Patrick Duffy Net Worth

Net Worth:$30 Million
Date of Birth: March 17, 1949 (74 years old)
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.87 m)
Profession:Actor, Television Director
Nationality:United States of America

What is Patrick Duffy’s Net Worth?

Patrick Duffy is an American actor who has a net worth of $30 million. Patrick Duffy is arguably best recognized for his part as Bobby Ewing in the original, long-running CBS primetime soap opera “Dallas,” which started in the late ’70s (and again in the new version of the show on TNT in 2012).

Together with Suzanne Somers, he co-starred as Frank Lambert in the 1990s sitcom “Step By Step,” which aired 160 episodes from 1991 to 1997. Also, Patrick oversaw the direction of 49 “Step by Step” episodes.


Patrick Duffy was born May 17, 1949, in Townsend, Montana. Duffy attended Cascade High School in Everett, Washington, after the family relocated there. Duffy was a member of the Drama and Pep Clubs when he was a teenager.

He earned his degree in theatre from the University of Washington in 1971, along with credits in theater arts that qualified him to teach. Duffy worked as an interpreter for ballet, opera, and orchestra organizations in the Washington area while simultaneously teaching mime and dance classes during his final year of college. He also had a vocal cord injury.

Career Beginnings

Early in the 1970s, Duffy immigrated to Los Angeles, California, where he struggled for several years to break into the acting world. His major break came in 1976 when he earned the lead part in the science fiction series “Man From Atlantis,” following minor roles in a couple of TV movies and an episode of “Switch.”

Duffy portrayed Mark Harris, a member of the Atlantean race who was found comatose on a beach by a scientist, in the television series.

Mark Harris was from the long-lost continent of Atlantis. Harris had webbed hands and feet and could only stay out of the water for a short period of time while appearing to be human. From the fall of 1977 through the spring of 1978, the program only aired for one season.


Even though “Dallas” wasn’t an instant hit, his next part would end up defining his career. Despite the show’s eventual, almost cult success, Duffy got bored with portraying the nice guy and departed the series in 1985 in search of parts that required more risk-taking behavior.

In the show, he was “killed off.” Dallas’ ratings plummeted after Duffy left, and in 1986, Duffy was persuaded to come back and play Bobby Ewing, the nice guy, on the program.

The writers of the program provided an explanation for Ewing’s disappearance in the form of a now-famous shower scene in which he resurfaced and said that his death had been “just a dream.”

Although not everyone liked this strategy, it has now become a significant part of television history (much like the cliffhanger “Who Shot J.R.” will always be remembered in the Dallas legacy).

When Terence and Babe Duffy were murdered during a robbery attempt at their pub in Boulder, Montana, not long after they returned to “Dallas,” Duffy experienced a terrible personal loss. The series was momentarily put on hold as a sign of respect for Duffy and his tremendous loss.

Duffy stayed with “Dallas” until its end in 1991. In addition, from 1979 through 1982, Duffy had multiple appearances in “Knots Landing,” the “Dallas” spinoff. Duffy directed multiple episodes of the television show Dallas throughout its 13 years on the air.

Duffy made two Dallas reunion films in the 1990s: “War of Wings” in 1998 and “J.R. Returns” in 1996. The two films were also co-produced by him. The “Dallas” actors reunited in 2004 for the non-fiction TV special “Dallas Reunion: Return to Southfork.”

Duffy joined the Dallas series relaunch in 2012 along with other members of the original cast, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman. Regrettably, complications from his disease led to Larry Hagman’s passing in November 2012. Duffy took part in the 2016 release of artist team Ungur & Huang’s experimental documentary “Hotel Dallas.”

In the film, which had its world premiere at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival, he portrayed an absurd Bobby Ewing duplicate. In the meantime, Duffy was also attempting to make it as a singer. In 1983, his duet with French singer Mireille Mathieu, “Together We’re Strong,” became a smash in Europe. In the Netherlands, their song in April 1983 peaked at No. 5.

Other Ventures

Duffy continued to perform as a guest star or voice actor on occasion, including roles in the television programs “Family Guy,” “Justice League,” and “Touched by an Angel.” Also, he appeared in other TV movies, such as “Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door” and “Desolation Canyon.”

In 2006, Duffy debuted as Stephen Logan, a recurrent character in the serial opera “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Duffy served as the host of the GSN game show “Bingo America” in the spring of 2008.

Real Estate

Patrick and Carlyn lived in Tarzana, California, for more than two decades. In 1999, they listed the $2 million, 1.5-acre property for sale. To Jonathan Davis, the lead vocalist of the rock band Korn, they paid $1.5 million when they sold the house in 2000. For a bit less than $2.1 million, Davis sold the house in 2004.

Patrick and Carlyn bought a home in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, after selling their Tarzana property to establish a presence in Southern California.


Sadly, two adolescents named Kenneth Miller and Sean Wentz murdered Duffy’s parents in November 1986 during an armed robbery at a bar the parents ran. The teenagers were found guilty of murder and given a 75-year prison term. In December 2007, Miller received a parole release, and in 2015, Sean Wentz received a parole release.

In February 1974, Patrick Duffy wed Carlyn Rosser, a trained ballerina. Padraic Terence Duffy (born in 1974) and Conor Frederick Duffy, their boys, lived with them in Eagle Point, Oregon (b. 1979.) They stayed together till Carlyn passed away in January 2017.

He revealed that he still considers his late wife to be “married” to him in an interview from April 2020. After the traumatic passing of his parents in 1986, she supported and assisted him in making the conversion to Buddhism. Joseph Zito, a musician, was the husband of Roberta Rosser, Carlyn Rosser’s sister.

Barry was the couple’s first child, born in May 1978 to Roberta and Joe. Future major league baseball pitcher Barry Zito would go on to have a very successful career. Patrick and Linda Purl are an on-again, off-again couple.

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