Patrick Swayze was born on August 18, 1952, in Houston, Texas, the second child of Patsy Yvonne Helen, a choreographer, dance instructor, and dancer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze (1925 - 1982), an engineering draftsman. He had two younger brothers, actor Don Swayze (born 1958) and Sean Kyle (born 1962), and two sisters, Vickie Lynn (1949 - 1994) and Bambi. He was a sixth cousin, once removed, of news commentator John Cameron Swayze, and a relative of noted Texas Revolution soldier Henry Karnes. Swayze was raised Roman Catholic.
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