Patrick Duffy was born on 17 March 1949, in Townsend, Montana USA, and is an actor, best known for being part of the television show “Dallas” as Bobby Ewing. He reprised his role in the continuation of the show in 2012, and also appeared in “The Bold and the Beautiful”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Patrick Duffy? As of mid-2016, authoritative sources estimate a net worth that is at $14 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actor. He reportedly earns around $50,000 per episode for most shows that he appears in. He’s also been involved in numerous films, and all of these ensured the position of his wealth.
Patrick Duffy Net Worth $14 million
Patrick attended Cascade High School and during his time there became part of the Drama Club. After matriculating, he attended the University of Washington and graduated in 1971 with a degree in drama. Due to his vocal cords being ruptured during his senior year, he became an actor-in-residence, helping various orchestra, opera, and ballet companies in Washington; he also taught classes during this time. He then found opportunities to act in a few productions in New York, before deciding to move to Los Angeles, where he worked as a driver before finally landing his first television role.
In 1976, Duffy was in the short-lived “Man of Atlantis”, and it wasn’t until two years later that he found his big break in the worldwide hit “Dallas”. His character was killed off in 1985, but returned the following season rendering his death as just a dream. He was eventually in “Dallas” for 13 years, even directing several episodes as well. Afterwards, he appeared in a few episodes of the spin-off “Knots Landing”. In 1991, he was cast in the sitcom “Step by Step” alongside Suzanne Somers, which would run until 1998, and he then appeared in “Dallas” reunion television films entitled “J.R. Returns” and “War of the Ewings”. He also made an appearance in the television special “Dallas Reunion: Return to Southfork” in 2004. Aside from these, Patrick did voice work in “Family Guy”, and “Justice League”. He also had a recurring role in “The Bold and the Beautiful” and would go on to host “Bingo America” for a short period. In 2012, he returned as Bobby Ewing in the remake “Dallas” which lasted until 2014. One of his latest works is the experimental documentary “Hotel Dallas”.
For his personal life, it is known that Patrick married professional ballerina Carlyn Rosser who is 10 years older than him, in 1974 with a Buddhist ceremony, and they have two sons. They currently reside in Eagle Point, Oregon. Duffy is also known to be a collector of children’s books, and antique dolls, and practices Nichiren Buddhism. Aside from this, Patrick’s parents were murdered by two men during an armed robbery in the tavern that his parents owned. The two men were sentenced to 75 years in prison, though one was released in 2007 after the other admitted that he was the sole gunman.
When Duffy was a kid, his future wife's (Carolyn Rosser) father used to work with Barbara Bel Geddes, in her first Broadway play, 'The Moon is Blue,' years before he got the role on Dallas (1978) as her youngest son.
Patrick's nephew is San Francisco Giant's Cy Young winning pitcher Barry Zito. Patrick's wife is the sister of Barry's mother.
Plays the piano.
On November 18, 1986, teenagers Kenneth Miller and Sean Wentz murdered Patrick's parents, Terrence and Marie Duffy, during a robbery at the couple's Boulder Bar in Montana. Wentz and Miller each named the other as the one who fired the shots that killed the Duffys, but both men were convicted of double murder and were each sentenced to 180 years in prison. Later, Wentz recanted his testimony and told prosecutors he was the one who murdered the couple, but Miller's November 2000 appeal of clemency was denied.
His last name means "black" in Irish, probably referring to black hair.
Son, Conor Duffy, graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle in June 2001 with a degree in Drama.
He and his wife first met on a bus.
Wears a medical alert bracelet on his right wrist to draw attention to his potentially fatal penicillin allergy.
Earned $75,000 per episode of Dallas (1978), plus $1 million signing bonus (1986-1991).
Dallas (1978) producer Leonard Katzman hired a non-Dallas (1978) crew to film what the crew believed to be an Irish Spring commercial with Patrick Duffy. The crew spent hours filming the commercial, which was then superimposed into a scene from Dallas (1978). The result is the famous shower scene where Duffy's character, "Bobby Ewing", returns from the dead and says "Good Morning" to his TV wife, played by Victoria Principal. Principal did not know that Duffy was returning to the show until she saw that cliffhanger on TV, and then phoned Duffy.
Patrick's wife is the one who suggested the "dream season" to explain Bobby Ewing's return from the dead on Dallas (1978).
Graduated from Cascade High School in Everett, Washington in 1967.
Loves golf and has played in celebrity tournaments.
In 22 years in show business, he's only been out of work a total of 3 weeks (as of January 2000).
He attended the University of Washington, Seattle, where he was an actor-in-residence in UW's theatre program.
Named 1 of the 100 Alumni of the Century by the University of Washington.
Thick, gravelly voice.
Very muscular physique.
Patrick always plays the good guy
[on Hotel Dallas (2016)] For years, Larry Hagman would tell me how he took personal credit for defeating communism [in Romania]. I used to take that with a grain of salt, but over the years, I had the strangest series of coincidences. I was at the Washington correspondents' dinner, and the Romanian ambassador ran over to shake my hand and tell me how important Dallas (1978) was to defeating the communist regime. Then, just last June, I was in Monte Carlo with my wife and the same thing happened: The Romanian ambassador there came over, his eyes welled up with tears, and he took his pin - of the Romanian flag - and pinned it on my jacket. (...) I admit, at first I didn't understand it [the "Hotel Dallas" project]. It wasn't the kind of movie I'm used to seeing. So I showed it to my sons, who said, 'This is brilliant, you have to get involved.' 
