• Don Swayze is an American actor, best known for his recurring roles in "Carnivàle", "True Blood" and "The Young and the Restless"
• He is the brother of three-time Golden Globe nominated actor Patrick Swayze
• Don studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles, California and began his career in 1984
• He is an avid lover of extreme sports such as skydiving and mountain bike cross racing
• Don Swayze has a net worth of $5 million, earned through his successful on-camera acting career

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Short Info

Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthAugust 10, 1958
SpouseCharlene Lindstrom, Marcia Swayze
FactSon of choreographer Patsy Swayze.

Who is Don Swayze?

Don Swayze is an American actor, who is probably best known for starring in the recurring roles of Tattooed Man in the TV series ” Carnivàle”, Gus in “True Blood” and Shaw Roberts in “The Young and the Restless”. More recently, he is recognized for portraying the character of Angie D. in the TV series “Sons of Thunder”.

Early Life, Family and Siblings

Donald Carl ‘Don’ Swayze was born under the zodiac sign of Leo on the 10th August 1958, in Houston, Texas, themiddle of five children to a choreographer and dance instructor Patsy Swayze, and engineering draftsman Jesse Wayne Swayze.

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He is of American nationality and white ethnicity, and has some English descent through his father’s ancestors. Don’s older siblings are sister Vickie Lynn and the three-time Golden Globe-nominated American actor Patrick Swayze, while his younger siblings are brother Sean Kyle and sister Bora Song ‘Bambi’ Swayze.

Don studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles, California.

Brother Patrick Swayze

Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on the 18th August 1952, in Houston, Texas. After completing his elementary education at Oak Forest Elementary School and secondary education at Waltrip High School, he went to San Jacinto College Central.

In 1972 he enrolled at The Harkness Ballet Company in New York City, then began his career as a dancer with the Disney Theatrical Group, before diving into the world of acting in 1979. To greater prominence Patrick came in 1983 when he appeared in the TV series “Renegades”, however, his real breakthrough came in 1987 when he starred as Johnny Castle in the Oscar-winning movie “Dirty Dancing”, a performance which earned him a nomination for a prestigious Golden Globe award.

In 1990 he starred in the two-time Oscar winning movie “Ghost”, which brought him another Golden Globe nomination, and by the end of the 1990s, Patrick had appeared in a variety of major roles in movies such as “Point Break”, “The Player” and “To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar” for which he was honored with another Golden Globe nomination.

He also starred in films “Donnie Darko”, “One Last Dance” and “11:14”, before appearing in the TV series “The Beast” in 2009.

In 1996 he was ‘immortalized’ with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Patrick Swayze passed away at the age of 57 on the 14th September 2009, due to pancreatic cancer.

Acting Career

Don began his career in 1984, with a brief appearance in the TV movie “I Married a Centerfold”. In the course of the next couple of years, he honed his skills through a streak of supporting roles, primarily in TV series and TV movies, including “Prince of Bel Air”, “Tall Tales & Legends”, “The Fall Guy” and “L.A. Law”.

His debut big screen appearance occurred in 1987 with the movie “Shy People”, then in 1989 he starred in the Sci-Fi action movie “Driving Force”, which was followed by movies “Trapper County War”, “Edge of Honor” and “Payback”. Between 1991 and 1993 Don appeared in a couple of episodes of the “Murder, She Wrote” TV series, while in 1994 he appeared in the movie “Pontiac Moon”. In 1996 Swayze was cast for one of the leading roles in the action film “Squanderers”, before appearing in an episode of “The Magnificent Seven” TV series. In 1998 he was engaged as a stuntman for his brother Patrick in the mystery crime film “Letters from a Killer”, then in the next two years he starred as himself in The WB’s sitcom series “Movie Stars”, after which he appeared in the 2000 crime thriller movie “The Prophet’s Game”.

Don Swayze

He then went on to appear in a streak of supporting roles in television series such as “V.I.P”, “The X-Files”, “NCIS” as well as “CSI: Miami” and “Without a Trace”. To greater prominence, Don came in 2003 when he was cast for the recurring role of Tattooed Man in the five-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning fantasy mystery series “Carnivàle”.

