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Name: Patrick J.P. Duffy  
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Date of Birth: 30th September 1987
Place of Birth: USA
Profession: Actor
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Patrick Duffy is also the name of a UK politician and a game developer

Patrick Duffy (born March 17, 1949 in Townsend, Montana) is an American television actor. Duffy is best known as Bobby Ewing on the television series Dallas and as Frank Lambert on the television sitcom, Step by Step.

In 1976, Duffy got the role of Mark Harris in the television series The Man from Atlantis. Two years later, he got his big break in the role of Bobby Ewing on the TV series, Dallas, a role he played until 1991 (except for his notorious one-year absence from 1985 to 1986 that culminated in the surprise season finale where Duffy mysteriously reappeared in his wife Pam Ewing's shower; she had dreamed up his writing-off and the season after his "death"). During this time, he continued to hold a variety of roles in various TV specials.

Patrick Duffy on Dallas

On November 18, 1986, Duffy's parents, Terrence and Marie Duffy, were murdered by Kenneth Miller and Sean Wentz during the robbery of a Montana bar owned by Duffy's parents. Wentz and Miller, who were teenagers at the time, were convicted of the murders and sentenced to 180 years in prison. At the time, Duffy was criticized in the press for his seeming lack of sadness and grief over the deaths, but Duffy countered that his Buddhist beliefs (he converted from Roman Catholicism) meant that he believed they had moved on to a better place.

Duffy on Dallas

By 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. Duffy continues to act in the occasional guest or voice acting appearance, including the shows Family Guy (in which he appeared once, in person, as Bobby Ewing with Victoria Principal's Pam), Justice League and Touched by an Angel. Duffy is married to Carlyn Duffy, and has two sons, Padraic and Conor, and the family has homes in Los Angeles and Oregon.

He is an active Buddhist.

Patrick Duffy, Internet Meme

Patrick Duffy's floating head attacking James Bond

An internet meme that originated at Something Awful is Patrick Duffy's head causing destruction and mayhem. The Photoshopped images and animations show him shooting laser beams from his eyes. This trend originated with a topic titled "Patrick Duffy's Disembodied Levitating Laser-Shooting Head WREAKING HAVOC." Many of the animations from this topic can now be found at YTMND.

External Links

  • Patrick Duffy at the Internet Movie Database
  • Patrick Duffy's floating head at YTMND

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