[on Larry Hagman and the revival series] His character was such a larger-than-life-being that we still reference him on the show. And a lot of the plot devices that we're dealing with, we attribute to the character of J.R. 'Oh, my God!If it hadn't been for that, then this thing wouldn't have happened. Damn him.' But there he is. He's omnipresent and that's good. 
[on the death of Larry Hagman] These two are two of my closest friends, and I actually knew somewhere in my heart that we would never work together again because the three of us couldn't come into a scene without everybody saying, 'Oh, there's J.R., Sue Ellen and Bobby.' And that hurt me. I really wanted to work with them again. So this is the best thing that could happen in my career life.
[when co-starring in the revamp Dallas (2012) series, the show along with himself needed to go on without Barbara Bel Geddes, who died in 2005] Barbara is a big piece of our history, and it's important to me to honor her. To come back with Linda Gray as Sue Ellen and Larry [Larry Hagman] in his J.R. hat, and then see the words 'Ellie Southworth Ewing Farlow' on the gravestone made me think, 'Oh, that's right -- she's gone.' It was hard to get through the dialogue.
[along with Jim Davis, he said his deceased co-star Barbara Bel Geddes will be together on an elegant painting portrait of his TV parents]: That painting is actually alive and gives me a nice feeling that they're always there. Through the whole first season, I don't think an episode goes by that Mama is not mentioned in reference to Southfork and the land.
[on the death of Barbara Bel Geddes]: On Dallas, she made 'Mama,' more than just a character phrase.
[on his on- and off-screen chemistry with Barbara Bel Geddes, who played Miss Ellie Ewing]: Oh, the best. First of all, I have a great history with Barbara by virtue of my wife. My wife's father worked with Barbara's father. He was a very famous American architect, Norman Bel Geddes in New York. My wife saw Barbara Bel Geddes in her first Broadway play, when she played in The Moon is Blue, which was a sin: S.I.N sational play because the word virgin was used for the first time on stage which you know, caused a fury in this country. So by the time I got on the soundstage for the first time with Barbara, I had all this common ground that we could discuss and she's the great American film star. She's right up there with Julie Harris and people like that. She added a weight to the show, an anchor that essentially everything pivoted around. It was a patriarchal show that we all tried to please Daddy, but in terms of Daddy trying to please Momma. So, if you look at it, it was Barbara's show and working with her all those years was brilliant.
[on Barbara Bel Geddes] When Barbara joined the cast of Dallas (1978), as Miss Ellie, I considered her to be like Helen Hayes, Katherine Cornell, and Ethel Barrymore - a real 'name' in American theater. But you'd never have known it. She exhibited no large ego because of her history. She'd schlepp in and drop your jaw with every performance - whether it was drinking a cup of coffee, having a mastectomy, or losing Jock Ewing. It was remarkable, her ordinariness despite that pedigree. We called Barbara 'BBG' on the set. She was the mama figure. Larry Hagman was obviously the prow of the boat, but he couldn't have functioned without a strong mother, and I don't think there's been a mother like her on dramatic television since then. People related to her because she was the epitome of compassion despite her own pain. Off-screen, she was a pistol. She cussed like a mule skinner, and she really liked to have her drinks. But she also had an endless capacity to include everybody that she loved, and that was the entire cast.
[on Larry Hagman] Larry was the ringleader, who started the family feeling in the cast from the very first day of the reading. It was sort of like, 'Follow the Pied Piper,' Follow the corks! But it was that kind of thing. We'd all gather after every shot in Larry's little converted bread van and have this best time and it never ended for 13 years.
[on his on- and off-screen relationship with Larry Hagman, who played JR Ewing]: I think it literally changed when Larry Hagman walked into the first scene he was in. He had whatever it was that JR needed to be the instigator in a show that was sorely sorely missing that. I don't know when we realized it but I know that's when it happened. You couldn't take your eyes off Hagman in any scene he was in. Someone like Leonard Katzman who had been in the business as long as he had recognized that stroke of fortune and luck. It's like having Henry Winkler as the Fonz, it was never intended that Henry Winkler was going to be the keystone of Happy Days, it was going to be Ron Howard - the boy next door. Our show would never have gone beyond three or four years if it had been just a love story of Bobby and Pam. That's why Larry Hagman is the dearest friend I have in the world for the past thirty years. Because I have nothing but 100% appreciation and love for not only him as a person but for what he did that created the rest of my life.
[on being born on St. Patrick's Day]: Good luck happens to people who work hard for it. Sometimes people just fall into the honey pot, but I've consistently strived to create whatever good fortune I can get in my life - and consistently strive just as hard not to screw it up once I have it! It's great to be able to do shows like Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door, which I think is entirely too long of a title.
With a new house, you can pick everything. It's the ability to create what you have in your mind as the perfect house.
I miss regular television. I miss the work ethic of those 5 day a week things. So, eventually, I'd like to get back to that. 
[when asked if he would write his autobiography] No. I lead a normal life and I don't assume there is anything I can impart to people. The only reason to write a book would be to make money, and I don't want to do that. To write a book would be going against how I've lived.
I'm one of the lucky actors in television. I don't make a lot of big waves, but there's constant activity, and that's the way I prefer to live my life.