After appearing in the horror film “The Visitation” in 2006, Swayze guest starred as a serial killer in the TV crime drama series “Criminal Minds“. Alongside Forest Whitaker, Eddie Radmayne and Jessica Biel, he appeared in the critically praised 2009 movie “Powder Blue”, then the real breakthrough in Don’s career occurred in 2010, when he landed the recurring role of Gus in the Golden Globe-winning TV fantasy series “True Blood“.

Later that year he was cast in the recurring role of Shaw Roberts in CBS TV’s critically acclaimed soap opera “The Young and the Restless”.

In 2012, Swayze appeared in leading roles of two western movies – “Heathens and Thieves”, and “Ambush at Dark Canyon”. In 2013 he starred as Tampa Tim in the television crime mystery series “The Bridge” before appearing in the 2014 horror movie “The Appearing”, and in an episode of the TV series “Sons of Anarchy”. These were followed by the horror movie “The Night Crew” in 2015, as well as the TV series’ “General Hospital”, “Trucker’s War” and “Deckers”.

In 2017 he voice acted as his brother Patrick Swayze in an episode of the nine-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning TV animated series “Family Guy”, then in 2019 appeared in the thriller film “Beneath the Leaves”, while his most recent acting engagement is starring in the recurring role of Angie D. in CBS TV’s series “Sons of Thunder”.

Apart from all these on-camera acting credits already mentioned above, Don has added several theatrical appearances to his professional portfolio. In 2001, he starred as Pedro in the musical stage play “Man of La Mancha”. Additionally, he starred in the comedy “Lone Star”, while in 2011 he portrayed the US Army Vietnam war veteran in the stageplay “Jane Fonda: In the Court of Public Opinion”.

Personal Life

Don has married twice – between 1985 and 1993 he was married to retired American model and actress Marcia Rose Goebel, with whom he has a daughter born in 1988, and named Danielle. Since July 2014, he has been married to Charlene.

Swayze sports a toned body, and is standing 6ft (1.84m) tall.

Apart from acting, he is known as an avid lover of extreme sports such as skydiving and mountain bike cross racing.

Net Worth

It’s estimated by authoritative sources that the total of Don Swayze’s net worth, as of mid-2020, revolves around an impressive sum of $5 million. It has all been earned through his prosperous on-camera acting career, that has been active since mid-1980s, and during which he’s appeared in more than 100 motion pictures.

General Info

Full NameDon Swayze
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthAugust 10, 1958
Height1.84 m
ProfessionStunt Performer
EducationBeverly Hills Playhouse Acting School


SpouseCharlene Lindstrom, Marcia Swayze
ChildrenDanielle Swayze
ParentsJesse Wayne Swayze, Patsy Yvonne Helen Swayze
SiblingsPatrick Swayze, Sean Kyle Swayze, Bambi Swayze, Vickie Lynn Swayze


MoviesThe Appearing, Heathens and Thieves, Death Ring, Driving Force, Digital Man, Powder Blue, High Lonesome, Eye of the Stranger, Edge of Honor, Forced to Kill, Squanderers, Pontiac Moon, Ambush at Dark Canyon, Alamo: The Price of Freedom, The Tracker, Evasive Action, Prince of Bel Air, Lady Jayne: Kill...
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1Together with his sister-in-law Lisa Niemi, he looked after his ailing brother Patrick Swayze and was at his bedside when he took his last breath after a long battle with cancer.
2Has a daughter named Danielle (b. April 8th 1988).
3Son of choreographer Patsy Swayze.
4Studies acting with Milton Katselas at The Beverly Hills Playhouse.
5Younger brother of Patrick Swayze, and brother-in-law of actress Lisa Niemi.



