Called 'King of the Sleepers" for a brief period, after the unexpected success of Dirty Dancing (1987) and Ghost (1990).
Stayed at the historic Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, while filming Tall Tale (1995). His picture and autograph hang in the main lobby.
Was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2008 after falling ill in the previous month.
Release of his memoir, "The Time of My Life" by Patrick with Lisa Niemi. [September 2009]
Was considered for the role of Howard Saint in The Punisher (2004).