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Patrick Duffy Biography

Birth Name:
Patrick G. Duffy
Birth Place:
Townsend, Montana, United States
Actor, director

Fast Facts

  • Was named Patrick because he was born on St
  • Patrick's Day
  • Became a certified scuba diver as a teen
  • Trained to be an actor in college and was hired as an artist-in-residence upon graduation; appeared with symphonies, operas, ballet companies; taught mime and movement classes
  • Performed for a season with the Old Globe Shakespeare Company in San Diego
  • First TV series as a regular was Man from Atlantis in 1977
  • Big break came when he was cast as Bobby Ewing on Dallas in 1978; he directed 30 episodes of the series
  • Had a hit single in Europe with "Together We're Strong," a duet with French singer Mireille Mathieu
  • Appeared on popular sitcom Step by Step beginning in 1991 and directed 49 of the show's episodes
  • Appeared as Stephen Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful
  • Married wife Carlyn in a Buddhist temple
  • Both sons are both involved in the performing arts: Padraic Duffy is a playwright, and brother Connor is an actor, writer and producer
  • Nephew is Cy Young-winning pitcher Barry Zito


  • Terrence Duffy -- Father
  • Marie Duffy -- Mother
  • Joanne Hunt -- Sister
  • Connor Duffy -- Son
  • Padraic Duffy -- Son
  • Carlyn Duffy -- Wife