Beneath the Leavespost-productionWhitley Senior
Fragments from Olympus: The Vision of Nikola Teslaannounced
Holy MasqueradeannouncedMark
Tucker's War2017TV SeriesCharlie Caleb Carson
General Hospital2017TV SeriesBuzz
Longmire2016TV SeriesJim Mackey
The Night Crew2015Big Willy
Nellie2014/IIShortMr. Townsend
Sons of Anarchy2014TV SeriesCarl Egan
Blood Type2014TV Mini-SeriesJames Ryder
The Appearing2014Sheriff Hendricks
Iniquitous2014ShortJohn Duncan
The Bridge2013TV SeriesTampa Tim
Hawaii Five-02013TV SeriesLloyd Grimes
Southland2013TV SeriesGus Jameson
Ambush at Dark Canyon2012Chale Lord
Heathens and Thieves2012Sherman
Lizzie2012Daniel Allen
Wilfred2012TV SeriesShady Guy
Miss Feet2011ShortJesus
Days of Our Lives1983-2011TV SeriesPawn Broker / Rip
Passenger2010TV SeriesKylek
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia2010TV SeriesRay
The Young and the Restless2010TV SeriesShaw Roberts
True Blood2010TV SeriesGus
Powder Blue2009Bouncer
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2008TV SeriesDave Bohr
Prairie Fever2008VideoJames
The Colony2007/IIShortState Dept. Official #1
Cold Case2007TV SeriesGrant Hall - 2007
Criminal Minds2007TV SeriesCharles Hankel
Mystery Woman: In the Shadows2007TV MovieBishop
Shark2006TV SeriesBeau Dawkins
My Name Is Earl2006TV SeriesBail Bonds Man
Love, Inc.2006TV SeriesTroy
The Visitation2006Abe
The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold2006VideoObnoxious Guy
Without a Trace2005TV SeriesRandy Stone
Charmed2005TV SeriesLucius
Carniv2003-2005TV SeriesTattooed Man
CSI: Miami2005TV SeriesNorm Buford
NCIS2004TV SeriesLogan Clay
Knuckle Sandwich2004Larry
Karen Sisco2004TV SeriesJackie
The Division2001-2004TV SeriesGary Gold / Elvin 'Tupelo' Seaforth
Tremors2003TV SeriesOrville James
V.I.P.2000-2002TV SeriesMerrick
The X-Files2002TV SeriesTerry Pruit
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction2000TV SeriesWilliam Pope
Movie Stars1999-2000TV SeriesDon Swayze
The Prophet's Game2000Joseph Highsmith
Evasive Action1998Ian Kellen
Profiler1998TV SeriesGelb
The Magnificent Seven1998TV SeriesGage Lawless
Land's End1995TV SeriesThomas Dwayne Boller
Walker, Texas Ranger1995TV SeriesHarry Peterson
Digital Man1995Billy
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1995TV SeriesJesse James
NYPD Blue1995TV SeriesAlex
A Father for Charlie1995TV MovieReuben Cantwell
Pontiac Moon1994Local
The Other Man1994Curran
Forced to Kill1994Dwayne
Broken Trust1993Sgt. Barnes
Beach Babes from Beyond1993Gork
Beyond Suspicion1993TV MovieDuke
Murder, She Wrote1991-1993TV SeriesGus Tardio / Edge Potter
Renegade1993TV SeriesJohn Poe / T-Bone
Eye of the Stranger1993Rudy
Body of Influence1993VideoBiker
Death Ring1992VideoJohn Blackwell
Columbo1992TV SeriesAlbert Wagner
The New Adam-121991TV SeriesDon
Edge of Honor1991Ritchie
Dragnet1991TV SeriesPete Brown
The World According to Straw1990TV MovieAbalone
Trapper County War1989Walt Luddigger
Hunter1989TV SeriesLyle
Driving Force1989Nelson
Matlock1989TV SeriesTommy Jenks
Guns of Paradise1989TV SeriesLangston
Alamo: The Price of Freedom1988ShortJames Bonham
The Tracker1988TV MovieBrewer
Death Blow: A Cry for Justice1987Andy
Shy People1987Mark
L.A. Law1986TV SeriesWilliam Dollar
1st & Ten: The Championship1986TV SeriesClay Daniels
The Fall Guy1986TV SeriesStretch
Tall Tales & Legends1986TV SeriesGroom
Prince of Bel Air1986TV MovieDarryl
J.O.E. and the Colonel1985TV MovieMax Carney
Street Hawk1985TV SeriesPug
I Married a Centerfold1984TV MovieActor #2


Letters from a Killer1998stunt player
Most Wanted1997stunts
Drop Zone1994skydiving stunt performer


Miss Feet2011Short special thanks
Hans, Lee & Papa Schultz2011Short special thanks


The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1994TV SeriesBiker
Matlock1991TV SeriesTommy Jenks

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