Patrick Duffy is an American actor who has been working in the entertainment industry since 1974. His tremendous worldwide audience appeal has been gained through three highly successful series. Starting with Man From Atlantis (1977-1978), then his thirteen years starring as Bobby Ewing on Dallas (1978-1991), and finally in seven seasons of the popular half-hour situation comedy Step by Step (1991-1998), Patrick has consistently been an audience favorite.
All three series were not only hugely successful in the U.S., but have become benchmark programs all over the world. Man From Atlantis captured its place in history when it became the first American television series program to be aired in China.
Born in 1949, Patrick was raised in a small town of 600 people in Montana and moved to Seattle in 1961. He began the Professional Actors Training Program at the University of Washington under RAD and Old Vic Alumnus William Duncan Ross and Canadian theatre and movement teacher Arnie Zaslov. This was the first undergraduate professional school for actors in a major U.S. university. Over 1,200 people auditioned for this 'second year' of the program and Patrick was one of 12 selected. The four-year program trained the actors in works from medieval morality play to the modern works, with the obvious emphasis on Shakespeare through Mr. Ross and theatre and movement with Mr. Zaslov.
Upon graduation, Patrick was hired as Artist-in-Residence for the state of Washington where he performed with symphonies, opera, and ballet companies. It was at this time he met and fell in love with his wife, Carlyn, a ballet dancer with the First Chamber Dance Company of New York. Patrick was narrating their performances on their U.S. tour.
At his wife's urging, Patrick left the northwest to try his hand on the New York stages. After performing in an Off-Broadway production of William Inge's play Natural Affection Patrick's agent suggested he move to Los Angeles. Before he appeared in television or films he performed for a season with the Old Globe Shakespeare Co. in San Diego. Patrick then returned to Los Angeles and guest-starred with Julie Harris in The Last of Mrs. Lincoln for PBS. In 1976 he was cast as Mark Harris in Man From Atlantis. One week after that show was canceled he was cast in Dallas.
Between the beginning of Man From Atlantis and the ending of Step by Step Patrick was only out of work for a total of three weeks. Since beginning his TV career he has starred in well over a dozen movies for television and countless specials. While on Dallas he began his directing career by directing 30 episodes of that series and 49 of Step by Step. He and his good friend Larry Hagman co-produced the final television movie of Dallas. In March of 2000 he made his London West-End debut in Yasmina Reza's ART and has since returned for a season of the U.K.'s traditional PANTO.
From 2006 to 2011, Duffy played the role of Stephen Long in the CBS soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. He also returned to his role as Bobby Ewing in the Dallas reprise from 2012 to 2014. has guest starred on various television shows including Recently Patrick launched the new Bingo in America, and also starred for two years as Stephan Logan on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful.
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