Patrick Duffy

Actor, Director
A throwback to the stalwart, ramrod straight and dependable leading men of Hollywood's Golden Age, Patrick Duffy rose to fame as Bobby Ewing, the "good son" of the Texas oil clan on "Dallas" (CBS, 1978-1991) after a ... Read more »
Born: 03/17/1949 in Townsend, Montana, USA

Filmography

Actor (89)

The Bold and the Beautiful 1986 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fosters 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Welcome To Sweden 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dallas 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

He's Such a Girl 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pioneers of Television 2013 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

30 for 30 2010 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Healing Hands 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

You Again 2010 (Movie)

Richie (Actor)

A Hero's Welcome 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

TV Land Awards 2006 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Dallas Reunion: The Return to Southfork 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Reba 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Moguls 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Suzanne Somers: The E! True Hollywood Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Guy 1999, 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Twice in a Lifetime 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dallas: The E! True Hollywood Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Pulp Comics: Louis C.K. 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Dallas 1977 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1991 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Don't Look Behind You 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Victoria Principal 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Sisters 1991 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Step by Step 1977 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

CBS: 50 Years of Funny Flubs and Screw Ups 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dallas: J.R. Returns 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Heart of Fire 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Spotlight With Phyllis George (09/11/96) 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

What's Right With America 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

James A. Michener's Texas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ultimate TV Trivia Challenge 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Gets MADD 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Will You Marry Me? 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC's Saturday Morning Preview Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

TV's Funniest Commercials 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Saturday Morning Preview Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Danielle Steel's 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

TGIF Comedy Preview 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder C.O.D. 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Red Cross Emergency Test 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS Tournament of Roses Parade 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Freedom Festival '89 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Manhunt... Live 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Too Good to Be True 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Golden Globe Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Sea World's All-Star, Lone Star Celebration 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Annual Star-Spangled Celebration 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

This Is Your Life (11/26/87) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Captain EO Grand Opening 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Night at the Super Bowl 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (02/25/87) 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beach Boys -- 25 Years Together 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Alice in Wonderland 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Arthur Hailey's "Strong Medicine" 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

George Burns Comedy Week 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Yearbook: Class of 1967 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Vamping 1984 (Movie)

Harry Baranski (Actor)

Enola Gay 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars VI 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars III 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Man From Atlantis 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Hurricane 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

14 Going on 30 (TV Show)

Actor

Children of the Bride (TV Show)

Actor

Cry For the Strangers (TV Show)

Actor

Dallas: War of the Ewings (TV Show)

Actor

Desolation Canyon (TV Show)

Actor

Love Takes Wing (TV Show)

Actor

The Man From Atlantis (TV Show)

Actor

Too Good to Be True (Movie)

(Actor)

Unholy Matrimony (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Vamping 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

Nash Bridges 1977 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

A throwback to the stalwart, ramrod straight and dependable leading men of Hollywood's Golden Age, Patrick Duffy rose to fame as Bobby Ewing, the "good son" of the Texas oil clan on "Dallas" (CBS, 1978-1991) after a decade of largely anonymous work on television. Duffy's kindly Bobby ran in direct opposition to his scheming brother J.R. (Larry Hagman), which fueled much of the duplicitous backbiting that gave the show its lifeblood. He was also at the center of the program's sudsiest romance between Bobby and wife Pamela (Victoria Principal). Both factors contributed to Duffy's considerable popularity among viewers, who were shocked by his decision to leave the show in 1984; his return the following year resulted in one of the most jaw-dropping storylines in television history. Post-"Dallas," Duffy starred in the popular but lightweight sitcom "Step By Step" (ABC/CBS, 1991-98) and logged time on the daytime soap "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS, 1987- ). After serving as producer on two "Dallas" reunion TV movies, the actor returned as Bobby for the series reboot of "Dallas" (TNT, 2012- ), one of cable's biggest hits of the season. Knowing full well that he would forever be the saintly son of the Ewing clan in the public's eye, Duffy graciously continued to give viewers what they wanted.

Relationships

Carlyn Duffy

Wife
former ballerina with New York's First Chamber Dance Company married in 1974

Terrence Duffy

Father

Marie Duffy

Mother

Connor Duffy

Son
born c. 1980

Padraic Duffy

Son
born c. 1975

EDUCATION

University of Washington

Seattle , Washington
one of 12 people accepted into the Professional Actors Training Program at the University of Washington

Milestones

2012

Reprised Bobby Ewing role on the TNT reboot of "Dallas" alongside original co-stars Larry Hagman and Linda Gray

2006

Joined the cast of daytime series "The Bold and the Beautiful" as Stephen Logan (CBS)

2004

Cast as a marriage counselor who falls for Reba (Reba McEntire) on The WB comedy "Reba"

2003

Guest starred on the CBS drama "Touched by an Angel"

2000

Made London stage debut in "Art"

2000

Co-starred with Edward Asner in the comedy "Perfect Game"

1998

Starred as Bobby Ewing in the TV movie "Dallas: War of the Ewings" (CBS)

1996

Reprised the role of Bobby Ewing for the TV reunion "Dallas: J.R. Returns" (CBS)

1991

Played Frank Lambert opposite Suzanne Somers on the family sitcom "Step by Step" (ABC, 1991-1997; CBS, 1997-1998); directed several episodes

1991

Starred in the TV movie "Daddy" (NBC), based on the best-selling novel by Danielle Steel

1984

Starred in and co-executive produced the feature film "Vamping"

1979

Guest starred as Bobby Ewing on the CBS drama "Knots Landing"

1978

Played Bobby Ewing on the CBS primetime soap opera "Dallas"; left the series in 1985, only to return the following year

1977

Played Mark Harris, the eponymous hero of the fantasy-adventure series "Man from Atlantis" (NBC)

1974

Appeared in small roles in two ABC TV-movies, "Hurricane" (starring Larry Hagman) and "The Stranger Who Looks Like Me"

First showbiz break, a Taco Bell commercial

Raised in Seattle, WA

Bonus Trivia

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Duffy directed several episodes of his shows "Dallas" and "Step by Step."

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