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Townsend, Montana, USA
Claim to Fame
The Man From Atlantis, Dallas, Step By Step
Profile Bio Text
Patrick G. Duffy (born March 17, 1949 in Townsend, Montana) is an American television actor of Irish descent, who has appeared primarily in soap operas and television in character roles. The naturally black-haired Duffy is best known for his roles as Larry Hagman`s younger, nicer brother and partner, Bobby James Ewing, on the popular 1980s CBS soap opera, Dallas (a role he played from 1978 to 1985 and from 1986 to 1991), and as Suzanne Somers`s husband, Frank Lambert, on the long-running 1990s ABC television sitcom, Step by Step. In March 2006 Duffy began playing the role of Stephen Logan on the CBS daytime show The Bold and the Beautiful. Later that year he left the show, but returned on November 5, 2007. 1976, Duffy landed the role of Mark Harris in the short-lived television series Man from Atlantis. Following the series` cancellation, he got his big break in the role of Bobby Ewing on the TV series, Dallas, a role he played until 1991. Duffy parted amicably with the series in 1985, filming a death scene; with both the show and his career foundering, he returned in 1986 in an infamous shower scene that rendered the entire `85–`86 season "just a dream." A 2004 reunion revealed that, as a teenager, series` star Larry Hagman frequently visited Duffy`s parents; both were oblivious to this fact until Duffy auditioned for the role. Perhaps not incoincidentally, Duffy bonded strongly with Hagman throughout the show`s run, despite being 18 years his junior. During this time, he continued to hold a variety of roles in various TV specials.
At the end of Dallas` run in 1991, Duffy switched to another popular television role, as the head of the Lambert family (alongside TV wife Suzanne Somers) on the family sitcom, Step by Step, a role which ran until the show`s cancellation in 1998. He also directed 49 episodes, starting with "Boys Will Be Boys", which premiered on December 4th, 1992. During that time, he was also reunited with longtime best friend Larry Hagman in the Dallas reunion movies J.R. Returns and War of the Ewings (which he also co-produced), reprising the role of Bobby Ewing. In an interview on the UK`s Mrs. Merton chat show in the late 1990s, Duffy stated that he and Larry Hagman were planning one more Dallas TV movie, but this project has thus far failed to materialise—possibly due to the disappointing ratings of the previous movie. Duffy continues to act in the occasional guest or voice acting appearance, including the shows Family Guy (in which he appeared in a live action scene with Victoria Principal as they spoofed the infamous Dallas shower scene), as well as Justice League and Touched by an Angel.
Couple Profile Source
Cascade High School, Everett, WA (1967)
University of Washington, Seattle, WA (1971)
www.nndb.com/people/941/000024869/, www.imdb.com/name/nm0001155/bio, patrickduffy.org
Full Name at Birth
Patrick George Duffy
Actor/Actress, Director, Producer
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Padraic Duffy (son) (writer), Conor Duffy (son) (actor)
Patrick Duffy (born March 17, 1949) is an American actor of stage, television and film. He is best known for his role on the CBS soap opera Dallas, where he played Bobby Ewing from 1978 to 1985 and from 1986 to 1991. Duffy returned to reprise his role as Bobby in a continuation of Dallas currently airing on TNT. He is also well known for his role on the ABC sitcom Step by Step as Frank Lambert, the husband of Carol Lambert (Suzanne Somers) from 1991 to 1998.
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