Patrick Duffy Net Worth

Net Worth $ 30,000,000
Real name Patrick Duffy
Source of Wealth Movies, TV Shows
Profession Actor
Date of Birth Mar 17, 1949
Zodiac Pisces
Age 73
Height 187 cm / 6 ft 1 inch

Summary

A successful American actor, Patrick Duffy rose to fame through his role in the soap opera "Dallas" which aired between the 1970s and 1990s.

Besides portraying Bobby Ewing alongside Barbara Bel Geddes and Larry Hagman, Duffy is also known for starring in "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "Welcome to Sweden."

His net worth is estimated at $30 million.

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Upbringing and career development

Patrick Duffy was born on March 17, 1949, in Townsend, Montana, United States, to Marie and Terence Duffy. He is the youngest of two.

As a young boy, Duffy aspired to be an athlete; however, his involvement in the drama section in high school led him to enroll at the University of Washington, Seattle, to study acting and to become one of the 12 chosen from more than 1,200 applicants.[1]

Duffy graduated from the University of Washington in 1971.

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Career beginnings

Patrick Duffy began his career in 1970 by appearing in a Taco Bell commercial soon after he made his acting debut in the series "Man from Atlantis," which aired in 1977.

After the short-lived series, the actor landed his career-defining role in CBS primetime soap opera "Dallas." Although the soap opera was a great success, Duffy wanted to leave, leading to Bobby Ewing (his character) being killed.

After Duffy's departure, both the series and Duffy saw declines in popularity, so the actor returned a year later and stayed until 1991. He was part of the show for thirteen years, during which time he also tried his hand at directing a few episodes for the series.

After "Dallas" ended, Duffy returned to the show's spinoff "Knots Landing" and was a part of it for a few episodes.

He continued his career portraying Frank Lambert in another family sitcom named "Step-by-step," acting alongside "Suzanne Somers." [2]The series aired from 1991-1998.

After his portrayal of Frank Lambert, Duffy continued to appear in guest roles and voice acting projects, including "Family Guy," where he participated in a live-action scene with Victoria Principal parodying a scene from "Dallas," as well as "Justice League" and "Touched by an Angel."

He also starred in the television movies "Falling in Love With the Girl Next Door" and "Desolation Canyon."

In 2006, he began a recurring role and portrayed Stephen Logan on the soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful," From April to July 2008, he hosted "Bingo America," a game show on GSN with interactive elements.

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Personal life

Patrick Duffy married Carlyn Rosser, a professional ballerina ten years older, in 1974.

The couple lived near Eagle Point, Oregon, with their two sons, Padraic and Conor.

Duffy converted to Nichiren Buddhism and started practicing the chanting of Nam Myōhō Renge Kyō after being introduced to the religion by his wife. His whole family was a part of the Buddhist organization Soka Gakkai International.[3]

In 1986 the actor faced a tragedy.

Namely, both of his parents got killed in an armed robbery in their home by Kenneth Miller and Sean Wentz, two nineteen-year-olds convicted to 75 years in prison. The Buddhist beliefs helped him cope with the horrific events that his family faced.

Later in 2017, Duffy's wife died.

In 2020, he entered into a relationship with the actress Linda Purl.

In Conclusion

Patrick Duffy is an American actor popular for his role as Bobby Ewing in the American soap opera "Dallas."

Additionally, he was a regular cast member of The Bold and the Beautiful.

His net worth is estimated at $30 million.

FAQ

Who is Patrick Duffy in a relationship with?

Patrick Duffy is in a relationship with the actress Lind Purl. 

How long was Patrick Duffy married to his first wife?

Carlyn Rosser died from cancer in 2017 after being married to Duffy for 40 years.

What was the age difference between Patrick Duffy and his wife?

Duffy's wife was ten years older than him. She was born in the year 1939, and Patrick was born in the year 1949.

References

  1. Patrick Duffy (no date) IMDb. IMDb.com. Available at: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001155/bio/?ref_=nm_ql_1 (Accessed: January 20, 2023).

  2. Patrick Duffy (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Duffy (Accessed: January 20, 2023).

  3. SpotOnNews (2020) 2023 - Patrick Duffy: The actor found solace in his Buddhist faith, Gettotext.com. Available at: https://gettotext.com/patrick-duffy-the-actor-found-solace-in-his-buddhist-faith/ (Accessed: January 20, 2023).