― Patrick Swayze would have turned 60 today had he lived. ∙ Swayze was born in Texas in 1952. ∙ Forever etched in our minds as Johnny Castle, Patrick Swayze made us laugh, cry, and left us in wonder at his ability to entertain us with dance. ∙ Born to a dancer, he was a high school athlete, dancer, actor, and super-star. ∙ Gone [...] .