieves and Dark Canyon, as well as horror movies Lizzie and Appearing. Just like his brother, he is also a singer and a songwriter.

In 2014, Don got married for the second time — the actor secretly tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Charlene.

Don on his brother's last moments

It doesn't come as a surprise that Patrick has played a significant part in Don's life, as he has revealed in one of his Facebook posts. Talking to ACCESS, he said: “He was just such a force. He had an opinion about everything! He had a strong personality. My big brother was just bigger than life.”

Don spent the last moments of his brother's life by his bedside and in his interview with ACCESS, Don opened up about Patrick's battle with cancer:

He had been fighting for his life up ‘til, just I mean, ‘til he couldn’t fight any longer.

Anyhow, he believes that his older brother actually achieved peace at the end. And from the bottom of our hearts, we sincerely hope he did!